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Misc Stuff about Life. Part XII

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2 hours ago, mistermikev said:

>snip<   just hope we don't lose an interesting thread-maker in the process.

 Stubborn old coyotes still show up at times when least expected.  :)

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On 7/11/2019 at 10:00 AM, MiKro said:

It was obvious I use cnc. It is not a trade secret. Then to start on a tangent for someone else to tell me how I should or they would do it is not cool. So yes it pissed me off.

Have a good day!!

mk

Oh shit I hope that wasn't my comment on the router thing. I pop in sporadically from lunch at work and don't follow up often. If it was, soooooorry, wasn't suggesting alternatives for you but in case someone else following along didn't have a cnc. You are right that build threads should be kept to the build thread and discussions people want to have outside of that should be different threads.

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Depends on the person starting the thread. I think an opening lede helps state intentions. 

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5 hours ago, komodo said:

build threads should be kept to the build thread and discussions people want to have outside of that should be different threads.

There may be a language barrier or misunderstanding involved, but for what I understand a "forum" is a place to discuss, comment, digress etc. around and tangential to a subject the original poster has published while a blog is the media for just showing your work, the optional comment section consisting of mostly "Ooohs" and "Aaahs". There's just forums on the PG site, divided into several topics.

The commenting on a forum may include pondering alternative ways of doing something without disregarding the OP's method. Sometimes the comments may reveal an unnoticed flaw, sometimes they may answer to an unasked yet important question. The tangential discussion has often helped me to find the right questions after which finding the answers is much easier!

Please correct me if I'm wrong.

 

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There's no implication of openness in the term forum, as each has its own set of guidelines on conduct. Yeah, we all hate those forums that consist 98% of "awesome build bro" which is totally stupid. Like I said, that openness is the default within the loose general guidelines that we have across the board/site. If an OP wishes to be a little more direct and content-focused within their thread, then it should be stated in the opening lede. If this becomes an issue, then I may code in an additional set of restrictions for OPs to handle the level of discourse, whether that be a reminder that posters within the thread are reminded of or similar. I'd rather not, since self-moderation is the goal. Being restrictive and setting up more rules becomes oppressive and subject to interpretation ("but I was only...and the rules say...") and general disagreement instead of simple positive discourse.

In my opinion, too many sites have public forums where you're left feeling as though you're walking on eggshells in fear of arbitrary moderation, or generally "face doesn't fit" where members jump on the new guy because they don't conform to the boring norm. Neither of these are desirable or welcome, and certainly setting up rules or precedents don't help the case.

Be open, honest and positive in all your dealings guys. If something feels wrong, you're probably right. Work on a fix between yourselves, and we're all better off for that.

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17 hours ago, Prostheta said:

Depends on the person starting the thread. I think an opening lede helps state intentions. 

Good point. Everyone is different. Personally,  I always hated the "I would have done it this way" sort of comment because when a person is creating something that person has a vision and corrupting that with talk of everyone else's vision of what a guitar should be helps nobody.

Everyone has a trigger. Just so happens that Mike has a few triggers, and IMO he's earned the right to go a little batshit here and there. Lol

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"I would've used a motor adjustable table saw with a digital readout to twentieths of a mm for that"

I never mention that I have this as an option for that same reason Wes. 😀
It's important to make things work with what you have, not some arbitrary gold standard out of most people's pockets.

This is in no way aimed at anybody. I just find it amusing, especially when I have to reign in my hypocrisy!

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What a fucked up day. I did manage to fix my dumb thumbing on the cnc though yesterday. Had to re-tram the damn thing. 0.5 is not 0.05 no matter which direction you choose. LOL!! Shit breaks when you do that. LOL!! I did make it to Woodcraft today ( needed a new band saw blade). They had some beautiful Mahogany. 20" wide. Only problem it's 4/4" Damn. Oh well, aching aside I survived the day. Have a Great week Everyone!!

MK

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Another day!! :) Much better than the past few. LOL!! Today I started advertising the 3d Cad work for other CNC Guitar Builders. While my Etsy store is slow to get going. ( generic stuff there ) The 3D CAD Service seems to be a good start. I have already had great response and interest in this. Hopefully it will continue to pan out? I am currently redoing all of Doug West / Parable Guitars models to help him stream line his work load.  Let the machine do more of the work and less hand sanding for him. Finished this one up today.

Have a Great Week Everyone. :)

MK

 

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How close to finished are you taking bodies? Just the planes, or all of the moving radii along edges also?

