Posts Tagged ‘2020’

Just Don’t

October 12th, 2020 Comments off

Lämna ej mat!!! = Don’t leave food!!!

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D’où Je Viens XXXIII

October 12th, 2020 Comments off

This is were I live.

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October 11th, 2020 Comments off

A reclad house, it is one out of two located near my living quarters. The chosen materials and finishes made me wonder how it originally looked. The replacement of: facades, doorways, balconies, railings and windows for “non-maintenance” ones are almost always aesthetic catastrophes.

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Welding Arc

October 11th, 2020 Comments off

I can see the light!

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Future View

October 11th, 2020 Comments off

This (new) south side address should make for a rather splendid view.

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It’s Just Wrong! II

October 11th, 2020 Comments off

No comment.

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Left Behind VII

October 4th, 2020 Comments off

What ever happened the instant before someone decided “- I’m not wearing these shoes no more this day/night!”. What happened after they were left behind? I always wonder…

Please see: Left Behind Series.

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Raw Iron

October 2nd, 2020 Comments off

It is “Sinterkula” an iron sphere that is a product of iron ore extraction. I found it in Norberg; 60° 5′ 0″ N, 15° 57′ 0″ E (at the Festival); it is approximately ⌀24 mm in diameter, quite heavy, it is oxidated and it is most definitely made of iron Fe26.

Sinter, geologisk och kemikalisk term för en massa som uppkommit genom att malm halvsmälts och stelnat. Sintring är en kemisk process, varvid en massa av jordart, bergart eller mineral börjar halvsmälta. Om massan är pulverformig kommer partiklarna först att bakas ihop till deg eller klump. I äldre gruvdrift blev sinterblock en biprodukt som tillvaratogs främst som byggnadsmaterial (ungefär på samma sätt som tegelstenar). I modern drift används sintring för att framställa en bekvämt hanterbar mellanform ur malmen. Sinterkulor är den form som föredras när man transporterar den halvförädlade malmen till slutförädling.

Ref. Wikipedia


2. the product of a sintering process

Ref. Collins Dictionary.

Sintering is when the density of a material is increased by melting which forms bridges between particles.

Ref. Collins Dictionary.

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Failure By Design

October 1st, 2020 Comments off

Q: Two of the items* are identical (material composition is slightly different).

One of them was bought last week and the other two are at least 20 years old.

Can you guess which one is which?

The suspense is mounting! Do send your answer to: nfo AT and you will get a reply/A: (bonus if you can name the number of the item from the schematic).

But what about: “Failure by design”? Well, look at the picture. Could it be a matter of choice of material, possibly? The only failed part out 19 precision tooled parts and a ball bearing at that?

There are a lot of very talented people working/doing just that (one is to many).

Please see: Theory/Practice, The Mechanic** and Failure.

* They’re ball bearings and they make things run smoothly when properly lubricated, balanced and made of the right material. The can last for an eternity or not… if they’re designed to fail. Ensemble will be re-assembled. As promised.

** And by pure coincidence it happens to be the title of an Anthony Rother track that I really like not (that are any that I don’t like, but for the sake of the argument). And I can assure that it pure coincidence.

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September 29th, 2020 Comments off

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