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    Today, 08:50 PM
    MrFluffy replied to a thread shop edm in Digital Machinist
    Theory tested... I did manage to get it up to 11.8mm/minute but then I broke the wire. 9 seems do-able reliably. When its struggling it drops down to...
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    Yesterday, 06:24 AM
    MrFluffy replied to a thread shop edm in Digital Machinist
    It starts off at about 45v and seems to sit at 30v during the cut with slight variance as it corrects itself and the milliamp meter barely registers...
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    12-16-2014, 07:10 PM
    MrFluffy replied to a thread shop edm in Digital Machinist
    The "megacut" 0.25 wire turned up today, and oh my, is it easier to thread. I literally could just push it through the two guides, vs trying to...
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    12-15-2014, 02:27 PM
    Ive got the B size threading attachment too I think, though mine comes factory to take a square toolholder of your choice. I'll look after if its a...
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    12-15-2014, 10:24 AM
    MrFluffy replied to a thread shop edm in Digital Machinist
    The A of MA is the length of the OFF pulse when it encounters a unstable cutting condition. The M part of it is a variable which it uses to decide...
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    12-15-2014, 09:07 AM
    You might however have a friendly chat with yard while your there, and mention what you want them for, then they may save you the remnants nobody...
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    12-15-2014, 09:05 AM
    I've machined things from axle halfshafts and its been hard but workable and turned very nicely, but caveat I got the donor's for free and the pieces...
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    12-15-2014, 09:03 AM
    MrFluffy replied to a thread RIP Byron Boucher in General
    Sad news, my condolances to you.
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    12-15-2014, 05:36 AM
    MrFluffy replied to a thread shop edm in Digital Machinist
    Have a old section of tractor innertube as z for now, no photo's it looks nasty but it'll do for now. What I do have is a photo of something I cut...
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    12-13-2014, 08:32 PM
    MrFluffy replied to a thread shop edm in Digital Machinist
    Yes, the quote for the same Y axis seal in a corrugated curtain style was $460 + shipping. However, I've got very deep pockets and very short arms,...
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    12-13-2014, 11:34 AM
    MrFluffy replied to a thread shop edm in Digital Machinist
    More conventional progress, I traced the leak last night to mostly the fact that the gutter designed to take the leaking residue that gets past the...
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    12-12-2014, 07:01 PM
    MrFluffy replied to a thread shop edm in Digital Machinist
    One further comment, I haven't got the rs232 link hooked up yet. I was going to use a raspberry pi as a serial -> ethernet bridge inside the cabinet,...
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    12-12-2014, 06:42 PM
    MrFluffy replied to a thread shop edm in Digital Machinist
    The aluminium is thinner in section than the sucessful steel piece above, but noted on the flushing. I've been trying to keep it dialled back a...
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    12-11-2014, 08:51 PM
    MrFluffy replied to a thread shop edm in Digital Machinist
    Yes, I am feeling pleased with it but tonight I decided to try aluminium cutting again and I have no conditions tables for that, but at least I got...
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    12-11-2014, 03:42 AM
    MrFluffy replied to a thread shop edm in Digital Machinist
    Because we're all working on one big project, ourselves. I'm not wanting that end point! I got the cutting condition tables, 78 page book, and...
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    12-09-2014, 03:59 PM
    MrFluffy replied to a thread shop edm in Digital Machinist
    First test cut, I don't have the book as above so guessed at some very very conservative settings, and although it was very slow, it managed a test...
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    12-09-2014, 09:28 AM
    On a practical note, you mention rotary broaching a internal gear. Not sure how big a planetary box you are planning but over about a inch, the force...
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    12-08-2014, 07:09 PM
    MrFluffy replied to a thread shop edm in Digital Machinist
    And some tracing out, and lateral thought and ... WE HAVE SPARKS! I obviously need to set cutting conditions and things and I had z about 8 inches...
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    12-08-2014, 05:37 PM
    MrFluffy replied to a thread shop edm in Digital Machinist
    I think your on the money on PIKA, when the PIKA relay is engaged a little 4v hf waveform is injected between each pair of contacts. I can't see it,...
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    12-08-2014, 04:20 PM
    MrFluffy replied to a thread shop edm in Digital Machinist
    Ive got a thread on cnc zone with 100 views and 0 replies, and I have hunted for a picture or youtube of a machine tank where its possible to see the...
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    12-08-2014, 03:04 PM
    MrFluffy replied to a thread shop edm in Digital Machinist
    This is the sodick, there are the two carbides on the upper and lower wire dies as you describe that you have to alter for contacts as part of...
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    12-08-2014, 11:42 AM
    MrFluffy replied to a thread shop edm in Digital Machinist
    Thanks all. Oldhat, you may be surprised at how close to the die sinkers this is inside. It shares a lot of circuitry and the same firmware. The...
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    12-08-2014, 04:34 AM
    Nice, I always end up with a very non portable scope I have balanced on something when I need one round the shop, good find! Noticed this, fluke...
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    12-07-2014, 07:05 AM
    MrFluffy replied to a thread shop edm in Digital Machinist
    Small update bump and a request for knowledge if anyone can help I'm stuck on a very frustrating aspect. Update is, have fitted replacement...
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    12-03-2014, 01:06 PM
    Of course, we are just complex biological machines at the end of the day, once any machine has sufficient processing power to learn and experience...
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    11-27-2014, 03:34 AM
    An update, I have been in contact with Joanna Harvey, the marketing email is from them and is genuine, the reason its using the obscured shortening...
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    11-24-2014, 06:31 PM
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    11-24-2014, 05:00 PM
    I think I have just found a way of contacting the genuine Joanna and James Harvey so have sent them messages asking if the above is genuine or not...
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    11-24-2014, 04:23 PM
    Hi all, I got this email in my inbox at the weekend and I thought Id shout out and see if anyone else has had it, and if anyone has any better take...
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    11-22-2014, 12:00 PM
    Even welding has some art and craftsmanship to it. I can dial in the by the book settings for tig on 306 exhaust bends, but the outcome wont be...
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