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Posted by richardde 5 years ago
So, I have some glass tubing, about 5mm diameter, about 1mm walls. I need to cut them to length for an Instructable (the cutting isn't the project, the tubes are raw materials).How do I do it? I'd rather not heat them up as I want them to stay straight and cylindrical.
Posted by Kiteman 11 years ago
I hope this is the right area for my question! Is there a member on here who has a printer that can cut stencils? Or...laser thing? :) I'd like to buy or barter for some stencils because the ones in the stores are so ugly LOL. :) And we can team up on a project idea that I have , if you would like! Thanks in advance! -Kristy
Posted by kristylynn84 5 years ago
I am working with my kids to put together a High Altitude Balloon launch to take pictures. I am stuck at building a system to cutaway the balloon in the event that it does not reach burst altitude. Any help, or resources that would get me going would be appreciated. I am leaning towards a system that can me initiated from the ground via ham radio, as well as timer based in the event of communication failure. Thanks!
Posted by joatman 7 years ago
I was going to ask are you caught in the blackouts I'm seeing on the news? Dopey question. Anyhoo, if you're reading this after the power comes back on, how did you cope? What Instructables could you use to make life easier? UPDATE: And, if you're an engineer, could you design a better system where a single throw of a switch on a substation blacks out five million people, shuts down two nuclear reactors and even closes beaches? The outage was triggered after a piece of equipment was switched off at a substation in Arizona, officials said. ... Daniel Froetscher, a vice-president at APS, told the Associated Press news agency the malfunction at the substation was "not a deliberate act". "The employee was just switching out a piece of equipment that was problematic," Mr Froetscher said.
Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago
I have some parts that i need to cut from aluminum. Unfortunately I don't have access to any CNC machine, so I'm thinking of cutting them myself by hand... Is there an easy way that I can get my drawings on the aluminum? Perhaps printing on photo paper (using my ink printer) and an iron? Plan B is to use some sort of glue and glue the drawings on the sheet... Any suggestions are welcome!
Posted by papirkopi 8 years ago
Hi. i wanna build a frame like this: http://www.greatgreengoods.com/2008/06/10/recycled-record-frames-and-coasters/but i dont know how i can cut the record. i tried so far a carpet cutter, glass cutter, i tried to stamp out with a hot metal but nothing worked. any other suggestions???
Posted by Stadtwerk 10 years ago
I was thinking that I would cut my own hair and thought if there where any helpful people here that had and then posted it for me to enjoy...and learn from. But I only found two men who had done it, and since I don't want my hair that short I was wondering if any women out there had tried it and would like to post about it. Failing that any suggestions for how to do it...
Posted by ducksting 10 years ago
I cut of my left middle finger tip, and wanted to protect it while healing, and wanted to extend my finger some way so as not to have to retrain my old brain and finger, so did what is shown on the MS Word attachment (Text and photo's showing "how to" with low cost materials). Now to get back to playing the guitar!! Hope this helps someone else by saving time and energy on poor or expensive options.
Posted by phild2k 7 years ago
Hey guys, I need to cut down a banner on the second story on a side of a building. The banner is held by 4 string/ropes at each corner and I do not have access to a ladder. What would you suggest is the best way to do this? I thought of putting a scissors on the end of a long stick and devising a string pulley system to operate the scissors from the bottom. Like have the scissors open and position them with the rope between the shears. Then I would just pull on the string to snap them shut. What do you think? Any better ideas?? Thanks!
Posted by shieldliger101 7 years ago
Im in the process of piecing together parts for a 2 axis CNC and I would like to use it for laser cutting/etching. Since I'm new to building CNCs and I also dont have a ton of extra money I plan to build one using a DVD-r laser (200mW?) and just do some tests to get the basics down and play around with it. I would love to be able to cut 1/4'' acrylic as I have some laying around and I love some of the projects possible with it. What is the cheapest laser that is capable of cutting clear 1/4" acrylic? I have used a 40W co2 laser and it flew through the acrylic like it was nothing. Is there something for <$200 that would cut it? And is it something that you can just use a lower power and go super slow or do you need the power? I did some light searching and didnt really find what I was looking for but if someone has a link to some helpful info I would appreciate any help I can get. Otherwise ill just spend my days cutting and etching paper!
