When we post new content on MAKE, we love hearing from our readers. Whether the comments be intelligent, insightful, or funny, here are our favorites from the past week, from Makezine, our Facebook page, Google+ Community, and Twitter.
In the article Power Tools Retrofitted for the Amish, Halfvast Conspirator commented:
I have some Amish friends who have set up a large woodworking shop with some serious old industrial equipment they run with belts off a diesel engine. The shop is retro tech, like something from the 19th century but with a diesel engine. They built channels in the floor for the belts, and various jack shafts to take off power. One guy had in the sawmill (diesel-driven portable mill) a table saw with an old motorcycle engine to run it, which was actually a great idea for something away from electricity.
In the piece #ifihadglass, Oh the Things We’d Do…, Steven Henricksen remarks:
I would love to see what the applications would be for music performance. Imagine if the sheet music were on the google glass and followed along at the tempo of the conductor…
Could almost pass as planking.
In the article Tool Tales: A Pivotal Piece of History, ka1axy responded with:
That looks almost exactly like a tool I used to use when working on Teletypes, called a spring hook. It was used to hook the second end of a spring over its attachment point. Wonderfully handy tool…still have mine.
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