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Forum: 70. Control Systems Mon 08 October 2018, 14:54
Replies: 18
Views: 2,520
Posted By TheDave
Chopper, I remember this same discussion long...

Chopper,
I remember this same discussion long ago about servo vs. stepper. I found the thread and actually Mike and Gerald were discussing it:
http://mechmate.com/forums/showthread.php?t=261
...
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Mon 08 January 2018, 15:12
Replies: 25
Views: 4,012
Posted By TheDave
Well just my 2 cents here since this is a pretty...

Well just my 2 cents here since this is a pretty interesting subject.

I got the free plans back in 2007 or 2008 and partnered with a local builder. My business plan was to make custom woodworking...
Forum: 80. Computer Hardware & Software Thu 13 July 2017, 12:44
Replies: 6
Views: 3,561
Posted By TheDave
I was doing some more reading and found this on...

I was doing some more reading and found this on the Gecko Drive web site:

"A motor control will always draw less than 2/3 of the motor’s rated current when it is parallel (or half-winding)...
Forum: 80. Computer Hardware & Software Thu 06 July 2017, 07:00
Replies: 6
Views: 3,561
Posted By TheDave
Sergio, that is awesome!! I see a kitchen table...

Sergio, that is awesome!! I see a kitchen table project for me real soon!!
Forum: 80. Computer Hardware & Software Wed 05 July 2017, 09:52
Replies: 6
Views: 3,561
Posted By TheDave
Sergio, thanks for the link! I was also...

Sergio, thanks for the link! I was also impressed to find a CNC board for my Raspberry Pi that includes an Arduino Nano pre-programmed with Grbl software:...
Forum: General - MM Build Thu 07 October 2010, 11:28
Replies: 11
Views: 3,093
Posted By TheDave
The article you linked to mentions what they...

The article you linked to mentions what they use...

"But, I wondered, doesn't all that flexing of the band cause it to wear out eventually? Doesn't metal fatigue cause it to break? Those were...
Forum: General - MM Build Fri 24 September 2010, 20:51
Replies: 11
Views: 3,093
Posted By TheDave
I don't know if this will work, but... ...

I don't know if this will work, but...
http://www.fennerdrives.com/high_performance_composite_vbelts/powertwist_home.aspx?gclid=CO6gk667oaQCFQHW5wodxykb4g

I've replaced every single v-belt in my...
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Fri 20 August 2010, 11:42
Replies: 15
Views: 2,613
Posted By TheDave
Thanks Ken!! There's only one problem - I notice...

Thanks Ken!! There's only one problem - I notice the Games category in the AppDb. Looks like I can get out that box of DOS games, too! This may derail my MechMate project for a little while....
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Thu 19 August 2010, 11:14
Replies: 15
Views: 2,613
Posted By TheDave
Thanks for the suggestions! I had never heard of...

Thanks for the suggestions! I had never heard of WINE, looks like a good solution! That old 486 of mine won't last forever...
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Tue 17 August 2010, 11:18
Replies: 15
Views: 2,613
Posted By TheDave
Wow, I've just found the link someone posted for...

Wow, I've just found the link someone posted for freeCAD.com. Lots to look through! I'm still curious to see what other Linux based CAM programs others may be using.
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Mon 16 August 2010, 10:49
Replies: 15
Views: 2,613
Posted By TheDave
Install of EMC bundled with Ubuntu was a breeze! ...

Install of EMC bundled with Ubuntu was a breeze! EMC seems pretty easy to use as well. Lots to learn, but I'm getting there.

I have AutoCAD R10 (and the old 486 DX I installed it on!), so now...
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Sat 14 August 2010, 10:50
Replies: 15
Views: 2,613
Posted By TheDave
Thanks Brad - I have the Ubuntu bootable CD but...

Thanks Brad - I have the Ubuntu bootable CD but didn't realize I could get one that boots into EMC!

And I'm happily surprised with my donated computer! It's a dell Optiplex GX50, 512 MB Ram, 40GB...
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Thu 12 August 2010, 12:00
Replies: 15
Views: 2,613
Posted By TheDave
Thanks for the encouragement! This weekend I'm...

