A door’s hinges are arguably its most important pieces. After all, a door without hinges is

A door’s hinges are arguably its most important pieces. After all, a door without hinges is just, well, a wall. Or a bulkhead, if we’re talking about a hingeless hatch on a spacecraft. And so the assignment for creating hinges for Progress Egress, the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing by creating a replica of the command module hatch, went to [Jimmy DiResta]. The hinges were complex linkages that were designed to not only handle the 225 pound (102 kg) hatch on the launch pad, but to allow extended extravehicular activity (EVA) while en route to the Moon. [Jimmy], a multimedia maker, is just as likely to turn metal as he is to work in wood, and his hinges are a study of 1960s aerospace engineering rendered in ipe, and extremely hard and dense tropical hardwood, and brass. [Jimmy]’s build started with a full-size 3D-printed model of the hinge, a move that paid off as the prints acted both as templates for machining the wood components and as test jigs to make sure everything would articulate properly. Sheet brass was bent and soldered into the hinge brackets, while brass rod stock was turned on the lathe to simulate the hydraulic cylinder hinge stays of...

Wagamuffins showcases works, products of local artisans, bakers | Local News

If you are a current subscriber please click Sign Up or Login to activate your digital access. If not, please click Sign Up to subscribe. If you are a current subscriber please click Get Started to activate your digital access. If not we ask that you purchase a subscription to continue reading. If you are a current subscriber please click Sign Up or Login to activate your digital access. If not, please click Sign Up to subscribe. If you are a current subscriber please click Get Started to activate your digital access. If not we ask that you purchase a subscription to continue reading. Megan Meiran points out some of the metal objects, created in the likeness of animals, that are offered at her store, Wagamuffins, in downtown Mooresville. This space inside Wagamuffins offers a spot for dog owners and their pets to relax and catch up on reading the animal-themed books. This wall provides a spot for pet owners to take a photo of their canine pals. It is part of the decor at Wagamuffins in downtown Mooresville. Megan Meiran points out some of the metal objects, created in the likeness of animals, that are offered at her store, Wagamuffins, in downtown Mooresville. This space inside...

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2019 Ford Focus Buyer’s guide: reviews, model specs and how much each 2019 Ford Focus costs

The Ford Focus has been a top seller in the UK since it was first launched as the eventual successor to the Ford Escort in 1998. Four generations and multiple face-lifts on and the latest model, launched in 2018, is back duking it out with the VW Golf for the mantle of top-selling C-Segment car and currently lags behind only the Fiesta in the sales tables year to date. The latest generation has been praised for its handling and levels of driver assistance tech as well as its spacious interior and engine range. But as with any car, the devil is in the details and getting the combination of engine, gearbox and trim level can make all the difference. For the first time in a Focus model, Ford are offering completely different suspension architecture depending on which model in the line-up you buy (or specifically which engine powers that model). This isn’t uncommon, other manufacturers do the same thing, and different doesn’t necessarily mean bad. It does mean that when you read a review of the Focus that hails its class-leading handling however, you’ll want to be sure that the reviewer is talking about the Focus you are considering buying and not one with a different set-up. Cars ...