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by Ing Chao
Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Escher Lizard Flooring Project
Replies: 9
Views: 1928

Re: Escher Lizard Flooring Project

It'd be cool to stack the material and cut multiples @ once.
Probably have to put double sided tape between the boards to keep the upper layers from getting caught on the bit.
by Ing Chao
Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:42 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Bit Size
Replies: 1
Views: 623

Bit Size

OK, maybe I'm missing the obvious, but what do I enter in "Tool Diameter" in MakerCam for a 30 degree or a 60 degree bit? I would like to use them for engraving a dog tag that I'm making out of aluminum. Can these be used for that or should I use another bit? Suggestions? These are the bits in quest...
by Ing Chao
Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: Ultimate DW660 Mod - $1.00 Assurance of Maximum Power
Replies: 6
Views: 2440

Re: Ultimate DW660 Mod - $1.00 Assurance of Maximum Power

That's funny!

You could also put one eye on it and call it your "Minion"!

Or Paint it black and print or make a helmet-like Darth Vader!

WoW, I think you just kicked off a new niche market.
by Ing Chao
Fri Mar 21, 2014 4:23 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: For I.C. - "How do you do it" type question - Dust Shoes
Replies: 16
Views: 3156

Re: For I.C. - "How do you do it" type question - Dust Shoe

Improbable Construct wrote:
If the dust shoe had a difficulty rating, it would be on the high end of the range.
One of the voices in my head said that. So I made mine out of an empty soda bottle. :D Version 2 is not too bad! Seems to pick up 98% of the waste.
by Ing Chao
Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:09 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Box Joint End Table
Replies: 11
Views: 4366

Re: Box Joint End Table

I can dig it!

More pics, please!
by Ing Chao
Sat Feb 22, 2014 1:59 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: wire between Steper motor and Grbl
Replies: 9
Views: 1838

Re: wire between Steper motor and Grbl

The wire Home Depot sells by the foot is 5 conductor.Next time you go there, check that rack for the 5 conductor. That's where I got my wire from.
The 4 conductor even though it's the same gauge, is special order. Dunno why.
by Ing Chao
Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: tips for tapping the MakerSlide
Replies: 27
Views: 6779

Re: tips for tapping the MakerSlide

I broke one M5 tap in the makerslide when assembling my machine. I had a feeling I was rushing it. And apparently I was! Luckily I was able to get it out by threading three pieces of music wire (as thick as would fit) through the flutes of the broken tap, then turning those with vise grips until I ...
by Ing Chao
Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:26 am
Forum: Assembly
Topic: tips for tapping the MakerSlide
Replies: 27
Views: 6779

Re: tips for tapping the MakerSlide

Well I don't really want to be argumentative but that's the point! I have broken taps in aluminum but always when hand tapping. I have never broken one with a hand drill. It is actually so much easier I just wish I would have taken some video. There are ways to get broken taps out of aluminum but a...
by Ing Chao
Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:10 am
Forum: Assembly
Topic: tips for tapping the MakerSlide
Replies: 27
Views: 6779

Re: tips for tapping the MakerSlide

Not sure where all the fear of power tapping comes from. Its a simple fear. Once you've broken a tap, you don't want to do it again. When a hardened tap breaks in soft metal (aka aluminum) it can be impossible to get the tap out so you have to throw away the part and get a new one. And a new tap. N...