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Old Wed 12 August 2009, 07:25
kooskoek
Just call me: Dave
 
Centurion
South Africa
Thumbs up Hi there Dave from South Africa

I am still stunned, where, what, how.

After going through almost all the post on this great forum, the good and the greats of making your own cnc machine, I desided to take the plunge..

Thats right, I am going to build a Mechmate.

This is going to be quite challenging for I have no idea what I am getting myselve into. I want to build one for my DAD, he is a woodwork fanatic, the day he downs his tools, is the day we lay him to rest.

He loves working with his hands, sad to say this has not rubbed off on me, so I am going to make it right by giving him his own " Mechmate".

So wish me luck, just sorting out the funds for build, then i am going to tackle this beast...

Thanks for Mechmate, that made these plans available.

rgs

Dave

“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.”

Albert Pine
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Old Wed 12 August 2009, 08:45
hennie
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Roodepoort JHB
South Africa
Welkom Dave. Hoop jy geniet dit ,waar is jou tuisdorp laat weet as ons dalk kan help.
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Old Wed 12 August 2009, 10:06
domino11
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Cornwall, Ontario
Canada
Welcome Dave. There is lots of help available here.
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Old Wed 12 August 2009, 13:41
kooskoek
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Centurion
South Africa
Hennie ek bly in centurion, dankie sal skree as ek sukkel.
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Old Wed 12 August 2009, 22:34
Kobus_Joubert
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Riversdale Western Cape
South Africa
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Het jy my mail gekry? Ek is hier vir die GRAND TOUR in Brakpan....hier waar goeters nie ROES soos by Hennie nie
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Old Wed 12 August 2009, 23:17
Lex
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Empangeni KwaZuluNatal
South Africa
Welkom Dave. Voorspoed! Enjoy the build.
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Old Thu 13 August 2009, 00:09
hennie
Just call me: Hennie #23
 
Roodepoort JHB
South Africa
Dave maak net seker dat die MM werk dan kry dit nie kaans om te roes nie.As hy net naweke werk dan kry hy ook maar roes.
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Old Thu 13 August 2009, 13:50
kooskoek
Just call me: Dave
 
Centurion
South Africa
Ja dankie Kobus, gaan maar dol hier, besluit nou oor sizes, te klein(1.5x2.5) dan dink my pa ek is suinig, 3.5X8 dan dink hy dank ek is mal..
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Old Thu 13 August 2009, 13:52
kooskoek
Just call me: Dave
 
Centurion
South Africa
Vinnige vraag vir die kenners, ek sien die monster loop of rack and pinion, can ek die rack se tande kleiner maak, om n beter detail op produksie te kry?
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Old Thu 13 August 2009, 14:46
Alan_c
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Cape Town (Western Cape)
South Africa
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Hi Dave

Making the teeth smaller is not an option / advisable (wear, stripping, rack jumping etc) its better to use reduction drives to increase resolution/torque. How fine a detail do you want to achieve? Kobus has already made clock parts with his and I think he is using direct drive!
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Old Thu 13 August 2009, 18:49
kooskoek
Just call me: Dave
 
Centurion
South Africa
I found a link to Vector art 3d, somewhere on this forum, they have some nice 3d images ready for cnc, just wanted to know if the MM can do detailed 3d.

If above makes sence?
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Old Thu 13 August 2009, 21:44
domino11
Just call me: Heath
 
Cornwall, Ontario
Canada
Dave,
How are
3D Carved Ornament

Flower Carvings

3D Grapes and Vines

For starters?
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Old Thu 13 August 2009, 22:41
Kobus_Joubert
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Riversdale Western Cape
South Africa
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Don't worry Dave, build it as per Gerald's plan...any size will do..I can promise you that you will be able to do as detailed work as you want. Not milling machine accuracy, but very close.
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Old Fri 14 August 2009, 05:44
kooskoek
Just call me: Dave
 
Centurion
South Africa
Looks good, when is the new 5 axis MM, going to be released?
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Old Mon 17 August 2009, 09:09
kooskoek
Just call me: Dave
 
Centurion
South Africa
What type of motors do you guys recommned for 4m x 3m MM?
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