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Forum: Motors & their mountings Mon 04 July 2011, 16:04
Replies: 4
Views: 4,288
Posted By blakekoehn
Bad Chatter on new motors

A friend of mine is building a nice plasma table loosely based on the Mechmate design. I am trying to help him get the bugs out of it. He has these Oriental PK296...
Forum: The Market Place Sun 10 October 2010, 13:43
Replies: 3
Views: 2,775
Posted By blakekoehn
Number 47 for sale - Macon MS

I have my complete MM for sale.

4x8 table
Columbo spindle
Various bits
Dell computer with Mach 3

I built this mechmate in January of last year. I have not used it very much maybe 50 hours.
...
Forum: The Show Room Wed 09 June 2010, 08:14
Replies: 6
Views: 7,298
Posted By blakekoehn
Thanks Jayson, I have been collecting these kind...

Thanks Jayson, I have been collecting these kind of things from the various forums. I hope to build some of them but most of them never see the light of day because of my "time deficit":rolleyes:
Forum: The Show Room Tue 08 June 2010, 20:26
Replies: 6
Views: 7,298
Posted By blakekoehn
Me too, Me too!!! he shouts for a copy of the...

Me too, Me too!!! he shouts for a copy of the design!
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 14 April 2010, 12:48
Replies: 118
Views: 40,975
Posted By blakekoehn
Some Recent projects

I thought I might bump my thread to the top with some recent projects. Nothing great, just pictures of the everyday use of my Mechmate here in the sign shop. I am loving this machine!
...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 19 February 2010, 10:10
Replies: 118
Views: 40,975
Posted By blakekoehn
What are the implications of setting Mach 3 to...

What are the implications of setting Mach 3 to operate on a faster Hz then 25000? I set mine to 45000 and my top speed went from 490 to over 800IPM.
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Thu 18 February 2010, 07:49
Replies: 21
Views: 8,637
Posted By blakekoehn
I have given it some consideration to build and...

I have given it some consideration to build and sell MMs. However for all the same reasons listed above I have decided to hold off on that idea for right now. Also I had watched some of the drama...
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Sat 13 February 2010, 15:41
Replies: 4
Views: 2,308
Posted By blakekoehn
Good choice going with a Mechmate instead of a...

Good choice going with a Mechmate instead of a Shopbot. I just sold a Shopbot and built a MM. It took me three weeks to complete and around $5500.00. That does not include a spindle. I already had a...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 09 February 2010, 19:29
Replies: 118
Views: 40,975
Posted By blakekoehn
Had to go try it. Neat! Thanks!

Had to go try it. Neat! Thanks!
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 09 February 2010, 17:15
Replies: 118
Views: 40,975
Posted By blakekoehn
I have a question about Mach 3. In the Shopbot 3...

I have a question about Mach 3. In the Shopbot 3 software you could jog an axis a set distance. Say you wanted to move the X 2.25" you would put in the command JX2.25 and it would move exactly 2.25" ...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 09 February 2010, 11:27
Replies: 171
Views: 55,879
Posted By blakekoehn
Great going Dave. Keep working at it. I worked on...

Great going Dave. Keep working at it. I worked on several different aspects of it at the same time such as the control box while the paint was drying. I had parts scattered everywhere and thot i was...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 09 February 2010, 11:16
Replies: 118
Views: 40,975
Posted By blakekoehn
When working with the lower vac of a shopvac I...

When working with the lower vac of a shopvac I prefer a fixed foot and a door sweep over a spindle attached foot and a strip brush. A strip brush looses more vacuum thru the bristles. I can adjust...
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Tue 09 February 2010, 09:20
Replies: 26
Views: 9,311
Posted By blakekoehn
Wow! That is really Neat!

Wow! That is really Neat!
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 09 February 2010, 08:41
Replies: 118
Views: 40,975
Posted By blakekoehn
I can't edit the builder's log, but my table is...

I can't edit the builder's log, but my table is 49 x 97 inches.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 09 February 2010, 08:39
Replies: 118
Views: 40,975
Posted By blakekoehn
I used a door sweep similar to this one....

I used a door sweep similar to this one. http://www.itseasybeinggreen.com/self-stick-door-sweep.html
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 09 February 2010, 08:37
Replies: 118
Views: 40,975
Posted By blakekoehn
Dust Foot Pictures and DXF

47 WOW! That's Neat! Thanks Gerald!

Here are some pictures and a DXF of the dust foot. It worked great until the shopvac filled up. :D
Forum: 40. Z-Slide Mon 08 February 2010, 20:12
Replies: 10
Views: 9,173
Posted By blakekoehn
Post copied from elsewhere: . . . so I...

Post copied from elsewhere:

. . . so I could surface the table. . . . .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RL3M0n5sRLM
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 08 February 2010, 20:12
Replies: 118
Views: 40,975
Posted By blakekoehn
This ain't my first rodeo... I had a shopbot for...

This ain't my first rodeo... I had a shopbot for almost 2 years.

Had to post another video, you can see some closeups of the dust foot I cut out of 3/4 Birch and slapped together with a couple of...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 08 February 2010, 15:45
Replies: 118
Views: 40,975
Posted By blakekoehn
Here you go!!! The first cut!! Cutting a part for...

Here you go!!! The first cut!! Cutting a part for a temporary dust foot.:D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9DCNcvuv30
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 04 February 2010, 17:24
Replies: 118
Views: 40,975
Posted By blakekoehn
The top speed in Mach, at least in the "motor...

The top speed in Mach, at least in the "motor tuning" dialog box is 490ipm. That is probably fast enough for all practical purposes but I was wondering how JR got 1150 out of his? I would imagine it...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 04 February 2010, 17:22
Replies: 118
Views: 40,975
Posted By blakekoehn
Well it is ready to cut. I have been jogging it...

Well it is ready to cut. I have been jogging it around the table with the spinning spindle in the air. I have to sit down and study Mach a little more and cut something. I sold my dust collector and...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 03 February 2010, 16:18
Replies: 118
Views: 40,975
Posted By blakekoehn
Complete except for cables

All that is left is to hook up the motor cables. And install limit switches. I hope to have it operational tomorrow. The limit switches will have to wait till some more signs are complete. My wife is...
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Wed 03 February 2010, 15:37
Replies: 21
Views: 7,191
Posted By blakekoehn
Gary, I just sold a Shopbot so I could build...

Gary,

I just sold a Shopbot so I could build a MM. They are not even comparable. If Mechmate was Secratariat, then Shopbot is whatever finished last that year.

I have spent 3 weeks and $5500 on...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 01 February 2010, 07:37
Replies: 518
Views: 153,680
Posted By blakekoehn
Welcome Russell! I bought my shielded cable from...

Welcome Russell! I bought my shielded cable from a local home security and radio communication company.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 30 January 2010, 13:45
Replies: 118
Views: 40,975
Posted By blakekoehn
We Have LIFTOFF!!! It was the charge pump...

We Have LIFTOFF!!! It was the charge pump settings in mach3. Man you don't know how good that makes me feel!:D
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