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by RMinMN
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: All Things CAD and CAM
Topic: Free and easy to learn 3D CAD
Replies: 50
Views: 42237

Re: Free and easy to learn 3D CAD

I started CAD just a few weeks ago with Fusion 360 and slice for 3-D printer with Cura. Both have steep learning curves but both have a lot of power too. Fortunately the filament is cheap and I'm not under any deadline so when I make a mistake and the printed object comes out wrong it isn't a major ...
by RMinMN
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Photo Prints on Laser Printer
Replies: 4
Views: 2682

Re: Photo Prints on Laser Printer

I have a Brother color laser printer. We want to print some photos on it. Our local Staples has photo printing paper, but it all says it is for inkjet printers. The clerk told my wife that if we don't use photo paper made for laser printers, that it could damage the printer. I'm skeptical, but cert...
by RMinMN
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: How to Remove Rope from Chainsaw Chamber?
Replies: 6
Views: 2846

Re: How to Remove Rope from Chainsaw Chamber?

If you can see the top of the piston alongside the rope you might be able to use a wooden wedge to force the piston down. If you can't see the top of the piston you might be able to remove the spark plug and use a wooden dowel and small hammer to drive the piston down. If neither of those work you w...
by RMinMN
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: How to Remove Rope from Chainsaw Chamber?
Replies: 6
Views: 2846

Re: How to Remove Rope from Chainsaw Chamber?

It is likely that you got the end of the rope wedged into the exhaust port or transfer port. Remove the muffler so you can see the piston. The transfer port would be lower in the cylinder so you might be able to see if that is where the rope wedged. You might be able to (very carefully so you don't ...
by RMinMN
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Too cold
Replies: 14
Views: 5166

Re: Too cold

When I designed my house I planned for a heating system to barely keep up when the outside temp was -50F. It didn't quite keep up when we had a temp of -57 so I feel I did a good job. The -28 we had this past weekend was no problem.
by RMinMN
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: New member saying hi!
Replies: 6
Views: 3445

Re: New member saying hi!

Welcome to the forum. Tell us a bit about the mill you are getting and where you live.
by RMinMN
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Something good about Harbor Freight
Replies: 54
Views: 21813

Re: Something good about Harbor Freight

hoppercar wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:41 am
I've never gotten anything but Chinese garbage there
Maybe you have just been making poor choices?
by RMinMN
Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electric motor capacitors
Replies: 18
Views: 3393

Re: Electric motor capacitors

Capacitors in motors are used as phase shifters so the motor will start and run the proper direction. They can be used just for starring the motor or for continuous running. Ones used for starting are usually much higher capacitance that what you have so I would suspect yours is intended for continu...
by RMinMN
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Cinti ToolMaster 1D variable speed pulley & motor shaft ?
Replies: 18
Views: 6283

Re: Cinti ToolMaster 1D variable speed pulley & motor shaft ?

NP317 wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:57 pm
Use high strength JB Weld to fill the old keyway.
~RN
I like this potential solution. It solves the problem of the slack in the shaft causing the pulley to wobble while avoiding the heat that brazing would need.
by RMinMN
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Cinti ToolMaster 1D variable speed pulley & motor shaft ?
Replies: 18
Views: 6283

Re: Cinti ToolMaster 1D variable speed pulley & motor shaft ?

Stupid question since I don't know any better but do you have to fill in the old keyway or could you simply cut a new one 1/3 of the way around the shaft? Would that extra keyway weaken the shaft too much?
by RMinMN
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Cheap Saltpeter for Stumps
Replies: 30
Views: 10761

Re: Cheap Saltpeter for Stumps

rrnut-2 wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:52 am
"One of the things you've been overlooking is what the potassium nitrate does to wood. Once absorbed, it encourages combustion. "

So now Steve will have exploding stumps. :D

Jim B
I think he needs to add a bit of sulphur and charcoal for that.
by RMinMN
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Need Band Saw Blade
Replies: 6
Views: 2644

Re: Need Band Saw Blade

Does it have cutting teeth on both sides or are they driving teeth? Cutting teeth on both sides. You would set the mill to take a reasonable slab, make the cut, advance the log and make the next cut while bringing the carriage back. The bands are driven by the smooth drive wheels only. When you are...