• Creative Laser Wood Cutting

    From DerbyDad03@21:1/5 to All on Sun Dec 4 08:23:29 2022
    One of the logos for the Buffalo Bills is the silhouette of a Buffalo:

    https://i.imgur.com/IbexrYb.jpg

    In real life, a Buffalo is not smooth. The fur often shows vertical
    lines:

    https://i.imgur.com/W6SkCMk.jpg

    There is small business in the Finger Lakes Region of Central NY that
    combined the logo, the vertical lines of the fur and a map of the
    Finger Lakes to create a Christmas ornament. Buffalo quarter used
    for scale. ;-)

    https://i.imgur.com/l1LS5zV.jpg

    I have no affiliation with the maker, but I did buy some ornaments to
    give as gifts from a gift shop in Corning, NY. If you are ever in the area,
    the Corning Museum of Glass is a must see, as are the shops and
    restaurants along historic Market Street.

    Wood related: The town of Corning was originally developed as the hub
    of the region's huge lumber industry.

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  • From krw@notreal.com@21:1/5 to teamarrows@eznet.net on Sun Dec 4 21:09:56 2022
    On Sun, 4 Dec 2022 08:23:29 -0800 (PST), DerbyDad03
    <teamarrows@eznet.net> wrote:

    One of the logos for the Buffalo Bills is the silhouette of a Buffalo:

    https://i.imgur.com/IbexrYb.jpg

    In real life, a Buffalo is not smooth. The fur often shows vertical
    lines:

    https://i.imgur.com/W6SkCMk.jpg

    There is small business in the Finger Lakes Region of Central NY that >combined the logo, the vertical lines of the fur and a map of the
    Finger Lakes to create a Christmas ornament. Buffalo quarter used
    for scale. ;-)

    https://i.imgur.com/l1LS5zV.jpg

    I have no affiliation with the maker, but I did buy some ornaments to
    give as gifts from a gift shop in Corning, NY. If you are ever in the area, >the Corning Museum of Glass is a must see, as are the shops and
    restaurants along historic Market Street.

    If you're ever in Vermont (anywhere, everything in the state is close)
    the Simon Pearce glassworks is worth visiting. Being the EE, I was
    fascinated by their hydro dam-) and generators in the basement.

    Wood related: The town of Corning was originally developed as the hub
    of the region's huge lumber industry.

    Vermont's claims to fame are maple syrup and Bernie Sanders. ;-)

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  • From DerbyDad03@21:1/5 to k...@notreal.com on Mon Dec 5 01:23:23 2022
    On Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 9:10:01 PM UTC-5, k...@notreal.com wrote:
    On Sun, 4 Dec 2022 08:23:29 -0800 (PST), DerbyDad03
    <teama...@eznet.net> wrote:

    One of the logos for the Buffalo Bills is the silhouette of a Buffalo:

    https://i.imgur.com/IbexrYb.jpg

    In real life, a Buffalo is not smooth. The fur often shows vertical
    lines:

    https://i.imgur.com/W6SkCMk.jpg

    There is small business in the Finger Lakes Region of Central NY that >combined the logo, the vertical lines of the fur and a map of the
    Finger Lakes to create a Christmas ornament. Buffalo quarter used
    for scale. ;-)

    https://i.imgur.com/l1LS5zV.jpg

    I have no affiliation with the maker, but I did buy some ornaments to
    give as gifts from a gift shop in Corning, NY. If you are ever in the area, >the Corning Museum of Glass is a must see, as are the shops and >restaurants along historic Market Street.
    If you're ever in Vermont (anywhere, everything in the state is close)
    the Simon Pearce glassworks is worth visiting. Being the EE, I was fascinated by their hydro dam-) and generators in the basement.

    Being a woodworker and engineer, I think you’d be fascinated by the
    Forest Canopy Walk at the VIN’s Nature Center in Quechee, VT. An
    amazing combination of form and function. The view from the Tree
    House is stunning.

    https://vinsweb.org/z-fcw/

    I’m not a fan of heights, but I could not pass up the chance to
    crawl out onto the spider web.

    https://images.app.goo.gl/e5X2Cc11vPh5CDFQ6


    Wood related: The town of Corning was originally developed as the hub
    of the region's huge lumber industry.
    Vermont's claims to fame are maple syrup and Bernie Sanders. ;-)

    My daughter lived in Rutland for a few years. School Social Worker
    during the week, ski instructor at Killington on weekends. Not a bad
    gig.

