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Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Tue 16 May 2017, 09:39
Replies: 73
Views: 14,620
Posted By firechief
It is alive

I got the thing moving... I even crashed it one or two time :D :confused:
I got V carve pro 8.5 and Fusion 360. There is a lot to learn the curve is just about strait up. I fly cut the table, that...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Tue 16 May 2017, 09:10
Replies: 73
Views: 14,620
Posted By firechief
Water Cooling

I got the water cooler setup along with the radiator and 3 fans. The water pump and fans startup with Mach4 calls for the spindle to start. work great so far.
As you can almost see the water flow...
Forum: 55. Dust Management Mon 10 April 2017, 20:24
Replies: 4
Views: 5,068
Posted By firechief
How does the z go to home? the shoe will hit the...

How does the z go to home? the shoe will hit the v wheels
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Wed 29 March 2017, 08:17
Replies: 73
Views: 14,620
Posted By firechief
Thanks, Not sure how long it will take to get all...

Thanks, Not sure how long it will take to get all the movements dialed in. When mach4 calls for 1" of movement the spindle moves 1" on all axes, also getting the spindle square to the table and so...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Wed 29 March 2017, 08:12
Replies: 73
Views: 14,620
Posted By firechief
The stepper drivers are mounted to that on the...

The stepper drivers are mounted to that on the inside, I cut out the side of the box to the size of the heat sink less 3/8" all around to seal and bolt it on. The drivers are bolt on to the heat sink...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Wed 29 March 2017, 08:07
Replies: 73
Views: 14,620
Posted By firechief
Thanks for all the comments on my build. Hope to...

Thanks for all the comments on my build. Hope to be cutting soon. Then the learning curve with mach4 and v carve pro.

Any and all help is welcome.
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Tue 28 March 2017, 13:52
Replies: 73
Views: 14,620
Posted By firechief
Every thing is level and rolling smooth. Still...

Every thing is level and rolling smooth. Still got the Z to do. Looking at water cooled spindle, alone with a cooler and pump set on the Y cart. This making the run short and the system will be right...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Tue 28 March 2017, 13:46
Replies: 73
Views: 14,620
Posted By firechief
Starting to get stuff mounted... it is hard to...

Starting to get stuff mounted... it is hard to make the stepper noise with your mouth, but you know I tried. Got the rails painted as well.
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Tue 28 March 2017, 13:44
Replies: 73
Views: 14,620
Posted By firechief
I got it back from paint... Not bad looking. Now...

I got it back from paint... Not bad looking. Now it is time to resemble and make it move.
Forum: The Market Place Thu 23 March 2017, 11:18
Replies: 6
Views: 2,552
Posted By firechief
Got some pricing on the spindle?

Got some pricing on the spindle?
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Wed 22 March 2017, 08:14
Replies: 73
Views: 14,620
Posted By firechief
They did show me a color chip... I hope it is the...

They did show me a color chip... I hope it is the same and we will know Friday.

I will post pic when it is back in the shop... Will be looking for some stickers soon I hope, and get on the build...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Tue 21 March 2017, 10:30
Replies: 73
Views: 14,620
Posted By firechief
This has been a big project to put together, but...

This has been a big project to put together, but I had a lot of fun so far. I just got back from dropping it off to get painted "Sky Blue it is". I will be picking it up on Friday. Now I got to clean...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Mon 20 March 2017, 13:39
Replies: 73
Views: 14,620
Posted By firechief
Every thing is ready for paint. It will be going...

Every thing is ready for paint. It will be going Tuesday to get color.
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Mon 20 March 2017, 13:31
Replies: 73
Views: 14,620
Posted By firechief
Gantry and Y cart stops.

Gantry and Y cart stops.
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Mon 20 March 2017, 13:30
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Views: 14,620
Posted By firechief
Some more rail pics all together

Some more rail pics all together
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Mon 20 March 2017, 13:21
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Views: 14,620
Posted By firechief
This is how I got the Gantry rail bolted to the...

This is how I got the Gantry rail bolted to the gantry. I used a rod that I threaded on one end, put the clamping plate inside the gantry tubes and threaded the shafts in the clamping plate on both...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Mon 20 March 2017, 13:13
Replies: 73
Views: 14,620
Posted By firechief
Go the rail on and looking good.

Go the rail on and looking good.
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Mon 20 March 2017, 13:12
Replies: 73
Views: 14,620
Posted By firechief
Here is how I adjusted the rails to be level.....

Here is how I adjusted the rails to be level.. Then I welded the beams to the table for good. The bolts were to adjust the beam, I had three of them on each beam, one on both ends and one in the...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Tue 14 March 2017, 07:44
Replies: 73
Views: 14,620
Posted By firechief
The beam was not that wide (4") for the head of...

The beam was not that wide (4") for the head of the bolts to ride on. I placed the board on the beam and the rail on top of that and clamped it all down to the beam. This was flat and worked great...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Mon 13 March 2017, 12:07
Replies: 73
Views: 14,620
Posted By firechief
Next I will get the mounting holes in the V rail...

Next I will get the mounting holes in the V rail along with the hard stops and proxy target holes. I will have this move on the rail soon I hope.

One more note on the grinding skate... you need...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Mon 13 March 2017, 11:58
Replies: 73
Views: 14,620
Posted By firechief
Main rails

After we got the rails done we started on the main I beams. got them cut off to size and cleaned up before they get leveled up and welded. I drilled and tapped three 1/4 20 in the I beam bottom leg....
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Mon 13 March 2017, 11:53
Replies: 73
Views: 14,620
Posted By firechief
Rails have started

This weekend I worked on my V rails. This was a big pain in the A##. I have over 12 hours in just cutting off and v grinding the rail... It is done and I,m glad. I think the out come was good and...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Mon 06 March 2017, 08:17
Replies: 53
Views: 13,590
Posted By firechief
Every thing looking good. I'am just starting my...

Every thing looking good. I'am just starting my rails grind, hope they come out as good as your look.

firechief
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Wed 01 March 2017, 13:37
Replies: 126
Views: 32,112
Posted By firechief
I'am in the middle of my build, I have done allot...

I'am in the middle of my build, I have done allot of reading on the forum for years and there is so much stuff and 20 different ways of doing something, it is hard to tell what the right way is to do...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Wed 01 March 2017, 12:34
Replies: 73
Views: 14,620
Posted By firechief
Thanks, It will not be to long before I start to...

Thanks, It will not be to long before I start to think about paint... I thinking Blue.
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