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That's the first thing that I thought, too. We must have the same for of OCD!
I have found that instead of using 95 or 100% infill, I calculate the number of lines needed to create a solid wall. Let's say that the wall thickness is 2mm and you're printing with a .4mm nozzle. That would equal 5 lines at .4mm to form a 2mm thick wall. I will set the number of wall lines to 6 to be sure that it's solid. It prints faster this way as it doesn't have to switch from printing lines to printing infill and the walls seem to have a more uniform translucence.Great 'ible, by the way.
Your solution is interesting. I would not have thought about a dump switch. If I could suggest something, I would consider making the filament guides either much more robust or out of metal. Most of the filament guides and such that I've printed have been worn thru by the abrasion of the filament flowing thru them. Some filaments, like glow in the dark, will actually wear grooves in the aluminum extruder drive assemblies.I thought about making something similar with a microswitch. The switch normally open when the filament is in its path and trigger when the filament isn't present. It would be feed direction independent and could be wired to whatever alarm device one could choose.
I have never seen PVC glue for PVC pipe in a paste form in a tube. Normally, its a thick liquid that comes in a metal can with an applicator in the lid. It is a solvent that chemically welds both the pipe and the fitting together by melting the mating surfaces.
Great job! How about a video so we can hear it roar?
If the objective is to produce something and a person doesn't reach that objective, something went wrong. Why is everyone so touchy with words nowadays?
If you changed the orientation of the wall material so that the channels ran vertically, instead on horizontally, you could cut finger joints in the corresponding corners and use a segment of stiff wire inserted in the overlapping channel to be the hinge. Just pull the wires to knock it back down to 4 individual wall sections and it would truly be flat packed.Nice job with this instructable.
Wouldn’t a usb to serial cable work for this?
I have this exact model. It also has a 6" riser block installed. I acquired it in working condition about 20 years ago for $100 along with an Atlas floor standing drill press, also for $100. Both were owned by a machinist The bandsaw needs new tires. Where did you source yours?
I believe Dark Solar means polyurethane when 'poly' is mentioned.
You just need to keep in mind that all of those screw heads are now conducting electricity and he mindful of shorting between them.
Couldn't you use the deck to true the drum. Attach sandpaper to the deck and use your adjustment knobs to raise the deck into the spinning drum. You'd have to go slow, but unless the drum is way out of round, this method should work.
It turned out beautiful. Amazing what can be done with plain old construction lumber.
he split the 2 x 6 to give him a nominal 1 /12 x 2 5/8 that he laminated to give him a 2 5/8" thick worksurface
He wanted to create a thicker work surface so he split the 2 x 6 down the middle to give him 2 piece that are nominally 1 1/2" x 2 5/8" roughly. Once he laminated them, he had a 2 5/8" thick work surface
I've seen torsion box tables made in Wood magazine for use as an assembly table. They are very flat and light, for their size. Here's a link to an instructable that shows torsion box construction for shelves, but can easily be scaled up to make a table top.https://www.instructables.com/The-Versatile-Torsion-Box/
Does the heated HDPE give off any fumes or odor while it's heating? Just wondering if the e will have an issue if I try this in her oven.