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Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Mon 20 January 2020, 08:42
Replies: 12
Views: 580
Posted By MarkRH
Paul the plan calls for 2.75" wide main beams to...

Paul the plan calls for 2.75" wide main beams to make all the measurements work I believe. (Ted, im getting a diff measurement)
Yours are 6.5 , so a difference of 3 3/4" each side, so add both those...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sat 18 January 2020, 12:26
Replies: 19
Views: 4,131
Posted By MarkRH
Ted here are a few, I didnt take many during the...

Ted here are a few, I didnt take many during the build process as I should have. It was well worth the effort. All the heavier 1/4" thick material was welded with 7018 rod and the 1/8 and thinner was...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Wed 15 January 2020, 16:03
Replies: 19
Views: 4,131
Posted By MarkRH
Ted, you got it! thanks The Z has a different...

Ted, you got it! thanks
The Z has a different power supply + driver + stepper than the rest which came in a 3 pack.
I had overlooked the power dipswitch setting on Z axis, it only had half the amps...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Tue 14 January 2020, 16:08
Replies: 19
Views: 4,131
Posted By MarkRH
Thanks, Ted, Al , David for the directions. I...

Thanks, Ted, Al , David for the directions.
I checked grubs, spring tightness, even put my finger on the end of pinion while it was peck drilling and see and feel it missing a step within the motor,...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Mon 13 January 2020, 16:38
Replies: 19
Views: 4,131
Posted By MarkRH
16470 She's cutting! The accuracy is...

16470



She's cutting!
The accuracy is amazing.

Thanks to Gerald for his design and instruction thru the early part of this site, cant count how many times I referred to it while getting it...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 16 November 2019, 15:52
Replies: 122
Views: 30,683
Posted By MarkRH
Thanks Ted, Bought a 12v power supply not...

Thanks Ted,
Bought a 12v power supply not thinking the 126 already has it.
Yes they are... especially when you have the motor tuning way to fast and not zeroed, oh and no e-stops installed, makes...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 15 November 2019, 02:20
Replies: 122
Views: 30,683
Posted By MarkRH
Great build Ted! Just getting the first jogs...

Great build Ted!
Just getting the first jogs out of mine, still waiting on the rest of the correct wire to be delivered. Can you tell me what proxies you used and what aux power supply for them? I...
Forum: 50. Toolheads Thu 24 October 2019, 03:21
Replies: 15
Views: 4,308
Posted By MarkRH
Found this after it was already done, ...

Found this after it was already done,

November 2007, 04:36
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)

Cape Town
South Africa
Collet about 2" below the slide plate sounds fine.
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Fri 18 October 2019, 05:30
Replies: 18
Views: 2,093
Posted By MarkRH
Nice, a build with teknic I only remember...

Nice, a build with teknic
I only remember seeing 1 who upgraded to teknic and they are nema 23, im sure many will watch with interest.
Forum: 50. Toolheads Sat 12 October 2019, 06:07
Replies: 15
Views: 4,308
Posted By MarkRH
John, I made the stops just shy of the internal...

John, I made the stops just shy of the internal limits of gas shock like you and the post mention. Mounted the spindle w/ collet 1/4" above spoil board at slides lowest point which leaves the collet...
Forum: 50. Toolheads Thu 10 October 2019, 07:58
Replies: 15
Views: 4,308
Posted By MarkRH
I’ve read thru that and wondering should the...

I’ve read thru that and wondering should the collet be able to touch the spoil board? I’m mounting a 3kw spindle on the 10” slide, I guess I will lower the slide to bottom of travel, set the spindle...
Forum: 50. Toolheads Wed 09 October 2019, 03:13
Replies: 15
Views: 4,308
Posted By MarkRH
Does anyone know the measurement from the bottom ...

Does anyone know the measurement from the bottom of the collet to bottom of the z slide plate? Should the collet be able to hit the spoilboard ?
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Thu 28 February 2019, 03:11
Replies: 41
Views: 10,558
Posted By MarkRH
There is a thread in the gantry section on...

