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  • #49658

    Ryan
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    Well I splurged, I am super stoked. I got it on sale as a display model. This is the ultimate MPCNC table, and my sexy new printer sitting right next to it at a maker faire gives me a reason to do one finally.

    I couldn’t help it but I am sooo glad I did.

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwaukee-52-in-11-Drawer-Mobile-Work-Center-48-22-8552/300891919

    #49661

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Need to get some different clamps but other than that, I will be flooding the internet with the ultimate sexy MPCNC pictures ASAP. Turn off the porn filter these are gunna be NSFW CNC pics. Red, black and Stainless…If I could only get black oxide stainless rails…..

    #49666

    Dui, ni shuo de dui
    Participant

    You probably can get them blackish by heating them with a blowtorch

    #49667

    dkj4linux
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    oh, no… you didn’t? The dark side beckons…

    #49668

    Barry
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    Went straight to the dark side, didn’t even slow down…

    #49669

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    HAHAHAHa it is sitting in my living room, I can’t get it in the garage past the lowrider…Oh bummer it might just have to get added to the office.

    #49670

    dkj4linux
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    That would look nice with a couple of Openbuilds/C-Beam machines sitting on it…  <ducking… quickly!>

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    #49674

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Never heard of that, sounds like a maybe it might be some sort of open source tipple beam scale?

     

    Ducking won’t save you from the voodoo I just put on your filament, you have a clogged nozzle headed your way. Just a little one.

    #49675

    Jeffeb3
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    Whoa. That looks nice. I like the integrated power.

    Did anyone else notice that the actor they used to illustrate the foot pedals has some dirty boots? You’re not fooling anyone Milwaukee. We know that guy didn’t earn that dirt.

    You need to find a way to get some of that wood grain into your machines.

    I think there are steel sealant things that blacken up steel. Diresta uses stuff like that all the time. They look kind of like marking fluid, but it ends up with a real finished look.

    #49691

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    You’re not feeling anyone Milwaukee.

    Wow you took NSFW to a whole new level!

    You need to find a way to get some of that wood grain into your machines.

    I did have an idea but I’d only trust MDF not to move and its lacks the sexy woodgrain look.

     

    I think there are steel sealant things that blacken up steel. Diresta uses stuff like that all the time. They look like of like making fluid, but it ends up with a real finished look.

    DUDE! You are so right.

    http://www.caswellplating.com/metal-finishing-solutions/stainless-steel-blackener.html

    This one looks the most promising to me, the other seems to make it grey, this says black with heat. I have only used my oven once, worth a shot.

    https://www.epi.com/black-oxide/stainless-steel/

    #49696

    Jeffeb3
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    The “trial kit” is only $38! That stuff seems pretty cool. I am waiting for you to try it first. Then I suppose you’ll have to sell the hardware kits in black and gray as well.

    #49697

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    I got a quote for black hardware it was 3X’s the cost of the galvanized, and  more than the grade 8 as well.

    I need to order the dip, ASAP.

    #50209

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Fingers crossed here we go!

    #50212

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Well, it smells like your big buddy after a week long chili eating contest.

    I rubbed it for 10 minutes straight and had to keep applying the stuff. Looked midnight black with the gel on after 10 minutes. Rinse it off pretty grey but super promising.

    Applied the “sealer” smells just like gasoline.

    Touched it with a blade and it comes right off. Lighter that scratching a lottery ticket…

    I don’t think it was worth it, I tried, hope I saved some of you the money. I am sure it would look cool but you would definitely have silver stripes after the first use. a quick rub with the steel wool and it is easily down to 50% grey. Seems to just put some sort of thin layer of oxide on it. Looks like the gel is a no go.

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    #50491

    Johnny
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    I bet it needs an anchor. Just like if you spray paint a smooth surface with an epoxy paint you can peel it off. If you rough up the surface of the metal first and degrease it the coating may adhere better.

    Otherwise maybe you can parkarize or blue it like you do a firearm.

    Also, what kind of metal is that you tried it on?

    #50500

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    It is an etcher made for stainless. They have two others one requires muriatic acid dips, and the other requires heat. It might work, I am just not sure if I want to gamble with all that stainless.

    #50502

    Jeffeb3
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    If you want it scratch resistant it either needs to make it harder or penetrate. It makes sense that it bonded to the outermost stainless and that was easy enough to remove with a knife.

    #50508

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    10 minutes of a serious reaction, I thought for sure I was ruining that piece by how it was looking. Then it all kind of oxidized off. I get that it is stainless but dam I had no idea stainless was, well, that stainless.

    #56802

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    I have no idea if it was the different material or My technique got better but they are Black now! The was raw stainless as in not polished.

    #56804

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    But wait there is more!!!!

    Big sexy is almost done, maybe today! Is it too late to get a table at BAMF, this is something that needs to be see in person.

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    #58496

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Not much, but I finally got it dirty. Had to put the 660 back together after the PID testing. Need a good test file, this isn’t as good a test file as I was hoping for. Came out with great detail for 15 minutes worth of watching it.



    10% finishing step over with a ball end mill.

    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:144668

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