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Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 08 April 2019, 01:35
Replies: 122
Views: 23,679
Posted By swatkins
Sorry I still have you beat by 22 days :)

Sorry I still have you beat by 22 days :)
Forum: 80. Computer Hardware & Software Wed 18 November 2015, 14:24
Replies: 40
Views: 13,230
Posted By swatkins
So what does UCCNC actually do? Is it just a...

So what does UCCNC actually do? Is it just a gcode " translator" or does it also do CAM ?

I use bob-Cad now and run the code through Mach3... Would I still need mach3 to use UCCNC ?
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Thu 20 February 2014, 22:32
Replies: 40
Views: 13,858
Posted By swatkins
Oh great..... I think I just lost the title of...

Oh great..... I think I just lost the title of "Most Prolonged Build"
Forum: Utility software Thu 20 February 2014, 21:27
Replies: 103
Views: 33,615
Posted By swatkins
I have just got to finish mine! It's the next...

I have just got to finish mine! It's the next big project up and this program makes me want to hurry up :)
Forum: General - MM Operating Sun 29 December 2013, 19:27
Replies: 6
Views: 4,137
Posted By swatkins
Since you already have the tape on I would just...

Since you already have the tape on I would just leave it... Just don't pull off the protective tape and it will act as a shim..

Just pull the protective tape off on a few center pieces to keep the...
Forum: General - MM Operating Sun 29 December 2013, 14:24
Replies: 6
Views: 4,137
Posted By swatkins
That looks like a lot of tape and a big problem...

That looks like a lot of tape and a big problem in the making... I use those types of tape on different projects and sometimes it is very hard to remove without using a flat bar...

How about...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 23 December 2013, 18:18
Replies: 667
Views: 147,787
Posted By swatkins
Looking good :) How about a YouTube video of it...

Looking good :) How about a YouTube video of it in operation!
Forum: 20. Gantry Thu 24 October 2013, 19:41
Replies: 26
Views: 12,081
Posted By swatkins
A long time ago we hashed out the "light v heavy"...

A long time ago we hashed out the "light v heavy" problem... http://www.mechmate.com/forums/showthread.php?t=232

I had 6.4 mm, or .250", wall thickness material on hand when I started the build. ...
Forum: 20. Gantry Wed 23 October 2013, 23:01
Replies: 26
Views: 12,081
Posted By swatkins
This caught my attention.. As 0.5mm =...

This caught my attention..



As 0.5mm = 0.020 inches I was surprised that the MM would flex that much...

Is this amount of flex normal for most people?
Forum: Troubleshooting Thu 17 October 2013, 21:59
Replies: 8
Views: 5,282
Posted By swatkins
I would look at all the places water could...

I would look at all the places water could condense on the machine, Humidity could be shorting out your connections.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 03 September 2013, 22:28
Replies: 448
Views: 106,062
Posted By swatkins
I would take him up on that offer in a heart...

I would take him up on that offer in a heart beat!

The spider is a critical part of your machine and difficult to adjust even with a well bent spider.. Your current spider is really damaged...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 30 August 2013, 08:29
Replies: 448
Views: 106,062
Posted By swatkins
Looking good !

Looking good !
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 24 August 2013, 10:39
Replies: 448
Views: 106,062
Posted By swatkins
My wife would kill me and stuff me in a box, to...

My wife would kill me and stuff me in a box, to be hauled off with all the metal material for my MechMate, IF I even thought about welding or working on a floor as nice as yours is. :eek:
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 22 August 2013, 15:43
Replies: 448
Views: 106,062
Posted By swatkins
When I first was allowed to use a welder , age...

When I first was allowed to use a welder , age 12, I learned that protection from the arc was a good thing!

I was making my first go-cart and found that I could hold the piece firmly on the ground...
Forum: 70. Control Systems Tue 13 August 2013, 00:06
Replies: 7
Views: 3,713
Posted By swatkins
I am going to mount mine to the wall. I was...

I am going to mount mine to the wall. I was thinking about trying to reduce vibrations to a minimum in order to keep all the connections tight.

It's probably not a problem mounting the box to...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 17 July 2013, 23:43
Replies: 49
Views: 10,980
Posted By swatkins
Is the Y car in the top pictures a scaled down...

Is the Y car in the top pictures a scaled down version?
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 17 July 2013, 17:31
Replies: 49
Views: 10,980
Posted By swatkins
Gerald designed the MM ! How about a close...

Gerald designed the MM !

How about a close up of the Y car !
Forum: 80. Computer Hardware & Software Tue 25 June 2013, 21:43
Replies: 40
Views: 13,230
Posted By swatkins
The announcement also said this... " Because...

The announcement also said this...
" Because these products are completely new and took extensive development, we are unable to offer an upgrade from Mach3. When Mach4 goes on sale, we will offer it...
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Tue 28 May 2013, 11:47
Replies: 4
Views: 3,002
Posted By swatkins
Mike it is probably time to upgrade the forum...

Mike it is probably time to upgrade the forum software. spammers hitting you hard is just the first step of the attacks that will come and the VB 3.xxx series is full of holes that will allow them...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 27 May 2013, 12:44
Replies: 174
Views: 58,948
Posted By swatkins
Tim I have to challenge you on your statement " -...

Tim I have to challenge you on your statement " - I'm on record for being the slowest build, 3 years."

So far I am at 3 years and 4 months.... And Counting...:)

From and including: Friday,...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 17 May 2013, 22:54
Replies: 257
Views: 48,180
Posted By swatkins
I would go with MechMate design.. Why settle for...

I would go with MechMate design.. Why settle for a smaller cut volume when you can have the larger size without compromising the accuracy of the machine.
Forum: The Market Place Fri 17 May 2013, 09:44
Replies: 5
Views: 2,896
Posted By swatkins
I looked through your build thread and all the...

I looked through your build thread and all the pictures were showing for me..
Forum: The Market Place Thu 16 May 2013, 17:06
Replies: 5
Views: 2,896
Posted By swatkins
I always did love your lights!

I always did love your lights!
Forum: The Market Place Sun 12 May 2013, 21:11
Replies: 33
Views: 9,013
Posted By swatkins
Where? :) No PM here and I can't sent email...

Where? :)

No PM here and I can't sent email to your host,,, says I am blacklisted... I have taken the blacklist problem up with your host but until they lift the block just PM me here Please.
Forum: The Market Place Fri 10 May 2013, 20:29
Replies: 33
Views: 9,013
Posted By swatkins
Mike please put me down for one and the...

Mike please put me down for one and the Ardinuo... I tried sending an email but it bounced... .

Steve
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