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Re: Fibre Optic Clock.
« Reply #50 on: March 24, 2014, 02:43:01 AM »
Stunning

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Re: Fibre Optic Clock.
« Reply #51 on: March 24, 2014, 03:09:21 PM »
Thank you for the compliments to David, Ralph, Eric, and Stew. It should not be too long before it's finished, and it looks like Ralph will pay me a visit to do some good photos and hopefully a vid. :ddb: :ddb: :ddb:

Cheers Dek. :med:

P.S. I should also be getting a visit of Phil as he has now made a very public promise  :D :D :D

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Re: Fibre Optic Clock.
« Reply #52 on: March 24, 2014, 04:01:38 PM »
TP.S. I should also be getting a visit of Phil as he has now made a very public promise  :D :D :D

Dek,

I can't get out of it now can I?

See you soon.

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Re: Fibre Optic Clock.
« Reply #53 on: March 24, 2014, 06:51:53 PM »
Phil, I should think not :whip:. How else are you going to keep fit, this won't do it > :coffee:.

The very thought of a bike ride that far scares the hell out of me these days. Not done a ride like that for around 60 years. :(

Cheers Dek.  :thumbup:

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Re: Fibre Optic Clock.
« Reply #54 on: March 24, 2014, 07:24:43 PM »
Hi Dek,

We often ride to the garden centre at Leighton which isn't too far from you.

I will wait for decent weather - I can afford to be a fine weather cyclist since I retired. (For 35 years I cycled to work whatever the weather. I only went in the car when I'd found something in the skip that was much too heavy to bring home strapped to my bike. Before I retired I bought a trailer for my bike so that I could bring home much of the stuff I'd got stashed in various hiding places at work.)

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Re: Fibre Optic Clock.
« Reply #55 on: April 06, 2014, 02:32:51 PM »
Hi again folks.  WHOO-Hoo, it's finished.  The photos below are very poor but my mate Ralph will be over to see me in a week or so, and I am sure he will be able to take some much better ones. Well here goes, --- the first one shows the fibres fixed into the back of the clock face, bit of a tangle but all in the right place. The second one is of the finished clock face. The seconds are shown by the white lights, and they move from the bottom up to the top fading out as they go. The minutes are shown in red, and the hours in blue. I hope you can all tell what time it was when I took the photo. The third photo is rather out of focus but it shows the whole thing. I hope that when Ralph comes to visit, he will do a video as well as take better pics, although there is not a great deal to see when it is running.
Hope you all like it !!!  :palm:

Cheers Dek. :med:

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Re: Fibre Optic Clock.
« Reply #56 on: April 06, 2014, 02:43:25 PM »
WOW Dec!  :bugeye:

I can honestly say, I've never seen anything like it before. I love it!

Errr...... 4.35 ?  :scratch:

Well done!  :clap: :clap:

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Re: Fibre Optic Clock.
« Reply #57 on: April 06, 2014, 02:54:10 PM »
 :jaw: :bugeye: :thumbup: :clap: :ddb: :headbang:

Fantastic

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Re: Fibre Optic Clock.
« Reply #58 on: April 06, 2014, 02:59:55 PM »
Hi Dek,

It's magnificent! :jaw:

Very well done.  :clap:

See you soon.

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Re: Fibre Optic Clock.
« Reply #59 on: April 06, 2014, 05:38:48 PM »
Very nice!

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Re: Fibre Optic Clock.
« Reply #60 on: April 07, 2014, 06:47:02 AM »
Hi Dek

                                                                          Absolutely  Brilliant

                                                                             Cheers  David

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Re: Fibre Optic Clock.
« Reply #61 on: April 07, 2014, 07:01:10 AM »
Hi Dek,

As said already, looks fantastic  :nrocks:

I'll do be best with the pic's..... Talk about being put on the spot!  :bugeye:


See you on the 13th  :thumbup:






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Re: Fibre Optic Clock.
« Reply #62 on: April 07, 2014, 11:46:53 AM »
Thanks again for the kind comments gents. David, spot on with the time. Phil, I thought you would have been knocking on my door at 8 o'clock this morning. :lol: :lol: :lol: :thumbup:

Ralph, David Bailey will have nowt on you when you get the hang of that super-duper jobby you have. :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:

Cheers Dek. :med:

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Re: Fibre Optic Clock.
« Reply #63 on: April 07, 2014, 11:59:57 AM »
Fantastic Dek. That is just an amazing looking clock.

