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    Yesterday, 08:55 PM
    Dan Dubeau replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Have been helping a buddy move all weekend, and yesterday we redid the flooring in the 2nd floor of his new house. Today we brought the last of his...
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    03-21-2019, 07:52 AM
    Castable urethane is pricey (at least up here). By the time you buy it, turn the wheel, make the mold, and pour it, you're better off just buying...
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    03-20-2019, 08:49 PM
    Put it on wheels, and have some big hex bolts jack screw out near the corner you could quickly run down into the ground to stabilize it and keep it...
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    03-20-2019, 05:21 PM
    I remember hearing about some GM parts that were like that back in the 70's/80's. Something about the supplier was metric and the rest of the car...
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    03-20-2019, 02:11 PM
    Kind of. Every model has a "history". It has to. You cant add features to something before it exists. Therefor there is a inherent history to...
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    03-20-2019, 12:38 PM
    Because I want to go back and edit a FEATURE, not add to the HISTORY of the part. If I add a fillet to a part, then later want to change it bigger...
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    03-20-2019, 11:03 AM
    That's one of the reasons I still like and use Mechanical Desktop (anybody still remember that?) It's both A "Dumb" 2d simple autocad AND a fully...
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    03-20-2019, 09:48 AM
    Dan Dubeau replied to a thread Childhood shops. in General
    I just googled "handy andy" tool kit, and this picture popped up. Probably different from the set you had Paul, but I had one like this. Don't...
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    03-20-2019, 09:43 AM
    That's a fine looking job. You even painted it too (a step my projects never make it to lol). Nicely done. For the type of work you do, I bet...
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    03-19-2019, 06:57 PM
    Ya, but the horse was still breathing apparently.
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    03-19-2019, 01:28 PM
    Don't forget about SPAD either. Smoke pack aided design. Don't see those much anymore. Digital has taken that over too....
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    03-19-2019, 01:13 PM
    I do lots of that too. All depends what the job calls for. In this case, it was a case of sleemans that provide the C for the CAD template. :) ...
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    03-19-2019, 10:53 AM
    Dan Dubeau replied to a thread Childhood shops. in General
    Great story, feels familiar. Next time I'm at Dad's I'll snap a pic of where it all began for me too. The vise and grinder are swapped though.
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    03-18-2019, 03:51 PM
    While I'm not a fan of fusion's interface and workflow for the type of work I do, it's an amazingly powerful platform considering the price. I...
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    03-18-2019, 02:21 PM
    That's a great feature of CAD. Back when I was designing fixtures full time I used to put a lot of time into designing fully parametric assemblies...
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    03-18-2019, 12:59 PM
    Dan Dubeau replied to a thread penknife project in General
    You know how to fix that.......
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    03-18-2019, 12:58 PM
    Being from Canada, you probably have a foot in one, and a centimeter in the other.....
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    03-18-2019, 12:46 PM
    Cad is great for assemblies. Checking fits, and proportions, and also designing things for manufacture and stock nesting. Wanna easily see how many...
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    03-17-2019, 09:32 PM
    I think we've all done well enough to adapt to the mixed up system we have going on up here. Imagine the money required for the states to change...
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    03-17-2019, 09:00 PM
    Dan Dubeau replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Wife was is working nights all weekend so I had to vacate the house with the kids so she could sleep. We went to the Toronto sportsman show...
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    03-17-2019, 07:12 PM
    I've made some too, and have used loctite, silver solder, or a setscrew depending on size/needs. Have never done that way, and now want to try it. ...
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    03-17-2019, 02:28 PM
    I really don't know how to explain it. But with a printer being so different than already established and known manufacturing technologies its only...
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    03-17-2019, 01:05 PM
    If that threaded chuck is like the threaded chucks I have, there is a machined register in the back before the internal threads start. I've made a...
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    03-17-2019, 12:15 AM
    What an interesting way of looking at it. I agree, we've only just got "our" feet wet. For the home gamer, it's just another way to make a part...
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    03-16-2019, 07:55 PM
    I bet that air outlet is for a breather. The inlet air to the drawbar has to go somewhere. Those ISO 20 toolholders are cute little guys.
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    03-16-2019, 07:35 PM
    Dan Dubeau replied to a thread penknife project in General
    That's a hell of a first effort there Matt. Nice clean and simple pocket folder. I'm sure your Father will be proud to have it.
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    03-15-2019, 12:00 PM
    Dan Dubeau replied to a thread Spring floods! in General
    Yikes. Here's hoping it doesn't crest your shop floor. Looks like you have a couple inches to play with still, but there's still a lot of snow in...
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    03-15-2019, 10:11 AM
    Dan Dubeau replied to a thread Spring floods! in General
    I've been keeping a close eye on mine too, but so far all is well. Hope you make it through with no issues. I've got a spare sump pump sitting...
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    03-15-2019, 09:17 AM
    To calculate the yardage I was planning on having an input into the controller based on the position of the arms. There are marks (well not yet, but...
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    03-15-2019, 07:44 AM
    Made some quick and dirty drive hubs for a yarn skein winder last night. Milled from square scrap and faced the backside. They ain't pretty, but...
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