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« Reply #120 on: June 19, 2010, 06:08:29 AM »

Hi Dan,

Before and after, and this doesn't include all the latest stuff. Hope I don't ever have to shift it.   Grin Grin






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« Reply #121 on: June 19, 2010, 07:50:35 AM »

That is becoming one MEAN machine, my friend-

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« Reply #122 on: June 19, 2010, 09:15:19 AM »

Were did you get the air pump?

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« Reply #123 on: June 19, 2010, 09:27:55 AM »

Hi Vince,

Bought the pump via eBay - there are lots of suppliers, this is just one of them  http://shop.ebay.co.uk/nihilist23/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p4340

Mine came in at GBP 23.50 inc postage from a UK source (cheaper direct from China but subject to import tax).

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« Reply #124 on: June 19, 2010, 10:48:36 AM »

I like your creativity, Tweakie. Wonder what else you might bolt onto it next... Wink

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« Reply #125 on: June 22, 2010, 10:51:14 AM »

Hey Guys,

More stuff - latest picture, taken this week.
Shows the new laser air assist pump and spindle VFD, stowage for spindle motor (when not in use) and change to laser current display - the rotary axis is only fitted occasionally and can't really be classed as 'bolted on'.

               

You guys must be getting fed up with this thread by now - I must think of something new  Grin

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« Reply #126 on: June 22, 2010, 11:17:03 AM »

Fed up, SHMED up !
One of, if not the best build threads here.
Keep em' coming Tweak !
THANKS !
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« Reply #127 on: June 22, 2010, 02:34:39 PM »

Fed up, SHMED up !
One of, if not the best build threads here.
Keep em' coming Tweak !
THANKS !
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Me-thinks Tweakies owner is really a machine  Wink

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« Reply #128 on: June 22, 2010, 03:24:51 PM »

 
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That might just be it Dave, as soon as it can do everything in the manufacturing realm it can then take over the world.....self replicate and all that stuff ! Evil
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Maybe he works for Dr. Evil ? ? ?    or should it be "Tweakie and the Brain" ?
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« Reply #129 on: June 23, 2010, 04:06:09 AM »

Thank you guys, you are most kind.

This project still has a way to run so, with your permission, I will continue to bore you with pictures of my progress - The adventures of Tweakie.

The next part of the project is to add some form of temperature control / monitoring and provide for an automatic shut down in the event of tube over temperature. I am currently only running the laser for relatively short periods of time and at low power settings whilst monitoring the temp rise with a handheld surface contact probe. I perhaps should admit that the forced air radiator I am using is a bit overkill and so far I have not yet recorded a temp rise above ambient. However an automatic system will enable longer operational periods of the tube without causing any anxiety and it just has to be done.

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