A couple of years ago we were rear-ended at freeway speeds and as a result my wife’s back was royally messed up. We’ve seen at least a dozen doctors locally, and the best anybody has been able to do so far is load her up with a handful of meds a couple of times a day (which still keeps her in...
The price and description sounds like the VT-52, which is what I have. If so, its not a thermo-electric.
That said, I've had great luck with mine, but our house is always between 68-75 so it doesn't cycle very often. I've also got 2.5lbs of beads.
My first post or so was a pretty similar lightweight experience... here's the link, you're not alone :)
One of the last couple of posts is a pretty good summary of the advice I was given. One thing I'd add, is don't over exert yourself...
Now that the gift's been given, here's the other ashtray I was talking about:
If it could be pulled off in a 6x6x2 block (I have plenty of that size handy, and didn't pay too much for it) I could probably give it a try next weekend. In order to get a nice clean cut on the angles...
Depending on what the group wants, and the timelines involved, I'm still willing to use my smaller CNC if it fits the requirements. I know I can do 6x6x3, but don't know for sure if I can pull off 8x8x3.
We've done a couple out of wood with good success, but getting a nice finish...
I get most of mine at Rockler, Woodcraft, and places online such as:
Not sure if it's the best pricing, but it's worked well for me.
Somewhere between the two... The idea was to sell them, but I haven't had much time lately, and if I factor in my labor I don't really make anything on them.
The machine can do aluminum, but I don't have much experiance with it (in my machine). The ashtrays I've been doing are 6"x6"x2", and I...