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  #31  
Old Sat 12 July 2008, 06:42
Greg J
Just call me: Greg #13
 
Hagerman, New Mexico
United States of America
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I have my Milwaukee 5625 router and I recently ordered the bracket to hold the router. I can not believe how heavy the router is and how quiet.
I think you are going to like that Milwaukee router allot. Another positive is the speed control. Having the ability to match bit rotational speed to the material being cut is nice.

Sounds like your having fun.
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  #32  
Old Sat 12 July 2008, 08:56
sailfl
Just call me: Nils #12
 
Winter Park, FL
United States of America
Greg,

I am having fun and I think I will be having more fun once I get it all assembled.
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  #33  
Old Sat 12 July 2008, 11:18
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
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Yes, I am going against the tide. I am NOT grinding my rails. I will be happy to report the progress with the V Rails.
At last! A volunteer! I am fairly confident it will work very well. Where are you sourcing the aluminum angle with the "sharp" inside corner?
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  #34  
Old Sat 12 July 2008, 14:38
sailfl
Just call me: Nils #12
 
Winter Park, FL
United States of America
The local steel supplier has Architectural Aluminum but it was not the right size. Sean thinks he has a source that will have what I will need. The V Rail with the holes drilled is not cheap so I will be drilling the holes.

I just didn't want to deal with the dust. It will take about a week for the supplier to ship the rails. I will be taking lots of pictures so I will post them and my progress. Sean is my local expert.

I am happy to see if this works.

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  #35  
Old Sat 12 July 2008, 15:04
smreish
Just call me: Sean - #5, 28, 58 and others
 
Orlando, Florida
United States of America
Funny,
"at last a volunteer". I feel guilty not being the one who built the first one since I was the bloke who pressured you into a redesign in the first place. But that darn skate challenge from you and JR made me hop on that band wagon last year.

This build should be pretty easy. I have a model MM to work from about 10 feet away while I am helping him build his table.

Fun to be had next week in the shop.
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  #36  
Old Sat 12 July 2008, 15:39
sailfl
Just call me: Nils #12
 
Winter Park, FL
United States of America
I am greatful that there is room in Sean's shop to build my machine and that he is taking the time to do this. I think part of the reason he is doing this is because it is so much fun.
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  #37  
Old Sat 12 July 2008, 20:07
smreish
Just call me: Sean - #5, 28, 58 and others
 
Orlando, Florida
United States of America
Sure is better than the day job
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  #38  
Old Sat 12 July 2008, 23:12
thesaent14
Just call me: Manny
 
Miami
United States of America
i guest i will need some help soon any one want to drive a bit south to miami lol i sure will need help i am alon here no MM 10' way
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  #39  
Old Sun 13 July 2008, 04:34
sailfl
Just call me: Nils #12
 
Winter Park, FL
United States of America
Manny,

Sean is moving his shop and machine ( I think because it will be further for me to drive) but for now it is only a 15 min drive for me.

Currently, I need Sean's help, other owners and builders and the information contained on this site. I hope that when I am done, I will be able to pass on some of what I have learned. I will be happy to help.

It would be great if you could make a trip to Orlando and see Sean's MM.
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  #40  
Old Sun 13 July 2008, 09:34
thesaent14
Just call me: Manny
 
Miami
United States of America
i send him a pm but no answer i don't mynd driving to get a hands on idea and be able to get tips
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  #41  
Old Sun 13 July 2008, 10:38
sailfl
Just call me: Nils #12
 
Winter Park, FL
United States of America
Manny,

Sean will respond. Let me know when you are coming and I will plan on being there also if I am not already there. If it is this next week, I will be there a lot working on my table.
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  #42  
Old Sun 13 July 2008, 22:41
thesaent14
Just call me: Manny
 
Miami
United States of America
cool let me see how my weeck looks like and ill let you know it showl be a fund drive
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  #43  
Old Mon 14 July 2008, 17:39
sailfl
Just call me: Nils #12
 
Winter Park, FL
United States of America
Steel arrived and steel was cut. Used Sean's Delta 14" chop cutter. Worked great. Cut all the table channel cross bearers and parts for the side of the table.
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  #44  
Old Tue 15 July 2008, 05:43
sailfl
Just call me: Nils #12
 
Winter Park, FL
United States of America
Yeepie,

Laser parts to arrive on Wed.
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  #45  
Old Thu 17 July 2008, 16:09
sailfl
Just call me: Nils #12
 
Winter Park, FL
United States of America
Progress continues.

