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acromegaman

Super cool and innovative bending devices are definitely on the way! Bill is absolutely full of great ideas. 

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Buccos1

Just tried long bar for the first time in ??? (at least a few years).  Man I feel old!  Gonna be bruised and sore tomorrow.  :laugh

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KapMan
58 minutes ago, Buccos1 said:

Just tried long bar for the first time in ??? (at least a few years).  Man I feel old!  Gonna be bruised and sore tomorrow.  :laugh

I need to get into gear myself. Been buying things other than steel. Partly because im an idiot and would end up getting the wrong stuff.

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Buccos1
23 hours ago, KapMan said:

I need to get into gear myself. Been buying things other than steel. Partly because im an idiot and would end up getting the wrong stuff.

Here is a link that will take you directly to the order page:  https://www.onlinemetals.com/merchant.cfm?pid=10238&step=4&showunits=inches&id=843&top_cat=849

 

Order some 3-foot sections, which will probably save you on shipping.  But will be wasting unusable portions of the bar if you cut them down at all.  I used to order 6-7 feet lengths and cut them into multiple sections, which was more cost-effective in the long run, when factoring in shipping costs.  Some places will cut to size, but usually at a way higher cost.

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KRC

Thanks to everyone who's given feedback to date and to all for your patience.  

We FINALLY have a date - Saturday, April 28th 2018 at my home in Sherborn MA.  I will add an entry form and liability waiver for competitors to complete and when I receive that back, I'll provide the address.  

To answer some of the FAQ's that I've been getting: 

- The drill rod for the unbraced portion likely will be rated.  I expect to have this confirmed by late January/early February
- I am working on an online component to augment the in person comp based on demand.  There will be costs associated with the steel for remote competitors, only to cover costs.
- The Hampton Inn in Natick is probably the closest / easiest hotel in the area.  It's 5 miles away.  
- The lengths of bars to be used in the braced portion have changed, but the dimensions offered will still allow for rank novices to compete. 

More details to come - for now check out the attendee list ... reply here or PM me!!

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acromegaman

If I can join this from my location that would be awesome! 

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Buccos1

Awesome!  I'm pretty close to 100%. :rock

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KRC

First update: Thanks to the extremely generous efforts of @Adam Juncker, I'm happy to say that the short steel for the unbraced components of the competition WILL BE RATED. Adam and I have both done our own independent testing, and believe the apparatus to generate ratings that are within historically acceptable tolerances.  

The steel to be used for the comp will be purchased, rated, and prepared for the event shortly.  

Second update: This years event will be in-person only.  I will consider online portions for future events, but it's not in the cards for me this time around.  I hope to see a good turn out.  

Third update: This comp will have NO entry fee, and entry form will be posted to the comp thread shortly.  

 

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Donc101
42 minutes ago, KRC said:

First update: Thanks to the extremely generous efforts of @Adam Juncker, I'm happy to say that the short steel for the unbraced components of the competition WILL BE RATED. Adam and I have both done our own independent testing, and believe the apparatus to generate ratings that are within historically acceptable tolerances.  

The steel to be used for the comp will be purchased, rated, and prepared for the event shortly.  

Second update: This years event will be in-person only.  I will consider online portions for future events, but it's not in the cards for me this time around.  I hope to see a good turn out.  

Third update: This comp will have NO entry fee, and entry form will be posted to the comp thread shortly.  

 

I am as close to 100% as I can be. Which means baring something crazy coming up, I will be there. Very excited!

 

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KRC
27 minutes ago, Donc101 said:

I am as close to 100% as I can be. Which means baring something crazy coming up, I will be there. Very excited!

 

Great to hear; added!!

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