I put a button top Keeppower 18650 into one of those battery holders for the last saber I built. I liked that it was a very tight fit. That means it will stay put. However I did use a recharge port in that build so I don't have to worry about removing and reinstalling the battery into the holder multiple times, which could possibly harm the protection circuit.
mikestarwalker, If I'm understanding this right, by "flat top", you mean no pre-attached wires. If that's the case, Darkside Engineering, the Solos Hold batteries are not flat top.
Mainly you want one that is protected and has a high max current discharge rate (like 10 amps before the shut off circuit kicks in). Like Darkside Engineering states, AW is good and Panasonic has a good 18650 now. Keeppower makes a good protected 18650 as well. You can get them off ebay.
Photobucket still allows the embedding of the tiny thumbnails correct? Then to see the image full size you have to click to go to their site and see the ads, ect. It's not the best but better than just a plain link.
For full images I'd lean towards Google drive at this point due to the issues all the image hosting specific sites seem to causing.
Scott, I think you're right about the clickable thumbnail thing with Photobucket. Also I like the ToS for Google Drive so I will be looking into that soon.
Imgur seems to have an "embed" option. Maybe we could add support for it on this forum? There seems to be support for a whole bunch of other embed tags already... (but not Imgur) Looks like there is already support for google+ and FB embeds, maybe just post a picture/album to one of those and embed the post here?
As far as I know, Imgur pics will show up fine here using the standard image tags that most forums support and also as far as I know (and I could be wrong), that is the definition of embedding. *shrugs*
Well with this forum software, one can just post a direct link to a pic and all that will show on the post is the link. You then you click on the link and it opens the pic on the site hosting the pic. That way it's not embedded and uses less bandwidth as it does not automatically load when you view the forum thread. However that will mean less views and the possible loss of revenue for those doing business as IMHO, most people are too lazy to click the link.
For now I'd like to ask everyone to please edit their own posts. Remove your dead signs and other dead links. At some point the mods will start doing it. As bad as things are now, I think we can at least clean up the forum by getting rid of the dreaded PB update your third party hosting sign.
Actually I'd rather you and other mods not do that yourselves to threads other than your own as it will make it difficult to know what pics were where when we go to edit them ourselves to point to the new links. If you must do it, please at least leave the filename.
bombarta, a forum would classify as "elsewhere". An avatar is mainly used on a forum. Pics of my blade plugs in my sales thread would be advertising. Any and all of this would turn Imgur into my content delivery network.
Don't get me wrong, I know people have been using Imgur to do all this on forums for some time now. However that does not necessarily mean that Imgur is ok with it. Their ToS would tend to indicate that they are not.
Especially the part in the "Stuff not to do" section that states...
"Also, don't use Imgur to host image libraries you link to from elsewhere, content for your website, advertising, avatars, or anything else that turns us into your content delivery network. If you do – and we will be the judge – or if you do anything illegal, in addition to any other legal rights we may have, we will ban you along with the site you're hotlinking from, delete all your images, report you to the authorities if necessary, and prevent you from viewing any images hosted on Imgur.com. We mean it."
Also in the ToS, they pretty much state that any image you post to a public portion of the site is now owned by them and that they are free to with it whatever they want, even after you delete it and cancel your account.
Does no one own a home computer anymore, whether it be a Mac or a PC? I can't be the only one left, lol.
To anyone who then says "but the pics are on my phone", guess what? You can actually transfer pics and videos to a computer from your phone and vice-versa. It's super easy and just requires the correct USB cable. No software required other than your operating system. Neat hunh?
It's hard not to be mistaken as being racist and/or sexist when you state the things that bombarta did... however what he stated is the plain and simple truth... one should not change the gender or race of well established characters that are still popular. It only serves to piss off the fans and alienate them. For example, I'm not racist and I like Idris Elba as an actor. That guy is pretty cool.. but I hate the fact that he is playing Roland Deschain in the Dark Tower movie. That character is well established as being as white as white can be. You know, like William Shatner. If Stephen King had wrote the character of Roland Deschain as an African American male with a British accent, I would be overjoyed with the fact that Idris Elba is playing him.
Basically it goes like this, The book writing, TV and movie industry needs to create more charismatic characters that are female and/or not caucasian and we as the audience need to embrace them. Hollywood also needs to quit white-washing flicks that are mainly populated by people of another color, like "The Great Wall" or that Bruce Lee movie (Birth of the Dragon) that hit the festival circuit last year but still has not been released yet.
If you do not have a quick change tool post (which allows you to adjust the height of all your turning tools to perfectly center them) then you may need to use an indexable boring bar that has at least two flat sides so that it can be clamped by itself in your tool post. In that situation, if your tool post is rated for 1/2" tools then get an indexable boring boring bar with a 1/2" diameter shank with two flat sides on part of it (don't use 3/8" shank turning tools if your tool post is rated for 1/2" or they won't center vertically (unless you put a 1/8" shim underneath it). You want the cutting edge of any tool to be centered vertically or it will not work properly (I found that out the hard way too, lol).
I use Relton A-9 aluminum cutting fluid (because I got a ton of it included when I bought all my used equipment 10 years ago). However it's only for aluminum. There are other cutting fluids out there that work on more than one metal type.
