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Offline ZooCity

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If anyone has ever wondered...
« on: November 22, 2011, 12:34:13 AM »
...if you could just narrow that platen by 2" without having to take it off the press.  The answer is yes, yes you can.


You'll need a little help from these guys


...and the shop vac to clean up that mess you just made.  But dammit, you've got the right size platen now. 


Offline Shawn (EIP)

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Re: If anyone has ever wondered...
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2011, 12:45:58 AM »
Get er done!

Offline Gilligan

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Re: If anyone has ever wondered...
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2011, 01:09:17 AM »
Shop vac running DURING the cutting might have been advised. :)

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Re: If anyone has ever wondered...
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2011, 01:50:38 AM »
See kids.. this is what malt liquor makes a mildly intelligent grown man do..

At least use the right blade next time..  :o



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Re: If anyone has ever wondered...
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2011, 07:01:16 AM »
But what do you do when you need one 2" wider?
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Re: If anyone has ever wondered...
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2011, 07:45:37 AM »
But what do you do when you need one 2" wider?
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Re: If anyone has ever wondered...
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2011, 07:55:11 AM »
Duct tape and JB weld.

Offline terryei

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Re: If anyone has ever wondered...
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2011, 08:21:42 AM »
Power Tools & Beer!
God Bless America!
P.S. Try putting the shavings in some ink.  Might make a pretty cool design? (watch the temperature might melt them?)

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Re: If anyone has ever wondered...
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2011, 01:54:58 PM »
that`s what i call a bold move
but is still gotta round the rough edges don`t you?

try using a router it`ll work for that

Offline Shawn (EIP)

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Re: If anyone has ever wondered...
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2011, 02:10:56 PM »
Just dawned on me that you cut up a metal platten, are you crazy? Those circular saws are not very accurate either , cut out 4 platts from a sheet of mdf board and you'll get 3 slightly different sizes lol either that or I suck at cutting.
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Re: If anyone has ever wondered...
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2011, 02:16:51 PM »
You suck at cutting! JK

Actually if you set up a fence and clamp it down a circular saw can be very accurate. More than enough for what we do.
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Re: If anyone has ever wondered...
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2011, 02:23:04 PM »
Well, it's not that you necessarily suck at cutting, but like so many other things, experience can count for a lot. Some folks can follow a straight guide line better than others, but that can often be fixed by the use of a correctly placed, clamped wood, plastic, or metal guide to which the side of the saw can ride against.
The other common problem with accuracy to newbie saw-ers, is not compensating for the kerf (the width of the material we now see as sawdust or metal shavings)

Instant edit since last post:
Mike has the same idea with his "fence"
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Re: If anyone has ever wondered...
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2011, 02:30:19 PM »
by the way -who the hell drinks canned beer?! . .that's the problem zoo. . .
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Re: If anyone has ever wondered...
« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2011, 02:37:32 PM »
In defense of cans, they have their place. They chill really fast. While camping, a soak in a cool stream does not take long to reach the good stuff inside, and if one has access to to a shallow bowl and a few ice cubes, and a little water, a can be chilled in less than a minute, spinning it in the icy water.
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Re: If anyone has ever wondered...
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2011, 02:45:48 PM »
ok, canned has it's place, I guess it's not as bad as draft. . .holy smokes, last time I had a drafter, I had to pop a squat for a week. . .
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