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Offline aeroHAWK

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My first post! Hello everyone...
« on: December 13, 2014, 06:04:01 PM »
Hello all!

I have been machining since 1969. First in school, then working in a machine shop. Now I have my own small CNC shop. This shows the ongoing progress of getting it up and running (click on Shop):
http://www.crishawkins.com/langley/

I've made tooling, plastic injection molds, assembly machines, and computer controlled machinery. I have been involved in several start-up companies where I designed, built and tested electric motors, plus made the dynomometers to do the tests. I've also been involved in the development of several products.

My passion is airplanes. From my youth, I built control line models then graduated to R/C, and finally to full size. I have built several aircraft in my computer and I am trying to figure out how to get them out. My avatar is one of them. To learn about programming embedded microcontrollers, I designed an electronic digital tachometer to put in my airplane when it's built. You can see the process here (click on Tachometer):
http://www.crishawkinscreates.com/AVR/

I also dabble in stone turning as my artistic expression. Here are examples:
http://www.crishawkinscreates.com

I stumbled upon this web site by googling aluminum anodizing. It came up with Tom's anodizing bench. I am intrigued with what I saw, so I joined in!

Cris
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Re: My first post! Hello everyone...
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2014, 06:20:22 PM »
hi and welcume

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Re: My first post! Hello everyone...
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2014, 08:36:50 PM »
Hello & Welcome  :wave:
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Re: My first post! Hello everyone...
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2014, 09:47:02 PM »
Hi AeroHawk. I too have loved planes since I was a boy and flew C/L to start with, now R/C. I also flew ultralights in Florida when I lived their and once owned a Wizard J3b U/L.

 I do some of my model plane designing in SketchUp, and also some CNC stuff through that using PhlatBoyz G-code generator add-on.

Looking forward to your contributions here.! :beer:
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Re: My first post! Hello everyone...
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2014, 02:57:09 PM »
Welcome aboard.

John

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Re: My first post! Hello everyone...
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2014, 03:06:46 PM »
Hello  :mmr:
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Re: My first post! Hello everyone...
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2014, 03:57:00 PM »
Hi Chris.  :wave:

Welcome to the Collective.  :borg:

With your background and experience, we should get along very nicely.   :thumbup:

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Still modifying bits of metal... Occasionally, making an improvement!

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Re: My first post! Hello everyone...
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2014, 03:13:53 AM »
Thanks for all the greetings! I am surprised that so many of you are form the UK. I guess it is my yankee arogance :bugeye:. My apologies....

It's great though, it seems that Europe is more "old school" (maybe it's because the "school" really is older :thumbup:).

I've started on my own version of Tom's anodizing bench. I had originally planned on a stationary installation, but Tom's idea is so good that I am stealing it :bow:.

I have some tubs and battery acid already. I have ordered a constant current power supply, and will place an order to Caswell for dye and other supplies tomorrow. When I start building, I'll be sure to post....

Cris
Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900 - 1944)

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Re: My first post! Hello everyone...
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2014, 01:58:57 PM »
 
  Hi HAWK

                          Welcome to MadModder your shops looking swell, keep the posts coming.

                                                 Cheers  David

Offline Lew_Merrick_PE

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Re: My first post! Hello everyone...
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2014, 08:13:34 AM »
Hi Cris,

I am, as I bill myself, an insulting mechanical design & development engineer located in Lake Stevens, WA.  If you will e-mail me your contact information, I can see about sending some work your way.  I am tangent@olympus.net (as in what I'm always off on).  Weird and strange is my normal...  --  Lew

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Re: My first post! Hello everyone...
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2014, 10:46:00 AM »
Hi Cris

Welcome to the collective :borg:

We are definitely a wordwide forum. Many people from many places!

 :mmr:

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