Actually boring bars are the way to go for quality work. A drill bit the size you need will leave rough edges on the inside of the hole. Of course you always want to start with a slightly undersized drill bit and then finish with a boring bar (I use drill bits that are 1/16" smaller in dia. then the hole I want to make so that I only have 1/32" of material all the way around, to remove with the boring bar). As for the drill bits, what you want are called reduced shank silver and deming drill bits. I get all of mine with a 1/2" shank so that they will fit in the drill chucks that I use in the tailstock on the lathe. They come in all the sizes you would ever want or need for saber work.
If you decide that you still don't want to mess with boring bars, you might find that the 1" drill bit may bore a hole slightly larger then 1". It depends on how much the bed of your lathe is worn down, etc. To get around that, you can actually get a 63/64" silver and deming drill bit for 1" blades and 55/64" for 7/8" blades.
Another thing I recommend is to use aluminum cutting fluid when boring out large holes in solid aluminum. I also recommend that you only bore out 1/2" to 3/4" depths at a time and let it cool for 10 minutes or so as the aluminum and drill bit can get quite hot. Always back the drill bit all the way out of the hole before turning off the lathe. If you do not follow these steps, you might end up getting the drill bit stuck inside the piece you are boring out. I learned this the hard way and it took this happening to me a few times before I finally got a clue, lol. I hope that helps.
There's a very basic formula for that, that I found by searching the Internet on this topic. Basically you take the cost of materials, double it then add labor costs. That will give you the total before adding shipping costs. Of course if you can somehow figure out how much money in electricity and other consumables (metal lubricants, glues, solder, paint, etc.) were used in the making of your product, you can add that to the cost as well. Then you just have to figure out what you want to charge per hour of labor.
That is a possibility. All three jaws will fit fine in all three slots in the chuck but each jaw only aligns/centers properly in only one of the slots. My chuck and jaws were marked with roman numerals with an engraving bit so that I know where each one goes.
I'm not sure what you're building but the few times I use a mill bit in my lathe, it goes in a drill chuck that is attached to an arbor with an MT3 taper that goes in the tail stock. Same with drill bits. The part being drilled/milled goes in the chuck. If it's not a part that can be chucked then IMHO you should use a milling machine with a vise mounted to the cross-slide table and not try to use your lathe as a mill. That's my personal opinion anyways.
As for the variance, without being there in person, I cannot say whether or not the chuck/chuck jaws are for sure the culprit though it sure sounds like they are. You can always replace it and see what happens. However that can be a costly expense.
Perfectly centering a part in a 3 jaw chuck in ANY lathe can actually be a chore. It depends on the part and if it's a tube, if it's being chucked from the inside or outside, whether or not a live center in the tail stock is being used on the other end, if the live center has worn grooves it it where the pipe connects with it and if the tail stock is perfectly centered both horizontally and vertically. On a new lathe, you will probably need to adjust the tail stock horizontally as they don't always come perfect from the factory. On a used lathe, the bed may be worn down which means that without special shims, the tail stock cannot be adjusted vertically back to center.
Pipe/tube will always center better when chucked from the outside. Also, the wall thickness of pipe and tube can vary from one point to another making it impossible to perfectly center when using a live center on the other end.
There are tricks one can use to better center things on a lathe. I learned mine on my own but hopefully there are videos on that topic on youtube. *shrugs*
Honestly? I'd dump PB ASAP. Any fixes or goarounds are bound to be short lived and you'll be back to switches sites. IMHO, PB has abondoned their customers. Not that anyone was ever a customer with a free service. They lived off of ad revenue. Many if not most companies are realizing that online ads are a huge waste of money. People don't look at them or click at them. The ads are there but no one's looking. Sites that rely on ads for revenue will continue to suffer. No one in their right mind would pay PB $399/yr their pics.
Oh I know. It's time to jump ship. I just like letting people know what workarounds are working.
Yep looks like they figured out people were using ~original, and now disabled that. TinyUrl should work for some time as that would be harder for them to fix, though at this point if I have to go through all the trouble to update my urls again, I'm just moving to imgur or google drive.
Understandable. I will eventually move all my pics to another host as well.
I think Photobucket is dying financially, the people there know it's been dying for some time now and are trying to speed things along so that they can file for bankruptcy or something and dissolve Photobucket.
At the time of this posting, the ~original fix for Photobucket pics no longer works in IE 11, Chrome or on cell phones. However the tinyurl.com trick with IMG tags still works. My sig pic is proof of that. My avatar pic is of course still protected by Scary Vader Dog's dark magic which is a mystery to me.
megtoothsith: I guess when I worked at a marina in the 80s and breathed in all that bottom paint dust and acetone cleaning boat bottoms, that it aided this saber addictive brain damage I have developed? someone help me, I cant stop building!
Aug 10, 2017 21:36:13 GMT -5
megtoothsith: These things are so darn awesome, I'm like a little kid again. Only no more inflatable flashlight sabers!!!!
Aug 10, 2017 21:36:58 GMT -5
megtoothsith: clamp card switch solution on Korbanth MPP, channel the core to the LED Module and run switch wires alongside LED? or Channel core just forward of the threads perpendicular to the existing channel topside?
Aug 15, 2017 8:56:46 GMT -5
jedicri: thanks ARKM!
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