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by Windshadow
Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: checking in
Replies: 13
Views: 746

Re: checking in

thanks for the tips and the good wishes gang. monday i go for a cat scan and a consult with the experts. thankfully my masonic lodge has been fantastic sorting stuff like shopping and transport to doctors appointments. as to using my printer. well my carefully set up card tables etc with the layered...
by Windshadow
Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: checking in
Replies: 13
Views: 746

Re: checking in

i will be fine if i stick to the 24/7 rules on the collar and don't pick ip anything that weighs more than 6lbs raise my elbows above my shoulder try to get anything that is be;ow knee level . all my 3D printing stuff was in a spare room and is now packed away so the room can be set up for PE and OT...
by Windshadow
Sun Aug 14, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: checking in
Replies: 13
Views: 746

Re: checking in

thanks gang 9 more weeks in the collar and the next milestone is the new pictures by the end of the month; which means a ride back to portland but this time not in an ambulance with lights flashing and making a racket with its gear like the last time but in my MINI... though with my sister (aka spee...
by Windshadow
Sun Aug 14, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: checking in
Replies: 13
Views: 746

Re: checking in

thanks gang 9 more weeks in the collar and the next milestone is the new pictures by the end of the month; which means a ride back to portland but this time not in an ambulance with lights flashing and making a racket with its gear like the last time but in my MINI... though with my sister (aka spee...
by Windshadow
Sat Aug 13, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: checking in
Replies: 13
Views: 746

checking in

Hi gang just got sprung from rehab ( i broke my neck C2 3 weeks ago ...sofar no neurologic impairment but i am in an Aspen collar 24-7 for 9 more weeks and i had a friend pack away my printer and all its assorted gear and clutter until I'm no longer have to wear the darn thing) but it is nice to see...
by Windshadow
Sat Jul 23, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Can't get below 1mm wall thickness
Replies: 13
Views: 616

Re: Can't get below 1mm wall thickness

Sure
try the MC numbers that the instructions give for the fan shrouds in the use manual.
by Windshadow
Sat Jul 23, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Can't get below 1mm wall thickness
Replies: 13
Views: 616

Re: Can't get below 1mm wall thickness

He has provided you a modified version of the camera mount you want to print for you to try.
by Windshadow
Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Deleted
Replies: 25
Views: 1712

Re: Deleted

Thats silly, this is what are you making it does not have to be made on a delta to go here... and I think SeeMeCNC did a cartesian printer when they first started out.The moderators will remove anything that is against the rules if you are making it I think you should be able to put it here..... but...
by Windshadow
Sat Jul 16, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: DIY Mill Turn Center
Replies: 111
Views: 10883

Re: DIY Mill Turn Center

Well Done GD :ugeek: Blody Well Done! :ugeek:
by Windshadow
Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: New Member introduction
Topic: Greetings from Santa Cruz, and a question!
Replies: 7
Views: 616

Re: Greetings from Santa Cruz, and a question!

Give some consideration to using the SeeMeCNC hot end and you learn the ins and outs of the printer I am still learning to print ABS and I have yet to Assemble the E3D hot end... once i do the PLA printing this summer also on the Stock hot end then I will build the E3D for printing with the high tem...
by Windshadow
Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: New Member introduction
Topic: new from benton ky
Replies: 20
Views: 927

Re: new from benton ky

Also making those first 2 fan shrouds in abs as the first things you print (following the instruction manual) is such an ego boost that it carries you over any bombs with further calibration... so yes start out with Mater control and the MC slicer to build a base of experience going forward My E3D V...
by Windshadow
Sat Jul 09, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: ptfe tubing: local suppliers?
Replies: 3
Views: 316

Re: ptfe tubing: local suppliers?

if you live in a large north american city you might try a medical or hospital supply or a supplier of professional laboratory equipment. make sure you get the right size i had some that was fine with the SeeMeCNC filament but some no name filament i got cheaply at a maker swap meet jamed in it. it ...
by Windshadow
Wed Jul 06, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: New Member introduction
Topic: new from benton ky
Replies: 20
Views: 927

