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  1. Foozer

    Just a Simple . . .

    Extra piston/cylinder pieces showed up in the mail I'm just a tad slow - Have made three center sections afore it dawned on me - Ah use a scrap piece to get the O-Ring width depth set, it'll go quicker . . . So once that was found, no more breaking the cylinder pushing it over the O-Rings...
  2. Foozer

    Just a Simple . . .

    Thought I'd take an existing plain model and change it up a bit for the grand-kids to play with. A simple Sterling. Started and ended up with And of course, just needed a little tweaking - Pop goes the piston tube - Proving once again, Fat Fingers defeat simplicity every time . . .
  3. Foozer

    Something Simple, Something Groove . . .

    Getting a little wet out in the Pacific Northwest, thought I'd give a simple Sterling a try. Use a made tool to make a tool . . To make a tool . . . To cut a groove . . . For the O-Rings to go in . . . Oh Boy -
  4. Foozer

    Fusion 360 for a beginner

    "the next 15 minutes searching for that button" When in the sketch workplace, hit the 'S' key to pull up the Sketch Shortcut Menu - enter desired term e.g. Sweep - into the search box. Language challenged that I am most of the terms in Fusion I had to look up to find language that made sense...
  5. Foozer

    Beam Engine (or so is the plan)

    Made another piece, actually two but we won't talk about the first one and not so sure I like the second one. Cutout four of those from 1/2 inch flat stock, shaped em to rough size 10 degree taper, J-B Weld two pieces together then tried a dremel 1/4 ball to do the final shaping...
  6. Foozer

    Meh - Just a little clean up

    After a few days to let the paint setup, time to put stuff back. Course 'bout half the stuff yarded out went into the back of the truck for a dump run. You collect stuff thinking you'll need it only to crowd yourself out of what used to be a comfortable environment. Floor sweeps up much nicer...
  7. Foozer

    Meh - Just a little clean up

    When the 'Bride' gives the you the side eye as to the chips and debris that track into the house, it becomes time appease. My hide-away is just a little 8 X 16 room off the garage, raw concrete just doesn't take to a sweeping too well. Emptied it to do something with the floor [Might as well...
  8. Foozer

    Beam Engine (or so is the plan)

    Always liked beam engines and now that my little 3 axis is in working order, time to see if I can make something like one - No plans , just winging it as I go along. Draw something up till I like it, then try carve it out of metal. Drawing is easy, put a 10 degree taper to the sides - I Like It...
  9. Foozer

    Back to Life

    Call her done - Did a hatch pattern on the top and found a perty pink band to hold the box together . The Old Mule Stone looking sharp in her new attire . . .
  10. Foozer

    Back to Life

    Pop was on my mind and I came across that video. Swayback description made me chuckle . . .Then 'membered all the fun I had has a kid sharping everything in sight. Dug it out and went for it. What not to do - don't just start attacking the dirty stone with the gizmo, clogs up instantly. Worked...
  11. Foozer

    Back to Life

    Had this stone, one that Pop gave me back when I was a Cub Scout near 60 years ago and you know what happens when you give a kid something to play with . . . Needless to say it carried the marks of usage like an old mule swaybacked but not broken. Either getting old or sentimental or both - dug...
  12. Foozer

    Winter Project . . .

    So looked at this little thing and wondered 'What would a full size kinda look like?' Say if it was cast - It would have some draft to it, sounded good to me so then how do I cut it all from one side - Guess the term is undercutting - other term is 'What was I thinking - -' So a new pattern jig...
  13. Foozer

    Winter Project . . .

    Another adventure - Another Ok But . . . So setup another piece to practice on - Clean the jig surface - Acetone - Apply tape - Super Glue spread out with acid brush Set in place and add weight - It's what I had . . Raspberry Pi running UGCS to Arduino-GRBL to OK But - - - Need to come...
  14. Foozer

    Winter Project . . .

    Ok - Ran the fillets on the other side - They be So-So but as I have never done this before I'll stare at it before I chuck it into the scrap bin. This got me on the adventure of tool paths - This one is Blah too much yellow, too much unnecessary movements. How do I fix it - Ended up...
  15. Foozer

    Chuck Fellows, R.I.P.

    Going to miss his posting - He made it look so easy.
  16. Foozer

    Winter Project . . .

    Think it's testing the limits of tape and super glue, but the part didn't fly out so . . . Fillets came out lookin Ok . . . Made a jig - locating device - Gizmo ? to hold the piece in place so the facing and fillets could be done one side - flip it from A to B and do the other side. What...
  17. Foozer

    Winter Project . . .

    New drag chain showed up - Much better - Now when/if I come to the point of adding another cable(s) for the X or Z axis can just pop open the run, lay it in, close it up easy as pie . . .
  18. Foozer

    Winter Project . . .

    Back to the order sheet . . . Condition being not enough room to run a limit switch cable in the Z-axis run. Solution - get a larger cable chain. Thought the larger one was of the type that snaps open to lay the cable in - Nope - Could unsolder the wire ends, run the cable and re-solder - Don't...
  19. Foozer

    Winter Project . . .

    Shimming is a non-caffeine adventure . . . You get to a point where you're chasing your own tail - When tightening down moves the needle more than it reads off, it's time to call it good. Used the torque wrench 30 inlbs to snug the fasteners - - 1 tick off - fore to aft - 1 tick off - left to...
  20. Foozer

    Winter Project . . .

    Spent a bit of time on the nitty gritty stuff - Is the table aligned with the spindle? Tram - Nod - Shingle? Who comes up with those terms . . . Anywho - cobbled up a holder for a DI - Checked five points , center and corner - Initially right side was low bought 0.005 or so - Surprised me as...
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