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Forum: CAM Fri 23 January 2009, 02:06
Replies: 32
Views: 10,958
Posted By William McGuire
G Codes

The Mach 2/3 ARCS is for those without a tool changer...

The ATCs are for those who do have a changer.

Without the tool changerou can save the tool paths into separate files and change tools...
Forum: 70. Control Systems Thu 22 January 2009, 01:38
Replies: 9
Views: 2,662
Posted By William McGuire
Electrical Knowledge

Steve...

I just finished my build and had never welded, done electrical, or transposed mm and inches. With Gerald's (and other members help, the only problem I had was a wrong connection on the...
Forum: General - MM Build Thu 08 January 2009, 15:56
Replies: 106
Views: 20,414
Posted By William McGuire
This would be lot easier if Gerald had named the...

This would be lot easier if Gerald had named the machine "Big Mac".:D
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 06 January 2009, 00:34
Replies: 131
Views: 32,079
Posted By William McGuire
WOW! December 20th to January 5th... and already...

WOW! December 20th to January 5th... and already have one of the axis turning.

In post #7 you stated "Hopefully I will have my machine finished in a reasonable timeframe". Looks like you...
Forum: Dxf Library Mon 05 January 2009, 01:00
Replies: 16
Views: 9,517
Posted By William McGuire
One thing which has bothered me over the years is...

One thing which has bothered me over the years is that taxpayers are having to support the companies learning curves... some which are quite high... mostly due to the freebees and name recognition. ...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 04 January 2009, 23:58
Replies: 22
Views: 5,564
Posted By William McGuire
Gerald and Kobus... I saw that optimization...

Gerald and Kobus...

I saw that optimization file, but this machine has given me the five beeps of death even upon turning it on... before opening Mach3.

I have a couple of Windows "Guru"...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 04 January 2009, 14:03
Replies: 22
Views: 5,564
Posted By William McGuire
1st cut...

I changed the router connection this AM as per Gerald's post and cut my 1st roadrunner!

Fantastic feeling:D

I received the 1st parts of the machine steel, rollers, etc. November of 2007, and...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 03 January 2009, 20:54
Replies: 22
Views: 5,564
Posted By William McGuire
Thanks Gerald.... Don't know how I got those...

Thanks Gerald....
Don't know how I got those mixed up...

If it weren't 20 degrees outside right now I'd go out and try to cut a roadrunner... hopefully tomorrow:)
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 03 January 2009, 19:30
Replies: 22
Views: 5,564
Posted By William McGuire
Carving books #37 - Weiser, Idaho

just read Hasse's post and thought I'd better get my build finished also...

I've got everything up and running EXCEPT my router (Milwaukee).

I'm coming off the bottom two connections on J1 on...
Forum: General - MM Build Tue 30 December 2008, 22:24
Replies: 50
Views: 15,579
Posted By William McGuire
Welcome Galibi... You might want to take a...

Welcome Galibi...

You might want to take a good look at the plans. I believe the major cost might be in the electronics and motors (BOB, steppers, drivers, etc). The metal used to make up a...
Forum: Troubleshooting Sat 27 December 2008, 11:35
Replies: 30
Views: 4,823
Posted By William McGuire
"Bill, the tuning is to minimise the natural...

"Bill, the tuning is to minimise the natural resonance of a motor"

I was thinking of the motor tuning done during the Mach3 setup (config... motor tuning and setup).

If one were set up the 2nd...
Forum: Troubleshooting Fri 26 December 2008, 15:36
Replies: 30
Views: 4,823
Posted By William McGuire
May be a little of the current problem, but when...

May be a little of the current problem, but when tuning the motors, what would one due if one of the X axis motors tuned differently from the other? Would you just balance them out so they are not...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 12 December 2008, 11:17
Replies: 550
Views: 99,222
Posted By William McGuire
Fantastic!

Fantastic!
Forum: General - MM Build Thu 11 December 2008, 22:49
Replies: 3
Views: 2,467
Posted By William McGuire
1leon... One thing which has been mentioned...

1leon...

One thing which has been mentioned before is that the extra metal and wires needed to make the MM large enough for 48' X 96' (or 49' X 97') sheets is very little compared to the total...
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Thu 11 December 2008, 22:43
Replies: 7
Views: 1,844
Posted By William McGuire
Hi Nate... Welcome to the group... I see...

Hi Nate...
Welcome to the group...

I see you live in Wisconsin. will you be using the MM for carving ice?:D
Forum: Rails & Rollers Wed 10 December 2008, 17:54
Replies: 6
Views: 2,560
Posted By William McGuire
Chuck... I'm in Weiser... you can use mine......

Chuck...
I'm in Weiser...
you can use mine...
just email me (billmcguire@tcsn.net) or call (549-2320)
Forum: General - MM Build Mon 01 December 2008, 22:18
Replies: 87
Views: 27,261
Posted By William McGuire
Another thought... Didn't you, at one time,...

Another thought...
Didn't you, at one time, mention getting by using 1" X 2 1/2" angle iron without the V grinding?
Forum: General - MM Build Mon 01 December 2008, 22:16
Replies: 87
Views: 27,261
Posted By William McGuire
Gerald... What about using a flex hose like on...

Gerald...
What about using a flex hose like on your original, rather than the chain?
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Tue 25 November 2008, 23:00
Replies: 7
Views: 2,285
Posted By William McGuire
Didn't I see that thing on "Stargate, SG1"? ...

Didn't I see that thing on "Stargate, SG1"?

And, Didn't he have friends?
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 22 November 2008, 19:41
Replies: 271
Views: 54,958
Posted By William McGuire
Looks good, Wayne. Can't tell from the...

Looks good, Wayne.

Can't tell from the pictures what the maximum length of the mill is without readjusting the rails, but I remember reading in some of the posts a year or more ago that it might...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 18 November 2008, 22:47
Replies: 65
Views: 11,809
Posted By William McGuire
Nice machine, Sharma... Looks like the world...

Nice machine, Sharma...

Looks like the world is slowly being painted blue...:)
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 17 November 2008, 21:37
Replies: 133
Views: 24,200
Posted By William McGuire
I purchased mine from a company called Kaman. ...

I purchased mine from a company called Kaman. They are made by Martin and have a beefy hub... they come with the screws already...
$25/ea. I didn't want to take any chance with the gears (30 teeth)
Forum: Troubleshooting Mon 17 November 2008, 09:00
Replies: 15
Views: 3,069
Posted By William McGuire
Alan.. Since it worked the 1st time and then...

Alan..
Since it worked the 1st time and then stopped behaving, perhaps vibration or movement caused a bad connection somewhere.

there have been several posts over the past couple of years...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 17 November 2008, 09:00
Replies: 550
Views: 99,222
Posted By William McGuire
Alan.. Since it worked the 1st time and then...

Alan..
Since it worked the 1st time and then stopped behaving, perhaps vibration or movement caused a bad connection somewhere.

there have been several posts over the past couple of years...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 14 November 2008, 20:47
Replies: 550
Views: 99,222
Posted By William McGuire
Nice job Alan... Looks as tough you can get...

Nice job Alan...

Looks as tough you can get some cake decorating jobs until your router comes. :D

Is your control box on that same dolley as the computer (can't tell by the picture), and if so,...
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