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by Patio
Sat May 04, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: All Things CAD and CAM
Topic: Free and easy to learn 3D CAD
Replies: 49
Views: 21630

Re: Free and easy to learn 3D CAD

you can go to either companies website and they will tell you the specs required for their software. I think they like 16 gigs of RAM also.
by Patio
Fri May 03, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: All Things CAD and CAM
Topic: Free and easy to learn 3D CAD
Replies: 49
Views: 21630

Re: Free and easy to learn 3D CAD

I'm on vacation so I'm doing this via my phone. Earglo I'm on cable so I do not have any slowdowns, most of my leg is created by my lack of a proper video card. I may be wrong but if I understand it right both systems run on your computer and just upload to the web. If you're getting lag in May beca...
by Patio
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Soft Start for Lathe?
Replies: 54
Views: 1975

Re: Soft Start for Lathe?

Is a GFCI breaker? I have a buddy who has GFCI on one wall and he can't start his mill without it tripping. Dave A friend of mine had a drill press; gfi would trip if you touched it while it was running. So he put a thick rubber mat on the floor in front of it to stand on while using it. Problem so...
by Patio
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Show us your lathe!
Replies: 422
Views: 104355

Re: Show us your lathe!

Hey Spro, take a closer look, there is a lantern style tool post sitting on the compound, with a Armstrong type tool holder in it.
by Patio
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: All Things CAD and CAM
Topic: Free and easy to learn 3D CAD
Replies: 49
Views: 21630

Re: Free and easy to learn 3D CAD

I just joined the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) which has the benefit of a free for hobby use agreement with Solid works. If you use if for making money, they want their cut. https://www.eaa.org/eaa/eaa-membership/eaa-member-benefits/ Solidworks-resource-center So now I am learning how to ...
by Patio
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Patio's projects
Replies: 449
Views: 97898

Re: Patio's projects

Just a little update. I have been spending a bunch of time in the shop lately, on the lathe controls project. The speed mechanism is temporarily installed. It is just held to the base plate with a clamp and seems to work well enough. I have not connected it electrically yet. The main part of the con...
by Patio
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: holesaw on a lathe
Replies: 26
Views: 1602

Re: holesaw on a lathe

Nice crane, that looks pretty handy!
by Patio
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Proud dad moment
Replies: 9
Views: 1107

Re: Proud dad moment

Your are right to be proud. Congratulations Gregg!
by Patio
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Please plan ahead
Replies: 24
Views: 2535

Re: Please plan ahead

Once the family has taken what they want, I told mine to hire an auctioneer, as he will get the most out of it.
by Patio
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Teeter Totter finger for dial indicator
Replies: 20
Views: 1593

Re: Teeter Totter finger for dial indicator

This might help. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/STARRETT-Dial-Indicator-Hole-Attachment-196F/173847931258?epid=1900569254&hash=item287a24e97a:g:1qUAAOSwJcdclmdL https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-L-S-STARRETT-No-64-UNIVERSAL-DIAL-TEST-INDICATOR-HOLE-ATTACHMENT/312462379507?hash=item48c03589f3:g:WksAAOSw...
by Patio
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Patio's projects
Replies: 449
Views: 97898

Re: Patio's projects

Getting a little more done. This is today's progress. I finished up the speed control mechanism, now I just need to make the proper levers to connect it to the machine. I had to move the head of the mill around to the side so I could drill and tap holes in the ends of the body, for the limit screws....
by Patio
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Show us your milling machine!
Replies: 278
Views: 108514

Re: Show us your milling machine!

Nice score Dave!