Ramblin' Dan's Workshop

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The Limits

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One inescapable fact. Good, complicated software tools are seldom cheap. Same applies to quality machine tools. Good and cheap do not ride the same bus. This leaves the amateur and the hobbyist in a tough position. But only when expendable cash is limited and there is no return on investment availab...
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Hi Quality 3D

The next workshop tool is a Wanhao DLP 3D printer. It is a very high resolution 3D printer that uses UV light sensitive resin to create solid 3D objects. My action plan is to test run it for awhile until I master or fully understand the operation and it capabilities. Then it will be used for making ...wanhaod7red 2
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Nifty Line Switch

I went to Lowe's to buy an electrical plug to repair my desk lamp. There was an open in the wiring right at the molded on plug. Easy repair. While I was looking in the store bins for the suitable repair plug, I found this item. I didn't know it existed. For all the tools I have with a plug and no sw...6957064555110
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"Sleeper" tool

I had some extra cash become available. I am using it to add a new vice to my GRS holding system. Interesting thing is I first thought the GRS Multi-Purpose Vise was something not worth considering. I now have one and I'll have to call it a "sleeper". That's an old hot rodder term for a souped up ve...
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DELL Desktop Computer OptiPlex GX755 (part 2)

The computer has arrived. It's a heavy little bugger. Must go about 15 pounds. The machine has a bit of a problem. I am running Linux OS on it but first tried to initialize the installed Windows 10. What a scary experience that was. Scary because of the invasion of privacy agreements Microsoft wante...
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