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Old Thu 09 October 2014, 18:23
RickyT
Just call me: Rick
 
Hertford, NC
United States of America
Cool Plasma Table Build - Hertford, NC

Hello Everyone,
I received my plans today from Metal~Head. Here a little back ground on myself. I am a retired US Coast Guard helicopter mechanic and hobbyist; mechanic, woodworker, and metalworks. My ultimate goal is to build a Sky-bolt Bi-Plane, but I am building support equipment prior to that adventure (having a ton of fun in doing so). I have been planing to build a Plasma Table for over a year. I decided to build a small table-top CNC Router to verify the theory and operation of the electronics at a cheaper cost. That project has been a complete success even enlarging the the table top to a 3' X 6'. While building my small CNC router I came across the Mech Mate forum, Wow pretty cool tables going on here. I had already purchased a DIY set of plans from the WEB for the P-Table, but is not even close to the product and support that Mech Mate has. My target table size is 5'X5'. I am using the Geko 540 with Mach3 on my router table already. I am looking forward to read about the many projects here. Thanks in advance for the help........ Rick
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Old Thu 09 October 2014, 19:20
IMMark
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Columbus Ohio
United States of America
Welcome and good luck with your build! Sounds like you have a good background, should be up and cutting in no time.
Mark
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Old Fri 10 October 2014, 02:49
Duds
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Canberra
Australia
Welcome, looking forward to reading your adventures in steel and electrons
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Old Fri 10 October 2014, 16:36
MetalHead
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Columbiana AL
United States of America
Welcome aboard !!!
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Old Sat 11 October 2014, 00:23
KenC
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Klang
Malaysia
Welcome! Have you decided on your THC yet?
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Old Sat 11 October 2014, 17:25
darren salyer
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Wentzville mo
United States of America
Welcome.
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Old Sun 12 October 2014, 19:50
RickyT
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Hertford, NC
United States of America
No Ken I haven't planned for the Torch Height Controller (THC), do you have any suggestions?
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Old Mon 13 October 2014, 00:14
KenC
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Klang
Malaysia
There are so many choices on THC,
you can have Capacitive type which measures/detect the correct distance or the voltage control type which varies the distance with respect to the arc voltage.
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Old Fri 17 October 2014, 11:34
Andrew_standen
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Dorset
United Kingdom
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