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    11-17-2017, 11:06 PM
    Blue transfer paper- I was thinking that baking paper might work. But no-one thinks that the toner will stay on it well enough to even make it out of...
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    11-16-2017, 02:53 AM
    darryl replied to a thread tin in General
    I kind of passed over that use for it- I use solder almost every day. I was thinking more like uses in the sheet form, but as an alloying element...
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    11-16-2017, 02:13 AM
    darryl started a thread tin in General
    Besides finding it next to your food inside of a can in your pantry, what do any of you do with tin? Does anybody have an actual use for tin? I...
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    11-16-2017, 02:06 AM
    darryl replied to a thread 4x8' Shop Bench Idea in General
    If you buy those tool chests, nothing says you have to keep the castors on. Why not make a 2x4 frame base and level that up in position. Leave room...
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    11-15-2017, 02:48 AM
    If you heat the epoxy, it will remain in a more liquid state until the heat is absorbed by the sides of the crack- which will be right away. It might...
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    11-08-2017, 10:48 PM
    Exercise the junction where the thermocouple joins the control unit- maybe clean the thing while you have it out. Reliable low voltage (50 mv)...
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    11-07-2017, 04:21 AM
    darryl replied to a thread fresnel lens in General
    I was wondering about that. It would be interesting to place an led module inside the fixture that I use for turning the parts. I could power it...
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    11-06-2017, 09:49 PM
    darryl replied to a thread fresnel lens in General
    To start with, I'm not exactly sure what plastic I'm using- it was something I had on hand and probably was (is) lexan. I know that plastic and glass...
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    11-06-2017, 02:52 AM
    darryl started a thread fresnel lens in General
    I'm going to try my hand at turning a fresnel lens from acrylic. I'll probably start with 3mm material since that's what I have right now. I have a...
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    10-30-2017, 10:18 PM
    Laminated surface plate- why not? I'd use epoxy of course, not a spray glue or any kind of brush-applied cement. I have a few pieces of granite that...
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    10-30-2017, 10:07 PM
    darryl replied to a thread painting a heat sink in General
    Well, next time I build heat sinks I'm going to use clear aluminum :) You can get a very rough idea of how insulating a layer of paint or any...
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    10-30-2017, 09:33 PM
    During the course of fixing and setting up our wide belt sander, we ruined a couple of belts. Most of the area was ok, so I kept that. You might call...
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    10-28-2017, 10:15 PM
    darryl replied to a thread painting a heat sink in General
    I have a diamond vapor deposition machine on order from China, should be here in a few weeks. The online manual states that the preferred raw...
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    10-28-2017, 02:34 PM
    darryl replied to a thread painting a heat sink in General
    Thanks for all the responses. After I posted I began thinking about where the radiated portion of the heat would go. If it's a large number of fins...
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    10-28-2017, 02:14 AM
    darryl started a thread painting a heat sink in General
    This is a subject which has been beaten to death by overclockers and hobbyists for the most part, with seemingly little in the way of definitive...
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    10-26-2017, 03:29 AM
    In a case like this I'd look for someone with a large enough capacity band saw. There's too much 'pucker factor' in parting off with that diameter-...
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    10-24-2017, 04:31 AM
    You'll want to ventilate anyway. I don't know how long the doors are shut at a time when you're in there, but you should have fresh air. Maybe...
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    10-21-2017, 07:45 PM
    darryl replied to a thread Banggood juice in General
    I can't wait to start buying perfumed rotting fat spray paint- I'm sure it's coming :(
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    10-19-2017, 06:47 PM
    darryl replied to a thread deburing holes in General
    Nice, very nice. I can imagine that just one of those stage lights costs about as much as my whole budget for this project- and I have to divide that...
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    10-19-2017, 03:55 AM
    darryl replied to a thread deburing holes in General
    I've never used one of those hand held ones, but I think I'll get one. In the meantime I devised another way to get the job done- using a chainsaw...
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    10-18-2017, 04:55 PM
    darryl started a thread deburing holes in General
    There's obviously more than one way to debur holes- use a countersink, drill bit, or custom-designed deburing tool. But what's a good way to debur...
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    10-13-2017, 05:06 PM
    Lately I've seen graphite crucibles and al03 crucibles for sale. Wondering if there's an optimum choice for melting aluminum- or just use a steel pot.
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    10-12-2017, 07:34 PM
    Well, I've been without internet for a week now- but I'm back. The thing is done now, so this is just a report on how it went. I estimated a curve to...
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    10-04-2017, 04:57 AM
    darryl replied to a thread R.I.P Tom Petty in General
    A few of the local boys and girls were at the pub tonite, one guy played only Tom Petty, and I think everyone played at least one of his songs.
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    10-03-2017, 09:10 PM
    Or forget slitting entirely and just build it up from pieces. The inner part of the sandwich is narrower and centered between the two outer parts....
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    10-03-2017, 06:22 PM
    I can't do the bending on site. This is in a pub so it's busy much of the time. I pretty much need to get it right in the workshop, then have minimal...
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    10-03-2017, 04:34 PM
    I need to bend some 5/8 sq aluminum tubing to fit the curve of the riser on two steps leading to a stage. I'm wondering how much springback to expect...
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    10-03-2017, 03:54 PM
    I think you also need to see that the blades are in the same plane. If you notice one blade higher or lower at the tip than others, rectify that...
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    09-28-2017, 05:41 AM
    I'm still buying the Yamawa brand of taps. They have always worked well and they look really nice too. The 10-24 size is common for me, and I have...
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    09-27-2017, 03:08 AM
    There are two ways of controlling the brightness of leds, or strings of leds. One is by PWM, where you may not know the frequency, but the light...
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