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  1. Rockstar, To be clear I am not trying to defend or say higher education has it right. I'm simply stating the current pedagogy. You make some very valid points and I would say the higher education bubble is coming close to bursting. There needs to be some serious changes in higher education and just like the housing market the bubble needs to burst before that will happen. Simple return on investment calculations indicate change needs to happen. Sadly, we could talk all day on tuition and fees and what changes need to be made. Exo313, You make some excellent points.
  2. Currently in higher education teaching methods have and are moving towards collaborative learning. Instructional space is changing so students can work together in collaborative work groups. The days of seating facing forward listening to an instructor at the front of a classroom is quickly coming to an end. Just like library's having books. Each generation learns differently with the adoption of different learning tools. I guess my point is that if you prefer to learn in a collaborative environment you will want to work in a collaborative environment.
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    The Diving Peregrino

    Very nice. Your attention to detail produces such an excellent result.
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    Steel and concrete anvil stand

    I like your design and execution. I really like how you can easily adjust your racks and change locations. There should be no concerns with the concrete cracking as you have designed it. I would probably not do any heavy use for about 28 - 30 days allowing for a good cure. I have installed large hammer mills to crush limestone on concrete foundations and if anyone has seen one of those run it is a loud vibrating beast. The hammer mill sits on steel plates embedded in the concrete with tons of rebar.
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    Who keeps the plans?

    As an Owner we have actually done just that. We have written into the contracts that the Architect must redesign on their dime if the project comes in over budget. We also, require the Architect to provide a detailed estimate at each design phase and we hire a 3rd party estimator to provide an estimate also and we reconcile the two estimates so everyone is on the same page. I have simplified the language but that is the gist of it.
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    Texas Heritage Bowie

    Handle turned out great. I like the end and how you did the pins to match the shape.
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    It followed me home

    I acquired a dolly like that and have found it to be very handy around the shop.
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    Kidder Forging Furnace

    If it is asbestos there are legal ways of handling it without removal which would include encapsulation with a refactory. In the States you would want to talk to someone who has been trained to handle asbestos or someone in the EPA who regulates it.
  9. Put it in a bag or rice like you do when you get your cell phone wet. It's the cure all I hear.
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    Magnetic base LEDs

    First time I actually saw one of these in person was when I found one stuck to the bottom of my car. I had some work done on my car and the mechanic must have forgotten it. I drove probably 100 miles before I found it and was completely amazed at how well it stuck to the bottom of the car. After that I had to go buy one for my self. Has become one of the handiest lights I own.
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    Made a Forge, Doesn't Work

    Sometimes failure is the first step to success.
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    beginner shop

    Erop, very nice simple design.
  13. You have a nice shop and some real nice equipment. That hammer will be a nice add. Is that a curtain you can pull down at your garage door? Cool idea.
  14. I have seen anchors get ripped out of concrete before and it is scary. How thick is your concrete floor and what size rebar is in it? Garage floors are typically 4" -6" thick and usually have wire mesh for reinforcing so it is not meant to take any tension loads. Concrete is good for compression but not so good in tension.
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    What did you do in the shop today?

    I guess that would mean you need to a stainless anvil.