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  1. interesting feedback thank you for the warnings...

    interesting feedback thank you for the warnings and the examples ... yes of course I wouldn't (for example) try full on steel milling without taking precautions (i.e. having the right motor, quill...
  2. well it's more about trying to come up with a new...

    well it's more about trying to come up with a new kind of machine and seeing what it might do ...
  3. no i couldn't be less interested in CNC - been...

    no i couldn't be less interested in CNC - been doing CAD for 30 years nearly and can't bear the computers anymore
  4. 'manual' CNC on metals using a router table

    Hopefully just asking won't get me banned here (haha) but I would like some 'considered' expert opinion. After playing around with some CNC setups I was wondering why i couldn't use my home shop...
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    anyone tried this in a router table? seems like...

    anyone tried this in a router table? seems like it might be a lot safer and offer better control - bit facing up and workpiece facing down ...
  6. yes - that's mostly what i'm doing - taking ideas...

    yes - that's mostly what i'm doing - taking ideas from existing machines - the machines the client (a friend) has are very finely made swiss machines but theres a tape guide that's just a 5mm rod -...
  7. well there are about TEN different designs I...

    well there are about TEN different designs I guess i could come up with in a pinch but nothing i particular - so i haven't really sketched anything out - the simplest being simply two circlip notches...
  8. thanks - i was just ruminating over placing a...

    thanks - i was just ruminating over placing a bearing (as a very very light duty pulley) on a 5mm shaft with circlips vs machining a new 2 part shaft that would seat the bearing much more...
  9. do you know of any good engineering/design forums?

    I'm engaged in some projects I'd like some feedback on - and it struck me that it's likely well out of scope of a forum such as this - i'm sure there are qualified folks on here but does anyone know...
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    i presume there are often issues with...

    i presume there are often issues with professional spammers - if the first post isn't scrutinized there's nothing stopping them from leaving hundreds of spam posts in a relatively short time
  11. this is very stupid since some of the 'hobby...

    this is very stupid since some of the 'hobby machines' can be brilliant for production - esp. where modifications and DIY machines are concerned - it's a very anti-creative and conservative - even...
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    MINILATHE VFD noise ... or?? help!

    Okay - so i bought one of the infamous 8x16 chinese mini-lathes from ebay after getting dicked around endlessly on alibaba. I read a lot of posts here and elsewhere about the various...
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