Details matter: stainless steels
Stainless steel, specifically 17-4, 304 and 316 are all grades that get used in surgical instruments all the time. But these steels are all fairly similar and when put two flat surfaces of the same material are in close sliding contact or load there isa risk of galling. What’s galling? Galling usually refers to the adhesive wear and transfer of material between metallic surfaces in...
Sometimes you just have to start:
CAD work, modeling, SLA prototypes can be helpful to getting most of the the way through the development of something, but its been my experience so far that until the metal chips start flying, its not real and you can’t really fully understand how its going to turn out. Perhaps the hard way is the best way. I wish we had started directly learning about this part much earlier.
November 6th turns
Second day of the year? Not a clear definition of where last season ends and this one begins, but November is definitely not last season. This is also just 14 months of skiing in a row. Today was a fun way to get things kicked off: new bindings, the first tour with my brother and good to get out with Rich & Renee as well. There were plenty of rocks lurking under the snow and it felt like less...
Pulled the O1 bindings off my skis last night. 3 years on these, its been a good run.
Perfectionism and honesty
From Alpinist.com Alpinist Redpoints Cover Misses Onsight A yellow size twelve typo on Alpinist 36’s full page, John Svenson-illustrated cover. For the editorial staff there wasn’t much discussion; the cover had to be reprinted. … It wasn’t a hard decision, just a hard truth that we closed our eyes and swallowed. We reprinted the covers. When Alpinist 36 arrives at...
You put up with the grind of work or school as long as you can or is required....– Wishing there was ice to climb, could use the head clearing nature of this type of climbing.