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Offline Guy Fawkes

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IL/WI Spring 2014 Tech Day
« on: January 03, 2014, 02:48:07 PM »
Just getting the thread started at this point.  This year will be unique.
I am teaching vo-tech at a regional high school and will offer the use of my shop for the STO masses for a tech day.

The date would be late March.

The biggest downfall would be the lack of beer.  As a consolation, I'd say we head somewhere afterwards to celebrate a successful day. :beerchug:

My shop is huge and has a lot of useful tools:

Tire changers, blasting cabinet, var-sol tank, air fuel ratio meter(get tuned by mixture)etc...

The big sell is that I told my boss that my automotive students would be involved as well. It is optional for them to show up but some of my students who dont have a technically fluent father figure at home might enjoy the exposure to successful adults and see the reality of DIY work.

Ill cross post this to StN. If i dont get much feedback, maybe ill schedule for the fall.

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Re: IL/WI Spring 2014 Tech Day
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2014, 03:29:50 PM »
Sounds like an outstanding idea. IN.

Oh, and happy New Year ;-)
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Re: IL/WI Spring 2014 Tech Day
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2014, 03:38:03 PM »
I'm in.  I need to change fluids and suchlike.  It probably wouldn't be bad for your boyos to see a girlie doin' mechanical things.
She's got a worm in 'er belly? That's disgusting! That's interesting, but very disgusting. 

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Re: IL/WI Spring 2014 Tech Day
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2014, 04:09:50 PM »
I'm in.  I need to change fluids and suchlike.  It probably wouldn't be bad for your boyos to see a girlie doin' mechanical things.


We all know Nate doesn't do that.


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Re: IL/WI Spring 2014 Tech Day
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2014, 05:31:25 PM »
Well I probably won't be in need of any sort of service work, but I might come and hang out.  I could be a cautionary tale for the young folks.

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Re: IL/WI Spring 2014 Tech Day
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2014, 09:24:02 PM »
Interested.
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Re: IL/WI Spring 2014 Tech Day
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Re: IL/WI Spring 2014 Tech Day
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2014, 01:34:21 PM »
I'll take my chances at "Do we cheat them and how"
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Re: IL/WI Spring 2014 Tech Day
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2014, 03:57:32 PM »
I'm in. Maybe this time I can be more of a helper as opposed to a clueless but game helpee. Although I'd love for someone to help me out with that air/fuel mixture tuner for my Tuono. The tuning screws have been a mystery.

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Re: IL/WI Spring 2014 Tech Day
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2014, 04:09:37 PM »
you can be in charge of soldering!
We had two bags of grass, 75 pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a saltshaker half-full of cocaine, a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers... Also, a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether, and two dozen amyls. Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get locked into a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.

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Re: IL/WI Spring 2014 Tech Day
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2014, 08:28:59 PM »
I'm in.  I need to change fluids and suchlike.  It probably wouldn't be bad for your boyos to see a girlie doin' mechanical things.


We all know Nate does that poorly.




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Re: IL/WI Spring 2014 Tech Day
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2014, 11:03:02 AM »
 :popcorn:
Where about will this be?
Is there some reason peoples can't bring beer?
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Re: IL/WI Spring 2014 Tech Day
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2014, 11:05:44 AM »
:popcorn:
Where about will this be?
Is there some reason peoples can't bring beer?

"I am teaching vo-tech at a regional high school and will offer the use of my shop for the STO masses for a tech day."

Bringing beer to a high school, despite your earler experiences, may be frowned upon. . . . . .
We had two bags of grass, 75 pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a saltshaker half-full of cocaine, a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers... Also, a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether, and two dozen amyls. Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get locked into a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.

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Re: IL/WI Spring 2014 Tech Day
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2014, 11:33:41 AM »
you can be in charge of soldering!


Thanks to you, yes, yes I can. I can even bring my cheap hardware store soldering iron!

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Re: IL/WI Spring 2014 Tech Day
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2014, 03:21:13 PM »
Is this going to happen now that the weather has begun to turn?
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Re: IL/WI Spring 2014 Tech Day
« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2014, 05:46:08 PM »
Dam I had coffee with Jason today and forgot to ask him about this.

