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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #4800 on: November 19, 2017, 10:08:46 am »
Heavy purchase of the month.....a new CNC milling machine.


Wow, the possibilities.. :-+

You had to the remove cable chain and cut an hole into the ceiling for it after remounting..?    :)
Can you use the whole vertical span? Or is the cable chain only for the horizontal movement?
Wow, that really has to be for primarily commercial use, and hobbies use second surely?
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« Reply #4801 on: November 19, 2017, 10:15:52 am »
Wow, that really has to be for primarily commercial use, and hobbies use second surely?
Check out his videos!
 

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« Reply #4802 on: November 19, 2017, 11:21:18 am »
Wow, that really has to be for primarily commercial use, and hobbies use second surely?
Check out his videos!

As a eevblog-youngster: I tried to figure out but didn't have success in finding videos of rx8pilot. Any hints?  :)
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« Reply #4803 on: November 19, 2017, 11:41:44 am »
Factory400 is the YT name :
 

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« Reply #4804 on: November 19, 2017, 08:47:59 pm »
Factory400 is the YT name : [youtube-link snipped]

Ah, thanks! @rx8pilot: impressive!  :-+
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« Reply #4805 on: November 19, 2017, 10:04:23 pm »
Very nice! I can't say I'm not a bit jealous.

You would not be jealous of the monthly payments, lol.  :-DD

Well if it's earning its keep and turning a profit, why the hell not!

I too am very jealous!
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« Reply #4806 on: November 19, 2017, 10:25:55 pm »
Heavy purchase of the month.....a new CNC milling machine.
Just seen your and subscribed to your Factory 400 channel, now I can understand why you wanted the CNC, well done and good luck to you in your endeavors, I'll be watching and wishing you well.
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« Reply #4807 on: November 19, 2017, 10:34:17 pm »
Just seen your and subscribed to your Factory 400 channel, now I can understand why you wanted the CNC, well done and good luck to you in your endeavors, I'll be watching and wishing you well.

Started a new thread for this. Just getting the first part setup now....while it is running, I will be laying out a new PCB. Fun stuff.

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« Reply #4808 on: November 20, 2017, 02:16:44 am »
I found these Knipex precision wire strippers for around half the usual going rate on eBay, ordered one (smaller 12 12 02 model) because I was getting frustrated at manually stripping PTFE wire since the normal $20 jobbies from Jaycar/Bunnings wasn't cutting it....literally.  :P

No affiliation with the seller. Don't forget to use code "P5OZZIE" for 5% off eBay Australia, hope this helps a fellow Aussie out there.

eBay auction: #263328629991

Anyone have any experience with these models? The replacement blades look pretty expensive, maybe I should buy another spare set from this seller...
 
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #4809 on: November 20, 2017, 06:44:04 am »
That's a precision stripper, very nice. Except the plastic limit part will be damaged or loose quickly.
You never need new blades, unless you abuse them.
 
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« Reply #4810 on: November 20, 2017, 07:08:20 am »
I found these Knipex precision wire strippers for around half the usual going rate on eBay, ordered one (smaller 12 12 02 model) because I was getting frustrated at manually stripping PTFE wire since the normal $20 jobbies from Jaycar/Bunnings wasn't cutting it....literally.  :P

No affiliation with the seller. Don't forget to use code "P5OZZIE" for 5% off eBay Australia, hope this helps a fellow Aussie out there.

eBay auction: #263328629991

Anyone have any experience with these models? The replacement blades look pretty expensive, maybe I should buy another spare set from this seller...

This is what I really want, just placed an order.  :-+
 

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« Reply #4811 on: November 20, 2017, 10:59:02 am »
An Airedale Terrier puppy, called Griffin. photo from the breeder - in the silly 'stance'. The little fellow handled the interstate flight well - when we picked him up - he looked like he had been asleep for the one hour flight.
Whoah! Watch where that landed we might need it later.
 
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« Reply #4812 on: November 20, 2017, 11:09:30 am »
How cute is that :) 
 

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« Reply #4813 on: November 20, 2017, 11:19:08 am »
Airedales are great dogs (in general) - they don't shed hair, have a good temperament - even with children, and me!
But any loved animal - cat - dog - is a great thing for your life, they give so much back. :)
Whoah! Watch where that landed we might need it later.
 

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« Reply #4814 on: November 20, 2017, 11:45:25 am »
Airedales are great dogs (in general) - they don't shed hair, have a good temperament - even with children, and me!
But any loved animal - cat - dog - is a great thing for your life, they give so much back. :)
Poop. They give a lot of poop back.
 

