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    Another Cute Tripple XML

    I've got all the bits and after some thought come up with the following design for a round tripple xml using a cute optic and a H6flex..
    Thinking it looks a bit basic at the moment...

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    Cool, i will be watching this topic...

    Estimated lm output?

    What tipe of optics?

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    Leds are XML U2 bins...Cree quote @3amps 975 per led
    Optic Ledil Cute 3-SS-XM

    Made a start on the mill today
    Here's how i will seal the rear cover


    Rear driver compartment milled out with the lip for the oring

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    Very Nice GD.

    As far as being basic I think that's the only problem using rond bar. There's only so many things that can be done with it

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    This is really cool, you are really going to give the rotary table a work out with this one

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuffyPuffy View Post
    This is really cool, you are really going to give the rotary table a work out with this one
    Your not wrong there...I i need to motorize the rotary table, I have been using a drill and spining it with that

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    GD the design looks good and I'm sure you can pull it off. But you are going to wish that you had a lathe to compliment your mill at some point.

    Keep up the good work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yetibetty View Post
    GD the design looks good and I'm sure you can pull it off. But you are going to wish that you had a lathe to compliment your mill at some point.

    Keep up the good work.
    If i only want to turn anything up to 32mm i can put some round bar into the appropriate sized collet in a ER32 chuck, like shown in this video..
    If i need to go a bit larger id have to mill a stub on one end of the bar to fit into a collet..

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    I have seen that video a few times and it will work for the small stuff. Unfortunately the largest you can fit in an ER32 collet is 20mm (16mm for ER25) as the ER number is the outside diameter of the collet not the inside.

    You're doing fine as you are and the results are the same with a lathe , the lathe is just faster.

    You could always get a screw on chuck, screw it to an MT3 taper and stick it in your spindle! But what's the rush?

    Look forward to the finished housing.

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    Dam I was wrong on the collet sizes..just looked on rdg and they do a ER40 which goes up to 25mm.

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    Just do what this guy has done http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2-Kdud7eiA

    I'm impressed in how excited his wife is with his efforts. Mine just says that's nice in that tone we all know

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    that's awesome! Now if I could only I could get my wife to build me one, she'd have all the adulation she could ever want

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    oh, and looking forward to the light GD

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    Quote Originally Posted by brad72 View Post
    Just do what this guy has done http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2-Kdud7eiA

    I'm impressed in how excited his wife is with his efforts. Mine just says that's nice in that tone we all know
    brad, I'm going to get my wife to watch that vid, just so that she knows how she is meant to react when I cut through metal.

    Mine just says "as long as you clear up arter yourself, I don't mind what you do".

    Not very inspiring

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    I agree with her, "frigging amazing", both your new light GD and that video.

    Now if only I could find the time to get mine cleaned and set up

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    Quote Originally Posted by brad72 View Post
    Just do what this guy has done http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2-Kdud7eiA

    I'm impressed in how excited his wife is with his efforts. Mine just says that's nice in that tone we all know
    Great video, makes me want a lathe now, will have to wait though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emu26 View Post
    Now if only I could find the time to get mine cleaned and set up
    What, your wife???

    Perhaps you could let us know how to do that as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yetibetty View Post
    brad, I'm going to get my wife to watch that vid, just so that she knows how she is meant to react when I cut through metal.

    Mine just says "as long as you clear up arter yourself, I don't mind what you do".

    Not very inspiring
    Here you are Yeti...hapf the kit to add the 4th axis to your mill...
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISA...m=270696993188

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    Bout time for an update..

    Rear and front cover...working on the rear cover here..I machined the front and rear cover from one piece of round ali bar. Once i've machined the two sides, one side of the front and one side of the rear. I then saw them in two and machine the remaining face for each cover.


    Front cover-after i parted the two.


    Main body and rear cover in the 4 jaw chuck mounted vertically

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    GD, check your PMs.
    Your parting tool is ready.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yetibetty View Post
    GD, check your PMs.
    Your parting tool is ready.
    YB..check your pm's sent you PM 30 mins ago in reply
    Also check your paypal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldigger View Post
    YB..check your pm's sent you PM 30 mins ago in reply
    Also check your paypal
    Got the paypal (thanks) will post in the morning. No PM though.

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    Opinion guys..
    ok i've crudley manipulated this image and added in some extra slots that are present but not got a photo..should i mill a grove around the body through the middle of the horizontal slots as indicated by the black line?


    Idea being that the hot air in the fins will be able to clear better...

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    How about a circumference groove at each end of the horizontal slots if possible it may look a bit better than one in the middle. My two bobs worth

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    Quote Originally Posted by uncle_bob View Post
    How about a circumference groove at each end of the horizontal slots if possible it may look a bit better than one in the middle. My two bobs worth
    I see where your coming from..good idea..

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