Thanks for the encouragement! This weekend I'm getting a few old computers people are donating to me, so I should be able to start installing Linux. I'm leaning towards Ubuntu, but we'll see.
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Tue 10 August 2010, 11:26
Replies: 15
Views: 2,613
Posted By TheDave
Starting My Build, Thinking of Linux - Toledo, OH

I've been actively lurking here for about 2 years now and am finally starting my build (sort of). I actually started about 18 months ago - I partnered with a contractor who was going to get jobs...
Forum: General - MM Build Mon 28 June 2010, 11:34
Replies: 96
Views: 35,788
Posted By TheDave
For amperage settings look on the box of...

For amperage settings look on the box of electrodes. That will tell you the recommended amperage for that particular electrode.

It will probably list a sizable range, like 75 - 185 amps. Where...
Forum: 50. Toolheads Mon 07 June 2010, 12:35
Replies: 49
Views: 20,309
Posted By TheDave
Everywhere I look, the Leica DISTO™ D330i sells...

Everywhere I look, the Leica DISTO™ D330i sells for USD $379. I like the Bosch one you listed, about $100. Definitely worth hacking!
Forum: 50. Toolheads Sat 05 June 2010, 20:43
Replies: 49
Views: 20,309
Posted By TheDave
Love this idea!! Preliminary find: ...

Love this idea!!

Preliminary find:
http://scientificsonline.com/product.asp_Q_pn_E_3095300

I think this does more than what we need and probably costs too much.
Forum: General - MM Build Thu 08 April 2010, 21:31
Replies: 54
Views: 16,455
Posted By TheDave
...getting back to your garage floor. I think...

...getting back to your garage floor. I think it's in excellent shape for a 30 year old floor!

One question - is your garage going to be heated? I don't mean 75 degrees in the dead of winter, but...
Forum: 10. Base Table Thu 08 April 2010, 20:53
Replies: 84
Views: 25,996
Posted By TheDave
Just a thought

Your table is looking good! I just had a thought.

You are going to spend a lot of time coping both ends of those c-channels to fit into your table sides (red circle). Why not invert the channel...
Forum: 10. Base Table Sat 03 April 2010, 02:38
Replies: 84
Views: 25,996
Posted By TheDave
Have you seen Art's thread for his version of the...

Have you seen Art's thread for his version of the MechMate?

http://www.mechmate.com/forums/showthread.php?t=174

It sounds to me like you want something similar to what he built.
Forum: General - MM Build Sat 03 April 2010, 02:07
Replies: 5
Views: 1,675
Posted By TheDave
You will be in no physical danger if you use the...

You will be in no physical danger if you use the old welding rods. Just to be clear - a welding rod that has absorbed lots of moisture will not explode or cause any other physical harm. It will...
Forum: The Market Place Thu 04 March 2010, 18:13
Replies: 22
Views: 5,287
Posted By TheDave
Guys, I merely suggested an approach someone...

Guys,

I merely suggested an approach someone could take. The accuracy of the results depends greatly on the skill of the person who sets it up and does the work. Someone who knows what size...
Forum: The Market Place Tue 02 March 2010, 12:21
Replies: 22
Views: 5,287
Posted By TheDave
Or if you have a standard drill press with an end...

Or if you have a standard drill press with an end mill chucked in, you could just clamp a piece of angle on the table (with the hypotenuse of the triangle on the face of the table). When you lay...
Forum: General - MM Build Thu 17 December 2009, 12:27
Replies: 49
Views: 15,696
Posted By TheDave
Wow, I just had an epiphany while moving my drill...

Wow, I just had an epiphany while moving my drill press last night, and realized that I never worry about the drill press table. Now I understand what you are saying!!!!

Hmmm, now I will really...
Forum: General - MM Build Thu 16 April 2009, 11:47
Replies: 49
Views: 15,696
Posted By TheDave
I think you could come up with a decent design...

I think you could come up with a decent design without spending a lot of money. However, you need to consider the time you will spend setting up your table every time you "untilt" it so you can use...
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