All the cross bearers are drilled and ready for taping and paint.

The X axis beams have been cut to size and await drilling.

The laser parts have been upacked and the 4 items have been counter sinked.

VWheels arrived today along with some other parts.
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  #46  
Old Thu 17 July 2008, 20:45
Greg J
Just call me: Greg #13
 
Hagerman, New Mexico
United States of America
Pictures Please.
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  #47  
Old Thu 17 July 2008, 21:00
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
Nils sounds like a happy man!
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  #48  
Old Thu 17 July 2008, 23:46
sailfl
Just call me: Nils #12
 
Winter Park, FL
United States of America
Gerald,

Nils is having fun and Sean is also. Laser parts from Joe.
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  #49  
Old Fri 18 July 2008, 01:25
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
Nah, Sean only posed for the picture - his wife would kill him if he was really working steel in a white shirt.
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  #50  
Old Fri 18 July 2008, 05:48
smreish
Just call me: Sean - #5, 28, 58 and others
 
Orlando, Florida
United States of America
...and I had no idea Nils took this picture. See how messy the warehouse is, we're in the middle of moving to a bigger facility. The only thing left at this location is finance, me and a Mechmate.
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  #51  
Old Tue 22 July 2008, 15:46
sailfl
Just call me: Nils #12
 
Winter Park, FL
United States of America
Table starting to come together. I have also received the ground rails and they are sweet. Picture of rails tomorrow.
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  #52  
Old Thu 24 July 2008, 15:34
sailfl
Just call me: Nils #12
 
Winter Park, FL
United States of America
Today, I drilled preholes in the Superior Bearing Guide Wheel Track. I decided not to buy the predrilled ones.
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  #53  
Old Thu 24 July 2008, 19:27
ProSigns
Just call me: George
 
Southeast
United States of America
Looking good!
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  #54  
Old Thu 24 July 2008, 21:09
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
Nils, how straight are those rails when you lay them side to side? It might be interesting to you that during their production, the last step after hardening, is to bend them straight. They are not machined straight.

Are you keeping to the 3" hole spacing? Or have you stretched them a little?
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  #55  
Old Fri 25 July 2008, 05:35
sailfl
Just call me: Nils #12
 
Winter Park, FL
United States of America
Gerald,

I will check the straightness but while working on them they seemed very straight.

We talked about spreading the holes further apart but decided that it would be better to follow the manufacturer's spec so the holes are 3" apart. But we are thinking of taping the holes.

It will be interesting to see what operating difference these rails make over grinding the rails. I will keep you posted.
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  #56  
Old Fri 25 July 2008, 06:07
sailfl
Just call me: Nils #12
 
Winter Park, FL
United States of America
Fresh rack out of the packing tube.
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  #57  
Old Sat 26 July 2008, 11:26
domino11
Just call me: Heath
 
Cornwall, Ontario
Canada
Nils,
What did the rail end up costing you for the whole machine? Are you doing the Z slide as well, like Ed did? Seems like you are steaming along nicely!
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  #58  
Old Sat 26 July 2008, 16:14
sailfl
Just call me: Nils #12
 
Winter Park, FL
United States of America
Things are moving along at a nice clip and Yes, I am doing all X, Y and Z with the V-Rails. If you are going to do it, might as well do them all.

I sent you a PM with the price.
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  #59  
Old Wed 30 July 2008, 13:56
sailfl
Just call me: Nils #12
 
Winter Park, FL
United States of America
Update....

Took the Gantry tube to have them gaged cut so they would be the same length. Will lay the holes out and drill and tape them next.

I have Z Slide Plate and the Slide Tube. They have been machined and taped. I also drilled and taped the rails.

I have included a test assembly of the Z.

Enjoy.
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  #60  
Old Wed 30 July 2008, 15:44
Robert M
Just call me: Robert
 
Lac-Brome, Qc
Canada
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Great Stuff, you must be on a natural high with this project coming along !
Keep those nice pics coming, it is motivating.
Robert
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