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jmadrigal

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Happy 4th 2019
« on: July 04, 2019, 05:06:30 PM »

Just had a 6.4 earthquake. Tangerine made quite an entrance into the world!
Happy 4th
https://youtu.be/vPpCaW4ojGQ
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Jeremy McCreary

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Re: Happy 4th 2019
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2019, 05:31:00 PM »

You didn't happen to drop that big top on the ground at 1033 your time, did you?
« Last Edit: July 04, 2019, 05:53:55 PM by Jeremy McCreary »
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the Earl of Whirl

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Re: Happy 4th 2019
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2019, 05:35:00 PM »

All is quiet here in northern Cincinnati.  I am here with my oldest son and his wife and two boys aged 5 and 2.  We had a good morning at the wettest parade in Ohio with lots of people squirting water everywhere at the parade and from the parade.  It ends with fire trucks coming through and dousing the crowd.  Kids love it.

Glad to see Tangerine working so well.  It looks great.  Sorry to hear about the earthquake.  News says it was the most powerful earthquake in that area in decades.  Looks like another one hit north of that outside British Columbia.  Hope everyone and everything is ok!
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Re: Happy 4th 2019
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2019, 05:44:29 PM »

whaouuuuu very good very big  bye ludo
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Jeremy McCreary

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Re: Happy 4th 2019
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2019, 06:21:52 PM »

Your seismic adventure today may be part of a much bigger picture.

The Pacific plate (PA) moves NNE relative to the North American plate (NA) at ~5 cm/yr on average. For the last 10 million years or so, most of that relative motion has been concentrated along the San Andreas fault (SAF). And most of it comes in jumps experienced as earthquakes rather than in a steady creep.

But in the process, the once-straight SAF has been growing a series of kinks that make it less and less suited to that role. Sooner or later, the SAF will have to be abandoned as the main locus of PA-NA motion.

There's some evidence that the transition's already underway, and that the SAF's successor is coming together along the east side of the Sierra Nevada -- especially near the range's southern end. Today's Ridgecrest quake, and the other big shocks in the area over the last decade, are consistent with that scenario.

Ditto for the 1992 M7.3 Landers event. I happened to be in Joshua Tree ~20 km from the Landers epicenter at the time. Rode that one out in the desert outside my motel in my undies with no shoes. Whee doggies! What a ride!
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Re: Happy 4th 2019
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2019, 07:05:44 PM »

The top is beautiful. 77 hours to print!
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Re: Happy 4th 2019
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2019, 07:25:52 PM »

Wow! That is one big top.
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Re: Happy 4th 2019
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2019, 10:14:25 PM »

Wow! 😯 😎
That's a tour de force! Great top!

It took some courage to do a 77 hour print!
Did you use supports?

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Re: Happy 4th 2019
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2019, 02:46:48 AM »

oulala! what a tangerine dream ! super BIG TOP

bravo!!

jim
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Re: Happy 4th 2019
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2019, 04:03:53 AM »

I love it. I would love to see all the tricks you can with it. My 10. 0 top is also under 3 pounds. I did not make my 4th July video - because of my hip. I will have hip surgery August 20th. Then I hope I can get back into throwing tops. Your top looks fantastic thanks for sharing.
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Re: Happy 4th 2019
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2019, 07:14:17 AM »

My 10. 0 top is also under 3 pounds.
Cecil, your top is puny. Figaro is 5.5 pounds!  :D :D :D
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jmadrigal

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Re: Happy 4th 2019
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2019, 05:45:16 PM »

Thanks guys ,I have been working and planning this for the past year.
A 77 hour print is so risky I was scared to try it.
I did not use support as the time would have increased significantly.
Now we are just dealing with nerves after the quake.  They say a bigger one could hit so the kids are on edge. They run for door ways when a truck passes by.
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Re: Happy 4th 2019
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2019, 07:31:30 PM »

Is this the kind of top people from Netherlands would spin this Sunday?
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Re: Happy 4th 2019
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2019, 05:43:27 AM »

Jose I have a few questions - is this a straight tip? Where did the tip come from?  What are the tip dimensions? What is the diameter of the rope?  How long - and where did it come from? And do you plan on making a video of all the tricks the top can do? Do you plan on selling these?  I hope so - I would like to see more people throwing big tops, and big fighting tops. And congratulations on making the the biggest - most beautiful top in the World. Plastic.
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Re: Happy 4th 2019
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2019, 07:14:20 AM »

Jose: Hope you and your family are OK after last night's M7.1. Same location as the M6.4, which I'm guessing is north of you.

Even if no damage where you are, must be nerve-racking.
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Re: Happy 4th 2019
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2019, 11:37:22 AM »

Jose I have a few questions - is this a straight tip? Where did the tip come from?  What are the tip dimensions? What is the diameter of the rope?  How long - and where did it come from? And do you plan on making a video of all the tricks the top can do? Do you plan on selling these?  I hope so - I would like to see more people throwing big tops, and big fighting tops. And congratulations on making the the biggest - most beautiful top in the World. Plastic.
lets see, this tip is made of a 1" diameter stainless rod I purchased over a year ago. I had a friend who used to be a machinist make it for me. At the widest it is a little less than an inch. At the neck it is .38" wide and is .25" in length. The body angle is 55 deg. I went to home depot and bought a few ropes to try. The best was a 3/8" nylon at 10' length. I absolutely will not sell these. Printing 77 hour jobs is not a desirable task. I was happy to get this one done. I knew you might like it Cecil. Some day I might make another video but at the moment I have my mind on other things :(

Jose: Hope you and your family are OK after last night's M7.1. Same location as the M6.4, which I'm guessing is north of you.

Even if no damage where you are, must be nerve-racking.
We are doing well. Thanks for asking Jeremy. Lot's of broken glass in the house but other than that we are fine. There are many after shocks that make me feel like I am on a boat. Some people are leaving town. The epicenter is not far from us. There are fallen block walls burning homes and just general destruction. The kids are uneasy and quite frankly so are me and my wife.
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Re: Happy 4th 2019
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2019, 03:19:13 PM »

Sorry about all that crazy earthquake stuff.  We are thinking about you and are with you through all of this.
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