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by USGF
Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:07 am
Forum: Ammo & Parts
Topic: 3D printers/CNC mills
Replies: 169
Views: 14557

A nice touch would be to rig up a turntable on a stepper motor so that you could increment the object in 1.8 degree snaps with the camera mounted on a tripod. That would give you 200 shots, nice and accurate. Hey Poland, you you want to post a link to the mesh you got back from ACAD ? Thanks Evil a...
by USGF
Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Hobbies
Topic: 3D printing, dream ironically fleshed out :)
Replies: 105
Views: 10150

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote: This guy made a lathe :D http://www.geek.com/articles/geek-pick/ ... -20120521/
No quarter inch passes in chrome moly with that machine I'm afraid. :)

USGF
by USGF
Sat Jun 02, 2012 3:34 am
Forum: Ammo & Parts
Topic: 3D printers/CNC mills
Replies: 169
Views: 14557

JSR & LeMaudit inspired me to get of my arse and do some work on this project. So http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qpyyCbEGyY&feature=youtu.be A big thanks to USGF for his kind words, guidance and moderation of my less than practical ideas. The Z Axis is finished as well, it's just that I haven't se...
by USGF
Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Hobbies
Topic: 3D printing, dream ironically fleshed out :)
Replies: 105
Views: 10150

Gents, I saw a newly introduced 3d printer that uses a liquid polymer in a similar manner as the STL machines. It's progress will be interesting. Seems the 3D modeling curve is the steepest. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/b9creations/b9creator-a-high-resolution-3d-printer?ref=live It is indeed ...
by USGF
Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:20 am
Forum: Off-Topic Hobbies
Topic: kickstarter.com
Replies: 57
Views: 4841

CAD FILES

Ahh cool, I'll whip out my old hard drive when I get a chance and i'll send whatever I have. I'll send files for a pair of bmx brake calipers, just to see what sort of price it'd be, since brake arms are probably the most complex of the designs I have. What file format do you prefer? We can open DW...
by USGF
Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:16 am
Forum: Off-Topic Hobbies
Topic: Shuriken for my cousin
Replies: 19
Views: 2495

Gents, How about a sabot that has a clock spring type mech built in . Wind up the arbor against a ratchet. Place and launch the Shuriken. As it travels the barrel, a pawl release allows the spring to impart spin on the shuriken. I could also see a version that has a lazysusan like rotating assembly ...
by USGF
Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Hobbies
Topic: kickstarter.com
Replies: 57
Views: 4841

Yes, you can get next to free units from the corner market or Walmart. And as the saying goes...."You get what you pay for". You guys never sit around on your collective ass and just talk like so many do. You're always pushing to create. Kudos you both of you. V3X, Thanks for the Kudos. USGF
by USGF
Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Hobbies
Topic: Shuriken for my cousin
Replies: 19
Views: 2495

Lacking a means to induce rotation, the results would be poor to say the least. The basic shape is not aerodynamically stable. Once the sabot releases the shuriken will start to tumble almost immediately. True, potatoes aren't all that good either but it is the primary ammo of the spudgunner. It's ...
by USGF
Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Hobbies
Topic: Shuriken for my cousin
Replies: 19
Views: 2495

Our version

Gents,
we got an order for some so we made extras. Man, they disappeared real fast. The shiny area is flash reflection off the cutting fluid.

USGF
by USGF
Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Hobbies
Topic: kickstarter.com
Replies: 57
Views: 4841

Gents, A short rant. Yes, you can get next to free units from the corner market or Walmart. The idea is not to get involved in a race to the bottom. Really, do you guys have a feel for what it takes to machine a "nice" part? Not to mention paying the rent, buying materials, keeping sharp tools in th...
by USGF
Sun Jan 22, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: Ammo & Parts
Topic: 3D printers/CNC mills
Replies: 169
Views: 14557

Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1f6xFBIxNvk&feature=youtu.be @Evilvet, somehow I missed your video. You should be able to change the carrier frequency in the VFD. This can change the back ground ringing noise to a frequency that is less irritating. Also, the accel deccel time can be shortened ...
by USGF
Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: SpudFiles Discussion
Topic: The Pneumatic Takeover
Replies: 93
Views: 7540

SB15, The site simply reflects the sad reality of the world. A lot of kids are really straying from the straight and narrow to buy PVC and glue up a pneumatic. To expect them to step up to combustion is really a stretch. Now to move past that and go Hybrid is like organizing a moon shot as far as mo...
by USGF
Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:43 am
Forum: Ammo & Parts
Topic: 3D printers/CNC mills
Replies: 169
Views: 14557

Gents, Making some progress here. Mike and I have purchased a 20 ton Morgan Vertical plastic injection machine. This is the unit. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Plastic-Injection-Molder-Morgan-Press-/170750769634?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27c189f9e2#ht_500wt_1202 Commercial guys would call it a toy bu...
by USGF
Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: Ammo & Parts
Topic: 3D printers/CNC mills
Replies: 169
Views: 14557

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:Rather:
POLAND_SPUD wrote:there is one firearm for every 12 people in the world. So the question is "How do we arm the other eleven?"

"with spudguns!"
:D
Gents, if the goal is 12 weapons per person in the world, we got a long ways to go. :)

USGF
by USGF
Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:25 am
Forum: Ammo & Parts
Topic: 3D printers/CNC mills
Replies: 169
Views: 14557

@Evilvet, Let me see what I can scratch up. I should have a lot of material and an open machine.
USGF