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    Workshop
    I was lucky that when my work was up grading machines if I could carry the old one I would have it and stashed it away for later use ,I got a pillar drill from the jewellery department because it wasn't drilling at 90Β° got it home and all that was wrong was the table hadn't been squared properly,still keep in contact with my old squad so if anything comes up they let me know they also keep loads of handy off cuts .will post some photos of the workshop interior when I get the gear moved in πŸ‘keeping my fingers crossed a
    3D printer
    might need upgradedπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚or perchance a laser 🀞
    4 months ago by marky
    Forum
    EeZeBilts From Keil Kraft
    My thoughts exactly DG. I'd rather cough up a bit more and know that I could do something with it! (Still got a few bob left in my savings fund😊) Think I'd better get the hang of my
    3D printer
    before lashing out on another machine though! 😎
    4 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Re: Workshop
    It's alive, we have power all machinery now wired in, only the lighting to do now .managed to get an old bobbin sander(allegedly obsolete) that was being replaced by a newer version and a box of assorted bobbins free gratis from my old work ,don't know if it will make my boats any better but better of in the shed than in a skip. Waiting for a laser or
    3D printer
    to become obsolete soonπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    5 months ago by marky
    Forum
    Re: 3D Printing.
    Me too NickπŸ‘ I have a
    3D printer
    , wrapped up in a bin bag to keep it clean for the last two years! Haven't had the time (or guts?πŸ€”) to even calibrate it yet πŸ˜” A 'step by step' Blog in the 'How To' section of the site would be great. I'm certain it would have many highly interested followers. Looking forward to it enormouslyπŸ˜€ All the best, Doug 😎 Maybe you can teach an Old (Sea) Dog new tricks!
    5 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    CNC boat kits...?
    It is easier than you would think. I only got into 3D printing 2 years ago, once you see how it works the rest is easy. Main difference between a CNC router and a
    3D printer
    is that a
    3D printer
    adds material to make an object and a CNC router removes material.
    5 months ago by Nickthesteam
    Forum
    Re: 3D Printing.
    Now that is an interesting question indeed, Martin! In the "One to One" scale world, I have in my lifetime watched the steady march of machines taking over what i would describe as "Hand Skills" I have memories of being a trainee mechanical engineer and spending some time in a heavy machine shop and watching this guy "Knock on a cut" with a hide mallet. Just ease the lock nut and a tap with the mallet and he could put on a couple of thou! Today it is all CNC and robotics. The skill being in the machine maker, the software designer and the guys & gals that programme them. Now I am not going to dare to say who is more skilled the guy with his mallet or the guy who uses the software. They are both skilful in their own right. So if we turn that on its head and apply that to 3D printing. Software driven accurate 3D modelling against hand and eye skills. That is for you hardened purists to argue over. However I do just wonder if it may be a way forward for us to attract the next generation of modeller away from their X Box or similar to a laptop and printer to make a modern model with a
    3D printer
    . Was it such a heinous crime against modelling when Vac Formed parts arrived or heaven forbid Glass Fibre Hulls. I have a friend who uses a CNC milling rig to make the plugs for his gun turret silicon rubber moulds he uses to cast resin ones from. Is this not verbally the same? For me the choice will be what is the best way to make the part I need. When a logical engineering decision is reached, just get on with it and make a great model to be proud of. Great question Martin 555 am sure this will create loads of responses and run for ever
    5 months ago by ikseno99
    Forum
    Re: Model Boat crew....
    It is amazing what these
    3D printer
    s can do "modern technology " Martin.
    6 months ago by Martin555
    Forum
    CNC boat kits...?
    I guess I could make mounts for small spindle motors on the
    3D printer
    . How is the cutting tool held in place? Do you use just a rigid coupler with grubscrews or a minature collet system?
    8 months ago by Nickthesteam
    Forum
    CNC boat kits...?
    My plan is to trace PDF files into DSM and output as DXF, or work up my own drawings. I have DXF to G code so I guess I could deal with your files. When finished, my OX will be used for all sorts, cutting aluminium is a must, Daughter has demanded name plaques for her horses stable, she reckons her horsey pals will pay for nice carved name plaques so who am I to argue! ply and balsa cutting will be essential and possibly light brass sheet, hence my first choice of the 900 Watt DeWalt router. I may well end up with an arsenal of spindles/routers and eventually a laser head. I am using the CNC shield for now but the intention is to use a Rumba board, a versatile Arduino mega 2560 based board with loads of output options more commonly used on
    3D printer
    s, I have upgraded 2 of my printers with them already. Like
    3D printer
    s, the options for modifying/tweaking are endless. I will be fitting endstops, but I may use TMC 2130 drivers, which do not need endstops, as soon as they detect a substancial increase in current they switch off. My Mk3 Prusa has them, certainly reduces the ammount of wiring! I have a notion to draw up some plans for a series of warship boats at rc able size, ie, 47ft Whaler, Skimming Dish FML Cheverton Launch etc, interesting boats but rarely seen actually on the water as working models. I have a milling machine so a plentiful supply of milling cutters is available for a range of jobs.
    8 months ago by Nickthesteam
    Forum
    CNC boat kits...?
    Hi, I am in the process of building an Openbuilds Ox machine. So far I have built the gantry and Z axis. The drivers for the Nema 23 motors should arrive on Saturday so I can spend the bank holiday weekend fiddling about with the electrics. I will use a Dewalt 900Watt router for the spindle so there will be enough power to cut aluminium sheet. I have been using
    3D printer
    s tobuild a minesweeper with great success so a CNC router will add to mt arsenal...
    8 months ago by Nickthesteam
    Blog
    Rear deck test
    So while 2nd layer of gunwhale stringers glue is setting on 46” boat I thought I’d do some renovations on the recently acquired 36” boat, starting with the rear deck. This will be a useful practice for when the 46” boat needs doing. The original deck was painted white and was screwed down. I’m replacing it with a planked deck, some removable foam tanks, hose & deck hatch with brass handles. The foam tanks need to be removable to get at the screws to lift the deck (access to rudders &servo) here’s where we are up to. Deck is planked with recess for hatch. The cross hatch grid for the foam tanks was made on my
    3D printer
    and once painted will be OK. I’ll make the brass connectors for the hose on my lathe, and the hatch needs a recess milled out for the handles. The hose I have is a bit of corrugated plastic probably from Lego. We’ll see how all this comes out and adjust for the 46” boat in due course. πŸ‘
    8 months ago by Harvey Kitten


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