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Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 01 December 2012, 16:01
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Posted By shaper
I also used the 34HS9801, my understanding is...

I also used the 34HS9801, my understanding is that yes the 86HS9801 motor is the same motor, it should be fine.
Forum: 70. Control Systems Fri 25 May 2012, 06:35
Replies: 14
Views: 6,680
Posted By shaper
Gerald/Mike The ESS is definitely out there,...

Gerald/Mike

The ESS is definitely out there, Ross is running one with success and I was, sadly mine sustained a failure (unexplained) within the internal power supply on the board and is...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 12 January 2012, 22:38
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Posted By shaper
Cheers Ross I'll send you an email on that...

Cheers Ross

I'll send you an email on that one as the tool path looks MUCH cleaner. I haven't looked at BC lately but know they have a beta version out at the moment.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 07 January 2012, 06:09
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Views: 238,006
Posted By shaper
Hi Ross I guess that's the bonus of having...

Hi Ross

I guess that's the bonus of having your own machine, the production machines just do big wide cuts quickly trying to churn out volume but for backyard guys like us, a decent stepover...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 07 January 2012, 04:47
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Posted By shaper
Nice work Ross, stoked for you :D :D:D:D ...

Nice work Ross, stoked for you :D :D:D:D

Keep posting your progress keen to see a final product. The hold down looks like it works well, though I couldn't help but notice a couple of tear spot in...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 05 January 2012, 06:18
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Views: 238,006
Posted By shaper
G'day Ross Some good stuff there, I really...

G'day Ross

Some good stuff there, I really like your locating jig, elegantly simple but very effective. Looking forward to seeing your first shape off the machine. :D
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 11 October 2011, 07:13
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Views: 238,006
Posted By shaper
Ross In plan that toolpath looks good :D...

Ross

In plan that toolpath looks good :D (have you got the rail cuts turned off? as it looks like it's not cutting full width). I've seen some really weird things going on in longsection at the...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 28 September 2011, 22:55
Replies: 268
Views: 60,084
Posted By shaper
Red As always the MM site is a treasure...

Red

As always the MM site is a treasure trove of information, there's been some discussion on this in the past, have a look here (http://www.mechmate.com/forums/showthread.php?t=148), it's old so...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 16 August 2011, 06:41
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Posted By shaper
My guess looking at them is that they are going...

My guess looking at them is that they are going to be pretty damn stiff, no idea about weight but really like the idea, one for the memory banks.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 15 August 2011, 19:06
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Views: 238,006
Posted By shaper
Ross Very cool aproach to a wooden board...

Ross

Very cool aproach to a wooden board :cool:, beats trying to chamber a solid balsa board by hand with a router.

Did you get a chance to pick those up, what's the weight and flex like? I...
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Mon 15 August 2011, 19:00
Replies: 4
Views: 1,421
Posted By shaper
G'day George Have a look through the list of...

G'day George

Have a look through the list of complete builds, I believe there was a machine here some time ago constructed for the same purpose and 6m long. If I find it quickly I'll add it to...
Forum: The Market Place Sun 07 August 2011, 05:42
Replies: 5
Views: 1,897
Posted By shaper
The original link works for me

The original link works for me
Forum: 80. Computer Hardware & Software Tue 12 July 2011, 05:56
Replies: 19
Views: 6,643
Posted By shaper
It's horses for courses really. EMC is...

It's horses for courses really.

EMC is cheap and it works but there is no where near the support for it either here or elsewhere on the net so you have to be prepared to go the learning curve...
Forum: 80. Computer Hardware & Software Sun 10 July 2011, 20:13
Replies: 19
Views: 6,643
Posted By shaper
CAM software is seperate to MACH3/EMC, these...

CAM software is seperate to MACH3/EMC, these convert the CAD drawings to machine code (in this case G-code). Mach used to have a very basic CAM engine called lazycam (not sure if it's still around)...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 05 May 2011, 20:11
Replies: 334
Views: 64,513
Posted By shaper
Trimming the mount has been done, see Ross's...

Trimming the mount has been done, see Ross's (Surfcnc) thread here
http://www.mechmate.com/forums/showthread.php?p=44174&postcount=252
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Sun 01 May 2011, 23:27
Replies: 11
Views: 3,771
Posted By shaper
How big are the molds you are making? Your...

How big are the molds you are making?

Your 7'x10'x15" footprint may be within the reach of a modified MM design, and if you are really commited you may even be able to design for slightly larger...
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Sat 30 April 2011, 07:09
Replies: 11
Views: 3,771
Posted By shaper
MM has been modified by a few to include longer...

MM has been modified by a few to include longer z's but not with the 2 extra axis. The surfboard industry currently work predominantly in 3 axis using large diameter cutting bits and then just a...
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Mon 14 March 2011, 19:59
Replies: 308
Views: 90,800
Posted By shaper
Hi Myoursy While the thickness is important...

Hi Myoursy

While the thickness is important from a bending perspective it's not he end of the story and infact the profile is atleast as important as the thickness. If you want to avoid...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 06 March 2011, 04:05
Replies: 99
Views: 38,837
Posted By shaper
Believe linear bearings do rack and pinion not...

Believe linear bearings do rack and pinion not sure if you've been in cotact with them or the price but they sell in 2m lengths, have offices in most states
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Wed 17 November 2010, 22:02
Replies: 35
Views: 11,427
Posted By shaper
Brad/John Mine is the high pitched version,...

Brad/John

Mine is the high pitched version, I have 3.3k resistor cross pins 5 and 9, like I said wouldn't describe it quite the way john has but I can see how you could get there.
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Wed 17 November 2010, 04:48
Replies: 35
Views: 11,427
Posted By shaper
John I'm using the same combination of...

John

I'm using the same combination of motors and driver as you and definitely have a noise when powered, enabled but not moving, not sure I'd describe it the same way but it's there no doubt.
...
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Thu 11 November 2010, 05:09
Replies: 16
Views: 5,665
Posted By shaper
Mike Totally see where you are going here,...

Mike

Totally see where you are going here, you are absolutely correct about what the design is and is not. My comments probably say as much about me as it does the forum.

Other designs and...
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Tue 09 November 2010, 20:25
Replies: 16
Views: 5,665
Posted By shaper
Hi All I agree with Brad in general but I'd...

Hi All

I agree with Brad in general but I'd also just like to offer some thoughts, from my own perspective, so please don't take these on anything more than face value.

I actually have been...
Forum: Motors & their mountings Mon 11 October 2010, 18:03
Replies: 6
Views: 3,617
Posted By shaper
Hi Colin I'm using the ungeared version,...

Hi Colin

I'm using the ungeared version, when I purchased miy motors I discussed the geared motors with them also, however when I asked for details such as how much backlash was in the gearbox and...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 18 August 2010, 02:04
Replies: 1,586
Views: 345,784
Posted By shaper
Kobus I'm not that flash with electronics...

Kobus

I'm not that flash with electronics but as posted previously it looks like a chinese model similar to the one I have, the is a yahoo group for these things (called 7x12minilathe) with plenty...
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