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The reason I ask is because my educated friends that I go to find out why what I've made works all told me that I couldn't do the double helix with what I had at hand.
One of the problems with education that I've found is educators. It's sad that they're the ones watching the gates of formal education. Their limits are supposed to be ours. And the reason they have limits is because that's what they've always studied.
Hey Harv, that double helix thingy is my favorite thing you've come up with.
It took MS a couple of tries to get me the right number for you. Make sure you give him a hard for it. I'll give you a call tomorrow if you are going to be around.
That will work Gary.
The next time you're in Plano at our friend's place check out the retaining system on the Plano Paper Sack Problem Solver. That's one of my favoritest things that I've lucked onto. Mostly because it works and I got to explain to some engineers that it was all about the angle of the dangle. I was treated like a smart butt until one of them said after they'd played with it a bit, "he's right. It is all about the angle of the dangle."
if you would like to know how to lay out a helix; look into screw thread development. machinery's handbook is a good source. i am going to paste a link to the solution for a helix. look at it and try to think of the potential applications. this stuff has been around for a long time.
in previous post i pasted a link for development of a screw thread; i just pulled up the first thing i found, i have no scanner at the moment. then i noticed a dimension is missing. to solve for c. the base line, you need the diameter of the cylinder. D. then, it's pi x dia = C. then use pythagorean theorem to solve for hypotenuse. this would be length of spiral.
fabrication procedure is up to you depending on job. i like this though i pulled it up on youtube.
broccoli1, of course i get it. it was the delivery that cracked me up. i have a position in a publicly traded company called Genentech. look them up on the nyse, the symbol is DNA. no point in going any further with this thread.
well then maybe the sideboom operator should have responded instead of you.
another "reggie in wolf's clothing."
Nope.... Not Reggie.
He is his own personl, just as I am my own person. Try to keep it straight Brainiac.
Sideboom operator uses same principle I do - Multiple bends over a given distance, then go back over it again to tighten up the radius.
No Condescending, Holier Than Thou Mouthpiece flapping his lips until he wakes up spitting out his chicklets...
Just taking the task in placed in front of you and doing it.
Real World. Real Time.
Now, this being the internet, and you being a self apponted Internet Welding Gawd... You may conduct yourself as you wish. You have already proven that you are a jerk-off, and a bit of an idiot, but that is up to you....
Most people that try to come across as Highly Intellectual, end up being clueless and arrogant. You are no different.
I wish you the best of luck on your project Gary, whichever method you choose.
The video that the mouthpiece linked to is very, very neat to watch.
I especially like how they use a hydraulic ram and two dies (also known as a tubing bender or slip rolls depending on the shape of the dies) and add a motorized feed system (to convert the slip rolls into a proper ring roller) to produce the helix end product.
The mouthpiece "approves" the end machine that makes the end product.
A number of us proposed the intial machine, the tubing bender (or slip roll) as a solution to Gary's situation.... and we were told that we didn't KNOW what we were talking about.....