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  1. #27
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    This is an interesting news article that just came out on what the Canadian Govt is planning to do when they start the refurbishment on the 100 year old center block of our Parliament building to try and prevent a major fire during the decade long project.

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/not...104205?cmp=rss

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    Notre Dame has been rebuilt before - and sometimes with the intent to change it. I doubt that this time will be any different. Keeping the 'look' of the place intact but not using modern materials and methods to do it would be foolish. The past builder's used the best of what was available to them at the time - and so should we now.

    Which reminds me: I know something about wooden ships and woodworking and so forth. And I was apparently pictured as someone who gets things done. So I was asked to join the restoration committee for a historic old sailing ship. The purpose of 'saving the ship' was said to be as a historic teaching item for the public. I agreed to help and went to assess. The ship was floating but just barely and only because a half dozen or so large electric pumps were running 24 hours a day.

    I suggested that we make a giant sheet of rubber roofing material (EDPM), work it under the keel and attach it above the water line on both side. Use it like a big diaper to keep the water out while the ship was towed to where the bottom cold be repaired. And I suggested that once the bottom was accessible we use a process called Cold Molding to cover the entire bottom of the ship up to the water line. Thin (relatively) thin strips of wood are epoxied and mechanically fastened to the existing hull. Multiple layers are applied with each layer angled to the one before it. What you are essentially doing is building plywood in place - and to the exact shape of the substrate. The end result is 100% waterproof and would not be visible to anyone.

    Above the water line more traditional re-planking and seam caulking could be done. Likewise inside the vessel - where it would be seen.

    Well you would have thought I suggested restoring the Mona Lisa with rustoleum spray cans! Hell; there were people there who didn't even want power tools used! Pompous idiots who couldn't so much as saw a plank end square were arguing vehemently for "all traditional methods". <g>

    I argued and argued - saying that if the original shipwrights were there in those meetings they would laugh at the idea of doing it as they had originally - they were reasonable men - practical men who would all leap at the opportunity to use the best of what was now available. That's what they did originally - they used the best they had available to them. They didn't use stone axes. <g>

    I was endlessly shouted down and so eventually I gave it all up as a bad-job. That ship sank and was eventually shoved aground to rot away entirely. As was traditional I guess. <g>

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    Quote Originally Posted by VTP99 View Post
    So its now going to become the 50% 800 year old cathedral ?
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    That may be but the muslims have made their own image so bad that I can hardly be faulted for so quickly looking to them as the potential perpetrators.

    Racial Profiling didn't just spring up from nowhere. <g>

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    It’s work place violence not radical Islam
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    In wooden boat building / restoring circles there is a joke/story -

    A guy is selling a 250 year old antique axe. The handle has been replaced five times and the head has been replaced twice - but it's still a 250 year old axe. <g>
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    Buyer beware

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    It would be more accurate to say that there was ideological profiling...... because when your leadership.... your most visible people in your group..... start saying things like 'driving another nation into the sea,' it doesn't really reflect well upon your group as being categorized as decent, compassionate people.
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    That's pretty good. I wonder if I'll be able to remember that one when it counts.


    Quote Originally Posted by Poodle Head Mikey View Post
    In wooden boat building / restoring circles there is a joke/story -

    A guy is selling a 250 year old antique axe. The handle has been replaced five times and the head has been replaced twice - but it's still a 250 year old axe. <g>
    If you were a real tech, you'd solder a relay on that board and call it good to go.

    I do a triple evac with nitro to remove non condensables.

    I use 56% silver on everything except steel.

    Did you really need the " If you were a real tech " ??

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    It's crazy, I was just there in August. I have pictures in front of it. You just never know these days.

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