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Forum: 50. Toolheads Sat 12 October 2019, 05:07
Replies: 14
Views: 2,005
Posted By MarkRH
John, I made the stops just shy of the internal...

John, I made the stops just shy of the internal limits of gas shock like you and the post mention. Mounted the spindle w/ collet 1/4" above spoil board at slides lowest point which leaves the collet...
Forum: 50. Toolheads Thu 10 October 2019, 06:58
Replies: 14
Views: 2,005
Posted By MarkRH
I’ve read thru that and wondering should the...

I’ve read thru that and wondering should the collet be able to touch the spoil board? I’m mounting a 3kw spindle on the 10” slide, I guess I will lower the slide to bottom of travel, set the spindle...
Forum: 50. Toolheads Wed 09 October 2019, 02:13
Replies: 14
Views: 2,005
Posted By MarkRH
Does anyone know the measurement from the bottom ...

Does anyone know the measurement from the bottom of the collet to bottom of the z slide plate? Should the collet be able to hit the spoilboard ?
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Thu 28 February 2019, 02:11
Replies: 41
Views: 7,120
Posted By MarkRH
There is a thread in the gantry section on...

There is a thread in the gantry section on straightening propeller twist, if I were you id cut thru those welds with a thin disc clamp it flat and follow the welding sequence to minimise distortion.
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Mon 04 February 2019, 01:55
Replies: 15
Views: 3,466
Posted By MarkRH
Chuck good to hear you keep your machine so busy...

Chuck good to hear you keep your machine so busy you need a second. Paul, I asked that same question nov 2015 after I purchased the plans, there has been atleast one here to upgrade from steppers to...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 04 February 2019, 01:04
Replies: 203
Views: 45,499
Posted By MarkRH
Thanks Mich! They may be J.R.s? I vaguely...

Thanks Mich! They may be J.R.s? I vaguely remember him making some with standoffs like yours. Or run some electric to the sea container. Post some pictures when you get it to its new home. Just...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 03 February 2019, 05:44
Replies: 203
Views: 45,499
Posted By MarkRH
Nice machine! Mind sharing the belt reduction dxf?

Nice machine! Mind sharing the belt reduction dxf?
Forum: 50. Toolheads Thu 10 January 2019, 16:11
Replies: 14
Views: 2,005
Posted By MarkRH
Found a old thread on air drill, Ger you are in...

Found a old thread on air drill, Ger you are in it!
http://www.mechmate.com/forums/showthread.php?t=228
Chuck did you ever think of stacking the sheets? if it was pegboard with the same layout ,...
Forum: 50. Toolheads Wed 09 January 2019, 15:02
Replies: 14
Views: 2,005
Posted By MarkRH
Thanks for your reply Ger, I dont understand...

Thanks for your reply Ger, I dont understand macro's yet, the piggyback spindle sounds like a option, how would the drill being lowered by the air cylinder know its center? or can you apply offsets...
Forum: 50. Toolheads Tue 08 January 2019, 02:22
Replies: 14
Views: 2,005
Posted By MarkRH
Chuck my question would be how to control a...

Chuck my question would be how to control a second z with just a small drill on it, is it possible with mach? I looked at a used homebuilt machine yrs ago that had that setup but didnt get into...
Forum: 50. Toolheads Mon 07 January 2019, 05:15
Replies: 14
Views: 2,005
Posted By MarkRH
Have had the same question Chuck, second z slide...

Have had the same question Chuck, second z slide with a small drill motor would be nice but I dont know the software would work? Ive seen that set up on a homebuilt machine using vectric and mach.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 01 January 2019, 05:50
Replies: 102
Views: 26,743
Posted By MarkRH
Al what are you cutting mostly signs?, a spare...

Al what are you cutting mostly signs?, a spare wire would be a good diagnostic tool instead of searching for the break.I will be using mic cable until mine (not completed) earns its keep, and...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sun 30 December 2018, 04:57
Replies: 41
Views: 7,120
Posted By MarkRH
Looks good, how hard was it to roll over? What do...

Looks good, how hard was it to roll over? What do you guess it weighs? Im just getting to putting my table together and may have to leave legs off to have it clear ceiling height
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 17 January 2018, 10:37
Replies: 95
Views: 42,146
Posted By MarkRH
Is it possible to get the resolution fine enough...

Is it possible to get the resolution fine enough without gear reduction with servos?
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Wed 02 August 2017, 14:30
Replies: 7
Views: 2,894
Posted By MarkRH
Mike, that's good to know I somehow thought .30...

Mike, that's good to know I somehow thought .30 cents a ft was too good to be true.
(with 300ft roll of the stuff ill have to take up singing!)
John, I have a local tractor supply had forgot they...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 02 August 2017, 01:58
Replies: 21
Views: 11,246
Posted By MarkRH
Congrats Antonio, must be nice to see it cut the...

Congrats Antonio, must be nice to see it cut the first time!
Are you using direct Drive? And mach3?
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Mon 31 July 2017, 17:31
Replies: 7
Views: 2,894
Posted By MarkRH
Thanks John, does the mechmate community have a...

Thanks John, does the mechmate community have a favorite place to buy metric fasteners that you know of?
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sun 30 July 2017, 17:44
Replies: 7
Views: 2,894
Posted By MarkRH
Singing a Song and Working Along, MD USA

Hello is anyone building mechmates recently?

I started with the kitchen table project enough to get one motor spinning knowing little to nothing about how to do this, then gathered a couple boxes...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 14 May 2017, 13:34
Replies: 174
Views: 57,204
Posted By MarkRH
Did you ever get the tool ch ager working?

Did you ever get the tool ch ager working?
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 11 May 2017, 17:01
Replies: 75
Views: 30,758
Posted By MarkRH
Get any movement yet Tim? looked like you were...

Get any movement yet Tim? looked like you were moving right along
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 25 March 2017, 03:37
Replies: 26
Views: 12,590
Posted By MarkRH
Nice vacuum table, I stopped using Chinese ply...

Nice vacuum table, I stopped using Chinese ply that red mystery glue is irritating, even ran into a unit that was 30% moisture.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 14 March 2017, 04:48
Replies: 75
Views: 30,758
Posted By MarkRH
Tim you are moving right along, thanks for...

Tim you are moving right along, thanks for posting , but why did you reference your cut of the rail off 2x wood that cups and twists? Instead of letting bolt heads ride on a steel beam, I haven't...
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Mon 06 March 2017, 17:38
Replies: 26
Views: 12,240
Posted By MarkRH
The reason I ask is I see several mechmates using...

The reason I ask is I see several mechmates using H beams instead of C channel , this would limit the 2" space around the spoil board? I'm thinking of a 60" y to be able to cut Baltic birch.
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Sun 05 March 2017, 03:41
Replies: 26
Views: 12,240
Posted By MarkRH
I,m considering adding the 6" for the 10 40 014 A...

I,m considering adding the 6" for the 10 40 014 A z slide, does anyone know the biggest culprit of additional flex , is it adding to the main beams? the z slide?
Forum: CNC motion control software Tue 28 February 2017, 17:17
Replies: 16
Views: 7,916
Posted By MarkRH
https://youtu.be/KiCLoQmuJ3g If you haven't...

https://youtu.be/KiCLoQmuJ3g
If you haven't figur3d it out yet this is a great video. I ran I into a similar problem with mach not recognizing the parallel card , I had to go to device manager,...
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