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Forum: 10. Base Table Fri 28 February 2020, 20:47
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By swatkins
Don't grind it... It will only release more...

Don't grind it... It will only release more stresses... Welding it is the best answer and then just light grinding to touch it up.
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sat 08 February 2020, 23:51
Replies: 116
Views: 56,931
Posted By swatkins
That was a fiasco! I think he learned his...

That was a fiasco! I think he learned his lesson...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sat 08 February 2020, 23:07
Replies: 116
Views: 56,931
Posted By swatkins
How do you load your table?

I've been cleaning out a space for the MM and have come up with another way of putting the table in the available space.... Side Ways to the doors!

I was planing on putting in a set of double...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Mon 03 February 2020, 21:09
Replies: 116
Views: 56,931
Posted By swatkins
I think I will try it out with a 6' door and just...

I think I will try it out with a 6' door and just install the gantry inside the room..

I have machine skates and everything to move the table it's just hard to control that much mass that is...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sun 02 February 2020, 22:48
Replies: 68
Views: 30,912
Posted By swatkins
These ? ...

These ? https://www.anaheimautomation.com/products/linearcomponents/linear-guides-item.php?sID=557&serID=40&pt=i&tID=1162&cID=543&dsID=569
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sun 02 February 2020, 19:39
Replies: 116
Views: 56,931
Posted By swatkins
It looks like 71 inches on a regular door is too...

It looks like 71 inches on a regular door is too small... I could put it on it's side be that would be a chore turning it onto it's feet with only two people.

Still working on the layout of the...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Wed 29 January 2020, 15:36
Replies: 116
Views: 56,931
Posted By swatkins
Thanks,, I was thinking that the x motors are...

Thanks,, I was thinking that the x motors are going to hang over a fair bit also.. I guess I could dismount them for the move...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Tue 28 January 2020, 23:10
Replies: 116
Views: 56,931
Posted By swatkins
How much space do you give your Mech Mate?

I finally have time and the desire to finish up this build. I'm cleaning out my shop and making a bunch of changes to find a space the MM can fit into.

IF you want to get an idea of my shop I am...
Forum: General - MM Build Fri 10 January 2020, 22:01
Replies: 6
Views: 1,034
Posted By swatkins
More spammers ...

More spammers

http://www.mechmate.com/forums/showthread.php?p=77738#post77738

http://www.mechmate.com/forums/showthread.php?p=77736&postcount=6
Forum: Rails & Rollers Sun 05 January 2020, 10:34
Replies: 2
Views: 480
Posted By swatkins
For a 4 x 8 machine your x rails will be about...

For a 4 x 8 machine your x rails will be about 123 inches long.

0.01 is less than it seems when written the more common way 0.010. Your machine will have at least a 10 thousandth of an inch...
Forum: 10. Base Table Fri 03 January 2020, 15:50
Replies: 4
Views: 715
Posted By swatkins
You can do 3d things :) You just have to...

You can do 3d things :)

You just have to make a few changes and don't try to carve out the Eiffel Tower :D

If you want to carve out Eiffel Towers you need to adjust the travel speed because...
Forum: 10. Base Table Fri 03 January 2020, 13:58
Replies: 4
Views: 715
Posted By swatkins
Height is a factor and unless you increase the Z...

Height is a factor and unless you increase the Z range 10" is too tall. I've seen it stated that the MM was designed mainly as "sheet goods" router and 6" rail height is about optimal. Mine are...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Fri 03 January 2020, 00:48
Replies: 116
Views: 56,931
Posted By swatkins
Hi Guys... It's now January of 2020... I...

Hi Guys...

It's now January of 2020... I started in January of 2010... By my math that makes 10 years since I started and I think I am officially entitled to the longest build award!

I have...
Forum: General - MM Build Thu 02 January 2020, 22:00
Replies: 6
Views: 1,034
Posted By swatkins
I sent you an offer about upgrading the site via...

I sent you an offer about upgrading the site via PM....

I hope the site is not "dead" :( Without it how would I defend my "longest build ever" title ! :D
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Fri 13 December 2019, 18:14
Replies: 0
Views: 469
Posted By swatkins
Can anyone boot the spammer?

I've sent messages to the contact us about the spammer infesting the board... Can anyone watching boot him?
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Wed 04 December 2019, 17:53
Replies: 68
Views: 30,912
Posted By swatkins
Could you post the parts you used?

Could you post the parts you used?
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 08 April 2019, 00:35
Replies: 122
Views: 32,964
Posted By swatkins
Sorry I still have you beat by 22 days :)

Sorry I still have you beat by 22 days :)
Forum: 80. Computer Hardware & Software Wed 18 November 2015, 13:24
Replies: 40
Views: 15,250
Posted By swatkins
So what does UCCNC actually do? Is it just a...

So what does UCCNC actually do? Is it just a gcode " translator" or does it also do CAM ?

I use bob-Cad now and run the code through Mach3... Would I still need mach3 to use UCCNC ?
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Thu 20 February 2014, 21:32
Replies: 40
Views: 16,146
Posted By swatkins
Oh great..... I think I just lost the title of...

Oh great..... I think I just lost the title of "Most Prolonged Build"
Forum: Utility software Thu 20 February 2014, 20:27
Replies: 103
Views: 37,676
Posted By swatkins
I have just got to finish mine! It's the next...

I have just got to finish mine! It's the next big project up and this program makes me want to hurry up :)
Forum: General - MM Operating Sun 29 December 2013, 18:27
Replies: 6
Views: 4,616
Posted By swatkins
Since you already have the tape on I would just...

Since you already have the tape on I would just leave it... Just don't pull off the protective tape and it will act as a shim..

Just pull the protective tape off on a few center pieces to keep the...
Forum: General - MM Operating Sun 29 December 2013, 13:24
Replies: 6
Views: 4,616
Posted By swatkins
That looks like a lot of tape and a big problem...

That looks like a lot of tape and a big problem in the making... I use those types of tape on different projects and sometimes it is very hard to remove without using a flat bar...

How about...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 23 December 2013, 17:18
Replies: 667
Views: 164,034
Posted By swatkins
Looking good :) How about a YouTube video of it...

Looking good :) How about a YouTube video of it in operation!
Forum: 20. Gantry Thu 24 October 2013, 18:41
Replies: 26
Views: 13,464
Posted By swatkins
A long time ago we hashed out the "light v heavy"...

A long time ago we hashed out the "light v heavy" problem... http://www.mechmate.com/forums/showthread.php?t=232

I had 6.4 mm, or .250", wall thickness material on hand when I started the build. ...
Forum: 20. Gantry Wed 23 October 2013, 22:01
Replies: 26
Views: 13,464
Posted By swatkins
This caught my attention.. As 0.5mm =...

This caught my attention..



As 0.5mm = 0.020 inches I was surprised that the MM would flex that much...

Is this amount of flex normal for most people?
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