Brazing

A truck I’m working on will have a transmission temperature sensor installed in the trans pan. I could weld or braze the the bung in. The pan is sheet metal and welding will almost certainly put holes in the pan so I’m going to braze it. Brazing is not something I’ve dine much of so I wanted to get a better idea of what was involved and particularly how I should handle bonding the thin sheet metal to the comparatively heavy and thick sensor bung. I went to youtube and was rewarded with this find.

I’m just starting to dig into 897473’s channel. He is an artist so some of what he does (like making earrings) doesn’t interest me but he has a bunch of great info on brazing and I’m betting even more.

He has a website here: www.gsegmedia.com

D-Day Today 68 Years Ago

One of the most incredible feats of courage, will, and planning. Defeating Nazi Germany was by no means a given and many thousands of good men died to achieve victory.

Take just one moment to think about what these men did and how it affects you today. Do we all speak German? Do we all speak Japanese?

We are blessed by their sacrifice.

(This is actual war footage. If you don’t like the tune, kill the sound and see what was done. I’d suggest finding a system that thumps though and cranking it up.)

Tiananmen Square Massacre 23rd Anniversary

Today marks twenty three years since the massacre of peaceful protesters who wanted nothing more than a say in their country’s affairs. It was a protest started when people laid wreaths on the Monument to Fallen Heroes in Tiananmen Square. Today the monument is roped off and guarded by soldiers. The people are no longer allowed to honor their fallen for fear that they might again express their desire to be more than subjects of the Communist Dynasty.

I have lived in China and have come to love the Chinese people dearly. I feel a deep and quiet rage when I think of how they are used and abused by a government that has gone far beyond guanxi in its corruption.

Below are pictures that I took of what I believe is the only monument to the slaughter of June 4th in China. The Monument is in Hong Kong.


And finally, here is a picture of a synopsis of the events that lead up to the massacre. Click on the image and you will be able to view it full sized where it will be fairly legible.

No, the old cannot kill the young forever and any student of Chinese history will know that the government is only a part of China but that China has never been the government. The Party is perilously close to losing the Mandate.

5-Axis Machined Metal Helmet

It seems like it might be a little heavy but WOW! It is a beautiful process to watch. I’m surprised that they weren’t flooding the area with cutting oil or coolant.

Now it makes sense how folks are able to CNC port cylinder heads

It’s amazing what we can do now.