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Old Sun 14 December 2008, 05:23
gixi
Just call me: Marius (AVO) #32
 
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Beech wine bottle racks #32 - Bucharest, Romania

Hello everybody
As all new comers on this site first I just sit and read A LOT.
Starting from yesterday I began to cut metal and now its time time to present myself, so my name is Marius and Iím from Romania Ė Bucharest.
This machine itís a fresh start for my business. At the beginning I was looking for the ďprofessionalĒ model but the prices... The local dealer for Mastercam ask for 99.000 EUR + VAT and software 7.000 EUR + VAT!!!
Letís say the price itís not a big issue, but EVERYBODY gives one year guaranty period. NOT GOOD!
For an industrial machine itís not good.
But the most important itís the spirit of this site. Sharing of all this informationís gives me a new sense to look at peoples around me .
Well done Gerald and everybody!

Marius
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Old Sun 14 December 2008, 06:35
Kobus_Joubert
Just call me: Kobus #6
 
Riversdale Western Cape
South Africa
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Welcome Avo. I am sure you will build the machine of your dreams. What does AVO stands for. I still have an AVO analog meter to measure volts, current and resistance
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Old Sun 14 December 2008, 16:01
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Just call me: Marius (AVO) #32
 
Bucharest
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My nickname

It’s my nickname gave by my friends. My hobby is to ride motorcycles and as you perhaps know every rider has a nickname. It comes from my other principal job: I’m a lawyer . In Romanian lawyer=avocat.
Yes is my dream machine…
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Old Mon 15 December 2008, 06:42
Kobus_Joubert
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Riversdale Western Cape
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Thanks for the explanation. Show us a picture of your bike. Maybe you have a beard too ?
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Old Mon 15 December 2008, 08:44
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Just call me: Marius (AVO) #32
 
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The black beast

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Originally Posted by Kobus_Joubert View Post
Thanks for the explanation. Show us a picture of your bike. Maybe you have a beard too ?
No I'm not the beard type . I use to ride only super sport bikes. This picture was made on a trip to Italy.
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Old Wed 24 December 2008, 02:49
gixi
Just call me: Marius (AVO) #32
 
Bucharest
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Water jet parts finally arrived !

YES ! Today I get from the water jet company my order.
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Old Wed 24 December 2008, 03:27
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
Part M1 30 332 is either too thick or too many?
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Old Wed 24 December 2008, 05:17
gixi
Just call me: Marius (AVO) #32
 
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Too many

Yes, the guy from water jet company cut 4 pieces but I paid only one.
Now I'm waiting for the motors...
Here in Bucharest I found a small company who can provide the electronic parts similar with the Ghecko and PMDX but I don't have the motors to verify their components. Their site is http://www.hi-end.ro.
They said the drivers are similar with Gecko.

Marius
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Old Wed 24 December 2008, 10:58
kanankeban
Just call me: Hector #89
 
Monterrey
Mexico
Hi...
Welcome and good luck with your build...It seems we have two things in common , , I just started to build a mechmate, and bikes.
Greeting from Mexico...Drive fast! and safe
This is me with my bike....
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Old Wed 24 December 2008, 17:17
gixi
Just call me: Marius (AVO) #32
 
Bucharest
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Quote:
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Hi...
Welcome and good luck with your build...It seems we have two things in common , , I just started to build a mechmate, and bikes.
Greeting from Mexico...Drive fast! and safe
This is me with my bike....
Definitely you put my soul on fire with your bike pics ! Iím a Suzuki fan, the ZX12 was kept only for this summer because I order the GSXR1000 K8. Suzuki for life !
I use to ride speed bikes since í89 and of course I take good care on the road (with some exceptions, you know what I meanÖ). Iíll make some pics with my new bike when Iíll get her.
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Old Thu 25 December 2008, 01:08
Kobus_Joubert
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Riversdale Western Cape
South Africa
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I LIKE Suzuki fans ...Welcome welcome,,keep the rubber on the road..
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Old Sat 27 December 2008, 18:28
gixi
Just call me: Marius (AVO) #32
 
Bucharest
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Starting a new MM in Romania

Today I made a test when I discovered a "SMALL" problem with the Main Longitudinal Beam.
IT IS NOT STRAIGHT!
So brute force was necessary... At the end on both ends I measured 255,4mm and in the middle 255mm.
And the cherry on the cake : I didn't leave 5mm extra for the rack
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Old Sat 27 December 2008, 22:49
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
AVO, your choices are:

1. New beams, which may also be bent . . . . . not a good choice

2. Bend your beams in a hydraulic press

3. Bend the beams by welding inside them, at the correct position. For this you will have to explain carefully which direction the beams are bent, so we can shrink the metal in the right place.
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Old Sun 28 December 2008, 04:35
gixi
Just call me: Marius (AVO) #32
 
