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Soup in the Can

I have been wax carving up a storm. Now the "greens" are in the can. Next step is fill the cans with investment, then pop them all into the oven for a good bake. Takes about 12 hours with a max temperature around 1250 degrees. That cooks them good. I have a couple of more carvings but I have limited...b2ap3_thumbnail_DSC06045.jpg
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MAKE Something

I just posted a short article under SHOP NOTES in the main website. It's titled:  MAKER - Why Not DIY? . Click on the link and it will open to a new page. This is response to the many folks who are begging then crying (at least to themselves) about the cost of outsourcing a prototype or one-off...
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Wax Carving Taig Mill CNC

  I am setting up my number 2 Taig CNC mill especially for three and 4 axis wax machining. This mill is brand new and has never run a real project. Since wax machining does not require water or mist cooling, I am setting it up in a dry enclosure with no need to be concerned with moisture contro...b2ap3_thumbnail_DSC05978-32.jpg
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A Perfect 10?

Windows 10 has been released. Free upgrades for Windows 7 and higher. I have been using the beta for many months and the finished version is working quite well with my hardware except for one nagging issue. It still won’t go into a proper sleep mode with my old Asus motherboard and AMD processor. I ...b2ap3_thumbnail_Windows-10-logo.jpg
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Electronics in the Workshop

If you are a long time follower of my websites, you probably know I have created many projects that required a fair amount of electrical and electronic knowledge. For example I scratch built several of my CNC systems from scratch. I experimented and built personal computers long before IBM and Apple...b2ap3_thumbnail_prop-1.jpg
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