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by dave_the_nerd
Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday to Edward Ford
Replies: 4
Views: 1543

Re: Happy Birthday to Edward Ford

Happy (Belated) Birthday!
by dave_the_nerd
Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:15 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Booze/wine rack
Replies: 12
Views: 3182

Re: Booze/wine rack

Neat!

...is MDF really strong enough? I mean, are you satisfied with that aspect?
by dave_the_nerd
Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How big is an 18"x18" tile?
Replies: 5
Views: 1531

Re: How big is an 18"x18" tile?

Thanks for the advice. I ended up finding some tiles that I liked, that were 18" exactly, so it's a good thing I waited to cut. (Ended up needing to make it about 1/8" bigger than I had figured.)

They're thicker than I had assumed... and freakin' heavy! :D
by dave_the_nerd
Tue Jan 05, 2016 1:33 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How big is an 18"x18" tile?
Replies: 5
Views: 1531

How big is an 18"x18" tile?

I am trying to draw up some plans for a piece of furniture incorporating some slate tiles and don't want to go to the hardware store tonight. Also, our townhouse is all linoleum and carpeting. Are tile sizes exact (18" = 18"), or are they slightly undersize to allow for grout lines? (18" = ~17.875")...
by dave_the_nerd
Tue Dec 15, 2015 11:49 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Can someone help me figure out what went wrong?
Replies: 9
Views: 1205

Re: Can someone help me figure out what went wrong?

This is usually due to pulleys slipping on the stepper motor shafts. If your stepper motor shafts don't have a flat side for the pulley's set screws to bite down on, then it's highly recommended that you use a metal file to create a flat side on the shaft. +1 on this. I had the same thing happen a ...
by dave_the_nerd
Tue Dec 15, 2015 11:19 pm
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: Craftsman router deal
Replies: 5
Views: 4696

Re: Craftsman router deal

Thanks! I owned some Craftsman tools before, and they were fine. Maybe nowadays they fail on the quality control. They just are doing what everybody else is doing - brand consolidation, overseas manufacturing, plastic pieces that should be metal. Generally speaking, it seems like we get what we pay...
by dave_the_nerd
Mon Dec 14, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: Craftsman router deal
Replies: 5
Views: 4696

Re: Craftsman router deal

I have a very similar router/table combo deal that I got as a "Tool Shop" brand (looks almost identical, probably made in the same Chinese factory.) The router is huge, at least compared to a DW660 or a trim router. Won't fit on a Shapeoko without a lot of mods and stiffening. :cry: Craftsman also a...
by dave_the_nerd
Fri Dec 11, 2015 11:21 pm
Forum: Computing Hardware
Topic: Old computers vs new ones
Replies: 9
Views: 11473

Re: Old computers vs new ones

You don't need a lot of CPU horsepower to send gcode or send simple toolpaths. Complicated ones, it's nice to have a beefier CPU, but an atom CPU (or anything with over about a 500 as a single-core score in Geekbench) should work just fine. That said, for design work, I'd definitely want something f...
by dave_the_nerd
Tue Dec 08, 2015 1:23 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Expansion - How about an update from Shapeko
Replies: 2
Views: 720

Re: Expansion - How about an update from Shapeko

I know I've seen pictures of longer-length extrusions posted by the Carbide 3D people... :?

That's like 90% of the battle anyway.
by dave_the_nerd
Tue Dec 08, 2015 1:20 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Minnesota Cribbage Board
Replies: 5
Views: 2538

Re: Minnesota Cribbage Board

Niiice!

I HAVE played Cribbage, and would be pretty happy with something like that. :)