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Unread postAuthor: qwerty » Mon Dec 27, 2010 4:59 am

For me, at least, the only way another hobby could compete, would be if I were "building my own".


I agree, when i buy/make something, i always want to change it, take it apart and other things like that. Infact, today, i might make a small wood turning lathe with an old CD motor, like this:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87XhH3RBMIE
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Unread postAuthor: more_eggs » Mon Dec 27, 2010 5:31 am

with an old CD motor


CD motor?
I could only guess you meant DC motor? Or are you talking the motor out of a cd player or something?
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Unread postAuthor: Hubb » Tue Dec 28, 2010 2:11 am

Despite me being nearly 30 years old, I got a couple of video games (COD Black Ops + Fable III), a Lego set, a Nerf gun, a toy car, and NO clothes (I did get a new watch, but that probably doesn't count). :D
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Unread postAuthor: qwerty » Tue Dec 28, 2010 4:11 am

CD motor?
I could only guess you meant DC motor? Or are you talking the motor out of a cd player or something?


Yeah, a brushless CD-rom motor out of an old hard-drive.
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Unread postAuthor: more_eggs » Tue Dec 28, 2010 4:25 am

Yeah, a brushless CD-rom motor out of an old hard-drive.


You inspired me.. Im currently pulling apart a sewing machine haha
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Unread postAuthor: ckman » Tue Dec 28, 2010 4:53 am

you inspired me as well... using an old dremel.
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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Tue Dec 28, 2010 5:58 am

A CD motor is not strong enough. You will want more torque. The one in the Youtube video used a hand vac motor which is considerably larger and stronger than a CD drive motor or hard drive motor.
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Unread postAuthor: more_eggs » Tue Dec 28, 2010 6:40 am

Hence why I went with a sewing machine.. plus it has pulleys and belts in there .. Perfect!
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Unread postAuthor: Selador » Tue Dec 28, 2010 12:42 pm

more_eggs wrote:Hence why I went with a sewing machine.. plus it has pulleys and belts in there .. Perfect!


And the sewing machine motor can be sped up and slowed down.

A complete sewing machine also makes an excellent basis for a benchtop scroll saw. I made one, once, that used common coping saw blades.
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Unread postAuthor: clemsonguy1125 » Tue Dec 28, 2010 8:18 pm

That is not actually a wood lathe. It turns small pieces of foam. I talked to the guy on instructables awhile ago when I was messing around with foam lathes.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Tue Dec 28, 2010 8:34 pm

For Christmas Santa gave me a victory for the English at the Melbourne Cricket Ground :D

So Ricky can wait
Shane Warne is too late
And there's no Glenn McGrath
Gilchrist's had his day
And don't look back to Langer
He cannot play
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Unread postAuthor: wyz2285 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:49 am

I'm very happy with what i have received :D a watch, a computer, a vacation to Madeira and some money :D
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Unread postAuthor: inonickname » Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:59 am

MrCrowley wrote:For Christmas Santa gave me a victory for the English at the Melbourne Cricket Ground :D

So Ricky can wait
Shane Warne is too late
And there's no Glenn McGrath
Gilchrist's had his day
And don't look back to Langer
He cannot play


I can't believe the ashes... We started so well, with Siddle getting 6 wickets and a hat-trick on the first test... We then proceeded to bat reasonably well the next innings...then got completely curbstomped for the rest of the series :roll:
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Unread postAuthor: qwerty » Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:23 pm

I can't believe the ashes... We started so well, with Siddle getting 6 wickets and a hat-trick on the first test... We then proceeded to bat reasonably well the next innings...then got completely curbstomped for the rest of the series Rolling Eyes


Hahaha, Suckers! :D
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Unread postAuthor: Gippeto » Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:45 pm

inonickname wrote:I can't believe the ashes... We started so well, with Siddle getting 6 wickets and a hat-trick on the first test... We then proceeded to bat reasonably well the next innings...then got completely curbstomped for the rest of the series :roll:


Would you PLEASE.....speak freakin english! :P

Must be a cricket thing eh? :lol:
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