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Forum: Troubleshooting Fri 19 February 2021, 08:58
Replies: 2
Views: 772
Posted By Kenrbass
On the last page of the mach screen you can view...

On the last page of the mach screen you can view the inputs. Touch the plate to a good ground while watchine the inputs. Sometimes older routers don't ground through them after lots of running. If...
Forum: The Market Place Sun 19 January 2014, 19:17
Replies: 3
Views: 4,360
Posted By Kenrbass
I'm interested. I sent a pm but have gotten no...

I'm interested. I sent a pm but have gotten no response.
Forum: The Market Place Fri 13 April 2012, 13:47
Replies: 67
Views: 31,463
Posted By Kenrbass
Al, I appreciate that you gave me a free copy of...

Al, I appreciate that you gave me a free copy of v24, but when the post processor wouldn't work, you stopped contacting me and would not return my emails. I deleted my free copy and feel happy that I...
Forum: Motors & their mountings Sun 14 November 2010, 07:24
Replies: 278
Views: 165,527
Posted By Kenrbass
JR, Gears with a keyway can be purchased. I...

JR,

Gears with a keyway can be purchased. I have them on my machine (shopbot) and bought them through them. They were about 15 dollars each. I think the shaft size on my motors is 14mm. I'm sure...
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Sun 07 November 2010, 07:48
Replies: 16
Views: 8,718
Posted By Kenrbass
Interesting discussion. I am sure Mike...

Interesting discussion.

I am sure Mike purchased the site with the intent on making money selling parts. I really would not expect him to take all of this on for free.

From my perspective of...
Forum: Troubleshooting Tue 19 October 2010, 18:53
Replies: 2
Views: 3,816
Posted By Kenrbass
The next to the last post on this thread has a...

The next to the last post on this thread has a wiring diagram along with good info on setting it up. It helped me quite a bit, but I am not running Mach, so I can't help on that section.
...
Forum: 50. Toolheads Sun 10 October 2010, 04:58
Replies: 23
Views: 11,521
Posted By Kenrbass
Every time I increase something on mine, it...

Every time I increase something on mine, it brings out other areas that need work.

Get a bigger spindle, the gantry may need some extra suupport, or your vac hold down systme can't hold the parts....
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 01 October 2010, 10:23
Replies: 171
Views: 67,008
Posted By Kenrbass
With my dust collector and everything else...

With my dust collector and everything else running in my shop, noise it not really an issue. It is about half the volume of my old PC router.

I have been told not to use the pump that comes with...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 01 October 2010, 07:44
Replies: 171
Views: 67,008
Posted By Kenrbass
The fan is mounted to the top of the spindle...

The fan is mounted to the top of the spindle shaft and blows air down through cooling ports when the motor is running.

I ran it 10 hrs straight yesterday on the bench. It got warm, but not to hot...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 01 October 2010, 07:31
Replies: 171
Views: 67,008
Posted By Kenrbass
Robert, Here is a 3kw air cooled version I...

Robert,

Here is a 3kw air cooled version I got off of ebay.

http://cgi.ebay.com/3KW-AIR-COOLED-SPINDLE-MOTOR-AND-VFD-INVERTER-DRIVE-NEW-/260660831887?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cb098a68f...
Forum: 50. Toolheads Wed 29 September 2010, 10:09
Replies: 84
Views: 64,183
Posted By Kenrbass
Joe, thanks for the info. I have one comming...

Joe, thanks for the info.

I have one comming with the same stlye fvd.

I went with the 3kw air cooled, but the vfd looks identical. Waiting for ups. lol
Forum: General - MM Build Tue 28 September 2010, 07:29
Replies: 12
Views: 7,050
Posted By Kenrbass
If you set it for "peck drilling" it will help a...

If you set it for "peck drilling" it will help a lot. Depending on your program and if you have that option. Have it plunge a little at a time and come out for cooliing. The section where the up and...
Forum: Driving Mechanisms: Rack/pinion, gears, screws, belts & chains Thu 23 September 2010, 19:02
Replies: 449
Views: 281,916
Posted By Kenrbass
Very interesting design. I have a question for...

