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Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Mon 26 October 2015, 20:47
Replies: 11
Views: 3,471
Posted By IMMark
Aspire is a very popular software. If you search...

Aspire is a very popular software. If you search it on YouTube, there is a lot of tutorial videos (also on their website, I think). Might give you some good insight.
Mark
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Sat 24 October 2015, 19:58
Replies: 11
Views: 3,471
Posted By IMMark
Once you try, you'll have the experience! ...

Once you try, you'll have the experience!
Best of luck
Mark
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 09 October 2015, 19:24
Replies: 202
Views: 44,239
Posted By IMMark
Best wishes to you Ries. Mark

Best wishes to you Ries.
Mark
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 09 October 2015, 19:21
Replies: 74
Views: 17,201
Posted By IMMark
Congrats on #125, enjoy! Mark

Congrats on #125, enjoy!
Mark
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 23 September 2015, 11:06
Replies: 74
Views: 17,201
Posted By IMMark
I think your MM will be fine and will actually...

I think your MM will be fine and will actually emit some heat into the shop. Good luck in that state up north : )
Mark
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Wed 23 September 2015, 11:02
Replies: 16
Views: 5,727
Posted By IMMark
Good luck on your build David!

Good luck on your build David!
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 21 August 2015, 20:31
Replies: 202
Views: 44,239
Posted By IMMark
Sorry that you must part with your #46, best of...

Sorry that you must part with your #46, best of luck!
Mark
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 06 August 2015, 11:21
Replies: 778
Views: 99,650
Posted By IMMark
Very nice work Darren, what is the material?

Very nice work Darren, what is the material?
Forum: General - MM Build Fri 24 July 2015, 19:38
Replies: 154
Views: 81,091
Posted By IMMark
Hi Sean, When you mention the mass of number...

Hi Sean,
When you mention the mass of number 5, are you saying you went heavier than weight of the "standard, per plans" build?
If so, could one add ballast to the gantry? Just got me thinking?...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Tue 23 June 2015, 08:25
Replies: 12
Views: 4,195
Posted By IMMark
It was suggested to me that removing heat from...

It was suggested to me that removing heat from box is over kill with the added downside of dust potential. I have a completed sealed box running 203's, never had a problem.
I think with the...
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Mon 08 June 2015, 20:30
Replies: 5
Views: 1,596
Posted By IMMark
Welcome aboard, sounds like a man on a mission! ...

Welcome aboard, sounds like a man on a mission!
Best of luck on your build.
Mark
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Fri 05 June 2015, 15:23
Replies: 11
Views: 2,616
Posted By IMMark
Best of luck on your journey! Mark

Best of luck on your journey!
Mark
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 04 June 2015, 10:32
Replies: 224
Views: 19,564
Posted By IMMark
Thanks, I will do some experimenting on plunge...

Thanks, I will do some experimenting on plunge rates and ramping.
But that gives me a starting point.
Thanks again
Mark
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 02 June 2015, 19:18
Replies: 224
Views: 19,564
Posted By IMMark
Thanks Steve. I have ordered some carbide...

Thanks Steve.
I have ordered some carbide single edge,and will give that a try. I dulled what I was using, I think I was ruining the plunge rate to slow. I was goning to post and ask, when...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 01 June 2015, 14:48
Replies: 224
Views: 19,564
Posted By IMMark
I am hearing that I should buy a nice new spindle...

I am hearing that I should buy a nice new spindle for #119....I'm gonna tell my wife you said so!
Again, really appreciate your help, Pete.
Thanks
Mark
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 01 June 2015, 14:38
Replies: 224
Views: 19,564
Posted By IMMark
ok, I can break up the number of parts into...

ok, I can break up the number of parts into smaller runs and get through this job. Do you know, if I am correct about my logic on the spindle vs. router? Wouldn't mind "to have to" get a spindle :)...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 01 June 2015, 14:19
Replies: 224
Views: 19,564
Posted By IMMark
Well my bit is getting hot after 15 mins of...

Well my bit is getting hot after 15 mins of cutting. My router will only go down to 10K, so is my only other option to keep raising the feed rate? If so, than is this an example of where a spindle...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 01 June 2015, 13:22
Replies: 224
Views: 19,564
Posted By IMMark
Thanks Pete, that was very helpful. I am over...

Thanks Pete, that was very helpful. I am over 200 ipm with good results and making chips instead of powder :o

I appreciate your feedback!
Mark
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 01 June 2015, 11:25
Replies: 224
Views: 19,564
Posted By IMMark
Also, it states 1x D, so with a 1/2" bit, I...

Also, it states 1x D, so with a 1/2" bit, I should be taking 1/2" per pass?
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 01 June 2015, 11:20
Replies: 224
Views: 19,564
Posted By IMMark
I took a look at that, Thanks! If I have this...

I took a look at that, Thanks!
If I have this correct, running 12K rpm, with 2 cutting edges, and a chip load of .016; would give me a feed rate of 384 ipm? Do you agree with that? Also, if that...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 01 June 2015, 09:53
Replies: 224
Views: 19,564
Posted By IMMark
Thanks Pete I have not worked much at all with...

Thanks Pete
I have not worked much at all with MDF. I am getting mostly dust, not chips? I was cutting 3/4" MDF, using a Whiteside 1/2", up/down compression bit (can't find any info on chip load)....
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 31 May 2015, 12:24
Replies: 224
Views: 19,564
Posted By IMMark
Looking for any advice! I have to make some...

Looking for any advice!
I have to make some parts, 1 1/4" to 1 1/2" thick. I can use plywood, pine, mdf or really most anything paintable. I have some 1 1/4" mdf, but not loving it. Tons of dust,...
Forum: Troubleshooting Mon 25 May 2015, 12:49
Replies: 49
Views: 11,740
Posted By IMMark
Just FYI, I used 2 set screws in each pinion (1...

Just FYI, I used 2 set screws in each pinion (1 jammed on top of the other) with lock-tight.
Sorry to hear you're having issues, hope you get it nailed down.
Mark
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 23 May 2015, 07:29
Replies: 23
Views: 5,284
Posted By IMMark
Congratulations on #124, very nice looking...

Congratulations on #124, very nice looking machine.
Enjoy!!
Mark
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Sat 14 March 2015, 13:46
Replies: 8
Views: 2,326
Posted By IMMark
You can look at the builders log, it lists the...

You can look at the builders log, it lists the time it took people for their build. I think mine was near 2 years.
Everyone's is different depending on lots of factors, but worth it in the end....
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