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sweet, the new layout handles imgur albums too :D
hectmarr wrote:You have to make many weapons, because this field is long and short life
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Why this topic is marked as NSFW :D
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Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:52 am

indigoer wrote:
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Why this topic is marked as NSFW :D
Does the post just previous to yours look like a safe place to work?
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Howdy Gents! Don't remember the last time I signed into the files and made a post. Honestly, I'm surprised I even remembered my pword :lol: Interested to see who all is still active on here from the old days! @PCGuy I like what you've done with the place!

Anywho, I want to drop a quick thanks to everybody on here. This site is such an incredible wealth of knowledge. My experiences building air guns, and all of the devices that they led to, taught me more about physics and engineering than anything else prior to college. What started as air guns became machine tools such as my homemade lathe, scratch-built train horns + large high pressure air systems, 2-stoke engine experiments, and eventually motorized bicycles.

Had I never stumbled upon this site and the incredibly smart people who contributed to it, I may not have gotten to where I am today.

After college I went on to build rides for Universal Studios. If you're remotely familiar with the theme park industry, you've probably heard of Hagrid's, the ride that replaced Duelling Dragons in Islands of Adventure. I was super fortunate and got to be a part of the team that brought that ride to life. It was one of the coolest experiences of my life.

Last year I got a call from SpaceX, and made the decision to leave Universal and pursue an alternate career in aerospace. As a manufacturing engineer, my job at SpaceX could not be more perfectly aligned with my skill set... a skill set that I developed as a result of my experiences with this forum. Now, if you know anything about rocket anatomy, there are about a million similarities between rockets and the devices that we build and share on this forum. So, you can imagine that manufacturing them has its similarities as well.

Don't wanna ramble too much here. But I do want to convey my sincere thanks to everybody who has contributed to this forum over the years. @JSR, Technician1002, Ragnarok, mark f, Larda (the hybrid God himself, although I will forever be the Anti-Christ of hybrids), BtB, POLAND SPUD, DYI, Mr Crowley, SB15, Gippeto, D Hall, wyz, Hubb, and the list goes on and on. You all are awesome.

I joined the files about 10 years ago. WOW. That is absolutely insane...

THANK YOU SPUDFILES!! :D :D :D

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It took a gosh darn global pandemic to get him back here :roll: :D how many days of quarantine is it?
Gun Freak wrote:
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Don't remember the last time I signed into the files and made a post.
Who calls this place "the files"?

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Last year I got a call from SpaceX, and made the decision to leave Universal and pursue an alternate career in aerospace. As a manufacturing engineer, my job at SpaceX could not be more perfectly aligned with my skill set... a skill set that I developed as a result of my experiences with this forum.
I think I speak for all of us when I say how incredibly proud of your achievement we are, you're definitely one of this forum's best successes.
Now, if you know anything about rocket anatomy, there are about a million similarities between rockets and the devices that we build and share on this forum. So, you can imagine that manufacturing them has its similarities as well
With your ever expanding knowledge and access to materials and tools, you'd think there are a few spudding projects knocking about in the works...
hectmarr wrote:You have to make many weapons, because this field is long and short life
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Holy shit it's Gun Freak!
I agree with JSR 100% and probably speak for everybody else as well when I say how proud we all are. You don't have to keep pumping out pneumatics (:p) but definitely try to pass your hobbies and curiosity on to those around you.
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Welcome back, Gunfreak. NOW BUILD SOMETHING! :D I might design a large bore soup can launching monster. I think my next cannon should have enough recoil to just about put me on my ass. It's called for.
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Gun Freak wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:52 pm
Howdy Gents! Don't remember the last time I signed into the files and made a post. Honestly, I'm surprised I even remembered my pword :lol: Interested to see who all is still active on here from the old days! @PCGuy I like what you've done with the place!

Anywho, I want to drop a quick thanks to everybody on here. This site is such an incredible wealth of knowledge. My experiences building air guns, and all of the devices that they led to, taught me more about physics and engineering than anything else prior to college. What started as air guns became machine tools such as my homemade lathe, scratch-built train horns + large high pressure air systems, 2-stoke engine experiments, and eventually motorized bicycles.

Had I never stumbled upon this site and the incredibly smart people who contributed to it, I may not have gotten to where I am today.

After college I went on to build rides for Universal Studios. If you're remotely familiar with the theme park industry, you've probably heard of Hagrid's, the ride that replaced Duelling Dragons in Islands of Adventure. I was super fortunate and got to be a part of the team that brought that ride to life. It was one of the coolest experiences of my life.

