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Re: Mike A's end to procrastination
« Reply #360 on: February 22, 2020, 08:45:04 am »
I bought plans for a Grandfather clock - which had spindles - so that I had a reason to buy a laythe.. Just because I wanted one..
That clock is about to turn 21..   
I need to go make some pens..
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Re: Mike A's end to procrastination
« Reply #361 on: February 22, 2020, 10:35:01 am »
I bought plans for a Grandfather clock - which had spindles - so that I had a reason to buy a laythe.. Just because I wanted one..
That clock is about to turn 21..   
I need to go make some pens..

Haha we've all been there at some point...

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Re: Mike A's end to procrastination
« Reply #362 on: February 22, 2020, 07:12:39 pm »
CNC, seems to have it's following, And cant build a spot on, without concessions, Ultimately with varieties of results...However, The workmanship on a pre war juke, is what sold me on conventional tooling, It could be duplicated I supose, But that doesn't change the skill level of, a zero tolerance acceptance...It is truly a thing of beauty in the right hands.

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Re: Mike A's end to procrastination
« Reply #363 on: February 24, 2020, 08:36:54 am »
I was pretty busy this weekend but I did get a few things done.

Here are a couple of random CNC pics because no matter what I say, You guys want a CNC machine for cutting arcade cabs.





Even cutting at over 100 ipm this takes way longer than using my table saw and router. I would never use the CNC for this kind of job again unless I had a

rack and pinion machine that could cut at least 3 times faster than mine.

I left the dust shoe off so you could see everything better. With the dust shoe in place there is 99 percent less sawdust laying around.

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Re: Mike A's end to procrastination
« Reply #364 on: February 24, 2020, 08:44:52 am »
I pinned a bunch of Molex connectors.

Here are some of them.





One advantage to being single. Wiring a CP on my kitchen counter. Leaving it there overnight to work on again in the morning.



I built a shelf in my arcade room this weekend.

My Subwoofer and PA speaker take up the space of one arcade cab. They also melt your face if you are standing in front of them.

The solution was to move them out of the way. I still need to wrap the studs in cedar.



Today I am going to finally remove the old plumbing for my Aquarium. That is the white PVC you see in the pic.

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Re: Mike A's end to procrastination
« Reply #365 on: February 24, 2020, 09:06:25 am »
I can barely lift the 4'x8' sheets of birch plywood into the cart at Home Depot much less push it through my table saw.  It's hard enough to swing it up onto the router table.  I still prefer using the router table for large pieces like you show in that photo.  If I had a friend to help hold the material I could do it on the table saw.

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Re: Mike A's end to procrastination
« Reply #366 on: February 24, 2020, 09:07:58 am »
Do you have a huge table saw?  I guess if you got one that holds an entire 4'x8' sheet it would be awesome.  I've got one of those portable table saws that is only like 25" x 20" roughly.  I have to use one of those roller stands to try to catch the boards.

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Re: Mike A's end to procrastination
« Reply #367 on: February 24, 2020, 09:10:03 am »
I use roller stands, and my chop saw bench is the same height as my table saw bench. I can roll it in place to use as an out feed table.

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Re: Mike A's end to procrastination
« Reply #368 on: February 24, 2020, 09:11:41 am »


Awesome set up Mike.  But please consider a duct for the 120mm(?) fan that comes out of the top of your box.  It may extend the life of the electronics.  See below bro.


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Re: Mike A's end to procrastination
« Reply #369 on: February 24, 2020, 09:12:34 am »
I cut full sheets of ply on my barn floor.

I have a 4x8 sheet of insulation 1 inch thick that i lay down on the floor.

The plywood goes on top of that.

I set my circular saw to cut just through the plywood.

Easy and fast.

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Re: Mike A's end to procrastination
« Reply #370 on: February 24, 2020, 09:14:25 am »


Awesome set up Mike.  But please consider a duct for the 120mm(?) fan that comes out of the top of your box.  It may extend the life of the electronics.  See below bro.



I operate my machine with the dust boot in place all of the time. There is normally no dust. I leave it off when I take glamor shots.

And that fan is like 40mm. :P

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Re: Mike A's end to procrastination
« Reply #371 on: February 24, 2020, 09:20:46 am »

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Re: Mike A's end to procrastination
« Reply #372 on: February 24, 2020, 10:02:08 am »
Nice
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Re: Mike A's end to procrastination
« Reply #373 on: February 24, 2020, 11:49:30 am »
Still jealous of that CNC.  And I gots to see it in person, itís glorious. 

Good call on those speakers, that was killing your floor space.  Youíve done some serious rearranging of those machines,  nice work!

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Re: Mike A's end to procrastination
« Reply #374 on: February 24, 2020, 11:52:32 am »
By Wednesday I plan on having the arcade put back together. I will post some pics.

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Re: Mike A's end to procrastination
« Reply #375 on: February 24, 2020, 02:43:19 pm »
Oh sweet, your CNC is up and running again. Nice.  I remember you saying you were having issues with it a little while back, but didn't know if you got it worked out.   :cheers:

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Re: Mike A's end to procrastination
« Reply #376 on: February 24, 2020, 02:54:50 pm »
Yeah. After 15 years it is starting to give me problems here and there.

The motor driver software isn't supported anymore.

I need to switch it over to Mach3 at some point.

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Re: Mike A's end to procrastination
« Reply #377 on: February 24, 2020, 05:04:39 pm »
Nice wiring job  ;)
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