Dynamo Men Rehab Center + Video

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Due to patient confidentiality issues, I’ve been reluctant to post this until now.
But the Dynamo Men, in a commendable spirit of full disclosure and transparency—although they’re totally opaque—have now consented to a behind-the-scene glimpse at their rehabilitation center.
Their backs are usually the first to go. And the “occasional” donut break starts straining the scale.
So cheerful music, weight training, inversion therapy, and a tummy trim are just what the doctor ordered.

Previously unreleased video footage here …

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#1 posted 08-05-2016 08:20 PM

I enjoy to see your buildings and you’re stimulator for others.

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#2 posted 08-05-2016 10:26 PM

You are a very cleaver man with automation John….

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#3 posted 08-06-2016 12:13 AM

Another one of your great dynamic lamps, John! I guess the Dynamo Men are just hanging around, today…....!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#4 posted 08-06-2016 12:17 AM

I thought your last one was good, but this one outdoes that one.
Nice video too!

John, please note that this comments is devoid of anything snarky!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#5 posted 08-06-2016 12:51 AM

I thought your last one was good, but this one outdoes that one.
- oldnovice

As much as I hate to admit it, I’ll have to disagree. Unless you know the Dynamo Men backstory, this one falls a little flat. They want to be doing something rather than something being done to them.

The upside …

I think it’s my best functional lamp to date! The “tower” is open on the back, and it houses a 100-watt-equivalent LED bulb. Because the rehab center will be displayed about six inches from a wall, all of the light will be zero-glare bounce-light.

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#6 posted 08-06-2016 02:46 AM

Great design—I can really relate to the theme. Is this design going to be published? I’d love to share it with the nurses at my rehab program.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#7 posted 08-06-2016 03:09 AM

That is way cool John.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#8 posted 08-06-2016 12:50 PM

I love this sort of thing. It’s beautiful work and what a great conversation piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 08-06-2016 02:49 PM

very clever I like it but enjoyed other 1 a little better sawing wood for lampshade …..GREAT JOB



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#10 posted 08-06-2016 03:05 PM

John, I like this one and I agree the guys could be doing something. However, any doctor or physical therapist, will tell you to start an exercise program s l o w l y. So, maybe, when they are a bit more fit, they can increase their activity. By the way, can they alternate positions? Looks like the one on the left gets his tummy rubbed by the gear in front of him. Is that to encourage him to suck it in? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#11 posted 08-06-2016 03:47 PM

very cool

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#12 posted 08-06-2016 05:34 PM

That is super cool! Really creative stuff!

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#13 posted 08-06-2016 09:07 PM

This sure beats slimming down on the old belt sander! Nicely done :-)

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#14 posted 08-06-2016 11:11 PM


Yes, they can alternate positions—both left-and-right and up-and-down.

I used a lever mechanism on this one only because I haven’t used it before. To be exact, it’s a First Class Lever—the technical term for a teeter totter. The big gear could have been a simple disc, but I decided to up the ante by making it a complex gear for visual interest.. And then I added the do-nothing small gears when it dawned on me that they could be tummy shavers. When I worked out the design on my computer, I set the shaver clearance at 1/32”. When I built it, it came in at 1/32”. Go figure?

To sum up, it started as a simple idea and then things got WAAAY out of hand. :-)

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#15 posted 08-06-2016 11:33 PM

This sure beats slimming down on the old belt sander!
- Mark Shymanski

BRAVO !!! DAILY TOP 3 comment. :-)

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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