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    Yesterday, 03:19 AM
    In one sense it's the best descriptor given the situation. That is, when people see something you've done and ask in amazement 'did you make that'....
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    12-15-2017, 05:17 AM
    darryl replied to a thread jto chuck in General
    https://www.banggood.com/DC-12V-24V-555-Motor-For-DIY-Electric-Hand-Drill-With-JT0-Chuck-p-1117553.html?rmmds=search&cur_warehouse=CN
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    12-14-2017, 10:28 PM
    darryl started a thread jto chuck in General
    Saw this on Bangood. It's mated to a dc motor about the size you'd find in a typical cordless drill. Specs say it will hold from .3 mm to 4mm. Just a...
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    12-12-2017, 11:09 PM
    darryl replied to a thread 4x8' Shop Bench Idea in General
    A workbench makes everything you place on it a tad lighter than it would be if you placed it on the floor. The effect is very slight, but you can...
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    12-12-2017, 01:39 AM
    darryl replied to a thread 4x8' Shop Bench Idea in General
    Sometimes it's not easy to get past the planning stage where money is being allocated on the materials list. You could put less of the money into...
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    12-07-2017, 10:27 PM
    darryl replied to a thread Upgrading shop lights in General
    Years ago I started my own electronics business in my basement. At the time there was virtually no lighting down there, and I installed fluorescent...
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    12-07-2017, 09:39 PM
    darryl replied to a thread OT- physics question in General
    I could have posted my question on a physics forum, but there are some pretty smart heads here- and some physicists too- plus I know that some of you...
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    12-07-2017, 04:05 AM
    darryl started a thread OT- physics question in General
    For some reason today I was thinking about charge, electrons, and close encounters- and I started wondering about how dense a charge could become. We...
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    12-05-2017, 05:27 AM
    I've done 4 ten watt led chips in one housing and it does get pretty warm. I mounted these on an aluminum plate which I cut to fit within the...
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    12-04-2017, 01:03 AM
    Sure, I'm having fun, but I'm also wanting to be able to use available materials if they will fill the bill, and I wanted to know how well they will...
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    12-04-2017, 12:49 AM
    darryl replied to a thread Nibbler Table in General
    Nibbling on 1/4 inch material would require a pretty sturdy mechanism- probably not something you could hack a jigsaw or a sawzall for. I like the...
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    12-03-2017, 05:21 AM
    Boomer, you may not believe this, but the papers I have I actually bought to use as shims. Some of them have gone to other uses though- . And I think...
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    12-02-2017, 11:43 PM
    Ok, I've experimented a bit with heat sink insulator materials. One is parchment paper, measuring 2 thou thick, one is zig zag white papers, which...
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    11-30-2017, 09:41 PM
    I can imagine that when the carbon rods get hot, that will help to heat the junction and melt the solder. The joint itself needs to melt the solder,...
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    11-29-2017, 02:44 AM
    darryl started a thread pc board pattern stamp in General
    Thought about this a few times- make a stamp that has the layout of commonly used circuits, such as 555 timer circuits and maybe amplifier input...
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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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