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Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 12 October 2019, 16:58
Replies: 137
Views: 29,582
Posted By baseball43v3r
I hope it wasn't user error, All I did was...

I hope it wasn't user error, All I did was restart the G code, I know I didn't reset any axis's. Looking at the part it looks like it was just in the gantry axis, I'll have to ponder on that one.
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Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 11 October 2019, 13:54
Replies: 137
Views: 29,582
Posted By baseball43v3r
Hey all, I've been fairly quiet for awhile...

Hey all,

I've been fairly quiet for awhile as I fell off the mechmate wagon. I'm getting back on it and getting the machine back in order. A few things on my list to do

1) add the estops and...
Forum: 20. Gantry Wed 25 September 2019, 23:54
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By baseball43v3r
Pictures of endstops

Hey all,

I'm adding endstops to my machine (I know, I know, I should have done this a long time ago) but I can't figure out where the gantry and car hit the rails. I can see the end blocks on the...
Forum: 20. Gantry Fri 20 September 2019, 15:27
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By baseball43v3r
Looks like it was an issue with my steps and...

Looks like it was an issue with my steps and motor tuning. In mach 3 I think it was in mm, in Mach 4 its in units (which I believe I have set to inches).


My steps per unit were 636.626 which...
Forum: 20. Gantry Fri 20 September 2019, 13:46
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By baseball43v3r
I've updated to Mach 4, a new PC, and now using a...

I've updated to Mach 4, a new PC, and now using a Ethernet smoothstepper. I remember I had this issue before the upgrade, maybe it wasn't as pronounced, I'm not sure as it's been siting for some time...
Forum: 20. Gantry Thu 19 September 2019, 23:03
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By baseball43v3r
bad racking on gantry

Hey all,

I've recently got my mechmate back up and running after a hiatus. I noticed very quickly my gantry sounds terrible. Can anyone illuminate what is making the noise? I have to stay at the...
Forum: 50. Toolheads Wed 27 June 2018, 10:21
Replies: 8
Views: 3,559
Posted By baseball43v3r
Ya the VFD hz was an oversight on my part. I...

Ya the VFD hz was an oversight on my part. I already got the one from automation technologies. Gotta see if I can return it and source a different one.
Forum: 50. Toolheads Wed 27 June 2018, 09:39
Replies: 8
Views: 3,559
Posted By baseball43v3r
So the spindle came in the other day, its quite a...

So the spindle came in the other day, its quite a monster. I haven't had a chance to put it on yet, It'll probably have to wait a few weeks as I'm making a few other upgrades to the machine and the...
Forum: 50. Toolheads Tue 29 May 2018, 12:05
Replies: 8
Views: 3,559
Posted By baseball43v3r
hey lonestaral, I'm looking at this spindle...

hey lonestaral,

I'm looking at this spindle (https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/high-quality-China-Auto-tool-change_60767784017.html?spm=a2700.8443308.0.0.1a1a3e5fuN7RGG), it looks like a...
Forum: 50. Toolheads Wed 23 May 2018, 22:58
Replies: 8
Views: 3,559
Posted By baseball43v3r
Thanks Ger, always a fountain of information. ...

Thanks Ger, always a fountain of information.

That's interesting to know about CNCDepot, I didn't know they used to be blurry customs, at this point I'll probably go with someone different.
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Forum: 50. Toolheads Thu 17 May 2018, 09:15
Replies: 8
Views: 3,559
Posted By baseball43v3r
Spindle sources?

Does anyone have a current US supplier of ATC spindles they recommend? I went through a few of the old posts but they are many years old at this point.

I saw this ATC spindle...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 28 March 2014, 14:43
Replies: 137
Views: 29,582
Posted By baseball43v3r
Long time no update, but been doing some random...

Long time no update, but been doing some random things. I've gotten into wood planing for a couple of guys and that seems to be somewhat profitable. I just finished a 3 inch slab of redwood measuring...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 10 August 2012, 18:51
Replies: 130
Views: 30,948
Posted By baseball43v3r
If you want to stress test the cpu try running...

If you want to stress test the cpu try running Prime95 (its freeware). its purpose is to calculate prime numbers, which can be set to run on however many cores you have. give that a try.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 18 July 2012, 02:13
Replies: 137
Views: 29,582
Posted By baseball43v3r
hey guys here's a couple more things I've made...

hey guys here's a couple more things I've made recently, nothing too complex, just a simple family sign which i took before it was complete. The family I gave it too colored in the lettering to make...
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Sat 09 June 2012, 02:20
Replies: 61
Views: 20,166
Posted By baseball43v3r
Hey Guillermo, do you have a cheapo computer...

Hey Guillermo, do you have a cheapo computer lying around? they are more then adequate for running mach3 exclusively. I have a computer I bought for 50 dollars off of ebay, I think its a 2 ghz with...
Forum: Graphics & CAD Wed 23 May 2012, 23:12
Replies: 6
Views: 4,108
Posted By baseball43v3r
I second Al's post on the gear generator from...

I second Al's post on the gear generator from Matthias. the link is here..

http://woodgears.ca/gear/index.html
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 14 May 2012, 18:56
Replies: 99
Views: 34,129
Posted By baseball43v3r
I think it would be pretty easy to cut a profile...

I think it would be pretty easy to cut a profile and then v-groove with a dual head. first cut out with your profile head, raise that head, center in and lower your v-groove head, 0 out your axis's...
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Mon 14 May 2012, 18:50
Replies: 112
Views: 41,381
Posted By baseball43v3r
hey axel, Mike sells plate reduction kits that...

hey axel, Mike sells plate reduction kits that take the guesswork out of it. But I do like what you have built here, what are the silver parts sticking up to the right where the motor mounts?
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 29 April 2012, 17:21
Replies: 137
Views: 29,582
Posted By baseball43v3r
many thanks guys, I'll see if I can try taking it...

many thanks guys, I'll see if I can try taking it off one more time and get some different glue. I'll let you know the results.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 29 April 2012, 02:00
Replies: 133
Views: 37,635
Posted By baseball43v3r
nice sign! how long did that take? and it looks...

nice sign! how long did that take? and it looks like the physical design co from earlier posts a few years back is no longer there :/
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 29 April 2012, 01:58
Replies: 137
Views: 29,582
Posted By baseball43v3r
i'm using liquid nails, and I clamped it on...

i'm using liquid nails, and I clamped it on overnight on the corners.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 28 April 2012, 22:32
Replies: 137
Views: 29,582
Posted By baseball43v3r
yea, I probably should have explained myself a...

yea, I probably should have explained myself a little better. here is a picture of the corner of the spoilboard on top of the support board. the edge is like that all the way around for the most...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 27 April 2012, 19:25
Replies: 137
Views: 29,582
Posted By baseball43v3r
hey all, thanks for the encouragement! I've been...

hey all, thanks for the encouragement! I've been a little slow lately on any kind of updates or projects due to school, but a little progress has been made and small things have been cut.

Question...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 05 April 2012, 18:25
Replies: 137
Views: 29,582
Posted By baseball43v3r
Smile I have cuts! here are some pictures, although...

I have cuts! here are some pictures, although they are with my phone, I'll try and get better pictures soon.

A few years ago, I started on a quest to build a mechmate, and at 22, I finally have...
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Thu 05 April 2012, 01:28
Replies: 22
Views: 6,125
Posted By baseball43v3r
I'm not advocating for the overthrow of the...

I'm not advocating for the overthrow of the forum, or even drastically changing it. I think the forum provides a huge insight of information into the build process of the mechmate, but with more and...
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