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PostSubject: Re: Recycle an old pusher to a Paddler?   Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:41 pm

Welcome back Brian and a Merry Christmas to you  2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Recycle an old pusher to a Paddler?   Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:57 am

I am glad to hear you are getting back to the modelling Brian, I look forward to you posting again, Have a good Christmas and a better new year santa
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PostSubject: Re: Recycle an old pusher to a Paddler?   Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:58 pm

Happy New Year to all. I trust you didn't over indulge. (Well not too much anyway). Thumbup Thumbup Thumbup

Unfortunately very little modelling progress, partly due to injuring my left hip, arm, and shoulder. affraid Sad No  
The other distraction helping to organising a three-week model display in our local library (Trawling for new members). 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Recycle an old pusher to a Paddler?   Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:48 am

Happy new year Brian 2thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Recycle an old pusher to a Paddler?   Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:10 am

Our weather seems to have called a halt to any activity's. Sad
A lot of my time is being taken up by the club and learning CAD.
I have access to both a 3D printer and Laser Cutter / Etcher.
So I am doing something positive with my time. Basketball
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PostSubject: Re: Recycle an old pusher to a Paddler?   Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:57 am

That's the two weeks club display we had in a local Library over, all went well they have asked could we do it again?
Of course we will, but in the latter part of the year.
We gained a dozen inquiries, two converted into membership. So all round a success.

So now it's back to the paddler conversion. all the junk collected, you know "I won't throw it away it will be useful". 
Condemned to the recycle bin, ruthless affraid I know but practical. 

The paddle wheels I hope to be Laser cutting in a couple of weeks (access to Laser).
I will take photo's of the process as I cut them.
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PostSubject: Re: Recycle an old pusher to a Paddler?   Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:42 am

Looking forward to the laser cutting pics. Brian 2thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Recycle an old pusher to a Paddler?   Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:28 pm

Yes, Paul.
It's fascinating to watch the laser translating your idea into a recognizable item.
I'm looking for some of my earlier photo's I took when getting started.
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PostSubject: Re: Recycle an old pusher to a Paddler?   Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:57 pm

This is the laser Cutter / Etching machine I have use of when it's available.

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PostSubject: Re: Recycle an old pusher to a Paddler?   Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:12 pm

In this shot, the Red nozzle in the upper left is the lens which concentrates the laser beam.

 
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PostSubject: Re: Recycle an old pusher to a Paddler?   Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:41 pm

Not much progress.
I took 5 of our club members to do a 3D printing & Laser cutting induction course. 
Five hours went by so quickly, we ran out of time before getting around to cutting my Paddles.
Blast it I now have to wait another two weeks before I can get another slot.
Haveing learned a lesson! Next time I take priority. Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Recycle an old pusher to a Paddler?   Sun May 28, 2017 9:53 am

Hi, Guys.

No progress on the Paddler conversion, Too many distractions, Club, exhibiting at shows, assisting in modelling workshops.
Generally playing with all the other grown up children, just enjoying myself.

Lyn & I always gave my Father-in-Law a bottle of Brandy as part of his birthday gift. this year I thought I would put in a presentation case.

Contacting the Lab, explaining what I proposed they allocated me a free spot on Monday 22nd May.

So just a little diversion from the purpose of this thread, but I thought you may like to see how the gift pack was made.  

John's Birthday Project

  
 Starting with a cardboard proof to make sure the lettering didn't fall out. 
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PostSubject: Re: Recycle an old pusher to a Paddler?   Sun May 28, 2017 9:59 am

 
Looked OK so now preparing to go for it.  Thumbup
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PostSubject: Re: Recycle an old pusher to a Paddler?   Sun May 28, 2017 10:14 am



   Starting with etching the vertical grooves for the front to slide in.
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PostSubject: Re: Recycle an old pusher to a Paddler?   Sun May 28, 2017 10:20 am



Etching finished on this side, now starting to cut out the front detail.
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PostSubject: Re: Recycle an old pusher to a Paddler?   Sun May 28, 2017 10:22 am

 

Cutting the outer profile. Top & Base.
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PostSubject: Re: Recycle an old pusher to a Paddler?   Sun May 28, 2017 10:24 am



Cutting the back profile.
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PostSubject: Re: Recycle an old pusher to a Paddler?   Sun May 28, 2017 10:27 am



Cutting completed  Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Recycle an old pusher to a Paddler?   Sun May 28, 2017 10:29 am



Now preparing to etch the side panels.
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PostSubject: Re: Recycle an old pusher to a Paddler?   Sun May 28, 2017 10:34 am



  All ok the etching in progress.

