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Say What? A Radiometer Pedestal...

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Radiometers have always fascinated me. There is something magic about the light and dark colored vanes spinning uselessly in a vacuum, powered by the energy of light. From childhood on, any number of them have been bought, broken, and lost. Then! Years later, I found a expensive, hand-blown radiometer in an upscale gift shop. I reverted to age 10 and my inner-child screamed, “Daaaady, Buy it, Buy it!”

So what do you do with an expensive, high-dollar radiometer? Well, duh. You turn out a walnut base. Then, you put it on a pedestal like any worship-worthy object, take it to work, and put it on your desk. It becomes a conversation starter, “What makes that thing spin? Where are the batteries? ” And it is a constant reminder that much of the work of an organization is useless spinning.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. I think of my shop as Fritter City. I am the Mayor.





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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 607 days ago

Nice Trolley Car, err, Radiometer & Pedestal.

Kinda reminds me of a politician, you know, a useless figure on a soapbox! Lol.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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DeLayne Peck

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#2 posted 607 days ago

DIY, Very true and every thing has spin on it!

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. I think of my shop as Fritter City. I am the Mayor.

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