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    04-22-2018, 01:55 AM
    What's possible? It's plastic. Flip your question around. How much better could you machine the tolerances and finish on a 3D printed part? Keep...
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    04-19-2018, 07:11 PM
    Like the people in the "NO FOOD or DRINKS" computer lab, eating their picnic lunches over the keyboards. Yeah, I could yell at them. But, it works...
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    04-19-2018, 06:53 PM
    fixerdave replied to a thread OT: Wiki errors in General
    Edit. If it gets edited back, so be it. If, for some reason, you want to get into a bun fight with another author, take it to the talk pages. ...
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    04-03-2018, 06:40 PM
    Taxi companies will, delivery companies will, and all fleet-maintaining corporations absolutely will. Why on earth would any individual want to OWN...
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    04-03-2018, 04:27 PM
    And, there you go. When you die, you will stop paying your bills and whatever hosting site you have (paid shared hosting to something sitting in...
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    04-02-2018, 02:16 AM
    Either use the built-in photo hosting here, and support Village Press, or use MediaWiki and support the rest of the world. Anything else, and...
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    04-01-2018, 10:25 PM
    fixerdave replied to a thread gasket hole puncher? in General
    I was thinking about this with the CNC engraver I bought... could I make my own gaskets? Gasket paper is suppose to be water resistant. What...
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    03-31-2018, 12:59 AM
    fixerdave replied to a thread Cetus 3d printer & ABS in General
    Can't say as I'd be worth the effort to print out a whole chuck... but a set of jaws wouldn't be that hard. Maybe leave them a little snug in the...
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    03-30-2018, 05:37 PM
    fixerdave replied to a thread Vibration Damping? in General
    I'm sure that would go over great with the condo committee :) And, I'm sure my kid would enjoy all the Hazmat trucks. That said, your...
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    03-30-2018, 03:29 PM
    fixerdave replied to a thread Vibration Damping? in General
    Well, the idea of clamping the mill to the box, instead of just resting on rubber feet, made no discernible difference. On the other hand, the basic...
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    03-30-2018, 05:34 AM
    fixerdave replied to a thread Vibration Damping? in General
    It sits in the box I built for it, probably weighing 4x that of the mill, on rubber feet. The feet just sit in shallow holes I put in the bottom...
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    03-30-2018, 04:50 AM
    fixerdave replied to a thread Vibration Damping? in General
    I actually do have a roll of tubing, and was actually thinking about that. But, I suspect it would be most annoying to work on while setting up,...
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    03-30-2018, 01:06 AM
    fixerdave started a thread Vibration Damping? in General
    Okay, I've got this uber-cheap Chinese CNC engraver/mill thing. The spindle is probably running 1000-2000 rpm (since I blew the 24vdc supply and am...
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    03-25-2018, 09:15 PM
    You know, they've been saying that since the start of the industrial revolution... well, probably from the time the first guy deliberately chipped a...
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    03-25-2018, 07:17 PM
    fixerdave replied to a thread Shop Made Tools in General
    Yes, that's the standard way of doing inserts in plastic... but I don't think I need inserts in this application. As I've said, the printed plastic...
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    03-25-2018, 06:25 PM
    fixerdave replied to a thread Shop Made Tools in General
    No, threaded straight into the printed plastic. No real strength required, and if I dropped the router with a template guide installed, having the...
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    03-25-2018, 05:15 PM
    fixerdave replied to a thread Shop Made Tools in General
    Just having fun... 3D printed this router baseplate adaptor today. First draft and it fit near perfect, snapped right into place. Near...
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    03-25-2018, 01:25 AM
    Wild guess... straight has to be straight, or it looks bad. But, any old curve is a curve and can look good so long as the proportions are sort of...
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    03-24-2018, 07:15 PM
    Well, clearly, the answer to these situations is to legally require humans to carry transponders so that AI knows where they are at all times. Maybe...
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    03-19-2018, 11:57 PM
    Not true, at least for me. I can't "see" anything in my mind. I think entirely in words and concepts. When I design, I design conceptually, not...
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    03-18-2018, 07:43 PM
    Sometimes... other times, no. But, if you can draw it then you can print it. I'll go back to my router strain relief. The power cable needed...
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    03-18-2018, 08:45 AM
    Plastic shrinks when it cools. Thus, any extrusion-type print, irrespective of printer, has to be printed larger to compensate. Basically, if it...
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    03-18-2018, 08:03 AM
    Metal tip dragging right on what's being cut. No insulation (unless you count the paint or rust I'm usually cutting through), no fancy drag shield,...
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    03-17-2018, 04:59 AM
    Ah... back to the source: http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/holly-bleep-it-works.818687/ The internet always remembers (better than I do) ......
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    03-17-2018, 12:54 AM
    I picked up a "CoolCut 30" a long time ago, first of the unbelievably cheap plasma cutters (that I was aware of). Works the hot-damn. Oh, it did...
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    03-14-2018, 05:18 AM
    Can't say I've read his book, or Carl Sagan's book either, but I'll admit to missing them. Doesn't seem to really be a replacement these days,...
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    03-12-2018, 02:29 AM
    I'll go that one step further. Make sure there's an active community built up around it. Don't count on manufacturer support at all... not likely...
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    03-11-2018, 03:46 AM
    fixerdave replied to a thread Tariffs and our hobby in General
    Not quite... with a lot of manufactured things, the biggest part of the consumer cost is profit, for everyone down the line. That's why Ebay direct...
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    03-09-2018, 08:49 PM
    It's getting hard to make that distinction in my life now... The shop used to be where I got as far away from computers as I could. And, my shop...
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    03-02-2018, 08:37 PM
    fixerdave replied to a thread OT Gravity Light in General
    Or a bag of water, or your water bottle, or your backpack, or ... Very interesting idea actually, David...
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