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  • From Leon@21:1/5 to All on Mon Dec 5 08:34:39 2022
    On 12/4/2022 10:23 AM, DerbyDad03 wrote:
    One of the logos for the Buffalo Bills is the silhouette of a Buffalo:

    https://i.imgur.com/IbexrYb.jpg

    In real life, a Buffalo is not smooth. The fur often shows vertical
    lines:

    https://i.imgur.com/W6SkCMk.jpg



    And I don't think that they are red in color either. <ore dark brown. ;~)



    There is small business in the Finger Lakes Region of Central NY that combined the logo, the vertical lines of the fur and a map of the
    Finger Lakes to create a Christmas ornament. Buffalo quarter used
    for scale. ;-)

    https://i.imgur.com/l1LS5zV.jpg

    I have no affiliation with the maker, but I did buy some ornaments to
    give as gifts from a gift shop in Corning, NY. If you are ever in the area, the Corning Museum of Glass is a must see, as are the shops and
    restaurants along historic Market Street.

    Wood related: The town of Corning was originally developed as the hub
    of the region's huge lumber industry.



    Those are pretty cool. My wife, son, and I were in Corning back in
    1999. The glass factor was a highlight. Do they still have the
    observation room where they make a piece of blown glass for the
    visitors to watch, and then destroy at the end of the demonstration?
    IIRC Hershey was near by also, the chocolate town.

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  • From Scott Lurndal@21:1/5 to Leon on Mon Dec 5 16:46:07 2022
    Leon <lcb11211@swbelldotnet> writes:
    On 12/4/2022 10:23 AM, DerbyDad03 wrote:
    One of the logos for the Buffalo Bills is the silhouette of a Buffalo:

    https://i.imgur.com/IbexrYb.jpg

    In real life, a Buffalo is not smooth. The fur often shows vertical
    lines:

    https://i.imgur.com/W6SkCMk.jpg



    And I don't think that they are red in color either. <ore dark brown. ;~)

    I have a Red Heeler mix . It's really more of a reddish brown.

    As there are cattle with the reddish coloration, it's not hard to
    imagine that the buffalo are also subject to variations in
    coat color.

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/860318416/buffalo-fur-coat-american-bison-coat

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  • From DerbyDad03@21:1/5 to Leon on Mon Dec 5 14:55:47 2022
    On Monday, December 5, 2022 at 9:34:44 AM UTC-5, Leon wrote:
    On 12/4/2022 10:23 AM, DerbyDad03 wrote:
    One of the logos for the Buffalo Bills is the silhouette of a Buffalo:

    https://i.imgur.com/IbexrYb.jpg

    In real life, a Buffalo is not smooth. The fur often shows vertical
    lines:

    https://i.imgur.com/W6SkCMk.jpg
    And I don't think that they are red in color either. <ore dark brown. ;~)

    I believe that a little creative license is allowed when it comes to logos. ;-)


    There is small business in the Finger Lakes Region of Central NY that combined the logo, the vertical lines of the fur and a map of the
    Finger Lakes to create a Christmas ornament. Buffalo quarter used
    for scale. ;-)

    https://i.imgur.com/l1LS5zV.jpg

    I have no affiliation with the maker, but I did buy some ornaments to
    give as gifts from a gift shop in Corning, NY. If you are ever in the area, the Corning Museum of Glass is a must see, as are the shops and
    restaurants along historic Market Street.

    Wood related: The town of Corning was originally developed as the hub
    of the region's huge lumber industry.

    Those are pretty cool. My wife, son, and I were in Corning back in
    1999. The glass factor was a highlight. Do they still have the
    observation room where they make a piece of blown glass for the
    visitors to watch, and then destroy at the end of the demonstration?

