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by TonyB
Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: DWP611 Continuity for Z-axis Probing
Replies: 3
Views: 1497

DWP611 Continuity for Z-axis Probing

I apologize if this question has been asked before. When it comes to Z-axis probing, a lot of people use a something like this: http://tinyurl.com/zo6xtvn I have something similar that I built. Manually attaching an alligator clip to the end mill is not only annoying but somewhat dangerous. What I'm...
by TonyB
Tue Jun 07, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: 3/4 in. 6061 Aluminum Center Cap(s)
Replies: 7
Views: 9142

3/4 in. 6061 Aluminum Center Cap(s)

My prototype was posted here: http://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=7490 This project is for my dad's 1985 Toyota Truck (I believe it's a Hilux). Kind of a long story, but a fun one to say the least. The truck is extremely well put together and the paint job he did recently is second to...
by TonyB
Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Hybrid Project - Kids Kitchen Helper
Replies: 3
Views: 1108

Re: Hybrid Project - Kids Kitchen Helper

That's awesome!

It's clear you're a good father; to recognize your child's interest and support him or her in it.

I look forward to seeing the finished product!
by TonyB
Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Seven Samurai V-Carve
Replies: 0
Views: 941

Seven Samurai V-Carve

My interest lies more in milling Aluminum, but every once in awhile I stray from that and do some wood projects. A friend of mine is a huge fan of Seven Samurai, which he mentioned a lot of modern movies are based on, which I thought was really interesting. He asked if I would mill a V-Carve of the ...
by TonyB
Wed Mar 09, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: E85 conversion Aluminum projects
Replies: 11
Views: 1868

Re: E85 conversion Aluminum projects

Couple more things. I changed radiators as I felt my fans were running more often then they should. Making more horsepower should produce more heat, so solving that issue seemed like a good idea. I then came to find out that the last adapter I made (this radiator is meant for a mkIII Supra, not a mk...
by TonyB
Wed Mar 09, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Adventures in aluminum; making a ruckus (PAIR valve)
Replies: 1
Views: 1030

Re: Adventures in aluminum; making a ruckus (PAIR valve)

Good work! I've had similar experiences. Lots of trial and error, but I've learned a lot and gotten to a place where I can cut aluminum with confidence. I do occasionally have issues, but I typically analyze what happened and come out learning how to make a job run faster or something along those li...
by TonyB
Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: E85 conversion Aluminum projects
Replies: 11
Views: 1868

Re: E85 conversion Aluminum projects

Few more updates. Note, the engine is on an stand and is flipped upside down in these pictures. So picture them rotated 180 degrees. To get the fuel pressure regulator in a better spot, I threw together a quick design for this bracket. In retrospect, I would make the plate a little bigger to make it...
by TonyB
Mon Feb 29, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: E85 conversion Aluminum projects
Replies: 11
Views: 1868

Re: E85 conversion Aluminum projects

So, 'Premium' is 91 octane? Dang... The lowest quality in sale here in Norway is 92 Octane, but that is luckily only for sale in some of the larger cities. The rest of us use 95 or 98 Octane. (95 would be our 'regular', and 98 'Premium') Yep :/. Some Walmart's and Costco's gas stations have 93; I t...
by TonyB
Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: E85 conversion Aluminum projects
Replies: 11
Views: 1868

E85 conversion Aluminum projects

Hey guys, I'm converting my Supra from "Premium" gas to E85. A bit of backround on why will probably make this post more interesting. If you research octane and compression, you'll find that as you increase octane you also increase the compression at which it will spontaneously combust. From a simpl...
by TonyB
Tue Feb 16, 2016 1:58 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Aluminum Hold Downs
Replies: 10
Views: 2456

Re: Aluminum Hold Downs

I have been cutting alum at .002-.004 in. at between 30-40 in/min with very good results. Sounds very similar. Converting to millimeters: 0.0508mm - 0.1016mm and 762mm/min and 1016mm/min. Thinking through this a bit further: if I went down to 0.05mm I should be able to safely go to 1120mm/min. When...