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Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Sat 26 August 2017, 15:58
Replies: 24
Views: 1,823
Posted By islaww
A view from the cheap seats.... Back in the...

A view from the cheap seats....

Back in the day, I thought I was a "do it yourselfer", I considered Gerald and the initial bunch on the forum the same. I do mean the "MechMate, the ShopBot Roots"...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 22 May 2017, 22:01
Replies: 48
Views: 7,762
Posted By islaww
I use a couple different methods to address this...

I use a couple different methods to address this issue. And it is common for many of the lesser priced gantry machines to have an out of tolerance when at rest.

With ShopBot control, I roll one...
Forum: The Market Place Mon 05 September 2016, 16:51
Replies: 0
Views: 1,075
Posted By islaww
Jet 1221vs CNC Lathe Converion

Not MechMate, but lots of CNC tinkerers here. Remove if not appropriate, please.

Custom built CNC conversion for Jet 1221vs Lathe. Equipped with Jet stand, 4 jaw syncro chuck, drive plate, drive...
Forum: Archives Fri 12 August 2016, 20:41
Replies: 6
Views: 1,713
Posted By islaww
Sold

Sold
Forum: Archives Sun 24 July 2016, 06:31
Replies: 6
Views: 1,713
Posted By islaww
Price reduced to $2800 Thank you for your...

Price reduced to $2800


Thank you for your inquiries
Forum: Archives Sat 09 July 2016, 12:15
Replies: 6
Views: 1,713
Posted By islaww
3hp ATC Spindle for Sale

Guys...
I have for sale a Blurry Customs 3hp ATC Spindle. Spindle was lightly used for R & D testing, cutting about a couple dozen sheets of MDF. This unit has been recently sent in for...
Forum: Motors & their mountings Tue 31 May 2016, 18:19
Replies: 5
Views: 3,921
Posted By islaww
Terry... Give me a call at (906) 273-1455. ...

Terry...
Give me a call at (906) 273-1455. I've done a good number of systems for old ShopBots
Forum: Motors & their mountings Tue 31 May 2016, 14:05
Replies: 5
Views: 3,921
Posted By islaww
Terry... I have used a couple dozen of them on...

Terry...
I have used a couple dozen of them on various projects. They are a brushless DC servo, with an integrated drive, so they do no require one. Step and direction signals can come straight...
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Sat 14 May 2016, 15:43
Replies: 50
Views: 9,285
Posted By islaww
Here is a rotary based video for Jim's Aspire...

Here is a rotary based video for Jim's Aspire Camp. This is just some minor toolpath trickery.

Done in VCPro, no rotary wrapped job required. The quickest way I have found to develop a rotary 3D...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 04 May 2016, 20:09
Replies: 215
Views: 32,890
Posted By islaww
Ive had good luck with debounce settings between...

Ive had good luck with debounce settings between 20 and 30. That requires 20+ "hits" a millisecond apart. You would have to have a freaky noise to outlast that.
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Tue 26 April 2016, 15:59
Replies: 50
Views: 9,285
Posted By islaww
Guys... Current project is a little brother to...

Guys...
Current project is a little brother to the unit I posted above.


Usually I construct a special purpose machine that has specs above what an OEM would have. Not so in this case, as...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 28 March 2016, 07:50
Replies: 361
Views: 44,350
Posted By islaww
Pete... I'm with Darren. You will fight a long...

Pete...
I'm with Darren. You will fight a long fight trying to get accurate quality cuts at those speeds with gravity based motion mechanics.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 26 March 2016, 17:44
Replies: 361
Views: 44,350
Posted By islaww
Pete... There are 2 things that usually cause...

Pete...
There are 2 things that usually cause the issues you show.

1) Slack somewhere in the machines motion mechanics

2) Accel/decel/feed rates too high

Have you measured the parts for...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 01 March 2016, 18:42
Replies: 361
Views: 44,350
Posted By islaww
Darren... Sure do, but it doesn't have any good...

Darren...
Sure do, but it doesn't have any good closups: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsFt-CMsbvs
Forum: 20. Gantry Wed 20 January 2016, 16:31
Replies: 18
Views: 7,443
Posted By islaww
John... All of the control systems that I am...

John...
All of the control systems that I am familiar with have a method to enter a low and high "soft limit" for each axis. These usually work from table (absolute machine) coordinates so that no...
Forum: 20. Gantry Wed 20 January 2016, 07:34
Replies: 18
Views: 7,443
Posted By islaww
Sergio... I'm not sure there is a right or...

Sergio...
I'm not sure there is a right or wrong way to layout the XY zero position on a CNC machine. That is, as long as it adheres to the Cartesian Plane and allow mathematics to work as is was...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 17 January 2016, 10:13
Replies: 361
Views: 44,350
Posted By islaww
Maybe the piano dollies you have it sitting on? ...

Maybe the piano dollies you have it sitting on? (Don't ask how I know that one!)
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 28 December 2015, 19:41
Replies: 93
Views: 20,334
Posted By islaww
Bill.. Not being 100% fluent with mach code, I...

Bill..
Not being 100% fluent with mach code, I will ask: isn'tt that line simply a "set rpm and turn on spindle" line? If so, do you use speed control? What about a spindle on macro?
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Tue 21 July 2015, 10:49
Replies: 50
Views: 9,285
Posted By islaww
Al... Thank you. I was a fun 6 month project. ...

Al...
Thank you. I was a fun 6 month project. It was nice to start on a robust platform AND have an ample budget, too!
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Tue 21 July 2015, 07:15
Replies: 50
Views: 9,285
Posted By islaww
Guys... One last look before it goes to the new...

Guys...
One last look before it goes to the new owner: https://youtu.be/4j_GFr0spSE

Toolpathed with VCarve Pro (or Cut2D)
Forum: Troubleshooting Thu 28 May 2015, 15:23
Replies: 9
Views: 1,853
Posted By islaww
Try air cutting with motion. Use the file that...

Try air cutting with motion. Use the file that caused the error, just in case there is a short that happens when in motion
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Wed 06 May 2015, 07:20
Replies: 27
Views: 5,606
Posted By islaww
Let me add a caveat to Darren's post. I have...

Let me add a caveat to Darren's post. I have experience with the Leadshine "Easy Servo" CL steppers.

Most if not all closed loop steppers are capable of "alarming out" at a user set threshold. ...
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Thu 12 March 2015, 12:17
Replies: 50
Views: 9,285
Posted By islaww
Robert... Thanks. This project is a cnc wood...

Robert...
Thanks. This project is a cnc wood turning lathe, not an indexer. The 2 terms are often confused. An indexer will incrementally turn a blank between the centers for cutting with a...
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Mon 09 March 2015, 09:52
Replies: 50
Views: 9,285
Posted By islaww
Al.... Are you referring to an indexer (cnc...

Al....
Are you referring to an indexer (cnc incremental positioning of the rotary axis) or a true lathe (cnc knife cutting between centers on a true lathe bed)?

I have done both.

Lathe:...
Forum: The Market Place Fri 18 July 2014, 12:25
Replies: 2
Views: 1,422
Posted By islaww
Darren... Thanks for the props, back is OK to...

Darren...
Thanks for the props, back is OK to good now. I know I missed both a good time and good people by not attending Jim's get together.
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