When we were talking he was saying he had a better teaching offer in another school district. So i figure it would be on hold until he knows what's going on.
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Re: IL/WI Spring 2014 Tech Day
« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2014, 11:28:31 PM »
I haven't forgotten about this. 

My point of contention is using the facility after giving notice to the school that I'm leaving.
I got RIF'ed because of union negotiations but my boss said (no written confirmation) I'll be hired back this fall.
The way younger teachers are treated is abysmal and I see why so many give up.
I am waiting for the official offer from district 225. 

I don't have much going on at my garage here in Mundelein but I could assist in someone's real garage.

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Re: IL/WI Spring 2014 Tech Day
« Reply #17 on: April 17, 2014, 09:26:38 AM »
I'd offer my two car attached garage in the burbs, but Thats exactly what it is. I have no lift and am seriously lacking in tools. Not really a great option...  Likely worth waiting.

But if there's no other option, and people can brother own tools and what not, I'm game. Will have to get agreement from the wife, but I expect she'd be cool with it.

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Re: IL/WI Spring 2014 Tech Day
« Reply #18 on: April 17, 2014, 03:25:25 PM »
My garage is a lil larger (three bays, kinda), and the pad out front of it is commodiouos.

I've got a lift, actually two (one lift table, one that fits under the frame) . . . .

I'd have to start tonight, getting it squyared away, though ;-}

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Re: IL/WI Spring 2014 Tech Day
« Reply #19 on: April 17, 2014, 04:10:55 PM »
I'd gladly help you get it squared away, and I'd say your tool bench is much better equipped than my, well, my tool box.

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Re: IL/WI Spring 2014 Tech Day
« Reply #20 on: April 17, 2014, 04:44:43 PM »
Dan -- that'd be great. . . . . . .


I will happily discuss further after the 27th . . . .Im outa dodge til then . . . . . .
We had two bags of grass, 75 pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a saltshaker half-full of cocaine, a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers... Also, a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether, and two dozen amyls. Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get locked into a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.

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Re: IL/WI Spring 2014 Tech Day
« Reply #21 on: April 30, 2014, 10:32:15 AM »
Bump

Is anyone insterested in a tech day?

My May is rapidly filling up with, well, riding (smile) . . . . .
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Re: IL/WI Spring 2014 Tech Day
« Reply #22 on: April 30, 2014, 01:37:57 PM »
You know I'm interested, but don't necessarily need a tech day to do what I want to do...

But again, if we're doing it at Bombers, I'll gladly help clean out the lab.

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Re: IL/WI Spring 2014 Tech Day
« Reply #23 on: May 02, 2014, 09:57:56 PM »
Bomber, 

For the sake of simplicity, I can stop by tomorrow night (Saturday) and help out if there is time and motivation present. 

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Re: IL/WI Spring 2014 Tech Day
« Reply #24 on: May 03, 2014, 12:04:39 AM »
I can too but not likely until after 9:30pm or maybe for an hour earlier in the day - family plans,but wife and at least one kid will turn into a pumpkin around then...

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Re: IL/WI Spring 2014 Tech Day
« Reply #25 on: May 03, 2014, 08:07:32 AM »
So when is this?
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Re: IL/WI Spring 2014 Tech Day
« Reply #26 on: May 03, 2014, 11:28:09 AM »
I'm game for tonight after 8 pm. I'll send bomber a message on facebook.

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Re: IL/WI Spring 2014 Tech Day
« Reply #27 on: May 03, 2014, 03:39:47 PM »
Jon has plans for today that impede moto fixdom.  Dan, why not buy a full set of tools off craigslist with a toolbox.  ;)

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Re: IL/WI Spring 2014 Tech Day
« Reply #28 on: May 03, 2014, 05:12:29 PM »
I have a 20 year old metric socket set, Allen wrenches, screw drivers and lots of driver bits, a hammer drill if we want to get all Shervin...

Have wire cutters/strippers and some heat shrink tubing in various sizes. What else do we really need? I have an oil pan and one if those cap filter wrenches...

I'm game. I'll bring it up to wife tonight. But John's lab blows my suburban garage out of the water for bikes...

I also have a soldering iron and some solder that I knowniownto use thanks to John as well.
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