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Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 09 October 2015, 03:14
Replies: 202
Views: 43,341
Posted By riesvantwisk
Hey Guys, the Mechmate is sold! I had a...

Hey Guys,

the Mechmate is sold!
I had a wonderful time here on the forum, even though I haven't been very active on the last few years. Although it sounds strange, one project that was the result...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 16 September 2015, 08:27
Replies: 202
Views: 43,341
Posted By riesvantwisk
Very interesting info! When I worked with my...

Very interesting info!

When I worked with my machine I never had the luxury for such bit's, then again.. it was just hobby and I was fine with a couple of passes. :)
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 08 September 2015, 15:29
Replies: 202
Views: 43,341
Posted By riesvantwisk
Hey All, I got a question from somebody and...

Hey All,

I got a question from somebody and he asked:

Cutting 18mm multiplex in one pass, is that possible?

I always did cut that in two passes with a 10mm end mil and 2.2Kw spindle.

What...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 23 August 2015, 02:00
Replies: 202
Views: 43,341
Posted By riesvantwisk
Thank's for the kind words everybody!

Thank's for the kind words everybody!
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 21 August 2015, 10:17
Replies: 202
Views: 43,341
Posted By riesvantwisk
Hello everybody! Unfortunately I have to...

Hello everybody!

Unfortunately I have to sell the Mechmate :(

It's currently located in storage here in Holland (N.H.).
It's a complete 'standard' build Mechmate with motors, spindle+driver,...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 19 May 2014, 08:09
Replies: 382
Views: 51,841
Posted By riesvantwisk
The Gecko 203V don't need the 470u cap, from...

The Gecko 203V don't need the 470u cap, from https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/geckodrive/conversations/topics/10780
Although it cannot hurt to add one.
Just make sure the cable length between...
Forum: The Show Room Mon 12 May 2014, 07:43
Replies: 17
Views: 5,517
Posted By riesvantwisk
Kevin, thumbs up for using Pro Engineer

Kevin, thumbs up for using Pro Engineer
Forum: Driving Mechanisms: Rack/pinion, gears, screws, belts & chains Mon 12 May 2014, 07:41
Replies: 101
Views: 38,125
Posted By riesvantwisk
On the paint, no issues what so ever

On the paint, no issues what so ever
Forum: CAM Tue 26 November 2013, 08:57
Replies: 1
Views: 1,929
Posted By riesvantwisk
Marius, I know this is kinda old. I bought...

Marius,

I know this is kinda old. I bought DeskProto 6.1 (Hobby version) and so far I am pretty happy with it. I found it very easy to generate tools paths for rotary and they look pretty good to...
Forum: CNC motion control software Mon 14 October 2013, 07:57
Replies: 4
Views: 2,978
Posted By riesvantwisk
Alan, I believe the reason why separate...

Alan,

I believe the reason why separate stepper drivers are preferred above one single board for all motors is that if one breaks you only have to buy one stepper instead of a complete board.

I...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 13 October 2013, 15:53
Replies: 202
Views: 43,341
Posted By riesvantwisk
Ken, attached a copy of my config file. ...

Ken,

attached a copy of my config file.

Domino,
for the wizards are a tad expensive for what you get, so I haven't bought it.
Instead I am making my own little tool that can do what I need to...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 02 October 2013, 06:45
Replies: 202
Views: 43,341
Posted By riesvantwisk
Hey Ken, the little indexer was very easy to...

Hey Ken,

the little indexer was very easy to make and specially if you only do small parts once a while it will do fine. The citrus reamer I made took my like, two hours? (start to finnish) not...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 30 September 2013, 15:01
Replies: 202
Views: 43,341
Posted By riesvantwisk
Hey Ken and Nil, Ken, I can send you my...

Hey Ken and Nil,

Ken, I can send you my LinuxCNC config if you want. It's very simple but so far didn't let me down.

