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Poll #554792 Catbox

How often should you change the cat litter?

Once a month
Once a year
When the old cat dies

I think I've had close to a gallon of water to drink today. At first I was thinking it was dehydration from yesterday, but now I'm thinking more flu. And today I am sweating profusely, though in not quite so sexy a way as lucyruthe.

Soup seems okay so far.

Sadie has been very much a with-dog today. She can tell that I'm sick, and she's been being very sweet and comforting. Of course, she's probably glad that I'm home since I've been pretty much gone for the last two days, but it's still sweet.

Oooh, hey, welding stuff. alisgray reminded me of the learning-to-weld thing that so many folks seem to have an interest in. This is probably gonna end up being a bunch of smaller sessions just because of limited resources (I only have one welder and one spare viewing helmet), so there will be some flexibility, but I was thinking that this should probably be some sort of a make-your-own-thing kind of workshop. I was thinking of something fairly simple like a picture frame (a welded picture frame could look pretty cool) or a stool, but I thought I'd get some input as to what those interested parties might want to do.

Remember, if you've never welded before, it's probably not something that you want to take on as an aesthetic project or something structural or safety related. An art project could be cool.

Second is scheduling. I know Fest is here, and Burning Man is coming soon, and I am up to my cloaca in crocodiles with film stuff and house construction. By the time I get free-ish, it may need to be indoors, in my scary basement. If you are allergy-prone, it may be better to wait until spring.

I do have a project that I need to do for moi-- welding a camera dolly frame-- which I need to do soonish. I could probably have an observer or two just as an intro.

Let me know if you're interested.


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Aug. 19th, 2005 03:23 pm (UTC)
Yes please! I need to make a chimney cap!
Aug. 19th, 2005 04:08 pm (UTC)
Horkies-- that's probably not something to make out of steel. Stainless or Copper are the two materials that I've seen fairly common as well as masonry stuff, but steel would corrode before too horribly long.
Aug. 19th, 2005 10:10 pm (UTC)
Well, what would be the best way to make a chimney cap. They don't seem to have any at Home Despot that are remotely shaped like our chimney (a skinny rectangle).
Aug. 19th, 2005 10:21 pm (UTC)
I would bet that your chimney has a terra-cotta liner in it that most chimney caps are designed to fit (probably 8" square or so). Otherwise, Sheet copper soldered with silver solder would be the coolest.

We could certainly try to weld one, but it might need replacing in a few years-- maybe 15-20?


Aug. 19th, 2005 05:51 pm (UTC)
I'm interested. There's probably about a buhzillion bracket-type things I could make for my motorcycle. I'm most interested in learning to weld non-linear things, like pipes, etc.
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