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Old 05-16-2013, 12:39 PM   #61
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More fun stuff to fab

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Old 05-17-2013, 04:48 PM   #62
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Impressive , This level of precision is addictive to watch !
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Old 05-17-2013, 05:28 PM   #63
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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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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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Checking fabricated flange and taking measurements for access opening.
Next step will be milling access opening and finish edges.

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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.
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Old 05-19-2013, 11:48 AM   #66
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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you can try uniseal for the reactor in and out, it will help you save some time. nice work.
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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"


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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!
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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!

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Old 08-07-2014, 04:23 PM   #73
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Thanks!

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"


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Times goes by and still working on new skills

Don't have to THREAD BY HAND no more



Might have to start a new thread on intermediate acrylic fabrication for fun.
What can I say I enjoy working with this material.
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Old 08-08-2014, 03:12 PM   #74
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Some high tech diy!
In real life good tools and skills are not hard to find and develop with the internet for research.
design


Finished design




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Fun stuff anyway!
Wanted to show off some of my hard work and inspire others to get out and build stuff.

back to drawing board
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Old 08-08-2014, 03:17 PM   #75
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Very cool project, keep them coming when you get a chance.
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