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max power
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10 January 2019 08:00 pm

So I thought I’d give dry blowing a try but after looking at how much they are I bought some aluminium and well I’ll show you the pictures ?
Any advice welcome I’m using the plans I go from another post.
I’ll have to resize the images


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10 January 2019 08:06 pm

Yes please upload pics. I love seeing DIY's put up here

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10 January 2019 08:11 pm

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10 January 2019 08:19 pm

I’m using 1.6mm Ali my biggest challenge was how to bend it, the plans said to just cut and pop rivet every thing but I thought I’d try and bend up a box. So I made a sheet metal brake but it was a bit flimsy but I made it work ?


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10 January 2019 08:25 pm

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She's not pretty but it did the job.


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10 January 2019 09:10 pm

Looking the goods. The rig you made to fold the sheets is a great idea

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10 January 2019 09:37 pm

1968falconxt wrote:

Looking the goods. The rig you made to fold the sheets is a great idea

thanks found it on youtube.
I think I'll make a bigger version and weld it.


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11 January 2019 07:32 am

What size is that dry blower riffle box? How high are your riffles?

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11 January 2019 01:34 pm

1968falconxt wrote:

What size is that dry blower riffle box? How high are your riffles?

The box is 450mm x 600mm x 150mm the ruffles are 20mm


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11 January 2019 01:40 pm

Hello Max, Could you attach a link to you metal press. I'm interested in folding one as well.
regards, Ned


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11 January 2019 02:15 pm

Good work Max.
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11 January 2019 02:24 pm

It looks like you have quite an aggressive angle on the riffles. I would run 90deg for the first few riffles, it helps with the material flow. I would also recommend changing the riffle height to 15mm. This suggestion was made to me after I built mine. I made the change and it worked better.

Also, if you haven't done so already you'll need to order some Keene dry blower cloth from Reeds Prospecting in WA. It can take a while to arrive after ordering.

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11 January 2019 02:59 pm

Ned wrote:

Hello Max, Could you attach a link to you metal press. I'm interested in folding one as well.
regards, Ned



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11 January 2019 03:06 pm

1968falconxt wrote:

It looks like you have quite an aggressive angle on the riffles. I would run 90deg for the first few riffles, it helps with the material flow. I would also recommend changing the riffle height to 15mm. This suggestion was made to me after I built mine. I made the change and it worked better.

Also, if you haven't done so already you'll need to order some Keene dry blower cloth from Reeds Prospecting in WA. It can take a while to arrive after ordering.

Ok thanks falcon I’ll make some changes on the weekend I have the cloth from Reeds on the way, what’s the best way to attach it to the aluminium?
I also need to find something for the classifier.


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11 January 2019 03:59 pm

Selley's liquid nails works well. Much easier than using a contact adhesive. Smear a light coat on the aluminium and the place the cloth over. Then just run your fingers all around and it should hold in place with no tape or anything

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12 January 2019 08:31 am

Hello Max,
Thanks for the links to the brake.
regards Ned


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03 February 2019 04:58 pm

Hi Max. Just wondering how the dry blower project is going?


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04 February 2019 08:02 pm

PJG wrote:

Hi Max. Just wondering how the dry blower project is going?

hi PJG not much has happened lately I have made some of changes that falcon suggested hopefully I'll get some time this weekend and I will post some more pics smile


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