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Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Thu 29 August 2019, 19:04
Replies: 41
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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, 16:04
Replies: 41
Views: 6,583
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, 19:27
Replies: 41
Views: 6,621
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, 11:06
Replies: 41
Views: 6,621
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, 17:36
Replies: 41
Views: 6,621
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, 11:11
Replies: 41
Views: 6,621
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, 22:02
Replies: 41
Views: 6,621
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, 19:49
Replies: 41
Views: 6,621
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, 06:56
Replies: 115
Views: 20,457
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...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 25 July 2019, 06:18
Replies: 115
Views: 20,457
Posted By xraydude
Short video on some more wine goblets being...

Short video on some more wine goblets being shaped on my 4th axis. This wood was pretty wet, and I tried the cheapest .5" end mill I could find for the rounding passes. Left a lot of spaghetti...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 20 July 2019, 18:13
Replies: 115
Views: 20,457
Posted By xraydude
Thanks, John. That is EXACTLY how I felt! :) ...

Thanks, John. That is EXACTLY how I felt! :)

Look what came in the post today! She is all logo'd up. Now it feels complete. 3465 days from my first post. Man, I had no idea what I was...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 19 July 2019, 21:51
Replies: 115
Views: 20,457
Posted By xraydude
Started fabricating a better dust shoe. The...

Started fabricating a better dust shoe. The cheap one works great for 4th axis, but too tall for my shorter mills. This is the first milling that I have done where I had to hit measurements. Drew...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 13 July 2019, 12:43
Replies: 115
Views: 20,457
Posted By xraydude
Thanks, Al. Yes, it does help. Finished my...

Thanks, Al. Yes, it does help.

Finished my dust extraction setup last night. Made up a steel post that mounts to the top of the Z stiffener and holds the hose up above the energy chain so that...
Forum: The Market Place Fri 12 July 2019, 19:41
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By xraydude
Hey, Wade. Sorry to hear you are selling, glad...

Hey, Wade. Sorry to hear you are selling, glad to hear you have a new machine! The links to the images aren't working for me here. Just get a default, OneDrive error screen.

Ted
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 11 July 2019, 11:02
Replies: 115
Views: 20,457
Posted By xraydude
Thanks, Al. Yep, MDF = Double Yuk! The...

Thanks, Al. Yep, MDF = Double Yuk!

The good thing about my dust collection is that it is outside my shop in a small outbuilding, so I don't have to worry about fine particulates escaping...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 10 July 2019, 15:34
Replies: 115
Views: 20,457
Posted By xraydude
Well, so much of my work is at the lathe, it was...

Well, so much of my work is at the lathe, it was natural for a rotary axis to be high on my list during the planning.

I did get the table surfaced. However I would not recommend doing that...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 07 July 2019, 07:43
Replies: 115
Views: 20,457
Posted By xraydude
Thanks, John. Yes, I use Tap Magic and a...

Thanks, John. Yes, I use Tap Magic and a cordless drill. When I think of all the hand tapping I did as a kid, with no tapping fluid, I can only shake my head. I broke that first tap because the...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 06 July 2019, 12:52
Replies: 115
Views: 20,457
Posted By xraydude
First tap broken at hole 23. Guinness ratio...

First tap broken at hole 23. Guinness ratio still way too low!

Ted
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 06 July 2019, 07:37
Replies: 115
Views: 20,457
Posted By xraydude
Spoilboard

First bolt in spoilboard. 47 more to go. This is going to be a Guinness kind of day. I've got 2 M8 taps/bits. Think I'll get them all done with just those 2 taps? Probably depends on the Guinness...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 05 July 2019, 20:22
Replies: 115
Views: 20,457
Posted By xraydude
Been spending so much time with the 4th axis, I...

Been spending so much time with the 4th axis, I haven't put down a real spoilboard. Time to fix that. I'll have to look up the drawing specs, but I think i remember them calling for 6 bolts per...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 29 June 2019, 08:09
Replies: 115
Views: 20,457
Posted By xraydude
Thanks, John. Yes, I have thought about...

Thanks, John.

Yes, I have thought about that, and I added the inputs to the pcb and connector to the chassis when I built it. I also have the probe I'm going to use. I ran out of good, shielded...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 28 June 2019, 14:18
Replies: 115
Views: 20,457
Posted By xraydude
More 4th axis shenanigans

Needing to run some cuts for testing the flow monitor, I tried out some detailed carving on a 3D surface with compound curves. Using .25mm tapered ball nose bit, smallest I've used yet. I expected...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 28 June 2019, 05:51
Replies: 115
Views: 20,457
Posted By xraydude
There is an ATmega328PU microcontroller running...

There is an ATmega328PU microcontroller running it. I have a drawer full of them from some previous projects and are very simple devices. These are the microcontrollers that many of the Arduino...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 27 June 2019, 19:14
Replies: 115
Views: 20,457
Posted By xraydude
Spindle coolant flow monitor up and running

Finally had time to finish the monitor and get it in place for testing. Ran a series of tests where I stopped the water flow and it engaged the feedhold and spindle stop correctly. It also monitors...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 25 June 2019, 12:51
Replies: 1,586
Views: 346,304
Posted By xraydude
Kobus, you were one of the builds I followed...

Kobus, you were one of the builds I followed closely back in the day. I even spent some time trying to teach myself Afrikaans because of you, Gerald and a few others! :D Glad you are still around...
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