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V_8
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Joined: 07 January 2014
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26 February 2014 04:36 pm

Hi Ned,

It takes spools of filament which the filament is 1.75mm diameter (looks like whipper snipper cord), it comes in 1kg rolls and you can pick it up on Amazon for around $30 per roll - I have no idea how to calculate it except weigh the part at the end and work it out by weight. That part weighs maybe 20-30 grams.  I use ABS filament as it can be glued, painted and sanded no problems, like a plastic model kit.

I have given a few to prospecting friends to try and will try and get a youtube video of it in action. I saw a larger green bowl running with it last weekend and it worked very well, apart from our cons not being classified to the same size.

#27

joe
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26 February 2014 08:25 pm

trenchfighter wrote:
joe wrote:

Clever V8, smile has anyone printed their own sluice yet? Would be Interesting to see

shite yeah!!

Reason I've asked trenchfighter is cause the goldhog rubber mats come in 6" width and lengths are usually cut to 250mm small HB. If the ABS plastic is durable enough you could desigh your own riffle system and clipped together similar to GH mat system. smile

#28

trenchfighter
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Joined: 12 December 2013
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27 February 2014 11:21 am

Yeah, Iv gone off GH matts, reverted back to bread crate, lighter and absolutly no stressing about loss.
I was thinking more along the lines of copying the Mkurk range, by using the 3d printer to print up an actual sluice, shame it can only do those small size, but it could still be done i spose by using your idea of just clipping it together...... i want one.


one bucket bucket at a time

#29

blayke
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02 March 2014 05:51 pm

ok so went out to glendon this weekend and just tested the blue bowl with some cons and works great i did a couple test runs, panned some material so there was no gold in the heavies....added 5 specks back into a small spade and into the blue bowl....at the end i had about a 1o cent piece worth of black sand and there was the 5 specks....perfect

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#30

Snowy
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From: Ningi, QLD
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02 March 2014 09:26 pm

good work mate

#31

V_8
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03 March 2014 09:08 am

Ill have a design done for the clip together jobbie and a prototype piece printed by the end of the week, my only concern is the toughness of the plastic for riffles and how long they will last having rocks roll over them for extended periods. Also another benefit I thought of was we could do a few different riffle variations and then you could clip them in any order and length to suit your sluicing conditions. Cheers for the ideas guys will post up a 3d render in the next day or 2 for feedback, more heads are better than 1 smile . Its a hobby for me and not in it to make cash, if i can contribute and give something back to the community on PA that has helped me so much i'd be happy.

Also tested a centre cone on a new blue bowl on the weekend - a few things i've noticed having seen a few of the home made ones now. Classification of material is the most important thing, also the inlet manifold positioning is crucial to the bowls performance (need to have a smooth entry point and not create any turbulence into the side of the bowl, if it does it will push all the material to the centre quite early)

Cheers, V_8


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