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Offline thecogwheel

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Project wrTie: Intro to my mechanical pencil build
« on: November 23, 2016, 08:33:23 PM »
I thought I would introduce my newest project (with my first post), a titanium mechanical pencil:

https://youtu.be/G-6z98uEMyI

I use a mechanical pencil everyday and I thought it would be interesting to document a build using video.  I'm hoping it will be an educational video series, I will certainly be learning a lot and I hope others will be able to learn a few things from what I learn.  It will be a full build, from start to finish.  Currently I only have a few sketches for the mechanism.  I'll be designing it in Autodesk's Fusion and I will release the CAD as I go.  Once I get going I'll post the link for the CAD here, and on my blog as well.

I'll try to keep this thread updated as well once I get going.


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Re: Project wrTie: Intro to my mechanical pencil build
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2017, 08:41:18 PM »
It took me a lot longer than I was planning to get at this project for a number of reasons (including a fully unplanned dragging of a Schaublin 102 and a 6" surface grinder home), but here is, finally, episode 1:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tM4h61_BLKQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tM4h61_BLKQ</a>

Episode 2 will be posted much quicker!

Edit:  Here is the direct link as well just in case the video doesn't directly show up in the forum.

https://youtu.be/tM4h61_BLKQ

« Last Edit: May 07, 2017, 11:46:15 AM by thecogwheel »

Offline Brass_Machine

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Re: Project wrTie: Intro to my mechanical pencil build
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2017, 12:02:58 AM »
Very cool. I will watch the video when I have a bit more time!

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Re: Project wrTie: Intro to my mechanical pencil build
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2017, 01:35:02 AM »
Grrrrrrr  :doh: :doh: Firefox said I needed to update Adobe Flash Player. Did that and now cannot see the Video. BUT if I use I-Explorer, yep I can. Shut down and re-open  F/Fox and still no go. Ah, Well.
Sigh!
Anyway, looks like you have an interesting - fiddly project to keep you and us amused.

John  B

Edit: Well here it is about an hour later and on my desktop PC that also uses F/Fox and all is working fine.  Laptop was the previous machine whilst sitting in the recliner rocker. Blankety Blank computers.
« Last Edit: May 07, 2017, 02:22:52 AM by SwarfnStuff »
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Re: Project wrTie: Intro to my mechanical pencil build
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2017, 04:24:14 AM »
It took me a lot longer than I was planning to get at this project for a number of reasons (including a fully unplanned dragging of a Schaublin 102 and a 6" surface grinder home), but here is, finally, episode 1:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tM4h61_BLKQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tM4h61_BLKQ</a>

Episode 2 will be posted much quicker!
 

I'm not getting the movie, just a big empty space!

If I right click in that empty space I get a window that says 'movie not loaded'.  The same thing happens on Doc's thread. 
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Re: Project wrTie: Intro to my mechanical pencil build
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2017, 05:03:24 AM »
The link works for me Pete.

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Re: Project wrTie: Intro to my mechanical pencil build
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2017, 05:23:14 AM »
Yes working here - (Win7 32 bit and Google Chrome)
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Re: Project wrTie: Intro to my mechanical pencil build
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2017, 03:28:24 AM »
Yup.
     Me too Pete. I got the same message on my Laptop but as I said, worked fine on the desktop. Only difference I am aware of is that the Laptop is Win XP, Desktop, Win 7. Both run Fire-Fox of same build AFAIK. (As Far As I Know)

John B
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