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    Chinese Tensioner

    I wanted a second ME484 tensioner but couldn't find anything in
    a) Good condition and
    b) reasonably priced
    so I bit the bullet and figured I'd try one of the cheap Chinese units from eBay. ...
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    I've been running a 484 and 483 for several years...

    I've been running a 484 and 483 for several years now, might be able to help with some info. I couldn't find any docs on them either so worked from old pictures of them to figure out...
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    Any Pickup Builders Needing Magnets?

    Hey folks, I'm looking to put in an order for some Chinese bucker magnets (standard 2.5 x 0.5 x 0.125), specifically bringing in rough cast A2 and A3 but they do all kinds. Anybody want to get a...
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    Red Wire PAF?

    Has anyone had a PAF with the red colored wire through their shop? I'm looking for info on what the wire was, but have never had one in my hands to analyze. Was it an enamel coated wire? Poly?
    ...
  5. Yeah man, I read through the docs and had a...

    Yeah man, I read through the docs and had a chuckle, but the section on color has me scratching my head. Seems they're still willing to consider color as TM-able and they want it generalized rather...
  6. Oct 24, 2016... has this been approved? Whatever...

    Oct 24, 2016... has this been approved? Whatever the status it'll offer some interesting results.

    If it fails this could be used as ammo for the DC bobbin TM discussion assuming the color...
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    There are many threads already regarding...

    There are many threads already regarding measurement of resonance peak and using the Syscomp goodies.
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    Hahah! Absolutely :) These were taken straight...

    Hahah! Absolutely :) These were taken straight from the machine with no cleanup just to see how they'd survive the rest of the process. Changing print orientation would tidy up the top and even an...
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    Nah, it's best to keep tolerances at dimensional...

    Nah, it's best to keep tolerances at dimensional accuracy instead of tweaking here and there chasing print anomalies. I used PLA which isn't elastic in the slightest; plan is to use ABS or PETG...
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    I haven't mounted it yet but I don't anticipate...

    I haven't mounted it yet but I don't anticipate much difference in this one; it was designed to the same dimensions with the bobbins I currently use. When I split the bobbin and play with heights...
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    Old thread but been planning to try it for a...

    Old thread but been planning to try it for a while. Designed up a humbucker set in 49.2 sizing and printed with what was loaded. PLA is too brittle but next set will be tweaked some and be done in...
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    Holy crap! That's pretty gross. Mine had hot...

    Holy crap! That's pretty gross. Mine had hot glue on some of the wires as strain relief but I don't recall it being used structurally. I had to replace a bearing which he sent for free and...
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    I agree with your intemperate opinion 100%! ...

    I agree with your intemperate opinion 100%!

    For a start, I'd recommend a Thomas winder from eBay if you're not looking to DIY. They're reasonably priced and can resell for close to what you...
  14. Geo Stevens Heart Shaped Cams (for any 1/4" shaft and DIY setup)

    Don't know why I haven't shared these before but here are some replacement cams for Pickup Winding! I used the Heart Shaped Cam design thread on this forum to do these up.

    Description is in the...
  15. Something like this..very complex to explain to...

    Something like this..very complex to explain to mortals though.


    http://static.messynessychic.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/maxfactor.jpg
  16. Come on Wolfe, quit messing with the guy. The...

    Come on Wolfe, quit messing with the guy. The only true way to use one is nude.
  17. /shrug So far I prefer the Elektrisola...

    /shrug So far I prefer the Elektrisola personally.
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    I only ever printed the books in black and white,...

    I only ever printed the books in black and white, the red dots were actually holes in the font and I was able to put a red layer behind to make them pop. I still like the text but I have no idea...
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    Full Impact MMA with Hardcore Expansion (MMA Dice...

    Full Impact MMA with Hardcore Expansion (MMA Dice Game) This one was early in the game and really sucks for all things...screen, print, Everything!...
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    I've done a few logos for different ventures I've...

    I've done a few logos for different ventures I've undertaken. There's something to be said for simple and something to be said for extreme :) To each their own! Here's a few of my own;

    Sigil...
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    Congrats Wolfe! Hell of a run!...

    Congrats Wolfe! Hell of a run!
    http://www.sigilpickups.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/giphy.gif
  22. Thread: Coil Tension

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    Looking good! I remember trying to figure out...

    Looking good! I remember trying to figure out tension on the first few sets and winding some real dogs. It gets better and easier once you start figuring out what's important and what's just hype ;)
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    Jim, are you still running the Phidgets setup for...

    Jim, are you still running the Phidgets setup for your CNC? I was cleaning up my office and found my box of Phidgets from back when we were discussing the CNC winder. I HAVE to get the CNC...
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    CNC.... no gears or cams to contend with and dial...

    CNC.... no gears or cams to contend with and dial in exact counts with some key presses; definitely a whole lot easier and your build looks like it can handle anything. I still have to revisit that...
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    Totally agree! These machines are pure gold. I...

    Totally agree! These machines are pure gold. I started with a Thomas winder that I got used and it was okay, but it needed repair after repair. One of the bearings wore out, the counter fried and...
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    I have a bunch of pics of the cleanup process but...

    I have a bunch of pics of the cleanup process but a video of operations is a lot more exciting! Took a few days of cleanup and checking all the parts, rewiring the main control box to the machine...
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    Been using one of these units for close to a...

    Been using one of these units for close to a year, Love it and highly recommend it. :thumbsup:
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    It would be adjustable but I don't have a proper...

    It would be adjustable but I don't have a proper bushing and the double gears are pressed so tight I can't get them apart...assuming they should actually come apart. Looking closer, I'm not sure the...
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