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Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 06 February 2011, 22:59
Replies: 116
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Posted By buibui
Hi David, Yes, I had a lot of problems with...

Hi David,

Yes, I had a lot of problems with lifting, but after a lot of trial and error, I'm now getting pretty consistent results. I use Oracal 813 for the masking, it cuts very cleanly, and a...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 03 February 2011, 20:35
Replies: 116
Views: 47,273
Posted By buibui
Hi Sergio, no the paint doesn't melt, it just...

Hi Sergio, no the paint doesn't melt, it just cuts away. Only the lettering gets paint after carving.

John
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 21 January 2011, 23:47
Replies: 116
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Posted By buibui
Thanks for the compliments, guys. Mike, for...

Thanks for the compliments, guys.

Mike, for the v-carved stuff, I've been experimenting with HDU foam (top two pictures) and hardwoods like poplar and maple (fourth & fifth picture). I've used...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 21 January 2011, 02:55
Replies: 71
Views: 24,764
Posted By buibui
Looks great, neighbor! Really top notch build...

Looks great, neighbor! Really top notch build...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 21 January 2011, 02:20
Replies: 116
Views: 47,273
Posted By buibui
Update on #34

Hi Everyone!

I can't believe it's been a year since I've last posted...time FLIES when you have a MechMate in the garage, especially when you're trying to learn how to use the thing! Anyways,...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 03 January 2010, 23:48
Replies: 116
Views: 47,273
Posted By buibui
Dave and Leo, thank you for the advice. I've...

Dave and Leo, thank you for the advice. I've been away from the machine for a few weeks and haven't had a chance, but will give it a try.

John
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 03 January 2010, 23:41
Replies: 116
Views: 47,273
Posted By buibui
Thank you Isaac. The I-beam for the main beam is...

Thank you Isaac. The I-beam for the main beam is 8" x 4" (I think they're called "long flange"?), and the legs are 4" x 4".

John
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 03 January 2010, 23:37
Replies: 71
Views: 24,764
Posted By buibui
BEAUTIFUL job Travis!

BEAUTIFUL job Travis!
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 01 December 2009, 01:50
Replies: 116
Views: 47,273
Posted By buibui
Thank you, J.R. A laser would probably help...I...

Thank you, J.R. A laser would probably help...I haven't read enough about this yet to figure out where to get one, how to hook it up, and use it. For this project, I had used a pointy stick chucked...
Forum: The Show Room Tue 01 December 2009, 01:50
Replies: 11
Views: 5,245
Posted By buibui
Thank you, J.R. A laser would probably help...I...

Thank you, J.R. A laser would probably help...I haven't read enough about this yet to figure out where to get one, how to hook it up, and use it. For this project, I had used a pointy stick chucked...
Forum: The Show Room Mon 30 November 2009, 01:58
Replies: 11
Views: 5,245
Posted By buibui
This weekend, I worked on a two-person chinese...

This weekend, I worked on a two-person chinese checker set that I had designed and wanted to make for some time. I love the look of old wood-laminated surfboards, and like to incorporate the look...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 30 November 2009, 01:58
Replies: 116
Views: 47,273
Posted By buibui
This weekend, I worked on a two-person chinese...

This weekend, I worked on a two-person chinese checker set that I had designed and wanted to make for some time. I love the look of old wood-laminated surfboards, and like to incorporate the look...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 20 November 2009, 14:44
Replies: 205
Views: 61,992
Posted By buibui
Beautiful work so far, Claus!!

Beautiful work so far, Claus!!
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 06 November 2009, 00:10
Replies: 116
Views: 47,273
Posted By buibui
Hi Travis. I believe they are the boxes from...

Hi Travis. I believe they are the boxes from FactoryMation, with WEG button. Hope your build is going well. I'm hoping to do some cutting on Sunday, so it might be a good time for you to swing by...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 31 October 2009, 15:20
Replies: 61
Views: 24,452
Posted By buibui
Great looking machine, Chopper. I like how you...

Great looking machine, Chopper. I like how you mounted the eccentrics on the z-plate...I take it that's to keep one side vertical and only require adjustment on the other?

I hacked my spider...
Forum: The Show Room Fri 30 October 2009, 00:18
Replies: 21
Views: 11,305
Posted By buibui
Great...one Christmas present taken care of. ...

Great...one Christmas present taken care of. Thank you Vladimir.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 30 October 2009, 00:18
Replies: 95
Views: 39,065
Posted By buibui
Great...one Christmas present taken care of. ...

Great...one Christmas present taken care of. Thank you Vladimir.
Forum: The Show Room Thu 29 October 2009, 00:43
Replies: 11
Views: 5,245
Posted By buibui
Thank you, Hennie! :)

Thank you, Hennie! :)
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 29 October 2009, 00:43
Replies: 116
Views: 47,273
Posted By buibui
Thank you, Hennie! :)

Thank you, Hennie! :)
Forum: The Show Room Wed 28 October 2009, 01:33
Replies: 11
Views: 5,245
Posted By buibui
Tonight, I experimented with a couple new things,...

Tonight, I experimented with a couple new things, the bitmap trace feature in Vectric and the prismatic v-carving feature. Not bad for the first try, although I should have spent more time cleaning...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 28 October 2009, 01:33
Replies: 116
Views: 47,273
Posted By buibui
Tonight, I experimented with a couple new things,...

Tonight, I experimented with a couple new things, the bitmap trace feature in Vectric and the prismatic v-carving feature. Not bad for the first try, although I should have spent more time cleaning...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 26 October 2009, 14:39
Replies: 197
Views: 77,748
Posted By buibui
Congratulations, Ivo! I like the plasma...

Congratulations, Ivo! I like the plasma too...did you adapt the Mechmate design?
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Mon 26 October 2009, 01:06
Replies: 121
Views: 58,769
Posted By buibui
Great job, Nader. I really enjoy reading your...

Great job, Nader. I really enjoy reading your build and photos!
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 21 October 2009, 23:13
Replies: 116
Views: 47,273
Posted By buibui
Brian, it's a 20 x 24 x 8, a nice comfy fit. ...

Brian, it's a 20 x 24 x 8, a nice comfy fit.

Wayne, thank you...You can say I was inspired :D
Forum: 70. Control Systems Tue 20 October 2009, 23:49
Replies: 76
Views: 36,376
Posted By buibui
Sean brings up a good point that I failed to...

Sean brings up a good point that I failed to mention. I do still have the router switch intact (I didn't remove or bypass the factory switch, just replaced the cord) and can still use it as a backup...
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