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Forum: The Market Place Mon 10 January 2011, 10:10
Replies: 24
Views: 7,772
Posted By Art
I do big columns

I can do columns up to 18" by 128" on my indexer. See examples at www.turningaround.org . I am located on south edge of Dallas,Texas. Freight costs get pretty steep so shipping may not be an...
Forum: General - MM Build Sun 17 October 2010, 16:42
Replies: 4
Views: 1,872
Posted By Art
table cost

That is some help as the AU and USD are the same so roughly 11K USD each machine. What I am looking for is in the US and cost of materials for table, no electronics or motors. Costs in other...
Forum: General - MM Build Sun 17 October 2010, 13:35
Replies: 4
Views: 1,872
Posted By Art
Update on build cost

I am planing my next build for a machine aimed at doing carvings. After 3 or 4 years looking at everything I could find I still think that the MM design is the best. Started determined to build a...
Forum: General - MM Build Tue 12 October 2010, 16:45
Replies: 0
Views: 1,285
Posted By Art
Carving machine build

Planning my third machine which willbe a 4x4. 1st was 18" by 128" indexer modified with a MM gantry and the second is a Joe's 4x4CNC Hybrid. The indexer is a real workhorse and the Joe CNC is a...
Forum: General - MM Build Mon 04 October 2010, 18:05
Replies: 11
Views: 2,931
Posted By Art
wire rope

How about wire rope? 1/8" has 1200 lb breaking strength and also it is used in plotters with 2 or 3 wraps around the powered shaft. Initialy Iwouls think that it would take 1000 or so high speed...
Forum: Dxf Library Fri 01 October 2010, 22:25
Replies: 16
Views: 8,820
Posted By Art
STL file

Aspire wil import DFX and STL files.
Forum: General - MM Build Sun 26 September 2010, 08:14
Replies: 11
Views: 2,931
Posted By Art
band

I had one suggestion of .003" metal band from McMaster Carr. It has the strength but number of flex cycles before failure is unknown. As I see it there are 2 options. Using a flat belt of...
Forum: General - MM Build Tue 21 September 2010, 05:13
Replies: 11
Views: 2,931
Posted By Art
Rolamite

Here is an article on the rolamite published in 1968 by Popular Science. http://www.rexresearch.com/wilkes/1wilkes.htm#pm Other than a component of nuculear weapons trigger, air bag deceleration...
Forum: General - MM Build Mon 20 September 2010, 17:55
Replies: 11
Views: 2,931
Posted By Art
DFX files

I just wanted the DXF files because I need to make changes to original design. In rolamite version only 1 motor used on long axis though gantry is still driven/pulled from both sides. Also will use...
Forum: General - MM Build Sun 19 September 2010, 20:46
Replies: 11
Views: 2,931
Posted By Art
rolamite machine

Got the Joe's CNC 4 by 4 Hybrid running and it is a nice hobby machine but needs more beef. Great learning experience but not a MM. I am going to start on a MM 4 by 4 but instead of lead screw or...
Forum: 40. Z-Slide Fri 10 September 2010, 07:29
Replies: 10
Views: 4,193
Posted By Art
lead screw

I upgraded to a lead screwand I definately think it is better. My indexer gets a LOT more impact force in the +Z and the rack and pinion would skip teeth.
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Tue 10 August 2010, 18:00
Replies: 7
Views: 2,631
Posted By Art
Naval use

I heard that 3Dprinters were being used by the navy on aircraft carriers. Eliminated thousands of spare parts and their storage space. They have to carry repair parts for aircraft etc. Also see...
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Wed 02 June 2010, 18:29
Replies: 17
Views: 2,656
Posted By Art
Controler

I am running Bob Campbell's controler on both of my machines. I haven't had any controler problems in the last 3 years. I know that he does ship overseas.
http://campbelldesigns.net/
Forum: 55. Dust Management Mon 24 May 2010, 06:49
Replies: 4
Views: 3,611
Posted By Art
Dust shoe on UTube

On Utube there are several excelent examples of dust shoes. At http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8ehFKTjZN4 is a commercial one that got great reviews on joescnc. Go to UTube and do a search on "...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 14 April 2010, 00:37
Replies: 82
Views: 25,654
Posted By Art
Retired

I am extremly fortunate that in my retirement the income from my shop is not necessary to keep a roof over my head. I planned to open a cabinet shop when I retired and in the 25 years before I built...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 13 April 2010, 19:29
Replies: 82
Views: 25,654
Posted By Art
Joe CNC Hybrid up and running.

The Hybrid is doing great but plan on replacing it with a MM after the Laser engraver project. Nice machine but doesen't have the rigity I want especially for non ferous metals. Nice thing is I...
Forum: Cutting various materials - bit selection, feeds, speeds Mon 12 April 2010, 06:59
Replies: 10
Views: 4,157
Posted By Art
re

I will deliver the poles today and they PRESENTLY fit the hole in the thread. I am woried that before the stairs are installed the pole will expand because of humity so I will recomend that the...
Forum: Cutting various materials - bit selection, feeds, speeds Sun 11 April 2010, 23:36
Replies: 10
Views: 4,157
Posted By Art
Design

I have no input for the design. Don't like what they came up with but have to what the customer wants.
Forum: Cutting various materials - bit selection, feeds, speeds Sun 11 April 2010, 11:57
Replies: 10
Views: 4,157
Posted By Art
re

That is the way I would have done it. But you know archetects.
Forum: Cutting various materials - bit selection, feeds, speeds Sun 11 April 2010, 08:10
Replies: 10
Views: 4,157
Posted By Art
Critical wood movement

I have a project for a spirial staircase. The center pole is 4.125" in diameter and 18' long in 2 pieces and the treads have a matching hole. Both are from fir. Treads are installed by sliding down...
Forum: Utility software Sat 27 March 2010, 07:02
Replies: 5
Views: 3,788
Posted By Art
still lurking

Finished up the JoeCNC Hybrid and it is a nice low use machine. Next project will be a 4by4 80 watt laser. helping devolop a DIY kit. Part of that will be to build another MM which I hope will be a...
Forum: Utility software Wed 24 March 2010, 20:42
Replies: 5
Views: 3,788
Posted By Art
Z zero setter REALLY fantastic

At http://cnczone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=100594 . It is an addon to the Mach Blue screen set. Short version. At boot up do a reference all. Using the movable puck tool is zeroed to material....
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Mon 15 February 2010, 11:01
Replies: 21
Views: 4,317
Posted By Art
MechMate commercial build

If you have the background in metal working, Mach3, electronics and computer skills you have the potential to make extra money and posibility a living by building and retailing the MechMate. $5000...
Forum: Test Area for this forum Fri 15 January 2010, 17:37
Replies: 9
Views: 4,633
Posted By Art
UTube requirements

I would like to do some movies for my site and Utube. What do I need in the way of a camera? Want to get the right one the first time but never worked with one so I need your help.
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Mon 28 December 2009, 16:30
Replies: 12
Views: 3,537
Posted By Art
Win7

I just got a new Dell Insperion with 8 Mg RAM and a 64 bit processor. With XP home it shows 3.25 MG Ram but msinfo shows 8 MG. With Vista it shows 8 MG. The only reason I would consider Vista or...
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