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Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Wed 20 July 2011, 18:17
Replies: 25
Views: 13,620
Posted By Hillbillie
I'm probable good on the Longitudnal then. ...

I'm probable good on the Longitudnal then. Thanks Ken,

The Y direction, the blueprint (10 20 440) calls for a tube 100 x 50 x 2mm which is 4" x 2" x .079".

I figured (guessing) that increasing...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Tue 19 July 2011, 11:47
Replies: 25
Views: 13,620
Posted By Hillbillie
I begin my quest for the mechmate a long time...

I begin my quest for the mechmate a long time ago.

Now I am ready to start purchasing the steel. Finally!!!

One thing that has changed is the size of my cut area. This is now big (146 inches...
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Fri 07 May 2010, 06:46
Replies: 38
Views: 10,152
Posted By Hillbillie
Definately do not build at her location. This is...

Definately do not build at her location. This is something you will have to decide. Will your nursing job pay for the college? Some do.

Does you mom have a garage?

Go with your dream......:)...
Forum: 50. Toolheads Thu 06 May 2010, 16:47
Replies: 55
Views: 28,189
Posted By Hillbillie
I use to work for a window manufacturer. They...

I use to work for a window manufacturer. They had a big cnc based glass cutter. Big sheets (bigger than 4x8ft) maybe 5x10 not sure.

The table was covered by carpet (not shag but thin, not...
Forum: 50. Toolheads Wed 05 May 2010, 19:06
Replies: 5
Views: 2,970
Posted By Hillbillie
I am fixing to purchase this router. Where did...

I am fixing to purchase this router. Where did you purchase the 3/8" collet?

Sorry, I couldn't find any metric collets for this router.
Forum: The Market Place Wed 05 May 2010, 02:38
Replies: 14
Views: 4,495
Posted By Hillbillie
I have ordered several things from China and...

I have ordered several things from China and shipping time varies. For me it has taken anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks on average.
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Tue 04 May 2010, 21:14
Replies: 9
Views: 3,635
Posted By Hillbillie
Here is a picture of the way old factories were...

Here is a picture of the way old factories were setup to run off of a main shaft driven off a steam power.

9431
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 04 May 2010, 05:42
Replies: 549
Views: 147,780
Posted By Hillbillie
That is some good looking wood. I like the grain...

That is some good looking wood. I like the grain pattern.

Every time I see pictures of these Mechmates cutting, it is very encouraging. Makes me where I cannot wait until mine is finished. Good...
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Mon 03 May 2010, 18:38
Replies: 7
Views: 3,222
Posted By Hillbillie
The only reason I mentioned rent is, its cheap...

The only reason I mentioned rent is, its cheap just for moving. Since your from Canada, I did not know what was the best options.

Building a 16' tandom axle trailer is not that hard. You can buy...
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Sun 02 May 2010, 20:47
Replies: 7
Views: 3,222
Posted By Hillbillie
Not sure your needs, but have you considered...

Not sure your needs, but have you considered rentals like uhaul?:)
Forum: General - MM Build Thu 29 April 2010, 16:52
Replies: 106
Views: 30,778
Posted By Hillbillie
Mechmate - Community Designed and Tested

Mechmate - Community Designed and Tested
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Wed 28 April 2010, 21:09
Replies: 7
Views: 3,235
Posted By Hillbillie
I purchased from a Government Surplus auction a...

I purchased from a Government Surplus auction a 8" Joint Plainer, Band Saw and a Table Jig Saw. Besides that I dont have much. I wish I had more but someday I will. I am hoping that the Mechmate...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 28 April 2010, 09:08
Replies: 100
Views: 28,371
Posted By Hillbillie
Well it looks like this "old dog" is doing a good...

Well it looks like this "old dog" is doing a good job. Keep pictures coming.
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Tue 20 April 2010, 17:01
Replies: 8
Views: 2,130
Posted By Hillbillie
Welcome Josh, As already mentioned get as...

Welcome Josh,

As already mentioned get as much used stuff as possible. Some old farms, (maybe not in DC) are a good place to find pieces of steel, control boxes etc. You might can find a 48v...
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Tue 20 April 2010, 16:44
Replies: 3
Views: 1,640
Posted By Hillbillie
Welcome Cerelak, For building a CNC you came...

Welcome Cerelak,

For building a CNC you came to the right place. These folks here are very experienced from Electrical to Mechanical to beer drinking.:)

Read, Read and then read some more.
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Mon 12 April 2010, 18:31
Replies: 25
Views: 13,620
Posted By Hillbillie
There is a ton of info about this same type of...

There is a ton of info about this same type of question, but I couldnt find exactly what I could understand.

I was looking at these charts...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sat 10 April 2010, 11:35
Replies: 25
Views: 13,620
Posted By Hillbillie
Well its been a while, had to take care of...

Well its been a while, had to take care of something first. Now I am ready to continue. First I want to do a table top test and get my PK296B2A-SG7.2 motors turning.

The power supply is 42v Link...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Wed 11 November 2009, 19:47
Replies: 25
Views: 13,620
Posted By Hillbillie
I have did quite a bit of reading and searching...

I have did quite a bit of reading and searching and I have a easy question for some of you, but I dont want to hook anything up wrong on my testing.

This post by Gerald,
Link 1...
Forum: General - MM Build Sun 08 November 2009, 10:37
Replies: 96
Views: 43,030
Posted By Hillbillie
Oxy-Acetyl Welding with a brass rod would not be...

Oxy-Acetyl Welding with a brass rod would not be strong enough for the table, but instead of using a brass rod, you can use a steel rod with flux and that will be stronger.

If price is an issue,...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sun 01 November 2009, 21:46
Replies: 25
Views: 13,620
Posted By Hillbillie
I got a little bit bigger box for future...

I got a little bit bigger box for future expansion if I need it. The motors are on order but have not arrived yet.
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sun 01 November 2009, 21:45
Replies: 25
Views: 13,620
Posted By Hillbillie
Pictures of the Control box and internals.

I finally got some parts in to take pictures. The actual build will start a little later with the frame. I am testing some of these parts to see if I can get them running and to gradually hook up...
Forum: Troubleshooting Wed 28 October 2009, 05:06
Replies: 191
Views: 45,380
Posted By Hillbillie
I don't have much experience in CNC building, but...

I don't have much experience in CNC building, but I have lots of experience in manufacturing especially finding and fixing problems.

This thread reminds me of different problems in a factory. ...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Tue 27 October 2009, 18:19
Replies: 25
Views: 13,620
Posted By Hillbillie
Thanks Mike, I thought of putting all my...

Thanks Mike,

I thought of putting all my electrical and my computer in the same box, but i was worried about heat and noise. I wanted my controller box to be sealed and just have fans inside it...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Tue 27 October 2009, 18:11
Replies: 25
Views: 13,620
Posted By Hillbillie
Thanks Sean, I am fairly new at looking for cnc...

Thanks Sean, I am fairly new at looking for cnc router parts, those 2 links seem like good ones. I will definately use them.
Forum: Profiled (laser cut) & bent steel plate Fri 23 October 2009, 21:07
Replies: 191
Views: 78,535
Posted By Hillbillie
Joe, How often do you make these sets? I...

Joe,

How often do you make these sets? I dont need one now but in about 3 months I will.

Larry
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