March 30, 2011
March 28, 2011
Harry Coover, Super Glue inventor, dies at 94 CNN) -- Harry Wesley Coover, best-known as the inventor of Super Glue, has died at his home in Kingsport, Tennessee, a funeral home there said Sunday.
He was 94.
The cause of death was congestive heart failure.
Coover got the idea for Super Glue during a lab accident while working for Eastman Kodak, said Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes.
He was studying compounds for use in optically perfect gun sights and impact-resistant jet canopies when an assistant complained that new refractometer prisms were wrecked because they got glued together, according to the funeral home.
In fact, cyanoacrylate -- the chemical name for the glue -- was rejected by researchers at first because it bound everything together.
But Coover saw its potential.
The glue was first sold as a commercial product in 1958, according to the Super Glue Corp.'s website.
It has since become synonymous with curiously powerful adhesives. Coover was awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation last year for his work.
He is survived by two sons, a daughter and four grandchildren.
You might think i'm not serious with this post, but I use super glue all the fucking time, its the single greatest pattern making tool i use. He will be missed, but his invention will live on forever.
March 25, 2011
Come hang out, eat lunch!
And if you bring any bad vibes or any type of funny business, Chopper Wizard will tell you:
1401 Santa Fe Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90813-1290
March 22, 2011
He sent me something really neat he made for me that will be the basis for a part im gonna be makin., but I didnt have my camera at the shop and didnt take a pic coz i suck. Tomrrow...
March 20, 2011
Motoyan and friends are making trips north to help.
here it is in english, these people need our help.
You can help by Paypaling donations to:
So many shops and builders are trapped up in northern japan, these guys are running gas and food and water up to them. If you can donate it will help.
March 16, 2011
So, I emailed a bunch of my friends in Japan after the earthquake hit, I heard from most, but hadn't heard from Sam, who's shop Shop Sams is in the hardest hit area of Japan, Sendai.
I finally heard from him this morning!
I'M OK! family is ok!! staff is ok!!!
We can't use phone.. few friends can't talk after Earthquake.
But I believe all friends are ok!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Never give up Sendai!!!!!!
That right there is the fighting spirit of the country of Japan, despite all the losses everyone wants to move forward!
Good to hear back from you Sam!
if you havent seen any of my old posts on Sam's shop, take a look here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here!
March 15, 2011
March 14, 2011
I don't know what to say about the devastation in Japan. I know that many people I consider close friends are safe and ok, and thats great but so many people I don't know have been suffering or have lost their lives.
My thoughts go out to everyone in Japan. I cherish all my friends there and have had some of the greatest times of my life in Japan.
Hang in there.
March 10, 2011
someone wanted a duck points cover...
someone wanted to know what i had available that was different...
doin some Indian Motocycle parts
and I now have patterns to do DC Linkert bird deflectors, on both sides of the bike. No more HATE ones those like these, they are one offs...