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  Topic: Poor Man's Vibratory Tumbler
anon

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PostForum: Articles Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:50 pm   Subject: Poor Man's Vibratory Tumbler
beetard - poor woman's stainless steel mixed shot ... If you coil your own stainless steel rings, collect the off-cuts, cut the longer ones down to a short length (eg a couple of mm) ... while it isn' ...
  Topic: How do I clean my new piece.
anon

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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:58 pm   Subject: How do I clean my new piece.
Flutter's cleaning tip looks to me like it relies on a chemical reaction,
I'd be concerned using it without knowing exactly what was going to happen, particularly as there are multiple metals involve ...
  Topic: I need help with Byzantine Joining Ring weave
anon

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PostForum: Weaves Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:53 pm   Subject: I need help with Byzantine Joining Ring weave
If the AR is large enough, try going to the double connector version, it should cause the ring to contract ever so slightly.
  Topic: saw cutting setup questions
anon

Replies: 12
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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:50 pm   Subject: saw cutting setup questions
I've been pretty happy with the cutting rig I use, though I would like to make some improvements, (Mains powered instead of battery powered, better speed control...)

A couple of things I have foun ...
  Topic: Gloves for working with steel?
anon

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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 2:04 pm   Subject: Gloves for working with steel?
I use a couple of layers of dual wall heat shrink (the sort that has an adhesive layer in it) to bulk out (and lengthen) the handles of my pliers.
  Topic: saw cutting setup questions
anon

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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:59 pm   Subject: saw cutting setup questions
Here is a rig I made a while ago...

http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=9740&highlight=

Eeep about 7-8 years ago...
  Topic: Spot welding.....
anon

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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sun May 23, 2010 10:42 pm   Subject: Spot welding.....
Good luck then Smile
  Topic: Spot welding.....
anon

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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sun May 23, 2010 12:18 pm   Subject: Spot welding.....
I don't know if the IGBT will handle the current,

The car horn relays are designed to handle 60 amp at 12 volt,
though I suspect that for the short time the weld is being made significantly higher ...
  Topic: building a spot welder from old ups
anon

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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sun May 23, 2010 5:26 am   Subject: building a spot welder from old ups
use the circuit board, 555 timer and grab some other bits to make a adjustable count down timer that works on 12V, if this is beyond your abilities, you might want to shelve this project until you can ...
  Topic: Spot welding.....
anon

Replies: 79
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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Sat May 22, 2010 7:48 am   Subject: Spot welding.....
Life has been stupidly busy of late, so sadly I haven't had time to do much for M.A.I.L.

Quick update

The current version uses two car horn relays, one to connect the power when a button is pres ...
  Topic: Decorative T-shirt (Images)
anon

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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:21 am   Subject: Decorative T-shirt (Images)
Never redid the shirt, I would have considered it if it were stainless and saw cut but it's pinch cut and galvy, so in the end i didn't feel it was worth the effort.

There are no seams as such on t ...
  Topic: Decorative T-shirt (Images)
anon

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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:23 pm   Subject: Decorative T-shirt (Images)
Thanks,

my main suggestions are if you're going to do something like a t-shirt ...

do a test patch before commiting to doing the whole t-shirt.

Remember the larger the rings the less work nee ...
  Topic: Goodbye to M.A.I.L.
anon

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PostForum: Chat   Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:48 pm   Subject: Goodbye to M.A.I.L.
Hi all,

Hope you and your loved ones are happy and well.

I've been a member here a couple of years, though recently i haven't had much time to contribute, but i though I'd offer up a few comment ...
  Topic: How do you like to buy rings?
anon

Replies: 12
Views: 1742

PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:32 pm   Subject: How do you like to buy rings?
I'd like to buy rings, (because i think the time i'd save would be worth more to me than the additional cost, but I can get a greater range of sizes using my own rods than most companies would offer, ...
  Topic: Please Help! Saw cutting rings diagonally
anon

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PostForum: Knitting Circle   Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:20 am   Subject: Please Help! Saw cutting rings diagonally
What I don't understand is why one would want to cut *more* metal than is absolutely necessary. The perpendicular cut minimizes the amount necessary to saw through. I for one like efficiency of energy ...
 
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