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  #331  
Old Mon 31 August 2015, 11:27
Robert M
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Lac-Brome, Qc
Canada
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Update on the door panels commissioning !!

The old say still rules.....never push further than....what can be done....it will inevitably....bite ya !!

Her's some for those bites happened while burning some "midnight oil" trying to achieve a promise to deliver this morning !!

Touch probe "glitch" !?!
Gauging-todeep_2_resize_resize.jpg , Gauging-todeep_5_resize_resize.jpg

Loosing a bit.....to loos
Loosing-bit_resize_resize.jpg

Loosing....my concentation.....colling wrong steps ( look at the 2 right gouges)
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Enjoy your day...
Cheers
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  #332  
Old Wed 02 September 2015, 05:29
Jason Marsha
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B'Town
Barbados
That's the machine's way of saying, " I am clocking out for the day"
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  #333  
Old Wed 02 September 2015, 06:38
Robert M
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Lac-Brome, Qc
Canada
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  #334  
Old Wed 02 September 2015, 17:26
racedirector
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New South Wales
Australia
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Dear Bruce !

Aaa....the pricing "wall"...every one "hates" !!.................
Thank you Robert, appreciate it!
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  #335  
Old Fri 26 February 2016, 14:28
Robert M
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Lac-Brome, Qc
Canada
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Talking Nerver too late

a little over due I'd say....

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  #336  
Old Sun 28 February 2016, 00:11
Tom Ayres
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Bassett (VA)
United States of America
How long have you been running those?
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  #337  
Old Sun 28 February 2016, 02:33
lonestaral
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Isarn
Thailand
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Overdue for some logos and a number as well.
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  #338  
Old Sun 28 February 2016, 05:23
Robert M
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Lac-Brome, Qc
Canada
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Tom.... It's my 2nd change in 7yrs !
But yrs don't mean nothing, hrs of usage or better, length would be the way to say
And that is something I have not accounted

Al...
I've gave up serial when many yrs ago, way back when I lost the race for #21 or 27 for not being ready in time
I could of requested #100 when it came....but, since (#27 out)....I've gone with the though...why and what's the diff ??!...
I'm still around, faithful and honored Gerald ( and all of those who came to help back then.....which, irony, many had / have serial, but are no longer active here) ....
( and I'll stay around till my beast...or this group.....dies !)....hopefully, not any soon
Later
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  #339  
Old Sun 28 February 2016, 06:51
Tom Ayres
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Bassett (VA)
United States of America
Robert if you have one of those chinese spindles you can get the number of hours off the VFD. That's about as close as I could get to figuring out the hours.
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  #340  
Old Sun 28 February 2016, 08:09
Robert M
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Lac-Brome, Qc
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Sorry...been using a porter 7518 since day one ....rebuilted a few times

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  #341  
Old Sun 28 February 2016, 09:19
Tom Ayres
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Bassett (VA)
United States of America
Oh well, it was worth a shot
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  #342  
Old Sun 06 March 2016, 00:25
m_leblanc
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SHAWINIGAN
Canada
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Originally Posted by Robert M View Post
Tom.... It's my 2nd change in 7yrs !
But yrs don't mean nothing, hrs of usage or better, length would be the way to say
And that is something I have not accounted

Al...
I've gave up serial when many yrs ago, way back when I lost the race for #21 or 27 for not being ready in time
I could of requested #100 when it came....but, since (#27 out)....I've gone with the though...why and what's the diff ??!...
I'm still around, faithful and honored Gerald ( and all of those who came to help back then.....which, irony, many had / have serial, but are no longer active here) ....
( and I'll stay around till my beast...or this group.....dies !)....hopefully, not any soon
Later
Hi Robert
Long time no see, if you are using Mach3, in the operator menu you can take a look maintanance hours.
Bonne journée
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  #343  
Old Mon 07 March 2016, 19:31
Robert M
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Lac-Brome, Qc
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Although, I can assure you guys this is no reflection since my last rack change, here's some "fun" numbers....

Maintenance-stats_20160307rs.jpg

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  #344  
Old Mon 07 March 2016, 19:35
Robert M
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Lac-Brome, Qc
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Laser attachement ?!

Lurking with the thought of adding / buying a laser attachment to add this capability to my great blue beast !

Anyone has some though or better, some experience with this ?
So fare, I've only found this.... (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Focusable-8W...-/231769470441 ) but, I have to say, I have not spend much time researching on the subject nor searching for various type available !!

