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  #331  
Old Sun 17 July 2016, 08:06
Kornerking
Just call me: Pete #127
 
Big Falls, Mn
United States of America
Thanks Bruce. Fun watching the video. Similar but different. I machine a top and bottom then apply the sides. I feel it gives me the strength with a thinner side for better resonance. The neck is for a flat neck.
Got to watch the video on a dust shoe so that helped.

This is fun.
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  #332  
Old Tue 16 August 2016, 12:18
Kornerking
Just call me: Pete #127
 
Big Falls, Mn
United States of America
Cutting more ukes on the cnc. Sure is working sweet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rsZPVarL7U
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  #333  
Old Wed 17 August 2016, 10:11
darren salyer
Just call me: Darren #101
 
Wentzville mo
United States of America
So are you like the prominent Uke maker in the States now?
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  #334  
Old Sun 01 January 2017, 12:37
Kornerking
Just call me: Pete #127
 
Big Falls, Mn
United States of America
Moving time

We are moving to a new location. Only about 300 ft from our current building but still takes some rigging to get it done. To get the Mechmate out of our current building it needs to go on it's side so some disassembly is required.

We removed the gantry and control box , leaving the wiring intact.

Then we put casters on the side of the MM so it can go out the doorway and be wheeled down to the garage. From there we will chain it from the 4 corners and use the skidsteer with forks to move it to it's new home.
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  #335  
Old Sun 01 January 2017, 12:51
dbinokc
Just call me: DB #118
 
Oklahoma
United States of America
Your machine definitely looks like it is getting plenty of use.
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  #336  
Old Sun 01 January 2017, 13:12
Kornerking
Just call me: Pete #127
 
Big Falls, Mn
United States of America
Lots of use is correct.
When we get into the new home we will even get dust collection hooked up. I won't be able to use it for dovetails but that's OK.
It's time to get a 3d program so I can cut ukulele necks.
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  #337  
Old Tue 03 January 2017, 11:06
Fox
Just call me: Fox
 
Amsterdam
Netherlands
You wont regret the dust collection, my life became so much easier after that (and healthier). I forgot to switch it on the other day, and I was still amazed about the mess it can make within the first 20 seconds of cutting a sheet of mdf in one pass, without any dust collection. Geez.. those 20 seconds cost me half hour to clean up ... as the roostertail of dust flew into the air and took a while to settle on everything in the shop.
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  #338  
Old Tue 03 January 2017, 17:41
Kornerking
Just call me: Pete #127
 
Big Falls, Mn
United States of America
Thanks for the motivation Fox.
We are excited about our move and wanting to reduce housekeeping. We are downsizing space big time as we concentrate on the MM. Semi retirement.
Going from a 15000 ft building to 2500 sq ft.
No employees. Yes.
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  #339  
Old Wed 04 January 2017, 05:44
Fox
Just call me: Fox
 
Amsterdam
Netherlands
1 employee. 1 that does not moan and does not get sick, only makes noise and dust ;-)
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  #340  
Old Thu 05 January 2017, 16:51
Kornerking
Just call me: Pete #127
 
Big Falls, Mn
United States of America
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1 employee. 1 that does not moan and does not get sick, only makes noise and dust ;-)
Amen.
Just Tony and me.
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  #341  
Old Sat 07 January 2017, 10:51
Kornerking
Just call me: Pete #127
 
Big Falls, Mn
United States of America
Just noticed. #127 hasn't been added to the builders log.

Sheesh.
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  #342  
Old Sun 08 January 2017, 20:40
jhiggins7
Just call me: John #26
 
Hebron, Ohio
United States of America
Builder's Log Update

Pete,

Congratulations on completing your MechMate and earning Serial Number 127.

Thanks for pointing out that your entry in the Builder's Log was missing. I generally check the posts every day. I missed the post where Mike awarded you Serial Number 127. And yesterday I spent all day in the Ft Lauderdale airport waiting to board the plane.

Here is the Updated Builder's Log with your entry added. Please look it over and let me know any changes you'd like to make.

Also, please let me know the cutting dimensions of your MechMate for the Builder's Log.
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  #343  
Old Tue 10 January 2017, 16:19
Kornerking
Just call me: Pete #127
 
Big Falls, Mn
United States of America
Dimensions are 5 x 10.
Actual build time was 27 days. We started cutting steel for it on Feb 11 and cut wood with it on March 9. Granted we had most of what we needed stockpiled so we could kick ass.

And that should be Pete and Tony as builders.

Thanks for adding us.
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  #344  
Old Tue 10 January 2017, 17:17
jhiggins7
Just call me: John #26
 
Hebron, Ohio
United States of America
Builder's Log Update

Here's the Updated Builder's Log.

