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    Slitting Saw How To

    Hiya Baz, the little trim saw blade I'm using is only .055"/1.4mm thick.:o The picture was taken when it was brand new. Before switching to climb-cutting it used to jam all the time. Matter of fact, 4 teeth snapped off it since the pic. I bought a new one months ago but have never installed...
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    Slitting Saw How To

    The blade mentioned above is mounted in a homemade 3/4" straight shank arbor. I have the gibs set with a little drag on X & I lock down Y & Z before starting a cut. Perhaps your mill is set up on the loose side? I kid you not, my X3 has some wear on it but climb sawing works great!
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    Slitting Saw How To

    I just did a bunch of full depth cutting of 1/2" & 3/4" aluminum yesterday with my X3 mill. I use a 3 3/4" 24 tooth carbide tooth blade that's originally made for cutting wood in a battery powered trim saw. Until a few weeks ago I had always cut a 1st pass @ .100" depth then successive cuts @...
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    New cnc Lathe build.

    If you have decent Linux skills, that's the way to go. Great software, relatively inexpensive hardware (including good encoder compatibility) good support...what's not to like! Alas, it's completely out of reach for me due to my lacking of the needed computer skills.
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    New cnc Lathe build.

    Sounds like you guys need your own reseller over there. IMO it's worth the money difference between the Acorn and other DIY controllers for the software & support alone.:thumbup: I loved Mach when there were few alternatives but now, not so much.
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    New cnc Lathe build.

    2 words: Centroid Acorn! http://www.centroidcnc.com/centroid_diy/acorn_cnc_controller.html Forum: http://centroidcncforum.com/viewforum.php?f=60 True encoder threading, CSS & proven software.:)
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    Quarter Scale Merlin V-12

    Congrats on finally tasting the sweet taste of success! I really admire your perseverance on finishing the engine itself and the documentation of the process.:thumbup: Like me, I'm sure everyone that's been watching this thread feels excitement every time you post an update. If it makes you...
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    Centroid Acorn is finally here!

    1st section of their support forum: http://centroidcncforum.com/viewforum.php?f=20
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    Centroid Acorn is finally here!

    There's really no extra space needed for an Acorn. It's about the size of a decent B.O.B. and its power supply is a very small 24vdc unit. All your I/O & stepper drive connections hook to screw terminals or a DB25 connector. If you have a semi-decent Win10 PC you plug in the Ethernet cable...
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    Centroid Acorn is finally here!

    I'm probably one of the few luddites on the board that is hasn't learned to use LinuxCNC so I was very happy to receive my Centroid Acorn kit last week. It's Centroid's entry into the hobbiest/student CNC market and is a great deal IMHO. It's a made in America, seriously capable board from a...
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    Remanufacturing a Packard V12 engine

    Hey Norm, watch the video. It's about a Packard flathead V-12 auto engine; not an aircraft engine. Great video Peter, thanks!
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    Vederstein's Five Cylinder Wobbler - Finished!!!

    I've been watching your creation as it progressed Robert. It looks WAY cool running! Something to be proud of for sure.:thumbup: What pressure does it run on?
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    Vedersteins Five Cylinder Wobbler Build

    Lookin' good Robert!:thumbup: That's going to be quite the fascinating device to watch with all five of them whirling away. I keep saying I'm going to build a V-twin solenoid engine to put on my desk at work but never seem to find the time.
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    Leaf blower converted to air/steam

    Very nicely done, thank you. Clever fellow and artistic as well!:thumbup:
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    Leaf blower converted to air/steam

    Very clever! I like it. Can you do a drawing of how the valve mechanism works?
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