 

Etching finished.
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PostSubject: Re: Recycle an old pusher to a Paddler?   Sun May 28, 2017 10:36 am



Assembled with the Brandy inside.  Thumbup
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PostSubject: Re: Recycle an old pusher to a Paddler?   Sun May 28, 2017 10:59 am




 



Finished & varnished ready to give to John.

Timewise.
Designing, prep and programming 45 minutes.
Etching took 29 minutes and cutting 3 ½ minutes.
So 1hr 17-1/2min add in coffee breaks 2hrs and done. Basketball

I am pleased with it John definitely is he's telling and showing it to everyone.

Now the BIG BUT!!!  affraid

I am not happy with the varnishing. Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed  

So next week I will be having it back to hopefully improve the finishing. Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Recycle an old pusher to a Paddler?   Mon May 29, 2017 8:49 am

Very nice Brian 2thumbsup , I think I would like to have a go at laser cutting, how did you get into it ?
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PostSubject: Re: Recycle an old pusher to a Paddler?   Mon May 29, 2017 10:05 am

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PostSubject: Re: Recycle an old pusher to a Paddler?   Tue May 30, 2017 4:08 pm

Thanks, guys, just a little diversion but thought you may be interested.

John has sent photo’s of it to his sister & brother-in-law in Australia who went out in the 50s as £10 poms! nephew’s & niece’s in Canada & America, so he’s chuffed with it. 

Paul.
It was just by accident I came across the Laser. Here in "good old Blighty" we have Meetup groups.
I was steered to the Meetup Bournemouth groups on there I found a local group running as "Make Bournemouth" they met once a month at Barclay’s lab, it’s mainly for start up business and enterprise groups.
In their group blurb “3D printing” this interested me so I joined the group.
The first evening with them, five members soldering wires muttering some obscure language Arduino.
My attention was drawn to the work area with two 3D printers and a largish Laser cutting machine.
I enquired about these and was recommended to apply for one of the induction courses. (Free to non Businesses). 
Laser cutting this was for me, what I wanted to have a go at.
My interest being noted by the Lab technical manager (A very clever Lady).
Who has helped me with my progress, also arranging for my model club members to take the course, helping them with their projects 3D & Laser work.
Unfortunately, I take around five or six of them with me (I let them go first) time is limited I miss out.
Spotting this she said if I had any special project I want to try let her know and she would create a 2 hour slot for me, that’s what happened on Monday the 22nd. 
The original Make Bournemouth, no longer meet, no one to organise or run it. 

 
Try this link, Paul.
www.meetup.com/cities/gb/h7/lincoln/
Put in your area and what groups you are interested in and a radius around where you live.
You will find all types. It’s not all dating or dog walking etc, it just lists all the registered groups you have to find your one.          

I just opened that link put in 3D printing 25ml radius of Lincoln.
 
Result. GRIMSBY TECHSPACE MEETUPTechnological activities, including 3d printers, Laser cutting, Pi and Arduino.

Now I really must get back to my Paddler conversion. 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Recycle an old pusher to a Paddler?   Wed May 31, 2017 7:13 am

Thanks Brian, I will see if I can get somewhere using your link 2thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Recycle an old pusher to a Paddler?   Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:33 am

I have been busy with our club and a little health problem so nothing achieved.

Photobucket has hijacked all my photo postings, they are asking a few hundred quid for me to upgrade.
I will have to try to find another free alternative, perhaps Photobucket may have shot themselves in the foot with this one.

Paul did you get anywhere with the 3D / Laser meetup in your area.
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PostSubject: Re: Recycle an old pusher to a Paddler?   Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:46 am

Just testing I am trying to post photos from Imgur.
All I seem to get is the link E.G. http://imgur.com/TrQApPT not the photo inserted into the post.
Any ideas or help, please? I want to replace my photos hi-jacked by Photobucket.
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PostSubject: Re: Recycle an old pusher to a Paddler?   Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:15 pm

Just testing again to see what happens with PB. 

It appears in the background, there is a photo in here, but will it print?
I have been told that PB no longer supports any third party postings without the $400 upgrade payment.

No, so it's back to how to upload an Imgur photo in a posting? 

 
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