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3. Bend the beams by welding inside them, at the correct position. For this you will have to explain carefully which direction the beams are bent, so we can shrink the metal in the right place.
I'll go for option nr.3, but for the moment I have to stop everything because the BIG BOSS will cut my hands off. In 2 days I'm leaving to Holland on a small trip and nothing is prepared...
At the end using force the table is in one piece and it looks like this but the measurements are as I said. You are right, I will check first where is the bend because is not normal to put toghether the table like this even if at the end will come in the right dimension.
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Old Sun 25 January 2009, 04:24
gixi
Just call me: Marius (AVO) #32
 
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Back from vacation

The ski holidays are over and now Iím back on the project.
Finally the motors arrived .
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Old Sun 25 January 2009, 04:41
gixi
Just call me: Marius (AVO) #32
 
Bucharest
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Problem solved

I finally solved the problem by borrowing a 10 T press used in car services.
The main beam was bend in several places. IncredibleÖ
Sometimes aluminum profile is better than construction steel. I guessÖ
It was a hard lesson because I didnít check the steel and I just presume that everything is OK.
Marius
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Old Sun 25 January 2009, 05:18
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
I like to see that Marius - good work with the hydraulic pressing!
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Old Sun 25 January 2009, 07:12
kanankeban
Just call me: Hector #89
 
Monterrey
Mexico
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The ski holidays are over and now Iím back on the project.
Finally the motors arrived .
Nice!...how mauch did you pay for those babies?
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Old Sun 25 January 2009, 07:18
gixi
Just call me: Marius (AVO) #32
 
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1200 Euro !!! It was a real investment... But I want to keep as much as I can to the best configuration sugested by Gerald.
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Old Sun 25 January 2009, 07:51
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
Hey, I only started suggesting them after a lot of volunteers tried them and said they were good. That was also the first time I started to use them. Together, as a group, we learnt a lot about motors over the last 2 years - my job is only to summarise the facts and throw away the misleading rumours.
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Old Sun 25 January 2009, 08:43
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Just call me: Marius (AVO) #32
 
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Thats the ideea: to get the best from others experience .
Gerald, looking at Z axis built by Vladimir I was wondering if these motors are good for that kind of Z axis... Just thinking.
Thank you.
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Old Sun 25 January 2009, 11:53
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
If you mean to drive a screw axis with a 7.2 geared motor . . . .

That will work, but it will be a very slow z-axis.
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Old Mon 26 January 2009, 13:51
Barman
Just call me: Bart #36
 
antwerpen
Belgium
How long did you had to wait for these PK 296AE - SG 7.2 motors ?
I just received a price of 270 euros per motor.
Waiting time is about 3 weeks.
These should be especially made. They are not in stock.
Is that normal?
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Old Wed 28 January 2009, 08:10
gixi
Just call me: Marius (AVO) #32
 
Bucharest
Romania
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I guess is normal because I wait much longer than you. OM has offices in Germany, Italy, UK and I have to buy from local office wich is under supervision of the German... And the price... This is the price because we live in Europe comparing with US where you pay the same but in dolars.
But after all I understand this is the best choice for quality.

Best of all,
Marius
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Old Mon 23 February 2009, 17:35
gixi
Just call me: Marius (AVO) #32
 
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Itís been a while since I donít write but most of my time was wasted because of the material used to build the MM. The steel was bended, twisted in different waysÖ The rails (from a local supplier whoís doing business with an Italian company) arrived after 2 MONTHS and the bearings (ordered from another company) arrived after 3 WEEKS. I hope the BOB and Gheckos will come faster than that.
Next time Iíll change the suppliersÖ
Here are some pictures with my progress.
P.S. And of course I manage to damage the pointer finger with the grinder .
But the perspective to be close to finish the table make me to forget all these .
Marius
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Old Mon 23 February 2009, 22:54
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
Good to see some progress again Marius. Sorry about the damage to the digitus secundus - hope it will make a full recovery.
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Old Tue 24 February 2009, 07:28
isladelobos
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Canary Islands
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how is possible to weld inside the tube?
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Old Tue 24 February 2009, 07:38
J.R. Hatcher
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Wilmington, North Carolina
United States of America
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The nuts are welded to a strap then it's ends are welded to the tube.
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Old Tue 24 February 2009, 08:27
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Just call me: Marius (AVO) #32
 
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Quote:
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The nuts are welded to a strap then it's ends are welded to the tube.
On the exterior of the tube I drill some holes till the strap was reached and inside the holes I weld together the strap and the tube in order to stay with no screws tight on each other.
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Old Tue 24 February 2009, 09:58
sasko
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Kavadarci (Macedonia)
Macedonia
are you going to use Gecko or hi-end drivers?
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