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Old Fri 08 August 2008, 20:04
Jeffn11
Just call me: Jeff
 
Greensboro, NC
United States of America
She makes dusty MOVES! - North Carolina, USA

I'm Jeff from Greensboro, NC. I guess my build begins today - I have had my laser cut parts now for a few weeks, and have been ordered a few parts and pieces here and there. Today I got down to business and countersunk my holes in the y car pieces and started welding - Got two welds done - looked down and discovered I was out of welding gas. At 5:30 on a Friday no less. Arranged for some more gas tommorow, so maybe I'll have some pictures then to show some progress.
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Old Fri 08 August 2008, 22:17
Gerald D
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Cape Town
South Africa
Hi Jeff, we will be watching with interest!
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Old Sat 09 August 2008, 00:27
hennie
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Roodepoort JHB
South Africa
Welcome to the word of addiction ,note lot of pic`s required
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Old Sat 09 August 2008, 03:22
sailfl
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Winter Park, FL
United States of America
Jeff,

Welcome and have fun building.
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Old Sat 09 August 2008, 09:50
domino11
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Cornwall, Ontario
Canada
Jeff,
Welcome to the forum. We like lots of pictures.
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Old Sun 10 August 2008, 03:34
Kobus_Joubert
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Riversdale Western Cape
South Africa
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Pictures should end up with a BLUE HUE

Welcome and good luck...hope you are single, or have a great wife that UNDERSTANDS....like ours
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Old Tue 19 May 2009, 12:07
Jeffn11
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Greensboro, NC
United States of America
Okay - so I have been a bit slack with updates - Control is finished and awaiting finishing of table - Just need to finish grinding my rails.

Have a question for the gurus out there - I have picked up some air feed drills locally ( they were a steal).
http://www.coopertools.com/catalog_p...-105_08-09.pdf

So will these work on the mechmate and how should I attach them to the z?
I have 2 of the 31LD-806C (only downside is they are 750rpm)

I promise to attach some pics of my progress soon.

J
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Old Tue 19 May 2009, 16:54
sailfl
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Winter Park, FL
United States of America
Jeff,

They look interesting. Hope you didn't pay much.
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Old Tue 19 May 2009, 19:39
Jeffn11
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Greensboro, NC
United States of America
I found the same models on a reconditioned site for about $800 - I found them on craigslist for almost nothing.


Here's some pictures as promised.

Control box has 15" touchscreen, Intel Atom PC running Mach on a CF as the hard drive.
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Old Tue 19 May 2009, 21:21
javeria
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Bangalore
India
Thats a nice looking control box - hope your touch screen doesn't get hot!

are you having any ventilation for the enclosure?

RGDS
IRfan
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Old Tue 26 May 2009, 19:37
Jeffn11
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Greensboro, NC
United States of America
So updates from the weekend...



My daughter likes it!
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Old Thu 11 June 2009, 09:58
Jeffn11
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Greensboro, NC
United States of America
Just a quick update - will attach pictures later - She MOVES! Got the racks and cable chains mounted - Attached the motors, changed my settings in MACH - and She MOVES!

Irfan - I actually have temperture sensors built into control box - I found a USB 3-port probe - I monitor the drives, ambient case temp, and the processor on the computer - So far we are within limits - 10 degrees or so above the ambient. (Processor runs a little hotter but I have the probe in the heatsink). My plan is too keep an eye on it and if I need to I will add a fan or a pelliter junction to cool the box.


Gerald - Everytime I get to a new step in the build process I'm amazed at the level of thought and accuracy you put into it! It is a really simple build once you get your head wrapped around it. This new toy is amazing!!!!!!


I'll be working on the last little bits this week - Then she comes apart for paint. I'll be cutting soon!

J
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Old Thu 11 June 2009, 14:22
Doug_Ford
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Conway (Arkansas)
United States of America
Congrats!!!!!
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Old Mon 15 June 2009, 12:52
Gerald D
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Cape Town
South Africa
Well done Jeff!
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Old Mon 15 June 2009, 14:09
sailfl
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Winter Park, FL
United States of America
Jeff,

Congratulations. I hope that you include some pink for the help your daughter gave you.
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Old Mon 27 July 2009, 10:07
Jeffn11
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Greensboro, NC
United States of America
Okay no paint yet. But lots of dust
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Old Mon 27 July 2009, 10:22
Gerald D
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Cape Town
South Africa
Dust! That's wonderful - well done!
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Old Mon 27 July 2009, 11:21
smreish
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Orlando, Florida
United States of America
...Dust! We love dust. Congrats.
Maybe I should stop by in the fall and check out your machine.
I will be in the Piedmont for some college classes then.
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Old Mon 27 July 2009, 15:45
Jeffn11
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Greensboro, NC
United States of America
Please do - I'm still trying to get the hang of things. Let me know when your in the area.
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Old Mon 27 July 2009, 23:49
Kobus_Joubert
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Riversdale Western Cape
South Africa
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Well done Jeff, but you know the Unofficial rules....We want, we demand pictures....we love pictures
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Old Tue 28 July 2009, 19:41
Jeffn11
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Greensboro, NC
United States of America
Evidence.

As requested.





Working on a stool for Emily's Birthday on Saturday.
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Old Tue 28 July 2009, 20:47
servant74
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Nashville (Tennessee)
United States of America
Fantastic!
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Old Tue 28 July 2009, 20:48
Robert M
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Lac-Brome, Qc
Canada
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Nicely done Jeff…You must be a happy & proud father of this baby too
Congratulation...
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Old Sat 01 August 2009, 20:36
Doug_Ford
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Conway (Arkansas)
United States of America
Congrats Jeff. Feels great doesn't it?
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