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Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 25 June 2020, 05:35
Replies: 46
Views: 12,450
Posted By jhiggins7
Builder's Log Update

Hey Mike,

Congratulations on earning Serial Number #132. Love your build. Looking forward to a MechMate Water Jet.:cool:

Here's the Updated Builder's Log...
Forum: Troubleshooting Wed 08 April 2020, 05:20
Replies: 12
Views: 1,505
Posted By jhiggins7
Improvement, good!

Improvement, good!
Forum: Troubleshooting Sun 05 April 2020, 10:33
Replies: 12
Views: 1,505
Posted By jhiggins7
Hope the grounding fix works.

Hope the grounding fix works.
Forum: Troubleshooting Sun 05 April 2020, 05:50
Replies: 12
Views: 1,505
Posted By jhiggins7
Does your MechMate ever cut a simple file without...

Does your MechMate ever cut a simple file without errors, like your 12 x 12? Is your Axis Calibration repeatable? That is, after you perform the test and then repeat it, is the movement accurate? ...
Forum: Troubleshooting Sat 04 April 2020, 05:30
Replies: 12
Views: 1,505
Posted By jhiggins7
From your description, it sounds like you are...

From your description, it sounds like you are missing steps (or adding steps). Is the error always in the same direction (i.e. the axis is moving too far or not far enough). Have you tried the the...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Thu 27 February 2020, 05:47
Replies: 16
Views: 3,113
Posted By jhiggins7
Good progress. I notice your x-rails are sitting...

Good progress. I notice your x-rails are sitting on top of the bottom I-beam flange. Are they mounted there or just sitting there while the paint dries?
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 03 December 2019, 04:34
Replies: 216
Views: 70,960
Posted By jhiggins7
Mich, I'm sure you're right. Thank you for...

Mich,

I'm sure you're right. Thank you for the additional information about your machine's history. I've moved mine too. I'm going to take the hint and check my connections.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 02 December 2019, 05:06
Replies: 216
Views: 70,960
Posted By jhiggins7
Mich, I really appreciate your sharing the...

Mich,

I really appreciate your sharing the resolution of the problem including the E-Mail from PMDX. As you mentioned, the PMDX support is exceptional.

It's interesting that PMDX mentions...
Forum: General - MM Build Tue 26 November 2019, 05:07
Replies: 2
Views: 1,048
Posted By jhiggins7
There is nothing wrong with starting with the...

There is nothing wrong with starting with the control box and steppers. Many, including me, even complete the so called "kitchen table" project. This is a way to ensure that you can "move" and...
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Fri 18 October 2019, 03:40
Replies: 22
Views: 4,595
Posted By jhiggins7
Vustasmith, Great. Looks like you are on...

Vustasmith,

Great. Looks like you are on your way.
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Thu 17 October 2019, 05:28
Replies: 22
Views: 4,595
Posted By jhiggins7
Here is a thread posted by Gerald in 2007 all...

Here is a thread posted by Gerald in 2007 all about attaching photos (http://www.mechmate.com/forums/showthread.php?t=394).
Forum: 50. Toolheads Thu 10 October 2019, 05:05
Replies: 15
Views: 6,749
Posted By jhiggins7
You should have Z-slide Limit Stops per this POST...

You should have Z-slide Limit Stops per this POST by Gerald (http://www.mechmate.com/forums/showthread.php?t=226). These "stops" prevent the collet from hitting the spoilboard or the gas spring from...
Forum: 20. Gantry Fri 20 September 2019, 04:35
Replies: 3
Views: 942
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: 28,534
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: 28,534
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: MechMates already cutting Sat 03 August 2019, 05:37
Replies: 46
Views: 12,450
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: MechMates already cutting Wed 31 July 2019, 05:44
Replies: 46
Views: 12,450
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: 123
Views: 48,065
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: 123
Views: 48,065
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: 123
Views: 48,065
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: 123
Views: 48,065
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: 123
Views: 48,065
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: 123
Views: 48,065
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: 123
Views: 48,065
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: 123
Views: 48,065
Posted By jhiggins7
First class! So is there a microprocessor...

First class!

So is there a microprocessor in there somewhere?
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