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  Registration Email Problem
Posted by: Administrator - 2019-11-25, 06:40 PM - Forum: Site Discussion - Replies (1)

Hi All,

I haven't tracked down the issue yet, but there is some evidence that there is a problem with some of the registration emails.

Everyone who has registered that I am aware of has had their account activated. If any recently registered folks can't log in to the forum, please let me know the details of the problem at fabric8rsite@gmail.com.


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  Registrations Re-opened
Posted by: Administrator - 2019-10-12, 11:13 AM - Forum: Site Discussion - No Replies

Hi All,

I believe I have sorted out the issues with the registration process (although I could not confirm it directly).

I have re-opened new registrations. If anyone has an issue with the registration process, feel free to let us know at our gmail address:


follow that with the 'at' symbol, and the 'gmail.com' after that.

Happy Fabric8ing! Smile

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  New Host!
Posted by: Administrator - 2019-10-10, 09:35 PM - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (1)

Hi All!

It wasn't without tribulation, but we have successfully moved to a new hosting provider!

These things never go as planned Smile.

My apologies for the delay in getting things working again, but we have made it at last.

Thanks for your perseverance.

See you on the forums!

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  Host Problems 2.0
Posted by: Administrator - 2019-08-25, 10:47 PM - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (1)

Hi All,

So, somewhat obviously, if you can see this message, the site must be up Smile.

It's been mostly offline since sometime Friday due to our hosting provider having what appears to be yet another major fail.

Yet again, the provider has turned in a totally unacceptable response to a situation that itself is unacceptable.

I will update my backups since the site is back, and over the coming days will begin the process of moving the site.

Stay tuned.


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Posted by: Mooselake - 2019-08-17, 05:53 PM - Forum: General Discussion - No Replies

Google it for more details.  It's the technique used to make those unique lines on many currencies, fancy watch faces, and a lot of other places, although those are a lot more sophisticated then my efforts.  These are my first attempts at guilloche, and one of the first projects on the cheap 3018 (worth more than it costs if you understand it's limitations).  No claim at great art, or even great guilloche, these have more detail the the size and material/router support, a diamond drag bit would have been great but they're too expensive for a $200 machine.  I'm an engineer, not an artist, too.

These are from a 12x24" copper anodized aluminum sheet I picked up at Home Depot, and are 50mm square.  Feed rates, depth of cut, and level of detail need more work, they're too detailed for the size of the work area.  They were cut with a 20 degree engraving V bit, a 10 pack came with the router and so far I've only broken one (by hitting abort and having Candle jam it into the spoilboard and then try to move it).  Feed rate started at around 500mm/minute but I played with the speed override quite a bit, both up and down.  The bit left a burr around the engraving, not sure if that enhances the effect or worsens it.  Need a lot more practice, fortunately 12x24 yields a lot of 50mm test pieces.



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Posted by: MisterAcoustic - 2019-08-11, 07:13 PM - Forum: Site Discussion - Replies (3)

Hi All,

This site costs about $150 per year to run. This will be my third year paying the hosting bill.

With my son headed off to college, I need to tighten up the budget. It would be nice to break even on the site - I don't need more than that.

Here are some possibilities:

) Ask for donations.
) Run Ads.
) Give up hosting the site for the time being.

I think that asking for donations is both embarrassing and more trouble than it's worth. I didn't even mention a subscription model - I think that would give the majority of folks quite a chuckle on their last visit.

I'd like to keep things running, even though we still haven't seen a level of growth or participation that could be considered encouraging.

So, right now, unless better ideas come up, I'm leaning toward implementing ads on the site, to see if that produces anything. I don't like this idea, but it's the best one I have at the moment.

Comments and discussion are welcome. Let me know what you think.


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  Air Sled Appliance Mover!!!
Posted by: MisterAcoustic - 2019-07-08, 12:07 AM - Forum: Community Project Showcase - Replies (2)

Hi All!

This thread is dedicated to my new DIY Air Sled Appliance Mover project.

I will be adding detail and images here over time, but for now, I'll just post the links to my new youtube videos about the project:

AirSledPartOne (Introduction)

AirSledPartTwo (Demonstration)

Check them out, and let me know what you think! (Be kind, these are my first ever illustrative videos).


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  Been AWOL for a while...
Posted by: Mooselake - 2019-06-24, 03:51 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (6)

A year ago we were visiting SW FL, now we own a winter home here plus all the new to us repainting, minor repairs, landscaping, etc.  This house has a small chemical reactor, er, pool and spa, an ongoing project to keep the chemical levels where they should be.  I think it gets more maintenance than swimming time.  Never had banana babies before; banana plants have one bunch per stalk and then die but spread through new sprouts from rhizomes.  No actual bananas, that takes the traditional 9 months, but the babies sprout pretty quick after transplanting.  Everything grows about 4x faster than in the north, and maybe closer to 10x the great white moose swamp.  We're on a coastal island, and yes it has a fair amount of swampland making it good for moose.

We got stuck here for the summer due to some medical issues that were a lot easier to have treated in the close by big city than in rural Upper Michigan, 30 minute drive instead of 4 to 8 hours.

Because of trailer space limitations all my wood and metal working tools got left up north, along with the 3D printers and supplies.  A Prusa i3 mk3s and the multi-filament gadget are starting to look real attractive, not to mention searching craigslist for bigger tools; Mrs. Moose just said no to a 10" x 4 1/2' south bend metal lathe, plus the decent looking wood lathes that have gone by.   I need a chauffeur while my knee is healing so I can't use the beg forgiveness approach, plus the 2 car garage is on the small side and filled with a boat restoration project that likely cost some points.  Q3 appears totally dead although I haven't tried googling the participants lately.

Looks like the forum continues onwards, with enough posts to remain interesting. I'll try and check back more often now there's some spare time starting to appear.  Every house project takes many times more time than you expected...


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  The Bean is ALIVE!
Posted by: MisterAcoustic - 2019-06-18, 11:32 PM - Forum: Kudo3D Special Interest Group - Replies (2)

Hi All,

I had been dragging my feet getting my Kudo3D Bean set up. Lots of issues to solve, and I didn't really have a project to help drive me to get things going.

Well, this evening, my son grabbed the printer, got it set up, and started a print! Smile

So, that's happening Smile. The print is supposed to be the Rook with the internal staircase and helix. It's supposed to take 6 hours. Not the fastest machine ever...

Right now, it's not done enough that I  can even see if there is anything materializing under the build plate. But if there is something, I will post a picture of it tomorrow.

Anticipation... Smile


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  Special Project
Posted by: MisterAcoustic - 2019-06-17, 10:10 PM - Forum: Creality CR-10 & 10S Special Interest Group - Replies (7)

Hi All,

I'm working on something that should be quite interesting, assuming that it works out successfully Smile.

Here's a picture of a small piece of it, printing out on the CR-10.

(My internet is down, so I'm posting directly from my phone, if I can figure out how)

More to follow, I have a lot of printing to do, and need a lot of luck for the project to work.


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