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Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Mon 08 July 2019, 04:38
Replies: 105
Views: 16,195
Posted By jhiggins7
Looking good! And there's that 4th axis again. ...

Looking good! And there's that 4th axis again. I wish I had thought of extending my X rails so I could add a 4th axis like you did. I did configure a space in my control box for the 4th axis...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sun 07 July 2019, 04:37
Replies: 105
Views: 16,195
Posted By jhiggins7
I assume you are using a "good" taping fluid like...

I assume you are using a "good" taping fluid like Rapid Tap (https://www.travers.com/rapid-tap-cutting-fluid/p/81-001-641/). I was given the advice to use such a product 10 years ago when I built my...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sat 29 June 2019, 05:07
Replies: 105
Views: 16,195
Posted By jhiggins7
Classy! I'm running out of superlatives. ...

Classy! I'm running out of superlatives.

And, I learned something new from your schematic discussion (thanks for sharing). I hadn't thought of using the Arduino IDE with my own circuit. What a...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Fri 28 June 2019, 04:54
Replies: 105
Views: 16,195
Posted By jhiggins7
First class! So is there a microprocessor...

First class!

So is there a microprocessor in there somewhere?
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Mon 24 June 2019, 04:44
Replies: 105
Views: 16,195
Posted By jhiggins7
Oh my! A lesson re-learned. I'm still impressed...

Oh my! A lesson re-learned. I'm still impressed with your perseverance.
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Tue 18 June 2019, 05:14
Replies: 105
Views: 16,195
Posted By jhiggins7
Again, very nice work. Glad you were "present"....

Again, very nice work. Glad you were "present". You might consider one of these (https://www.ebay.com/itm/192400073360) to monitor and "alarm" on your spindle over-temperature
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sun 02 June 2019, 06:06
Replies: 105
Views: 16,195
Posted By jhiggins7
Nice work. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for the...

Nice work. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for the links, too.
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sun 02 June 2019, 05:58
Replies: 105
Views: 16,195
Posted By jhiggins7
Nice work. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for the...

Nice work. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for the links, too.
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sat 01 June 2019, 05:22
Replies: 105
Views: 16,195
Posted By jhiggins7
Very interesting! Could you provide a link to...

Very interesting! Could you provide a link to the source of the laser?

Please keep us posted.
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Wed 22 May 2019, 04:38
Replies: 1
Views: 213
Posted By jhiggins7
Welcome Lily.

Welcome Lily.
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Tue 21 May 2019, 04:52
Replies: 105
Views: 16,195
Posted By jhiggins7
Impressive design and implementation. Thanks for...

Impressive design and implementation. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Mon 20 May 2019, 05:15
Replies: 36
Views: 5,154
Posted By jhiggins7
Nice progress, motion looks smooth.

Nice progress, motion looks smooth.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 30 April 2019, 04:58
Replies: 205
Views: 49,811
Posted By jhiggins7
That's great news! Not bad for a 10 year old...

That's great news!

Not bad for a 10 year old machine.
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Mon 15 April 2019, 05:06
Replies: 105
Views: 16,195
Posted By jhiggins7
Very nice build, Ted. Have you figured out what...

Very nice build, Ted. Have you figured out what you're going to do about the 4th axis?

Suggestion. Slap some logo's on it and earn a serial number. It would be my pleasure to add your build to...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 04 February 2019, 05:13
Replies: 203
Views: 41,418
Posted By jhiggins7
Mich, RE: "I don't seem to be able to upload the...

Mich, RE: "I don't seem to be able to upload the .crv files". I remember "back in the day" we would just change the type on the file that the FORUM would not accept to something like .txt, upload...
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Sun 03 February 2019, 04:49
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By jhiggins7
Hi Paul. Welcome. My MechMate is 10 years...

Hi Paul. Welcome.

My MechMate is 10 years old and still going. But, I still remember how daunting the task seemed to be. You'll ask, "Where are the instructions?" They are NOT HERE. But once...
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Thu 01 November 2018, 05:07
Replies: 2
Views: 838
Posted By jhiggins7
Welcome Aye. Many "MechMate" builds documented...

Welcome Aye. Many "MechMate" builds documented on this FORUM are variations on the "standard MechMate". Your build sounds very interesting. We would really appreciate seeing your progress. That...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 20 September 2018, 05:45
Replies: 197
Views: 66,104
Posted By jhiggins7
Builder's Log Update

Congratulations on completing your 2nd MechMate. Here is the Updated Builder's Log (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1SDSq8C8mQKJzp0oTrXtHcTYXp_QmFlYev9zRc1X2nZE/edit?usp=sharing) with your...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 03 September 2018, 05:13
Replies: 445
Views: 91,026
Posted By jhiggins7
Nice! Sorry, I have no experience with...

Nice!

Sorry, I have no experience with Pathpilot.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 18 August 2018, 05:05
Replies: 445
Views: 91,026
Posted By jhiggins7
Al, Sounds good. Thanks for sharing your...

Al,

Sounds good. Thanks for sharing your new venture.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 04 August 2018, 05:26
Replies: 72
Views: 13,053
Posted By jhiggins7
Builder's Log Update

Yannick,

Congratulations on earning Serial Number #129. Here's the Updated Builder's Log ...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 03 August 2018, 05:33
Replies: 72
Views: 13,053
Posted By jhiggins7
Just a thought Yannick. We watch your progress...

Just a thought Yannick. We watch your progress with interest. Good luck.
Forum: Graphics & CAD Fri 03 August 2018, 05:29
Replies: 5
Views: 2,000
Posted By jhiggins7
Dan and Mike, I've used Fusion 360 for it's...

Dan and Mike,

I've used Fusion 360 for it's CAM function. It's very capable. It has a "learning curve".
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 03 August 2018, 05:21
Replies: 72
Views: 13,053
Posted By jhiggins7
That's what I thought when I saw it yesterday. I...

That's what I thought when I saw it yesterday. I suggest you award him a Serial Number.

What would it cost to send him a set of the vinyl MechMate logo's from the US? I suppose shipping and...
Forum: Motors & their mountings Thu 19 July 2018, 05:46
Replies: 21
Views: 10,602
Posted By jhiggins7
Hey Bill, I look forward to your new thread...

Hey Bill,

I look forward to your new thread regarding Clearpath servo's etc. Clearly, you have pioneered a whole new and promising approach to driving the MechMate.
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