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  • I made all of these parts just this morning and it's only 11:00 AM, honest

    For reference those blue bins are approx 4"x5" = 100mm x 125mm





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    • The highball is very simple actually. It's one jigger of your top favorite Bourbon Whiskey, 1 to 2 jiggers of original Coke and three ice cubes.

      One has to sip it slow because there isn't a lot to drink. Or, I guess if your in a hurry just chug it .

      As I post this I am enjoying an Irish Coffee which contains one jigger of Tullamore Dew. A friend suggested the Tullamore Dew so I tried it but I think I prefer my Jamison Irish Whisky.

      The goal of drinking adult beverages is enjoying the taste, not getting drunk so consume in moderation please.

      Oh, I just boxed 18 Hardinge 2J collets I sold on ebay. When I get the money I will ship. Since it's raining today I will do some shop work.

      Oh, and I am kicking myself for not bidding higher on the #3 MT live center with removable tips already.
      Last edited by Carld; 04-22-2011, 10:19 AM.
      It's only ink and paper

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      • Originally posted by Carld
        As I post this I am enjoying an Irish Coffee which contains one jigger of Tullamore Dew.
        Ahh, now that's how to make it a Good Friday; a 9AM Irish Coffee! Me, I'm at work and all we have around here is cheap coffee.

        Do you make yours with heavy cream poured into the swirling coffee/whiskey over the back of a spoon so the cream floats on top? A Yorkshireman I used to work with showed me how to do that. He was an expert on anything that had to do with libations.
        Milton

        "Accuracy is the sum total of your compensating mistakes."

        "The thing I hate about an argument is that it always interrupts a discussion." G. K. Chesterton

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        • Originally posted by dewat
          I made all of these parts just this morning and it's only 11:00 AM, honest

          For reference those blue bins are approx 4"x5" = 100mm x 125mm





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          did you use a cnc?

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          • Originally posted by Elninio
            did you use a cnc?
            I wish, it's only been a month since I installed a cheap DRO , that alone made a big difference. A huge difference will be when I redesign the whole machine, vastly simplify it.

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            • Cleaned up the back yard and taught my 9YO GD how to drive my Kabuto hydro drive way to much fun.

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              • Went to work early (on my day off; I'm a picture framer), assembled a few pieces, had the razor skip and cut halfway through my thumb to the bone. Had an episode of shock, got to the clinic, a doc wanted to suture it but another applied Dermabond, recieved a tetanus shot that relapsed me toward shock (I'm a wuss!) until the doc poured enough Gatorade down my throat to kick my blood sugar up.

                Now I have a cut that should have half a dozen stitches but is instead Krazy Glued together, in a bandage I can't remove or get wet for four days, and then cannot submerge for another week. And I was going to finish a run of parts, too.

                Tomorrow's project: finding a glove with Medium fingers and Andre-the-Giant thumb.

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                • my sympathies on your accident, a tip, keep a good first aid kit and smelling salts along with the gatorade in the shop, i just stanly knifed my leg which made me feel quite woozy, and i take blood thinners so it pissed out all over the place, like a horror film!
                  regards
                  mark

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                  • I'm working on a solar power project for my home..on the cheap naturally..

                    It will eventually comprise of a solar water panel and two 180w photovoltaic panels.
                    The water heater will comprise of a panel on the roof that circulates into an intermediary tank..that is then pumped through a coil in the hot water tank..an indirect system.

                    The photovoltaics will provide power for the electronics to control the system..power for the two 12vdc water pumps...and energy to recharge two 80AH batteries. I modified an immersion heater so that it has the hot water loop and the electric element. The water panel will be used to heat the main body of water and the element will be used to top it up to the required temperature if needed.
                    The element (rated 2kw at 240VAC) will be driven by an inverter that will supply 50 to 80 VAC (50khz)..This will give me a variable 100 - 350 watt capability (I'll be making the pcbs and winding my own coils for this).

                    The water panel is a radiator given to me by a neighbor.Its had a rotary wire brush over it to remove any rust and painted.
                    The black surface is a mixture of paint and fine glass blasing grit..to give a textured less reflective coating.