Posted by jdavis-9 5 years ago
I am about to endeavor to start making a quilt out of my children's baby clothes which are made of various fabrics, some of which are t-shirt fabric. I have never made a quilt before and really have no clue. I'm not thinking it will be perfect. I'm thinking of making 5 x 5 inch pieces. First question: do you think 5x5 or 6x6 pieces are a good size? Second question: for the t-shirt material, do I cut the square first and THEN fuse it to make it more stable? Or do I fuse first then cut into a square? I know I need to put 1/2 inch on all sides for seams? But still my main question is: cut then fuse, or fuse then cut? And really, it only needs to be nice enough so that I can gaze at it when I am older and it is covering my old painful knees and reminisce about my children when they were young. Thank you.
Posted by LifeLuver558 4 years ago
Recently got a diamond wheel for angle grinder. tho it is marketed to cut tile, marble, etc, i tried it on steel. cuts quick enough, but leaves huge burrs. burrs 4x thicker than the workpiece. seems the blade just melts and squishes the steel out of the way. it works, kinda, leaving a hazardous ragged edge on the work... i see why they dont market those blades for steel. im reminded of friction cutting blades.
Posted by Toga_Dan 4 years ago
I'm looking for help getting some new smaller drafting tools cut. The cut area is no bigger then 9"x6", I was hoping to get the part cut out of .04" clear Lexan, I can supply if needed. I'd also like to have the parts etched as well if that is possible as well. I have the rough drawing done in AutoCAD so far.
Posted by BogDog 6 years ago
I need some professional advice. I need to decide on a sink for my future apartment (under construction) and I don't have the choices I like. I really want an undermount sink with a satin finish - and it's hard to come around where I live (South America). I have found a satin finish drop-in type sink, and I am wondering if it could be cut to be used as an undermount sink. My question is, will the bowl of the sink warp if the frame is cut? The sink I want to cut looks like this but without the strainer on the left. Red lines indicate how I would like to cut the sink. Thanks for your time, Colorex
Posted by colorex 4 years ago
I've been etching brass for a couple years now, but need a better way to cut and trim my plates than a hack saw and a straight edge... What's the best power tool for getting straight edges on thin brass plates? I've been thinking scroll saw or band saw, but I've been told that band saw blades will walk. would a scroll saw be a good idea?
Posted by gschoppe 10 years ago
If you want to be making Pro movies for almost none of the cost, then look to these sites for assistance:IndyMogulVideo CopilotFX SupplyThese are just the few I find to be the most helpful; if you know of any others, please put them in a comment for everyone to use.
Posted by impossiblecorey 10 years ago
I recently acquired a new vinyl cutter, and wanted to spread the word.... I can cut custom artwork, or if you have a vector graphic ready to go... I can cut it for you. Consider it a sweet tattoo for all your stuff. Customize projects, laptops, instruments, windows, your car or bike, pretty much anything. I am trying to start up a small business and this would be a great opportunity to hook up some good people with good product really cheap to build up a bit of previous work. I am a member of this site, not just coming here to solicit business or something. Just willing to do some cool stuff for you all for a good price. No job too small, i just want to get a variety of work under my belt. Got a weird question..?? let me know. If you are interested, send me a shout at : email@example.com
Posted by fleanine 11 years ago
This was originally pointed out by Molten Boron in a comment embedded in another topic. It deserves it's own bug report. This bug causes substantial difficulty with actually being able to post comments.When replying to a comment that is more than a few levels deep, the right margin of comments gets too close to the right sidebar. With the new editor, the text box itself gets CUT OFF, effectively "hidden behind" that right sidebar. This includes some of the formatting icons, as well as the POST and CANCEL buttons below the box. Also, the text you are typing gets hidden in the same way.Obviously, this can make it impossible to successfully create a comment.
