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Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 09-10-2018, 12:33 PM
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Posted By desertT1
The City of Chandler and Arizona State University...

The City of Chandler and Arizona State University are putting out slow but steady updates about a makerspace opening in the old TechShop location. It's not clear yet if they will end up being a...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 07-05-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 62,939
Posted By desertT1
Yep, that's pretty much what it's like. :p ...

Yep, that's pretty much what it's like. :p

The guy/group who is looking to re-open TechShop locations under a new name has opened the San Fran location and I think moved things into a spot close...
Forum: Airsmiths on MCB 04-06-2018, 01:02 PM
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Sticky: Shop Talk!
Views: 55,006
Posted By desertT1
Dang guys, looking good! Anyone close to looking...

Dang guys, looking good! Anyone close to looking for work? I don't have anything ready to go, but knowing that somebody here is looking for machines to be humming along would be good information.
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 01-08-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 598
Views: 62,939
Posted By desertT1
Unfortunately, there is a detail that I seem...

Unfortunately, there is a detail that I seem unable to figure out or impact that makes my older machine different from the newer ones.

The good news is that I am keeping a very close eye on the...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 01-08-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 598
Views: 62,939
Posted By desertT1
After my "crank up the temp" test I was pretty...

After my "crank up the temp" test I was pretty frustrated and the plastic in the barrel was probably not the best material to keep anymore. So I removed the mold and just plunged the ram and a...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 01-05-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 62,939
Posted By desertT1
I used a file to add air vents every inch or so...

I used a file to add air vents every inch or so around the perimeter of the mold. Without major modification to the mold I'm not sure how I would do a suction assist sort of thing. The puzzling...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 01-01-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 62,939
Posted By desertT1
After buying the kit to better control the ram...

After buying the kit to better control the ram speed, a 200psi compressor to give the machine the max pressure it is designed to work with, and adding lots of air vents to the shell molds, my machine...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-31-2017, 09:36 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,307
Posted By desertT1
I loved my Diadem. Should not have ever sold it.

I loved my Diadem. Should not have ever sold it.
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 12-14-2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 62,939
Posted By desertT1
Copied from my generic injection molding thread. ...

Copied from my generic injection molding thread. Yesterday was a pretty big step, but not ready to celebrate yet.

I was home with a sick kiddo yesterday. He slept til mid day and was pretty much...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 11-15-2017, 11:41 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 62,939
Posted By desertT1
Bad news today for the maker world. Techshop...

Bad news today for the maker world. Techshop closed down. This affects me because I was trying to find a few days where I could get up there for a few days to do some shells. I had already started...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 10-14-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 62,939
Posted By desertT1
https://www.mcarterbrown.com/forums/general-chat/30...

https://www.mcarterbrown.com/forums/general-chat/302940-adventures-injection-molding.html#post3409052

Just recently posted about not being able to fill the shell molds, potential solutions, and...
Forum: MCB Reviews It 09-27-2017, 03:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,985
Posted By desertT1
This is very cool. I bought a SCUBA compressor...

This is very cool. I bought a SCUBA compressor from a local fire station a year ago. I'm just now getting to work on it. I bought it for 10% of what I would guess it's working value is because...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 08-21-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 598
Views: 62,939
Posted By desertT1
I started a thread to go over the adventure I'm...

I started a thread to go over the adventure I'm on with injection molding. It just so happens that the Dust Devil is the current subject. If you'd like to follow along, please sub to that thread. ...
Forum: The Dead Zone 08-13-2017, 05:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,054
Posted By desertT1
I have pretty much the same story. I'm going to...

I have pretty much the same story. I'm going to use paintballcity as was suggested. I'm not a super heavy picture poster anywhere, so we'll see how slowly I get to my max % of space used.
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 08-03-2017, 11:14 AM
Replies: 598
Views: 62,939
Posted By desertT1
After having to replace a few dried out/cracked...

After having to replace a few dried out/cracked hoses and seals, I was able to do a test plunge. The good news is that everything worked as expected. I still have to do a little tweaking to make...
Forum: Sheridan 07-19-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By desertT1
Now we're talkin'.

Now we're talkin'.
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 07-18-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 62,939
Posted By desertT1
Yes. I can get you the basics of what my molder...

Yes. I can get you the basics of what my molder needs. It's mostly in text in the manual, but I could probably put together a drawing without too much trouble.

As much as possible! :gunsfiring:...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 07-16-2017, 02:23 AM
Replies: 598
Views: 62,939
Posted By desertT1
Morgan makes 3 sizes. 2, 4, and 6 oz shots. The...

Morgan makes 3 sizes. 2, 4, and 6 oz shots. The most common is the 100T model which is the 4 ounce model. That's what I got because the shell molds arw 2.25 oz.
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 07-15-2017, 07:11 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 62,939
Posted By desertT1
A few maintenance items to take care of, but it's...