There is a thread in the gantry section on straightening propeller twist, if I were you id cut thru those welds with a thin disc clamp it flat and follow the welding sequence to minimise distortion.
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Mon 04 February 2019, 02:55
Replies: 15
Views: 4,757
Posted By MarkRH
Chuck good to hear you keep your machine so busy...

Chuck good to hear you keep your machine so busy you need a second. Paul, I asked that same question nov 2015 after I purchased the plans, there has been atleast one here to upgrade from steppers to...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 04 February 2019, 02:04
Replies: 216
Views: 55,540
Posted By MarkRH
Thanks Mich! They may be J.R.s? I vaguely...

Thanks Mich! They may be J.R.s? I vaguely remember him making some with standoffs like yours. Or run some electric to the sea container. Post some pictures when you get it to its new home. Just...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 03 February 2019, 06:44
Replies: 216
Views: 55,540
Posted By MarkRH
Nice machine! Mind sharing the belt reduction dxf?

Nice machine! Mind sharing the belt reduction dxf?
Forum: 50. Toolheads Thu 10 January 2019, 17:11
Replies: 15
Views: 4,308
Posted By MarkRH
Found a old thread on air drill, Ger you are in...

Found a old thread on air drill, Ger you are in it!
http://www.mechmate.com/forums/showthread.php?t=228
Chuck did you ever think of stacking the sheets? if it was pegboard with the same layout ,...
Forum: 50. Toolheads Wed 09 January 2019, 16:02
Replies: 15
Views: 4,308
Posted By MarkRH
Thanks for your reply Ger, I dont understand...

Thanks for your reply Ger, I dont understand macro's yet, the piggyback spindle sounds like a option, how would the drill being lowered by the air cylinder know its center? or can you apply offsets...
Forum: 50. Toolheads Tue 08 January 2019, 03:22
Replies: 15
Views: 4,308
Posted By MarkRH
Chuck my question would be how to control a...

Chuck my question would be how to control a second z with just a small drill on it, is it possible with mach? I looked at a used homebuilt machine yrs ago that had that setup but didnt get into...
Forum: 50. Toolheads Mon 07 January 2019, 06:15
Replies: 15
Views: 4,308
Posted By MarkRH
Have had the same question Chuck, second z slide...

Have had the same question Chuck, second z slide with a small drill motor would be nice but I dont know the software would work? Ive seen that set up on a homebuilt machine using vectric and mach.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 01 January 2019, 06:50
Replies: 102
Views: 31,971
Posted By MarkRH
Al what are you cutting mostly signs?, a spare...

Al what are you cutting mostly signs?, a spare wire would be a good diagnostic tool instead of searching for the break.I will be using mic cable until mine (not completed) earns its keep, and...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sun 30 December 2018, 05:57
Replies: 41
Views: 10,558
Posted By MarkRH
Looks good, how hard was it to roll over? What do...

Looks good, how hard was it to roll over? What do you guess it weighs? Im just getting to putting my table together and may have to leave legs off to have it clear ceiling height
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 17 January 2018, 11:37
Replies: 95
Views: 47,940
Posted By MarkRH
Is it possible to get the resolution fine enough...

Is it possible to get the resolution fine enough without gear reduction with servos?
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Wed 02 August 2017, 15:30
Replies: 19
Views: 4,131
Posted By MarkRH
Mike, that's good to know I somehow thought .30...

Mike, that's good to know I somehow thought .30 cents a ft was too good to be true.
(with 300ft roll of the stuff ill have to take up singing!)
John, I have a local tractor supply had forgot they...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 02 August 2017, 02:58
Replies: 21
Views: 13,379
Posted By MarkRH
Congrats Antonio, must be nice to see it cut the...

Congrats Antonio, must be nice to see it cut the first time!
Are you using direct Drive? And mach3?
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