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    Looks like I managed to gather up enough luck and...

    Looks like I managed to gather up enough luck and got it unloaded at home.

    Now all that remains is I need to finish designing the vice & carriage assembly. Do you all think 1/2" thick plate is too...
  2. Man, you have really come a long way. Getting...

    Man, you have really come a long way. Getting such good castings in such a short period of time really shows a lot of hard work. I know how many hours it takes to get to that level. Very well done. I...
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    Lilys are done. Will probably make a mold and...

    Lilys are done. Will probably make a mold and then make some copies for casting this week.

    Flower is next on the list. But that won't be molded. Too complicated.
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    From what I remember fused silica sand has been...

    From what I remember fused silica sand has been heated to very high temperatures and then cooled in some way and crushed up. Somehow this imparts very good anti-shrinking and expanding properties to...
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    Man I do leave projects unfinished for a long...

    Man I do leave projects unfinished for a long time. Last post on this was nearly a year and a half ago :O

    Anyway, I'm making a few Lilly pads and probably some flowers to go with the frog. I think...
  6. Thread: Owl Brooch

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    Owl Brooch

    Working on this owl brooch which I'm probably going to finish soon... probably...

    I am planning on making a wax copy of the brooch, then embedding a steel sewing needle into the wax copy and...
  7. Thread: Forum issues?

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    Forum issues?

    Is the forum acting unstable for you? I try check it and it tells me the site is timed out or can't be found. Then after refreshing it many times and waiting a while it comes back.

    Happening on...
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    jag, I tested out the plaster version of the wax...

    jag, I tested out the plaster version of the wax sheet maker and it works better. Much smoother surface to the wax sheets and much easier time removing the sheets. Overall a really good improvement...
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    Yes the auto off switch is funny. Effective...

    Yes the auto off switch is funny. Effective though I'm sure! I might do something similar unless I can think of a better auto off :).

    This is what I want to do with the shocks. Put them on the...
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    What about putting 4 shocks on the cabinet? Two...

    What about putting 4 shocks on the cabinet? Two on each side. I could put them either one right behind the other or make an arm support off the side of the box and then mount them on top of that?...
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    The center of the lid is a possibility but I need...

    The center of the lid is a possibility but I need to figure out the shock placement first because if they go in the middle that is where the carriage slides and it may interfere with the movement of...
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    I can try, what does LG mean? The placement of...

    I can try, what does LG mean?

    The placement of the shocks in your photo will work but they will reduce the thickness of all rocks that are cut 9.5" wide (blade to wall distance) so it would be...
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    Yes I noticed that. I think I figured it out a...

    Yes I noticed that. I think I figured it out a bit more the blue arrow at the end of the lid with the kilogram number in the left picture is telling you how much force you have to push upwards (or...
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    What am I doing wrong? Using this online...

    What am I doing wrong? Using this online calculator which seems to be using the same sort of equations that Fish's PDF used (https://www.gasspringsshop.co.uk/gas-spring-calculator/) I got that fixing...
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    The reason I moved the shock the way I did is...

    The reason I moved the shock the way I did is because the 12" diameter pulley goes right across where you had them in your diagram.

    900 ft-lbs? Hmm I think I must have calculated something wrong...
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    Oooh I like that locking hinge design and those...

    Oooh I like that locking hinge design and those nice welds. Are you going to put wheels on it?

    Given any thought to the type of insulation you will use?
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    Very helpful link I'll study it when I get home....

    Very helpful link I'll study it when I get home.

    What can I use to cover the hinges? A bunched up plastic sleeve of some sort?
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    That's good to know Fish. So they seem pretty...

    That's good to know Fish. So they seem pretty reliable. Honestly I can deal with the lid getting heavier over time as long as it doesn't chop me in half. Will the life of the shock be increased if it...
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    kcoffield - it is currently 708 pounds. But I...

    kcoffield - it is currently 708 pounds. But I will still need to add the vice, carriage, and rails to the saw and the mineral oil and blade so it will probably be around 900-1000 lbs when finished....
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    I picked up the saw today with my friend who is...

    I picked up the saw today with my friend who is going to drive it back to Connecticut for me this week.

    I was speaking to one of the welder guys there. He said that the boss had them work on the...
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    Torsion springs might work. How would I know how...

    Torsion springs might work. How would I know how much force I need to generate with the spring? The lid is 200 lbs when picked straight up but if it is hinging from one edge like a lever it might...
  22. Wow man, everything is really going well. I'm...

    Wow man, everything is really going well. I'm very impressed with the detail you are getting and the number of bones you have already. Can't wait to see the rest of it.

    I'm interested to see what...
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    The lid is very heavy (200#), I am unsure how I...

    The lid is very heavy (200#), I am unsure how I am going to open it. Is there some trick to making the lid open easier than just pushing on it extremely hard? How do the professional saws make their...
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    Everything is nearly welded up and done. When it...

    Everything is nearly welded up and done. When it is all finished I'm going to take some measurements and then see if I can plan the vice & carriage assembly out. That part of it is hard to figure out...
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    The wet saw is under construction today and...

    The wet saw is under construction today and tomorrow. Here are some photos of it being welded up in the local shop.

    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4175/33764962683_dc5e1e4253_b.jpg

    This is the...
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