Very interesting design. I have a question for you.

What will keep the rack from being shoved away from the Z car?

I was thinking a bearing riding on the back side of the rack may be better...
Forum: Troubleshooting Sun 22 August 2010, 14:05
Replies: 10
Views: 7,904
Posted By Kenrbass
Try the first two passes in climb mode and the...

Try the first two passes in climb mode and the final in conventional and it will help some.

If it is not segments in your design, it has to be a little slop in the machine somewhere.

Kenneth
Forum: The Show Room Wed 12 May 2010, 13:50
Replies: 24
Views: 22,869
Posted By Kenrbass
Funny how the special ONLY for mechmate users, is...

Funny how the special ONLY for mechmate users, is on the shopbot forum as well.

I wish you good luck, but they sure don't look comfortable.

Kenneth
Forum: The Market Place Sun 18 April 2010, 08:10
Replies: 93
Views: 56,549
Posted By Kenrbass
I found this place doing a retro tool change...

I found this place doing a retro tool change system on a porter cable router.
It looks interesting.

http://www.midwestrapidtool.com/

Has anybody tried one?

Kenneth
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Thu 28 January 2010, 10:01
Replies: 136
Views: 103,801
Posted By Kenrbass
How good is your dust collection going to be and...

How good is your dust collection going to be and will you ALWAYS use it? I would suggest the rubber.

When you fly cut an mdf spoilboard you will understand. lol

Kenneth
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 13 January 2010, 23:05
Replies: 118
Views: 52,846
Posted By Kenrbass
Blake, just an fyi on the old bot. I have those...

Blake, just an fyi on the old bot. I have those same motors on my prt and prs machines. It will jog at 10 inches a second withought loosing steps with the 4g board. That board has 50 volts to it and...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Wed 13 January 2010, 11:26
Replies: 136
Views: 103,801
Posted By Kenrbass
Cheering you on

Steve, I will be cheering you on.

I like the idea of brass rollers, but while you have everything set up it may be smart to make more.

After a few hundred hours the rails on the bot show just...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sat 09 January 2010, 05:47
Replies: 136
Views: 103,801
Posted By Kenrbass
Van, we are very close. I used to live in pecan...

Van, we are very close. I used to live in pecan grove, but now I am off of Reading road and 59 area.

Are you the Van that had the woodworking shop on 3rd street in Rosenberg? It was called buffalo...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Fri 08 January 2010, 19:59
Replies: 136
Views: 103,801
Posted By Kenrbass
All of my stuff is from prt 'bots, and not really...

All of my stuff is from prt 'bots, and not really what is used on the mechmate. Z slide, steppers, meanwell power supply,, stuff like that.

I still may build a small one dedicated for dovetail...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Fri 08 January 2010, 13:54
Replies: 136
Views: 103,801
Posted By Kenrbass
not to far away

You guys are all around me. I am in Rosenberg Tx. My son is in college station and comming home today for a few.

I have many parts rounded up for mine, but ran across a shopbot and bought that...
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Fri 26 June 2009, 10:30
Replies: 14
Views: 7,804
Posted By Kenrbass
Mine is a modified version of Gary's. It has been...

Mine is a modified version of Gary's. It has been cleaned and painted since the welding/bracing job, but mainly this shows that I leave the end attached to the table. I may make a longer one in the...
Forum: 70. Control Systems Mon 22 June 2009, 12:31
Replies: 4
Views: 3,937
Posted By Kenrbass
The more I think about it the more it seems like...

The more I think about it the more it seems like using the ttl signals is better than a current sent to a stepper.

I was thinking someone may have done it before and knew the what if's.

If it...
Forum: 70. Control Systems Mon 22 June 2009, 11:08
Replies: 4
Views: 3,937
Posted By Kenrbass
Thanks mike, I have been tracing the step and...

Thanks mike, I have been tracing the step and pulse inputs to the current drivers and it seems pretty straight foreward. I was wondering if anyone had left a board alone and used the normal outputs...
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