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Member postings for Engine Builder

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Thread: Here's an interesting one
17/02/2022 17:22:17

What's the little anamation about that starts at$380 and ends up as $2380?

Thread: Scam. Coincidence or worse?
11/02/2022 11:25:46

I wonder if someone working inside Amazon gives the details to a scammer.

I had a similar experience waiting for a package from china. The tracking showed it had arrived in the country.

I got a text from an unknown source saying my package was held at customs and a fee to pay.

i ignored it and it turned up but was later than expected.

Thinking someone at sorting depot had put it asside and waited for my responce, then gave up and put it back in the mail for delivery.

Thread: Should I scrap this reel of filament?
03/02/2022 21:38:09
Posted by Bazyle on 03/02/2022 21:11:18:

But does anyone have a recommendation for the temperature to aim for. - I'm thinking just above 100C for PLA.

I have the Sunlu dryer shown above. Max teperature is 55C.

Thread: Contacting YouTube contributors
01/02/2022 18:08:32

I have sent you a PM check your inbox. He is my mate.

Thread: Shims
28/12/2021 17:44:48
Thread: making tee nuts
28/11/2021 09:07:47

I made some a while ago from hex stock that worked well.

Thread: No reply to personal messages
14/11/2021 11:59:11

In the case I am refering to, the member asked if he could buy something from me. My reply, which he has not seen, was i would send him it free of charge, just give me your address.

If I had asked someone that surley i would check to see if i had a reply.

13/11/2021 20:19:49

I have had this on a couple of occassions. I get a PM from a member and send a reply back straight away. When I look I can see my reply has not been read.

Personaly if I ask a question I would surley check back to see if they answered or it just me?

Are you still alive Des?

Edited By Engine Builder on 13/11/2021 20:20:27

Thread: Laser Cutter
30/10/2021 17:28:25

Peter, I have only cut MDF I don't have any suitable ply to try. I would expect it to perform the same, depending on on the quality of the ply.

What I like about MDF cuts is the clean edge it leaves.

When you cut it with a saw you get a soft edge. A laser cut sort of quarterizes it.

I only have laser power set at 24% for those MDF cuts.



Edited By Engine Builder on 30/10/2021 17:34:02

30/10/2021 11:55:15

I am very pleased with my K40. A few simple mods and work size is 230 x 310 and will cut 3mm MDF in one pass, 6mm in 2 passes. Cost round £350.

Thread: ML10 Headstock mounts
16/10/2021 20:03:31

You could easily make a replacement, you have one to copy.

Thread: Calling ML10 ownwers Tailstock DRO.
24/08/2021 19:47:49

Any ML10 owners that would like the 3D printed parts shown here FOC.

Please send me a PM or email, address at the end of video.

Edited By Engine Builder on 24/08/2021 19:49:38

Edited By Engine Builder on 24/08/2021 19:50:44

Thread: New here, just bought myself a Myford ML10 :)!
20/06/2021 17:12:56

A very useful mod is a clutch on the spindle. I made mine years ago from detilas published in Model Engineer.

You can see it around 1:10 time scale in this video.

Thread: home made forge
01/01/2021 12:52:36

Let's get the terminology right, it's a furnace that melts metal, a blacksmith would use a forge.

This waste oil burner uses a low cost nozzle..


Edited By Engine Builder on 01/01/2021 12:54:27

Edited By JasonB on 07/01/2021 10:53:19

Thread: Creality Ender 3 Pro or Sovol SV01?
04/11/2020 13:37:58

Don't know the answer,mine does read zero on all axis. Have you tried Control> Store settings, when axis is displaying zero?

04/11/2020 12:53:03

Just ignore the Z setting on the display. Do an auto home with paper under the nozzle, disable steppers and level the corners. Select the file to print and away you go.

29/10/2020 13:29:19

Nothing wrong with the SV01 but I need the the space

SV01 has all the features of SV03 except auto bed leveling, larger build area and silent board as standard.

28/10/2020 11:03:46

I have both of these printers. Both print well. The Sovol is my favorite though, the print area is larger but the footprint is about the same. It's neater construction with the power supply under the bed. If you go for the optional silent board the Sovol is much quieter, you only here the noise of the fans. I like the glass bed on the Sovol, prints stick well and lift straight off when cool. Sovol use Creality motherboard and hardware, all parts easily available for both printers. There is a SV03 out soon which is larger and has auto bed levelling.

I have one of these too for review it will replace my SV01.

I have videos on these printers but forum rules forbid me from linking!

Edited By Engine Builder on 28/10/2020 11:14:19

Thread: .DXF Files for Meccano Chain Wheels
26/10/2020 17:59:54

This site has all the Meccano original part drawings. I have made some parts using them.

Meccano Drawings

Thread: which older mill to complement a ML7?
22/09/2020 09:13:26

Pablo, please check your inbox. I have sent you a message.

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