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Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 13 October 2012, 04:54
Replies: 137
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Posted By salewis
Probably going to have to run the motors on two...

Probably going to have to run the motors on two circuits.

Just what is needed MORE POWER!
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 10 October 2012, 10:14
Replies: 137
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Posted By salewis
Btw the grooves are 0.5 deep. I was considering...

Btw the grooves are 0.5 deep. I was considering cutting with a 0.5 bit.

Unfortunately once I put the udf on top... it is a done deal because it will be glued down to prevent vacuum loss. Unless...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 09 October 2012, 06:34
Replies: 137
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Posted By salewis
grooves are 0.25 by 0.5 deep. We are planning on...

grooves are 0.25 by 0.5 deep. We are planning on using two 2.0" outlets per zone to the vacuum system.

We have two Lighthouse vacuum motors, but may go with the Fein shop vacuums instead.

We...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 08 October 2012, 19:09
Replies: 137
Views: 76,069
Posted By salewis
now for the pics....

now for the pics....
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 08 October 2012, 11:55
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Posted By salewis
too busy to make updates.

Unfortunately that really hasn't been the case.. we have been cutting molds for uav/rpv projects, aluminum dash panels, aluminum wing skins for full scale aircraft....

Now for the update...adding...
Forum: 10. Base Table Mon 08 August 2011, 17:19
Replies: 5
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Posted By salewis
geez must be a big one :eek: Seriously, I'm...

geez must be a big one :eek:

Seriously, I'm looking at the lighthouse (or is it lighthorse) from centralvacuummotor.com. (120 vac version).

Stan
Forum: 10. Base Table Mon 08 August 2011, 13:02
Replies: 5
Views: 10,998
Posted By salewis
how many motors are you running (2 or 4)?

how many motors are you running (2 or 4)?
Forum: 10. Base Table Sun 07 August 2011, 17:57
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Posted By salewis
Vacuum Table....

Ok ladies and gentlemen, with about a year (little less) of use on our MM it appears that most of our work would be made much easier through a vacuum table.

I have read through several blogs and...
Forum: 80. Computer Hardware & Software Tue 22 February 2011, 19:56
Replies: 4
Views: 7,258
Posted By salewis
Yep that's the idea except I am going to turn a...

Yep that's the idea except I am going to turn a piece and place a piece of 1/4 drill rod in the hole and stick it into a corresponding hole on the fixture. Think of flower stem sticking into a vase....
Forum: 80. Computer Hardware & Software Tue 22 February 2011, 12:11
Replies: 4
Views: 7,258
Posted By salewis
http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,1...

http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,15992.0.html

While it doesn't say exactly what I'm trying to do, it is the same concept. The third post down contains the code..

Stan
Forum: 80. Computer Hardware & Software Tue 22 February 2011, 08:35
Replies: 4
Views: 7,258
Posted By salewis
Auto Center Finder....

I know that someone has done this... but I cannot find it....

I want to automatically find the center of a hole. What I envision is a touch probe (already have z-plate zero working) that is a cup...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 04 December 2010, 07:40
Replies: 137
Views: 76,069
Posted By salewis
Myozman, I'm sure crashingsucks will have some...

Myozman, I'm sure crashingsucks will have some questions.....
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 24 November 2010, 01:52
Replies: 137
Views: 76,069
Posted By salewis
I'm up for the task now that we are "what you...

I'm up for the task now that we are "what you call experts"...

"Ex is a has-been and a spurt is a drip under pressure."

The sheets cover proprietary stuff just like at my garage proprietary...
Forum: Troubleshooting Tue 23 November 2010, 11:36
Replies: 41
Views: 27,272
Posted By salewis
Yeah, I mean come on folks... Why pay that when...

Yeah, I mean come on folks... Why pay that when for less than $5-6K one can get this quality of cut....

Our silent partner in the process uttered a quiet "wow," when he saw the mold... He's...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 23 November 2010, 07:40
Replies: 137
Views: 76,069
Posted By salewis
But $0.25US per "play" is getting costly. We...

But $0.25US per "play" is getting costly. We hate it when is says "Game Over" before the part is finished..... Almost enough in the coin box to buy us a soft drink (just one, not one for Ted and...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 23 November 2010, 07:05
Replies: 137
Views: 76,069
Posted By salewis
Talking Time to Beg.... for a serial #

OK guys (and gals sorry), Ted (aka crashingsucks) and I got pushed into painting the MM :D

We needed a few high quality pictures to be used for display... So Ted cleaned up the garage.. I cut a...
Forum: Troubleshooting Wed 17 November 2010, 22:51
Replies: 41
Views: 27,272
Posted By salewis
Just got back from the shop. Recut of the...

Just got back from the shop. Recut of the mold.... Wait for it....

V
V
V
V

PERFECT!

Better than what the guy was getting from another guy running a ****bot :D
Forum: Troubleshooting Wed 17 November 2010, 18:14
Replies: 41
Views: 27,272
Posted By salewis
on and similar but different wavelength (figure...

on and similar but different wavelength (figure that one out guys.... :D )..

I fly R/C aircraft and we use a collar arrangement to keep (or at least supposed to keep) the wheels attached to the...
Forum: Troubleshooting Wed 17 November 2010, 12:09
Replies: 41
Views: 27,272
Posted By salewis
Yeah it is better to pull the string than push...

Yeah it is better to pull the string than push it! :D

I can see the point there on just letting it wobble a bit and retighten (using new screws).

BTW, we already have two screws 90 degrees...
Forum: Troubleshooting Wed 17 November 2010, 11:20
Replies: 41
Views: 27,272
Posted By salewis
as for the string comment - I walked right into...

as for the string comment - I walked right into that one :eek:

After a long run last night, Ted thinks the screws have backed up... When I disassembled it yesterday, the screws had not backed...
Forum: Troubleshooting Wed 17 November 2010, 10:26
Replies: 41
Views: 27,272
Posted By salewis
could it be that our flat spots on the shaft are...

could it be that our flat spots on the shaft are too deep?
Forum: Troubleshooting Wed 17 November 2010, 09:12
Replies: 41
Views: 27,272
Posted By salewis
greg, by double do you mean two screws 90 degrees...

greg, by double do you mean two screws 90 degrees apart or two in each hole (really 4 screws)?
Forum: Troubleshooting Wed 17 November 2010, 08:35
Replies: 41
Views: 27,272
Posted By salewis
what about taper pins / spring pins? They would...

what about taper pins / spring pins? They would be a pain to get in BUT a bit more stable than the screws and less drastic that TIG.
Forum: Troubleshooting Tue 16 November 2010, 22:21
Replies: 41
Views: 27,272
Posted By salewis
Smile Ted, aka Crashingsucks, indeed found the...

Ted, aka Crashingsucks, indeed found the problem...

We're VERY HAPPY now...

Moral of story.... check the grub/set screws...

Thanks to everyone who helped.. It was a team effort.
Forum: Troubleshooting Sat 13 November 2010, 19:29
Replies: 41
Views: 27,272
Posted By salewis
Sean, got pictures of the cow-catchers especially...

Sean, got pictures of the cow-catchers especially mounting?
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