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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:45 pm 
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If I needed to carry that much, I'd hire a car. :P

Seriously though, I want to keep the whole thing fairly light so that it doesn't feel like I'm pedalling a freight train. Not having 4 large panniers forces you to keep things to a minimum.

I've done a bit of backpacking in the past, and if you have a large 65 litre rucksack, it's tempting to fill it and then have a miserable time lugging it around. Whereas, if you have a 40 litre rucksack, you'll take what you can fit in it and make do, even if it means doing a bit of laundry during your trip.

Modern synthetic clothes are really good, they hold so little moisture and dry really quickly. At a pinch you can put them on damp and they'll dry while you wear them.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:53 pm 
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I like to travel with certain degree of style and comfort.

And solo. Difficult choices though. Kimono or smoking jacket etc.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:02 pm 
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One should get one's buttler to follow one in a motorhome. :D


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:28 pm 
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Can someone do me a large sheet steel robot, that splits and opens like a sarcophagus ?.

Would need to be about 5 or 6' high, by about 30" wide, and 20-24" deep.

I need three of them and im not kidding.


Seriously.

In all honesty legs arent required, pretty much just the main torso/head

Something ive a few drawings of. Ive a few ideas but its how i create the shapes of head,neck shoulders. Do i construct a frame, then lay flat steel across it, marking, then cutting and welding seams :?
Tricky trying to work out in your head how to form one of these sarcophagus shapes so it holds its shape.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:46 pm 
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dyna-ti wrote:
Can someone do me a large sheet steel robot, that splits and opens like a sarcophagus ?.

Would need to be about 5 or 6' high, by about 30" wide, and 20-24" deep.

I need three of them and im not kidding.


Seriously.

In all honesty legs arent required, pretty much just the main torso/head

Something ive a few drawings of. Ive a few ideas but its how i create the shapes of head,neck shoulders. Do i construct a frame, then lay flat steel across it, marking, then cutting and welding seams :?
Tricky trying to work out in your head how to form one of these sarcophagus shapes so it holds its shape.

Spinal Tap reunion tour?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:03 pm 
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Set of wardrobes.

Sat on an Iroko base of drawers.


If you think about it, one of the sifi robots were all barrel chested sarcophagus shaped. Suits, jackets etc would fit into that shape.

Just one of me flights of design fancy :) Nice to envision, bloody difficult to execute. Just all this talk of sheet metal manipulation brought it all up again. :)


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