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  • Originally posted by danlb View Post

    It should be up to the person who gave you the present to work with you to help you get used to the new phone.

    It does not matter which direction that you go. Once you are used to the Apple way of doing things, it becomes fairly natural. Same with the android. It just takes time. Both have a few simple ideas that are not necessarily intuitive. After you use the Android for a while, it will become natural. It took me a couple of weeks to wean myself from iPhone to Android. Now when someone hands me an iPhone (as in the woman from china who was using it for a translation service yesterday) I have no idea what happens when you hit the buttons or swipe / tap the screen.

    I am not in the camp that believes some people are apple and some are android. What I do believe is "what you are taught first becomes the natural way to do things and that's a strong barrier to change."
    The phone is a Motorola moto g stylus, and I'm not knocking it at all. It's just the "old dog and new tricks" issue. I'm sure I will learn how it works eventually, just as I did with the iPhone7+. For the record, my daughter spent most of her time here educating my wife, who also got the same phone, and me on their use. The Wife already had an android but it was an old moto and was going bad. My daughter was determined to get us both new android phones because that was what she had, and would be able to tutor us from her home 1000 miles distant. BTW, I really like having the included stylus for texting.
    Last edited by Dave C; 04-21-2022, 04:13 PM.
    “I know lots of people who are educated far beyond their intelligence”

    Lewis Grizzard

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    • Dave C Ah, that's key. The differences between different brands of phone running Android are relatively cosmetic...but it's enough to utterly throw off the support you get thrown into that sort of deal: "Oh, that's easy, you just tap on the <some icon that isn't there>"

      Tim The Grim You monster! Buying something in good faith like that!
      Good to know I have a few years before my lack of spider becomes embarrassing....the sort of timeframe I can get behind!

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      • Running some parts in the spindexer today. Noticed the previous owner of my spindexer ground the collet locating pin off, and I couldn't tighten a collet in it.....so I had to drill it out and retap for a 10-32, and turn a new pin. That out of the way it was time to make a couple of these guys for a very long and drawn out project that's been in the works for about 2 years.....Still not done, but closer...





        Some here might guess what it is by the pictures, but it's a tube tail injection mold for a fishing lure. Still have some more work to do before I start shooting some plastic like cut the gates in the steel cores, and finish my injector, but might get to it after dinner. Maybe not, I smoked this Brisket overnight, and I might be in a meat coma shortly.


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        • Drunk. At a 143 y/o hotel. At the beach.

          21" Royersford Excelsior CamelBack Drillpress Restoration
          1943 Sidney 16x54 Lathe Restoration

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          • Originally posted by The Metal Butcher View Post
            Drunk. At a 143 y/o hotel. At the beach.

            Huh. Drunk. At home. 10 year old cognac. 50 year old home needing a $25,000 roof. Still happy!
            At the end of the project, there is a profound difference between spare parts and left over parts.

            Location: SF East Bay.

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            • Migrated my 12-year old MacBook Pro over to a brand new MacBook Air M1 (would have loved a new MBP M1, but couldn't justify the added cost just to get a larger HD (got 512GB) and more RAM (only got 8GB, but so far RAM swapping is doing OK). If I could upgrade/repair the M1 MBP I probably would have gone for the base unit for an additional $200, but since everything is soldered to the motherboard it didn't make sense just to get a TouchBar, a little more battery life, slightly brighter screen and high dynamic range speakers.

              Since space is a premium, I off-loaded my photo library and collection of videos, along with unused documents to a separate drive (I will also move a copy of the videos and old docs to my network drive, but that one is really slooow, and only handy for retrieving copies of videos; however, a second copy, in addition to always-connected and rotating back-ups, isn't a bad idea and it's free).

              Waiting for an OWC Thunderbolt 4 Dock (3 weeks, I hope) so I can use my 2nd monitor and USB peripherals (having only two ports sucks, but the also MBP only has two unless you spring for 14"/15" model, also more $$). Until then, I'm using the old MBP for printing labels and multitasking.
              Avid Amateur Home Shop Machinist, Electronics Enthusiast, Chef, Indoorsman. Self-Proclaimed (Dabbler? Dilettante?) Renaissance (old) Man.

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              • Well, I got around to adding a stop, thanks Cenedd. It seems to work well. I used it today while making a carriage lock. All this talk of new electronics is making me envious. I'm still using a landline and my laptop is over ten years old😄
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                • Gates are cut. Injector is done. Heading out to buy a used microwave for heating the plastisol, and then I can give it a shot tonight.


