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Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 29 October 2010, 23:16
Replies: 475
Views: 274,344
Posted By felix
Super,félicitation

Bonjour Robert,

je vois que ça y est :), félicitaçion!

Congratulation for your new MM. From want I can see here, there is a lot of work in this. I hope for you there is a lot more work (paying)...
Forum: Driving Mechanisms: Rack/pinion, gears, screws, belts & chains Sat 12 September 2009, 09:14
Replies: 96
Views: 83,465
Posted By felix
Nils, I'm not sure about how Mach3 does it...

Nils,

I'm not sure about how Mach3 does it but here is what I understand about g-code. First, this is a command language which means it as to be interpreted and transformed into signals then you...
Forum: General - MM Build Sat 18 July 2009, 07:32
Replies: 87
Views: 74,294
Posted By felix
Ken, in the case of moving mechanism such as...

Ken,

in the case of moving mechanism such as the MM, one should use something like E = 1/2 mass * speed^2. As others have said, moving the gantry doesn't require much force or energy but if you...
Forum: General - MM Build Sat 11 July 2009, 23:54
Replies: 87
Views: 74,294
Posted By felix
Reducing cost???

Gerald,

you basically said to me that an MM is an overkill for what I want to use it for (non production work or hobby like stuff) and you referred me here to this thread to see what could be done...
Forum: Driving Mechanisms: Rack/pinion, gears, screws, belts & chains Sat 11 July 2009, 10:01
Replies: 96
Views: 83,465
Posted By felix
Just a thought

Hi all,

one might consider the power supply as well in all this drive selection process. Torque problems can come from inadequate PS as well as gearing.

Yves
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Thu 09 July 2009, 07:37
Replies: 25
Views: 19,269
Posted By felix
Overkill maybe?

Gerald,

I understand an MM is probably an overkill for me especially that I make one of a kind or unique piece of furniture and it will basically never do production work per say. Basically I'm...
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Wed 08 July 2009, 09:40
Replies: 25
Views: 19,269
Posted By felix
Ken, I agree with (you) the above 99.9%, but...

Ken,

I agree with (you) the above 99.9%, but if your life "physically" depend on it, there is no room for a second chance and or for mistakes.

Since Gerald and the first builders went through...
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Mon 06 July 2009, 06:57
Replies: 25
Views: 19,269
Posted By felix
Arrow Ken, I understand perfectly that a smaller...

Ken,

I understand perfectly that a smaller machine would only save me a few feets of steel here and there and a bit of copper (wiring) but in my case a smaller machine also mean less floor space...
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Sun 05 July 2009, 08:49
Replies: 25
Views: 19,269
Posted By felix
Woodworking stuff

Ken,

I know you didn't address this to me but hopefully you'll forgive me.

The reason I'm here today basically started from woodworking, limited space and the need to setup a well equiped...
Forum: General - MM Operating Sun 05 July 2009, 06:51
Replies: 67
Views: 60,633
Posted By felix
Signmaking

Gerald,

if that is sign making, then I'm not realy interested, I'm already earning to little an hour with my furniture thing.

By the way, I should mention that my first rational to build a CNC...
Forum: General - MM Operating Sat 04 July 2009, 15:34
Replies: 67
Views: 60,633
Posted By felix
Gerald, I'd like your opinion on this one,...

Gerald,

I'd like your opinion on this one, do you think an MM can do stuff like Aspire (http://www.vectric.com/WebSite/Vectric/vgallery/aspire/aspire_gallery.htm) from Vetric seems to enable us to...
Forum: General - MM Operating Sat 04 July 2009, 15:23
Replies: 67
Views: 60,633
Posted By felix
Sign business question

Ken,

do you have any suggestion where to look for somekind of definition of what's a sign business can look like.

Thanks,
Yves
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Sat 04 July 2009, 13:33
Replies: 25
Views: 19,269
Posted By felix
Sorry!

Hi,

I'm sorry for our french conversation (with Robert) which we will carry privately from now on and a lot more if possible.

Thanks Gerald for changing the name and for directing me to a more...
Forum: General - MM Operating Sat 04 July 2009, 09:54
Replies: 67
Views: 60,633
Posted By felix
Robert, pour moi, fabriquer et operer la...

Robert,

pour moi, fabriquer et operer la machine ne sera pas un problème. Mon premier ordi était un Apple IIe et la première chose que j'ai fait avec c'est de la programmation en assembleur....
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Sat 04 July 2009, 09:54
Replies: 25
Views: 19,269
Posted By felix
Robert, pour moi, fabriquer et operer la...

Robert,

pour moi, fabriquer et operer la machine ne sera pas un problème. Mon premier ordi était un Apple IIe et la première chose que j'ai fait avec c'est de la programmation en assembleur....
Forum: General - MM Operating Sat 04 July 2009, 09:04
Replies: 67
Views: 60,633
Posted By felix
Suggestions

. . . . . . . .

I'm don't have a business per say, I was just building furniture for our house (amoung a zillion other stuff) and someone ask if I could make some for them and I said yes. I...
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Sat 04 July 2009, 09:04
Replies: 25
Views: 19,269
Posted By felix
Suggestions

Gerald and all,

the main reason that the MM got me interested is because of you, the obvious qualities of the design and the subjects like accuracy, repeatability and or predictability that you...
Forum: General - MM Operating Fri 03 July 2009, 16:40
Replies: 67
Views: 60,633
Posted By felix
How are you earning an income with your MechMate?

The next few posts copied from other threads . . .

Hi all,

first many thanks to Gerald and others builders here for the excellent work that as been done here. (I'm addicted)

I'm kind of...
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Fri 03 July 2009, 16:40
Replies: 25
Views: 19,269
Posted By felix
Bonjour de Ste-Adèle (Québec, Canada)

Hi all,

first many thanks to Gerald and others builders here for the excellent work that as been done here. (I'm addicted)

I'm kind of a Jack of all trade and master of none. Recently, I've...
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