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Forum: 70. Control Systems Fri 28 September 2018, 04:47
Replies: 19
Views: 3,018
Posted By Tom Ayres
Mike, there's a great bit of info here to...

Mike, there's a great bit of info here to consume, very informative and thank you for sharing this. It explains things more clearly for those who are on the fence. Please continue to share your...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 08 August 2018, 04:14
Replies: 72
Views: 7,894
Posted By Tom Ayres
Congrats Yannick!

Congrats Yannick!
Forum: Motors & their mountings Thu 31 May 2018, 18:35
Replies: 4
Views: 1,235
Posted By Tom Ayres
Even with belt reduction you're going to get some...

Even with belt reduction you're going to get some unsavory indications of the gears themselves.
Forum: The Market Place Thu 26 April 2018, 04:41
Replies: 1
Views: 788
Posted By Tom Ayres
Mike, I think that's good for the forum, wise...

Mike, I think that's good for the forum, wise decision :D
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 23 March 2018, 08:17
Replies: 688
Views: 65,681
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, 22:15
Replies: 688
Views: 65,681
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, 21:54
Replies: 688
Views: 65,681
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, 20:05
Replies: 34
Views: 3,489
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, 04:32
Replies: 74
Views: 18,172
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, 14:05
Replies: 688
Views: 65,681
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, 11:53
Replies: 688
Views: 65,681
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, 05:54
Replies: 230
Views: 39,207
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, 20:55
Replies: 451
Views: 91,438
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, 14:52
Replies: 451
Views: 91,438
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, 14:19
Replies: 451
Views: 91,438
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, 12:46
Replies: 451
Views: 91,438
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, 11:14
Replies: 451
Views: 91,438
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, 07:32
Replies: 5
Views: 2,709
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, 05:33
Replies: 451
Views: 91,438
Posted By Tom Ayres
Wow, big difference in size

Wow, big difference in size
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 22 January 2018, 05:29
Replies: 451
Views: 91,438
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, 06:48
Replies: 688
Views: 65,681
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, 20:30
Replies: 688
Views: 65,681
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, 20:19
Replies: 3
Views: 1,206
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, 10:35
Replies: 126
Views: 38,198
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, 04:04
Replies: 7
Views: 2,554
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?
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