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by PCGUY
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:34 am
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SpudFiles has entered 2020

As you may notice, quite a bit looks different! SpudFiles has now entered the modern era of technology. Please see yourself around and let me know of any questions or troubles you encounter. A few major items... -Previous [youtube] tags will be found left in posts, but videos will remain visible. Yo...
by PCGUY
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:32 am
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Re: I see we have a new skin …

… and probably back end, which I'm sure has taken an age to get online, time taken over the holiday period by our tireless host. Thanks, man. Now that's over, can I be the first one to complain? Now, I'm sure the new skin is all mobile-compliant, and all that, and I'm probably the only person in th...
by mrfoo
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:20 pm
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Re: I see we have a new skin …

How do we stop being automatically subscribed to threads we reply to? I don't want to get an e-mail for every reply... Board preferences > Posting defaults > notify on reply by default It was incredibly painful in the past to change things, as SF has historically had lots of customization. This new...
by PCGUY
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:08 pm
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Re: I see we have a new skin …

How do we stop being automatically subscribed to threads we reply to? I don't want to get an e-mail for every reply... Uncheck "Notify me when a reply is posted" when making your post. This is NOT available in the quick reply menu, you must click "reply". You can also control the default for this i...
by SpudBlaster15
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:04 pm
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Re: I see we have a new skin …

Overall it looks good, nice to see that everything now loads properly over TLS, and the new skin is far more aesthetically pleasing than the ~2013 iteration, which made the site look like a shitty nerf gun forum from 2003. This may sound harsh, but with that abomination in the scrapheap where it be...
by PCGUY
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:57 pm
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Re: GGDT and HGDT

Sorry for the late reply on this. I saw the links had been posted, so I did not want to take any further action until SpudFiles had been upgraded. I would really like to add a new page dedicated to GGDT and HGDT. The page will go in the main menu bar on the top/left of the revised SpudFiles look. Th...
by PCGUY
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:01 pm
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Re: Reputation system and the new layout

Excellent item to bring up! I received a PM about this too. One of the biggest pitfalls (in the past) with big upgrades to SpudFiles is that oftentimes the fun "spudbux" to "reputation" points vanish. These features are not native to the forum software, they were manually added in by me (and friendl...
by Gippeto
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:52 pm
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Re: "In the world of spuds today"

Nice acquisitions, and quite a big step up from the Sherline.

You're going to like those. 8-)
by Labtecpower
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:07 pm
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Re: "In the world of spuds today"

That list grows pretty fast the more you think about it doesn't it lol. Maybe we need to wait for JSR to test the precision of his machines before we start talking him into throwing money at trinkets he might need in the future :P Now whe're talking nice clamping tools, at the job we've collected a...
by Gippeto
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:42 am
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Re: "In the world of spuds today"

@Lab, Not sure which vise you're referring to. I've not bothered to actually measure, but have not had any problems. The new one does lift enough to loosen the parallel despite adjustment. Snugging in stages and some love taps with a dead blow is standard practice to counter this. ;) I do have a 2" ...
by mrfoo
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:22 am
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Re: "In the world of spuds today"

The one I linked to has the benefit of the vise screw claming downwards, preventing the jaw from tilting when it is tightened. It's rather small though, 4"or 6" would be better. I do all my milling on the lathe, which means it's all a bit restricted in terms of space, I clamp onto a plate on the mi...
by Moonbogg
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:58 am
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Re: "In the world of spuds today"

JSR let me know if you want me to make you some drawings. It would be fun to help you with one of your projects. Not that you need it or anything, but it would still be fun. The main benefit is you can see the assembly before machining it to make sure nothing interferes and everything fits together ...
by Labtecpower
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:21 am
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Re: "In the world of spuds today"

That's a nice looking vice right Gippeto! Also has some proper weight to it, which usually is a good sign. How's the upwards travel on the moving jaw when clamping down hard on a workpiece? The one I linked to has the benefit of the vise screw claming downwards, preventing the jaw from tilting when ...
by Gippeto
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:21 pm
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Re: "In the world of spuds today"

I actually have the 4" version of that tilting vise from BusyBee...it's a Groz, and quite nice really. It does suck up a lot of the z height though, and only gets used VERY rarely. I bought one of these a few weeks back, after looking at it in the Edmonton store. https://www.busybeetools.com/product...
by Labtecpower
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:36 pm
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Re: "In the world of spuds today"

Purchasing my own property has definitely opened the flood gates :D While you're here, what style of milling vise would you recommend? Is a tilting swiveling vise actually useful or am I OK with this for now? I've always mostly used the latter for the Sherline and hardly ever used the tilting colum...