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Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 23 February 2012, 17:40
Replies: 518
Views: 84,300
Posted By lumberjack_jeff
How did you do the benchtops, Russell? I did...

How did you do the benchtops, Russell?

I did something similar for my son's toolbox but I like yours better. :-)

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y58/lumberjack_jeff/benchtop_sm.jpg

The...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 28 November 2011, 09:14
Replies: 518
Views: 84,300
Posted By lumberjack_jeff
Prasad, your photo album has some seriously cool...

Prasad, your photo album has some seriously cool stuff. I particularly liked the Marantz rebuild.

Can you recommend any good resources for a complete DIY audio novice?
Forum: The Show Room Thu 29 September 2011, 21:41
Replies: 9
Views: 2,917
Posted By lumberjack_jeff
I like it. Waste not, want not. Thumbs up.

I like it. Waste not, want not.

Thumbs up.
Forum: General - MM Build Sat 24 September 2011, 10:42
Replies: 10
Views: 2,347
Posted By lumberjack_jeff
We use 1/4" bits almost all the time. ...

We use 1/4" bits almost all the time.



It can be done as a second operation on the MechMate, but there are a couple of challenges to that approach; the radius must be small because the material...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 22 September 2011, 21:17
Replies: 93
Views: 23,038
Posted By lumberjack_jeff
Thanks Jayson, I hope you enjoyed the show as...

Thanks Jayson, I hope you enjoyed the show as much as we did. The weather and the company were both outstanding.
http://www.westsatsop.com/images/boats/litl_coot/litl%20coot%20model.jpg
Bolger was...
Forum: Graphics & CAD Fri 05 August 2011, 08:51
Replies: 85
Views: 19,542
Posted By lumberjack_jeff
What did you use for CAM software?

What did you use for CAM software?
Forum: Graphics & CAD Thu 28 July 2011, 22:53
Replies: 85
Views: 19,542
Posted By lumberjack_jeff
http://hackaday.com/2011/07/28/creating-halftone-p...

http://hackaday.com/2011/07/28/creating-halftone-pictures-with-a-cnc-machine/
Forum: Graphics & CAD Wed 29 June 2011, 11:33
Replies: 85
Views: 19,542
Posted By lumberjack_jeff
Pablo, here's Che using the above technique.

Pablo, here's Che using the above technique.
Forum: Graphics & CAD Wed 29 June 2011, 11:15
Replies: 85
Views: 19,542
Posted By lumberjack_jeff
Here is a variation on the same process. The...

Here is a variation on the same process.

The circles are shown against a tan background and with a radial fill emulating a v-carved depression.

PDF isn't a good format to use to input into a...
Forum: Graphics & CAD Wed 29 June 2011, 09:50
Replies: 85
Views: 19,542
Posted By lumberjack_jeff
I created a "halftone" from a desaturated photo....

I created a "halftone" from a desaturated photo. The full image (below is a small excerpt) is comprised of 25,000 black outlined circles of varying diameter. (Far too dense. At one circle per second...
Forum: Graphics & CAD Mon 27 June 2011, 23:08
Replies: 85
Views: 19,542
Posted By lumberjack_jeff
Excellent tip Paulo! I'm going to try this.

Excellent tip Paulo! I'm going to try this.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 11 June 2011, 22:50
Replies: 93
Views: 23,038
Posted By lumberjack_jeff
When I built my MechMate, I didn't have anything...

When I built my MechMate, I didn't have anything more than a vague idea of how to make money with it. If I had to do it again from that starting point, I'd still do it as cheaply as possible with...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 31 May 2011, 08:46
Replies: 15
Views: 3,379
Posted By lumberjack_jeff
Very good work Jason. There are a lot of useful...

Very good work Jason. There are a lot of useful applications for a dedicated drill press.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 29 May 2011, 16:49
Replies: 93
Views: 23,038
Posted By lumberjack_jeff
Yes JT, Sam has a 5x10 shopbot. Because my...

Yes JT, Sam has a 5x10 shopbot. Because my MechMate is 4x8, I recently used it to cut out (the aptly named) 5x10 skiffs that you'll be assembling at the wooden boat school.

I really liked the...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 29 May 2011, 11:56
Replies: 93
Views: 23,038
Posted By lumberjack_jeff
Thanks JT, and welcome to the group! Yes, Sam's...

Thanks JT, and welcome to the group!
Yes, Sam's new shop is really nice. He finally has room to build some of the spectacular projects he does. (That's his shop in the photo above).

Have a great...
Forum: The Market Place Sun 15 May 2011, 11:59
Replies: 14
Views: 3,856
Posted By lumberjack_jeff
PM and email sent

PM and email sent
Forum: CAM Sun 15 May 2011, 08:46
Replies: 5
Views: 2,424
Posted By lumberjack_jeff
No, I use a router. By all accounts it's more...

No, I use a router. By all accounts it's more difficult to set up than Mach, but it's very flexible.

I had zero previous experience with motion control before installing this, but I use it in its...
Forum: CAM Sat 14 May 2011, 23:01
Replies: 5
Views: 2,424
Posted By lumberjack_jeff
I haven't used gmax, but emc2 works well.

I haven't used gmax, but emc2 works well.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 11 May 2011, 17:49
Replies: 93
Views: 23,038
Posted By lumberjack_jeff
There's a long thread on the topic here...

There's a long thread on the topic here (http://www.mechmate.com/forums/showthread.php?p=39316&postcount=19).

Our puzzle splices look a lot like the bottom example.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 11 May 2011, 15:14
Replies: 93
Views: 23,038
Posted By lumberjack_jeff
I wish it was my boat. I'm simply contracted to...

I wish it was my boat. I'm simply contracted to cut out all the panels for the boatbuilder.

... but it's still a good gig. We provide good value. His parts are all dead accurate, he doesn't have...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 09 May 2011, 20:55
Replies: 241
Views: 40,253
Posted By lumberjack_jeff
I'm using Deitech 2M982 as well. So far so good.

I'm using Deitech 2M982 as well. So far so good.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 09 May 2011, 17:04
Replies: 93
Views: 23,038
Posted By lumberjack_jeff
Mac: The sides and ends are comprised of a 2x3...

Mac: The sides and ends are comprised of a 2x3 framework onto both sides of which is glued a continuous cementboard panel (Hardi-panel here in the US).

The solid air dried hemlock beams have...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 09 May 2011, 16:58
Replies: 93
Views: 23,038
Posted By lumberjack_jeff
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y58/lumberjack_je...

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y58/lumberjack_jeff/007-5.jpg
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 05 May 2011, 14:09
Replies: 93
Views: 23,038
Posted By lumberjack_jeff
Fernando, The main feature of MechMate (imho)...

Fernando,
The main feature of MechMate (imho) is "oversized". I recently had the need to use a shopbot, and although the spindle was nice, I found the structural rigidity was lacking and the...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 05 May 2011, 14:00
Replies: 93
Views: 23,038
Posted By lumberjack_jeff
The controllers were these ...

The controllers were these
http://www.driver-motor.com/ProductContent.aspx?ID=59

the documentation was poor but I eventually figured it out and they've been working reliably for nearly two years....
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