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Forum: The Market Place Wed 13 March 2019, 20:23
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Posted By firechief
Is the bent kit still available?

Is the bent kit still available?
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Wed 13 March 2019, 20:20
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Views: 458
Posted By firechief
Bent kit

Can we still get the bent kit in the US?
Forum: General - MM Build Mon 11 March 2019, 20:36
Replies: 3
Views: 1,564
Posted By firechief
I have made some upgrades to the thing. I have...

I have made some upgrades to the thing. I have made all kind of things and look forward to cutting every chance I can. Still learning every time I turn it on. Have a great time.
Forum: General - MM Build Tue 04 December 2018, 06:15
Replies: 3
Views: 1,564
Posted By firechief
MechMate In Battle Creek, MI

Just letting everyone know on here that I got a MechMate up and running in Battle Creek Mi, and would love to help anyone around here on their build or setup. I'm still learning as well but will help...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 16 May 2017, 09:39
Replies: 75
Views: 30,070
Posted By firechief
It is alive

I got the thing moving... I even crashed it one or two time :D :confused:
I got V carve pro 8.5 and Fusion 360. There is a lot to learn the curve is just about strait up. I fly cut the table, that...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 16 May 2017, 09:10
Replies: 75
Views: 30,070
Posted By firechief
Water Cooling

I got the water cooler setup along with the radiator and 3 fans. The water pump and fans startup with Mach4 calls for the spindle to start. work great so far.
As you can almost see the water flow...
Forum: 55. Dust Management Mon 10 April 2017, 20:24
Replies: 4
Views: 9,231
Posted By firechief
How does the z go to home? the shoe will hit the...

How does the z go to home? the shoe will hit the v wheels
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 29 March 2017, 08:17
Replies: 75
Views: 30,070
Posted By firechief
Thanks, Not sure how long it will take to get all...

Thanks, Not sure how long it will take to get all the movements dialed in. When mach4 calls for 1" of movement the spindle moves 1" on all axes, also getting the spindle square to the table and so...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 29 March 2017, 08:12
Replies: 75
Views: 30,070
Posted By firechief
The stepper drivers are mounted to that on the...

The stepper drivers are mounted to that on the inside, I cut out the side of the box to the size of the heat sink less 3/8" all around to seal and bolt it on. The drivers are bolt on to the heat sink...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 29 March 2017, 08:07
Replies: 75
Views: 30,070
Posted By firechief
Thanks for all the comments on my build. Hope to...

Thanks for all the comments on my build. Hope to be cutting soon. Then the learning curve with mach4 and v carve pro.

Any and all help is welcome.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 28 March 2017, 13:52
Replies: 75
Views: 30,070
Posted By firechief
Every thing is level and rolling smooth. Still...

Every thing is level and rolling smooth. Still got the Z to do. Looking at water cooled spindle, alone with a cooler and pump set on the Y cart. This making the run short and the system will be right...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 28 March 2017, 13:46
Replies: 75
Views: 30,070
Posted By firechief
Starting to get stuff mounted... it is hard to...

Starting to get stuff mounted... it is hard to make the stepper noise with your mouth, but you know I tried. Got the rails painted as well.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 28 March 2017, 13:44
Replies: 75
Views: 30,070
Posted By firechief
I got it back from paint... Not bad looking. Now...

I got it back from paint... Not bad looking. Now it is time to resemble and make it move.
Forum: The Market Place Thu 23 March 2017, 11:18
Replies: 6
Views: 4,075
Posted By firechief
Got some pricing on the spindle?

Got some pricing on the spindle?
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 22 March 2017, 08:14
Replies: 75
Views: 30,070
Posted By firechief
They did show me a color chip... I hope it is the...

They did show me a color chip... I hope it is the same and we will know Friday.

I will post pic when it is back in the shop... Will be looking for some stickers soon I hope, and get on the build...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 21 March 2017, 10:30
Replies: 75
Views: 30,070
Posted By firechief
This has been a big project to put together, but...

This has been a big project to put together, but I had a lot of fun so far. I just got back from dropping it off to get painted "Sky Blue it is". I will be picking it up on Friday. Now I got to clean...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 20 March 2017, 13:39
Replies: 75
Views: 30,070
Posted By firechief
Every thing is ready for paint. It will be going...

Every thing is ready for paint. It will be going Tuesday to get color.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 20 March 2017, 13:31
Replies: 75
Views: 30,070
Posted By firechief
Gantry and Y cart stops.

Gantry and Y cart stops.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 20 March 2017, 13:30
Replies: 75
Views: 30,070
Posted By firechief
Some more rail pics all together

Some more rail pics all together
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 20 March 2017, 13:21
Replies: 75
Views: 30,070
Posted By firechief
This is how I got the Gantry rail bolted to the...

This is how I got the Gantry rail bolted to the gantry. I used a rod that I threaded on one end, put the clamping plate inside the gantry tubes and threaded the shafts in the clamping plate on both...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 20 March 2017, 13:13
Replies: 75
Views: 30,070
Posted By firechief
Go the rail on and looking good.

Go the rail on and looking good.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 20 March 2017, 13:12
Replies: 75
Views: 30,070
Posted By firechief
Here is how I adjusted the rails to be level.....

Here is how I adjusted the rails to be level.. Then I welded the beams to the table for good. The bolts were to adjust the beam, I had three of them on each beam, one on both ends and one in the...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 14 March 2017, 07:44
Replies: 75
Views: 30,070
Posted By firechief
The beam was not that wide (4") for the head of...

The beam was not that wide (4") for the head of the bolts to ride on. I placed the board on the beam and the rail on top of that and clamped it all down to the beam. This was flat and worked great...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 13 March 2017, 12:07
Replies: 75
Views: 30,070
Posted By firechief
Next I will get the mounting holes in the V rail...

Next I will get the mounting holes in the V rail along with the hard stops and proxy target holes. I will have this move on the rail soon I hope.

One more note on the grinding skate... you need...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 13 March 2017, 11:58
Replies: 75
Views: 30,070
Posted By firechief
Main rails

After we got the rails done we started on the main I beams. got them cut off to size and cleaned up before they get leveled up and welded. I drilled and tapped three 1/4 20 in the I beam bottom leg....
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