Tks
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  #345  
Old Tue 08 March 2016, 05:49
Kornerking
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Big Falls, Mn
United States of America
This will be interesting to watch. I just got a lazer from Darkly Labs. Works good, just a little low power. Only 4 watt.
Darren Salyer built one as well.
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  #346  
Old Tue 08 March 2016, 07:29
darren salyer
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Wentzville mo
United States of America
There is some laser discussion with links towards the end of my build thread.
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  #347  
Old Tue 08 March 2016, 08:41
Tom Ayres
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Bassett (VA)
United States of America
Where have I been? I'm missing out on all this good stuff. Where's my laser?��
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  #348  
Old Tue 08 March 2016, 08:53
Robert M
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Lac-Brome, Qc
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Darren....did you ever moved forward with the laser on your machine ??
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  #349  
Old Tue 08 March 2016, 22:20
darren salyer
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Wentzville mo
United States of America
No, I actually got a blacktooth laser. A standalone unit.
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  #350  
Old Tue 08 March 2016, 22:58
lonestaral
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Isarn
Thailand
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http://www.mechmate.com/forums/showt...t=laser+cutter

This guy put a laser on his machine.
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  #351  
Old Wed 09 March 2016, 00:24
CPAC_CNC
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Groton
United States of America
We just received out Blacktooth kit from buildyourcnc.com. We won't start building it until April but I've unpacked all the bits and was pleased at how organized things were. Would love to hear any wisdom learned from the build or since you have had it running.

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No, I actually got a blacktooth laser. A standalone unit.
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  #352  
Old Wed 09 March 2016, 03:29
Robert M
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Lac-Brome, Qc
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Darren, 40W laser !!...nice output,
Out of curiosity, have you test it's maxed out wood thickness it may cut, say with some ply ??
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  #353  
Old Wed 09 March 2016, 07:42
darren salyer
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Wentzville mo
United States of America
I've not done much, other than some test fires.
Its on my To-Do list.
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  #354  
Old Tue 22 March 2016, 05:00
Robert M
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Lac-Brome, Qc
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Dust shoe bristle survey

Hi guys !!

Working on a design to update my dust shoe !!
Wondering what you guys are using as for a "soft" bristle dust shoe "skirt" ??

These past yrs I've been using a bristle a little to hard or should say "not flexible " enough and wishing to find another alternative.
I've been using this McMater Carr model #7372T12 ( cut down to +/- 1½ of bristles )and this one, occasionaly make my Z skip a few steps if it goes down on it !!
In other word, it's just not soft nor flexible friendly enough for my Z

Thanks for your suggestions !!
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  #355  
Old Tue 22 March 2016, 06:38
pblackburn
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South-Central Pennsylvania
United States of America
I used the full 3" brush height and it is fine.
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  #356  
Old Tue 22 March 2016, 16:41
Tom Ayres
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Bassett (VA)
United States of America
Personally I don't use brushes because I want to see what's going on. That's also why I made my shoe out of acrylic that rides at a fixed height about 1/4" above the materials, it has its +'s and -'s.
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Old Tue 22 March 2016, 19:33
Robert M
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Lac-Brome, Qc
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It's a known factor....having shorter bristle makes them a little more stiffer !!

Since I need ( should say I want @_# ) a new one, I'm seeking / hoping to "test" ( or like !!) some of this softer bristle as some other we can see on the web ...but not divulging suppliers sources ;0( !!?
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  #358  
Old Tue 22 March 2016, 19:42
Tom Ayres
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Bassett (VA)
United States of America
My first attempt at a shoe used bristles from a cheap broom hot glued into pockets around the perimeter of the shoe. Worked and gave me the ability to change to firmer or softer bristles. (The brooms ended up being a bit shorter )
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  #359  
Old Fri 25 March 2016, 19:55
JamesJ
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Kansas
United States of America
I ended up using Ez-Flex flexible strip brush. Was spendy but went in without any problems. I cut grooves in my dust foot. Made the groove somewhat narrower that the brush, pressed it into the groove and finished by adding a little super glue.
http://sealeze.com/ind/ezflex2.html
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  #360  
Old Sun 27 March 2016, 19:13
Nikonauts
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Johore
Malaysia
Robert,

Reading the first few pages of your thread, really got me jealous of your workshop.
So many machines/tools yet tidy.
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