Posted by kelseymh 9 years ago
I just went out and bought the Craftsman Evolv Corded Jig Saw, I have yet to test it but from what reviews said its a great little tool. I got it at sears for 30 bucks. Any tips or suggestions for using it as its my first jig saw. Thanks, Clemsonguy1125
Posted by imthatguy1125 8 years ago
Just now, my bird flew into a flytrap, i got him out of it, got bit numerous times by a stressed bird, HURT LIKE HELL! and now he's sticky, i need to know how to get the stickiness off of him, i used olive oil on his beak to get the stickiness off of that, his head feathers didn't get trapped (thank goodness) but i need to know how to clean him without having to touch under his wings, he doesn't like that. i don't think it got past his down to his skin. He is also sneezing more than usual are sticky flytraps poisonous? there isn't any facts on the package, google wasn't much help either. I AM NOT SPRAYING WD-40 ON MY BIRD. Please help.
Posted by Yerboogieman 9 years ago
Hey guys, this is my first Forum topic. Now today I would like to ask y'all how do you cut your pieces? I mean, I've been trying from ages and I can not get a smooth edged cut piece. Now I have used a hacksaw as well as a plier both of which have failed to produce a smooth edge. The results can be seen below. Also I do not have any sandpaper and neither do I have any shops near my house which supply it! Can I ask you all how you cut your pieces? Answer fast. Best answer gets a cookie! Lol.
Posted by DELETED_akshat21045 5 years ago
I've been looking for a device similar to a battery alarm for 4s lipos that can cut off the power when any one of the cells drops below a certain voltage instead of just sounding an alarm, i've been told that i can get a bms circuit which should be able to do this and that i should try to find the best one i can but i don't really know exactly what to search for. can someone recommend a small and affordable bms please? i won't be charging through it as i have a separate balance charger, i want it purely as a cut off device for when the batteries are in use...
Posted by ambientvoid 23 days ago
Ive got an ink jet printer that bust on me a few days ago, and ive always wonered if it would be possible to replace the ink cartrages with a cutting blade and use it as a vinyl/cardboard/anything else you can think of cutter. my school had a vinyl cutter which i used a lot, but i dont have access to that any more. the only problems i can see are things like "how can i get the blade to come off the paper between letters etc? how would it cope with changes in direction? could it be programmed to follow a line instead of the side to side action?" if this wouldnt work, anyone got any other ideas for a cocked up ink jet printer? shame to waste it. attach a laser?? lol. a really budget laser cutter. could the motors and rails be used for anything else? its got a scanner attached too, but i cant think of a use for that, other than turning it into a SAD lamp (seasonal affected disorder). i think it would be bright enough. ideas?
Posted by roosta 10 years ago
I'm using a couple of Lipo batteries to power a speaker on a trailer, I bought 2 low voltage alarms that plug into the balance cables but upon testing I found it to be unlikely that I'll hear them over the speaker. So would it be possible to modify the alarms so that they activate some kind of cut off device attached to the power cable instead? Each battery is 4s 10000mah.
Posted by ambientvoid 3 months ago
Well, I finally got around to it, the ipod was destroyed based off of suggestions from this forum: https://www.instructables.com/community/Im-going-to-destroy-my-ipod-touch-how-should-I-d/ Sorry for the bad quality, I couldn't use my moms video camera. I still am going to stick it in the microwave, in a fire, in acid, then sell on ebay :D
Posted by furrysalamander 6 years ago
Okay, so I got an ipod touch from my friend for thirty bucks, 3rd gen, with a broken touchscreen. About two weeks later, (I'm not sure how exactly) the logic board got fried and now all it does is rapidly overheat. So, the screen still looks fine. I don't know exactly how many votes I'm going to get, but I would sure like to have some suggestions, any input would be great. I will post pictures of the un-damaged ipod when I get ahold of my mom's camera. I AM DONE!!! https://www.instructables.com/community/I-destroyed-my-ipod/
Posted by furrysalamander 6 years ago
Hey, I am about to build a bike trailer. I planned the whole thing in Autodesk Inventor to see if everything fits and works the way I want. Now I have several parts that need to be cut out of a board of wood - Some are pretty complex, so I don't want to do it by Hand. Is there a program that imports my CAD files and automatically lays them out on a board (size and shape specified by me)? Would take a lot of tedious work off my hands and avoid stupid mistakes. Let me know if you know of anything :) Thanks! Michael
Posted by DELETED_semmelmichi 6 years ago
Hey guys. I'm new to these forms so please bear with me. I'm looking to undertake this project: Snes bluetooth Controller Mod https://www.instructables.com/id/Bluetooth-SNES-controllergamepad/ My goal is to be able to fit the keyboard into the Snes controller. My question is would you be able to cut off some of the unused keys on the bluetooth keyboard and still keep it functional?
