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Member postings for Nige

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Thread: Learning CAD with Alibre Atom3D
21/01/2019 21:14:34

Thanks Jason your second idea appears to be simpler, less technical

21/01/2019 20:22:20

Trying to project a slot down the sloping face of a rhomboid figure but instead of following the 'plane' of the face the projection follows the relevant drawing plane as in the screenshot below. Question is how do I most easily acheive what I am trying to do please?

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21/01/2019 19:36:43

@David. Thank you so much, that is awesome. Went back and opened the part and when I went to open the drawing the option to re-project was there and accepting defaults in there re-drew it. smiley

21/01/2019 18:54:03

@Tim @David

Thank you Guys, that sorted out the problem. Am I right in thinking that to get the Drawing corrected I will have to Re-create it as a New Drawing @

21/01/2019 15:19:35

Having gone through the process of drawing the Clamp part I find that I have a dimension wrong, The 6,2mm hole centre is only 8,8mm from the 10mm hole centre. It should be 10mm. Can I go back and just change that dimension and have the rest of the drawing update to suit the adjusted dimension ?

13/01/2019 15:41:01

Thank you Neil

I have made the mistake of clicking where I shouldn’t have on the very first screen the result was to change the planes from XY to XZ. The Undo button is useable at this point and when dimmed is difficult for me to recognise 🙂 which I’d why I couldn’t see it !

Trying to change the planes back is proving difficult as I thought the choices in the left pane might do it but no. Easiest thing at this point is to abandon the sketch and start again 😊 Thanks for the help 😊

13/01/2019 13:38:27

Im trying to find an 'Undo' button and failing miserably Any help please guys.

Thread: Back again
08/01/2019 09:43:52

Thank you all

05/01/2019 15:53:45

Health issues have kept me away unfortunately, from both here and the workshop, which has only had the one visit to make sure corrosion wasnt running rampant about the place. Happily things are much better so hope to be back to normal now.

Thread: What a waste!
27/08/2018 16:45:22

Amazon's system is such that a packer shouldn't run out of any boxes but it does happen. However, the packing lines are segregated such that one line deals with multiple small items with a certain range of packaging, another line will deal with single larger items again with an appropriate range of packaging, the system is really quite slick.

The whole bangshoot is driven by a huge database of items, just about every possible property of an item is held in the database including its physical size and weight. Those details (along with value) are responsible for allocating the type of packaging. Problems however arise if a mistake has been made in inputting the item size to the database, e.g. a USB stick that is .05m x .005m x .025m is input with the first dimension as 0.5m........your going to get too big a box.

It doesn't happen often, the hundreds of thousands of packages that get the the right packaging and get delivered correctly don't make news but if you have an agenda, waste, recycling, don't like Amazon etc. then the very small percentage that are overpacked or go astray make a much better story.

25/08/2018 21:52:28

Having worked for Amazon packaging items I can say that the packaging for any item is specified by the system though it is allowable for the packer to reduce the size of the specified box if it is obviously far too big (or small). The packaging type is bar coded and is checked by the system as the package proceeds. There is limited space on a packaging line to provide space for every size and type of packaging. If the system specified packaging is obviously wrong it is supposed to be sidelined so the system can be updated with a more appropriate size but this usually doesn't happen as it slows an individual packers output on which they are measured. Small higher value item like jewellery are deliberately packed in larger boxes to disguise the contents. Smaller packets are also more easily 'lost' in just about any package handling system that involves human handling.

Thread: Steel for Tangential Tool holder
13/08/2018 20:39:58

Niels: Thanks for that bit of info. Free machining steel it will be then Interesting video and an interesting looking tool holder as well

Thread: fantastic service
13/08/2018 20:07:28

Bravely said Bandersnatch.

Thread: Steel for Tangential Tool holder
13/08/2018 20:03:45

I want to make a tangential type tool holder. Do I need to worry overmuch about the steel type I use? If there is a 'best' option I would rather use it particularly if it gives me experience machining something other than 'bright mild' or EN1A.

Thread: Which is better?
13/08/2018 19:47:01
Posted by RevStew on 13/08/2018 19:16:12:

It's less about models, and more about engineering for it's own sake.

I have no problem with that. I am 64 and relatively new to actual machining and making stuff so the engineering is,as it always has been, interesting and useful to me. It may come as a surprise but I have absolutely NO interest in constructing steam locos though I appreciate the effort and skill that go into them and much, if not the majority of the 'engineering' involved is transferable. I will never be a giant of the model engineering world, I wont live long enough, but I do have aspirations to write the occasional article for MEW which maybe others like me, part of the future of our hobby I hope, might appreciate.

As for the baby boomers children; both my daughters are married, have average jobs as do their husbands but they both have more disposable income and time than I did 35 years ago.

Thread: Casting ABS?
12/08/2018 11:59:28

I wonder if curing could be speeded up by applying some vacuum to a vessel containing the casting? Catching and condensing the acetone might not be too problematic.

Thread: What is this piece of Engineering - Model Aero Engine ID please?
11/08/2018 19:46:43

Vaguely carburettor like.

Thread: WM18 Earth Fault - Looks like Controller blew
11/08/2018 19:44:32

Likely blown one or more of the large three legged switching devices on the main control board. I would be very surprised if Warco would send someone out to fix it, more likely to send you a new board to change out yourself assuming it is still carrying some sort of guarantee.

If you do have to swap it out yourself take plenty of photos and notes as to what goes where. and unplug from the mains first. Good luck

Thread: What did you do Today 2018
11/08/2018 18:55:44

The YouTube video that should have appeared above.

11/08/2018 18:22:09

Thanks Michael. I was trying a tangential tool that Howard Lewis has loaned me and a new tool height gauge which worked a treat and accounts for the nice finish on the head of the pin. I measured the internal diameter of the circlip and actually turned the slot to the correct depth. I have been practicing making use of the micrometer to measure and then better use of the scales on the lathe to make cuts down to a calculated dimension.

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