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difalkner

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    Fusion 360 Adaptive Clearing

    I have used 2D and 3D Adaptive Clearing in Fusion 360 before but I've never used it correctly. The concept behind the toolpath profile is easy to understand but hard to commit to doing, at least it was for me. Each time I've used it with a 1/4" spiral bit, for instance, I've used a max stepdown of 0.20". So if I had a pocket that was 0.375" deep it took two passes to reach the bottom. And with the way the Adaptive Clearing toolpath works it is slower than other profile choices so it takes a while to clear a path. Well, today I decided to use it the way it was designed and that's to cut the full depth of the pocket in one pass. I had a very large Maple trivet to cut, 15" square, and doing it my 'old' way the toolpath projected time was 56 minutes. I changed the stepdown depth to allow for cutting in one pass and I cut the entire toolpath profile in about 20 minutes. And the shavings are large and clean - no burning or dust, just large chips like they're supposed to be. So here's what I cut - You can see the chips here - Full path completed - After 20 minutes of full depth cutting I touched the bit and spindle as soon as it stopped - it was cool to the touch. Trivet with mineral oil - David
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    Hidden latch for rifle display case

    Build video - David
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    Hidden latch for rifle display case

    Finally finished the display case. The good thing about a job where they tell you there's no rush is that, well, there's no rush. But I had a break in my normal activity so I pulled the display case out and finished it. David
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    Window Mounted Fan For Spraying Lacquer

    LOL! My wood stash value with all the exotics exceeds that of the CNC, fwiw. Our insurance agent came over last year because she wanted some work done and she was blown away by all the tools and wood stash. She added a rider to our policy and it's all covered now (didn't cost much, either). It's fun here and I like participating, guys! David
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    Window Mounted Fan For Spraying Lacquer

    No problem, John. Nobody here has bothered or offended me because I choose not to be offended or bothered. I have found the discussions interesting, occasionally far reaching, and in the end the fan mount is an improvement relative to what I had and will stay as is until it stops working or I blow up NW Louisiana, whichever comes first. I appreciate the fact that I can participate here - thanks for running a great forum! David
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    Window Mounted Fan For Spraying Lacquer

    That's not near as efficient at removing the fumes quickly. I understand the principle and reasoning but that would cause the vapors to remain even longer and I think that would be worse. Getting rid of the odor quickly so it doesn't waft into the house where Sandy will have to endure it is paramount for me. I like it the way it is and will keep it this way but I am appreciative for the discussions and suggestions. As you were... David
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    Window Mounted Fan For Spraying Lacquer

    Thanks for your concerns, Stick. David Edit - I added a disclaimer to the description ***Disclaimer*** This is not an explosion proof fan. If you're wanting to build a similar stand for your shop you should probably look into an explosion proof fan or other setups to prevent fire and explosions
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    Window Mounted Fan For Spraying Lacquer

    Thanks guys, but I have thought this through and have been putting that fan in the window for the last 18 months. I just now decided to mount it so I don't have to jump through hoops to keep the fan on the window sill and to increase air flow. I realize it isn't explosion proof but when I spray it isn't very heavy and with the HVLP gun there's so little overspray and airborne material that it's gone in no time. Now if I was using a cup gun and filling the room with a cloud of vapors that would be a different story but I spray small items and it's over with pretty quickly. There's another window and it's open to bring in fresh air. Yes, the gas can has gas in it like millions of other guys have in their garages for their lawn equipment. I put the mower out on the back porch but if I put the gas can out there the plastic won't last and the gas will likely evaporate. It's a wood shop, no metal work, no open flames anywhere near the gas can that's been there going on 11 years. Is this ideal? Nope. But we don't have the budget or the space to build a dedicated wood shop out back or even a shed to put the lawn equipment and gas can in so this is going to have to do. David
  9. This window mounted fan support is a long overdue shop upgrade project. Every time I spray lacquer I had to rig the fan to stay in the window (it fell once and bent the blades). And it didn't work very well, either. As much air came in the window as the fan blew out. Also, every bug that got near the window got sucked in by the vortex on the periphery of the fan. This is much, much better! Enjoy! David
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    Source For Those Brush Skirts

    Mine is actually a bit too stiff, as well. But I make it work. David
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    Subject Matter Fits

    I spray sanding sealer on the entire piece, sometimes two coats, then use thick acrylic in the recessed areas. I get virtually no bleed when I do that. I don't use Pine but I do this on Maple and it works just fine, so it'll probably work on Pine, too. But I'm set up to spray sealers and lacquers so it's pretty easy for me to do that. You could probably rattle can it without much issue. David
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    Subject Matter Fits

    Looks nice, HJ! Are these for someone, prototypes, or just because? David
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    Lets talk Photography 2- Lighting

    I just noticed this thread and thought I'd chime in with my two cents... When my son moved out in early 2017 I set his room up as a lightweight photo studio. It's nothing fancy but the advantage is that is stays set up and ready to use. I can walk in with an item, flip on any combination of lights and natural light from the window, snap the shot and walk out. In and out in a couple of minutes. When I need to I move the lights to the kitchen for cutting boards, out into the shop for certain things, etc. Exposure in the shot below is set more to show the lights than the cutting board. Most of my photos are for posting on forums and for Etsy so I don't spend a ton of time on them. David
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    Source For Those Brush Skirts

    Yeah, I keep thinking I'm going to do the same thing but the one I built out of MDF and a $5 broom from Lowe's a year ago as a temp is still working - go figure! If I had been trying to build one to last it would probably have failed by now - LOL! David
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    Source For Those Brush Skirts

    Strip brushes

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