Last year I got a call from SpaceX, and made the decision to leave Universal and pursue an alternate career in aerospace. As a manufacturing engineer, my job at SpaceX could not be more perfectly aligned with my skill set... a skill set that I developed as a result of my experiences with this forum. Now, if you know anything about rocket anatomy, there are about a million similarities between rockets and the devices that we build and share on this forum. So, you can imagine that manufacturing them has its similarities as well.

Don't wanna ramble too much here. But I do want to convey my sincere thanks to everybody who has contributed to this forum over the years. @JSR, Technician1002, Ragnarok, mark f, Larda (the hybrid God himself, although I will forever be the Anti-Christ of hybrids), BtB, POLAND SPUD, DYI, Mr Crowley, SB15, Gippeto, D Hall, wyz, Hubb, and the list goes on and on. You all are awesome.

I joined the files about 10 years ago. WOW. That is absolutely insane...

THANK YOU SPUDFILES!! :D :D :D

-Luke
Very impressive achievements. I recently checked in here for the first time in over 5 years. Perhaps the pandemic will bring a few others back around.
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Wow, SpaceX! Nicely done!
Fortunately and unfortunately, I just love this sport a bit too much and ended up just being an engineer at Novritsch. No regrets though! and thanks for mentioning! Funny enough I was thinking of when I joined the files last night and what were my first posts so I checked in today... Man damn these ninjas chopping onions
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Thank you all for the support 8-) honestly pretty surprised to hear back from all of you so quickly haha!
jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:30 pm
With your ever expanding knowledge and access to materials and tools, you'd think there are a few spudding projects knocking about in the works...
Moonbogg wrote:
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NOW BUILD SOMETHING! :D
Who ever said I stopped? :P

Here is an interesting one I threw together recently. It's a handheld arrow launcher/retriever for grabbing things that I accidentally drop in deep holes. I'm sure some similar launchers exist, so I don't claim it to be extremely original, but I think the mechanism that allows the retrieval to freespool out without letting air out is pretty neat. See if you can figure out how it works... the line goes straight from the reel to that QC on the left of the tee. Pilot (3-way) isn't connected at the moment because I share it with my .22 coax, which I still plink around with after several years. And it's filled with none other than a fridge compressor. Surprisingly this little guy will send an arrow flying freakishly fast, but I have to use at least 250 psi for good performance.

I still tinker around with my motorbikes... just something to tool around the neighborhood when I don't feel like gearing up to ride my CX500 (yay big boy job!!)
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Gun Freak wrote:
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See if you can figure out how it works...
Swing check?
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Gun Freak wrote:
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CX500
That's the "custom" maggot, right? Do like those reverse comstars.

The standard CX500 was the ubiquitous super-cheap courier bike in London in the late 80's / early '90s. Known as the "plastic maggot", and usually brush-painted matt black (mine certainly was), they were loved and hated in equal measure. By that point they were unbreakable, the early ones having already exploded their cam chain tensioners. With a pair of ultra-cheap Ching Shen tyres, the only thing that could stop you was diesel slicks, but that's why you had the crash bars.
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@gunfreak

I like that arrow shooter. It looks like a spearfisher. Do you fish with it? The bikes are sweet also, and congrats on SpaceX! That's just about the most badass place to work anywhere. So cool.
Do you have any future cannon projects coming up? Were you ever into the full-sized spud guns or were you more of a small-bore kinda guy?
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Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:18 pm

Its been a good ten years since I've actually been active here, and it's good to see some of the old folk still around. I'm happy to see that things are running smoothly thanks to PCGUY's continued oversight! Ashamed to say that I haven't had much time to get out and build much lately, the last couple years of my life have been dominated by some major life changes and work.

Fast forward from when I was a nerdy teenager building these in my dad's workshop, and I'm now a critical care paramedic working through this craziness called COVID-19. I'm also going to nursing school with the end goal of being a nurse practitioner. I consider myself most fortunate to have a career that lets me keep working. Now in my spare time, instead of building launchers, I spend most of my free time working on my truck, smoking food and camping. Perhaps on my next weekend off I'll throw together a quick launcher to get ready for the upcoming 4th of July that will hopefully happen. If not, it'll be a fun time to find somewhere secluded and shoot, doing some social isolation the proper way: outdoors and far the fuck away from everyone else.

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