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Forum: 20. Gantry Fri 20 September 2019, 04:35
Replies: 3
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Posted By jhiggins7
It seems to be happening on the X and the Y, but...

It seems to be happening on the X and the Y, but not the Z. When you are moving in the Y axis, are you ONLY moving the Y, or are you also moving in the X at the same time?

I don't think it is...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 12 August 2019, 05:02
Replies: 55
Views: 15,924
Posted By jhiggins7
Looking good. Even has that extra Gecko...sweet.

Looking good. Even has that extra Gecko...sweet.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 10 August 2019, 05:33
Replies: 55
Views: 15,924
Posted By jhiggins7
Congratulations Sean. Looks to be in pretty good...

Congratulations Sean. Looks to be in pretty good mechanical shape. Can't actually see the control box. Is it present? In good shape?
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sat 03 August 2019, 05:37
Replies: 41
Views: 6,617
Posted By jhiggins7
Wow...a MechMate waterjet! That would be a...

Wow...a MechMate waterjet! That would be a first. Are you planning to make a "removable waterbed" plasma table and then follow that with a waterjet? Should be very interesting.
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Wed 31 July 2019, 05:44
Replies: 41
Views: 6,617
Posted By jhiggins7
Mike, Congratulations on your progress. ...

Mike,

Congratulations on your progress. You're cutting, you've got paint. All you need is to add MechMate logos and you're ready for a Serial Number.

By the way, you can also paste a LINK...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 28 July 2019, 05:14
Replies: 115
Views: 20,447
Posted By jhiggins7
Ted, Thanks for the dimensions. Your entry...

Ted,

Thanks for the dimensions. Your entry has been updated.

Thirty minutes from idea to sign...now that's a TOOL!

Regarding the additional information about your build, we try to keep the...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 27 July 2019, 05:49
Replies: 115
Views: 20,447
Posted By jhiggins7
Ted, Congratulations for earning Serial...

Ted,

Congratulations for earning Serial Number 131. Here is the Update Builder's Log (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1SDSq8C8mQKJzp0oTrXtHcTYXp_QmFlYev9zRc1X2nZE/edit?usp=sharing) with...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 21 July 2019, 15:56
Replies: 115
Views: 20,447
Posted By jhiggins7
That's a beautiful sight. Hey, Mike, time to...

That's a beautiful sight. Hey, Mike, time to award a Serial Number.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 20 July 2019, 05:08
Replies: 115
Views: 20,447
Posted By jhiggins7
I know the feeling. You're almost afraid to make...

I know the feeling. You're almost afraid to make that first accuracy measurement. Because, if it's not correct, it's totally your problem...you have to fix it...can't call the manufacturer's Support...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 08 July 2019, 04:38
Replies: 115
Views: 20,447
Posted By jhiggins7
Looking good! And there's that 4th axis again. ...

Looking good! And there's that 4th axis again. I wish I had thought of extending my X rails so I could add a 4th axis like you did. I did configure a space in my control box for the 4th axis...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 07 July 2019, 04:37
Replies: 115
Views: 20,447
Posted By jhiggins7
I assume you are using a "good" taping fluid like...

I assume you are using a "good" taping fluid like Rapid Tap (https://www.travers.com/rapid-tap-cutting-fluid/p/81-001-641/). I was given the advice to use such a product 10 years ago when I built my...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 29 June 2019, 05:07
Replies: 115
Views: 20,447
Posted By jhiggins7
Classy! I'm running out of superlatives. ...

Classy! I'm running out of superlatives.

And, I learned something new from your schematic discussion (thanks for sharing). I hadn't thought of using the Arduino IDE with my own circuit. What a...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 28 June 2019, 04:54
Replies: 115
Views: 20,447
Posted By jhiggins7
First class! So is there a microprocessor...

First class!

So is there a microprocessor in there somewhere?
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 24 June 2019, 04:44
Replies: 115
Views: 20,447
Posted By jhiggins7
Oh my! A lesson re-learned. I'm still impressed...

Oh my! A lesson re-learned. I'm still impressed with your perseverance.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 18 June 2019, 05:14
Replies: 115
Views: 20,447
Posted By jhiggins7
Again, very nice work. Glad you were "present"....

Again, very nice work. Glad you were "present". You might consider one of these (https://www.ebay.com/itm/192400073360) to monitor and "alarm" on your spindle over-temperature
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 02 June 2019, 06:06
Replies: 115
Views: 20,447
Posted By jhiggins7
Nice work. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for the...

Nice work. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for the links, too.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 02 June 2019, 05:58
Replies: 115
Views: 20,447
Posted By jhiggins7
Nice work. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for the...

Nice work. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for the links, too.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 01 June 2019, 05:22
Replies: 115
Views: 20,447
Posted By jhiggins7
Very interesting! Could you provide a link to...

Very interesting! Could you provide a link to the source of the laser?

Please keep us posted.
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Wed 22 May 2019, 04:38
Replies: 1
Views: 334
Posted By jhiggins7
Welcome Lily.

Welcome Lily.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 21 May 2019, 04:52
Replies: 115
Views: 20,447
Posted By jhiggins7
Impressive design and implementation. Thanks for...

Impressive design and implementation. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Mon 20 May 2019, 05:15
Replies: 41
Views: 6,574
Posted By jhiggins7
Nice progress, motion looks smooth.

Nice progress, motion looks smooth.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 30 April 2019, 04:58
Replies: 205
Views: 52,680
Posted By jhiggins7
That's great news! Not bad for a 10 year old...

That's great news!

Not bad for a 10 year old machine.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 15 April 2019, 05:06
Replies: 115
Views: 20,447
Posted By jhiggins7
Very nice build, Ted. Have you figured out what...

Very nice build, Ted. Have you figured out what you're going to do about the 4th axis?

Suggestion. Slap some logo's on it and earn a serial number. It would be my pleasure to add your build to...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 04 February 2019, 05:13
Replies: 203
Views: 44,564
Posted By jhiggins7
Mich, RE: "I don't seem to be able to upload the...

Mich, RE: "I don't seem to be able to upload the .crv files". I remember "back in the day" we would just change the type on the file that the FORUM would not accept to something like .txt, upload...
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Sun 03 February 2019, 04:49
Replies: 2
Views: 476
Posted By jhiggins7
Hi Paul. Welcome. My MechMate is 10 years...

Hi Paul. Welcome.

My MechMate is 10 years old and still going. But, I still remember how daunting the task seemed to be. You'll ask, "Where are the instructions?" They are NOT HERE. But once...
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