So I'm 80% through the construction and am just waiting for a new radial drill, as you do.
Work on the limitless power has reached a standstill. I just can't seem to get past weaning myself off batteries and onto fusion (or is it fission?).
The bolts are aged by sticking them in acid and peroxide and chucking in a piece of copper tubing. Jury's out as to whether I should copper plate them first and then give them an acid wash, or just throw all the chemicals and metals in together.
I consulted a man who nearly finished his chemistry PhD and he said that he hadn't done chemistry for so long that he really couldn't remember.
Following the Trophy debacle, I've been asked to make an arc reactor for a guy at work.
I'm going for the steam punk angle, but I'm a little concerned about his reaction when he learns that it can't produce limitless energy and actually runs off 4xAAs.
Never thought of making a trophy before. This was Andy's idea - stick some bike bits together as a prize for Wednesday's charity roller racing.
I say charity in the hope that Rollapaluza hasn't gone corporate and is cranking up the litigation engines as I type. We just couldn't think up another name in time and IT'S FOR THE KIDS, FOR CHRISSAKES!
(well, maybe not just for the kids, but it's for people who used to be kids)
So the essence is wood, mdf, jam jar, bolts, sprockets, chain and an old quick release spindle:
Admittedly the whole "making a trophy" thing kind of got out of hand - was always going to happen.
BTFW I'm out of the office at present, just so's you know, eh?