    You can watch a live stream of the Hot Shop during normal "open" hours.

    https://www.museumofglass.org/hot-shop-livestream

    The last time I was there, (5-6 years ago?) we sat in a small auditorium
    and watched a demonstration that included blowing, stretching, curling, etc. They kept talking about how they had to be very careful not to let the piece cool too much before sticking it back in the furnace to reheat it.

    So they pulled it out, did some stuff to it, put it back in, pulled it out, did stuff,
    put it back, etc. etc. Then they put it back it in and it literally exploded as soon
    as it passed through the glory hole. The main presenter calmly turned around and said "And that's what happens if you wait too long."

    They started over again and in few minutes had created a beautiful glass sculpture.

    IIRC Hershey was near by also, the chocolate town.

    Well, since it's ~24 hours from Houston to Corning, I guess the additional
    3 hours to get to Hershey could be considered "near by". ;-)

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  • From krw@notreal.com@21:1/5 to teamarrows@eznet.net on Mon Dec 5 19:49:49 2022
    On Mon, 5 Dec 2022 01:23:23 -0800 (PST), DerbyDad03
    <teamarrows@eznet.net> wrote:

    On Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 9:10:01 PM UTC-5, k...@notreal.com wrote:
    On Sun, 4 Dec 2022 08:23:29 -0800 (PST), DerbyDad03
    <teama...@eznet.net> wrote:

    One of the logos for the Buffalo Bills is the silhouette of a Buffalo:

    https://i.imgur.com/IbexrYb.jpg

    In real life, a Buffalo is not smooth. The fur often shows vertical
    lines:

    https://i.imgur.com/W6SkCMk.jpg

    There is small business in the Finger Lakes Region of Central NY that
    combined the logo, the vertical lines of the fur and a map of the
    Finger Lakes to create a Christmas ornament. Buffalo quarter used
    for scale. ;-)

    https://i.imgur.com/l1LS5zV.jpg

    I have no affiliation with the maker, but I did buy some ornaments to
    give as gifts from a gift shop in Corning, NY. If you are ever in the area, >> >the Corning Museum of Glass is a must see, as are the shops and
    restaurants along historic Market Street.
    If you're ever in Vermont (anywhere, everything in the state is close)
    the Simon Pearce glassworks is worth visiting. Being the EE, I was
    fascinated by their hydro dam-) and generators in the basement.

    Being a woodworker and engineer, I think youd be fascinated by the
    Forest Canopy Walk at the VINs Nature Center in Quechee, VT. An
    amazing combination of form and function. The view from the Tree
    House is stunning.

    https://vinsweb.org/z-fcw/

    Im not a fan of heights, but I could not pass up the chance to
    crawl out onto the spider web.

    https://images.app.goo.gl/e5X2Cc11vPh5CDFQ6

    Huh. My son and DIL live about 10-15 miles from Quechee. Her parents
    live there. I haven't been back since the October BC (Before Covid).

    I'll have to ask if that's what they were talking about. We may have
    bought them an annual pass. That's not my end of the marriage
    business. ;-)

    Wood related: The town of Corning was originally developed as the hub
    of the region's huge lumber industry.
    Vermont's claims to fame are maple syrup and Bernie Sanders. ;-)

    My daughter lived in Rutland for a few years. School Social Worker
    during the week, ski instructor at Killington on weekends. Not a bad
    gig.

    From '93 to '07 we lived in Essex, one of the Burlington suburbs. ;-)
    I worked for IBM during the week and froze my shorties off on the
    weekends. After I was retired, we moved where they don't know what a
    snow shovel is for. It does make a dandy long-handled dust pan.

