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  1. 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...
  3. 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...
  5. 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...
  8. Just split the side out of some 1 1/2" emt. Cheap...

    Just split the side out of some 1 1/2" emt. Cheap and quick. (assuming you have a plasma cutter, torch, or something other than a hack saw.
  9. That's the Z axis for a really big 3D printer :)...

    That's the Z axis for a really big 3D printer :) If you have binding issues try to loosen up the top flange bearing mounting bolts....Letting that top wobble to make up for any little bend in the...
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    If your going to GRBL make sure you look into...

    If your going to GRBL make sure you look into version 1.1. They have added a lot of nice features that previously you had to use mach3 or other commercial products to get.
    if you go to 1.1 make sure...
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    Might be worth buying one of these trailer hitch...

    Might be worth buying one of these trailer hitch rack thingys. Bolt or weld the tank carrier (or a threaded rod and homemade top plate) to it. For $50 it maybe cheaper than buying material to make...
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    Frost, I have got the FT-5 assembled, I have...

    Frost,

    I have got the FT-5 assembled, I have an issue with the z axis binding. But work has gotten in the way and I've not gotten it sorted out and printing yet.

    CBB
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    I found with my SS that if I gased and let it sit...

    I found with my SS that if I gased and let it sit over night it worked great. But I also made the whole mold (smaller like 7"x7") that way, not just the cores. I'm going to give green sand another...
  14. If you're going to run all the wires into one box...

    If you're going to run all the wires into one box for ease of troubleshooting.... Use all the same color wires and forget to label them.... That will put the spice back into trouble shooting :)
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    $0.75 per pound works out to $3.15 a gallon (4.2...

    $0.75 per pound works out to $3.15 a gallon (4.2 pounds in a gallon of LP) so the costs are similar here... Then again you don't live all that far from me either.
    I also think the price is cheaper...
  16. My little tig doesn't do foot pedals ...just...

    My little tig doesn't do foot pedals ...just scratch start . neat Trick I learned was hold the tungsten just above the metal (about where it should be to weld) then bump the tip and the base metal...
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    The C-Beam is pretty stiff. I've been looking at...

    The C-Beam is pretty stiff. I've been looking at it to replace the Z axis on my machine to give me a bit more work envelope.
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    Around here Propane stays under $3 a gallon most...

    Around here Propane stays under $3 a gallon most of the time. About every home center and farm store sells 100# tanks for $150ish new. Those tanks get filled by dragging them into town and filling...
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    When you go to pour it on your kitchen floor .......

    When you go to pour it on your kitchen floor .... make sure it's bare footed with no gloves :rolleyes:
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    Really very interesting project. Did you have to...

    Really very interesting project. Did you have to guess at the volume change during the pressing? how close was the calculation... also interested in the shrink factor when you sinter the first part.
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    both there today

    both there today
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    wargrade, the missing pictures wouldn't be such...

    wargrade,
    the missing pictures wouldn't be such an issue if you weren't casting such cool things or doing such a good job showing it! the fact you show your successes and failures helps a bunch!
    ...
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    The red or black X's, the gray minus signs......

    The red or black X's, the gray minus signs... Tells what browser your using.
    Black X's - internet explorer(11..or 10), gray minus Chrome, blue question marks Safari, Red x's old version of Internet...
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    Jag, You could add the proper receptacle in a...

    Jag,
    You could add the proper receptacle in a box beside the 4 hole for the welder(may or may not be code... depends on area)... it's just a one or the other kind of deal. Or make a short 4 hole...
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    If you take a look at their Forum you can find...

    If you take a look at their Forum you can find used ones for less. I bought the kit a few years ago for $600 but that was for the Shapeoko2. Router I had kicking around.
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