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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7825 on: November 22, 2018, 08:02:57 am »
Yet another dead HP 3458A :(
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« Reply #7826 on: November 22, 2018, 08:22:56 am »
Now what do I need to make first ......  >:D

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« Reply #7827 on: November 22, 2018, 08:48:40 am »
Now what do I need to make first ......  >:D

Lots of space for it? Money to pay it off? :)

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« Reply #7828 on: November 22, 2018, 09:02:38 am »
Vac table is on the list  :-+

Mmm Space the unending battle  :palm: I think this one and my baby router are moving out of my main shed/workshop and into a tiny (3x3m) studio type of building further down the garden. It is fully lined and waterproof and only houses some 'stuff' at present so a dedicated space for chips, shavings and dust makes sense.
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« Reply #7829 on: November 22, 2018, 07:21:56 pm »
Yet another dead HP 3458A :(
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« Reply #7830 on: November 22, 2018, 09:43:20 pm »
2.5 kWh 16s LG chemical  LiPo battery pack. To be used in electric garden tractor conversion.   $340 + 40 shipping.

Good deal if it has most of that capacity. Also shipping for $40 is reasonable considering the weight of the thing (60lb?) and hazardous materials.
 

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« Reply #7831 on: November 22, 2018, 09:50:38 pm »
Local Homebase is closing down, so picked a reasonably decent mains drill for £13, and a high security mortice lock  for £6.50 (Normally £35)  Fancied a vertical router (wood, not electrons!) for £26 but not sure I'd use it. Although I have seen some people use them to make PCBs.
 

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« Reply #7832 on: November 22, 2018, 10:29:54 pm »
2.5 kWh 16s LG chemical  LiPo battery pack. To be used in electric garden tractor conversion.   $340 + 40 shipping.

Bingo! where did you get that?
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« Reply #7833 on: November 22, 2018, 11:52:39 pm »
I found some sockets on Ebay to go around and under my desk for £20 each.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10-Socket-Type-G-Server-Cabinet-PDU-Extension-Lead/113153948215

I got four of them and I am going to screw them under my desk.

I ordered some 5m cords and the glands are the right size and it is easy to swap over.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Replacement-power-tool-cable-flex-cord-1-5mm-3-core-rubber-H07RN-F-13A-plug/162595271463

I got some Amp baskets with the long brackets to go under the sockets and surround the desk.
https://ampwire.co.uk/product/under-desk-cable-trays/

They seem overpriced and cost more on Amazon.
I couldn't find them selling elsewhere cheaper.
I spent hours looking but they seem to be what I am looking for.

Also got some brown 52mm fencing brackets to mount some large network switches under the desk.

The amount of wires in bedroom are making me sick so I expect this to help.
 

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« Reply #7835 on: November 23, 2018, 12:55:25 am »
2.5 kWh 16s LG chemical  LiPo battery pack. To be used in electric garden tractor conversion.   $340 + 40 shipping.

Good deal if it has most of that capacity. Also shipping for $40 is reasonable considering the weight of the thing (60lb?) and hazardous materials.

Yes. Supposedly capacity has been tested and verified. I will Test myself soon.
 

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« Reply #7836 on: November 23, 2018, 07:22:51 am »
Congratulations and commiserations!
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« Reply #7837 on: November 23, 2018, 08:40:50 am »
Yet another dead HP 3458A :(
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« Reply #7838 on: November 23, 2018, 09:49:52 pm »
The post just dropped these off. Woohoo!
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« Reply #7839 on: November 24, 2018, 08:06:23 am »
Don't 'assume' dimensions from photos ASK before hiring a truck one size to small (and with no tailgate lifter) then driving it several hours each way :palm: Gantry wasn't to bad to drop off the rails and the seller was more than helpful. Unfortunately the Bed and rails now have to come off the table too so it will go through a door.