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  • From Leon@21:1/5 to All on Tue Dec 6 12:32:54 2022
    On 12/5/2022 4:55 PM, DerbyDad03 wrote:
    On Monday, December 5, 2022 at 9:34:44 AM UTC-5, Leon wrote:
    On 12/4/2022 10:23 AM, DerbyDad03 wrote:
    One of the logos for the Buffalo Bills is the silhouette of a Buffalo:

    https://i.imgur.com/IbexrYb.jpg

    In real life, a Buffalo is not smooth. The fur often shows vertical
    lines:

    https://i.imgur.com/W6SkCMk.jpg
    And I don't think that they are red in color either. <ore dark brown. ;~)

    I believe that a little creative license is allowed when it comes to logos. ;-)


    There is small business in the Finger Lakes Region of Central NY that
    combined the logo, the vertical lines of the fur and a map of the
    Finger Lakes to create a Christmas ornament. Buffalo quarter used
    for scale. ;-)

    https://i.imgur.com/l1LS5zV.jpg

    I have no affiliation with the maker, but I did buy some ornaments to
    give as gifts from a gift shop in Corning, NY. If you are ever in the area, >>> the Corning Museum of Glass is a must see, as are the shops and
    restaurants along historic Market Street.

    Wood related: The town of Corning was originally developed as the hub
    of the region's huge lumber industry.

    Those are pretty cool. My wife, son, and I were in Corning back in
    1999. The glass factor was a highlight. Do they still have the
    observation room where they make a piece of blown glass for the
    visitors to watch, and then destroy at the end of the demonstration?

    You can watch a live stream of the Hot Shop during normal "open" hours.

    https://www.museumofglass.org/hot-shop-livestream

    The last time I was there, (5-6 years ago?) we sat in a small auditorium
    and watched a demonstration that included blowing, stretching, curling, etc. They kept talking about how they had to be very careful not to let the piece cool too much before sticking it back in the furnace to reheat it.

    So they pulled it out, did some stuff to it, put it back in, pulled it out, did stuff,
    put it back, etc. etc. Then they put it back it in and it literally exploded as soon
    as it passed through the glory hole. The main presenter calmly turned around and said "And that's what happens if you wait too long."


    That sounded sexual. ;~0



    They started over again and in few minutes had created a beautiful glass sculpture.

    IIRC Hershey was near by also, the chocolate town.

    Well, since it's ~24 hours from Houston to Corning, I guess the additional
    3 hours to get to Hershey could be considered "near by". ;-)


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  • From DerbyDad03@21:1/5 to Leon on Tue Dec 6 14:36:34 2022
    On Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 1:33:01 PM UTC-5, Leon wrote:
    On 12/5/2022 4:55 PM, DerbyDad03 wrote:
    On Monday, December 5, 2022 at 9:34:44 AM UTC-5, Leon wrote:
    On 12/4/2022 10:23 AM, DerbyDad03 wrote:
    One of the logos for the Buffalo Bills is the silhouette of a Buffalo: >>>
    https://i.imgur.com/IbexrYb.jpg

    In real life, a Buffalo is not smooth. The fur often shows vertical
    lines:

    https://i.imgur.com/W6SkCMk.jpg
    And I don't think that they are red in color either. <ore dark brown. ;~)

    I believe that a little creative license is allowed when it comes to logos. ;-)


    There is small business in the Finger Lakes Region of Central NY that
    combined the logo, the vertical lines of the fur and a map of the
    Finger Lakes to create a Christmas ornament. Buffalo quarter used
    for scale. ;-)

    https://i.imgur.com/l1LS5zV.jpg

    I have no affiliation with the maker, but I did buy some ornaments to
    give as gifts from a gift shop in Corning, NY. If you are ever in the area,
    the Corning Museum of Glass is a must see, as are the shops and
    restaurants along historic Market Street.

    Wood related: The town of Corning was originally developed as the hub
    of the region's huge lumber industry.

    Those are pretty cool. My wife, son, and I were in Corning back in
    1999. The glass factor was a highlight. Do they still have the
    observation room where they make a piece of blown glass for the
    visitors to watch, and then destroy at the end of the demonstration?

    You can watch a live stream of the Hot Shop during normal "open" hours.

    https://www.museumofglass.org/hot-shop-livestream

    The last time I was there, (5-6 years ago?) we sat in a small auditorium and watched a demonstration that included blowing, stretching, curling, etc.
    They kept talking about how they had to be very careful not to let the piece
    cool too much before sticking it back in the furnace to reheat it.

    So they pulled it out, did some stuff to it, put it back in, pulled it out, did stuff,
    put it back, etc. etc. Then they put it back it in and it literally exploded as soon
    as it passed through the glory hole. The main presenter calmly turned around
    and said "And that's what happens if you wait too long."

