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Forum: The Market Place Wed 03 February 2016, 00:06
Replies: 5
Views: 4,461
Posted By mphel
Nikonauts, no sorry, all gone.

Nikonauts, no sorry, all gone.
Forum: The Market Place Thu 20 August 2015, 10:19
Replies: 5
Views: 4,461
Posted By mphel
Parts for Sale

I have the bulk of parts for sale, it never got finished but was a fully working machine
Video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qd4xmj0NQXw)

A few photos...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 18 March 2010, 16:19
Replies: 36
Views: 6,823
Posted By mphel
I have music and beer, but convincing the wife...

I have music and beer, but convincing the wife I'm a genius at work!! I think she'll need some beer before that happens:D
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 18 March 2010, 14:57
Replies: 36
Views: 6,823
Posted By mphel
The wife seems to find me more than enough things...

The wife seems to find me more than enough things to fill the weekends:D
So it looks like it'll have to be the night-shift:eek:

Mark.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 18 March 2010, 12:59
Replies: 36
Views: 6,823
Posted By mphel
Heath, When the machine has finished the...

Heath,
When the machine has finished the present job I do hope to take it apart to paint and add some decals. It's the fact that it has to come apart that makes it difficult to do bits as I go...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 13 March 2010, 12:44
Replies: 36
Views: 6,823
Posted By mphel
I've discovered something more satisfying than...

I've discovered something more satisfying than watching the machines first moves. That is, turning up each day, pressing a couple of buttons, loading a file, hitting cycle start and having the...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 18 February 2010, 02:29
Replies: 36
Views: 6,823
Posted By mphel
These parts go to make up an individual unit,...

These parts go to make up an individual unit, about the size of a standard kitchen cabinet. The full display consists of 22 units forming a 6 metre diameter circle. They are for a chain of shops in...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 17 February 2010, 13:56
Replies: 36
Views: 6,823
Posted By mphel
The Machine is working quite hard at the moment,...

The Machine is working quite hard at the moment, managed to produce two distinct piles.. Only another 500 or so to cut! :eek:

Mark.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 09 February 2010, 05:17
Replies: 36
Views: 6,823
Posted By mphel
Thanks Heath. Plastic bolts are the next...

Thanks Heath.

Plastic bolts are the next move, I have some, but with a much coarser thread than I have a tap for!!

Mark.
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Tue 09 February 2010, 05:04
Replies: 26
Views: 4,778
Posted By mphel
John, thanks for putting the time into this. I...

John, thanks for putting the time into this. I think the machines are taking over the world!
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 08 February 2010, 02:40
Replies: 36
Views: 6,823
Posted By mphel
A couple of pics of the hold-downs. The plastic...

A couple of pics of the hold-downs. The plastic is hard enough to tap a thread into and I've recessed the top so the cap screws sit flush. Once you've got a few, you can use some simply fastened in...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 06 February 2010, 06:25
Replies: 36
Views: 6,823
Posted By mphel
I'm obviously going to have to set up some kind...

I'm obviously going to have to set up some kind of "spit" arrangement to turn the machine over at regular intervals, in the mean time I'll make sure I alternate between "climb" cutting and...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 06 February 2010, 02:00
Replies: 36
Views: 6,823
Posted By mphel
I knew Gerald would spot the rails. :) I left the...

I knew Gerald would spot the rails. :) I left the ends on originally in case I damaged the machined edges during the build, I could re-skim them before I cut them to finished size. But now I'm happy...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 05 February 2010, 13:32
Replies: 36
Views: 6,823
Posted By mphel
First production job started! - Malvern, UK

I must start with a huge thank you to Gerald and everyone on the forum for the input which I have learnt so much from. My machine is very much "unfinished" but almost all of the work to do is...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Fri 29 May 2009, 02:30
Replies: 65
Views: 14,230
Posted By mphel
Andy, I'm building 8x4 table, have ground the...

Andy, I'm building 8x4 table, have ground the rails with the attachment supplied in the laser cut set. I wasn't quite sure what to expect but found that it worked very well, I ground all rails in...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sun 24 May 2009, 07:52
Replies: 65
Views: 14,230
Posted By mphel
I think the Laser cut parts were about 250 but i...

I think the Laser cut parts were about 250 but i think they were the first set they had cut and were treated as something of a loss leader, so they may be more now. If you speak to David Armstrong...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sun 24 May 2009, 06:34
Replies: 65
Views: 14,230
Posted By mphel
Hi Andy, I think there are a few being built...

Hi Andy,
I think there are a few being built and at least one up and running. I've made a start, got all the steel, wheels (Rick- superior Bearings) Laser cut parts (M-Machine Metals- Darlington)...
Forum: 70. Control Systems Mon 13 April 2009, 12:33
Replies: 39
Views: 9,559
Posted By mphel
Osman, Try adding % to the end of the file:- ...

Osman,
Try adding % to the end of the file:-

F1000 (i.e. faster than possible but Mach3 will limit speed)
G20 G90 (Inch and Absolute)
M98 P1234 L50 (run subroutine 50 times)
M30 (stop)
O1234...
Forum: The Market Place Thu 12 March 2009, 12:10
Replies: 15
Views: 11,742
Posted By mphel
I have to agree with Chris, I also had laser...

I have to agree with Chris, I also had laser parts a couple of weeks ago, I chose to have someone produce them who was already familiar with the mechmate so contacted Dave. He was very helpful and...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 25 February 2009, 15:58
Replies: 141
Views: 32,183
Posted By mphel
I used a very basic generic BOB on the old...

I used a very basic generic BOB on the old project with no bells or whistles so I'll be looking for something much like the pmdx 122 for this one.

Mark.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 25 February 2009, 15:13
Replies: 141
Views: 32,183
Posted By mphel
Marius, Yes I was just pointing out that it was...

Marius,
Yes I was just pointing out that it was the same company Gerald mentioned. My experience with these drivers is good so may be another option. Hope it helps someone.

Mark.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 25 February 2009, 14:20
Replies: 141
Views: 32,183
Posted By mphel
I'll say hello to everyone and thanks to Gerald...

I'll say hello to everyone and thanks to Gerald for his hard work and generosity.
I have saved my first post until I could give a little help instead of asking for it!!

I have built a small mdf...
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