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Forum: The Market Place Mon 27 March 2017, 02:05
Replies: 13
Views: 6,027
Posted By Surfcnc
Yes it is... I will send you a PM with some...

Yes it is... I will send you a PM with some contact details.

Regards
Ross
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 10 March 2017, 01:23
Replies: 91
Views: 23,272
Posted By Surfcnc
Congratulations David

Anyone who makes a machine then a boat has got it in spaces.
Well done and hope your days sailing are long and enjoyable.

Kind Regards
Ross
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 02 June 2016, 01:29
Replies: 719
Views: 93,586
Posted By Surfcnc
Bruce ... ouch !! Take it slow and heal up...

Bruce ... ouch !!
Take it slow and heal up properly.

You showed great ingenuity using the bolts and nuts to hold the belt drive plates apart.
The two lower ones on the drive can be drilled out...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 16 September 2015, 21:34
Replies: 1,078
Views: 192,431
Posted By Surfcnc
Composite Surfboard Skins

Hi all

The Mechmate is still the best tool in the shed.
This time the machine made a good layup table and then cut some fiberglass skins out for me.

3 x 4Oz layers of fiberglass cloth are...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 15 August 2015, 04:56
Replies: 95
Views: 29,931
Posted By Surfcnc
Hi Bill No problem on the video you have...

Hi Bill
No problem on the video you have already done plenty.

Ross
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 13 August 2015, 05:01
Replies: 95
Views: 29,931
Posted By Surfcnc
Thanks Bill for sharing your AC Servo...

Thanks Bill for sharing your AC Servo experiences.
In time a video of your machine running with the Servo's might be very informative.

Thanks
Ross
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 03 June 2015, 05:16
Replies: 1,078
Views: 192,431
Posted By Surfcnc
Hi All I see you have figured it all out in...

Hi All

I see you have figured it all out in my absence.
As Pete says they are dusty but the finish is one a lazy man can quickly grow to love.
Also correct on the diamond coated bits.
I know of...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 02 June 2015, 05:05
Replies: 1,078
Views: 192,431
Posted By Surfcnc
Hi Nils Done.

Hi Nils

Done.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 24 May 2015, 03:06
Replies: 1,078
Views: 192,431
Posted By Surfcnc
It has been quite some time and at this point I...

It has been quite some time and at this point I am having trouble recalling :confused:
Ross
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 06 September 2014, 19:14
Replies: 241
Views: 45,635
Posted By Surfcnc
Thanks Danilo for the specifics on the motors. ...

Thanks Danilo for the specifics on the motors.

My limited understanding is to avoid high inductance motors if you want high RPM as the back EMF becomes huge with increasing RPM.
That is how your...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 06 September 2014, 18:33
Replies: 241
Views: 45,635
Posted By Surfcnc
Hi Kim Your motor wiring also impacts on...

Hi Kim

Your motor wiring also impacts on keeping torque up at higher revs.
We have a habit here of wiring only one half of the coils but bipolar parallel gives the most "power" if you have 8...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 06 September 2014, 18:01
Replies: 241
Views: 45,635
Posted By Surfcnc
Hi Kim Your supply voltage has an impact on...

Hi Kim

Your supply voltage has an impact on this.

Ross
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 06 September 2014, 17:58
Replies: 241
Views: 45,635
Posted By Surfcnc
Hi Pete I was referring to Kim's statement...

Hi Pete

I was referring to Kim's statement so your in the clear :)
Kim's post was just one of these "well mine's not working" statements that leaves a little too much to guesswork.

Ross
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 06 September 2014, 17:45
Replies: 241
Views: 45,635
Posted By Surfcnc
Also weight and friction of your set up impacts...

Also weight and friction of your set up impacts on performance.
There is just not enough to go on to make any comparison.

Ross
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 06 September 2014, 17:42
Replies: 241
Views: 45,635
Posted By Surfcnc
Statements like that are meaningless as whatever...

Statements like that are meaningless as whatever you have set your microstepping to significantly impacts that performance.

Ross
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 06 September 2014, 17:37
Replies: 241
Views: 45,635
Posted By Surfcnc
The stepper driver he is using is a good one. ...

The stepper driver he is using is a good one.
Lots of digital tricks inside.

Ross
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 18 August 2014, 04:55
Replies: 1,078
Views: 192,431
Posted By Surfcnc
Hi Fox The lines that were used on my...

Hi Fox

The lines that were used on my machine were just big box food grade clear lines.
The chemical incompatibility issues appear to be overstated esp for our application.
I have had a very...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 14 August 2014, 06:03
Replies: 1,078
Views: 192,431
Posted By Surfcnc
Hexacopter

Hi All

Forgot that I never posted the hexacopter that I designed and prototyped for my flying friend.

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15018

Enjoy
Ross
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Thu 14 August 2014, 05:50
Replies: 28
Views: 6,725
Posted By Surfcnc
Hi Dennis Brad and Sean know their stuff,...

Hi Dennis

Brad and Sean know their stuff, good names to remember if one was to think about building a CNC machine :)

Welcome to the Mechmate forum.
Read as extensively as you can.
This site...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 14 August 2014, 05:33
Replies: 1,078
Views: 192,431
Posted By Surfcnc
MDF Sign

Hi All

Was buying some food for the beast and came across this sign at a "big box" store.

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My Mechmate is of course not scared of MDF dust as it never gets a chance to escape using my...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 26 July 2014, 23:10
Replies: 1,078
Views: 192,431
Posted By Surfcnc
Hi Darren Yes it is 3mm MDF, the lighting...

Hi Darren

Yes it is 3mm MDF, the lighting does funny things.
The final parts are 3.0mm and 1.5mm G10 epoxy fiberglass composite.

Regards
Ross
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 25 July 2014, 21:08
Replies: 1,078
Views: 192,431
Posted By Surfcnc
Hi All When I prototyped a new hexacopter,...

Hi All

When I prototyped a new hexacopter, the guy I was doing it for video taped it.
Not that it is anything new given the number of videos I have posted in the past, however I realised that it...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 09 July 2014, 22:05
Replies: 1,078
Views: 192,431
Posted By Surfcnc
Hi All It took some time to get the new...

Hi All

It took some time to get the new Quadcopter built and then a video produced.
This is none of my own work except for the design of the parts and the machining.
...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 19 June 2014, 06:22
Replies: 1,078
Views: 192,431
Posted By Surfcnc
Made the replacement and updated plates today, it...

Made the replacement and updated plates today, it is easy work for the Mechmate.

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It will be sometime until the 3mm carbide burr type cutters come from China.
For the time being the 3mm...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 19 June 2014, 02:44
Replies: 1,078
Views: 192,431
Posted By Surfcnc
It flew so high we lost sight of it, after that...

It flew so high we lost sight of it, after that the wind took over.
Fortunately I was a spectator (who quickly tuned into search party member).

Regards
Ross
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