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Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 15 May 2017, 16:55
Replies: 174
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Posted By HomeMadeCnc
Hi Mark I haven't spent much time on...

Hi Mark
I haven't spent much time on the tool changer. I've been building other machines for folks. I hope to get to it sooner than later.

Cheers
Tim
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 17 November 2016, 13:15
Replies: 174
Views: 39,052
Posted By HomeMadeCnc
To answer a few questions: ...

To answer a few questions:
http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-wire-an-arduino-based-3-axis-CNC-machine/
Scalable and cheap.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 16 November 2016, 11:37
Replies: 174
Views: 39,052
Posted By HomeMadeCnc
The upgrade is at a snails pace I'm sorta...

The upgrade is at a snails pace
I'm sorta leaning towards this system :
https://www.teknic.com/model-info/CPM-SDSK-2310S-RLN/
Its arduino based so its easy to scale up.
Lately Ive been making...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 30 September 2016, 22:48
Replies: 174
Views: 39,052
Posted By HomeMadeCnc
Well thanks for all the input. For the record I...

Well thanks for all the input. For the record I haven't had any problems with Chinese chipped boards so far.
The adventure continues...
Cheers
Tim
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 27 September 2016, 14:06
Replies: 174
Views: 39,052
Posted By HomeMadeCnc
This isn't on topic but I want one for Christmas!...

This isn't on topic but I want one for Christmas!

https://miterset.myshopify.com/products/miterset-package-set
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 26 September 2016, 16:59
Replies: 174
Views: 39,052
Posted By HomeMadeCnc
This is the one that I'm thinking about getting...

This is the one that I'm thinking about getting with a newer computer. ...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 26 September 2016, 13:48
Replies: 174
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Posted By HomeMadeCnc
Well its been awhile. . . . . . Time to replace...

Well its been awhile. . . . . .
Time to replace the gearboxes and the old computer. So that got me thinking, what's the latest and greatest control system nowadays? Very happy with my 203's or my...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 03 July 2015, 08:41
Replies: 95
Views: 26,508
Posted By HomeMadeCnc
Thanks for the heads up on the CS-Labs CSMIO/IP-S...

Thanks for the heads up on the CS-Labs CSMIO/IP-S - 6 axis Ethernet Motion Controller. Looks like it will be my next replacement for my g540.
Cheers
Tim
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 19 May 2015, 15:20
Replies: 23
Views: 4,836
Posted By HomeMadeCnc
I had a dead zone. When released it didn't move....

I had a dead zone. When released it didn't move. I'm going to keep a closer eye on it and see what happens over time.

Tim
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 19 May 2015, 13:41
Replies: 23
Views: 4,836
Posted By HomeMadeCnc
I took the main shaft out of the gearbox, rotated...

I took the main shaft out of the gearbox, rotated it 180 and put it back in. Regreased it and it tested to .005 now .
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 19 May 2015, 12:32
Replies: 23
Views: 4,836
Posted By HomeMadeCnc
I've found on my own machine that I have some...

I've found on my own machine that I have some wear in the planetary gearbox on the y car. With power on I have .044" free movement. I'm taking mine apart this afternoon with the hopes of shimming to...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 22 April 2015, 11:24
Replies: 174
Views: 39,052
Posted By HomeMadeCnc
The grand experiment continues!

You cant see the kitchen sink or the toilet cause its on the other side! :)
Also added, a video camera, xbox kinect heads, led gantry lights and a 3d printer head just because. In the works, a panel...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 21 April 2015, 16:33
Replies: 174
Views: 39,052
Posted By HomeMadeCnc
Back running

Heres the latest version of my machine. The plasma torch machine is only mounted when needed and its water pan isn't shown in the picture.
Cheers
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 21 March 2015, 14:22
Replies: 174
Views: 39,052
Posted By HomeMadeCnc
I agree. In my mind a cb or 2 should have gone...

I agree. In my mind a cb or 2 should have gone off way before it tripped the main panel. Something else to find. . .
Thanks for your reply Fernando
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 21 March 2015, 13:47
Replies: 174
Views: 39,052
Posted By HomeMadeCnc
Mmmm Fried Rectifier

Things were going too smoothly. . . . . .:confused:
Powered up the machine this morning after a night of calibration. I started to hear this odd buzzing sound, then it got really loud, then, shop...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 21 March 2015, 10:58
Replies: 174
Views: 39,052
Posted By HomeMadeCnc
My rotary tables for the 4th and 5th axis. ...

My rotary tables for the 4th and 5th axis.
Later on there will be a boxed in section at the end of my machine for the new setup. There will be a bracket on the 4th axis so that I can start with a 1...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 20 March 2015, 21:55
Replies: 174
Views: 39,052
Posted By HomeMadeCnc
Everything is built in on this board. I've run my...

Everything is built in on this board. I've run my machine on it already using a 24 v power supply and the arduino control program. I'm going to try to run mach3 to it and see what happens.
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Fri 20 March 2015, 20:17
Replies: 184
Views: 36,076
Posted By HomeMadeCnc
Miss read the question sorry, I already have a...

Miss read the question sorry, I already have a 220v feed in the shop. I had to split it to 2 circuits of 110 for the computer and outlets on the side of my machine.
As for your specific VFD hook ups...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Fri 20 March 2015, 15:28
Replies: 184
Views: 36,076
Posted By HomeMadeCnc
Oh just a wee bit of custom wiring going on ;) ...

Oh just a wee bit of custom wiring going on ;)
Your correct .
I didn't have the correct color of wire so red it was.
I'm no expert, I still think its all PFM <--old aircraft term meaning Pure...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 20 March 2015, 13:59
Replies: 174
Views: 39,052
Posted By HomeMadeCnc
Arduino Control shots

Hello All,
Heres some shots of the Control system that Ive been testing.
Im using an Arduino MEGA 2560, each black heat sink is a 25 v, 5 amp motor controller. I'm pulling them off and direct...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Fri 20 March 2015, 13:04
Replies: 184
Views: 36,076
Posted By HomeMadeCnc
Heres my basic setup Incoming power on the left...

Heres my basic setup
Incoming power on the left and spindle on the right
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 17 March 2015, 12:53
Replies: 983
Views: 113,432
Posted By HomeMadeCnc
Nice work on the Z axis, I've been contemplating...

Nice work on the Z axis, I've been contemplating doing the same mod.
And awesome work on the hearts!
Cheers
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 17 March 2015, 12:50
Replies: 174
Views: 39,052
Posted By HomeMadeCnc
Peelable shim packs from the aviation world. ...

Peelable shim packs from the aviation world.
but thats a little over kill.
Pop cans work great too.
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Tue 17 March 2015, 12:09
Replies: 40
Views: 7,808
Posted By HomeMadeCnc
Nice build, awesome toys!

Nice build,
awesome toys!
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Mon 16 March 2015, 16:19
Replies: 184
Views: 36,076
Posted By HomeMadeCnc
Thats one beefy build! Looking real good ...

Thats one beefy build!
Looking real good
Cheers
Tim
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