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Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Thu 19 June 2014, 07:30
Replies: 100
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Posted By Sherman McCoy
Problem solved

Thanks guys for suggesting the multimeter. I had a friend check my work and he verified I fried my rectifier. Good thing I had a new Antek regulator Fed-Xed. We installed that, rerouted the 12v power...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Mon 09 June 2014, 14:02
Replies: 100
Views: 33,644
Posted By Sherman McCoy
Hi John. Thanks for the response. I just bought a...

Hi John. Thanks for the response. I just bought a voltmeter, and have disconnected the outbound DC wires. I have installed spacers between contact blocks for the AC going into the transformer. I just...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sun 08 June 2014, 19:25
Replies: 100
Views: 33,644
Posted By Sherman McCoy
Well, that was fun.

I finally gathered the courage to throw the switch on my router control panel and smoke immediately started flowing from the area where the green wires(arrow in photo) connect to the rectifier. I'm...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Fri 30 May 2014, 00:49
Replies: 100
Views: 33,644
Posted By Sherman McCoy
Wow! Thanks Pete and John for the response. I'll...

Wow! Thanks Pete and John for the response. I'll get on those suggestions. I plain forgot to draw the Neutral wire from the router to the contactor. I'll update things and see if I can improve the...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Thu 29 May 2014, 16:22
Replies: 100
Views: 33,644
Posted By Sherman McCoy
Going Blind looking at Circuit Diagrams

This is what It looks like so far. My concern now is that I need some more adroitly placed fuses although I'm not sure where. I'm also a little scared about grounding after reading the Power Mains...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Thu 29 May 2014, 10:04
Replies: 100
Views: 33,644
Posted By Sherman McCoy
Thank God for PMDX customer support!

I got a quick response from PMDX support regarding the proper pinout for the router.

"You can connect either the pin 14 or pin 16 logic signal output to the "+"
terminal of the SSR and GND...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Tue 27 May 2014, 21:32
Replies: 100
Views: 33,644
Posted By Sherman McCoy
No worries. I'm just trying to make some sawdust...

No worries. I'm just trying to make some sawdust before I have to get a job again and move things back into storage for another 4 years.

I've clearly made an error on my jumpers. I saw one of...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Tue 27 May 2014, 19:21
Replies: 100
Views: 33,644
Posted By Sherman McCoy
Thanks Pete. by "Greek", I meant the PMDX-122...

Thanks Pete. by "Greek", I meant the PMDX-122 manual I have is unintelligible. Since you were kind enough to respond, I looked at your build thread and noticed you used a PMDX-126. It looks like your...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Tue 27 May 2014, 14:09
Replies: 100
Views: 33,644
Posted By Sherman McCoy
Kitchen Table project now actually on Kitchen Table

Nobody in my family is eating until I get this figured. I have questions:

1) I'm connecting the control signal for the SSR to the router. The control signal side of the SSR says it needs to be...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Tue 13 May 2014, 11:27
Replies: 100
Views: 33,644
Posted By Sherman McCoy
Isn't it time for a complete Control Box Tutorial?

Thanks Mike, I admire your entrepreneurial spirit. I think what would be revolutionary is if you did a complete start-to-finish tutorial on how to build a control box. I have built several PC's using...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Mon 12 May 2014, 18:49
Replies: 100
Views: 33,644
Posted By Sherman McCoy
Terminal Blocks

I broke a tap on the x-rail rack, and decided to shift gears while I wait for the tap extractor to arrive in the mail. I've been studying what i could find online about terminal blocks, and it looks...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Fri 25 April 2014, 03:21
Replies: 100
Views: 33,644
Posted By Sherman McCoy
A picture in plain English

Thanks Kelly for the heads up. I've found some videos on You Tube, but none that go into enough detail. I'll PM Mike.

