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Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Thu 13 February 2020, 06:17
Replies: 16
Views: 722
Posted By xraydude
Now that is the way to move a MechMate! ...

Now that is the way to move a MechMate! Everytime I have moved mine, I have had to hoodwink a bunch of friends with vague promises of free beer and food!

Ted
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sun 26 January 2020, 08:11
Replies: 19
Views: 4,239
Posted By xraydude
Love it, Mark. I used 1/4" wall square stock on...

Love it, Mark. I used 1/4" wall square stock on mine. I fabricated it upside down with the main rails on the floor. Took 6 of us to flip it over after welding!

Ted
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Mon 20 January 2020, 12:03
Replies: 16
Views: 722
Posted By xraydude
To double check myself, I physically measured on...

To double check myself, I physically measured on my machine. The gantry tubes overhang the outside edge of my main beams by 1.375 inches per side, so the tubes are 2.75" longer than the outer edge to...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sun 19 January 2020, 20:06
Replies: 16
Views: 722
Posted By xraydude
In Gerald's plans, I'm sure you know the gantry...

In Gerald's plans, I'm sure you know the gantry tube length is y + 19.7" (500mm). That was dependent on using the plan's formula for the distance between the outer edge of the main beams being y +...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Thu 16 January 2020, 20:16
Replies: 19
Views: 4,239
Posted By xraydude
Great, Mark. Glad you got it worked out. Give...

Great, Mark. Glad you got it worked out. Give us some more pics if you can!

Ted
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Tue 14 January 2020, 18:41
Replies: 19
Views: 4,239
Posted By xraydude
The only other thing I can think of is if your...

The only other thing I can think of is if your driver has a current limiting resistor/switch setting. You said your z motor wasn't getting warm. If your driver lets you adjust current, you may be...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Tue 14 January 2020, 09:11
Replies: 19
Views: 4,239
Posted By xraydude
Congrats, Mark! I had similar symptoms due...

Congrats, Mark!

I had similar symptoms due to the spring force that keeps the gear and rack engaged was not quite enough and it would jump a tooth on the rack occasionally when plunging, making a...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 20 November 2019, 01:06
Replies: 216
Views: 56,136
Posted By xraydude
I saw very similar issues with one of my 133...

I saw very similar issues with one of my 133 boards as well. One day my slave X quit working. The terminal block on J2 looked a little crispy. The only thing I could find were sketchy crimp on...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 15 November 2019, 20:51
Replies: 122
Views: 30,989
Posted By xraydude
Thanks, Mark. I used LJ12A3-4-Z-BX Proxies....

Thanks, Mark.

I used LJ12A3-4-Z-BX Proxies. NPN, NO, 3 wire, 12mm tubular. 6-36V, 300ma. I am using 4 of them, 2 on X, 1 on Y and 1 on Z. Because I went with NO sensors, I had to wiree them...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 13 November 2019, 11:22
Replies: 122
Views: 30,989
Posted By xraydude
Speaking of my enclosure temps in another thread....

Speaking of my enclosure temps in another thread. I found this morning that letting the shop get down to 3C certainly helps keep the drivers cool!

Ted
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 12 November 2019, 06:26
Replies: 120
Views: 41,373
Posted By xraydude
Looking good, Davey. I have the same enclosure...

Looking good, Davey. I have the same enclosure from Mike. I went with some massive heat sinks and internal fans, with no intake or exhaust ports, but I think I may have to add ports for fresh air. ...
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Sat 19 October 2019, 23:14
Replies: 18
Views: 2,260
Posted By xraydude
Fantastic, Vustamsith. Great to see your build...

Fantastic, Vustamsith. Great to see your build starting. Looking forward to your progress.

Ted
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 14 October 2019, 09:10
Replies: 122
Views: 30,989
Posted By xraydude
Custom 8 sided mug

Very nice, Al, and thanks for the info.

Got a custom order for a large 8 sided beer mug (130mm x 230mm) with 3D skull and crossbones. Here are a couple of videos during the process:
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Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 02 October 2019, 17:46
Replies: 231
Views: 77,929
Posted By xraydude
Ed, I am using a Bluetooth mouse/keyboard combo...

Ed, I am using a Bluetooth mouse/keyboard combo with no issues. Can carry the keyboard all around the machine with no loss of connectivity.

Ted
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 29 September 2019, 16:18
Replies: 122
Views: 30,989
Posted By xraydude
Little bit of 3D work

Still rocking and rolling on #131. Here's a short video of a 3D carving done on a Mahogany Apothecary top.

Standard Aspire Gryphon clipart.

6mm roughing.
2mm ball nose finish pass.
Run-Time:...
Forum: 20. Gantry Sun 29 September 2019, 15:46
Replies: 2
Views: 1,711
Posted By xraydude
Here's a pic of one of my X-rail stop blocks and...

Here's a pic of one of my X-rail stop blocks and a pic of my Y-rail stop block. I made these up myself per the plans. If you bought a laser cut kit, it probably has some bent/cut blocks in the kit....
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Thu 29 August 2019, 20:04
Replies: 41
Views: 10,736
Posted By xraydude
Abdelkabir, Are you running those...

Abdelkabir,

Are you running those transformers in parallel? What voltage are the secondaries?

Ted
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Fri 23 August 2019, 17:04
Replies: 41
Views: 10,736
Posted By xraydude
Abdelkabir, great to see the progress! Any pics...

Abdelkabir, great to see the progress! Any pics of the control box?

Ted
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Thu 22 August 2019, 20:27
Replies: 41
Views: 9,396
Posted By xraydude
Great, Mike! Glad they made it. Love your...

Great, Mike! Glad they made it. Love your build.

Ted
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sat 03 August 2019, 12:06
Replies: 41
Views: 9,396
Posted By xraydude
Mike, the logos are in the mail. They said about...

Mike, the logos are in the mail. They said about a week.

Ted
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Wed 31 July 2019, 18:36
Replies: 41
Views: 9,396
Posted By xraydude
No problem, Mike. I will be back at home...

No problem, Mike. I will be back at home Thursday night and I will get them in the post on Friday. No charge.

Ted
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Wed 31 July 2019, 12:11
Replies: 41
Views: 9,396
Posted By xraydude
Mike, I had an extra set of logos cut when I...

Mike, I had an extra set of logos cut when I ordered mine. If you want them, let me know and I will drop them in the mail.

Ted
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Tue 30 July 2019, 23:02
Replies: 41
Views: 9,396
Posted By xraydude
Mike, that worked. Cool looking build! You have...

Mike, that worked. Cool looking build! You have some major Z height there!

Ted
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Tue 30 July 2019, 20:49
Replies: 41
Views: 9,396
Posted By xraydude
Hey, Mike. When I tried that link, I do not have...

Hey, Mike. When I tried that link, I do not have permissions to the file. You may try Vimeo to upload your videos to and to then share links. It is free, with a limitation on the size of video you...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 27 July 2019, 07:56
Replies: 122
Views: 30,989
Posted By xraydude
Woo Hoo! 131 it is! Had to wake my wife up to...

Woo Hoo! 131 it is! Had to wake my wife up to tell her. Probably not the smartest thing on a Saturday morning! ;)

I can't even begin to adequately express to everyone how grateful I am for...
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