Monday, October 14, 2013

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Gifts that Express Gratitude

Giving gifts is a powerful way to express gratitude. When you give someone a gift, think about what this person would actually appreciate. What does this person need? What would this person like to have even if he doesn't actually feel a need for it now?
When you see an item that you feel would be great to give someone as a gift, ask yourself, "Who am I grateful to that would appreciate this as a gift?"
Books are great gratitude gifts. A book can be read over and over again. And even when it is read only once, the book on the bookshelf is a frequently reminder that you are grateful.
There are many inexpensive items that would be greatly appreciated as a "Thank you" gift.
If you want to make sure that what you will be buying someone as a gift is something that this person would truly appreciate receiving, think of someone you can consult. You might ask someone to ask for you, "Is there something that you probably would not buy for yourself but would appreciate someone buying for you as a gift?"
A general rule to keep in mind is, "Don't just get someone a gift that you personally would like to receive. Give what you think this individual would like."
I once met someone who is considered an expert gift giver. "How did you develop your expertise?" I heard someone ask this person.
"I keep asking people, 'What are the gifts that you have appreciated the most?' I even ask this to strangers I meet in lines at stores. I have heard a tremendous amount of people answer this question. This has given me a strong sense of what different people appreciate as gifts."

Love Yehuda Lave

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  Talk about an artist!--Pictures attached below
For all aeronautical Boffin's and Engineers



P51 Mustang





Using a tweezers, the controls can be moved. All cables and linkages are in place to work the wing control surfaces as well. Young Park has since carved a pilot's face and hands from solid aluminum and built an articulated pilot to sit in the cockpit. (Photo: George F. Lee, Honolulu Star-Bulletin)
Here's  pic of fingers and tweezers to give scale......... Sooooo small!!!
Remember this as you look at the pics........... All the controls work as designed, by cables, chains, linkages and levers.



All these controls WORK!!!!!........ And that means they work the parts of the aircraft via rods and chains as in the original aircraft!!!!
Every single part hand made and fitted.
It blows you away, doesn't it???



Don't forget the tiny scale......... go up again and look at the pic of the fingers and tweezers!






Machine guns and bullets.........
Detail of three .50 Cal. machine guns and ammo cans. Ammo cans are loaded outside the aircraft and then simply set into place in the wing. Their doors become the top surface of the wing. This allowed for rapid reloading by the ground crew.




Mr. Park generously donated the first (cutaway) Corsair model to the Joe Martin Foundation. It can be seen in person in its display at the Foundation's museum in the Sherline building in Vista , California . A collection of photos showing how the model was built and all the historical data on the Corsair Mr. Park collected to build it has also been donated and is available for viewing. In 2005, Mr. Park also donated the second corsair and it is also now on display in the Foundation's museum.

Showing the extent of his carving skills, Mr. Park sculpted a pilot's head and hands out of solid aluminum. The articulated figure is dressed in a custom made uniform and can be placed in any position to give a good sense of scale to the model.







Inside the left wing you can see the 50 cal ammunition threaded into the three wing guns. Each round is machined in 3 partsâ€"brass cartridge with copper bullet and primer and is held together with a small copper feed jacket.


engine exhaust ports....... pic taken during assembly.

Control wires are being threaded around their pulleys underneath the cockpit during construction. (Y. Park photo)

The radiator air intake sits under the fuselage ready for installation. Much of the detail of some of the parts is hidden once it is assembled. (Y. Park photo)

The wing being made.............. LOOKIT how SMALL it is

Each panel is hand formed over a wooden shape. The metal is annealed to the proper softness and then pounded and bent into shape. The plane is made up of many individual panels, and the fits between panels are just about perfect. (Y.. Park photo)

Here we see the panel above in it's final position. Looks easy now, doesn't it? (Y.. Park photo)

The form for the air intake and the final part. As is often the case in machining and model making, fixtures, moulds, formers and jigs to make the final parts can take a long time to make and are never seen by the public viewing the finished model. (Y. Park photo)

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