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I made & lapped a bench block last week and here is the video on the project:

youtu.be/lMnBz7MhcUE

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I'm a nonbinary queer person from Germany. I do stuff with , , and since recently . Other interests of mine are feminism, queerness and inclusive communities.

I love reading about other people's lives and thoughts. But interacting with them consumes a lot of energy - often more than I have. So don't be surprised if I won't do it that much :)

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Made the classic mistake of starting with cooking only after I already was slightly hungry, but the wait is over and I finally have some nice food \o/

food, baking 

I'm again amazed how absolutely resillient @foosel's banana bread recipe food.foosel.net/recipes/banana is against any and all deviations. I've removed the eggs and halved the sugar long ago without any change to the outcome. And today I changed to whole-grain flour and even replaced the smashed bananas with pieces of apple and while it's a bit drier and obviously now apple-flavoured it's still a perfectly fine and delicious cake, really didn't expect it to work so well :D

food, vegan 

Took it into a bit of different direction by adding millet, not perfect but also not bad at all, especially for what I had available :D

I'm really happy with how my cooking skills inproved over the years, just throwing stuff into a pot used to end up barely edible at best which evolved to now, while still not creating delicious masterpieces resulting in very decent food pretty much every time.

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I have no idea what I'm doing beyond just trowing random things in the pot, but it looks very good already :)

Hope it will taste even a tenth as good, but I have no idea yet :D

food, baking 

I'm visiting a friend tomorrow and I baked an apple cake to bring with me. Was the first time I made this cake on my own, very pleased with how it went. Looks and smells delicious :)

Worüber ich mich als Jahreskartenbesitzer_in des lokalen Tarifverbunds am meisten beim 9€ Ticket freue?

Bundesweite Gültigkeit.

Grade erst ne halbe Stunde gebraucht um rauszufinden welches Ticket ich am besten nehme für nen Tag in den benachbarten Tarifverbund. Und dann nochmal ne halbe Stunde dafür wie ich das eig. kaufen kann während ich noch nicht in diesem Verbund bin (denn sobald ichs bin ist ja zu spät).

Das heilige römische Tarifzonenreich deutscher Nation muss fallen, ganz ehrlich ey.

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When you have a small desktop mill, some operations really use up all of the little z-axis travel available.

And yes, this really is the shortest stickout possible for using a rotary broach with the tooling i have at the moment :D

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Time for an on this account:

Hi, I'm aekis, I'm a nonbinary queer person from Germany. On this account I post about the things I do: I'm an engineer doing work in both at work and at home with a passion for all things mechanical, , & manual , and especially and machine (re-)building.

I post about my projects here and sometimes make videos about them which you can find on diode.zone & youtube, links below. 1/2

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Back from the fab and installed on the stepper drivers. Next step: Designing the grbl_esp32/FluidNC DIN-rail controller that will go on the other end of that cable.

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baking 

This is looking very good already :)

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Finally done with the big project at work that kept me on v5 far too long. Already love all of the small usability improvements that make v6 even better!

First board is a small adapter for using ethernet cables to wire stepper motor drivers in the cabinet of my cnc mill.

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Something is happening on the backside of the lathe headstock!

The Schaublin 102 we got has a threaded spindle nose onto which the chuck backplate is screwed. To loosen this again you need to prevent the spindle from rotating while leveraging on the chuck. Previous owner of the machine used the dividing plate hidden in the headstock for this - which is brass and not made to withstand these forces, and also very hard to get to if it breaks. So I'm designing and fitting an outboard spindle lock.

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And here are the ornaments into which the embossed metal pieces get embedded. Using a print pause to insert them during the ornament print, locking them in permanently. Everything came out really nice in the end :)

Did take a bit of a break from the project after rushing to finish it before christmas, starting with the video editing now.

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Do they work? Yes. Yes, they do :D

So, embossing sheetmetal with 3d printed dies is not only possible, but also looks very nice and crisp. (Of course there were a bunch of trial and error-pieces before these ones, didn't come out like this first try.^^)
Will post more about the details of die design and the ornament these metal pieces will be inserted in.

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Printed, these are dies for embossing of sheetmetal. Wanted to try out if one could emboss sheetmetal with 3d printed dies (instead of hardened steel ones) for quite some time now and this christmas gift project was the perfect excuse to experiment with that :D

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Working on my next project, currently in doing the design work. This project incorporates trying out quite a few processes that I have not done before. Will post more in the following days and I'm also filming for a video :)

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Just heard this and like it a lot:

"Don't eat the rich. Tax them to feed the poor."

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