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  #31  
Old Fri 26 December 2008, 08:17
domino11
Just call me: Heath
 
Cornwall, Ontario
Canada
I have not seen any aluminum garbage trucks at all!
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  #32  
Old Fri 26 December 2008, 09:29
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
I have link
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  #33  
Old Tue 17 February 2009, 20:13
KevinL
Just call me: Kevin
 
Kansas
United States of America
Bolted Mechmate in Kansas now cutting

I might get in trouble for my excess use of aluminum, but hey, it's easy to work with and I had it laying around. Some updated pictures and the proof that it's cutting. Still need to tidy up some wires and a few things like that, but it is operational. Thanks to everyone's help, especially Gerald's.
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  #34  
Old Tue 17 February 2009, 20:37
javeria
Just call me: Irfan #33
 
Bangalore
India
Kevin - congrats - so you get the number 22?
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  #35  
Old Tue 17 February 2009, 21:32
domino11
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Cornwall, Ontario
Canada
Kevin,
Get some decals on that red beast. Looks really good. Congratulations.
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  #36  
Old Tue 17 February 2009, 22:24
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
That's a proud dad with his two babies! Well done!
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  #37  
Old Tue 17 February 2009, 22:34
Kobus_Joubert
Just call me: Kobus #6
 
Riversdale Western Cape
South Africa
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Nice going , just watch that z-plate does not get caught in the rafters
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  #38  
Old Wed 18 February 2009, 01:44
sailfl
Just call me: Nils #12
 
Winter Park, FL
United States of America
Kevin,

Congratulations on the machine, babies and every thing.

You got to love the Milwaukee!
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  #39  
Old Wed 18 February 2009, 05:08
KevinL
Just call me: Kevin
 
Kansas
United States of America
Thanks. I think the rafters (floor trusses in this case) are an optical illusion. There is hopefully enough clearance to get a vacuum hose in that space. I'm pretty happy with the Milwaukee, this is a light cut, but the wife said she could barely hear it cutting upstairs. Didn't somebody have extra sets of decals made?
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  #40  
Old Wed 18 February 2009, 05:23
MetalHead
Just call me: Mike
 
Columbiana AL
United States of America
I am sure Joe can hook you up. Just PM him. jbmclain
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  #41  
Old Wed 18 February 2009, 06:30
bradyaero
Just call me: Greg #19
 
Smiths Falls, Ontario
Canada
Neat! That's gotta be the shinney-est mechmate around! Looking forward to seeing some cuts!
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  #42  
Old Sat 21 February 2009, 19:43
jhiggins7
Just call me: John #26
 
Hebron, Ohio
United States of America
Kevin,

Gerald has asked that you're build be added to the Builder's Log. At the time of your first post, November 24, 2008, you already had your table built. You said you had been on the Forum for about a year. Could you give me a date when you actually began your build?

Also, please confirm the size of your table. I have 72" X 48".

Regards,
John
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  #43  
Old Sun 22 February 2009, 16:54
KevinL
Just call me: Kevin
 
Kansas
United States of America
I think I actually started on it over the Christmas holiday, so I'd say Dec. 20th 2007. My table size is actually 100" by 56" which would give the 4'x8' cutting area, but I am currently limited to the 72"x48" due to the linear bearings. Does this mean I'm #22?

I've already broke a bit, I guess I better slow it down. :-)
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  #44  
Old Sun 22 February 2009, 21:43
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
Hi Kevin, the serial numbers are allocated only for those machines that are cutting, painted and have the MechMate logo attached. You are only short of the logo.
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  #45  
Old Tue 24 February 2009, 12:11
mrloeng
Just call me: Svein
 
Trondheim
Norway
Hi Kevin!
Great machine.
I plan to use linear slides like you, how powerful steppmotorer are you using? Which model?
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  #46  
Old Fri 27 February 2009, 19:26
KevinL
Just call me: Kevin
 
Kansas
United States of America
I'm using the Oriental Motors PK296A2A-SG7.2. There is more friction with the linear bearings simply because there is more bearing area, but the motors have no problem moving the gantry or y-car. I haven't cut any big files yet, but they haven't even got warm.
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  #47  
Old Fri 27 February 2009, 20:55
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gerald D View Post
. . . am curious to see what your motor tuning/performance is going to look like. . . .
Hi Kevin, would you mind telling us what your Mach motor settings are for the axes?
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  #48  
Old Sun 01 March 2009, 10:12
KevinL
Just call me: Kevin
 
Kansas
United States of America
No problem, but I make no claims at all that this is even remotely optimized.

All axes Steps per are set at 3666.93. Velocity and acceleration on X and Y are 300 and 20, and Z is at 120 and 4.

Are there any other values you'd like to see?
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  #49  
Old Sun 01 March 2009, 11:50
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
Thanks Kevin. Your accel is similar to those with V-rollers, the speeds are slower, but that is personal preference. I wouldn't say you took a performance hit because of the linear bearings over the V-rollers.
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  #50  
Old Thu 26 March 2009, 08:58
blurrycustoms
Just call me: Alex
 
TN
United States of America
That is a great looking machine, and great color choice
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  #51  
Old Thu 02 July 2009, 16:28
luizfrds
Just call me: Luiz
 
São Paulo
Brazil
The Linear "Rails" are a great touch, with dimensions they are? 20mm?
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  #52  
Old Thu 02 July 2009, 20:21
domino11
Just call me: Heath
 
Cornwall, Ontario
Canada
Kevin,
Did you ever get your labels on the machine?
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  #53  
Old Wed 15 May 2013, 03:37
anton
Just call me: Anton
 
Cape Town
South Africa
Hi Kevin,
Could you post a video on youtube of your machine running. Would be great to see!

Best,
Anton
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  #54  
Old Wed 22 May 2013, 06:04
Fox
Just call me: Fox
 
Amsterdam
Netherlands
I don't think Kevin lives around here anymore since his last post was 2009 .
But maybe he wakes up out of hibernation, who knows. I would be interested to hear about his experience with the linear rails as well ( since I have gotten SKF linears for my X for next to nothing, and am in doubt on upgrading the entire machine if it's worthwhile)
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