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Member postings for fizzy

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Thread: On The Wire -ARC Cutter Review
26/12/2019 17:16:16

What spindle speed Jason? Is it likely to give the same results on a non cnc machine? Thanks.

Thread: Merry Christmas Everybody!
24/12/2019 19:06:03

Neil - read your post out loud to my 6 yr old daughter to the tune of We wish you a merry christmas.....happy christmas one and all.

Thread: Strange digital caliper behavior
21/12/2019 09:59:33

my genuine Mititoyo Abosolute now srarts at 16.8888, nothing I can do will change it - given up on it!

Thread: RMC Type-B Engine Build
17/12/2019 07:24:10

Jason.....ive worked with quite a few gas variants with our burners and for off the shelf reliability the Coleman extreme is about asa good as it gets **LINK**

Thread: A reminder to take care with aerosols...
16/12/2019 20:56:17

Akin to taking a shower just before you go mud wrestling - speaks volumes.

Thread: my first lathe.
12/12/2019 08:16:50

Made for a tangental tool I think. No idea why you would bother though.

Thread: 3D printer recommendations
08/12/2019 10:19:44

Call me old fashioned but if I have to take a soldering iron to repair a brand new machine im guessing there will be lots more unforseen issues and it would be going straight back to the seller for a refund!

Thread: Breaking bandsaw blades
02/12/2019 18:43:30

Chap who makes blades once told me, if it breaks on the weld then its a badly made blade - avoid! Ive been down the braze them back together but unless your desperate its just not worth the effort. I used the cheap Silverline ones off ebay with varying success. Then I bought one from a local shop....had it years...its a lot thicker than my previous ones and the box said Cobalt tipped (anyone know how this is even possible?). Anyway, vutting up to 1/4" brass and copper with only SIX tpi I ddnt expect it to hold out for long - best blade I ever used by a mile. Still using it! Even kept box somewhere so I gan try to source another.

Thread: 3D printer recommendations
22/11/2019 22:06:41

for sheer out the box plug and play you cant get much better than the Flashforge Finder - incudes slicing and gmail software. Easy to design basic stuff in Tinkercad. Limited only by a bed of 140 x 140 but ideal entry level, very well built and under £200.

Thread: Looking for 7/64 mild steel bar
21/11/2019 14:37:10

Howard I think you may be correct - I hate turning long thin parts, never turns out well!

21/11/2019 11:26:18

2.8mm or 12 SWG would do the job. Its to hold together 3d printed tank tracks at 1/8 scale. Stainless would be good but as mild steel is easier for me to work with thats what I need. I use EKP as a supplier to PSB but never gave them a thought - will take a look. Thanks.

21/11/2019 09:47:08

Hi - anyone know where I can get some - tried all the usual places but they only have piano wire or silver steel, but I need mild steel? Thanks

Thread: Aluminium welding
16/11/2019 12:07:00

my experience was that the material is such low grade that it was impossible to weld with tig, i tried to weld to lugs on the outside of my heli rc engine. Ended up buying a new casing!

Thread: First foray into 3D printing
16/11/2019 12:02:38

Collet holders came out did allen key shelf, Die rack x 4off, cutter racks and chuck key shelf. At last a convienient place for pretty much everything. I have moved on to building a 1/6 th scale remote control tank - to my design and just for fun. Done tracks, wheels and suspension items and just designed commanders hatch - not printed yet as waiting for 10 reels of PLA to arrive. clipboard01.jpg

Thread: Miitutoyo caliper error
08/11/2019 18:50:22

Ive got a few of their calipers and Mic's but they do sometimes go wrong. Ive got a fairly new digimatic which has never worked correctly...should have sent it back but never got round to it. Will strip it and service it one day....might fix things.

Thread: Cast iron welding electrodes
29/10/2019 09:15:47

I strongly advise drilling a hole either end of the crack, seems to help stop it cracking more when you weld it. You didnt say if your rods had been pre-heated, im guessing not, and therein lies your problem. They need to be hot.

Thread: First foray into 3D printing
28/10/2019 19:52:31

edge of shelf mounted er32 collet holders...starting simples! be continued

collet 1.jpg

Thread: VPN?
17/10/2019 01:02:02

when i was on the road i had to use a vpn, now i work from home and have good security i dont really need it as i dont remotely access my server.

Thread: Curve Cut Problem
14/10/2019 19:39:45

Hi. Im using Curve Cut to process a 2d drill sequence. Problem is no matter what inputs I use I cant get away from "will result in more than 20 passes". Its a simple drill, retract move and repeat. Any idea what im doing wrong?

Thread: Would you buy one of these collets?
12/10/2019 15:57:31

At not more than £10 from most well known UK suppliers why would you?

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