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Forum: General - MM Build Sat 16 December 2017, 05:13
Replies: 8
Views: 4,896
Posted By Rad Racer
Hi Sailfl, Sorry for the extremely late...

Hi Sailfl,

Sorry for the extremely late post/response.....I have not logged into this site for a long time.
How can I help you out?

Rad Racer
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 13 December 2012, 17:11
Replies: 271
Views: 75,946
Posted By Rad Racer
True...very smooth and natural air movement This...

True...very smooth and natural air movement This type of fan (HVLS) does not blow air, it moves air.

The fan runs silent at low speed, sounds a bit like a helicopter at high speed :D
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 13 December 2012, 16:55
Replies: 271
Views: 75,946
Posted By Rad Racer
At max speed the tips travel at 60+ mph.....I...

At max speed the tips travel at 60+ mph.....I might hurt if you got your fingers in the blade:eek:
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 13 December 2012, 16:51
Replies: 271
Views: 75,946
Posted By Rad Racer
Hi Robert, good to speak with you again ...

Hi Robert, good to speak with you again

Exactly, I built to look like a big airplane prop. Look close and you will see safety cables, what you can't see is the super structure (in the ceiling) to...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 09 December 2012, 15:51
Replies: 610
Views: 219,864
Posted By Rad Racer
Very sad....J.R. was not very old. The MM group...

Very sad....J.R. was not very old.
The MM group has lost a great contributor.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 09 December 2012, 15:45
Replies: 271
Views: 75,946
Posted By Rad Racer
Nils, The motor was purchased(new) from Ebay...

Nils,

The motor was purchased(new) from Ebay for $25 + shipping...the other parts (hub, bearings, shaft, pulleys, etc...) were purchased from our local farm supply store.

Not sure how much I...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 09 December 2012, 13:04
Replies: 271
Views: 75,946
Posted By Rad Racer
Moving the MechMate to the new shop

Moving the MechMate to my new shop
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 09 December 2012, 13:01
Replies: 271
Views: 75,946
Posted By Rad Racer
Here's the fan motor assy. I used a 1/3hp 3ph...

Here's the fan motor assy. I used a 1/3hp 3ph motor and a VFD for control. With a VFD the fan operates just like a regular ceiling fan (forward, reverse, variable speed). For the fan hub I used a...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 09 December 2012, 12:29
Replies: 271
Views: 75,946
Posted By Rad Racer
Here's a couple of fan blade construction photos

Here's a couple of fan blade construction photos
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 09 December 2012, 12:20
Replies: 271
Views: 75,946
Posted By Rad Racer
Dust collection

I have nearly completed the installation of my dust collector. Some of you my remember the collector from prevous posts. I built this cyclone using Bill Pentz plans.

The cyclone works...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 09 December 2012, 12:15
Replies: 271
Views: 75,946
Posted By Rad Racer
Been along time.

Hi All,

It's been forever since my last post. Still using my MechMate regularly, just don't seem to have the time to post updates.

Been building on my new shop, the Mechmate is my prized...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 07 January 2011, 02:23
Replies: 271
Views: 75,946
Posted By Rad Racer
Sorry for the late reply....my boss called for a...

Sorry for the late reply....my boss called for a staff meeting in California. I have had 3 solid days of travel and meetings (10+ hours/day) not much time for forum reading:(

Robert and Dave...
Forum: Human Interface Devices (HID's) Tue 14 December 2010, 19:15
Replies: 17
Views: 9,507
Posted By Rad Racer
Hi Chris, The keyboard is made by GrayHill...

Hi Chris,

The keyboard is made by GrayHill inc.....the cover is a clear overlay design specifically for the keyboard. Not sure these are still available, I purchased a few of these long ago.
...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 06 December 2010, 22:38
Replies: 271
Views: 75,946
Posted By Rad Racer
Yes, I used a .0625 (1/16") carbide endmill.

Yes, I used a .0625 (1/16") carbide endmill.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 06 December 2010, 20:44
Replies: 271
Views: 75,946
Posted By Rad Racer
inlays continued. Once the shape is pressed...

inlays continued.

Once the shape is pressed into the pocket, I use CA glue (aka crazy glue) to glue the shapes into place.

Once complete, I sand down the excess shape material with a belt...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 06 December 2010, 20:36
Replies: 271
Views: 75,946
Posted By Rad Racer
Inlay - a brief introduction

These picture where taken as I was making a cribbage board for a Christmas gift.

People have ask how these inlays are done, so I thought I would take a few pictures and document the process for...
Forum: Human Interface Devices (HID's) Wed 01 December 2010, 20:42
Replies: 17
Views: 9,507
Posted By Rad Racer
These documents cover some of the brains and...

These documents cover some of the brains and scripts used to drive my box. This should give you some idea of "brains" and scripts if you haven't played with this stuff before.
Forum: Human Interface Devices (HID's) Wed 01 December 2010, 20:36
Replies: 17
Views: 9,507
Posted By Rad Racer
Here's a close up of my keypad. This is really...

Here's a close up of my keypad. This is really the heart of the pendant....as it can do most, if not all, the functions required to start cutting a part.

I used the Pokey55 controller for...
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Wed 01 December 2010, 19:33
Replies: 3
Views: 1,300
Posted By Rad Racer
Welcome Marty. Good to see yet another...

Welcome Marty. Good to see yet another Minnesotain take the challenge.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 01 December 2010, 19:25
Replies: 518
Views: 113,671
Posted By Rad Racer
That's a good looking machine.....you've done a...

That's a good looking machine.....you've done a great job with the build.

Congratulations on #69
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 01 December 2010, 19:18
Replies: 271
Views: 75,946
Posted By Rad Racer
Yep, I have seen this site before. Infact these...

Yep, I have seen this site before. Infact these boards were designed to conform to the official specifications:D
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 30 November 2010, 20:54
Replies: 271
Views: 75,946
Posted By Rad Racer
Yeah, I have heard various names for this...

Yeah, I have heard various names for this game...."corn hole" just seems wrong:o

I currently sell assembled, unfinished boards, for $80/set. For that price I also engrave their name into cross...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 29 November 2010, 20:15
Replies: 183
Views: 53,689
Posted By Rad Racer
Nice job Dmitriy! Very clean build, excellent...

Nice job Dmitriy! Very clean build, excellent wiring job.

Looks like you are making some model airplane ribs:)
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 29 November 2010, 20:06
Replies: 271
Views: 75,946
Posted By Rad Racer
Good eyes Sean! Yep, that's where I store it...

Good eyes Sean!

Yep, that's where I store it when not in use. Since it is primarly used for making round litho's, I only install it when I get orders.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 28 November 2010, 11:56
Replies: 171
Views: 40,590
Posted By Rad Racer
Hey, I bet that's my Christmas gift :) (for...

Hey, I bet that's my Christmas gift :) (for those that don't know...Dave is my brother)
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