I just found a decent picture explanation of...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Thu 24 April 2014, 22:26
Replies: 100
Views: 33,644
Posted By Sherman McCoy
Whipping out a CNC Control Box like I new what I was doing

The mechanical part of the machine is coming together and I'm confident I can get that part done. That forces me to take another run at the only insurmountable hurdle in my life - the control box....
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Wed 23 April 2014, 11:29
Replies: 100
Views: 33,644
Posted By Sherman McCoy
The quick and dirty router mount

I'm making great progress although my pace would have me fired if I worked at a flat rate. With so many items to work on, it's hard to focus on any one. I'm working on individual components and...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Mon 07 April 2014, 18:25
Replies: 100
Views: 33,644
Posted By Sherman McCoy
After a 4 year hiatus, I'm back at it

OK, well, marriage, a child, and 4 years in the Gulf earning a salary made for an unavoidable interruption in my project. It sounds like I won't qualify for the longest build, but I still have time....
Forum: General - MM Build Sat 30 January 2010, 10:09
Replies: 9
Views: 2,970
Posted By Sherman McCoy
Jim- I'm building a smaller sized MM. You can...

Jim-
I'm building a smaller sized MM. You can look at it on my thread: http://www.mechmate.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1402

The gantry allows for a 4' wide sheet, which necessitates a 66"...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Thu 28 January 2010, 10:55
Replies: 100
Views: 33,644
Posted By Sherman McCoy
Fixing the spider

With the help of a friend who explained "the obvious" on the schematic, I got the lights to flash on my BOB, and so all I need to do is figure out EMC2 to get my motors to spin. The next project is...
Forum: 70. Control Systems Tue 26 January 2010, 09:34
Replies: 20
Views: 8,091
Posted By Sherman McCoy
Gary- I had the same problem energizing my...

Gary-

I had the same problem energizing my contactor until a friend who is an E.E. showed me how it's done. The diagram only makes sense now that I have mine hooked up. I have a spare contactor...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 21 January 2010, 09:45
Replies: 118
Views: 25,178
Posted By Sherman McCoy
Blake- I pondered the BWC rails too, but...

Blake-

I pondered the BWC rails too, but they were out of stock (thank God) when I tried to order them, so I went the grinding route. For almost nothing(certainly less than the additiional cost of...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 16 January 2010, 19:01
Replies: 111
Views: 22,397
Posted By Sherman McCoy
'bună dimineaţa!' Stefan. Is it true that the...

'bună dimineaţa!' Stefan. Is it true that the best wood workers in all of Europe are from Romania?
Forum: About this Forum Fri 15 January 2010, 10:10
Replies: 101
Views: 31,858
Posted By Sherman McCoy
I agree with Blake. I would have paid $200 for...

I agree with Blake. I would have paid $200 for the drawings and another $100 for a step-by-step video on how to build the control box. I've built a couple of computers with an online tutorial, but...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 06 January 2010, 22:57
Replies: 1,078
Views: 190,919
Posted By Sherman McCoy
Well done. The first countersink I used produce...

Well done. The first countersink I used produce an embarassing amount of chatter marks. I subsequently bought a 4 flute 1/4" bit that seemed to work better, but still not as nice as yours.
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Mon 04 January 2010, 19:09
Replies: 100
Views: 33,644
Posted By Sherman McCoy
Thanks Gerald! I did purchase a complete power...

Thanks Gerald! I did purchase a complete power supply from Antek (PS-4N42R12), and it looks like it has two 10000uF capacitors installed on it. I purchased a separate capacitor thinking I might need...
Forum: 60. Wiring & Cable Management Fri 01 January 2010, 00:48
Replies: 221
Views: 65,946
Posted By Sherman McCoy
Just got a quote from a Lapp distributer in the...

Just got a quote from a Lapp distributer in the USA for 2 cables:
4 Core 1.00 mm2 [18 AWG] 100' P/N 1136204 $ 5.02/ft
7 core 0.5 mm2 [21 AWG]100' P/N 1136107 $ 7.34/ft

Ouch! I...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Thu 31 December 2009, 22:43
Replies: 100
Views: 33,644
Posted By Sherman McCoy
How I spent my New Years eve

I feel like Iím making great strides on my control box, but the more I read of the literature supplied with my components, and the more I look at threads, the more conflicting info I get. Hereís is...
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