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Re: The Laser Project.
« Reply #120 on: June 19, 2010, 07:08:29 AM »
Hi Dan,

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






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Re: The Laser Project.
« Reply #121 on: June 19, 2010, 08:50:35 AM »
That is becoming one MEAN machine, my friend-

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Re: The Laser Project.
« Reply #122 on: June 19, 2010, 10:15:19 AM »
Were did you get the air pump?

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Re: The Laser Project.
« Reply #123 on: June 19, 2010, 10:27:55 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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Re: The Laser Project.
« Reply #124 on: June 19, 2010, 11:48:36 AM »
I like your creativity, Tweakie. Wonder what else you might bolt onto it next... ;)

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Re: The Laser Project.
« Reply #125 on: June 22, 2010, 11:51:14 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  ;D

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Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.  Winston Churchill.
Re: The Laser Project.
« Reply #126 on: June 22, 2010, 12:17:03 PM »
Fed up, SHMED up !
One of, if not the best build threads here.
Keep em' coming Tweak !
THANKS !
Russ

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Re: The Laser Project.
« Reply #127 on: June 22, 2010, 03:34:39 PM »
Fed up, SHMED up !
One of, if not the best build threads here.
Keep em' coming Tweak !
THANKS !
Russ


Couldn't have said it better myself.

Me-thinks Tweakies owner is really a machine  ;)

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Re: The Laser Project.
« Reply #128 on: June 22, 2010, 04:24:51 PM »
 
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Me-thinks Tweakies owner is really a machine 

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 ! >:D
Spooky, Scary Tweakie.
Maybe he works for Dr. Evil ? ? ?    or should it be "Tweakie and the Brain" ?
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Re: The Laser Project.
« Reply #129 on: June 23, 2010, 05:06:09 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.

Tweakie.
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.  Winston Churchill.