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  1. Thread: Blog Sites

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    Thanks Jack. We just finished a video to be...

    Thanks Jack. We just finished a video to be posted soon. It has been a while since we chatted, hope all is going well for you.
  2. Thread: Blog Sites

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    3D4U.net Blog

    Here is our new blog site.

    It is still in the startup stage, but we are working on it, among other things.

    Follow us on twitter, and LinkedIN and Facebook as well.

    We are building...
  3. Thread: Websites

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    Steve V. I do all my work on a mac too.

    Steve V. I do all my work on a mac too.
  4. Thread: Websites

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    Intelliview UAS

    Website is www.3D4U.net

    Boyd.

    I really like your set work. You have good skills. What do you do your design work in for the sets?
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    Thanks. Yes hand painting is the way to go, if...

    Thanks. Yes hand painting is the way to go, if you only have one or two of them. I'm sure folks will chime in with a better way, but thats the way I did it in this case. Never tried masking, but...
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    That is weird, the stuff I mixed doesn't want to...

    That is weird, the stuff I mixed doesn't want to peel or tear, matter of fact, I got some on a table surface, and I had to chisel it off. I wonder if hand mixing and brushing yields different...
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    Michael - Didn't loose detail, use a foam brush...

    Michael - Didn't loose detail, use a foam brush to "squeeze out" the excess in the cracks and creases.

    Brad - Onsrud 1/4" ballnose from BDP turning 14K at 150.
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    Here is the sign covered before I trimmed and...

    Here is the sign covered before I trimmed and painted it.
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    Jack - There ARE varying depths. I did the glue...

    Jack - There ARE varying depths. I did the glue up first. It is 2- 4x8 sheets I thought you were asking if I cut it in slices and then assembled the slices. But the sails are definitely full of...
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    Curtis - Industrial Polymers makes Styrospray. ...

    Curtis - Industrial Polymers makes Styrospray.

    Blue foam came from blue themed home improvement store in 1/2" - 4x8 sheets. To be precise it was on isle 17, about 15 feet from the end cap, near...
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    Hey Dave. Thanks for the kind words. Aspire...

    Hey Dave. Thanks for the kind words. Aspire makes it pretty straight forward, once you learn how. Luckily, I have lots of help. My mom Sarah actually modeled this one for me.
    I think she did a...
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    The layers were all glued together, and then the...

    The layers were all glued together, and then the model was cut.

    I would have had a heck of a time holding down the 1/2" foam. Too much flex in the middle of a 36" piece. The glue up gave it some...
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    The product is called Styrospray. It is a two...

    The product is called Styrospray. It is a two part mix.
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    First Sign in Blue Foam / Polymer

    This is our first 36" indoor foam sign.

    Four layers of 1/2" blue foam, spray glued together.

    Modeled in Aspire from 2D image.

    Setup and cut on the BT48

    Coated with Polymer.
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    Jack- I experimented with the necessary depth...

    Jack-

    I experimented with the necessary depth of cut gradually until I found it was just cutting all the way around. I used the cylinder gadget in Aspire.

    When I had a "true cylinder"...
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    BT-48 indexer

    Ghostcreek

    I mounted an indexer on the X (powerstick) on my BT-48.

    I've raised my gantry, and gained valuable space.

    So far, so good. You can see it here cutting a PVC litho from 6" pipe.
    ...
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    PVC Rotary Litho

    Here is the photo wrapped and a photo of the litho on a 6" PVC pipe. I lit it up in the dark with a desk lamp. I cut the pipe round with an end mill using the rotary gadget, then I re-zeroed, on...
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    Long stock support

    Way to go Jack! Thats thinking outside of the box, in a twisted (rope) sorta way. Somewhere there is a little girl pushing herself around on just one skate. :)

    Randal, your doing a great job...
  19. Thread: Thistle Post

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    Hey Stephen Nice work, they look great. I...

    Hey Stephen

    Nice work, they look great. I just got mine setup, and am learning the ropes.

    -Greg
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    The yellow hood part I painted. They are PVC...

    The yellow hood part I painted. They are PVC parts from THD and the oblong hood part is the fiberglass I mentioned previously.
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    The black part above is a 6" sewer drain from THD...

    The black part above is a 6" sewer drain from THD and the pvc 90 fit right inside. It is bolted to a board with two shelf brackets and rides the Z up and down, just above the spindle mount. The 90...
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    Thanks Dana. I made a template from plywood...

    Thanks Dana.

    I made a template from plywood and inserted the PVC fittings on either side of the spindle. Then I wrapped the whole thing with duct tape, and celophane, to make up the shape of...
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    X, Y, Z, B zero locations w/ Indexer?

    I mounted an indexer on our BT48, on the X-axis.

    I added the alum plate to the top of the tail stock with the sticky tape, as has been suggested. Inserted the dead center point with the flat...
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    Hey Mike. Have room for one more? I would...

    Hey Mike.

    Have room for one more? I would like to attend.

    Greg
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    http://blog.shopbottools.com/index.php/category/pi...

    http://blog.shopbottools.com/index.php/category/pilots-log/
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