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by DavidF
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: steamin10 (Big Dave)
Replies: 43
Views: 1314

Re: steamin10 (Big Dave)

Hey big Dave. There's nekkid women in your shop waiting for your recovery.....
by DavidF
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Amazing skill and talent -- blacksmithing
Replies: 14
Views: 1233

Re: Amazing skill and talent -- blacksmithing

What was the white stuff he applied to the spring before the heat treat??
by DavidF
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: thoughts on makerbot replicator plus
Replies: 1
Views: 533

Re: thoughts on makerbot replicator plus

They're pretty decent but, when makerbot started with the extruder that could sense a nozzle jam, well I wouldn't buy one. There's alot of printers out there and my personal choice is one that can easily be repaired and modified. Some manufacturers parts are proprietary in design and can not be swap...
by DavidF
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Need Band Saw Blade
Replies: 6
Views: 1142

Re: Need Band Saw Blade

Ummmm. Could you please define "portable" for me??
by DavidF
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Are 3D Printers Finally Practical?
Replies: 28
Views: 5395

Re: Are 3D Printers Finally Practical?

Just looked it up, your driver is on the sd card supplied with the printer. Need to install that on your computer so it recognizes the printer.
by DavidF
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Are 3D Printers Finally Practical?
Replies: 28
Views: 5395

Re: Are 3D Printers Finally Practical?

Which software??
Most of these printer kits require you to upload the firmware to the controller. Have you done that??
If not I'd start looking for the firmware and also download the arduino ide. There may also be a driver out there to get your computer to recognize the printer.
by DavidF
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Are 3D Printers Finally Practical?
Replies: 28
Views: 5395

Re: Are 3D Printers Finally Practical?

Steve whats the problem exactly? Did you load the firmware up yet? Is it a connection problem when trying to do so??
by DavidF
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: How to gate and runner a car frame?
Replies: 12
Views: 2676

Re: How to gate and runner a car frame?

Strictly based off a visual/ mental estimate I'm thinking you don't have the melt capacity once the runner, gates, and risers are added... Do you have a friend with a furnace? or perhaps a second furnace? Im thinking that if you had another person and you both poured form opposite ends at the same t...
by DavidF
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: How to gate and runner a car frame?
Replies: 12
Views: 2676

Re: How to gate and runner a car frame?

you need to add a picture of whats needs to be cast, and tell us of the cross section thickness. But im betting that you can pull it off without any help :)
by DavidF
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Printer patterns
Replies: 7
Views: 1426

Re: Printer patterns

Fred_V wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:20 am
Would 3D printing in metal work for wheels?
Fred V
I think the main deterrent would be the cost.....