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Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 12 October 2019, 18:01
Replies: 137
Views: 28,586
Posted By lonestaral
Yes, it is direct drive. I did try a...

Yes, it is direct drive.

I did try a reduction drive on the Z but I could not
get it to work reliably.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 11 October 2019, 19:24
Replies: 137
Views: 28,586
Posted By lonestaral
Hi John. It sounds as if you have your work cut...

Hi John.
It sounds as if you have your work cut out for you.

Misposition, good old fashioned operator error?
Always a factor.

I cannot help much but here are the settings I used for Mach 3.
...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 29 September 2019, 19:03
Replies: 118
Views: 21,869
Posted By lonestaral
Looking good Ted. I rough out with a 1/2"...

Looking good Ted.

I rough out with a 1/2" cutter steeping down in Z.
Finish 0.75mm taper ball nose.

Last one 400x300, 20 deep.
Rough out 1 hour.
Finish 6 hours
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 22 September 2019, 20:15
Replies: 694
Views: 98,871
Posted By lonestaral
Hi Tom. Sent you a pm.

Hi Tom.
Sent you a pm.
Forum: 80. Computer Hardware & Software Sun 22 September 2019, 20:10
Replies: 0
Views: 111
Posted By lonestaral
Latte Panda driver

I was talking with my I.T. friend yesterday about Latte Panda.

https://www.lattepanda.com/

It should be possible to use one of these to run my MechMate.
...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 13 September 2019, 18:15
Replies: 694
Views: 98,871
Posted By lonestaral
Hi Tom. I am still around. Had a few problems...

Hi Tom.
I am still around.
Had a few problems with damp this week.
Monsoon season here.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 05 August 2019, 05:34
Replies: 448
Views: 102,287
Posted By lonestaral
Thanks for the suggestion Mike. It will have to...

Thanks for the suggestion Mike.
It will have to wait.

I need to get out of here next year.
The machine will be moved.

The big problem is the base.
It cannot be moved intact from where it is...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 04 August 2019, 05:27
Replies: 448
Views: 102,287
Posted By lonestaral
When I was cleaning my machine today, I noticed...

When I was cleaning my machine today,
I noticed something.
A mistake in construction.

3 of the 4 angle stays on my Y axis were welded with the inside angle upwards.
A major dust trap.

Oh...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 27 July 2019, 19:05
Replies: 118
Views: 21,869
Posted By lonestaral
Congratulations #131. Now the fun starts. ...

Congratulations #131.
Now the fun starts.
#114.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 11 July 2019, 18:13
Replies: 118
Views: 21,869
Posted By lonestaral
The cam clamps apply side pressure. I use them...

The cam clamps apply side pressure.
I use them when surfacing a workpiece.

I thread in a couple of short M8 studs at the rear so they are below the finished thickness and tighten the clamps....
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 10 July 2019, 18:25
Replies: 118
Views: 21,869
Posted By lonestaral
Well done. Coming along nicely. MDF,...

Well done.
Coming along nicely.

MDF, yuk!!!!!!!!!!!

Reference the clamping, I used T nuts.
I made a couple of cam clamps.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 08 June 2019, 18:38
Replies: 117
Views: 32,013
Posted By lonestaral
+1 on the spindle. I installed one last year,...

+1 on the spindle.
I installed one last year, very happy with it.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 22 May 2019, 05:58
Replies: 118
Views: 21,869
Posted By lonestaral
Excellent work. Where did you get the head and...

Excellent work.
Where did you get the head and tailstock from?
Keep on going, it's looking good.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 08 May 2019, 18:16
Replies: 118
Views: 21,869
Posted By lonestaral
Well done. It feels good when the smoke stays...

Well done.
It feels good when the smoke stays inside.:)
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 14 April 2019, 18:41
Replies: 118
Views: 21,869
Posted By lonestaral
Congratulations. Have fun:)

Congratulations.
Have fun:)
Forum: 701. Motor Drives Sat 23 March 2019, 18:36
Replies: 2
Views: 1,093
Posted By lonestaral
I had to put the VFD on a separate earth to ...

I had to put the VFD on a separate earth to
the computer and machine.
Hope this helps.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 09 March 2019, 18:09
Replies: 448
Views: 102,287
Posted By lonestaral
There is a divorce in progress. I made this...

There is a divorce in progress.

I made this as the lyrics sum up my mood.

It is by The Who, titled "It's not enough".
It hits the nail on the head.

The film mentioned was released under an...
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Sat 02 February 2019, 18:47
Replies: 2
Views: 548
Posted By lonestaral
Welcome. Hope you enjoy the experience.

Welcome.
Hope you enjoy the experience.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 14 January 2019, 18:06
Replies: 118
Views: 21,869
Posted By lonestaral
+1. Good beer posters too.

+1.
Good beer posters too.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 21 November 2018, 18:36
Replies: 117
Views: 32,013
Posted By lonestaral
Installed one of them not long ago. Bit of a...

Installed one of them not long ago.
Bit of a trial but it is working now.
Make sure you use shielded cable.
Have fun.
Forum: 701. Motor Drives Wed 31 October 2018, 02:07
Replies: 20
Views: 17,452
Posted By lonestaral
I have just installed that VFD. I have 220v...

I have just installed that VFD.
I have 220v single phase via a 3 pin socket to the VFD.
No problems there.
Runs fine.

The only problem I have had is RF.
Shielded cable arrive yesterday after a...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 30 September 2018, 22:50
Replies: 448
Views: 102,287
Posted By lonestaral
Thanks Bruce. I have emailed them. Is the...

Thanks Bruce.
I have emailed them.

Is the shield attached to the spindle body
and the earth on the VFD?
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 21 September 2018, 18:25
Replies: 197
Views: 72,454
Posted By lonestaral
Well done #130. Have fun.

Well done #130.
Have fun.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 16 September 2018, 19:21
Replies: 448
Views: 102,287
Posted By lonestaral
The problem was that the spindle cable was not...

The problem was that the spindle cable was not properly shielded.
Now that I have separated it from the others it works.
It will do until I can find some proper cable.
Very difficult to find...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 15 September 2018, 02:55
Replies: 448
Views: 102,287
Posted By lonestaral
Thanks again Digger. I removed the spindle...

Thanks again Digger.
I removed the spindle cable from the energy chain.
Now it works:)
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