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Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 23 March 2018, 07:17
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Posted By Tom Ayres
Too much pondering, I find myself sketching out...

Too much pondering, I find myself sketching out new ideas too many times while I should be productive. I must have 45-50 notebooks of ideas (probably more) and the details of components for those...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 21 March 2018, 21:15
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Views: 48,785
Posted By Tom Ayres
Currently I’m standing at my MM #117drawing my...

Currently I’m standing at my MM #117drawing my next project, trying to get ready for the next job tomorrow. I really enjoying my machine...Time for a beer and call it a night.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 21 March 2018, 20:54
Replies: 688
Views: 48,785
Posted By Tom Ayres
You are probably right. However it has been a...

You are probably right. However it has been a century since I’ve used Unix let alone Linux (well maybe a half century) and I know absolutely that it is stable as heck, but I’ve gotten so far away...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sat 17 March 2018, 19:05
Replies: 21
Views: 784
Posted By Tom Ayres
Archie, I started after several years, then...

Archie, I started after several years, then started again after 2 more. You're on par with some (a lot) of us. Welcome, just push through as best you can, read a lot, look at machines already...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 17 March 2018, 03:32
Replies: 67
Views: 12,665
Posted By Tom Ayres
Awesome! I love to hear that someone is being...

Awesome! I love to hear that someone is being successful with their MM. Keep it rolling Chuck!
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 12 March 2018, 13:05
Replies: 688
Views: 48,785
Posted By Tom Ayres
Yep that's what I'm all about.

Yep that's what I'm all about.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 12 March 2018, 10:53
Replies: 688
Views: 48,785
Posted By Tom Ayres
Update: I run my Mechmate regularly. Still runs...

Update: I run my Mechmate regularly. Still runs strong and accurate. I've given so thought to what I would do to improve it (IMHO).

First would be linear bearings (expensive but probably worth...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sun 28 January 2018, 04:54
Replies: 230
Views: 27,088
Posted By Tom Ayres
Congrats Bilal! I remember how exited I was when...

Congrats Bilal! I remember how exited I was when I first cut 'the roadrunner', feeling awesome feeling.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 26 January 2018, 19:55
Replies: 451
Views: 71,202
Posted By Tom Ayres
Sorry, a true 2.95 hp, :rolleyes: (well its a...

Sorry, a true 2.95 hp, :rolleyes: (well its a heck of a lot closer to the specified hp then the porter cable at 2.4 hp) and I don't have to deal with the changing electronic speed control lag when...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 26 January 2018, 13:52
Replies: 451
Views: 71,202
Posted By Tom Ayres
The 2.2 works fine for me, it is a true 3 hp...

The 2.2 works fine for me, it is a true 3 hp unlike the porters rate at 3.25(more like 2 hp)
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 26 January 2018, 13:19
Replies: 451
Views: 71,202
Posted By Tom Ayres
They are “work horses” I’ve had 6 of them that I...

They are “work horses” I’ve had 6 of them that I use for solid surface tops for over 16 years and only replace bearings brushes and switches once in a blue moon
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 26 January 2018, 11:46
Replies: 451
Views: 71,202
Posted By Tom Ayres
The porter 7518 is why I went with a water cooled...

The porter 7518 is why I went with a water cooled unit, they are uber loud.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 26 January 2018, 10:14
Replies: 451
Views: 71,202
Posted By Tom Ayres
I will say this, my water cooled unit is whisper...

I will say this, my water cooled unit is whisper quiet (until cutting of coarse)
Forum: General - MM Build Fri 26 January 2018, 06:32
Replies: 4
Views: 790
Posted By Tom Ayres
Some of us have built 4th axis (rotary) and at...

Some of us have built 4th axis (rotary) and at one point talk of a 5 axis but I'm not sure if anyone has posted anything recently. I suggest taking a look through the builds.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 22 January 2018, 04:33
Replies: 451
Views: 71,202
Posted By Tom Ayres
Wow, big difference in size

Wow, big difference in size
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 22 January 2018, 04:29
Replies: 451
Views: 71,202
Posted By Tom Ayres
Hey Robert, I have the 2.2 kw water cooled...

Hey Robert,

I have the 2.2 kw water cooled setup and I have had absolutely no problems. It has far more power than I thought I would need. I have a small radiator with fan and small water pump...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 31 December 2017, 05:48
Replies: 688
Views: 48,785
Posted By Tom Ayres
Thanks Pete. I haven't really posted as promised...

Thanks Pete. I haven't really posted as promised but I have been watching regularly.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 30 December 2017, 19:30
Replies: 688
Views: 48,785
Posted By Tom Ayres
New Year's greetings to all! May your new year...

New Year's greetings to all! May your new year prosper and may you learn something new you hadn't known before. Discovery can keep your mind young.
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Sat 30 December 2017, 19:19
Replies: 3
Views: 447
Posted By Tom Ayres
New Year Greetings to all from #117 :D

New Year Greetings to all from #117 :D
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sat 15 July 2017, 09:35
Replies: 126
Views: 28,638
Posted By Tom Ayres
Yeah, someone else has already figured the sag...

Yeah, someone else has already figured the sag measurements for that gauge.
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Thu 27 April 2017, 03:04
Replies: 7
Views: 1,666
Posted By Tom Ayres
Hey Douglas, Just checking up on you, how are...

Hey Douglas, Just checking up on you, how are things coming along? did you have any questions?
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Thu 27 April 2017, 02:56
Replies: 7
Views: 1,527
Posted By Tom Ayres
Welcome Aboard! I do believe there are a few MM...

Welcome Aboard! I do believe there are a few MM builders in the UK and I'm sure someone would lend a hand.
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Thu 27 April 2017, 02:51
Replies: 6
Views: 1,321
Posted By Tom Ayres
Welcome!

Welcome!
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 13 April 2017, 03:28
Replies: 410
Views: 45,351
Posted By Tom Ayres
Al, your work is amazing, great stuff!

Al, your work is amazing, great stuff!
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 06 March 2017, 21:08
Replies: 26
Views: 5,921
Posted By Tom Ayres
Spindle direction would be the first to look at...

Spindle direction would be the first to look at IMHO, new cutter shouldn't have any problems with what you've shown.
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