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Re: Battleship Wally

PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:28 pm
by smooshed
We still have some parts to make/buy, but in the mean time we have most everything test fit. So far so good. Progress is going to slow down for a while, but I would really like to have Battleship Wally moving under his own power by March. We'll see.

Battleship Wally Test Fit
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Re: Battleship Wally

PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:04 pm
by Nicholas Seward
That is really clean looking!. Nice job.

Note: Even if you use a Ubis hot end (the longest out there) you will be just short of the hot end touch the build plate. I used a 1/2" board under the basalt to place the hot bed in.

Re: Battleship Wally

PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:28 pm
by smooshed
Yes, one of the things that we are missing is the board (bed) for under the basalt. Didn't want to use aluminum, the idea of putting a heat sink under the heater wasn't appealing :-)

Just for fun, was thinking about getting a piece of DURABOARD LD FIBER BOARD -

(scroll down the page a bit)

Great insulator, and supposedly easily workable in the un-fired state. $16 for 1/2" thick 12" X 12" piece. Only question is how strong it is when it's not fired. Too crumbly perhaps?

Otherwise, I'm sure I can find a piece of plywood around here and use the basalt as a template for a quick bed.