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Forum: 50. Toolheads Thu 05 July 2012, 15:38
Replies: 11
Views: 5,187
Posted By WTI
The ceramic bearings should last much longer than...

The ceramic bearings should last much longer than the steel ones, but like you said, you could buy another whole router for a similar price.

Even some good German or Japanese steel bearings are...
Forum: 50. Toolheads Wed 09 May 2012, 15:05
Replies: 109
Views: 50,839
Posted By WTI
Milwaukee used to be a great brand. Our...

Milwaukee used to be a great brand.


Our old Milwaukee 5625-29 routers say Made in USA. The new one says Made in China.

Wanna place any bets as to which ones last longer?
Forum: Driving Mechanisms: Rack/pinion, gears, screws, belts & chains Sat 05 May 2012, 13:42
Replies: 8
Views: 3,026
Posted By WTI
Usually on a drill press, I use a 123 Block and a...

Usually on a drill press, I use a 123 Block and a 3/8" rail in the chuck.
Forum: General - MM Build Fri 04 May 2012, 12:01
Replies: 7
Views: 2,075
Posted By WTI
Don, Did you look at this thread?: ...

Don,

Did you look at this thread?:

http://mechmate.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2280&page=1

Not exactly a MM obviously, but it may hold the solution to your problem of side loading.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 11 April 2012, 10:56
Replies: 271
Views: 37,876
Posted By WTI
I think it would have been cool to put a piece of...

I think it would have been cool to put a piece of tempered glass in the face of your door.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 10 April 2012, 19:30
Replies: 215
Views: 46,498
Posted By WTI
Drill Doctor rules, and I never see anyone else...

Drill Doctor rules, and I never see anyone else talk about it.

Buy the few bits you are going to use a lot in Cobalt.

They last 6-8 times longer than normal, and when you resharpen them, the...
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Sat 07 April 2012, 18:26
Replies: 112
Views: 30,674
Posted By WTI
He is asking you if you TIG welded your...

He is asking you if you TIG welded your motorcycle frames. You know; "stacking dimes".

http://www.amafineartgates.com/
Forum: The Market Place Thu 05 April 2012, 16:04
Replies: 2
Views: 1,119
Posted By WTI
2012 NAMES Show April 21-22

http://www.namesexposition.com/


The NAMES show has moved from OH to Southern MI this year.

Although it started out as a modeling show, it has now become a huge show of DYI CNC, machining,...
Forum: The Market Place Thu 05 April 2012, 02:00
Replies: 31
Views: 8,461
Posted By WTI
The best example how a seam in the rails will not...

The best example how a seam in the rails will not matter:

The very first guy to pick up his rails was replacing his homemade existing rails.

While installing, he put a nick in one of the new...
Forum: 50. Toolheads Sun 01 April 2012, 11:42
Replies: 9
Views: 2,823
Posted By WTI
If the price on the spindle is super cheap, then...

If the price on the spindle is super cheap, then it might be worth it.

Consider new bearings could be $200-700, and that would pay for a brand new 3kw spindle and VFD.

Can you test the runout...
Forum: General - MM Build Sat 31 March 2012, 12:06
Replies: 8
Views: 3,409
Posted By WTI
The machines the MM does look a lot like might be...

The machines the MM does look a lot like might be something along the lines of:

http://www.shopbottools.com/products.htm

http://www.ez-router.com/


So it might be best to compare the MM to...
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Sat 31 March 2012, 11:36
Replies: 8
Views: 2,192
Posted By WTI
When installing heavy, dangerous items like...

When installing heavy, dangerous items like speakers or TVs in public places, the code says that if your fastener can not make 3 complete engaged turns, you must move up to the next longer fastener.
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Fri 30 March 2012, 15:29
Replies: 3
Views: 1,637
Posted By WTI
Yeah, Sony got caught doing that with their...

Yeah, Sony got caught doing that with their portable media players. Rather sad.
Forum: The Market Place Thu 29 March 2012, 17:19
Replies: 31
Views: 8,461
Posted By WTI
Norvo, We have already run all the rails for...

Norvo,

We have already run all the rails for everyone.

There are a few people who have not responded to our calls or emails, so if anyone is still unreachable in the next week or so, you might...
Forum: The Market Place Tue 27 March 2012, 14:58
Replies: 31
Views: 8,461
Posted By WTI
Almost forgot the required V-wheel on rail...

Almost forgot the required V-wheel on rail picture...
Forum: The Market Place Tue 27 March 2012, 13:47
Replies: 31
Views: 8,461
Posted By WTI
We were out of town last week for a funeral, but...

We were out of town last week for a funeral, but this morning we started shipping out everyone's rails.

It turned out to be a little bit larger project that we initially imagined, but all of the...
Forum: General - MM Build Sun 25 March 2012, 22:22
Replies: 31
Views: 4,596
Posted By WTI
Sure, if you were only going to cut foam for...

Sure, if you were only going to cut foam for modeling, then you could make it lighter.

But for the rest of us who cut wood and the occasional aluminum, we need all the weight and stiffness we can...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 17 March 2012, 11:34
Replies: 778
Views: 103,218
Posted By WTI
Hah! Love it!

Hah! Love it!
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Fri 09 March 2012, 14:09
Replies: 184
Views: 39,654
Posted By WTI
If you have a seam in the rails, just make sure...

If you have a seam in the rails, just make sure that the seam does not hit 2 wheels at the same time - stagger your seams.
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Thu 08 March 2012, 18:35
Replies: 184
Views: 39,654
Posted By WTI
The bolt together idea has great appeal to may...

The bolt together idea has great appeal to may people.

Maybe you can fab your design and Metalhead can sell it as a RTA kit?
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 06 March 2012, 19:06
Replies: 1,078
Views: 190,567
Posted By WTI
I'm completely missing how the magnets are locked...

I'm completely missing how the magnets are locked to the shaft.

Were they bound with Loc-Tite at some point?
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 03 March 2012, 13:51
Replies: 1,078
Views: 190,567
Posted By WTI
Mariss from Geckodrive says you can dissasemble...

Mariss from Geckodrive says you can dissasemble square steppers, but not round ones - because you lose 60% of the torque by disturbing the magnetic field.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 03 March 2012, 12:37
Replies: 100
Views: 16,998
Posted By WTI
My dad says that braking resistors in mills used...

My dad says that braking resistors in mills used for tapping will stop the spindle in a quarter turn - but you are tapping much slower than milling.

He says a 1 second stop time might be a more...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 03 March 2012, 11:31
Replies: 100
Views: 16,998
Posted By WTI
Depending on your VFD, a large braking resistor...

Depending on your VFD, a large braking resistor can be installed that can stop the spindle within a half turn (so they say, I have no way to measure that).

The braking resistor on one of our mills...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 02 March 2012, 16:26
Replies: 133
Views: 20,692
Posted By WTI
I think MetalHead has some for sale.

I think MetalHead has some for sale.
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