I am offering Beer or Scotch and Pizza's to those with strong backs and weak heads tomorrow to move it into place. >:D

Bonus for the trip it was our State election today and I managed to avoid all political BS by being on the road and already postal voting with Pink Floyd and the Oils drowning out the road noise :-+

And On topic a bunch of MDF and Acrylic for enclosures and playing.
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« Reply #7840 on: November 28, 2018, 10:05:53 pm »
My old Creek 4330 is starting to act up and I'm probably going to have to take it out of service for maintenance. As slow as I am to work on stuff that may  take a while so I needed a replacement. The NAD 310 I bought a while back was going to take care of that, but I found a few things I didn't like about it, So I went looking for something else.

This is what I ended up with. Pretty nice. No complaints so far.




 

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« Reply #7841 on: November 29, 2018, 07:34:17 am »
Due to budget constraints (again) yesterday and today I spent buying what I thought was a very exotic, rare and valuable space to allow building an enclosure for the CNC to go into. Time to get the shoehorn out again  |O

Yes there is a problem on the other side of the printer enclosure......

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7842 on: November 29, 2018, 11:51:45 am »
Time to get the shoehorn out again  |O
Yes there is a problem on the other side of the printer enclosure......
Can't you just move those storage boxes?

I see there is a compressed air jet to clear dust away from the router bit. But don't see any vacuum dust collection system. Is there one? Because you are going to wish there was, after everything in that room (and any connected rooms) gets covered in fine router wood dust. I've been though that painful learning experience myself.
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7843 on: November 29, 2018, 11:57:51 am »
There is a magnetic shoe/brush for extraction and I am adding a cover over the table. I measured the CNC with the gantry off was the problem and didn't realize the stepper sits outside that. It will fit just need to shift three large heavy things to make it happen  :palm:
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« Reply #7844 on: November 29, 2018, 12:01:02 pm »
I got one of these wee fellows yesterday!
I have the older mains powered 1 but the cable always seems to be just too short or knocks things over as I try to get into awkward bits or whatever and the re-chargeable one just seems like the best option for me.
I got the 7.8v one which is the 2nd one up but it has plenty grunt and the battery lasts fine and also has a quick 1hr charge time. If I find myself running out of battery too often i'll get another 1 as a spare to switch out when needed.
You can get the 10v or even 12v which will really last i feel but the are a bit more ££'s obviosly. I feel the 1 i went with will suit me needs fine  :)


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« Reply #7845 on: November 29, 2018, 12:03:54 pm »
Time to get the shoehorn out again  |O
Yes there is a problem on the other side of the printer enclosure......
Can't you just move those storage boxes?

I see there is a compressed air jet to clear dust away from the router bit. But don't see any vacuum dust collection system. Is there one? Because you are going to wish there was, after everything in that room (and any connected rooms) gets covered in fine router wood dust. I've been though that painful learning experience myself.

My bike has a layer of dust on it and it's nowhere near a CNC machine.  ::)

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« Reply #7846 on: November 29, 2018, 12:33:03 pm »
Uni-t UT171C which I will get it by December 2nd :D :D :D :D
 

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« Reply #7847 on: November 29, 2018, 10:04:25 pm »
I got this little beauty delivered this morning! Looks minted! I only had a quick swatch at it but i'll open it up later and get a proper look at it.

Did you give it a twist test?  ;D
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« Reply #7848 on: November 29, 2018, 11:05:44 pm »
I got this little beauty delivered this morning! Looks minted! I only had a quick swatch at it but i'll open it up later and get a proper look at it.

Did you give it a twist test?  ;D

Ha Ha! I haven't but i'll let you know when i do! I haven't gotten round to havong a proper look at it yet but from the quickie i did get i saw there is old bits of ooss and bits of someones dinner and all sorts stuck in the probe jacks! YUCK!!
I'll take it apart and give it a real good clean and see how i go from there. If it is real grotty i'll post pictures!  >:D
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« Reply #7849 on: November 29, 2018, 11:43:01 pm »
I got this delivered today for a Technics Amplifier I'm repairing, now I have to wait for the thermal compound to arrive before I can install it  :palm:
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