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Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Sat 11 August 2018, 17:06
Replies: 28
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Posted By wiifm
@Metalhead, I dont remember. I bought these parts...

@Metalhead, I dont remember. I bought these parts back in 2014.
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Wed 08 August 2018, 02:09
Replies: 28
Views: 6,227
Posted By wiifm
Well after some confusion, a lot of reading and a...

Well after some confusion, a lot of reading and a few trials and tribulations, I have the stepper motors turning with Mach4, ESS, PMDX 126, PMDX 134.

In the beginning, I had a faulty cable...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 07 August 2018, 19:23
Replies: 110
Views: 14,962
Posted By wiifm
Thanks for this tip. Saved me from pulling my...

Thanks for this tip. Saved me from pulling my hair out.
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Mon 06 August 2018, 23:26
Replies: 28
Views: 6,227
Posted By wiifm
A few more electrical parts arrived in the past...

A few more electrical parts arrived in the past week or so, so I decided to start my own version of the 'kitchen bench' project.

Part of that was just figuring out the decisions I had made in...
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Sun 05 August 2018, 00:36
Replies: 12
Views: 1,068
Posted By wiifm
I am looking forward to seeing your next build...

I am looking forward to seeing your next build and any improvements you might make over the last one:)
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 12 July 2018, 16:02
Replies: 72
Views: 6,812
Posted By wiifm
:cool: nice. what are you making with the exotic...

:cool: nice. what are you making with the exotic timber?
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sun 08 July 2018, 06:31
Replies: 9
Views: 931
Posted By wiifm
+1 Welcome!

+1 Welcome!
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Fri 06 July 2018, 18:14
Replies: 28
Views: 6,227
Posted By wiifm
LOL! I have a tendency to hang things up on the...

LOL! I have a tendency to hang things up on the floor, then can't find them next time I need them!
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Tue 03 July 2018, 20:47
Replies: 28
Views: 6,227
Posted By wiifm
Pulling this thread from the depths:D So...

Pulling this thread from the depths:D

So most of the steel for the main assembly arrived this week along with steel for another job I am doing.

Knocked up a small cutting bench for the cold cut...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 08 October 2014, 15:12
Replies: 719
Views: 88,783
Posted By wiifm
Congratulations! :D

Congratulations! :D
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 26 September 2014, 01:48
Replies: 688
Views: 61,506
Posted By wiifm
If you can model in sketchup, you could use a...

If you can model in sketchup, you could use a command called 'Intersect Faces'
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Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 08 September 2014, 23:42
Replies: 119
Views: 25,499
Posted By wiifm
Does the Dell have the parallel port output or...

Does the Dell have the parallel port output or are you going with a smoothstepper? Homann Designs are the Warp9 Tech Designs agents in Australia, so you might want to have a chat with him about that...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 04 September 2014, 14:31
Replies: 119
Views: 25,499
Posted By wiifm
Looks like you've made a cracking start! Your TA...

Looks like you've made a cracking start! Your TA must be doing a good job of keeping the work in front of you :D
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 03 September 2014, 04:35
Replies: 119
Views: 25,499
Posted By wiifm
I saw them last night before the threads were...

I saw them last night before the threads were merged, but not now :(
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Mon 01 September 2014, 05:21
Replies: 28
Views: 6,227
Posted By wiifm
Just a quick update. I've been accumulating bits...

Just a quick update. I've been accumulating bits and pieces. Laser cut parts from Rick (rnixon) have arrived :) I am planning to do the same belt reduction as Metalhead, so purchased the extra...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 28 August 2014, 07:02
Replies: 719
Views: 88,783
Posted By wiifm
I saw it mentioned in post #93 of Ross' (SurfCNC)...

I saw it mentioned in post #93 of Ross' (SurfCNC) build.
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Thu 14 August 2014, 06:02
Replies: 28
Views: 6,227
Posted By wiifm
Hi Ross, I've read your build thread from start...

Hi Ross, I've read your build thread from start to finish more than a few times :) Thanks for the advice.
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Wed 13 August 2014, 16:40
Replies: 28
Views: 6,227
Posted By wiifm
Hi Brad and Sean, Thanks for your help! I...

Hi Brad and Sean,

Thanks for your help! I measured resistance across pairs and all matched. I was also able to detect voltage across pairs when the shaft was turned by hand.
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Wed 13 August 2014, 00:15
Replies: 28
Views: 6,227
Posted By wiifm
The PK299-45A motors are 8 wire. I was hoping...

The PK299-45A motors are 8 wire. I was hoping there might be a method to measure resistance between pairs to discover if anything is not right. Looks like I will just have to wait until I get the...
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Tue 12 August 2014, 14:42
Replies: 28
Views: 6,227
Posted By wiifm
No, no and no

No, no and no
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Tue 12 August 2014, 01:37
Replies: 28
Views: 6,227
Posted By wiifm
Motors arrived

So the motors arrived today.

Is anyone able to tell me how to test the motors? I have a multimeter, so am able to measure... just don't know what it is I should be measuring :confused:
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Sun 10 August 2014, 22:56
Replies: 28
Views: 6,227
Posted By wiifm
Hi Jude, Wow :eek: thanks for the list! ...

Hi Jude,

Wow :eek: thanks for the list!

I haven't done enough reading yet. I've got to admit, I've struggled just to do the calculations for the transformer given the motors I am purchasing.
...
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Wed 30 July 2014, 16:19
Replies: 28
Views: 6,227
Posted By wiifm
wiifm's plans for building in Brisbane

Hi to everyone from Brisbane. :)

I recently downloaded the plans and have been reading all the Builder's threads so I can pick up as many tips as possible and create a shopping list. I must say...
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