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  • Jig for Punching or Stamping Letters Straight

    You come up with something robust enough to meet my needs I'll trade you for something from Houston Texas you might want. LOL

    Yeah, I was thinking that if the stamps load from the bottom and then square the striking heads against a substantial piece of metal so that upon hitting the metal it would emboss both numbers or sequential numbers and letters with one hit of the hammer. Maybe if the stamps were held in place by some kind of quick release spring so that upon stamping "01" you could quickly press a button or clamp to release the ones just used and then quickly insert the next number, like "02". This would be very handy in limited production processes like I have to do on circuit board material or sheet metal assemblies.

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  • Jig for Punching or Stamping Letters Straight

    You have some very clever and nice jigs like this; I have a challenge for you. I have to serialize a lot of electronic assemblies by stamping them with these same type tools. Usually, it is only necessary to stamp from "01" through to "99" but sometimes "A1 through to A9" and then all the way up to "D1", "D2", etc. What would be nice, since I only need 2 characters with no "leading" would be a jig I could load two stamps at a time, be able to strike it once, and then be able to quickly pull and add the next number in sequence. Would probably need to be able to load from the bottom so that the top of the stamps would both be square against a top striking surface. See if you can figure something out for doing that if you car...

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    You have some very clever and nice jigs like this; I have a challenge for you. I have to serialize a lot of electronic assemblies by stamping them with these same type tools. Usually, it is only necessary to stamp from "01" through to "99" but sometimes "A1 through to A9" and then all the way up to "D1", "D2", etc. What would be nice, since I only need 2 characters with no "leading" would be a jig I could load two stamps at a time, be able to strike it once, and then be able to quickly pull and add the next number in sequence. Would probably need to be able to load from the bottom so that the top of the stamps would both be square against a top striking surface. See if you can figure something out for doing that if you care to take on a challenge project.

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  • Jig for Punching or Stamping Letters Straight

    Always enjoy your Instructables. Very well done, clean, and comprehensive. Excellent. And the small, somewhat overlooked jigs and tools you address are extremely useful and have a nice aesthetic too.

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  • cirbuck1 commented on dekeros's instructable Center Finder Jig or Marker3 months ago
    Center Finder Jig or Marker

    Well thank you too. I have always been a seeker of truth and purity and sometimes when form and function come together in what becomes the purest and simplest way it derives an elegance that can't be matched in this virtual and digital world of false reality. Analog devices always appeal to me due to their basis in reality and inability to be complicated by digital trickery and pixelated slight of hand. Strange stance for a guy that has spent decades in electronics engineering and computer science but there is a little of my philosophy for you since you enjoy combining art and technology. The older I get and advanced in my career the more appreciative I am becoming with what some would call more "organic" systems and processes. Anyway, credit where its due, I seldom comme...

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    Well thank you too. I have always been a seeker of truth and purity and sometimes when form and function come together in what becomes the purest and simplest way it derives an elegance that can't be matched in this virtual and digital world of false reality. Analog devices always appeal to me due to their basis in reality and inability to be complicated by digital trickery and pixelated slight of hand. Strange stance for a guy that has spent decades in electronics engineering and computer science but there is a little of my philosophy for you since you enjoy combining art and technology. The older I get and advanced in my career the more appreciative I am becoming with what some would call more "organic" systems and processes. Anyway, credit where its due, I seldom comment on anything anywhere but I really enjoyed the well designed instructable and, as said before, the form, fit, and function of your tool. Nice work.

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  • cirbuck1 commented on dekeros's instructable Center Finder Jig or Marker3 months ago
    Center Finder Jig or Marker

    Very nice. I love it. Represents the best in precision from an analog device. The simplicity makes form and function satisfy art and technology in a beautiful way. Even if the edges of the work you are marking were not perfectly parallel it still finds the exact center line between them quickly and easily. Big fan of simplicity and bottom lines in engineering and most aspects of life.

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  • cirbuck1 commented on zapptastic's instructable Pocket Friends8 months ago
    Pocket Friends

    By putting the eyelet on the inside of the pocket, centered, near the top but just below being able to see it, you are creating a little pulley. If you attach the end of the monofilament to the back of the "friend", about halfway down his back, when you pull down on the filament from inside your shirt it raises the "friend" up so that the place attached on his back is even with the eyelet. As you pull down, it will raise the critter up like a little pulley. The critter will only raise up until the attachment on his back is even with your eyelet. I'm not sure how better to describe it other than drawing a mechanical picture. The eyelet should be large enough to allow the monofilament to easily pass through and the filament should be a smooth material like fishing ...

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    By putting the eyelet on the inside of the pocket, centered, near the top but just below being able to see it, you are creating a little pulley. If you attach the end of the monofilament to the back of the "friend", about halfway down his back, when you pull down on the filament from inside your shirt it raises the "friend" up so that the place attached on his back is even with the eyelet. As you pull down, it will raise the critter up like a little pulley. The critter will only raise up until the attachment on his back is even with your eyelet. I'm not sure how better to describe it other than drawing a mechanical picture. The eyelet should be large enough to allow the monofilament to easily pass through and the filament should be a smooth material like fishing line or silk thread so it can handle the pressure when you pull down and cause the critter to raise up. Also, an eyelet will be installed strongly through a hole in the shirt fabric but you will have to make sure where it connects to the critter is very robust or you'll just pull it off while trying to raise him up against the friction of his being fabric and the pocket being fabric. Does that help? It would help if the "friend" was made of a smooth or slick material like polished leather or silk, or I don't know anything that will help to create less friction. It was just an idea that I had not worked totally out yet. But I am going to. Or maybe the author will try it and add to her instructable.

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  • cirbuck1 commented on zapptastic's instructable Pocket Friends8 months ago
    Pocket Friends

    Was thinking about putting a small eyelet or rivet close to the top of the pocket on the inside (next to your skin) so you could hang a thread or monofilament down inside your shirt and pulling from about your waistline (shirt untucked and being sneaky with your pulling hand) you could cause your friend to poke his head up out of the pocket and really freak out the grandkids.

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  • Heat-Powered Stove Top Fan W/ Salvaged Parts

    Just for academic completeness or those that like to research such things, if you are using a Peltier Junction this way it is called the "Seebeck Effect". It's Peltier if you are creating hot and cold from electrical energy in, and it's Seebeck if you are putting in heat and getting out electricity.

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