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Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Tue 09 February 2016, 15:07
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Posted By 1planeguy
Well ladies and gentleman, have a deal for...

Well ladies and gentleman, have a deal for someone. Thanks to an impending job change and move, this Mechmate project is going to have to go to someone else. Gonna have no good place to finish it...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Fri 16 October 2015, 17:43
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Posted By 1planeguy
My friend actually made the original plug using...

My friend actually made the original plug using good 'ol tried and true sanding templates and jigs...hours and hours of sanding. He wants to jump up into another model boat race class and needs that...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Thu 15 October 2015, 06:46
Replies: 184
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Posted By 1planeguy
Don't have aspire, and looking at the upgrade fee...

Don't have aspire, and looking at the upgrade fee don't think I could justify the cost...That said, I think I can make it work in AutoCAD 2002...have been able to extrude some shapes along a curve...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Wed 14 October 2015, 07:56
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Posted By 1planeguy
Somewhat "semi-related" to a Mechmate question......

Somewhat "semi-related" to a Mechmate question...

Friend is a prolific model boat builder and ask me to machine a couple of plugs for fiberglass boat hull molds. Have years of 2D cad experience...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sun 22 March 2015, 06:53
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Posted By 1planeguy
Thanks Gerald...Will make it spin today,...

Thanks Gerald...Will make it spin today, hopefully.
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sat 21 March 2015, 13:39
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Posted By 1planeguy
Good info Brad...got a grip on it now. From what...

Good info Brad...got a grip on it now. From what I've read, it does no harm to the spindle to do basic "yes it turns" testing without the water cooling hooked up...just talking about, yes we are...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Fri 20 March 2015, 18:18
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Posted By 1planeguy
I'm good with "custom" color codes (lol) what is...

I'm good with "custom" color codes (lol) what is attached to what though? Which is wired to the 110v leads and which is the common? (Does it matter?)
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Fri 20 March 2015, 14:34
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Posted By 1planeguy
Tim, you being in Canada would be the same...

Tim, you being in Canada would be the same standard as the US, at least on being 110v based, as opposed to the UK and others that get 220v on 1 wire. For US/Canada to get 220v we have to use 2 110v...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Fri 20 March 2015, 08:40
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Posted By 1planeguy
Okay all you guys that have wired the Huanyang...

Okay all you guys that have wired the Huanyang inverter. Am having a brainless moment and don't want to let the smoke out of the thing. When you wire a standard 220V-single phase in the U.S. you...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Tue 03 March 2015, 15:18
Replies: 184
Views: 52,242
Posted By 1planeguy
Test fit

Test fit the long angles to the main beams...surprise surprise...all the CNC punched holes lined up. Getting ready to cut them down to height and start the grinding. Got the diagonal braces welded...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sun 22 February 2015, 13:34
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Posted By 1planeguy
End to end the thing is already rock solid. Have...

End to end the thing is already rock solid. Have diagonal tube braces to weld between the legs and the ends of the main beams with a cap plate to maintain the ability to break it down. The side to...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sun 22 February 2015, 08:47
Replies: 184
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Posted By 1planeguy
Big parts coming together

Finally got the other project out of the way and got started assembling the MechMate "kit" I had cut and punched earlier. After a couple hours of work, I got the baseplates and capplates for the...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Wed 07 January 2015, 07:03
Replies: 184
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Posted By 1planeguy
Still here...

Got the steel for the Mechmate and one other project a while back. For a couple of reasons the "other" project actually took priority over the Mechmate, so I've been working on it and storing the...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sun 09 November 2014, 08:19
Replies: 184
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Posted By 1planeguy
I'll even admit this is cheating ;-) If you saw...

I'll even admit this is cheating ;-) If you saw the accuracy this stuff is cut to...Y'all would probably throw me off the Mechmate builders site. There are actually 2 projects on that trailer...a...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Fri 07 November 2014, 18:30
Replies: 184
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Posted By 1planeguy
Well, the project just got a lot heavier! Had a...

Well, the project just got a lot heavier! Had a shop I do work for run the material through their CNC beam line. Everything is pre-punched and cut to length...now time to fire up the welder and...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sat 01 November 2014, 13:46
Replies: 24
Views: 10,264
Posted By 1planeguy
Very slick Gary...I'm gonna be driving the MM...

Very slick Gary...I'm gonna be driving the MM with a laptop so I won't even need the computer mounted on it...great concept.
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Wed 22 October 2014, 19:53
Replies: 24
Views: 10,264
Posted By 1planeguy
Gary, would love to see a few more pictures of...

Gary, would love to see a few more pictures of the computer swing arm apparatus...have been planning something similar...would love to steal a few ideas from yours:)
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Mon 20 October 2014, 08:13
Replies: 184
Views: 52,242
Posted By 1planeguy
Got to give a pat on the back to fellow MechMate...

Got to give a pat on the back to fellow MechMate builder "Drexel" on the forum... finished taping his gear rack and realized he had at least another machine worth of 3M tape left...passed his extra...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Mon 13 October 2014, 08:37
Replies: 184
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Posted By 1planeguy
Well...it is a good thing to have this forum. ...

Well...it is a good thing to have this forum. Without this I would have no one to hear the "WOO HOO's" when I figure something out ;-) Family doesn't exactly "get" the whole CNC build in the garage...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Mon 13 October 2014, 07:52
Replies: 184
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Posted By 1planeguy
Ken, I thought for a while about sticking the...

Ken, I thought for a while about sticking the computer in the box as well...plenty of room. Could have mounted the motherboard and everything on the door and made it nice and clean. Theeeeeeennnnnn...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Tue 07 October 2014, 08:22
Replies: 184
Views: 52,242
Posted By 1planeguy
Back at it.

Got side tracked for a couple of months with the real job. Blew the dust off the 90% done kitchen table project. Re-discovered the real danger of getting side-tracked from a project like this. You...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Mon 06 October 2014, 19:44
Replies: 24
Views: 10,264
Posted By 1planeguy
Looking forward to seeing this build!

Looking forward to seeing this build!
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sun 05 October 2014, 20:30
Replies: 184
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Posted By 1planeguy
K, have ordered from MOuser before, they were...

K, have ordered from MOuser before, they were pretty rough on shipping and handling...was hoping there might be another supplier. Will try Gecko
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sun 05 October 2014, 16:05
Replies: 184
Views: 52,242
Posted By 1planeguy
For lack of the willpower to tell the whole sad...

For lack of the willpower to tell the whole sad tale...what is the best place to get the prescribed fuses for the inside of a Gecko 203 drive? Mouser or ???
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Fri 03 October 2014, 14:34
Replies: 184
Views: 52,242
Posted By 1planeguy
And thanks for the quick reply

And thanks for the quick reply
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