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05-25-2013 12:28 PM
mountaindew
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Originally Posted by HD Blazingwolf View Post
i am truly impressed with the workmanship
you inspire me! if only i had the time and patience to undertake such a task
much less the required tools!


Thanks!

I like your avatar!

md
05-22-2013 02:04 PM
HD Blazingwolf i am truly impressed with the workmanship
you inspire me! if only i had the time and patience to undertake such a task
much less the required tools!
05-22-2013 11:55 AM
mountaindew
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Originally Posted by clownnut View Post
you can try uniseal for the reactor in and out, it will help you save some time. nice work.
Thanks!

Uniseals are another option or way to make connections, 10x faster I bet.
Threading acrylic is not a real fast thing to do by hand.

Saving time is not a problem, I'm not in a hurry anyway.
Mostly working on fab skills more then anything.
Want to build cabinets or something out of wood there is endless info to do it. Want to build something out of plastic or many other materials there is almost 0.00 info on good methods to do it. yoyo "your on your own"


md
05-21-2013 12:47 PM
clownnut you can try uniseal for the reactor in and out, it will help you save some time. nice work.
05-21-2013 12:33 PM
mountaindew
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Originally Posted by dmh View Post
I can see how it would and it shows. Thanks for the info and look forward to seeing the jig.

BTW, I have that same router and it can test my patience at times.

The p.c's are great routers, the craftsmen's not so great.
with many tools you get what you pay for.
You can buy 2 or 3 craftsmen routers for the cost of 1 good p.c. or dewalt .
I went this way because I like to setup tools 1 time, lock it all down and do everything without adjusting tool. More routers make different operations possible without a tool change or adjustment.
md
05-19-2013 01:16 PM
dmh
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Originally Posted by mountaindew View Post
Most of my fabrications take a number of detailed steps and prefabricated patterns and jigs to complete. I might need to do a more detailed write up in order for someone to repeat this.
md
I can see how it would and it shows. Thanks for the info and look forward to seeing the jig.

BTW, I have that same router and it can test my patience at times.
05-19-2013 11:48 AM
mountaindew
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Originally Posted by NWA-Planted View Post
I wish I had time and the toys!!! I, love this! When people ask why, do you just tell them "because I wanted to??

Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2

Most people don't even ask
I try and challenge myself to invent new jigs and improve methods of fabrication. Always something to learn and master with any art and medium, be it acrylic, wood, metal, paint, aqua-scapes .... whatever.
md
05-19-2013 11:37 AM
mountaindew
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Originally Posted by dmh View Post
First thanks for the posts and showing off your work. Very nice work!

Woodworking is another hobby of mine and I have worked with acrylic a little (well, very little). I have a couple of questions if you don't mind.

What type of solvent/glue do you use?

Also, in the picture below it looks like you machined a concave surface on the threaded block to match up to the wall of the cylider. What did you use to machine that? Table saw?

Cool some questions.

I use Weld on #3 , #4 and #40 depending on what I am doing.
for small parts like the ones in last few pictures I use the fast setting weld on #3. For bigger parts to be bonded I use the slower setting weld on #4 so I have time to apply larger amounts before it dries out. And for special applications I use the 2 part bonding weld on #40

The machined concave surface is done with a router and a bench mounted jig. I will look for pictures and post them or take some new ones to post and show 1 way of doing this.
Most of my fabrications take a number of detailed steps and prefabricated patterns and jigs to complete. I might need to do a more detailed write up in order for someone to repeat this.
md
05-19-2013 08:38 AM
dmh First thanks for the posts and showing off your work. Very nice work!

Woodworking is another hobby of mine and I have worked with acrylic a little (well, very little). I have a couple of questions if you don't mind.

What type of solvent/glue do you use?

Also, in the picture below it looks like you machined a concave surface on the threaded block to match up to the wall of the cylider. What did you use to machine that? Table saw?


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Originally Posted by mountaindew View Post
Checking fabricated flange and taking measurements for access opening.
Next step will be milling access opening and finish edges.

05-17-2013 05:28 PM
NWA-Planted
Re: Basic acrylic fabrication

I wish I had time and the toys!!! I, love this! When people ask why, do you just tell them "because I wanted to??

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05-17-2013 04:48 PM
RavenGreenthumb Impressive , This level of precision is addictive to watch !
05-16-2013 12:39 PM
mountaindew More fun stuff to fab

md
05-15-2013 03:33 PM
mountaindew Pic of a clamp/router mill tool I needed to build for future fabrications.


Building new stuff all the time
md
04-22-2013 07:22 AM
mountaindew Picture of Tank overflow stockman standpipe.



Shown with friction fit attachment to clear pvc pipe
md
12-05-2012 01:21 PM
mountaindew
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Originally Posted by Texex94 View Post
Holy moly! MAD MAD skills! I am really impressed. I have some basic woodworking tools in my shop, but this is WAY impressive. Definitely subscribed!

Thanks for comment.
The tools used for fabrication are the same for plastics and wood for most part. Like any material it can take a while to learn technic, setups and procedures with your tools to get good results.
Bottom line is it takes practice and the more the better.
md
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