Re: new from benton ky

It did not seem right to edit the typo once it had been called out publicly. if i had seen it before it became a topic of conversation of course I would have fixed it (I was taught that using coarse language pointed up a poor vocabulary and lack of imagination and if you knew me socially you would b...
by Windshadow
Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: New Member introduction
Topic: new from benton ky
Replies: 20
Views: 927

Re: new from benton ky

oops :oops: typos r-us
by Windshadow
Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: New Member introduction
Topic: new from benton ky
Replies: 20
Views: 927

Re: new from benton ky

Treat the build manual (download the newest version) as if it is holy writ. go by the words and check against the pictures do not try to assemble just from the pictures. read the manual in full to the end before you start. if the smell of the fresh c XX t by laser melamine parts (burned wood smell) ...
by Windshadow
Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: First layer not sticking problem
Replies: 7
Views: 470

Re: First layer not sticking problem

remove the gaffer tape and try the recommended things that Tincho85 listed
by Windshadow
Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Trick Laser MAX METAL with Linear Rails
Replies: 70
Views: 5695

Re: Trick Laser MAX METAL with Linear Rails

I asked after him a while back but there has been no news... perhaps he is just busy with it being the fishing season
by Windshadow
Sun Jul 03, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Best way to splice the various wires?
Replies: 3
Views: 311

Re: Best way to splice the various wires?

I was taught to use the western union splice when lengthening wires and yes I would first Lightly tin the wires than just a touch more solder after trimming the excess from the splice don't glob it on... oh yes slip on a piece of shrink tube first... I am sure that no one on this board has ever made...
by Windshadow
Sun Jul 03, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: DropLit
Topic: DIY curing oven...
Replies: 9
Views: 962

Re: DIY curing oven...

I bet Proto Pasta would do a bacon scented filament if you asked them nicely


Might not taste very good though;-)
by Windshadow
Sat Jul 02, 2016 10:55 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Cyclone seperator for my CNC
Replies: 17
Views: 1226

Re: Cyclone seperator for my CNC

I used the metal tank of an old 1960s vintage smaller shop vac (about 6 or 7 gal in size) that I found at the dump years ago I kept it as it "Might come in handy one day" ;-)
by Windshadow
Sat Jul 02, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Rostock Max V2, z tower "sticks" on first print
Replies: 9
Views: 571

Re: Rostock Max V2, z tower "sticks" on first print

Did you twist each of the end stop wire pairs? Were you sure you only had end stop wires in one of the towers (did not run them dow the extrusions wit any of the other wiring) Did you make sure the they crossed or were crossed by any other wires on the top plate by as close to 90° as possible ? they...
by Windshadow
Sat Jul 02, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: burnt plastic dropping into print
Replies: 10
Views: 823

Re: burnt plastic dropping into print

Thoroughly clean the tip and its hex facets of the nozzle before each print I heat it up and wipe with a piece of leather belt to get it all off but if there is too much of it I know some folks Remove the nozzle and take a more physical route to cleaning off burnt plastic but if you do this with too...
by Windshadow
Fri Jul 01, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: A possible new product from 713maker.com? You decide!
Replies: 12
Views: 1124

Re: A possible new product from 713maker.com? You decide!

As stunning as they are I too would not be a buyer of these. Since I cracked 2 of mine in bending them for installation last December i should be a prime target for these. My fix was to use some tin sheet I had handy and it I if wanted to I could get some of the so called glitter tape to cover them ...
by Windshadow
Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Tool for reaching nuts?
Replies: 14
Views: 814

Re: Tool for reaching nuts?

I was taught that good practice was to never reuse nylock nuts but that was in the context of working on yachts where a nut vibrating loose could have a less than optimal outcome in some areas of a boat... When i had my own boat for a while I used the procedures I learned making field repairs on air...
by Windshadow
Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Tool for reaching nuts?
Replies: 14
Views: 814

Re: Tool for reaching nuts?

Curved nose long reach needle nose let you come at the captured nut from side if you can get at it from both sides which is of course best but requires more disassembly, and keep it from turning in the melamine; you might need to file the tips of the pliers to thin points to be sure of jamming the n...

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