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by 12thomasal
February 28th, 2011, 12:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Weird things that have happened at your school?
Replies: 579
Views: 52995

Re: Weird things that have happened at your school?

kick a jew day probably has nothing to do with nazis but more to do with an attention seeking ahole. My story: probably a kid who killed his parents on prom night which happened to be the day before his parents were going to some remote island via one of their private planes, out of contact with the...
by 12thomasal
February 27th, 2011, 11:43 pm
Forum: Towers B/C
Topic: Bracing
Replies: 41
Views: 32119

Re: Bracing

deezee wrote:i didnt have horizontal bracing, and I did better than when I had :) efficiency of 21
could you clarify that NO pieces were glued to two different legs, if so, you are a miracle and should start your own religion

My guess is that you only had 2 bracings, bottomand transition
by 12thomasal
February 27th, 2011, 11:36 pm
Forum: Towers B/C
Topic: Designs
Replies: 276
Views: 69947

Re: Designs

SLM, you do realize that your circular tower would medal in many states
by 12thomasal
February 27th, 2011, 11:34 pm
Forum: Towers B/C
Topic: Tips for my tower
Replies: 9
Views: 5178

Re: Tips for my tower

I used circles on mine it held the whole bucket. ;) This one group at my regionals looked like they took a 5X5X50 plank of wood, drilled a hole down the middle, then gorilla glued it to a 2 by four the stretched across the gap, they needed 2 middle schoolers to cary it in, it weighed so much. It he...
by 12thomasal
February 23rd, 2011, 9:18 am
Forum: Towers B/C
Topic: Efficiencies
Replies: 270
Views: 47060

Re: Efficiencies

to a point your logic is true, but one has to remember that as the chimney gets smaller, it weighs less and it becomes stronger with the shorter cross section pieces. My idea is to have it slant from a 3 X 3 opening at the top of the chimney to a 5 x 5 one at the 15 cm mark. I t makes my tower more ...
by 12thomasal
February 21st, 2011, 12:31 pm
Forum: Towers B/C
Topic: Curved Wood
Replies: 14
Views: 8489

Re: Curved Wood

First off. A lot of you clearly don't know what you are talking about ("in my opinion you should use levitating wood" NOT ACTUAL QUOTE) . The amount of curve you need to put in the wood is much less than most think. The minimum amount of curve based On the rules is 30dgr. If you boil, not steam, the...
by 12thomasal
February 19th, 2011, 3:03 pm
Forum: Towers B/C
Topic: Bracing
Replies: 41
Views: 32119

Re: Bracing

slm, If I tilt the chimney section, does that reduce the swaying factor
by 12thomasal
February 13th, 2011, 7:43 pm
Forum: Towers B/C
Topic: Designs
Replies: 276
Views: 69947

Re: Designs

SLM wrote:
TYG wrote:Has anyone here made a tower with a 20x5cm base that did relatively well?
We did build a 20 cm x 8 cm Division C tower, weighing 6.9 grams, that held the entire load. The team is working on reducing the weight further.
How did you do that?

Please do tell :D
by 12thomasal
February 13th, 2011, 7:42 pm
Forum: Towers B/C
Topic: Designs
Replies: 276
Views: 69947

Re: Designs

I got 1st at regionals with a tower with a weight of 12.5g that held everything and was a long edge tower. I found that it was much easier to stabilize two faces made of curved wood rather than two sets of two faces
by 12thomasal
February 13th, 2011, 7:29 pm
Forum: Towers B/C
Topic: Designs
Replies: 276
Views: 69947

Re: Designs

I think it would be better to use the 15 X 15 cm base or a 20 X 5 cm ± depending on how well you think you would be able to balance it so it does not tip over

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