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Forum: 55. Dust Management Sun 08 January 2012, 10:22
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Posted By oliver2257
Hi Russel, Your design is good. ...

Hi Russel,

Your design is good. http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/2081296/30663/Oneida-Ultimate-Dust-Deputy-II.aspx

I have one of the Oneida Dust Deputy and it works as you describe. The...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 12 December 2011, 09:54
Replies: 133
Views: 19,129
Posted By oliver2257
I made the same error. Reading Mike's input, I...

I made the same error. Reading Mike's input, I went over to check my resistors, no K, so I would have had the same problem and been wondering what was wrong. Thanks to all for such a great forum.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 11 December 2011, 22:08
Replies: 133
Views: 19,129
Posted By oliver2257
I would disconnect each wire at the gecko and at...

I would disconnect each wire at the gecko and at the stepper and use the continuity test feature on your volt meter (the tone), if it is a long run, get a jumper from one end and hook to the meter...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 11 December 2011, 18:34
Replies: 133
Views: 19,129
Posted By oliver2257
I am interested also. How are the motors wired?...

I am interested also. How are the motors wired? Bi polar parallel, bi polar series, 1/2 coil? Is there continuity between the Gecko and the motor on all leads?
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sun 11 December 2011, 09:55
Replies: 9
Views: 2,699
Posted By oliver2257
The front din rail is on 1 inch risers, the next...

The front din rail is on 1 inch risers, the next row on 2 inch. I double bolted them, very tight to the back panel. I do not want to have them come loose if I need to undo a top bolt. They also...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sat 10 December 2011, 23:24
Replies: 9
Views: 2,699
Posted By oliver2257
Hi Ken, Mike phrased it well, lots going on...

Hi Ken, Mike phrased it well, lots going on there. Thanks for taking the time to look.

Figuring out the wiring was complicated for me, for certain. I had lots of help. Lots of moving/adjusting...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sat 10 December 2011, 10:38
Replies: 9
Views: 2,699
Posted By oliver2257
Progress on Control Panel - Redwood City CA USA

Good progress on the control box. Attached are hand drawn wiring diagrams which combines Mike’s (Metalhead’s) momentary start stop buttons/ e stop with PMDX’s use of the 126 board and Mach 111...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 30 November 2011, 16:03
Replies: 414
Views: 47,737
Posted By oliver2257
I recommend trying Mike for parts. Automation...

I recommend trying Mike for parts. Automation Direct has all the items, I find them a very good supplier with good quality and they come in large quantities, way more that we would normally use. ...
Forum: 702. Power Supplies Wed 30 November 2011, 15:52
Replies: 0
Views: 1,561
Posted By oliver2257
Checking continuity of wiring with Antec Power Supply Connected

I am hoping to power up my project without having smoke and sparks and did a continuity test with a very good True RMS Multimeter. I was hearing what appeared to be a short between my L1 and L2...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 29 November 2011, 12:31
Replies: 133
Views: 19,129
Posted By oliver2257
I don't know if I missed it, but are you using XP...

I don't know if I missed it, but are you using XP 64 or XP 32? In Win 7 Mach tech support really!! want me to use Win 7 32 bit, on my computer. Win 7 64 bit does not crash my computer as it is said...
Forum: Driving Mechanisms: Rack/pinion, gears, screws, belts & chains Thu 24 November 2011, 15:15
Replies: 101
Views: 38,039
Posted By oliver2257
Mike, This looks like a great suggestion. ...

Mike,

This looks like a great suggestion. Makes it easy to make adjustments and then clamp firmly. Have you found it critical to have very close surfaces and thin film? How critical is the heat...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 24 November 2011, 15:10
Replies: 414
Views: 47,737
Posted By oliver2257
DB, I had occasion to call them a few times...

DB,

I had occasion to call them a few times for some information and bought a fuse block. I find them to be very responsive. Never tried e mail.
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Thu 21 July 2011, 16:23
Replies: 9
Views: 2,699
Posted By oliver2257
Typo big time

Serious error, Gerald is the man. I have no idea where Donald came from.
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Wed 20 July 2011, 21:54
Replies: 9
Views: 2,699
Posted By oliver2257
Progress on Control Panel - Redwood City CA USA

Hello,
I am a returning Mechmate builder. I first started in 2006 or so, had bent steel for the carriage and many things got in the way. I watched with amazement when Fabrica and Donald worked...
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