New Adventures of Queen Victoria by Pab Sungenis

New Adventures of Queen Victoria

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  1. edclectic

    edclectic said, over 3 years ago

    That is if you’re connecting it to a Tesla coil.

  2. Kali39

    Kali39 said, over 3 years ago

    Doesn’t Grampa usually call the Emperor Norton when he needs an expert?

  3. Linguist

    Linguist said, over 3 years ago

    That Tesla guy is such a live wire !

  4. corzak

    corzak said, over 3 years ago

    No . . . use Kappaloy 85% Tin / 15% Zinc. Ideal for soldering aluminum to copper or aluminum to fruit.

  5. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 3 years ago

    Mom used to make these.

    From: Dominion Home Canning Guide “The Key to Successful Canning”
    Western Edition
    Published by: The Dominion Glass Co., Limited (year of publication unknown 194x?)
    General Offices: Montreal, Que.
    Western Division Factory: Redcliff, Alta.


    Slice watermelon in 1 1/4 inch slices.
    Trim off all the pink part, then peel off all the green rind.
    With a fork prick the strips well on both sides.
    Cut in cubes.
    Prepare a bowl of lime water.
    This is done by pouring 1 1/2 quarts water over 2 to 3 tablespoons of slacked lime.
    Allow it to stand until the water clears, then drain the water off carefully into another bowl.
    Place the melon rind in the clear water, cover and weight to hold the melon rind under the lime water.
    In the morning pour off the liquid, rinse well in fresh cold water.
    Place in saucepan with enough water to cover.
    Cook until pieces can be pierced with a toothpick.
    Drain again, saving the liquid.
    Make a syrup with the water drained from the rind using 1 cup water, 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup clear honey.
    Boil 5 minutes.
    Then add 1 lemon, thinly sliced and 5 or 6 whole cloves or stick cinnamon.
    Boil 3 minutes longer.
    Drop the rind into the syrup.
    Cook 5 minutes and place in jars and seal.

    Notes from me.

    Slacked lime is also known as slaked lime.
    The recipe is copied exactly (proof read twice) so the rind must be soaked overnight

  6. pcolli

    pcolli said, over 3 years ago

    You don’t need solder….just stick the wires into the melon.

  7. scrabblefiend

    scrabblefiend said, over 3 years ago


    Slaked lime used to be used in pickling cukes, etc. It firms them up so you get crisp and crunchy ones.

  8. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 3 years ago


    They’d just shake right back out from all the vibration! And you call yourself an engineer?!
    …wait. DO you call yourself an engineer?

  9. pcolli

    pcolli said, over 3 years ago

    @The Wolf In Your Midst

    If George is making what I think he’s making, there’ll be no vibration as the device will be totally energy absorbing. I don’t call myself anything – there’s no accurate description.

  10. SlyMongoose

    SlyMongoose said, over 3 years ago

    “Why is there a watermelon there?”
    “I’ll tell you later.”
    - dialog from Buckaroo Banzai

  11. ujean

    ujean said, over 3 years ago

    Two mad scientists cooperating. Her Maj better start securing the breakables, like Nelson’s statue.

  12. bostonEddie

    bostonEddie said, over 3 years ago

    I’ve tried to forget the hours and hours I spent getting the right profile for a lead free solder process. One of the many things that make me glad I retired.
    BTW, if you’re trying to solder on Aluminum, melt a blob of liquid solder then scratch with the tip of the iron. That penetrates the oxide layer of the Al and makes soldering possible.

  13. Kali39

    Kali39 said, over 3 years ago

    Maybe Grampa is making a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster…

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