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  1. Thread: New Machinery

    by desertT1
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    "Handle with care" Yeah, that 7000 pounds just...

    "Handle with care" Yeah, that 7000 pounds just gets tossed around. :p
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    Pretty much. I run the local pinball league and...

    Pretty much. I run the local pinball league and making the site was pretty easy. The 'trickiest' part was assigning the ~8 pages an order number so I could arrange them how I wanted on the...
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    Well that's clever.

    Well that's clever.
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    The first boy was a long wait, but not brutal. ...

    The first boy was a long wait, but not brutal. We were there for 13 hours before he joined us. The second one was a different story. The nurse had her do a test push when it was time. She had to...
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    Yes. Oh wait, was that not an open invitation?

    Yes.

    Oh wait, was that not an open invitation?
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    Do you have autofeed that makes this amazingly...

    Do you have autofeed that makes this amazingly efficient compared to doing a first op with a better shaped material on the mill and finishing on the lathe? I imagine the set it and forget it aspect...
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    Lego forts?

    Lego forts?
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    Very cool. I'd tune in a time or two. Maybe you...

    Very cool. I'd tune in a time or two. Maybe you could have a link somewhere on here, like Carter did for a little while on his chicken pen.
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    Moving the heater bands did exactly what I was...

    Moving the heater bands did exactly what I was hoping. The problem is that the barrel does not have an anti-drool nozzle. Will be changing that today. So close, been a long time coming for this...
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    I'm this freaking close to injecting parts. The...

    I'm this freaking close to injecting parts. The first mold is 100% done, as is the injection molder. I tried shooting Monday, but couldn't get anything out. I have 3 heater bands on and I think...
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    The burrs were an issue when they started being...

    The burrs were an issue when they started being unboxed. They were shredding some and missing others out of the box. That's what you get I guess when you don't even assemble them in house. You...
  12. APX made Mar's pants on MCB. He said they were...

    APX made Mar's pants on MCB. He said they were really expensive, but were pretty much the only one to work with.

    You could put the first one together yourself and then check out places where...
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    That's a bummer. There is actually one downtown...

    That's a bummer. There is actually one downtown here. Looking at some of the pictures they have a Bridgeport mill and what looks like a Southbend 9" lathe. Mostly artsy stuff, but all of it useful...
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    Techshop is really cool, but the different...

    Techshop is really cool, but the different locaitons seem to have different offerings, but many overlap.

    There is also such a thing called a hackerspace. According to this map, there are 4 in...
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    There is pretty much every level of DIY CNC...

    There is pretty much every level of DIY CNC option out there. With places like Techshop, you could learn and use theirs, or use theirs to make the solid components for your own. I don't do...
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    Holy inserts Batman on that first one.

    Holy inserts Batman on that first one.
  17. On the issue of rankings: I started playing...

    On the issue of rankings:

    I started playing competetive pinball late last year. Every event can (and if they are put on the calendar 30 days before it takes place it does) count towards your...
  18. Thread: PM spam

    by desertT1
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    I got it too that day. The funny thing is that...

    I got it too that day. The funny thing is that the second most recent PM was from the same person a few months ago.
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    So freaking cool! Having that blazing red light...

    So freaking cool! Having that blazing red light on the back is a great effect. I'd go with this color though, for obvious reasons.
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    In Arizona we have the Tactical Paintball League....

    In Arizona we have the Tactical Paintball League. They do this type of format for the most part. 5 Roles (Medic, Explosives, Rocket, Sniper, Heavy) each have tasks to do during the game. Everyone...
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    I don't know if this is the case or not, but it...

    I don't know if this is the case or not, but it seems to make the process of finishing 80% parts more automatic. I watched a video of a guy do the same thing on an X2 style mill with DRO's in about...
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    Just hit the trifecta and add M's to the list as...

    Just hit the trifecta and add M's to the list as well.
  23. I have HSM Express at home. I've tinkered with...

    I have HSM Express at home. I've tinkered with it enough to know how to do pockets and tweaks to the settings. I might be able to do a simple dxf on another program so I can import it into HSM and...
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    Sticky: Bummer. We might have to meet in the middle next...

    Bummer. We might have to meet in the middle next year at LL. I missed it this time around, but DoN is right in the middle of a very busy time of the year for me. LL would have been much easier to...
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    Sticky: Anyone going to be at Decay of Nations? I'll be...

    Anyone going to be at Decay of Nations? I'll be there, on Ekron, if anyone wants to chit chat.
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