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How to's / Re: Quick and dirty die-nut.
« Last post by S. Heslop on July 20, 2017, 06:14:37 PM »

I have a can of Kasenit which I'm very protective of.

I'm jealous of anyone with an old tin of Kasenit.


Following that line of thought i've just ordered some potassium ferrocyanide. Looking at old MSDS sheets for Kasenit it's listed at about 50% sodium ferrocyanide. MSDS sheets for the more modern stuff only list small amounts of potassium nitrate and chromium oxide (but not which kind). I've got a small amount potassium nitrate hidden somewhere so I could try throwing some of that in, but I wonder what makes up the other half of the old Kasenit. Going from the colour of the stuff it could just be powdered charcoal. Sodium ferrocyanide melts at 400C so I don't think anything extra will be in it to make it famously stick.
Introductions / Re: Hello from Leesburg, VA
« Last post by Mike E. on July 20, 2017, 05:36:43 PM »
hi and welcome

Sorry, no disrespect intended, but at four o'clock in the morning, I just saw your first post as a sophisticated way of advertising and promoting your products; nothing more, nothing less.

There's nothing aggressive about me, welcome to the forum.

Introductions / Re: Hello from Leesburg, VA
« Last post by Brass_Machine on July 20, 2017, 05:28:53 PM »
Welcome to the collective :borg:

Sounds like you have a good knowledge of CNC. A welcome edition here.

Care to share some of your cases etc? We all like looking at other peoples work.

As far as the initial comments... I really don't mind people advertising as long as they are active members of the forum  :nrocks: Everything ends helping in one way or the other and that is what we are here for. Right?

Shake hands and be nice  :D

Project Logs / Re: New Tractor Shed
« Last post by awemawson on July 20, 2017, 03:25:08 PM »
So with all that done Darren started Vibro-Rolling the hard core.

The 'master plan is to spread a bit of the 'crush'  on it tomorrow to give a good working surface. The shed will then be erected with the 500 mm concrete side panels above the crush a bit which will be made up to 'final pre-floor' level. Then the concrete floor will be laid with about 50 mm above the panels on the inside, and 25 mm on the outside to prevent rain entering. Apparently this is standard construction for grain sheds so I'm happy to go long with it  :thumbup:
Project Logs / Re: New Tractor Shed
« Last post by awemawson on July 20, 2017, 03:17:35 PM »
No turkeys thank you - I have a friend who does, and a friend who did and got his fingers burnt !

So today was the grand delivery day for the 'Tractor Shed on a Lorry' - supposed to be here about 12 noon, so before that the remains of my 'hardcore pile' was transferred to the shed base and pushed about a bit to get it vaguely level. Still need to add about 100 mm and to that end I have ordered two 20 ton lorry loads, due tomorrow after noon, of crushed concrete '75 mm to dust'. This will make a good finish layer.

In the remaining time Darren continued building up the stream bank to for a roadway access to the triangle of land behind the shed. He incorporated those heavy duty iron pipes that we pulled out as reinforcement, We also 'lost' that huge root that caused me all the grief in the early part of this project.

Then the shed lorry arrived and there was a great bustle about  unloading it and putting it where it wont get damaged.
Introductions / Re: Hello from Leesburg, VA
« Last post by krv3000 on July 20, 2017, 03:12:05 PM »
hi and welcome
The Water Cooler / Re: Testing Photo Upload From My Flickr Account
« Last post by snub on July 20, 2017, 01:44:19 PM »
Excellent, thanks for the replies.

Goodbye Photobucket!!

Hello Flickr.
Gallery / Re: Tail stock tap holder
« Last post by j1312v on July 20, 2017, 12:03:56 PM »
I knew you will like it as soon as I saw your post...   :beer:
That holder is on my list of things to do one of these days :loco:

Introductions / Re: Hello from Leesburg, VA
« Last post by msimpson on July 20, 2017, 11:50:36 AM »
Honestly, I tried to keep it toned down, I did not join this site to advertise.  I don't need to.  The last 10 years or so has been devoted to building and writing about CNC machines that is what I do, so that is what I put in my introduction.

And please, passive aggressive comments like that in an introduction forum is a little off handed.  Nice way to welcome someone to a forum.

I joined primarily to jump into the CNC forums.
Gallery / Re: Tail stock tap holder
« Last post by NormanV on July 20, 2017, 11:32:05 AM »
I've made the Mk.2 version. It is much better than the Mk.1.
I had to use brass for the jaws as that was the only material that I had that is the right thickness, I didn't want to mill down some thicker steel.
I've just tried it out, tapping under power it worked beautifully.
Thanks for pointing it out to me, J.
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