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Re: Fibre Optic Clock.
« Reply #64 on: April 07, 2014, 04:42:44 PM »
That looks truly amazing  :jaw: :jaw: :jaw: :jaw: :jaw: :jaw: :jaw: :jaw: :jaw: :jaw: :jaw: :jaw: :jaw:


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Re: Fibre Optic Clock.
« Reply #65 on: April 22, 2014, 03:00:39 PM »
Well it's been a long time coming folks but here it is at last :pinkelephant: :pinkelephant: The VID. Hope you like, although Ralph (the bloke who made the vid). is not too happy with it.

Cheers Dek :old:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5STsnp_tiU" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5STsnp_tiU</a>

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Re: Fibre Optic Clock.
« Reply #66 on: April 22, 2014, 03:17:39 PM »
Hi Dek,

It was a real pleasure to drive over to see the wondrous creation the other Sunday. It's even more impressive in real life than in the video!  :bugeye: :bow:

The amount of work involved doesn't bear thinking about and it puts me to shame - I really ought to get a few projects finished and stop making tools to make tools.

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Re: Fibre Optic Clock.
« Reply #67 on: April 22, 2014, 03:45:56 PM »
Well.......

This is the third time I've clocked in since you posted the vid.  :palm:

I'm still speechless. Completely gobsmacked by it's beauty and complexity!  :bugeye:

Blummin, WELL DONE, Dec.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: Fibre Optic Clock.
« Reply #68 on: April 23, 2014, 06:11:29 PM »
Thanks very much for the kind words Phil & David.  :thumbup: I am quite pleased with the way it turned out. When you sometimes have to wait months for the right bit of scrap bar to arrive at the scrapyard, it is easy to lose interest, but I got there in the end. I might add, with a lot of encouragement from all you chaps on here. :poke: :poke: :poke: So once again THANK YOU ALL. :thumbup:

Cheers Dek. :med:

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Re: Fibre Optic Clock.
« Reply #69 on: April 26, 2014, 09:01:52 AM »
To do your wonderful work justice, PLEASE got someone with a real video camera to make your next video. :bow:

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Re: Fibre Optic Clock.
« Reply #70 on: April 26, 2014, 09:20:59 AM »
Hi Derek,

Very impressive work. This should be in the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. The school kids would be fascinated and inspired by it.

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Re: Fibre Optic Clock.
« Reply #71 on: April 27, 2014, 11:48:05 AM »
Thank you Geoff and Gary.  :thumbup: Geoff, Ralph has only just bought his camera and is still getting the hang of it, plus the conditions were not ideal and I don't know anyone with a video jobby.

Gary, I like the idea of putting it in the MSI, but I think they may have too much to show already.

Cheers Dek. :med:

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Re: Fibre Optic Clock.
« Reply #72 on: April 30, 2014, 03:35:10 PM »
Dek,

Glad it's appreciated by some.




Geoff,
I shouldn't have to justify what was already credited as having shaky videography.

But, for clarity.... It was a rush job so people could see it function. Dek knew the score.




So PLEASE remember the golden rule about posting useless negative crap..... Don't bother, just keep it to yourself.




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Re: Fibre Optic Clock.
« Reply #73 on: April 30, 2014, 05:27:44 PM »

So PLEASE remember the golden rule about posting useless negative crap..... Don't bother, just keep it to yourself.

Well said Ralph!  :thumbup:

Can't see a vid. problem, meself.........  :scratch:

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Re: Fibre Optic Clock.
« Reply #74 on: May 03, 2014, 03:45:25 AM »

Geoff,
I shouldn't have to justify what was already credited as having shaky videography.

But, for clarity.... It was a rush job so people could see it function. Dek knew the score.




So PLEASE remember the golden rule about posting useless negative crap..... Don't bother, just keep it to yourself.


Ralph.

I only meant that it didn't show an incredible build in its best light.