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  1. Why not just delete the entire post?

    Why not just delete the entire post?
  2. A Brief History of RT/Pancake Dies (one-piece blanking dies)

    Howdy folks,
    Here's a little something I wrote about my work . Previously to this work, my background/experience was
    in jewelry making and manufacture , and it's where I was first exposed to the...
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    Yeah, it was easy enough to submit an online form...

    Yeah, it was easy enough to submit an online form to NASA; I'll wait and see what happens. It said they
    might take a while to respond. Aerogel is not at all what I need but the Silica LI-900 brick...
  4. Well, thanks for all the input, gents. I don't...

    Well, thanks for all the input, gents. I don't want to be an Unofficial Honorary Darwin Award Nominee again :no:,
    so I will dutifully heed the warnings :2tsup: I like my face , and appendages ,...
  5. Okay, no more Experimental Australian Vernacular ...

    Okay, no more Experimental Australian Vernacular for me !:o I came to this forum to stay out of trouble, not to get into more :doh:.

    So, how about this ? : instead of a high pressure transfer, ...
  6. Transfer compressed gas from a full cylinder to an empty one?

    Something that's reasonable for a D.I.Y. , with simply the right connections, or more along the lines of
    "are you (edited to "flaming nuts" ) nuts ?!" . I'm talking hypothetically about having one...
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    That's a crazy idea. Maybe crazy enough to work !...

    That's a crazy idea. Maybe crazy enough to work ! :2tsup:

    Might take me years to figure out and get through to the right people, but maybe not :;
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    Hands off...step away from the sheep :2tsup: I...

    Hands off...step away from the sheep :2tsup:

    I was going to amend that post , but ...too late :B

    The sheep has an M.C. Hammer sign on it that says "You Can't Touch This".

    Okay, I'm going to...
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    Flaunting ?... Fluting?... Flailing?... Fleecing...

    Flaunting ?... Fluting?... Flailing?... Fleecing ?... oh, yeah, it's "fleecing" , isn't it ?
    Sheep... or is that a Kiwi thing ? We do sheep here in parts of the U.S. , too.
    Not so much where I'm...
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    Oh, in that case , well played :2tsup: I thought...

    Oh, in that case , well played :2tsup:
    I thought "Jeez, did this guy even read the op ?...I spend hours explaining everything about the miraculous properties of my Magical Mystery Material, and Joe...
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    Er... not even remotely like what I described...

    Er... not even remotely like what I described that I have, or am looking for :no::?

    Foamed ceramic silica . Porous, yes, high temp refractory, yes, concrete .... not so much.
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    Rolls ? ...:o:~ that would normally disqualify...

    Rolls ? ...:o:~ that would normally disqualify you from this thread , but you get a pass because you did provide solid leads
    :U:D

    The application requires stiff plates (I cut the current bricks...
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    Foamed Ceramic Insulation Bricks?

    If you know what those are , great. If you know where to get some, that's super-cowlick-fraggle-dipstick ; I mean, very
    very groovy . If you don't know what they are, then go away now :wink:, and...
  14. Permanent Place To Post "Educational" Information ?

    I may eventually get around to writing thoroughly about my toolmaking adventures, and since I'm the only one
    tooling around this exact way, it will be useful to people after I'm gone. So, assuming...
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    :eheheh: I just looked at how many smileys there...

    :eheheh:
    I just looked at how many smileys there are here....how do you
    people get anything done ? :ohyaaa:



    368364 368363

    368369368372
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    And the finished earring : 367808

    And the finished earring :

    367808
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    Well sure, I can elaborate a little. I'm the guy...

    Well sure, I can elaborate a little. I'm the guy that makes the best pancake blanking dies in all the land (perhaps the only person crazy enough to do it for a living) so that's what I start with ...
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    Geetars : the blanking die : 367796 1mm...

    Geetars :


    the blanking die :
    367796

    1mm thick twangers stamped and drilled:
    367797

    not polished yet:
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    Hi, I have a 1 hp electric hydraulic pump...

    Hi,
    I have a 1 hp electric hydraulic pump that's my main workhorse. Not big as such things go, but $3-4k for a pump is
    a large-ticket item for me.

    Big, ugly stuff is what I make with it . I...
  20. Thread: 70mm discs

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    Hi, Yes, the process in it's current form was...

    Hi,
    Yes, the process in it's current form was invented be a jeweler , and presented/sold to the jewelry industry by Rio Grande (Jewelry) Supply
    in the mid 1980's. I've refined and perfected it...
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    I hate paying retail and I often buy used. Scored...

    I hate paying retail and I often buy used. Scored a 100-ton hydraulic cylinder this week for $349. New, they're at least $2k .
    No way:cool: .
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    I get a participation trophy too, right ? :hooray:

    I get a participation trophy too, right ? :hooray:
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    Sometimes I'm Smart

    Other times, not so much. Or maybe saying I'm eventually not entirely dense is more accurate .
    The latest insight involves a oxy-acet cutting torch head , which I've had since about 1972 .
    It...
  24. Thread: 70mm discs

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    Hi, I make pancake dies, which are good for...

    Hi,
    I make pancake dies, which are good for short runs because of their cost (much lower than conventional dies sets) .
    You'd need a press with smooth plates about 5" x 5" minimum, and maybe 6...
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    Very interesting , thanks for the...

    Very interesting , thanks for the corrections/clarification. It's odd to run into someone who knows/remembers more about the origins of the process than I do. I imagine that Rio Grande used...
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    I'm not a machinist; my background is jewelry ,...

    I'm not a machinist; my background is jewelry , so I go for lots of funky DIY methods
    and hand made things . What you describe is how I've approached making hole punch sets ,
    but's even simpler...
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    Pancake Dies

    Hi Folks,

    Interesting : I spend about two minutes here and stumble onto a post with a pic of a pancake die someone made :D
    Pretty nice job . I became obsessed with the process -originally...
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