                    I've moved the connectors from the ends to the middle.

                    and made a box to put it all in..


                    here it is with the acrylic lid loosely fitted. (the acrylic still has the protective film on it)It will eventually be screwed down and masticked into place.


                    Although I'm using two 12v DC motors.. I'm also adding a 240v grundfoss pump aswell. The pump was won on ebay and cost £5.. as
                    it has been labelled to fit an "Hepworth glow worm", but its a bog standard pump.

                    I had to make the end connectors for the pump...and TIG braze them on to the cast iron pump body(the proper connectors cost a fortune).


                    Wow...Tig Brazing with silicon bronze filler rod....What a F######G messy way to weld.. First time I've done it..Its the only time I've ever encrusted a tig nozzle. Its like mig welding on galvanised when you havent ground of the galv properly.

                    Next job is to finish the intermediary tank (an old stainless beer barrel).

                    Rob

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                    • To Mrsleepy

                      I am not sure how you are constructing your heater but let me throw in some advice that I learned the hard way.
                      Keep the photovoltaics some distance away from the water heater.As the panels get heated up during the day they lose efficiency.
                      During the hottest days mine will lose eneogh that the my inverter shuts down.A quick spray with the garden hose works as a temporary fix but I really need a few more panels to keep the voltage up.
                      If you have yours near the water heater it will act as a heat bank and keep the voltage lower for longer.
                      The reason that panels are so efficient on satelites is that it is so damn cold out there!

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                      • Originally posted by 1-800miner
                        I am not sure how you are constructing your heater but let me throw in some advice that I learned the hard way..
                        All advice accepted..thanks for the heads up.

                        This is the layout I intended to use


                        The photovoltaics are below the solar water heater..

                        I live within a mile of the coast..and theres always a cooling breeze even on the hottest days..thats one of the reasons I've mounted the solar water heater into a sealed box that will contain insulation on the rear.
                        A super hot day for us is 30.c.. If you go inland a few hours to where Sir John is..you loose that breeze and it can become much hotter.

                        Rob
                        Last edited by ; 04-23-2011, 05:17 PM.

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                        • Today's project actually started yesterday: Get the new coolant guard for the surface grinder fitted, painted and installed. Yesterday was grinding the corners of the guard that nest inside the machine's table to make it fit, and get a primer coat on it.

                          Today was finish paint it and install. Looks pretty good, the color seemed to match the new dust collector's plenum, near perfect.

                          Here's the machine just as we picked it up just about 1 year ago:



                          Now how it looks with the new OE coolant system/dust collector, and one with my dad checking how the weight of the new guard adds to the reciprocating mass. (Almost imperceptible difference, btw.)




                          Happy Easter! My dad is quite pleased.

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                          • Inspired by an IKEA plate rack, I made up a caddy for my dividing head gears etc. I'm particularly happy with it as I managed to use a number of those small but "too good to chuck" pieces of steel in the offcut box.



                            Michael

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                            • Originally posted by PixMan
                              Today's project actually started yesterday: Get the new coolant guard for the surface grinder fitted, painted and installed. Yesterday was grinding the corners of the guard that nest inside the machine's table to make it fit, and get a primer coat on it.

                              Today was finish paint it and install. Looks pretty good, the color seemed to match the new dust collector's plenum, near perfect.

                              Here's the machine just as we picked it up just about 1 year ago:



                              Now how it looks with the new OE coolant system/dust collector, and one with my dad checking how the weight of the new guard adds to the reciprocating mass. (Almost imperceptible difference, btw.)




                              Happy Easter! My dad is quite pleased.

                              Nice looking machine.
                              Just a thought,
                              If you copied the painted stripe with the pin line like around the coolant tank onto the grinder, it would take care of the missing paint on the bottom and tidy it up.

                              Dave

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                              • Originally posted by Davo J
                                Nice looking machine.
                                Just a thought,
                                If you copied the painted stripe with the pin line like around the coolant tank onto the grinder, it would take care of the missing paint on the bottom and tidy it up.

                                Dave
                                Hey...GREAT idea! It'll kill the rest of that rattle can too. We were both surprised at just how close the match was on that color.

                                I've bought enough accessories for his Kent from Acer that I guess it's now a Kenacer.

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