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10 hours ago, Prostheta said:

How close to finished are you taking bodies? Just the planes, or all of the moving radii along edges also?

As close as I can get to finish Carl. There are always a few areas that are not accessible for a 3 axis machine other than a straight downward cut ( think about the actual body profile cutout ) . That being said if the machine is accurate then only a light sanding is required on 95% of the body to remove witness lines. There will always be some areas that will require more detail sanding.  Yes I do as much of the radii as possible that a 3 axis machine can access from one or both sides, (Top / Bottom )

Good question. :)

MK

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Yeah, I figured that with you being 2.5 axis (I think that makes more sense than 3 axis) the edge radii would be a big time sink for good throughput. To me, that's the money question. We've a big 2.5 axis at work plus a fucking huge 5 axis. I may be doing some time on the programming side after autumn, so let's see how that works out. I'd like to see if I can contribute to making that more productive in some manner....likely I'll do the opposite 😉

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18 minutes ago, Prostheta said:

Yeah, I figured that with you being 2.5 axis (I think that makes more sense than 3 axis) the edge radii would be a big time sink for good throughput. To me, that's the money question. We've a big 2.5 axis at work plus a fucking huge 5 axis. I may be doing some time on the programming side after autumn, so let's see how that works out. I'd like to see if I can contribute to making that more productive in some manner....likely I'll do the opposite 😉

A 5 axis would make it easy. Assuming there is enough space in Z to allow for the size. I envy you having access to that. Problematic for the hobby people though. 5 Axis software is very expensive as well as the machine is also more expensive. I agree it is really 2.5 axis, most people do not really understand that. Since it will only do approximately 89* of any side and even that, the last 46* begins to become even more oblique as it gets closer to 89*

There is a way to combat this limitation though. Using a true ball bur type end mill (see attached photo) and hand coding the Gcode, one could get around the edge so as to eliminate the oblique angles imposed by the machine. one would still have to flip it for the other side and do the same again to get a good transition.

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Not really access as such. That thing's off printing money whenever it's in use. It has free time, however I do not have the full knowledge to do my own machining runs end to end yet.

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2 minutes ago, Prostheta said:

Not really access as such. That thing's off printing money whenever it's in use. It has free time, however I do not have the full knowledge to do my own machining runs end to end yet.

I understand, and I will say CAM for 5 axis is not for the weary. LOL!!!

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I am redoing my website. OMG, Been a long time since i did this ( I know I'm old ). Now trying to use responsive types, with css3 and html5. Damn makes my head spin. Anyone have any good pointers for these or good tutorials?

mk

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3 hours ago, MiKro said:

I am redoing my website. OMG, Been a long time since i did this ( I know I'm old ). Now trying to use responsive types, with css3 and html5. Damn makes my head spin. Anyone have any good pointers for these or good tutorials?

mk

That’s a very vague question, I suggest you break down what you’re trying to do into specific tasks and try google searches on those. Most good answers come from stack overflow but it’s best to go in via google for the most relevant answers. 

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51 minutes ago, ADFinlayson said:

That’s a very vague question, I suggest you break down what you’re trying to do into specific tasks and try google searches on those. Most good answers come from stack overflow but it’s best to go in via google for the most relevant answers. 

Thank you sir. I will try and do just that. I'm trying to understand how to scale it for other media types besides just a PC format.. I think I found some good tuts on that. Now to understand em scaling vs pixel. LOL!!!

mk

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7 hours ago, MiKro said:

Thank you sir. I will try and do just that. I'm trying to understand how to scale it for other media types besides just a PC format.. I think I found some good tuts on that. Now to understand em scaling vs pixel. LOL!!!

mk

If you make your font size 10px in the body tag for say desktop, and use em everywhere else the em's are relative. e.g 1.2em would be 120% of the declared px size in your body and would give you 12px. That way you can use media queries to taylor the experience for difference devices, eg. on a small screen you could set set the body tag with font size 9px and then every other piece of text that uses em will become 10% smaller.

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I managed to get the top inlay done today for the Jag style bass. Ash inlay 0.400". now to flip and thickness all to  0.350", then chamber that to match the back. Will use a ceruse finish t0 bring out the grain in black. :)

MK

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Well another Dr day. :) Let's see

Dr: "you are still alive!"

me: That's good?

Dr:  "So what brings you in today?"

me: "still have pain in back and hip with other problems that continue to get worse"

Dr: "So your blood work shows an elevation in this." Maybe you need to see a Rheumatologist?

