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Forum: General - MM Build Sun 04 October 2009, 12:07
Replies: 258
Views: 138,678
Posted By bfauska
Here you go. If it takes a while to see why this...

Here you go. If it takes a while to see why this inspires look at the framing picture (http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/4/2009/10/500x_article-1217180-06A3E9E6000005DC-329_634x395.jpg), anybody...
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Thu 24 September 2009, 08:21
Replies: 4
Views: 2,643
Posted By bfauska
Shawn, I suppose you could build a machine with...

Shawn, I suppose you could build a machine with that size travel, but the footprint would be about 3'6"x5'.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 18 September 2009, 13:11
Replies: 55
Views: 22,248
Posted By bfauska
Brad, thanks, I think I'll not try that and...

Brad, thanks, I think I'll not try that and instead take your word.

Gerald, it is indeed the pinion hopping the rack, I can see that the spring is letting it ride up and out, I will snug it up a...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 18 September 2009, 08:07
Replies: 55
Views: 22,248
Posted By bfauska
Sorry for the triple post but I've just thought...

Sorry for the triple post but I've just thought of a question. There is talk of the proximity sensors being a good idea because if your z-slide lifts the gantry off the rails the machine will stop....
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 17 September 2009, 22:02
Replies: 55
Views: 22,248
Posted By bfauska
There are plenty of things an Ironworker can do...

There are plenty of things an Ironworker can do that the Hossfeld wouldn't even know where to start on... wanna trade? The Hossfeld gets used plenty, but our real savior when we need it is our tubing...
Forum: The Show Room Thu 17 September 2009, 21:53
Replies: 0
Views: 2,259
Posted By bfauska
Fine tuning and some basic projects

After I returned from my vacation I re-wired the whole control system and tidied up some loose ends. Since then I've had time to find and iron out some wrinkles in our system.

The first few...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 17 September 2009, 21:53
Replies: 55
Views: 22,248
Posted By bfauska
Fine tuning and some basic projects

After I returned from my vacation I re-wired the whole control system and tidied up some loose ends. Since then I've had time to find and iron out some wrinkles in our system.

The first few...
Forum: General - MM Build Tue 15 September 2009, 23:10
Replies: 25
Views: 9,838
Posted By bfauska
There are fine and coarse threads for the...

There are fine and coarse threads for the imperial system. The most common are the coarse.
They are called out in threads per inch. For example a 1/4"-20 bolt has a diameter of 1/4" and there are 20...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 14 September 2009, 16:37
Replies: 46
Views: 13,409
Posted By bfauska
Pete, I don't have anything to help with the...

Pete,
I don't have anything to help with the main problem, but it dawns on me that your parallel port may be set to the wrong communication type in the BIOS. I don't remember what it is supposed to...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 13 September 2009, 12:04
Replies: 1,586
Views: 350,500
Posted By bfauska
Naturally after you are done with that you will...

Naturally after you are done with that you will show us the finished product :) it sounds interesting.
Forum: General - MM Build Sun 06 September 2009, 10:35
Replies: 49
Views: 20,248
Posted By bfauska
What about no legs, so it sits on the floor and...

What about no legs, so it sits on the floor and then you could put some anchors in your shop/garage floor and bolt it in place when you use it then unbolt and hoist it out of the way when you aren't...
Forum: Troubleshooting Fri 04 September 2009, 18:03
Replies: 11
Views: 4,877
Posted By bfauska
I don't think I want to pull the motors, off or...

I don't think I want to pull the motors, off or the pinions, but I may throw some loctite in there and maybe even do the "jam-nut" extra set-screw, mostly I just need a good allen key that will reach...
Forum: Troubleshooting Fri 04 September 2009, 14:01
Replies: 11
Views: 4,877
Posted By bfauska
That Gerald's a smart guy. My Y axis pinion was...

That Gerald's a smart guy. My Y axis pinion was slipping, it was loose enough that I'm surprised it was driving at all. I redid my little test cut with much better results.

THANKS!!
Forum: Troubleshooting Fri 04 September 2009, 09:58
Replies: 11
Views: 4,877
Posted By bfauska
Inconsistent accuracy - loose pinion gear

This may be more of a Mach3 issue than a MechMate issue, but I'll ask here because many Mach3 settings seem machine specific.

I have recently been trying to cut some sample shapes and my results...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 20 August 2009, 23:44
Replies: 55
Views: 22,248
Posted By bfauska
Today I built and installed the y-stops,...

Today I built and installed the y-stops, installed the spoil board and moved the machine to it's new home. I'm headed out of town in the morning so I won't be able to deal with the finished control...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 20 August 2009, 23:26
Replies: 55
Views: 22,248
Posted By bfauska
Brad, flattering, but I insist that the real help...

Brad, flattering, but I insist that the real help is the plans. If we were building like we are used to we would have been nearly done and then Gerald as the designer would have decided that the...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 20 August 2009, 14:20
Replies: 55
Views: 22,248
Posted By bfauska
Thanks for the kind words everybody, I wouldn't...

Thanks for the kind words everybody, I wouldn't have stood a chance at doing it so quickly without the great plans and supportive forum.

I'll definitely post some updated shots when its all fine...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 20 August 2009, 01:40
Replies: 55
Views: 22,248
Posted By bfauska
Painted, labeled, and making dust...and carvings

I originally said I had 3 weeks to do the build and it seems I've basically made it. I started ordering parts on the 29th of July and today we got our MechMate to cut several test pieces and put on...
Forum: General - MM Operating Wed 19 August 2009, 20:58
Replies: 27
Views: 16,118
Posted By bfauska
Well, you're a day late in my book. ;) since I...

Well, you're a day late in my book. ;) since I cut my first parts today. BUT... thanks for the great tutorial, I am sure it will do many people much good. It seems like the perfect thing to give the...
Forum: Rails & Rollers Sun 16 August 2009, 20:04
Replies: 198
Views: 91,976
Posted By bfauska
Nader, Now you really have to show us your...

Nader,
Now you really have to show us your build, that's too intriguing to let it go. Even if it's in a different forum somewhere you should post a link, or I bet Gerald would be OK with you showing...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 15 August 2009, 23:49
Replies: 55
Views: 22,248
Posted By bfauska
Well, Tuesday is done... so is Wed, Thurs, Fri,...

Well, Tuesday is done... so is Wed, Thurs, Fri, and Sat, and I've had some good progress. I don't know if I'm going to make the 3 week deadline but it's going to be real close to making dust by then....
Forum: Rails & Rollers Sat 15 August 2009, 23:03
Replies: 2
Views: 3,830
Posted By bfauska
The first cut should be to 1.1" and then after...

The first cut should be to 1.1" and then after you grind the angles you should have a small flat on top that is actually left over from your original cut. If you have the laser cut parts with the...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 12 August 2009, 19:45
Replies: 17
Views: 6,248
Posted By bfauska
Hopefully any corner you manage to paint yourself...

Hopefully any corner you manage to paint yourself into will have a computer in it so you can get to the forum, there's all kinds of great information here and if you can't find the answer somebody...
Forum: 702. Power Supplies Tue 11 August 2009, 11:32
Replies: 18
Views: 9,427
Posted By bfauska
Gerald, Thanks for the conformation. ...

Gerald,
Thanks for the conformation.

Heath,
Good idea.
Forum: 702. Power Supplies Tue 11 August 2009, 09:45
Replies: 18
Views: 9,427
Posted By bfauska
OK, I haven't hooked up the capacitor yet and...

OK, I haven't hooked up the capacitor yet and that may be what's confusing me, but I am confused. I rewired the coils so that they're parallel on the input side from my 120vac and parallel on the...
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