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by Mike_Henry
Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:09 pm
Forum: I.C. Engines
Topic: 1867 Otto Langen IC engine
Replies: 19
Views: 16517

Re: 1867 Otto Langen IC engine

Will be glad to send pictures of the 1/8 and 1/16 scale models. I'd be interested in pictures of the 1/8 and 1/16 scale models. I use Alibre and have been thinking about converting my Lenaz paper plans to electronic versions. If you sell the 1/8 or 1/16 plans can you supply them in Inventor, STEP o...
by Mike_Henry
Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:46 pm
Forum: I.C. Engines
Topic: 1867 Otto Langen IC engine
Replies: 19
Views: 16517

Re: 1867 Otto Langen IC engine

Rog may be selling the Langen plans now. Is there a consensus on Mr. Lenaz's status? It would be a shame to trample on his copyright.

Mike
by Mike_Henry
Sat Dec 26, 2009 6:18 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Which CAM software?
Replies: 4
Views: 2541

Do you need (or want) 2-1/2D, 3D, or 4th axis capability? 2-1/2D is available free to ~ $200 for hobbyist programs, 3D gets a lot steeper and 4th and above can be downright sobering. I'm using SprutCAm which supports up through 5th axis but it was available at a steep discount from the supplier of m...
by Mike_Henry
Sun Nov 29, 2009 1:42 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: please help me understand conversation to CNC mill
Replies: 4
Views: 1556

It can be hard to find hands-on help and is much easier if forum members have some idea of your location. To find them, try starting threads in appropriate forums that say something like "CNC design help needed in mid-Florida". You only need one or two hits to start making real progress. You might a...
by Mike_Henry
Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:26 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: please help me understand conversation to CNC mill
Replies: 4
Views: 1556

Is Port Saint Lucie in Florida? There should be some hobbyists in the area that you could connect with. Try: http://www.cnczone.com and http://www.artsoftcontrols.com/forum/index.php The latter is a forum for users of Mach3 which is low-priced software to control the hardware on CNC machines.
by Mike_Henry
Sat Oct 10, 2009 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Homebuilt CNC Mill Runs Production
Replies: 4
Views: 1528

Wouldn't it make more sense to post this in the CNC section?
by Mike_Henry
Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help! I got noises in my head(stock).
Replies: 17
Views: 2316

Could it be a chain oiler on a shaft that is periodically catching on something?
by Mike_Henry
Sun Jun 28, 2009 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT - My sawbuck "score" today
Replies: 31
Views: 4021

Thanks Harold. I was trying to be politically neutral by using examples from both political "wings".
by Mike_Henry
Sat Jun 27, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: 3D CAD Programs.....best one for the money?
Replies: 53
Views: 15837

Re: Best Cad/Cam

Steve Seebold wrote:Solidworks for Cad, GibbsCam for Cam
What would that combination run the typical hobbyist? I'm guessing it's more than most of us have in our home shops.
by Mike_Henry
Sat Jun 27, 2009 2:15 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Is there a DIY CNC conference coming up in Chicago?
Replies: 5
Views: 1998

An aquaintance mentioned that Village Press may be doing the workshop next year, but that would may be in Michigan somewhere near their offices.
by Mike_Henry
Sat Jun 27, 2009 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clausing 8530 question
Replies: 5
Views: 888

Sounds like you talking about the knee lift shaft assembly parts,which are parallel to the floor. I have an 8540 horizontal mill, which is similar. You should be able to oil the gears by reaching under the knee with an oiler. It looks like the only way to easily oil the shaft is dribble a drop or tw...
by Mike_Henry
Sat Jun 27, 2009 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT - My sawbuck "score" today
Replies: 31
Views: 4021

How far is one expected to go to provide helpful advice?
I'd probably start by considering how I'd want my wife or family to be treated in a similar situation after my passing. If it was George W. Bush's garage sale (or Rod Blagojevich's), I'd have a different attitude.