A few maintenance items to take care of, but it's here! Mini mill isn't exactly tiny, so there is your scale reference.
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 07-06-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 62,939
Posted By desertT1
The heating table that keeps the mold at a decent...

The heating table that keeps the mold at a decent temp won't have to be on very much. Actually, if I had a 3d printer, my garage would be the perfect place to print.
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 07-06-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 62,939
Posted By desertT1
:D Now I have to clean up a area to put it...

:D

Now I have to clean up a area to put it in. Won't be too hard, but right now it's a little toasty in the garage.
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 07-06-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 62,939
Posted By desertT1
Pretty sure I just sealed the deal on an...

Pretty sure I just sealed the deal on an injection molding machine. It's the same one from TechShop that I did my test shots on a few weeks ago. It has to be shipped in and then set up, but this is...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 05-15-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 598
Views: 62,939
Posted By desertT1
Pretty big update, we went up to Phoenix to visit...

Pretty big update, we went up to Phoenix to visit this weekend and I was able to sneak away for a few hours to TechShop. I had a few questions going in; "was my geometry correct for the molding...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 03-22-2017, 05:26 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 62,939
Posted By desertT1
Getting some free time to drive to Phoenix and...

Getting some free time to drive to Phoenix and make the first batch on the molder has proven to be a challenge. I am certainly trying though.
Forum: Misc Paintball Items 03-09-2017, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By desertT1
Well that is interesting.

Well that is interesting.
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 03-02-2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 62,939
Posted By desertT1
I actually did try to work a ripcord in...

I actually did try to work a ripcord in previously. I think it could be done, but would take up a fair amount of space. We'll see what happens down the line.
Forum: Smart Parts / GOG 03-01-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,023
Posted By desertT1
This is what I do. There is an o-ring on there...

This is what I do. There is an o-ring on there that will prevent it from loosening. When it's not aired up the cap comes off with a little effort in the beginning and then a few spins.
Forum: Brass Monkey Customs 02-28-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,231
Posted By desertT1
I'm curious what the FPS drop was going from the...

I'm curious what the FPS drop was going from the original to a modified one. I bet it wasn't massive, but probably measurable. Either way, it's a super cool mod.
Forum: Ask The Experts 02-27-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 871
Posted By desertT1
I have an APP with a pod lid that that always fed...

I have an APP with a pod lid that that always fed pretty nicely on pumps.

I had a 50 ball PB Virus one that looks the best (maybe ever) but fed horribly.

I don't shoot anything but my Dust...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 02-23-2017, 12:06 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 62,939
Posted By desertT1
These molds are designed for a Morgan Press. ...

These molds are designed for a Morgan Press. They make 3 sizes of "press", 2/4/6 oz shot sizes. The 2 oz model is the 55t and 3 of my 5 molds would be able to be injected on that model. Techshop...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 02-23-2017, 12:38 AM
Replies: 598
Views: 62,939
Posted By desertT1
Here are the two shell molds on The Flounder's...

Here are the two shell molds on The Flounder's old desk.
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 02-22-2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 598
Views: 62,939
Posted By desertT1
Sorry Ty, maybe tonight after hockey. Depends on...

Sorry Ty, maybe tonight after hockey. Depends on if I can keep my eyes open.
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 02-21-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 62,939
Posted By desertT1
The last mold arrived today! I will need a...

The last mold arrived today! I will need a little more time on the lathe to make the alignment pins for this mold and then plan a trip to Phoenix.
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 02-15-2017, 12:12 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 62,939
Posted By desertT1
I got a message last night that the 5th mold is...

I got a message last night that the 5th mold is done! I paid for it and it should be here in a few days. With as much bad luck as I have been having with shipping lately I'm not going to be happy...
Forum: The Yard Sale 02-08-2017, 05:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,283
Posted By desertT1
This was sold on ebay. And this is why you get...

This was sold on ebay. And this is why you get insurance. The buyer got the package and in it was a slip from USPS basically saying they played whack a mole with it in LA. Yay. Seeing the...
Forum: WTB 02-07-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 289
Posted By desertT1
I see what you did there. :p

I see what you did there. :p
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-07-2017, 04:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,674
Posted By desertT1
The only use I can see for that rail is to mount...

The only use I can see for that rail is to mount a camera to with at least a swinging base. Otherwise, looks like a cool loader.
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 02-06-2017, 12:15 AM
Replies: 598
Views: 62,939
Posted By desertT1
Replacement parts will be available as soon as...

Replacement parts will be available as soon as possible. Hope to have you up and running soon.
Forum: Ebay Oddities 02-02-2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Posted By desertT1
I don't think it's functional, but a shroud and...

I don't think it's functional, but a shroud and shoots through the center. I've wanted to do a real deal one a few times. Maybe some day just to do it.
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 01-26-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 62,939
Posted By desertT1
The next few weeks are going to feel like quite a...

The next few weeks are going to feel like quite a long wait while the last mold is cut. I was hoping for a faster turn time, but sometimes it just doesn't happen. I'm really looking forward to...
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