Toto's Traversers

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  1. York Paul

    York Paul Full Member

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    Makita tools are pretty much industry standard these days Toto, most trades use them for durability, DeWalt is Black & Decker... as tools nothing wrong with that but are what they are.
     
  2. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Getting fed up with the 3D printer failures (I will need to strip the whole lot down), I decided to try out the Anycubic Photon - I have been avoiding this as there is the fear I will be so impressed I'll just want to keep on playing. However, I loaded the motor mount model into the software, and carried out the slicing process - suggested print time 3h30min, about half as long again as the filament printer. Now for the magic, as the resin printers work by exposing the resin to UV light through a mask, if the models fit on the build plate, then it takes the same time to build one as multiples. With a bit of juggling, I added the motor mount, the screw nut bracket and two lead screw bearing holders. est. time to print still 3h30m, approx half the time of the filament printer.

    Down side is the slicing software produces solid models, so will use more resin, just have to hope I have enough in the 250g bottle supplied - I have ordered up 2 x 1L bottles from Amazon (and a few other goodies :whatever:) - free delivery and supposed to arrive tomorrow.

    Will update once the print has completed (31% done so far)

    Paul
     
  3. TimberSurf

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    A long time ago.....there was Bosch and Makita and Hitachi, used by industry. Then a new player came along, (famous for Rolls Royce routers) called ELU, who battered the competition and dominated the battery brigade in industry. DeWalt seized the brand and took the technology. Black and Decker, having monopolised the home DIY market, decided they wanted a slice of the industrial market and bought out Dewalt. Makita's are indestructible, I still have one now 30 years old (but battery defunct) thats been dropped from roof level at one point! I now have the brilliant Ryobi ONE plus system :thumbup:
    I am very jealous of your Anycube Paul, but refuse to buy one, as I know it will take over my life!
     
  4. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Typical PC error, they have no concept of time - estimated 3h30m turned into an actual 5h15m, now I did pause the print a couple of times to add more resin.

    But for my first print, boy am I impressed

    OK - piccies first then the banter



    1st off the Lead screw support bearing bracket and lead screw nut bracket are joined as I had them too close - this has been rectified on the file, incase I decide to print another.

    This will easily overcome by cutting them apart.

    I noticed the base surface is a little uneven - possibly caused air between the film and the base plate, which may be one of the reasons parts are often printed at an angle on supports off the base. However the rest is perfect, the surface is still a little soft (even after being cured under a UV light for several minutes) but I expect with further exposure to light that should change.

    Paul
     
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  5. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Looks very good. Nice and solid.
     
  6. Gary

    Gary Will the real Gary please stand up... Staff Member Administrator

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    Even with the small defects you have picked up on Paul, they look the dogs b*llocks ! Nice work. :thumbs:

    Cheers, Gary.
     
  7. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Well resin arrived today - :thumbup:, opened the box to find both bottles beyond the Best before date two months out of date, I now have to return the resin, wait 5 to 7 working days for the refund to process after they have received the goods back, and at £59 a bottle I'm not impressed, Amaz - ing the're not
     
  8. Gary

    Gary Will the real Gary please stand up... Staff Member Administrator

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    I would rightly be p!ssed off with that ! :mad: Now you have to go through the whole rigmarole to get a refund and new stock sent out. Disgraceful of Amazon.

    Cheers, Gary.
     
  9. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Back on track so to say - plus His Lordship is paying a visit tomorrow to check on progress, and there's only two weeks to go :twitch: :eek:

    Now the rails etc are fitted, I can now fit the baseboard ends.

    I can't rout out the center sections of the ends until the dowels are fitted, and they can't be done until the sides are fitted :facepalm:

    So I fitted a piece of 12mm ply to the end to pack up the end to the same track height, then a couple of scrap pieces to bridge the end and traverser .



    Adjusted to the correct position, then glued and screwed.

    Just need to wait for it to dry then do the other end.

    Paul
     
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  10. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    The knee bones connected to the .......... them bones them bones them :avatar::avatar:
     
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  11. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    I've had feedback from both Amazon and its supplier, a full refund from Amazon as soon as the parcel was returned to the Post Office - rather than the usual 5 to 7 days.

    The Supplier, the mix up is the Manufacturer applies the date of manufacture on the bottle, but the label says "Best before" - they are to look into this, and as a gesture of good will sent me a free bottle of resin - happy camper again.

    They point out the resin has a recommended shelf life of a year, so I will make sure I don't over stock, mind you with next day delivery, there is no real point of over stocking.

    Paul
     
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  12. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Been busy with the router and paintbrush

    Both sides fitted - the rear is screwed only so can be removed if I need to remove the traverser table, the front is screwed and glued.

    Next they were rebated to clear the table to allow the traverser to go beyond the board sides, and the end rebated for the track connector.


    And the first coat of Black emulsion to seal it.


    It will get at least 3 coats as it marks easily, before a couple of coats of satin varnish.

    Paul
     
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  13. jakesdad13

    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Looks great! anyone would imagine you've done this before :giggle:.
    I haven't thought of using emulsion paint, I've always used gloss. The emulsion will go much further I imagine, even using 2 or 3 coats :thumbup:.

    Cheer's, Pete.
     
  14. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Toto arrived early - and as I was applying the paint, he got handed a brush before he even got a coffee.

    First job - Chip his DMU & my Terrier - that was fairly straight forward after I had to straighten the pins out from removing the 21 pin blanking plug

    Toto had to remove the body 8 of the smallest screws ever and twist the exhaust pipes out of the way. Then get out the trusty soldering iron/



    Quick test before re-fitting the body, then play time - sorry testing.



    Next up try the boards in the car

    Too high for the boot and too wide for the car :facepalm: - so a van hire required for Dundee show :whatever:

    Now a quick swap round - the traverser (No 1 not the one under construction) to the shed, both scenic boards back in the study - time for Toto's DMU to do a bit more posing :giggle:







    Quite a successful day, thanks Toto for all your help - 2 weeks to go :eek:

    Paul
     
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    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    No worries ...... thanks to the catering department as always. Good to see everything coming together as well. The traverse builds are spot on and smooth as you like. It'll be great to have them in action at Dundee.

    Great day. :thumbs:

    :tophat:

    Toto
     
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  16. Ron

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    All still OK for Elgin?
     
  17. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Absolutely. Looking forward to it. Exhibition, beer and curry. What's not to like. :avatar:
     
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    Maybe too late for this show, but how about this for the power?
     
  19. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Not sure if it will work for this traverser (very limited height clearence - 41mm), but have ordered 2 up for the traverer on Viccy Road and my 3d printer - nice find thanks

    Paul
     
  20. Gary

    Gary Will the real Gary please stand up... Staff Member Administrator

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    It's all looking good Paul and Toto looks like ma professional...!

    Cheers, Gary.
     

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