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Forum: The Market Place Tue 02 January 2018, 12:32
Replies: 1
Views: 2,139
Posted By jd.roberts
Almost finished Mechmate for sale

I have almost everything to build a Mechmate. You will need a Z mount, spindle and Pinion Rack, all other parts are here. Great head start to building a Mechmate.

1. Heavy Duty Custom sized (Set...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Thu 12 January 2017, 20:00
Replies: 53
Views: 21,226
Posted By jd.roberts
Hey Brad, It was honestly amazing just how fast...

Hey Brad,
It was honestly amazing just how fast it heated up after it gave up the ghost. I could not hold onto it with leather gloves, I just sat it on the floor and unplugged it...Sound of Taps in...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Wed 11 January 2017, 22:16
Replies: 53
Views: 21,226
Posted By jd.roberts
Hi Pete, I have to admit, I clamped my rails up...

Hi Pete, I have to admit, I clamped my rails up and placed my gantry up and watched it roll back and forth for about an hour. However, had to get back to work, got all rails ground, switched over to...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sun 08 January 2017, 10:29
Replies: 53
Views: 21,226
Posted By jd.roberts
Happy New Year, Grinding rails.

Happy New year everyone. I have found some time to get back at it, after a year of screwing around. Raising kids, training for new job, and moving to a different house. I have spent the last few...
Forum: Archives Tue 15 July 2014, 11:46
Replies: 9
Views: 4,104
Posted By jd.roberts
Parts no longer for sale.

I have decided to build the Mechmate after all.
Forum: Archives Thu 05 June 2014, 11:07
Replies: 9
Views: 4,104
Posted By jd.roberts
20% of all MM parts

Hi every one, I have decided to part out my parts collection, all prices are reduced by 20% or more. Iíll remove from post as items sell. PM me if you'd like to buy anything.


*Machine leveling...
Forum: Archives Mon 26 May 2014, 09:29
Replies: 9
Views: 4,104
Posted By jd.roberts
Hi Mike, noted and understood, please remove...

Hi Mike,
noted and understood, please remove this line from my posting:

*Mechmate plans printed in binder and PDF file. $100.00

Thanks,
JD
Forum: Archives Sun 25 May 2014, 21:12
Replies: 9
Views: 4,104
Posted By jd.roberts
Hi Kelly, I was really hoping to unload it as a...

Hi Kelly,
I was really hoping to unload it as a package deal, however, I actually got an email from a Mechmater that said I'd do better parting it out...I'll give it some consideration.

Thanks,...
Forum: Archives Sun 25 May 2014, 16:59
Replies: 9
Views: 4,104
Posted By jd.roberts
Parts no longer for sale.

Hi everyone, well as my post says it's all got to go. I have almost everything to build a nice Mechmate. I thought I would have time to finish it and sell it as a complete unit.
I ended up buying a...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Mon 01 July 2013, 14:22
Replies: 53
Views: 21,226
Posted By jd.roberts
All Motor plates are done, Metalheads tutorial...

All Motor plates are done, Metalheads tutorial http://www.mechmate.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3354 worked like a champ. Now time to start grinding the rails.
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sat 29 June 2013, 10:51
Replies: 53
Views: 21,226
Posted By jd.roberts
That's what I'm thinking , I don't see this plate...

That's what I'm thinking , I don't see this plate in my prints, however I have seen it in pics mounted on the Z axis in the forum and there has been talk that there are 2 different z plates...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sat 29 June 2013, 10:18
Replies: 53
Views: 21,226
Posted By jd.roberts
Thanks, Pete. Ok, I have built these using...

Thanks, Pete.
Ok, I have built these using Metalheads kits and instructions in the forum.
I have a question though, is the odd looking plate for the Z axis? And do I have it in the right...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Fri 14 June 2013, 11:17
Replies: 53
Views: 21,226
Posted By jd.roberts
I'm Back!

After a 2 month delay called...Life.:rolleyes: I'm back at the MM I have a cooled shop now and a 220 mig welder to use, so much nicer than multi-passes with the 110V. Made this yesterday.


14015
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Mon 08 April 2013, 08:23
Replies: 53
Views: 21,226
Posted By jd.roberts
Thanks Tom, Good luck on yours also, looks like...

Thanks Tom, Good luck on yours also, looks like your about ready to cross the finish line.
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sat 06 April 2013, 18:36
Replies: 53
Views: 21,226
Posted By jd.roberts
Hey everyone, it's been a little while, I had to...

Hey everyone, it's been a little while, I had to make up my mind for my table size, So I decided to build a Mechmate that can handle baltic birch (60"X60") and still be able to cut 48"X96" So far I...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Mon 18 February 2013, 18:40
Replies: 53
Views: 21,226
Posted By jd.roberts
Little tweaking and clamping and we got her done,...

Little tweaking and clamping and we got her done, now time to grind and prime.
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Mon 18 February 2013, 12:54
Replies: 53
Views: 21,226
Posted By jd.roberts
Yes on the true table, table saw, checked with...

Yes on the true table, table saw, checked with steel rule. Same gap on opposite side when flipped, is this something I can remove in V-roller adjustments? I think I saw a thread about V-roller...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Mon 18 February 2013, 11:31
Replies: 53
Views: 21,226
Posted By jd.roberts
I realize without pictures it's hard to determine...

I realize without pictures it's hard to determine what I'm talking about. Here's what I'm looking at, the gap is actually .012. Three sheets of copy paper fills the space nicely. I'm using all thread...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sun 17 February 2013, 21:12
Replies: 53
Views: 21,226
Posted By jd.roberts
got the monocoque car welded up at least up until...

got the monocoque car welded up at least up until I flipped it over. I then realized one corner was .040 off my table I have only welded from a-j do I need to remove this or is this an acceptable...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sat 16 February 2013, 19:46
Replies: 53
Views: 21,226
Posted By jd.roberts
Got the first bits of steel for the table, Just...

Got the first bits of steel for the table, Just need the main beams, had to special order, all they had in stock was 11.5lb Gonna be cutting and welding tomorrow and all day Monday.
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Thu 14 February 2013, 19:55
Replies: 43
Views: 10,973
Posted By jd.roberts
Mojo, If you were closer we could help each other...

Mojo, If you were closer we could help each other bust these MM's out.
Forum: General - MM Build Thu 14 February 2013, 19:54
Replies: 2
Views: 5,048
Posted By jd.roberts
I have a running spread sheet, I have about...

I have a running spread sheet, I have about $5900.00 total with a spindle, I already own Aspire. So Mike is right on if you have no CAM software.
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Mon 11 February 2013, 07:18
Replies: 53
Views: 21,226
Posted By jd.roberts
Sounds good Mike, My goal is to be making dust by...

Sounds good Mike, My goal is to be making dust by the end of March. By the way the laser parts are awesome, they almost snap together. I am, going to be making stand offs today for my components in...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sat 09 February 2013, 19:53
Replies: 53
Views: 21,226
Posted By jd.roberts
Degreased and Started welding the monocoque...

Degreased and Started welding the monocoque Y-Car, UPS man wasn't nice, little bend in the main piece, hope he didn't hurt his foot to bad when he kicked the box. I'm also laying out my control box.
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Fri 08 February 2013, 12:54
Replies: 53
Views: 21,226
Posted By jd.roberts
Thanks Heath appreciate it.

Thanks Heath appreciate it.
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