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Forum: The Garage 01-21-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,124
Posted By TeneRay
Any way to get some coolant nozzles in there to...

Any way to get some coolant nozzles in there to flood the trouble areas and wash the chips away?
Forum: The Garage 01-20-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,398
Posted By TeneRay
Ebay is actually a decent source for LEDs and all...

Ebay is actually a decent source for LEDs and all LED related accessories.

Guarantee it's going to be Chinese stuff but the bright side is it's really cheap so if you burn stuff up, you're not out...
Forum: The Garage 01-20-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2,704
Views: 368,217
Posted By TeneRay
Just finished installing the slats on my plasma...

Just finished installing the slats on my plasma table.

https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/t31.0-8/10860933_830505219933_5485304600068002244_o.jpg

Sure would've been an easier task...
Forum: Road warriors 01-14-2015, 02:02 AM
Replies: 2,170
Views: 249,581
Posted By TeneRay
Romney Cycles in WV has all 5 of theirs listed at...

Romney Cycles in WV has all 5 of theirs listed at $9,550. Pretty sure you could OTD at that price.
Forum: The Garage 01-14-2015, 01:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 685
Posted By TeneRay
A bed liner gun might work better.

A bed liner gun might work better.
Forum: Equipment 01-13-2015, 02:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,603
Posted By TeneRay
Tires are tires as long as they have some meat on...

Tires are tires as long as they have some meat on them. I rode up and down on Anakee 2s when I had my Vee. Guys ride up there on Goldwings and cruisers with street tires (did pass a group of Goldies...
Forum: The Garage 01-08-2015, 03:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,411
Posted By TeneRay
After you coat the forks, you could apply that...

After you coat the forks, you could apply that clear urethane adhesive film to the front to protect from chipping.
Forum: The Garage 01-07-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2,704
Views: 368,217
Posted By TeneRay
They're still 110-120VAC input so yes you can...

They're still 110-120VAC input so yes you can hard-wire them if you wish. LEDs hardly draw any current so you could possibly wire a bunch of them to a single 15amp circuit (but don't quote me on that...
Forum: The Garage 01-05-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2,704
Views: 368,217
Posted By TeneRay
Before/after pics? That's not a bad price for LED...

Before/after pics? That's not a bad price for LED shop lights if they can put out some light. Beats having the original ballasts slowly die due to the cold
Forum: The Garage 01-01-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 2,704
Views: 368,217
Posted By TeneRay
How do you sense and calculate for remaining...

How do you sense and calculate for remaining fuel? What does the fuel sensor measure? Flow?

Just wondering if you filled a full tank vs. a half or so tank. That's a cool Arduino project.
Forum: Equipment 12-31-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,591
Posted By TeneRay
I have a neck gaiter that was issued to my from...

I have a neck gaiter that was issued to my from the Army. It's essentially a spandex sleeve. Covers the neck and jaw where the air tends to leak in. I pull it up to my nose and it keeps me plenty...
Forum: The Garage 12-26-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,805
Posted By TeneRay
<iframe width="560" height="315"...

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/oJ1rl8use7k" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: The Garage 12-26-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,805
Posted By TeneRay
Alrighty, I got the display in last week and...

Alrighty,

I got the display in last week and have been farting around with it.

It's a 16x2 serial enabled LCD. It's nice because I only need to use 3 wires: 5v, Gnd, and a digital IO, however,...
Forum: The Garage 12-25-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 717
Posted By TeneRay
1. http://www.mcmaster.com/#hex-locknuts/=v6lj6q....

1. http://www.mcmaster.com/#hex-locknuts/=v6lj6q. Search for your size.

2. Looks a bit custom. Top looks kinda like a rivnut. The one of the bottom-left looks like a set screw welded to a disc.
Forum: The Garage 12-24-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,206
Posted By TeneRay
If you shop around, you may be able to find a...

If you shop around, you may be able to find a shop to re coat it black for $100. Black powder coating is usually the cheapest and if they have an industrial blaster, it can be done in no time. If...
Forum: The Garage 12-21-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,805
Posted By TeneRay
http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee149/gearbot/P...

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee149/gearbot/P1070131_zpsb19b9302.jpg

Got it working on the assembly.

My supplies should be in tomorrow so I can begin working on a display readout.

:D
Forum: The Garage 12-17-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,805
Posted By TeneRay
Good question but I have no idea :lol3 I'll...

Good question but I have no idea :lol3

I'll just have to wait and see. I was thinking the same except the voltage would get higher closer to the work piece and lower further away.



When I...
Forum: The Garage 12-16-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,805
Posted By TeneRay
I'm going to finish the z-axis so it'll actually...

I'm going to finish the z-axis so it'll actually function.

I did some small tweaks: I only have it going to home once (when the Arduino powers up for the first time). Then, once it's finished...
Forum: The Garage 12-15-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,416
Posted By TeneRay
I had less than 50 miles on a brand new Anakee 2...

I had less than 50 miles on a brand new Anakee 2 before I picked up a freaking railroad spike. Had to ride 10 miles on a flat to get a repair kit. It was some cheap gas station string plug kit but...
Forum: The Garage 12-15-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,805
Posted By TeneRay
<iframe width="560" height="315"...

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/nHxF0D2zH48" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: The Garage 12-15-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,805
Posted By TeneRay
Farmwalker, I owe you a beer! :freaky

Farmwalker, I owe you a beer! :freaky
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 817
Posted By TeneRay
I think it has to do something with current...