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                  • Dan, pics please! Want to see the finished product!

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                    • Sent 5 people messages on market place today around 1:00 for used microwaves, and only one guy got back to me. At 6:30. 45 minute round trip into town to go grab it for $40, and I was cooking up a fresh batch of plastic to give it a whirl. Wife told me I'm not allowed to use her yarn microwave anymore, so I needed my own out in the shop.

                      Originally posted by Tungsten dipper View Post
                      Dan, pics please! Want to see the finished product!
                      I updated the original thread for this project here.
                      https://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/fo...elated-casting
                      Last edited by Dan Dubeau; 04-25-2022, 08:55 AM.

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                      • Originally posted by Cleve C. Dixon View Post
                        Well, I got around to adding a stop, thanks Cenedd. It seems to work well. I used it today while making a carriage lock. All this talk of new electronics is making me envious. I'm still using a landline and my laptop is over ten years old😄
                        My phone is 6 years old, and needs a (3rd) battery, so I am considering an upgrade.

                        This is my first new laptop/computer in 10 years, although I do now have a total of 4 laptops, three of which I can see (one is in the shop). The older MBP will replace my wife's 11 year-old MBA (bought used on eBay, and will be donated or passed to grandson) and I'll probably swap the newer MBA (also used on eBay) in the shop for my 1st MBA in the office (bought new 12+ years ago) so I have access to the PDF editing software that won't run on the M1 MBA.

                        I didn't used to retire old computers: at one point in the late '90's I had a Mac Portable (weighed around 12 lbs. and had a lead-acid battery), 2 PowerBooks, PowerBook G3, several Mac II's (different models/vintages, all but one off eBay at excellent prices) and a PowerMac G5, plus a PC laptop. Got rid of all of the old Mac's when I got the first MacBook Air, and donated a series of PC laptops as I upgraded them (thanks, Microsoft!), finally giving the last one to my daughter when I retired and didn't need to be 100% Microsoft compatible (I'm happy with being 95%).
                        Avid Amateur Home Shop Machinist, Electronics Enthusiast, Chef, Indoorsman. Self-Proclaimed (Dabbler? Dilettante?) Renaissance (old) Man.

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                        • Finished up a pair of smaller hold down clamps today.

                          The original need was driven by my desire to use the spindexer on my shaper for some various jobs. The first of which is to make a slightly bigger diameter 40 tooth cog wheel to replace the current 20 tooth cog wheel on my shaper and cut the smallest step feed from .008" to .004".

                          Overall these are 1.00 x 0.37 x 2.20. The slot fits my standard for me 3/8 hold down studs and bolts. The jacking screws are also 3/8 so I only need the one wrench.

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                          • Originally posted by Dan Dubeau View Post
                            Running some parts in the spindexer today. Noticed the previous owner of my spindexer ground the collet locating pin off, and I couldn't tighten a collet in it.....so I had to drill it out and retap for a 10-32, and turn a new pin. That out of the way it was time to make a couple of these guys for a very long and drawn out project that's been in the works for about 2 years.....Still not done, but closer...

                            First off I need to know how the brisket tasted.... ?

                            Next is how did you rig the spindexer for the angled cuts with the ball end mill? That was a sweet bit of setup that was!

                            Chilliwack BC, Canada

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                            • The Eureka tool is ready.
                              The ratchets were hardened with nitrogen hardening powder surfaces.
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                              Many greetings from the southwest of Germany.
                              Bruno
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                              • Originally posted by BCRider View Post

                                First off I need to know how the brisket tasted.... ?

                                Next is how did you rig the spindexer for the angled cuts with the ball end mill? That was a sweet bit of setup that was!
                                Brisket was amazing. Eating the last of it for lunch today.

                                Spindexer cuts were done on the Tormach and programmed to follow the angle with a 1/8" ball. Pretty simple setup, as the grooves are 20* apart, so just a straight indexing every other hole. If I didn't have CNC one could tilt the spindexer down and dial in the angle of the work piece level with the bed to just make a straight cut. I'm going to try and lap in those tail inserts to the mold to clean up some of the flash. It isn't that bad, but there's room for improvement. It's all just a straight milled finish as is right now.

                                I designed another tail insert last night and might run it tonight if I get home with any motivation left at all. Pretty excited about this one, it's going to be cool.

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