Me: "And what will they find that is related to my back and hip?"

Dr: " well I don't know but it is most likely related." "By the way you should get a colonoscopy. We are trying to get 100% cooperation from our elderly patients."

Me: "and what the hell does that have to do with my back or hip?"

Dr: "nothing, I'm just saying you need to get one soon. Also it is time for your complete physical" Have a nice day sir" "let me know if there is anything else we can do for you?"

Me: I leave bewildered?? WTF is happening to our health professions?

So now I will have a scotch to ease my pain.  ((((((( Shaking my cage )))))))

Have a great day all!!!

MK

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1 hour ago, MiKro said:

Well another Dr day. :) Let's see

Dr: "you are still alive!"

me: That's good?

Dr:  "So what brings you in today?"

me: "still have pain in back and hip with other problems that continue to get worse"

Dr: "So your blood work shows an elevation in this." Maybe you need to see a Rheumatologist?

Me: "And what will they find that is related to my back and hip?"

Dr: " well I don't know but it is most likely related." "By the way you should get a colonoscopy. We are trying to get 100% cooperation from our elderly patients."

Me: "and what the hell does that have to do with my back or hip?"

Dr: "nothing, I'm just saying you need to get one soon. Also it is time for your complete physical" Have a nice day sir" "let me know if there is anything else we can do for you?"

Me: I leave bewildered?? WTF is happening to our health professions?

So now I will have a scotch to ease my pain.  ((((((( Shaking my cage )))))))

Have a great day all!!!

MK

Mikro - you get to have scotch you lucky bastard?  (I can no longer tolerate any alcohol)

I get the sm thing from my doc.  I've switched docs and at this point have probably brought up my stomach issues 10 times.  They make my heart race and I feel I'm losing consciousness (I had a heart attack 2 years ago).  Doc says I should do endoscopy, then he's like "ok, see you later".  nothing more said about it.  Other doc suggests having my liver ultrasound, I go there on the sched date - "no ultra sound tech here on saturdays", well then why the f am I hear at 8am?  Damn sure charged me for the visit too.  Then they never bothered to reschedule that.  Kind of feel hopeless and like giving up trying.  All they do is check the sm things every time, spend 5 mins w me after making me wait an hour and a half, and then try to strong-arm me into another appointment.  Kind of terrifying because who else do you turn to?

long story short... I feel your pain.

this reminds me of a joke:

what is the difference between a doctor and god? 

god doesn't think he's a doctor.

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13 hours ago, mistermikev said:

Mikro - you get to have scotch you lucky bastard?  (I can no longer tolerate any alcohol)

I get the sm thing from my doc.  I've switched docs and at this point have probably brought up my stomach issues 10 times.  They make my heart race and I feel I'm losing consciousness (I had a heart attack 2 years ago).  Doc says I should do endoscopy, then he's like "ok, see you later".  nothing more said about it.  Other doc suggests having my liver ultrasound, I go there on the sched date - "no ultra sound tech here on saturdays", well then why the f am I hear at 8am?  Damn sure charged me for the visit too.  Then they never bothered to reschedule that.  Kind of feel hopeless and like giving up trying.  All they do is check the sm things every time, spend 5 mins w me after making me wait an hour and a half, and then try to strong-arm me into another appointment.  Kind of terrifying because who else do you turn to?

long story short... I feel your pain.

this reminds me of a joke:

what is the difference between a doctor and god? 

god doesn't think he's a doctor.

:) Yep and the Golden years are about giving it all to the Doctors.. LOL!!

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Mmmmm... Scotch! I can't remember having seen the same doctor twice since my childhood. But I have doctored myself with some good Scotch several times.

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Well guys, looks like my startup may be going to stop soon. I saw a new specialist about my Hip again today. Something I have been complaining about since Jan of 2018. As you all know everyone continued with "not your hip it is your back" Well, 1.5 years later my hip is  still a problem and we may be a little late on the fix. I will know more in about a week. It appears that I have a very very high chance that this is bone cancer. Damn I am completely drained and pissed off that no one listened to me. This may be could have been diagnosed a long time ago. Best case scenario, is this is a major bone infection which is at this time about as bad as a cancer would most likely be according to the specialist. The specialist I saw today is referring me to another more specialized doctor than he is. I'm not sure how much more my body can take?

So I may be selling everything very soon as this is going to get expensive quick no matter what the outcome.

Fuck me, I'm not ready for this shit.

Thanks for listening.

Mike

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