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« Reply #4815 on: November 20, 2017, 01:12:47 pm »
Airedales are great dogs (in general) - they don't shed hair, have a good temperament - even with children, and me!
But any loved animal - cat - dog - is a great thing for your life, they give so much back. :)

https://wddty.com/news/2017/11/owning-a-dog-helps-you-live-longer.html
 

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« Reply #4816 on: November 20, 2017, 01:15:42 pm »
Yes, and the time I live longer I spend collecting dogpoop.  :-DD
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« Reply #4817 on: November 20, 2017, 02:02:42 pm »
Yes, and the time I live longer I spend collecting dogpoop.  :-DD
The time spent in collecting dogpoop counts as exercise which will increase your lifetime  :D
 

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« Reply #4818 on: November 20, 2017, 02:51:48 pm »
Got two sets of decade resistor boxes today :)
The resistors are made from "Aurotan 43" wire (Manganin wire) and the casing are made from gray Bakelite.

They are in pretty good shape for 1960s gear.

Here are two photos with the 0.1 ohms box at x1 and x10 measured with a Fluke 79 in 40 ohms mode and zeroed leads.
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« Reply #4819 on: November 20, 2017, 05:10:38 pm »
Received a Racal 2202R today and after preparing space to accommodate it found it's longer than expected. Doh! I thought it had the same dimensions as the 1998  :palm:   Oh well, more re-adjustments required.

This is the Rb version and it provides a 10MHz reference output which I will use to sync the 1998, SDG1025, and the Tek scope so they play together nicely. That's the plan anyway. In this photo the gear has been powered up for 30min, the SDG1025 is using its internal reference (an upgraded TCXO).

Edit: Ok, fully warmed up now I should think after 3 hours. The SDG1025 is using the external 10MHz reference provided by the 2202, it is outputting 20MHz back to the 2202 (which reads 20 MHz exactly - hardly surprising), the 1998 reads a little under @ 19.999,999,7MHz (using its internal OCXO), while the cheap Chinese 8-digit counter is reading 20.000,001 MHz (amazingly accurate for an £8 counter).
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« Reply #4820 on: November 20, 2017, 09:11:42 pm »
Yes, and the time I live longer I spend collecting dogpoop.  :-DD
The time spent in collecting dogpoop counts as exercise which will increase your lifetime  :D

So you can collect even more dog poop, says the owner of 2 dogs myself  :-DD
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« Reply #4821 on: November 20, 2017, 09:16:35 pm »
Received a Racal 2202R today and after preparing space to accommodate it found it's longer than expected. Doh! I thought it had the same dimensions as the 1998  :palm:   Oh well, more re-adjustments required.

This is the Rb version and it provides a 10MHz reference output which I will use to sync the 1998, SDG1025, and the Tek scope so they play together nicely. That's the plan anyway. In this photo the gear has been powered up for 30min, the SDG1025 is using its internal reference (an upgraded TCXO).

Edit: Ok, fully warmed up now I should think after 3 hours. The SDG1025 is using the external 10MHz reference provided by the 2202, it is outputting 20MHz back to the 2202 (which reads 20 MHz exactly - hardly surprising), the 1998 reads a little under @ 19.999,999,7MHz (using its internal OCXO), while the cheap Chinese 8-digit counter is reading 20.000,001 MHz (amazingly accurate for an £8 counter).
How's that DM3058 working out for you? I'm really on the fence about buying one. It seems to do everything I need right now, but doesn't quite have the "want" factor.

I'm a bit concerned about longer term stability too, considering some of the stories.
 

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« Reply #4822 on: November 20, 2017, 09:34:18 pm »
Quote from: Mr. Scram on Today at 08:16:35 AM

How's that DM3058 working out for you? I'm really on the fence about buying one. It seems to do everything I need right now, but doesn't quite have the "want" factor.

I'm a bit concerned about longer term stability too, considering some of the stories.



I don't have anything more accurate to compare it to, but it works fine as a general pupose bench DMM. I had watched a few vids of the DM3068 thinking they were basically the same meter but the '68 having the extra digit resolution. Wrong. The '68 has many more functions than the 3058 in terms of math functions and display, and also speed. It's much faster than the TTi 1604 I have though.
 
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« Reply #4823 on: November 20, 2017, 09:37:58 pm »
I don't have anything more accurate to compare it to, but it works fine as a general pupose bench DMM. I had watched a few vids of the DM3068 thinking they were basically the same meter but the '68 having the extra digit resolution. Wrong. The '68 has many more functions than the 3058 in terms of math functions and display, and also speed. It's much faster than the TTi 1604 I have though.

That's a bit disheartening, to be honest. I think I watched every video out there, but most are on the DM3068. I guess you had the same problems. Can you elaborate on some of the differences, maybe the ones you consider most disappointing?
 

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« Reply #4824 on: November 20, 2017, 09:47:48 pm »
I will attempt a review at some point, but things like the sampling speed - on the '68 you can enter the interval numerically while on the '58 you get three options of fast, medium and slow.. The graphing capabilities are reduced, although the '58 will show a histogram (bargraph) I don't believe it will show the real-time line graphs seen in the '68 demo videos.

edit: and now you just made me go look at it more closely I see the LCD is having issues... a dark patch has appeared on the RH side that wasn't there before... See pic..
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