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Metal Stuff / homemade anvil
« Last post by celsoari on Today at 06:58:48 PM »
how i made:


Greetings from Brazil
Celso Ari
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You could always wall it in!
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Gallery / Building a model drag saw
« Last post by Brian Rupnow on September 20, 2018, 06:23:57 PM »
I have spent the last month designing and building a model drag saw. This type of saw was the fore-runner of the chainsaw, and some were powered by hit and miss engines, some were powered by two cycle engines, and some were belt driven by steam engines. There seemed to be two main types, one type having a set of parallelogram arms (as I have done) and a second style using a set of saw guides and an eccentric hub. Mine is driven by the Philip Duclos "Odds and Ends" hit and miss engine which I made a few years ago. For reference sake, the log being sawn is 3" diameter spruce and the saw blade is 11 1/4" long. I sell a complete set of plans for this drag saw for $25 Canadian funds, but that does not include the hit and miss engine.---Brian Rupnow


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How to's / Re: Fixing a Moore & Wright level
« Last post by mattinker on September 20, 2018, 04:36:00 PM »
Pekka,

Thank you much Matthew,

I was thinkking that silicon. I presume it is stable enough too? I started to think thermal and moisture properties of it and then started to think that it might not be as big problem as it intilaly looks if there is constant "ring" around the tube and reasonnably symmetrical to both ends. Sagging and thermal expanison shoud be to some extent self canceling.

You probably have a cunning plan?
Not yet, I'm still thinking about how I'm going to mount the tubes holding the vials.

I'm thinkking of using silicon as sealant/thin O-ring and check if it works. If it does not, then POP it. This sounds like the right track to me, keeping the thickness of the silicon minimal with something like short thin card tubes to hold thigs in place while the silicone cures.

Regards, Matthew
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Radio Control Models / Re: Tracked Cat delta skidsteer
« Last post by ddmckee54 on September 20, 2018, 03:58:46 PM »
Maybe the motor mount's not so usable after all.  Last night I started wondering where I was going to put the battery pack and how big was said battery pack going to be?  I might have to lose part of the motor mount to get room for a decent sized battery pack.

I can get a 2S 2400mah hardcase battery pack that will fit in the available volume.  Or I can get a battery pack with upwards of 5000mah that's about 104mm long.  I've got 110mm between the axles but that means I'd have to lose part of the motor mount.

According to Tim Allen more power is ALWAYS better, but I've got no idea how long a 2400mah pack would last in this application.

Don
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Simon, if you live in motor home where the heck do you put the lathe, milling machine etc etc etc  :clap:

On the underside of a flip over bench of course. Or alternately I was thinking that, to my understanding of the law, you can build sheds within restrictions as long as you're not sleeping in them. But I think that's only if you're on land attached to a house. Alot of the medium sized motorhomes had these big luggage storage areas on the bottom. Or maybe a horse box that's half motorhome and half Garage. Can't imagine a bridgeport and a harrison weigh more than a few horses.

Really the big concern was sewage, electric, and water. But if you get registered as a camping site then I assume you could get that all installed. Who knows at what cost, but getting a site liscence isn't too expensive and didn't seem too difficult.

It's all fantasy of course.

Thereís always Walmart out here! I would prefer the house as they go up in value, iím down to owing 12,000 on mine then just property tax for the year which makes it easier as I retire off of long term Jan 1.

Ever rising house prices seems like one of those things that can't (and maybe shouldn't) continue forever. Knowing my luck i'll end up with a mortgage right before it all collapses. I've already got a whole student debt, which they sold me under the premise that it's entirely interest free and I don't have to pay it back until i'm earning over so much. Not too long ago they sent a letter telling me that another firm had bought the debt and decided to start charging 5% interest on it.  And not only that they'd been doing it for over a year before they notified me of the change.

I should've known better than to assume this country has any service that exists with truly good intentions.
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Simon, if you live in motor home where the heck do you put the lathe, milling machine etc etc etc  :clap:

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Thereís always Walmart out here! I would prefer the house as they go up in value, iím down to owing 12,000 on mine then just property tax for the year which makes it easier as I retire off of long term Jan 1.
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New from Old / Re: The Sequel - Oh Blimey I bought a CNC Lathe (Beaver TC 20)
« Last post by awemawson on September 20, 2018, 11:33:32 AM »
Or rather:

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New from Old / Re: The Sequel - Oh Blimey I bought a CNC Lathe (Beaver TC 20)
« Last post by DICKEYBIRD on September 20, 2018, 10:15:56 AM »
Well PK has VERY kindly offered to take a look at this unit as I understand his company has the suitable facilities, so it's started on a long journey to the other side of the world this morning on a '5 day target' service from the Royal Mail.

Very many thanks to PK who is definitely a 'good chap'  as I was going cross eyed chasing this problem :thumbup:
Another example of "It's not what 'ya know, it's who 'ya know!"
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