I think it has to do something with current overload.

My gloves plug into a junction on my vest and I will get a red flashing light if I disconnect the gloves while the vest is still plugged in.
...
Forum: The Garage 12-13-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4,463
Views: 617,458
Posted By TeneRay
Well, went to go fire up the welder. Off to a bad...

Well, went to go fire up the welder. Off to a bad start.

I had everything setup. Went to adjust the amperage but wouldn't budge from 5 (the inline switch adjustment knob was installed).

So I...
Forum: The Garage 12-12-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4,463
Views: 617,458
Posted By TeneRay
Yeah, I started on a pedal. Figure start again...

Yeah, I started on a pedal. Figure start again slowly this time and mess with a finger control version.

Being the tinkerer that I am, I see the DIY'ers making homemade pedals using wah wah pedals....
Forum: The Garage 12-12-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4,463
Views: 617,458
Posted By TeneRay
Welder came in yesterday. Just went to Airgas and...

Welder came in yesterday. Just went to Airgas and got some filler rods and electrodes for welding aluminum. Guys at Airgas must've been in the Christmas spirit. I wanted to buy some of the softer TIG...
Forum: The Garage 12-10-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,282
Posted By TeneRay
People still have their VHS players in the...

People still have their VHS players in the entertainment centers?
Forum: The Garage 12-10-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,805
Posted By TeneRay
Just an update. I have this going so far: ...

Just an update.

I have this going so far:

It automatically homes when the Arduino is one without a signal to start cutting. Awesome.

Once it contacts the upper limit switch, it stops...
Forum: The Garage 12-09-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,921
Posted By TeneRay
I moved to CO from MO a few years ago and rode my...

I moved to CO from MO a few years ago and rode my KLX400 up Pikes Peak on the same mains when it was in MO. Did fine getting to the top but it was a hassle trying to get it started to ride back down....
Forum: The Garage 12-08-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,805
Posted By TeneRay
It's semi-responding. I can get it to stop on the...

It's semi-responding. I can get it to stop on the upper limit switch and it wants to do the start_cut but not quite all the way.

I think I have an interference issue since I can wave my hand above...
Forum: The Garage 12-08-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 4,463
Views: 617,458
Posted By TeneRay
I've seen the small 3M masks with pancake...

I've seen the small 3M masks with pancake filters. How are those for general hobby welding? Figure something is better than nothing.
Forum: The Garage 12-07-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,805
Posted By TeneRay
Ok, I've been running this in my head and I'm...

Ok, I've been running this in my head and I'm lost on the part after it has entered the start_cut (). I see you how you merged the old portion where we zeroed and started cutting into one start_cut...
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 341
Views: 102,628
Posted By TeneRay
I was using Mobil in my bikes and loved it. I...

I was using Mobil in my bikes and loved it. I tried Castrol a couple times (little cheaper) but the shifting felt clunkier and response felt sluggish.

Tried T6 on my last change and it feels just...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-07-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 1,006
Views: 51,413
Posted By TeneRay
Which county is that? Anyone riding a black...

Which county is that?

Anyone riding a black KLR with black Pelicans, hanging off Hwy 57 just NE of Martinsville last night?
Forum: The Garage 12-06-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4,463
Views: 617,458
Posted By TeneRay
I watched/read a few reviews and it seems like...

I watched/read a few reviews and it seems like the wand and pedal aren't the best features so I would probably look into an upgrade.

Plus I don't see myself doing a lot of welding off the bat to...
Forum: The Garage 12-06-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 4,463
Views: 617,458
Posted By TeneRay
Well, I just ordered a TA186 with finger tip...

Well, I just ordered a TA186 with finger tip control. I have gas so I should be ready to weld once the unit arrives.

We'll see how she turns out.
Forum: The Garage 12-04-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,805
Posted By TeneRay
Thread pitch is 1/16" per turn. Yeah, pretty...

Thread pitch is 1/16" per turn. Yeah, pretty fine.

I'm looking for a small 1/4" - 3/8" or 6mm-8mm ACME in a steeper pitch. There's no need for something that fine pitch.

I saw Radio Shack had...
Forum: The Garage 12-04-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,805
Posted By TeneRay
It's a Sparkfun EasyDriver meant for small...

It's a Sparkfun EasyDriver meant for small steppers up to 30V and 1.5A.

You can program the stepper like I did or use the Stepper.h library which makes the commands a little easier.
Forum: The Garage 12-03-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,805
Posted By TeneRay
That was it. Must have missed that tutorial. ...

That was it. Must have missed that tutorial.

I got the high/low to stay steady however I think I just grenaded my Ardunio. My computer just suddenly stopped recognizing it. I think I accidentally...
Forum: The Garage 12-02-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,805
Posted By TeneRay
Screwed around with it some more and I think the...

Screwed around with it some more and I think the Arduino board may be the culprit.

I loaded the simple sketch where it displays the buttonstate through the serial monitor. 0 when the button is off...
Forum: The Garage 12-02-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,805
Posted By TeneRay
I did take a few C++ classes in HS and college...

I did take a few C++ classes in HS and college but that was the novice/intermediate stuff. Now this goes a little bit further than I'm used to.

I keep thinking like I'm programming a PLC. I often...
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