I am planning to add 'auto-y', so it will automatically find the center of...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 29 September 2013, 15:50
Replies: 202
Views: 43,341
Posted By riesvantwisk
Hello ALl, I just wanted to share my latest...

Hello ALl,

I just wanted to share my latest addition to my Mechmate. Last weekend I decided to use my spare motor and spare Gecko drive to make a little indexer, best decision ever!

Since I am...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 29 September 2013, 15:43
Replies: 202
Views: 43,341
Posted By riesvantwisk
Hey Hans, I totally missed your message my...

Hey Hans,

I totally missed your message my apologies. The size is about 75x95mm.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 08 December 2012, 07:18
Replies: 202
Views: 43,341
Posted By riesvantwisk
Rik, I still live in Ecuador indeed. My plan...

Rik,

I still live in Ecuador indeed. My plan to use the mechmate for building part of the house we where planning to make didn't really go well. So, I have a nice Mechmate now making mostly little...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 02 December 2012, 17:03
Replies: 202
Views: 43,341
Posted By riesvantwisk
Sinterklaas plankje + G-Code

hello,

I had to make something for Sinterklaas so I made something that's called a 'sinterklaas plankje' it's a mold to make cookies and who doesn't want to make cookies on a home made mold?...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Thu 02 August 2012, 16:19
Replies: 7
Views: 2,691
Posted By riesvantwisk
Andrew, glad to see you working on the...

Andrew,

glad to see you working on the kitchen table project!
Keep us updated, and Metalhead will move this thread to the 'Construction started, but not cutting yet' portion of the forum.
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Sun 22 July 2012, 18:52
Replies: 10
Views: 2,553
Posted By riesvantwisk
Anthony, I never used the kinematics module...

Anthony,

I never used the kinematics module myself in EMC2. However, and this is just a thought. with G41 and G42 (Cutter compensation) LinuxCNC 'knowns' what the inside and outside is of your...
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Sun 22 July 2012, 13:18
Replies: 10
Views: 2,553
Posted By riesvantwisk
Anthony, I did contact Dan and Awallin, but...

Anthony,

I did contact Dan and Awallin, but didn't get a mail yet.
If you can, can you send me your mail address in a PM?

However,
when I think about it, if you are using LinuxCNC you can...
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Fri 20 July 2012, 07:19
Replies: 10
Views: 2,553
Posted By riesvantwisk
Sean, I will flattered :D Gerald, I have...

Sean, I will flattered :D

Gerald, I have seen the video's indeed, very impressive, we just which we could mount a spindle on that :D


Anthony,
In LibreCAD I have started last your the ability...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Wed 18 July 2012, 20:18
Replies: 101
Views: 25,883
Posted By riesvantwisk
Branko, I would put the torroid flat, not...

Branko,

I would put the torroid flat, not on its side, its just far more sturdy and it seems like you have the room.
I would also give the gecko's a bit more room for cabling.
The fans look...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 18 July 2012, 20:09
Replies: 428
Views: 42,739
Posted By riesvantwisk
Chris, I dont use my machine to foten...

Chris,

I dont use my machine to foten (unfortunatly) but i had a motionking (9801) motor going out.it felt stuck... I opened it and cleaned it out, put it back together and voila, it worked...
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Wed 18 July 2012, 19:49
Replies: 10
Views: 2,553
Posted By riesvantwisk
Quadro, I am the lead developer for LibreCAD...

Quadro,

I am the lead developer for LibreCAD 1.0.x branch and lead developer for the 3.0.x, release manager for 2.0.x branch.
Since you worked out the algorithms what is holding you back on...
Forum: 40. Z-Slide Thu 06 October 2011, 10:47
Replies: 8
Views: 3,890
Posted By riesvantwisk
Luc, the normal position of the gas-spring...

Luc,

the normal position of the gas-spring would be extended so it pushes against gravity.
So it counter balances the wight of your spindle and your Z axis so your Z stepper doesn't have to work...
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