Cabin Fever Expo 2006

21, 22 January 2006

York Fairgrounds, York PA

My wife and I traveled down from eastern Connecticut on Friday 20 January to York.  Upon arrival at the fair grounds we found the tables that had been marked of for NEMES by Ray Hasbrouck who had arrived even earlier than we had.

We set up my things and while we were doing that Dave Bono and his wife, Romaine, arrived and we helped them move their things into the show hall.  While that was going on the bus pulled in and the rest of our mob was soon busy setting up displays of all sorts.

I am using a new camera and wanted to take lots of pictures.  On the other hand I wanted to keep it under control in case I got home with a bunch of not so great photos.  I tried to photograph things that would be of wide interest to anyone reading these pages but avoid excess duplication of photos taken in previous years.  Up to you to decided how I did!

So, in no particular order here is Cabin Fever Expo 2006

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PICT0027A.JPG (46575 bytes) My students frequently ask to make plumb bobs and I spotted these so they could see what a real plumb bob looks like

  PICT0028A.JPG (42096 bytes)   (L) Romaine Bono and Terri Groff


Friday evening most of the bus trip fellows and a number of other members who had traveled separately gathered at the Old Country Buffet restaurant for supper.  It turned out to be a nice get together with much good conversation.

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There were, of course, model representing the widest range of interests

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  PICT0049A.JPG (94832 bytes)  Ron Ginger (R) founding father of NEMES chats with the folks at Easy CNC.  On Saturday morning a very interesting talk was given by Dave Benson the owner of Easy CNC on the subject of homebrew CNC machining.  You can reach Dave at , or  I purchased the Easy CNC book from Dave and two other books about PIC controllers that turned out to be WAY over my head.  Well, just something more to learn!

  PICT0050A.JPG (104067 bytes)  This 1:1 steam engine was in the hall

  PICT0053A.JPG (111079 bytes) PICT0031B.JPG (134996 bytes)  The left hand picture approaches the hopes I have for the new camera.  Of course it is the poor craftsman who blames the tool.  I have a long way to go before I am comfortable with the new "tool".

  PICT0054A.JPG (107141 bytes)  PICT0055A.JPG (91144 bytes)  This homebrew EDM machine was built from the plans published by Ben Fleming.  The builder, in the left hand photo is Rich of Green Bay Wisconsin.  Ben's book is available from Lindsay Publications and there is quite an active Yahoo group to support builders.  The group is EDMBuilders if you are interested.

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The gentleman in the third photo over is Clarence Meyers, owner of Meyers Casting and a driving force behind the North American Model Engineering show to be held this year in Toledo OH.

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I thought this overhead cam model airplane engine was a real work of art.

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Photo 1. is the group that came down on the bus, photo 2 are a couple of Johnny come latelys who were not present for the group photo and photo 3 is the patient bus driver who puts up with our foolishness.

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 PICT0111A.JPG (97511 bytes)  My wife, Terri, and Mrs. Meyers of Meyers Castings (see pictures above) talk about Alaska.  Turns out that both the Meyers and ourselves were in Alaska at about the same time last summer.  Funny, I don't remember seeing them up there.

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