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Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 25 August 2014, 16:32
Replies: 119
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Posted By jude
There is no space to move the stoppers, the...

There is no space to move the stoppers, the wheels of the Y frame are mm from the edge of the X beam. There are plenty of options in offsetting the Router spindle in the carrier and in flipping the...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 21 August 2014, 01:15
Replies: 119
Views: 36,261
Posted By jude
Dale, Apart from the Canberra address this all...

Dale, Apart from the Canberra address this all seems good. I would suggest that if you are not short of workshop space that you consider extending the X beams by 500mm or so. This would allow you to...
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Sun 10 August 2014, 21:15
Replies: 28
Views: 10,021
Posted By jude
Dennis I have created a shopping list for...

Dennis I have created a shopping list for electronics and steel in my build pages (MM#48) and have copied the electronics order here. Prices have probably changed a little but all the suppliers are...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 25 October 2011, 15:22
Replies: 43
Views: 14,579
Posted By jude
Here are some photos to show that my mechmate is...

Here are some photos to show that my mechmate is not totally idle. The loo signs are in Gaelic, The Dory seats are ordinary C/D grade plywood that is finished with Stain and Varnish, The Scottish...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 29 June 2010, 18:48
Replies: 43
Views: 14,579
Posted By jude
John, the steppers are Motion King 34HS9801...

John, the steppers are Motion King 34HS9801 ($55AUS each) and the drivers are Model 2LA860 ($95AUS each). I am extremely happy with both purchases. I had inititially thought about a geared belt...
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Wed 17 March 2010, 12:45
Replies: 21
Views: 7,381
Posted By jude
Those steel prices seem closer to the mark. I had...

Those steel prices seem closer to the mark. I had most of the steel cut to length and they were spot on, and cut squarer than what I can with my cutoff saw. When you get the steel home you will have...
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Sun 14 March 2010, 15:36
Replies: 21
Views: 7,381
Posted By jude
Rwo, I suggest you fax all the steel retailers in...

Rwo, I suggest you fax all the steel retailers in your area for a quote for the complete steel order. I have included a shopping list and prices for the steel and also electronics in my build pages...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 12 March 2010, 14:56
Replies: 43
Views: 14,579
Posted By jude
Steel Order

The transformer should read 40VAC and not DC. I have compiled some of the costs and dimentions of the steel used on my table.

Mech Mate Steel Order, Australian prices September 2009

2400mm x...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 11 March 2010, 20:07
Replies: 43
Views: 14,579
Posted By jude
Wot's it cost.

I have compiled some of the costs to build a MM in Australia. The list is not complete and there are lots of things that I bought but are junk. Hope this helps the next builder,


Mech Mate...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 13 February 2010, 00:52
Replies: 43
Views: 14,579
Posted By jude
Can I get a number, please.

OK i've got the Mech Mate logos now, and pictures to show it. Kobus my mate, I have heard of Funnel web spiders and maybe Redbacks being around here but i have never come across one myself. I,...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 05 February 2010, 22:35
Replies: 43
Views: 14,579
Posted By jude
Sydney Can Cut it

Oops , I'll have another go with this update. The pictures should tell the story. I cut a seat for my Dory with the MM. Just to be different I bought Motion King stepper drivers rather than the...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 05 February 2010, 21:47
Replies: 43
Views: 14,579
Posted By jude
Sydney can cut it

My machine is now cutting and doing it beautifully. I have not got the MM decals on yet (may cut it by hand if needed) but the machine has been a goer since just before Christmas. The specs of the...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 29 November 2009, 02:55
Replies: 43
Views: 14,579
Posted By jude
Just to update my progress. The machine is almost...

Just to update my progress. The machine is almost there. I have not painted various bits and pieces, the gear racks are not glued in, have not got the Z axis gas strut and other fiddly bits like the...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 16 September 2009, 01:39
Replies: 43
Views: 14,579
Posted By jude
Hi Gareth, fellow Sydneysider, Scotland Island in...

Hi Gareth, fellow Sydneysider, Scotland Island in Pittwater, is not that far from here by boat. I am on Dangar Island on the Hawkesbury River.
Hi Pete, the tinnie handles the weight no problem. The...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 14 September 2009, 15:24
Replies: 43
Views: 14,579
Posted By jude
Smile Half way there?

I have roughly welded up the base table. Will need to redo some of the welds and attach lateral braces. So far everything is proving far easier and quicker than I ever imagined. There are some minor...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 02 August 2009, 16:53
Replies: 43
Views: 14,579
Posted By jude
A website I set up some time ago for the...

A website I set up some time ago for the Hovercraft is attached here. http://jude.idx.com.au I will update this page soon.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 28 July 2009, 16:17
Replies: 43
Views: 14,579
Posted By jude
Hello to Javeira and Lex, My "invention" is a...

Hello to Javeira and Lex,
My "invention" is a sealing system for hovercraft that is an alternative to the flexible skirt and fixed sidewall systems. Each of the blue panels are separately suspended...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 28 July 2009, 00:47
Replies: 43
Views: 14,579
Posted By jude
Thanks Guys, No I dont have any videos of the...

Thanks Guys, No I dont have any videos of the hovercraft in action. I had a heap of trouble with the Cuyuna engines and am presently installing centrifugal clutches to make starting the engines...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 27 July 2009, 18:18
Replies: 43
Views: 14,579
Posted By jude
My mechmate is not totally idle #48 - Sydney, Aus

I've been looking at this forum and at other CNC (mainly desktop) routers for a while. I am now totally sold on the Mech Mate. I intend to build a 8' x 4' version. At the moment I am finishing off a...
Forum: The Market Place Mon 27 July 2009, 17:48
Replies: 23
Views: 9,303
Posted By jude
Rick, Can you count me in for the laser cut...

Rick,

Can you count me in for the laser cut parts, including skates. Post to Sydney. Email me for details.

Thanks,

Jude
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