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Project Logs / Re: New bowsprit
« Last post by Charles on May 29, 2017, 04:49:00 PM »
The inboard end of the bowsprit needs two cheeks which locate either side of the Sampson post, then a pin passes through the cheeks and the post to secure it in place. The cheeks are made from lignum vitae - not necessarily the best possible timber for the job, but plenty good enough and I happen to have some in a suitable size - planned and bandsawed to size, then a plywood disc turned on the lathe is used as a guide for the router to round over the ends. Next, the other end is cut and chamfered on the band saw, and finally, they are clamped back to pack and the hole for the pin is bored.

Nex they are carefully aligned on the bowsprit and glued on, one at a time. Glue alone would probably be enough, but for piece of mind I want to put some bolts through, however, i don't want the bolt heads visible. So some 12mm 316 bar was parted off to give two 120mm lengths, each end of which was chamfered, then drilled tapped M8. Next, the fixing positions were marked and 25mm counterbores cut to a depth of about 12mm, then the through hole was drilled, the 12mm bars driven in and button head screws and penny washers screwed into each end.

Some offcuts from the same board where chucked up in the 4-jawand turned down to just under the counterbore size, these were bonded in with 5-minute epoxy, once cured they were trimmed with the pull saw and planed flush.
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Project Logs / Re: Belt Sander 2000x50 / 72"x2"
« Last post by krv3000 on May 29, 2017, 04:26:57 PM »
 :D :)
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Project Logs / Re: Another homemade milling machine
« Last post by shipto on May 29, 2017, 04:12:48 PM »
I wont go quite that far yet still have quite a bit to do before I will say its a proper mill. It does however look promising and is producing some nice cuts even with the not so good cutters I have. I knocked up a fly cutter which is responsible for most of the surfaces on the qctp its not pretty but it works very well.
If anyone could point me in the right direction to order a couple of bevel gears for a nice price I would be very interested I did consider using some out of angle grinders I have collected over the years but they are such weird ratio's like 3.5454545:1 etc the nearest I have found to a proper ratio is 3.9:1 so far. I would like either 2.5:1 or 5:1.
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Project Logs / Re: Belt Sander 2000x50 / 72"x2"
« Last post by PekkaNF on May 29, 2017, 03:52:03 PM »
Does anybody has this post with pictures printed in PDF. All pictures gone, all but one link dead and clearly plenty on information....I'm considering build one belt sander.

Pekka
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The Water Cooler / Re: high return financial investment (off topic)
« Last post by hermetic on May 29, 2017, 03:05:58 PM »
Why do you believe the life of a new fridge would less than an older one?

Unfortunately Bill. manufacturers stopped making their products better a long time ago, and started to make them cheaper to manufacture instead. I  have recently replaced a less than 2 year old Bosch washing machine, out of warranty, and tub support spider has failed. I used to repair domestic appliances, and even I blanched at the youtube repair ! Plastic tub, held together with about 8 bolts, and about twenty plastic lock tabs, it suggested cutting the tabs off with a wood chisel and using just the bolts for rebuild, given that and the cost of parts, I scrapped it and bought a Gorenje from a local trader who is part of the Euronics chain. It has a five year warranty, and was about the same price as the Bosch. Be very careful of claimed energy efficiency. you usually find this economy will only be obtained at a particular setting. With fridges, this usually means it has to be set low enough  so it would only keep food fresh for a couple of days  in winter, you mustnt open the door, keep it absolutely full, and run it in a cold room like an outhouse or garage. I bought a Bauchnecht fridge freezer with a very high energy rating, it worked reasonably for about a year, (till the warranty was out) then went downhill over the next couple of years to the point where food went off after a couple of days in summer, even at the lowest setting, which is NOT economical. seems like the idea of one compressor for fridge and freezer, saves on energy, but wastes food! Replaced that with a Gorenje (three year warranty) and when it arrived, it is an identical fridge freezer, obviously made in the same factory, but with a blower in the back of the fridge, and so far, it is ok. Many of the brands we used to know and trust in the UK are now absorbed into the massive italian appliance manufacturer, Merloni, A complex operation, with two distinct companies, run by the sons of the original founder, and now largely bankrupt. If you buy  Hotpoint, Ariston Zannussi , Candy, Indesit, or any of these
    ASKO
    Servis
    Hygena
    Diplomat
    Electra
    Whirlpool
    Caravelle
    Erwin Bonn
    Ignis
    Homark
    Powerpoint
    Proline
    CDA
    Hoover
    Candy
The chances are you are buying Merloni! As someone who has spent a great deal of my life repairing domestic appliances, I can tell you that the quality has never been lower, and is getting worse year on year! There is no answer, and it seems to apply to everything electrical or electronic.
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CNC / Re: DDCSV1.1 4 Axis controller
« Last post by riorao on May 29, 2017, 09:34:04 AM »
Unfortunately I do not speak any Russian. But since you do so, if you translate the English text that I can send you via email to Russian, I will make Russian a language option with the next firmware release and also add it to the configurator as a language option.
I will add a German file too. If someone would also translate the text into French or Italian or any other language, I will surely also include these languages. There is a bit of code to add and a lot of patching to do. But I guess I can make it work for you ;)