Thanks for the updates.
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  #345  
Old Wed 11 January 2017, 04:48
Kornerking
Just call me: Pete #127
 
Big Falls, Mn
United States of America
Moving day today. Finished our wiring yesterday and no snow. Hope it goes well.
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  #346  
Old Fri 13 January 2017, 02:57
racedirector
Just call me: Bruce #122
 
New South Wales
Australia
Good luck with the move, should be a breeze with your prep.

Please send some snow down to Australia, 44C today in my area, still 40C at 9pm.....
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  #347  
Old Sun 15 January 2017, 16:33
Kornerking
Just call me: Pete #127
 
Big Falls, Mn
United States of America
Well we got it all moved. No issues. Gantry is back on. Tomorrow we will relevel and start cutting again.
https://youtu.be/XNcxvwuEOmc

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  #348  
Old Sun 15 January 2017, 16:56
Kornerking
Just call me: Pete #127
 
Big Falls, Mn
United States of America
Quote:
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Good luck with the move, should be a breeze with your prep.

Please send some snow down to Australia, 44C today in my area, still 40C at 9pm.....
We had -35f yesterday morning. It was a bit chilly.😀
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  #349  
Old Sat 21 January 2017, 15:41
Kornerking
Just call me: Pete #127
 
Big Falls, Mn
United States of America
Finally dust collection.

Well it took almost a year and making a move to a new home but we finally got our dust collection hooked up.
https://youtu.be/ZQUKDbT5Ab4
We modified the collar that came with the router to attach the dust shoe. Works pretty slick.
Here is a link.https://www.facebook.com/groups/cncr...6419327839837/

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  #350  
Old Mon 23 January 2017, 04:28
racedirector
Just call me: Bruce #122
 
New South Wales
Australia
Nice work on the dust collection, love the idea of a swivelling dust pipe. Might just have to steal that one
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  #351  
Old Mon 23 January 2017, 09:58
Kornerking
Just call me: Pete #127
 
Big Falls, Mn
United States of America
Loving the dust shoe.
I created a vacuum program to run between sheets to pick up the sawdust that was packed in the grooves. Runs in about 3 minutes. Faster than grabbing a small hose.
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  #352  
Old Mon 23 January 2017, 13:18
Kornerking
Just call me: Pete #127
 
Big Falls, Mn
United States of America
Surfaced the table. No dust.
https://youtu.be/Vtqe0Gm6Xbs
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  #353  
Old Tue 24 January 2017, 04:28
Fox
Just call me: Fox
 
Amsterdam
Netherlands
Nice heh ! Good work.
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  #354  
Old Tue 24 January 2017, 05:06
jhiggins7
Just call me: John #26
 
Hebron, Ohio
United States of America
Really nice work. Nice design on the dust collector swivel. What product is the flexible hose connecting the PVC to the Y-Car? It seems to do a good job!
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  #355  
Old Tue 24 January 2017, 06:08
Kornerking
Just call me: Pete #127
 
Big Falls, Mn
United States of America
The hose came from Woodmaster Tools. http://www.woodmasterdrumsanders.com...ail.cfm?PID=14

Seems to be a pretty nice product. I like the recoil feature.
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  #356  
Old Tue 24 January 2017, 16:14
jhiggins7
Just call me: John #26
 
Hebron, Ohio
United States of America
Thanks for the link, Pete.
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  #357  
Old Sun 05 February 2017, 11:57
MarkRH
Just call me: Mark
 
Maryland
United States of America
Nice job Pete, always a pleasure moving especially when it's-35 out. So you're not going to do the angled dovetails anymore?
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  #358  
Old Mon 06 February 2017, 10:59
Kornerking
Just call me: Pete #127
 
Big Falls, Mn
United States of America
Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkRH View Post
Nice job Pete, always a pleasure moving especially when it's-35 out. So you're not going to do the angled dovetails anymore?
Definitely still doing the angled (piecut) drawers. 20-40 each week.
I want to rejig so it will do all processes from one zero point. Tweeking you know.
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  #359  
Old Sun 23 April 2017, 09:25
Kornerking
Just call me: Pete #127
 
Big Falls, Mn
United States of America
Still making sawdust

Doing more work for my ukuleles on the Mechmate. I sure am glad I have it. It doesn't sit quiet very often.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qmn...ature=youtu.be
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  #360  
Old Sat 30 December 2017, 08:09
Kornerking
Just call me: Pete #127
 
Big Falls, Mn
United States of America
Sanding fixture for the Mechmate

I built a sanding fixture to mount a Bosch electric random orbit sander on my Mechmate. Takes about a minute to install.
It is powered by the g8 command in mach 3 so it turns on and off by itself.
So far so good. It works great for sanding the small drawer parts.

I use a Milwaukee router and I just took the base to it and cut it down, mounted an outrigger to it , then made a bracket to hold the sander.

Now to run a hose for the dust collection......
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0RPuJ7ObV8
https://youtu.be/Wliagef0pzA

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