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  • luapy made the instructable 3D Printed Ratchet Screwdriver2 years ago
    3D Printed Ratchet Screwdriver

    Printed with added F & R see 1st pic.This is a great item to print, took a little adjustment as i'm in the middle of a overhaul to my Delta printer so i have no active cooling at present, but at your settings it works great if not very robust in real world, i also printed at 0.2 with .9 walls and added infill, (hard without cooling) but the extra density helped, Ratchet sounds great, Its a work of art my friend which i enjoyed printing. The design and concept of the item is brilliant and as such i'm sure the ratchet could be used in many other designs. 10/10 ;~)

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  • luapy commented on Thomas Workshop's instructable 3D Printer - Working Area 40x40x40cm2 years ago
    3D Printer - Working Area 40x40x40cm

    Great build. I found getting away from 12v Heat-Bed was the best way to go with my own +400mm build, My 400mm dia build Delta printer uses a 600w/240v heat-bed and only draws 2A, i used a good quality SSR (AC-240v/10a DC-4-36v) controlled off the main board, it takes all the heat and stress build up total away from the main board, and gets to the desired temp in mins, my main board now only has to worry about the fans and hot end and runs all day on a 12v/15a PSU, i also found 8825 steppers ran cooler and better with half the noise of 4988s at the same cost of 4x 8825 =£9. Be careful all 8825 seem to be set way to high from factory at 1.6v and above, for my 2a motors i set them to 0.8v and my motors can run all day.

    If it helps, i have found printing using a mix of the all metal V6 and Mk-8 hot-ends works great for a small price, use the bigger heat sink of the V6 with a 30mm stepped throat, with the 20x20x10mm heat-block from the MK-8, not 1 single blockage in my last 30 prints even at 250deg on ABS.The bigger heat-sink of the V6 speaks for itself, but i like the 20x20x10 heat block of the MK-8 as the thermistor (temp-sensor)is held in place with a brass holder and is better placed near the Nozzle as this gives better correct temp control. the heat block on the new V6 is smaller at 15x15x10 but the thermistor is placed stupidly at the back of the heating element and has no fixing to hold it in a fixed place. Buy x10 nozzels=£2.50 / x10 40w heating elements=£5.50 some extra PTFE tube an...

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    If it helps, i have found printing using a mix of the all metal V6 and Mk-8 hot-ends works great for a small price, use the bigger heat sink of the V6 with a 30mm stepped throat, with the 20x20x10mm heat-block from the MK-8, not 1 single blockage in my last 30 prints even at 250deg on ABS.The bigger heat-sink of the V6 speaks for itself, but i like the 20x20x10 heat block of the MK-8 as the thermistor (temp-sensor)is held in place with a brass holder and is better placed near the Nozzle as this gives better correct temp control. the heat block on the new V6 is smaller at 15x15x10 but the thermistor is placed stupidly at the back of the heating element and has no fixing to hold it in a fixed place. Buy x10 nozzels=£2.50 / x10 40w heating elements=£5.50 some extra PTFE tube and a few other bits from ebay and you can print for fun for years.Also making or building your own printer is the best way to go, as you learn what is what, as things will defo brake stop working or frustrate you, but having built it you can easy fix it. and its great fun.

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  • luapy commented on ambercollective's instructable How to Buy an Ex-Ambulance2 years ago
    How to Buy an Ex-Ambulance

    WOW!!! i'm unsold ! very bad idea! greenmtman(aka Ted-Bundy) put a right good slap on this idea.

    I bet he can't stand me i'm only 5'9". I also wonder how many people have had sex in the Ambulance !!! sorry i meant to say died in the Ambulance. my haeds away with it today LOL!!!

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  • luapy commented on kludge77's instructable Gummy Bear Axe2 years ago
    Gummy Bear Axe

    Too late! made it and used it once, The head flew off and took out the old guy who lived next door.- One dead Mechanical Engineer

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  • luapy commented on momoluv's instructable How To Cleanly Remove Blackheads Painlessly!2 years ago
    How To Cleanly Remove Blackheads Painlessly!

    "So very likely the day will come when Luapy is right. But not yet" Please explain! or did you mean the day will come when my grandad will be right? From the troll who never got the joke, to the smart arse who would like me to correct my grandads grammar in a "quote"I don't know who is worserer LOL!!!

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  • luapy commented on momoluv's instructable How To Cleanly Remove Blackheads Painlessly!2 years ago
    How To Cleanly Remove Blackheads Painlessly!

    But that would make no sense; it was inreference to the post above you stupid troll.

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  • luapy commented on momoluv's instructable How To Cleanly Remove Blackheads Painlessly!2 years ago
    How To Cleanly Remove Blackheads Painlessly!

    My Grandad would say all Germ''s should be hung!!.

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