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Old 11-16-2015, 07:12 PM   #1
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What Did You Learn Today?

I thought this might be an interesting topic, where we could share new skills we learned, or whatever. Maybe you learned about an animal or bug you didn't know existed. Maybe you learned about string theory or how the human heart works. Share what you've learned, and it could inspire the rest of us to expand our horizons!


Today, I learned the basics of how to facet stones. Here in Quartzsite, the Gem and Mineral club offers classes on lots of subjects, and today and tomorrow I'm taking the faceting class. It's been really interesting so far. I have the bottom of the stone (actually glass, HaHa!) cut and polished, and also the girdle finished. Tomorrow morning I will shape and polish the crown. Always wondered how it was done, and it's cool that I now know how to do it -- in a neophyte kind of way.

The faceting machine has settings (angle of cut, index wheel), and different grit size lap disks are used to shape, and then polish the material. It was a fun day.

What have you learned lately?
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Old 11-16-2015, 09:40 PM   #2
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Sorry to tell you Bill but I didn't learn a dam thing today. Let me know how your crown training goes tomorrow cause I'm in need of one and do I have a choice of colors? All kidding aside that sounds like fun and it's something I wouldn't mind doing. I don't even have a new beer to tell you about.
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I'm with traveler, NOT A THING. If you ask my wife, Kitty, she will tell you I'm not trainable. She has been trying for 45 years.
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I learned today that the vehicle that SWMBO drives stalls slightly at 41 to 43 MPH and the mechanics are sure that it is a cylinder coil. However, it isn't bad enough yet to trip a code by the CPU and turn on the check engine light. Six coils X $90 each. We wait until it gets bad enough to set the code as to which cylinder.

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I learned that I hate winter [again] and would much rather be playing with rocks in Arizona.
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Old 11-17-2015, 07:17 PM   #6
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I learned that I hate winter [again] and would much rather be playing with rocks in Arizona.
I didn't learn that today but I have to agree!

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Old 11-17-2015, 09:02 PM   #7
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I learned that when traveling for business in New Jersey, my choice of restaurants for dinner has not been up to par this trip. Last night, the chef could't cook a steak to the right temperature to save his life (ordered Med Rare, got Well Done. Twice.) tonight, another restaurant caught fire before I could finish my meal.
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Old 11-18-2015, 06:19 AM   #8
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My learning today was worked based. I learned how to configure a Linux server for use as an ADM server within our voice network.
Exciting huh?


On the home front, I searched and engineered a way to install an engine oil cooler on my truck, to include a real engine oil pressure gauge (the later Fords like to use a gauge that only indicates that you have pressure, but not how much) using a oil filter sandwich and fittings from my local HW store to tap the oil sensor to.


I try and enjoy learning something new each day.
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Today, I learned that my yard is a leaf MAGNET when the wind blows (and from any direction).
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Today, I learned that my yard is a leaf MAGNET when the wind blows (and from any direction).
And here I thought I was the only one that had that feature on there lawn. LOL
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