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  • CCWKen's Avatar
    Today, 06:58 AM
    CCWKen replied to a thread 3D print head for your CNC in General
    I'm curious; Just how do you sell at a small loss and make it up in volume. That turns a small loss into a big loss. :confused:
    6 replies | 140 view(s)
  • boslab's Avatar
    Today, 05:48 AM
    boslab replied to a thread 3D print head for your CNC in General
    I can see that a mill wouldent be ideal, but I was thinking the other day that whilst it wouldent be ideal that the area of gaskets and seals might...
    6 replies | 140 view(s)
  • DATo's Avatar
    Today, 04:13 AM
    The Proud Tower by Tuchman was a great book. I am really surprised to see it mentioned in a machinist's forum. Actually the book was a collection...
    18 replies | 1525 view(s)
  • MrFluffy's Avatar
    Today, 04:08 AM
    Its just a 3d printhead in a tool fixing, a pid controller for the printhead thermocouple and psu to run the heater for the print head and it appears...
    6 replies | 140 view(s)
  • DEVILHUNTER's Avatar
    Today, 04:06 AM
    It's ok my project list ti make one of them. You may need to add a hot table but shouldn't be a problem. You can buy complete head extruders in china...
    6 replies | 140 view(s)
  • dave_r's Avatar
    Today, 03:47 AM
    dave_r replied to a thread 3D print head for your CNC in General
    That kind of thinking is exactly why you don't have a huge online retail business. Online, it's all about selling for a small loss, but making up...
    6 replies | 140 view(s)
  • PStechPaul's Avatar
    Today, 03:36 AM
    You could make a retractable ledge such as found on drafting tables. Basically a strip of metal with L-shaped slots that can hold it above the...
    28 replies | 704 view(s)
  • PStechPaul's Avatar
    Today, 03:22 AM
    PStechPaul replied to a thread pin material in General
    Just make sure it's not actually Zamak. :rolleyes: That would also be non-magnetic, and wouldn't spark much, but it should be easy to cut unless it's...
    1 replies | 83 view(s)
  • tyrone shewlaces's Avatar
    Today, 03:17 AM
    How could I. It's a web page showing a neat idea with pictures, then absolutely no information for a potential customer such as: how much does it...
    6 replies | 140 view(s)
  • Paul Alciatore's Avatar
    Today, 03:11 AM
    Yea, I do love those magnets, but somehow I don't want them attracting swarf on the edge of my bench.
    28 replies | 704 view(s)
  • MyrtleLake's Avatar
    Today, 02:46 AM
    I'd like to chime in on the broach, having made a number in my home shop. While a commercial broach would undoubtedly be made to work in one pass, I...
    41 replies | 1183 view(s)
  • PStechPaul's Avatar
    Today, 02:35 AM
    PStechPaul replied to a thread NASA's Machine Shop in General
    Lots of good pictures and machines to drool over. Some things have not changed much since 1945. My friend Helene's father worked as a machinist at...
    17 replies | 1317 view(s)
  • Davek0974's Avatar
    Today, 02:16 AM
    NIce, what sort of speed range do you have? I'm not convinced the 1-1/2Hp motor I have will be as useful in the lower speeds with 1:1 ratio.
    12 replies | 321 view(s)
  • darryl's Avatar
    Today, 01:54 AM
    darryl started a thread pin material in General
    Part of my latest project requires some pivot pins, 1/4 inch diameter. I bought what I thought was plain jane steel rod. It looked kind of bright,...
    1 replies | 83 view(s)
  • pinstripe's Avatar
    Today, 01:38 AM
    pinstripe replied to a thread Index able lathe tooling in General
    This is definitely a factor. The second guy I spoke with is all CNC, whereas the first guy is manual. I think it would be difficult not to use...
    33 replies | 1586 view(s)
  • darryl's Avatar
    Today, 01:25 AM
    darryl replied to a thread Work Bench Top Questions in General
    I second the idea of two layers of 3/4 mdf. I've built 3 workbenches at work so far- one has a 3/4 inch mdf top with laminate on it, another has a 1...
    28 replies | 704 view(s)
  • BCRider's Avatar
    Today, 01:09 AM
    BCRider replied to a thread Work Bench Top Questions in General
    Paul, the retention edge isn't a bad idea. But perhaps what is needed is some other method than magnets to retain an edge which can move easily when...
    28 replies | 704 view(s)
  • Tundra Twin Track's Avatar
    Today, 12:59 AM
    I noticed a Doall ML in the Instrument Shop pic and it's work jaw sitting behind Cincinatti Mill.
    17 replies | 1317 view(s)
  • Tundra Twin Track's Avatar
    Today, 12:52 AM
    Hey Brian I have a friend that is sales rep for Sowa,he been in Edmonton for couple years transferred from Ontario.He may have a contact for your...
    38 replies | 1897 view(s)
  • Paul Alciatore's Avatar
    Today, 12:34 AM
    So far it sounds like I am going to recycle one of the tops from my trailer shop: double layer of flakeboard with 1x2 edge. Perhaps I can just remove...
    28 replies | 704 view(s)
  • BCRider's Avatar
    Today, 12:31 AM
    BCRider replied to a thread Work Bench Top Questions in General
    It could well be argued that I went a bit overboard with my recent retirement shop build. But on the other hand this is what I get to look at when I...
    28 replies | 704 view(s)
  • Paul Alciatore's Avatar
    Today, 12:24 AM
    Hummm! Hummm!
    28 replies | 704 view(s)
  • Paul Alciatore's Avatar
    Today, 12:22 AM
    Hummm!
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  • macona's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:47 PM
    Ebay no longer owns paypal.
    40 replies | 1618 view(s)
  • flylo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:42 PM
    flylo replied to a thread NASA's Machine Shop in General
    My Pacemaker is a 1951 & came out of Checker Motors in Kalamazoo 25 miles away on Pitcher st same as Atlas/Clausing, Buck Chuck Co was in Kazoo too....
    17 replies | 1317 view(s)
  • Andre3127's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:26 PM
    Andre3127 replied to a thread WD40 VS Liquid Wrench ? in General
    I don't smell it too much, but it does smell similar to diesel. Maybe the brand you have smells more? EDIT: Just saw the post right before...
    11 replies | 407 view(s)
  • Black_Moons's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:25 PM
    You get desensitized to it quickly in large doses... Alternatively you can buy deodorized kerosene.
    11 replies | 407 view(s)
  • hephaestus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:12 PM
    hephaestus replied to a thread WD40 VS Liquid Wrench ? in General
    I was going to get a few gallons of it myself, but as you said it's disco'd. I doubt liquid wrench would be a good cutting fluid for aluminum....
    11 replies | 407 view(s)
  • DR's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:02 PM
    DR replied to a thread Home shop CNC lathe? in General
    Next time you speak with tech support at Tormach ask for their opinion on leaving the machine on all the time. That could save you the trouble or...
    74 replies | 3872 view(s)
  • DICKEYBIRD's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:55 PM
    DICKEYBIRD replied to a thread Home shop CNC lathe? in General
    HOLY COW, THAT IS UNBELIEVABLE!!:eek: No way that's acceptable on a commercial machine. Even my garage-built hobby machine has an accurate, very...
    74 replies | 3872 view(s)
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