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What are these poles?

Discussion in 'Scenery, Props, and Rigging' started by Sam31955, Dec 31, 2018.

  1. Ancient Engineer

    Ancient Engineer Active Member

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    Bwah! Well, a salty dog once told me about brine dimmers... <rimshot> He also made the case for board stretchers and turboencabulators.

    Lemme tell ya about the time we rigged a 1940s 4.5'dia. mirror ball... and had it "drop in" un-announced during rehearsal... Oh. Nevermind.

    Seriously though, if you told my first Steward about building structural set pieces with drywall screws his head would have probably actually exploded.

    I will allow that most technology advances have been for the better. Some knowledge of the old-school techniques improves awareness overall, and that is never a bad thing.

    And get off my lawn!
     
  2. TimMc

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    Don't go messin' with the Turboencabulator! You could disrupt the space-time continuum!
     
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    RonHebbard Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    @Ancient Engineer You need to meet the lads who operate L3 Engineering. I was one of several Canadians who needed to be fingerprinted by your FBI / CIA / "Men In Black" in order to watch one of L3's demo reels when we were considering one of L3's products for an automation project we were manufacturing for MSNBC.
    Toodleoo!
    Ron Hebbard
     
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    @Ancient Engineer "Every seventh slot" BRILLIANT!! Consider what that does for minimizing triplen harmonics alone.
    @TimMc Care to comment? Imagine if they'd implemented their fully parametric features in their original release.
    Toodleoo!
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  6. Ancient Engineer

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    I like harmonicas, but three would be a lot. :)
     
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    On Topic: We have a half dozen stage braces around, and I grab one for something a few times a year, sometimes even for bracing scenery!

    Off-Topic: I made a brine dimmer for a Physics for Non-Majors class in ~1978. What was interesting was that there were enough dissolved minerals in our tap water that it worked even before I added salt to the water!
     
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    Ron, they multiply IIRC, and therefore the 21st harmonic is predominate. ;) Then again, maybe the cancel out at the 21st, and we enter the 6th dimension. Math is hard, I didn't know there would be a test... :D
     
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