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Black_Moons
04-26-2011, 05:09 PM
Where to go? When HSM is down, since its been up and down a lot recently...

Chaski... Don't get along with admin's censorship policys. (Because he does it manualy, as opposed to using the built in censorship function of the forum software like here does)

Practicalmachinist.. seems more for the big boys. Iv read they don't like talk about smaller machines and thier admin isent that nice either.

<censored>... Owner spamed here. You know who you are, I won't even advertise your name.

So, Any other ideas?

Im becoming tempted to set up a machinist IRC channel if anyone is intrested... I suspect like most IRC channels it would be more OT the ontopic, More for trading bull and random storys and just chatting beween machinists. (might take some of the OT thread pressure away from here if we had a place to be OT with other machinists?) (PS, IRC channels don't replace forums. They are however a good place for the real noob questions that noob has decided not to google, like what SFM is and why its important)

Evan
04-26-2011, 05:28 PM
That's the easiest question I have been asked in a long time. I go into the shop and make stuff. I have a absolute personal rule: No internet in the shop no matter what. If I need to do something on the Net I have to go into the living room where my main workstation is.

DICKEYBIRD
04-26-2011, 05:37 PM
Easy! Here's my favorites. Don't let the Model Engine thing fool you. There's some dang good machinist/fabricators that post there and on the other sites. There's a robotics expert that started posting fairly recently on the MadModder site that'll leave you speechless.

http://www.homemodelenginemachinist.com/

http://www.madmodder.net/

http://www.shopfloortalk.com/forums/index.php

Michael Edwards
04-26-2011, 05:46 PM
Maybe read up on Machine Shop Practice vol 1 & 2 by Karl Moltrecht.

ME

Black_Moons
04-26-2011, 06:05 PM
Wow that shopfloortalk forum looks great. Love the 'product review' section they have. I could post a dozen myself...

Madmodder seems to have a nice active OT board. Not a big OT fan but its worth mentioning for those who like posting OT threads.

Model engines? They make me feel bad cause id never have the attention span for such a long project :)

Would be fun to make a nice 2 stroke opposed piston engine for my moped... hehe.

DICKEYBIRD
04-26-2011, 06:47 PM
I've been meaning to post a link here to the robotics wizard's build log anyway. It's quite long but was worth the time for me just to see how guys like him work. Way, WAY over my head but fun to look at!

http://madmodder.net/index.php?topic=4266.0

sasquatch
04-26-2011, 06:59 PM
Black Moons has a great point here,,when this site is down where else do you visit???

Homemodelenginemachinist is good and if you check has a great bunch of pics under "Show me youre Lathe",(One guy there with 16 i think.):rolleyes:

John Stevenson
04-26-2011, 07:01 PM
Homemodelenginemachinist is good and if you check has a great bunch of pics under "Show me youre Lathe",(One guy there with 16 i think.):rolleyes:

They are a bit like tits though, any more than two handfuls and a mouthful is being greedy.

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sasquatch
04-26-2011, 07:02 PM
Agreed John, but they are nice to look at and play with once in awhile!!:D

lane
04-26-2011, 07:17 PM
Go here
http://hobby-machinist.com/index.php
I prefer practical machinist. lots of good info if you run real machines.

Jaakko Fagerlund
04-26-2011, 11:09 PM
Pornsites, that's what I prefer :D Give your lady some quality time, shag her nicely and hope that the forum works after that :cool:

I usually grab my pen and paper when something isn't working (unless it's the pen or out of paper) and glance at my never ending list of projects. Like now that the forum has been unavailable twice lately, I've been designing that EDM machine and gone a long way already :)

Black Forest
04-27-2011, 01:29 AM
I went and had a quick look at the robotics guy's blog. Very impressive. BUT I notice that it has taken quite a while for him to build this robot.

Lane would build that in a weekend!

vpt
04-27-2011, 08:21 AM
Yup, I pout for a little while then head out to do some kind of work outside or in the shop.

camdigger
04-27-2011, 09:40 AM
If HSM is down, and building things is of interest, try Machine Builders Network. MBN was actually my first choice forum for a while before their software change. Traffic is down some since. The old site has lots of interesting builds that you could view, but it does not accept new members and is soon supposed to stop allowing posts.

biometrics
04-27-2011, 10:03 AM
Go here
http://hobby-machinist.com/index.php
I prefer practical machinist. lots of good info if you run real machines.

I have tried to register but get an error message claiming my registration information is SPAM. :eek: There doesn't appear to be any way for a non-member to conttact the board operators? Any ideas?

J. Randall
04-28-2011, 12:51 AM
I have tried to register but get an error message claiming my registration information is SPAM. :eek: There doesn't appear to be any way for a non-member to conttact the board operators? Any ideas?

Submit a human sounding name(does not have to be your own), and a general location, should be accepted.
James