ok. Give me text file.
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CNC / Re: DDCSV1.1 4 Axis controller
« Last post by Benedikt M. on May 29, 2017, 06:55:45 AM »
The Chinese as well as most of Europe prefers millimeters. I doubt the Chinese who initially developed the firmware really cared about inch support.
Eventually, I may officially add inches to the new firmware.

Also, I just like to make it clear once again. The configurator has moved to http://config.pandora-cnc.eu/ and the downloads are now available from http://pandora-cnc.eu/download
There is now also an installation guide in two languages:
English: http://docs.pandora-cnc.eu/en/getting-started
German: http://docs.pandora-cnc.eu/de/getting-started

EDIT: In the documentation, the arrows are broken. You'll need to use the sidebar until this is resolved.
Also, the documentation is very short. If anyone would like to write a few pages (especially on general usage), that would be great.

BR,
Benedikt

I want to make the interface translation into Russian.
Found in the firmware two files in /upgrade/nand - CHS and ENG
You can add a third file RUS in the utf-8?
Unfortunately I do not speak any Russian. But since you do so, if you translate the English text that I can send you via email to Russian, I will make Russian a language option with the next firmware release and also add it to the configurator as a language option.
I will add a German file too. If someone would also translate the text into French or Italian or any other language, I will surely also include these languages. There is a bit of code to add and a lot of patching to do. But I guess I can make it work for you ;)
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Electronics & IC Programing / Re: Repurposing a Dell Lap-Top Webcam?
« Last post by PekkaNF on May 29, 2017, 02:40:09 AM »
OT!

Where's AdeV when you need him. He's taken on a full time Chinese translator I understand  :lol:

Whilst this is true... unfortunately she can only currently translate into more Chinese! We're working on it..... but it makes for a perfect marriage! (We can't talk to each other!!!!) :palm:

Well, maybe AdeV 2.0 can then master both?

We had problem of same magnitude. I married a Mexicana our common language is English, which is fine. She speaks Spanish to our daughter and I speak Finnish. She had no trouble from kindergarten on and she is fluent on English too. Main thing is to speak your own language to the children, that is is the basis to learn other languages.


Pekka
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CNC / Re: DDCSV1.1 4 Axis controller
« Last post by riorao on May 29, 2017, 12:53:19 AM »
The Chinese as well as most of Europe prefers millimeters. I doubt the Chinese who initially developed the firmware really cared about inch support.
Eventually, I may officially add inches to the new firmware.

Also, I just like to make it clear once again. The configurator has moved to http://config.pandora-cnc.eu/ and the downloads are now available from http://pandora-cnc.eu/download
There is now also an installation guide in two languages:
English: http://docs.pandora-cnc.eu/en/getting-started
German: http://docs.pandora-cnc.eu/de/getting-started

EDIT: In the documentation, the arrows are broken. You'll need to use the sidebar until this is resolved.
Also, the documentation is very short. If anyone would like to write a few pages (especially on general usage), that would be great.

BR,
Benedikt

I want to make the interface translation into Russian.
Found in the firmware two files in /upgrade/nand - CHS and ENG
You can add a third file RUS in the utf-8?
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Metal Stuff / Re: Aluminum Copper Alloy Experiment
« Last post by vtsteam on May 28, 2017, 09:19:21 PM »
Good work Norman! And I like the sound of your test results. :beer:
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