Posted by Vega 034 4 years ago
We are offering an affordable solution for high precision cutting. Based in London (UK). Maximum sheet size for cutting: 600x450mm, max thickness 6mm. Can cut all sort of plastics, wooden materials, MDF, etc... Can not cut Metals. Check our ebay page for more info, and feedbacks: Precisioncutting.
Posted by precisioncutting 8 years ago
What is your workshop intended for. Crafts, electronic, carpenters, welding, bike repairs... What is the thing you most like about your workshop, what would you like to have, like a 3D laser cutter... Where would you like it to be located, in the nature, in a house, building... What do you think is the most important tool you have.
Posted by comodore 10 years ago
I was cutting an iron L rod, and the cutting disk began to produce red sparks, instead of these habitual bright orange. Simultaneously, its cutting effectiveness was down dramatically. I searched in the web, and learned that this phenomen is named crystallization,and it is due to overheating. Now, my disk is a new one, I want not throw it to the waste. Any idea how to get it back? THANKS IN ADVANCE!
Posted by rimar2000 7 years ago
So, I had an idea some time back, to inset a rectangle cutting of a lens off a pair of glasses, into an eye cup for your camera. Costco sell their lenses to minors for 20 dollars, if I could get them to sell me just lenses, would a glass cutter like they have at home depot (i think) be able to cut it down to a small rectangle? If not, how could I cut it?
Posted by Weissensteinburg 11 years ago
I am trying to cut some pieces of acrylic sheeting about 3/16th inches thick. I was wondering if the instructables on the laser cutter built from 2 old scanners would work for cutting the acrylic sheets? Or if not that, what might work for making acrylic parts that are flush enough to chemical bond making a water tight connection? Thank you, Eron.
Posted by eronjonson 6 years ago
Yesterday (Thursday September 12th) was the official ribbon cutting at Pier 9. There were many people in attendance including Autodesk CEO Carl Bass and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. In Instructables' tradition of being nontraditional, the ribbon was made of metal and cut by Carl with a grinder. Tours were given after the official cutting to those who haven't yet experienced the awesomeness of our workshop! Read some more in the article on San Francisco Business Times.
Posted by Penolopy Bulnick 5 years ago
I am building a vdg and i need to cut a hole threw a heavy duty stainless steal bowl. how do i cut threw it because it is thick at the bottom. could i drill threw it? or is there any place i can take it to to get cut. i have a sawzaw and and a drill? i don't think that will do it. any ideas on how to do it.
Posted by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495 10 years ago
Hello (excuse my English really bad I'm Belgian and French) I would like to cut aluminum sheet of + - 5 mm thick and also cut paper without "burning the edges" I would like to know what kind of "laser head" the cheapest possible exists and what would be even better, whether this kind of "laser head" is recovering ... I was thinking of a DVD laser burner but, even though I I'm as good at DIY as an elephant is good at skydiving, I guess a DVD burner will not cut aluminum ... A big thank-you
Posted by Hiram 11 months ago
Hello everyone! I'm new to the forum. So, I'd like to introduce myself. I design cut ready DXF files for CNC cutting systems. The site is http://freedxf.com/shop/motorsport-16/. My business is dedicated to offering high quality design work for CNC cutting systems. Our designs are high quality, polyline DXF files optimized for CNC cutting. We offer our services to over 12,000 CNC service providers around the world. And, by the way, I do have some designs I was hoping to share with you all. Is there a particular area where I should post my designs?
Posted by designshop 3 years ago