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by DeanQ
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Chess Pieces
Replies: 8
Views: 5154

Re: Chess Pieces

Nice! Very, very nice! Once you're set up, anodizing isn't a difficult objective. I anodized and dyed black all of the face plates for the low voltage control lighting system I installed in our house. The outcome was quite acceptable. I'd encourage you to pursue the option to black anodize that bea...
by DeanQ
Thu Sep 24, 2015 3:39 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Still Fighting With CAD
Replies: 26
Views: 7946

Re: Still Fighting With CAD

I started getting back into CAD this week, and I decided to resolve my issues with getting drawings done and sent off to CAM. I bought Dolphin CAD and CAM, but I was never able to make 3D parts the way Alibre made them. I still have no idea how to rotate parts in 3 dimensions. I don't think Dolphin...
by DeanQ
Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fixing over bored hole for bearing
Replies: 29
Views: 3075

Re: Fixing over bored hole for bearing

also i have never done it but, i have heard you can use a single knurl on a bar and straight knurl the inside of the recess to make it bigger then loctite and press the bearing into place. Excuse my ignorance please :D How do you knurl the inside of a bore? I could see a lot of uses for a tool like...
by DeanQ
Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Tools4Cheap NMTB 40 Drill Chuck
Replies: 5
Views: 1866

Re: Tools4Cheap NMTB 40 Drill Chuck

They are also sometimes held into the mill by a collar around the flange rather than by a drawbar. The plain flange holders illustrated will not work in those 'quick change' machines. A quick fix to those tool holders whose flange doesn't fit the Quick Change collar is to simply turn it down to fit...
by DeanQ
Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kool Mist Systems??????
Replies: 17
Views: 3704

Re: Kool Mist Systems??????

I have heard from one source that it leaves a waxy feel to the parts and I read on other sites about rust and smell. Does anyone actually use one of these and if it works what type of fluid works well that does not add rust issues? I use the setup in your picture, have for 5 or 6 years. It works as...
by DeanQ
Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:19 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: rotary axis
Replies: 12
Views: 2994

Re: rotary axis

Thanks for the update Bill, I didn't realize that!
Dean
by DeanQ
Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:32 am
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: rotary axis
Replies: 12
Views: 2994

Re: rotary axis

The OP posed the original questions: Does the fourth or fifth axis have reference point? Does the rotary axis need go to reference point when turn on the cnc machine? and somehow got side tracked into tool changers. Bruce_Mowbray wrote: Correct me if I'm wrong. I thought an absolute encoder knows wh...
by DeanQ
Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:56 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: rotary axis
Replies: 12
Views: 2994

Re: rotary axis

Does the fourth or fifth axis have reference point? Does the rotary axis need go to reference point when turn on the cnc machine? Well, kinda sorta. You zero your rotary out like you do all of your other axis as referenced to you rpart. It doesn't "require" a home limit, but you can incorporate one...
by DeanQ
Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cutting oil recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 3120

Re: Cutting oil recommendations

In my lathe, I use straight old black sulfur cutting oil. I cut an even amount of steel/aluminum and cut aluminum dry. In my band saw, If I'm going to be cutting a lot, (weeks) I'll mix up a tank of soluble cutting fluid and keep it in there until I can't stand it and finally clean it out. Then I'll...
by DeanQ
Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Band saws whats the differences?
Replies: 14
Views: 3077

Re: Band saws whats the differences?

For a vertical, I have the Delta metal/wood 14" with the gear box. It fills the void where the 7x12 horizontal can't compete for small/curved stuff. I leave it in one of the low gears all the time as I rarely cut wood (I have a neighbor for that!). I would have a Doall or Grob if I had the room. As ...
by DeanQ
Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:14 am
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Pendant for Mach 3
Replies: 6
Views: 3437

Re: Pendant for Mach 3

I have the same Texasmicrocircuits setup as Jim. It makes setups thousands of times easier! I also have the touch off pad and have my tool holders numbered with offsets. Very convenient.
Dean
by DeanQ
Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Harbor Frieght Blast Cabinet
Replies: 21
Views: 2576

Re: Harbor Frieght Blast Cabinet

Before you use it, RTV all of the seams. AO2 and glass beads will find every path to escape! Like others have said, double up on the door seal. the door seal is everything but flat.