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  1. Sometimes for some items a good quality hand file...

    Sometimes for some items a good quality hand file works heads and toes faster and does a better job than a Dremel/Rotary tool. Other times just grabbing the file is quicker than messing with setting...
  2. It helps a little that I worked for the school......

    It helps a little that I worked for the school... And still do from time to time. My buddy Is there full time so...:rolleyes: I think I'll be fine (just don't look in the trunk of my car :) trip 1 is...
  3. Thanks for the Insights and comments guys! I...

    Thanks for the Insights and comments guys! I really like hearing both the good and the bad. I'm an electrical guy (got a piece of paper on the wall that says that) that ended up in the computer /...
  4. I'm not into this to make money. This is a hobby...

    I'm not into this to make money. This is a hobby for me, so versatility is great... and I have to take my time, because I don't know what I'm doing most of the time :)
  5. The Mill went for $170 us... Vertical mills like...

    The Mill went for $170 us... Vertical mills like a bridgeport are nice... but clapped out units bring $1K or more around here from what I've seen. I couldn't pass this guy up! Even if I spend a...
  6. Kelly, If I knew I was going to add more 3...

    Kelly,

    If I knew I was going to add more 3 phase equipment I would be adding a rotary phase converter. Right now I just have the mill. I'm leaning toward a VFD if nothing else to keep the option...
  7. So I went to an Auction this weekend...

    I went to a local auction yard this weekend. And Came home with some new projects / tools.

    http://www.dogh2omods.com/LanImages/Lathe/Mill-Shaper/Shaper_trailer_small.jpg
    A little 8" Logan shaper...
  8. One big plate works... You don't want this thing...

    One big plate works... You don't want this thing blowing away in a light F5 breeze :rolleyes:
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    David, If you look it seems if the Sandman...

    David,

    If you look it seems if the Sandman unit had a hopper of sand and a screed bar. I agree that the bin on the side and a small hopper that moves makes for a smaller unit. The Hopper that...
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    In theory the themo bind sand with a laser is...

    In theory the themo bind sand with a laser is simply as laser cutter with a really tall z axis stage. The z axis stage has a hopper and a spreader to add a layer of sand each time it increments. The...
  11. If your using full sized IFB. Just weld in (not...

    If your using full sized IFB. Just weld in (not with a Rosebud on a fire hose blue wrench this time :) ) some properly sized (or close enough) shims. make sure there's 2 or so under each IFB or weld...
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    Sticky: Cae, Can you get a pic or two of the zinc...

    Cae,

    Can you get a pic or two of the zinc contaminated ingots? Being new to the metal melting hobby I have no idea what to look for to know if I got some zinc tossed into the pot.

    Thanks,
    CBB
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    This may not be the proper place but I'll ask it...

    This may not be the proper place but I'll ask it anyway. Has anyone tried sodium silicate painted on then coated with silica sand... maybe 2 or 3 coats ...investment style?
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    It works on Aluminum. Had a transmission case...

    It works on Aluminum. Had a transmission case that cracked. Tried to weld it... Let just say it was oil impregnated and as we heated up to weld the oil would run out of the metal and burn. You can...
  15. You can just get a bag of ready mix (quikrete...

    You can just get a bag of ready mix (quikrete etc.) but also pickup the Acrylic (sometimes called Plastic) bonding agent. Looks like a white milky liquid. you paint/pour it onto the old slab before...
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    The window in the Film the Thick shape that you...

    The window in the Film the Thick shape that you referred to in your first post is actually the window frame. The Stained Glass is made up into panels that are set into the frame. The Glass isn't...
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    Some of the old skilled guys (gals) that I've...

    Some of the old skilled guys (gals) that I've worked with over the years have done things their way for years... And it works well for them. When someone starts to ask questions or suggest other ways...
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    All the Photos showed up for me.... All I can say...

    All the Photos showed up for me.... All I can say is wow!! Amazing sign Sir...Amazing!
  19. I'm still waiting to see you laser weld something...

    I'm still waiting to see you laser weld something onto the lifter thingy :)

    I'm enjoying the use every tool that makes it easier aspect of the project ! Whatever it takes to get it finished! Keep...
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    jagboy, With it just being in the kiln, but...

    jagboy,

    With it just being in the kiln, but not in contact with molten metal, I would guess the stainless covered type of thermocouple would hold up ok. (something like This or Like This
    but...
  21. This is the SS that I've been using....

    This is the SS that I've been using. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004YEDQOK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 The cost wasn't bad and it has worked great. As for size? I have made the...
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    It looks like your pliths put the bottom of the...

    It looks like your pliths put the bottom of the crucible just about the same height as the bottom heating coil. You might want to raise it up another 1/2" - 1" the bottom of the kiln may not be...
  23. I was thinking that you could work something out...

    I was thinking that you could work something out to where the emt nests inside one and other as the lift rises and lowers depending on space. As the thread protector can't be fixed in place with the...
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    My first thought was.... Boy I hope those bolts...

    My first thought was.... Boy I hope those bolts are tight!! ;)
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    Winds over the last couple days have blown part...

    Winds over the last couple days have blown part of my porch roof off... and we were without power part of the night (really didn't notice much ... I love storms best sleep I every had was in the...
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