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by mrfoo
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: "In the world of spuds today"
Replies: 2402
Views: 122792

Re: "In the world of spuds today"

Oil changes in the headstock , check. I wouldn't try tearing the headstock down unless you're replacing the bearings, which will be el-cheapo versions. Replacing them with "good" bearings is almost certainly not cost-effective. Change the oil regularly, flush out all the crap. What I'd be more worri...
by mrfoo
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: "In the world of spuds today"
Replies: 2402
Views: 122792

Re: "In the world of spuds today"

The reason for doing that rather than modding digital calipers is because I'm going to need real time feed, the main reason is to feed an electronic leadscrew setup. Neither of my lathes have threading capability... As for stripdowns, I've never had a piece of chinese gear that wasn't chock full of ...
by mrfoo
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: "In the world of spuds today"
Replies: 2402
Views: 122792

Re: "In the world of spuds today"

Could also mod a cheap digital vernier caliper into a small dro... Very interesting! Cheers. One of my ongoing projects is to try modding the linear scale from an inkjet printer. "Stock", they are generally good for 600dpi, which is just over 0.04mm in scientific measures. My plan is to try and sin...
by mrfoo
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: "In the world of spuds today"
Replies: 2402
Views: 122792

Re: "In the world of spuds today"

Yep, that looks about right as far as lever indicators go. You'll probably want a plunge indicator as well, though. And a couple of mag bases. Then you can make up some indicator holders for the lathe toolpost, and maybe one to clamp to the ways. For tramming the mill, all you really need is a piece...
by mrfoo
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: "In the world of spuds today"
Replies: 2402
Views: 122792

Re: "In the world of spuds today"

The one I linked to has the benefit of the vise screw claming downwards, preventing the jaw from tilting when it is tightened. It's rather small though, 4"or 6" would be better. I do all my milling on the lathe, which means it's all a bit restricted in terms of space, I clamp onto a plate on the mi...
by mrfoo
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: "In the world of spuds today"
Replies: 2402
Views: 122792

Re: "In the world of spuds today"

Nice. What's the milling machine?
by mrfoo
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: SpudFiles Discussion
Topic: I see we have a new skin …
Replies: 25
Views: 502

Re: I see we have a new skin …

So, to follow up on my previous "nitpicking". Here's screenshot of the "latest posts" display of a french-language machinists forum I'm on, with the screen shrunk down to about the 700px horizontal space the content gets here Screen Shot 2020-01-10 at 16.09.59.png And the latest posts here. Screen S...
by mrfoo
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: SpudFiles Discussion
Topic: I see we have a new skin …
Replies: 25
Views: 502

Re: I see we have a new skin …

I don't care what kind of computer you use - I'll do my best to ensure SpudFiles can operate for you somehow. Thanks :) A 9 year old Toshiba laptop running macOS I can certainly see struggling greatly across many webpages, not just SpudFiles. It isn't about the OS choice, but that combination does ...
by mrfoo
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: SpudFiles Discussion
Topic: I see we have a new skin …
Replies: 25
Views: 502

Re: I see we have a new skin …

jrrdw wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:50 pm
Oh lord, nuff said...
Really? You're really still clinging to that "my platform is better than your platform" bullshit? Grow up, man.
by mrfoo
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: SpudFiles Discussion
Topic: I see we have a new skin …
Replies: 25
Views: 502

Re: I see we have a new skin …

Are you running a upgraded version of windows 10 from 8.1? Are you also the one who had troubles registering a .OXC file trying to install GGDT? Nah, ain't no Windows here. Hackintoshed X220 Thinkpad. Core i5 at 2.5GHz with 16 GB of RAM, enough to do hardcore development and simulation work, brough...
by mrfoo
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: SpudFiles Discussion
Topic: I see we have a new skin …
Replies: 25
Views: 502

Re: I see we have a new skin …

How do we stop being automatically subscribed to threads we reply to? I don't want to get an e-mail for every reply... Board preferences > Posting defaults > notify on reply by default It was incredibly painful in the past to change things, as SF has historically had lots of customization. This new...
by mrfoo
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: SpudFiles Discussion
Topic: I see we have a new skin …
Replies: 25
Views: 502

I see we have a new skin …

… and probably back end, which I'm sure has taken an age to get online, time taken over the holiday period by our tireless host. Thanks, man. Now that's over, can I be the first one to complain? Now, I'm sure the new skin is all mobile-compliant, and all that, and I'm probably the only person in the...
by mrfoo
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: Short question topic
Replies: 1450
Views: 73855

Re: Short question topic

Or simply drop into a garage and ask if you can buy a couple of metres of spark plug cable. It's made for the job. I've seen the silicone hose over normal cable thing done in the model engineering world, too, it works best with multi-strand wire. Apparently (also a hint from the model enginerding lo...
by mrfoo
Fri Dec 20, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Pneumatic Cannons
Topic: Saftety of PVC Pipe
Replies: 10
Views: 328

Re: Saftety of PVC Pipe

Has anyone ever heard of a PVC cannon failure/explosion? Yes. I mean pneumatic cannons here So do I. You seem to be describing the pressure rating as if the manufacturers didnt take anything into account except what the material would hold in its...say ideal shape. Yep, that's pretty much it, actua...
by mrfoo
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Pneumatic Cannons
Topic: Saftety of PVC Pipe
Replies: 10
Views: 328

Re: Saftety of PVC Pipe

Has anyone ever heard of a PVC cannon failure/explosion? Yes. What is a failure mode? Well, one failure mode of a compressed gas container might be plastic deformation leading to a split. That's the sort of failure mode you might expect from a ductile material like steel. Another failure mode might...