    That sounded sexual. ;~0

    I think you are blowing things out of proportion, but as we know, size doesn't matter.

    That said...

    <https://slate.com/human-interest/2019/07/glory-hole-term-origins-gay-culture-glass-blowing.html>

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  • From Jeff Jonas@21:1/5 to All on Mon Dec 19 00:03:30 2022
    My wife, son, and I were in Corning back in 1999.
    The glass factor was a highlight.
    Do they still have the observation room where they make a piece of blown glass ...

    I visited only a few years ago.
    I think there are 2 "hot glass" theatres
    where glass blowing is demonatrated.
    The piece is given away at the end by raffle.

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  • From krw@notreal.com@21:1/5 to All on Sun Dec 18 22:08:40 2022
    On Mon, 19 Dec 2022 00:03:30 -0000 (UTC), jeffj@panix.com (Jeff Jonas)
    wrote:

    My wife, son, and I were in Corning back in 1999.
    The glass factor was a highlight.
    Do they still have the observation room where they make a piece of blown glass ...

    I visited only a few years ago.
    I think there are 2 "hot glass" theatres
    where glass blowing is demonatrated.
    The piece is given away at the end by raffle.

    "Simon Pearce Glassworks" in Vermont has a few glass blowers most of
    the time. It's interesting to see them work together. When one needs
    help, the other is right there. It looks choreographed. Everything
    they sell is hand blown. There is nothing cheap in the place. Even
    the seconds are pricey.

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  • From Jeff Jonas@21:1/5 to All on Thu Mar 16 16:50:14 2023
    My wife, son, and I were in Corning back in 1999.
    The glass factor was a highlight.
    Do they still have the observation room where they make a piece of blown glass ...

    I visited only a few years ago.
    I think there are 2 "hot glass" theatres
    where glass blowing is demonatrated.
    The piece is given away at the end by raffle.

    --

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  • From DerbyDad03@21:1/5 to Jeff Jonas on Thu Mar 16 13:34:04 2023
    On Thursday, March 16, 2023 at 12:50:19 PM UTC-4, Jeff Jonas wrote:
    My wife, son, and I were in Corning back in 1999.
    The glass factor was a highlight.
    Do they still have the observation room where they make a piece of blown glass ...

    I visited only a few years ago.
    I think there are 2 "hot glass" theatres
    where glass blowing is demonatrated.
    The piece is given away at the end by raffle.
    --

    There's seems to be an echo here. ;-)

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  • From Markem618@21:1/5 to teamarrows@eznet.net on Thu Mar 16 17:31:08 2023
    On Thu, 16 Mar 2023 13:34:04 -0700 (PDT), DerbyDad03
    <teamarrows@eznet.net> wrote:

    On Thursday, March 16, 2023 at 12:50:19?PM UTC-4, Jeff Jonas wrote:
    My wife, son, and I were in Corning back in 1999.
    The glass factor was a highlight.
    Do they still have the observation room where they make a piece of blown glass ...

    I visited only a few years ago.
    I think there are 2 "hot glass" theatres
    where glass blowing is demonatrated.
    The piece is given away at the end by raffle.
    --

    There's seems to be an echo here. ;-)

    An ether echo?

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  • From DerbyDad03@21:1/5 to All on Thu Mar 16 23:43:50 2023
    On Thursday, March 16, 2023 at 6:31:24 PM UTC-4, Markem618 wrote:
    On Thu, 16 Mar 2023 13:34:04 -0700 (PDT), DerbyDad03
    <teama...@eznet.net> wrote:
    On Thursday, March 16, 2023 at 12:50:19?PM UTC-4, Jeff Jonas wrote:
    My wife, son, and I were in Corning back in 1999.
    The glass factor was a highlight.
    Do they still have the observation room where they make a piece of blown glass ...

    I visited only a few years ago.
    I think there are 2 "hot glass" theatres
    where glass blowing is demonatrated.
    The piece is given away at the end by raffle.
    --

    There's seems to be an echo here. ;-)
    An ether echo?

    A wRec-ho

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