Archive for September, 2010

Test of your worth to engineers who think they deserve a job

September 6, 2010

Fastening sheets: as steel prices soar, appliance assemblers look …
In mid-2003, the price per ton of hot-rolled sheet steel was less than $300. … said most often shops see sheet metal about 1/4-inch thick. …
http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-132908890.html – Cached

Something deep in my soul is telling me that there is an opportunity in creating quality exercise equipment on the cheap when you can get a ton of steel for 300 dollars.

http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&rls=com.microsoft:en-us&q=leg+press+machine&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=univ&ei=CPaETPvzDs74ccPIrdAL&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=4&ved=0CDgQsAQwAw&biw=1003&bih=595

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dsporting&field-keywords=leg+extension

Can the engineers out there that are bored anyway go ahead and get me some plans to build some exercise equipment so at least one of us can make money. he he he

But yea also school yard type equipment is in short supply here.
I would also like to commission some of that as well.

I always thought it was rather funny how much value was added to something by just welding some pieces together and then painting it with some plastic type long lasting paint.

So yea need dimensions on the pieces and a diagram to put it together so I can start mass producing gyms at 300 per ton with quarter inch steel sheets.

Give me plans and I can go ahead and hand it to another guy to make.

If your an engineer figure out something simple you can re-engineer that you can make cheaper than anyone else. Then just sell that shit in an infomercial.

Maxicam Leg Extension Weight Machine
Available at external website: Furniture Superstore for $3,412.51
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I mean come on the above can’t be made cheaper and have the same quality?

I think everyone deserves their very own professional home gym for a set package price. How could it be automated so that one man putting in effort could do it himself.

Or put it this way if your engineering degree was worth the paper it was printed on you should be able to provide a pretty good case of why a company needs you or be able to make shit and not need a company to hire you for anything.

You should have a serious amount of rational self confidense pick up your nuts and barge into places like you have steel balls.

http://www.davedraper.com/fusionbb/showtopic.php?tid/13272/

So someone said good luck finding plans and just measure up current equipment.

http://www.zoomcad.com/civil_architectural_autocad_blocks.html

Looks like I will go buy autocad anyone played with it?

http://www.davedraper.com/fusionbb/fbbuploads/1185245481-Leg_Press.pdf

Found this.

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I don’t make sense sometimes.

September 3, 2010

I have no problem spending money on hotels and entertainment except when it comes to buying some concrete items I do have a problem. Something I need to work on.

660 Pound Olympic Weight Set with Bar and Collars
Buy new: $442.75
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Olympic Weight Bench / Olympic Bench Press with 300 lb Olympic Weight Set
Buy new: $699.00 $559.00
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Apex Olympic Hollow Bar Kit
Buy new: $69.99 $39.77
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Powerline OWT24 EZ Olympic Plate Load Tree
$58.51

PowerLine PPR200X Power Rack
Buy new: $455.00 $379.00
11 new from $378.00
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Deltech Fitness Lat Pulldown Machine
Buy new: $399.00 $359.00
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Maxicam Leg Extension Weight Machine
Available at external website: Furniture Superstore for $3,412.51
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Kind of makes ya think of taking up welding eh

Talk about value added to some metal.

Steelflex Leg Extension / Leg Curl Machine
Buy new: $649.00 $610.96
3 new from $599.00
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Especially above very basic looking.

he he he

We have gone backwards in time and now may require hundreds of years to build a building.

September 1, 2010

One World Trade Center, also known by its former name Freedom Tower,[5] is the main building of the new World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan in New York City, New York. The tower will be located in the northwest corner of the 16-acre (65,000 m²) World Trade Center site bounded by Vesey, West, Washington and Fulton streets.[6] Construction on below-ground utility relocations, footings, and foundations for the [7][8] building began on April 27, 2006.[9] On March 30, 2009, the Port Authority said that the building will be known as ‘One World Trade Center’, replacing its former name ‘Freedom Tower’.[5] Upon completion, One World Trade Center will be the tallest building in the United States standing at a height of 1,776 feet (541.32 m).[10][11]

Along with One World Trade Center, the new World Trade Center site will feature three other high-rise office buildings along Greenwich Street and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. The construction is part of an effort to memorialize and rebuild after the original World Trade Center complex was destroyed during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

9 years later still not built.

6 years in the making.

Six years in the making, and now 319 meters higher than previous skyscraping record-holder Taipei 101, Dubai’s newest edifice commands dizzying views of the ambitious building program that has transformed the emirate.

The structure’s architects, Chicago-based Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, have called the Burj Khalifa “a bold global icon that will serve as a model for future urban centers.”

Declaring that “tall buildings are back,” the company predicts that the groundbreaking techniques it used to push the Burj Khalifa to new heights should enable the construction of even taller towers in the future.
Dubai on Monday officially inaugurated the centerpiece of its decade-long construction boom,

I think with the 40k lawyers graduating a year we are just pretty much losing the ability to build shit.

No more room at the bench – Los Angeles Times
8 Jan 2010 … The American Bar Assn. allows unneeded new law schools to open and … There is a finite number of jobs for lawyers, and this continual flood of … the 45000 juris doctors graduating from U.S. law schools each year. …

Hey it is 45000 lawyers a year now.

I guess why we can’t build a building in NYC in freaking ten years.

Does the US face an engineering gap? / The Christian Science …
20 Dec 2005 … If China graduates more than eight times the number of engineers that the United States does, is it thrashing America in the technology race …
http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/1220/p01s01-ussc.html – Cached – Similar

http://www.businessweek.com/smallbiz/content/dec2005/sb20051212_623922.htm

About That Engineering Gap…
13 Dec 2005 … We found that the U.S. was graduating 222335 engineers, vs. 215000 from India. The closest comparable number reported by China is 644106, …

BIPARTISAN CONSENSUS. In recent years, the worldwide media has cited graduation numbers that show a huge imbalance of engineering graduates coming out of Chinese and Indian schools. One commonly cited set of figures is 600,000 engineers graduated annually from institutions of higher education in China, 350,000 from India, and 70,000 from the U.S.

Big money quote:

I knew that with a master’s of engineering management from Duke, these students were destined to be leaders, and that leadership can never be outsourced.

Leaders of who?
Where are they going to get the experience to lead from?
What projects are they going to know how to do if there are no projects being done?
10 years to build a building is unacceptable.
And the saddest part is that we aren’t even trying to build the tallest building.
Where is the pride?
Where has the pride gone?

I think someone may have outsourced it to China.
he he he