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Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Wed 16 September 2009, 09:33
Replies: 409
Views: 59,103
Posted By Doug_Ford
I tried connecting to some of those stations that...

I tried connecting to some of those stations that said they broadcast in Xhosa because I wanted to hear it. They were speaking a language foreign to my ears but I didn't hear anything particularly...
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Wed 16 September 2009, 09:13
Replies: 409
Views: 59,103
Posted By Doug_Ford
I love Boeremusiek. Although the instruments are...

I love Boeremusiek. Although the instruments are different, it reminds me of the music you hear in the beer halls in Munich. Drinking liter mugs of beer in the Hofbrau Haus in Munich is the most...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 16 September 2009, 08:35
Replies: 183
Views: 41,117
Posted By Doug_Ford
Dmitriy, Whether or not you need all of...

Dmitriy,

Whether or not you need all of those fans and heat sinks, it looks REALLY sharp. Kind of like a big V8 engine under the hood of a small car. I like it. Good luck with everything.
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Tue 15 September 2009, 09:55
Replies: 409
Views: 59,103
Posted By Doug_Ford
Thanks for the info Gerald. I was able to listen...

Thanks for the info Gerald. I was able to listen to your favorite station and listened to Highveld radio for a while too. It was cool to sit in my chair and listen to South African radio. Other...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 15 September 2009, 07:23
Replies: 46
Views: 9,889
Posted By Doug_Ford
That looks beautiful to me Pete.

That looks beautiful to me Pete.
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Tue 15 September 2009, 07:20
Replies: 409
Views: 59,103
Posted By Doug_Ford
I've learned a lot about South African culture on...

I've learned a lot about South African culture on this forum but y'all haven't talked about what kind of music y'all listen to. So I've got two questions. 1. If I hit the scan button on the radio...
Forum: 55. Dust Management Mon 14 September 2009, 20:39
Replies: 9
Views: 4,392
Posted By Doug_Ford
You ought to build a cool gantry system like Alan...

You ought to build a cool gantry system like Alan in South Africa.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 14 September 2009, 15:24
Replies: 451
Views: 84,727
Posted By Doug_Ford
I can already tell that your Mechmate will be a...

I can already tell that your Mechmate will be a work of art. Can't wait to see pictures of it.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 14 September 2009, 15:13
Replies: 129
Views: 28,686
Posted By Doug_Ford
Congrats Martin. I'm envious of your water...

Congrats Martin. I'm envious of your water cooled spindle.
Forum: Troubleshooting Mon 14 September 2009, 08:00
Replies: 191
Views: 33,754
Posted By Doug_Ford
Nils, Those are the motors that I'm using. ...

Nils,

Those are the motors that I'm using. I don't recall resetting the debounce nor why I would have done that. If I remember correctly, I set the kernal at that setting because my testing...
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Sun 13 September 2009, 17:30
Replies: 1
Views: 1,299
Posted By Doug_Ford
You have a couple of options. 1. Go back to...

You have a couple of options.

1. Go back to the main forum screen and there are three sections. One is: Mechmates that are already cutting. I don't remember the names of the other ones. Click...
Forum: Troubleshooting Sun 13 September 2009, 17:14
Replies: 191
Views: 33,754
Posted By Doug_Ford
Yes. It was cut on the diagonal. I haven't...

Yes. It was cut on the diagonal. I haven't tested at those speeds but I will do so. Give me a day or two.

I'm starting to wonder if maybe one of my wheels on the car is not fully seated in a...
Forum: Troubleshooting Sun 13 September 2009, 13:53
Replies: 191
Views: 33,754
Posted By Doug_Ford
As requested. This is 3/4" mdf cut with a 1/4"...

As requested. This is 3/4" mdf cut with a 1/4" carbide bit at around 60 ipm in a single pass. The other side didn't have a pattern but there was a small amount of chatter. I used chalk to help...
Forum: Troubleshooting Sun 13 September 2009, 13:39
Replies: 191
Views: 33,754
Posted By Doug_Ford
Awwww....come on Sean. I was enjoying it. :D

Awwww....come on Sean. I was enjoying it. :D
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 13 September 2009, 10:10
Replies: 141
Views: 33,185
Posted By Doug_Ford
I bet Heath had just never thought about it. ...

I bet Heath had just never thought about it. Neither had I but I'm glad you pointed it out Gerald. Heck, until a couple of years ago, I thought the expression, "for all intents and purposes..." was...
Forum: About this Forum Sat 12 September 2009, 09:47
Replies: 47
Views: 12,272
Posted By Doug_Ford
Congratulations on your daughter's wedding. ...

Congratulations on your daughter's wedding. Pretty soon, you and your wife will become empty nesters!! We're almost there ourselves.
Forum: Troubleshooting Sat 12 September 2009, 09:41
Replies: 191
Views: 33,754
Posted By Doug_Ford
I'm not buying the resonance argument when the...

I'm not buying the resonance argument when the runout is so small and the pattern looks like Nils' does. Sorry.
Forum: Troubleshooting Fri 11 September 2009, 13:55
Replies: 191
Views: 33,754
Posted By Doug_Ford
I don't want to sound argumentative but how could...

I don't want to sound argumentative but how could run out in the spindle be responsible for creating a pattern? I don't mean chatter, I mean a uniform pattern like Nils has.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 11 September 2009, 13:46
Replies: 141
Views: 33,185
Posted By Doug_Ford
Congrats Marius. Looking good.

Congrats Marius. Looking good.
Forum: About this Forum Fri 11 September 2009, 13:42
Replies: 47
Views: 12,272
Posted By Doug_Ford
You really are a saint Gerald. So Wolf is...

You really are a saint Gerald.

So Wolf is your last name!!! I had been wondering what it was. :D
Forum: Troubleshooting Thu 10 September 2009, 18:04
Replies: 191
Views: 33,754
Posted By Doug_Ford
Great input Jed. Yes, Nils. It seems to...

Great input Jed.

Yes, Nils. It seems to me that the fact that you still have chatter would indicate that the computer is fine.

I still think it is a resolution problem. The chatter you...
Forum: Troubleshooting Thu 10 September 2009, 17:34
Replies: 191
Views: 33,754
Posted By Doug_Ford
I don't know if I'll be much help Nils. This...

I don't know if I'll be much help Nils. This might be a case of the blind leading the blind. I'm no whiz on the electrical stuff but I'm happy to try to assist.

Sorry I didn't answer you before...
Forum: Troubleshooting Thu 10 September 2009, 08:12
Replies: 191
Views: 33,754
Posted By Doug_Ford
Good idea Ros. Nils, if you move the car...

Good idea Ros.

Nils, if you move the car into the middle of the table with the Z axis all the way up, you shouldn't damage anything during Gerald's recommended test. Just don't cut anything at...
Forum: Troubleshooting Wed 09 September 2009, 10:15
Replies: 191
Views: 33,754
Posted By Doug_Ford
Oh yeah. You can check the backlash in your gear...

Oh yeah. You can check the backlash in your gear box with a dial test indicator. Google it and I'll bet you find pictures of the set up. Harbor Freight has cheap dial indicators.
Forum: Troubleshooting Wed 09 September 2009, 10:13
Replies: 191
Views: 33,754
Posted By Doug_Ford
Jeff, You beat me to it. I was also going...

Jeff,

You beat me to it. I was also going to suggest the angled cuts. However, I would like to add an explanation as to why Nils should try this technique. There are a lot of us that think this...
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