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Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Mon 11 December 2017, 13:48
Replies: 208
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Posted By pblackburn
Change the wiring on the driver to the motor for...

Change the wiring on the driver to the motor for x and b to reverse the direction it travels
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Thu 07 December 2017, 05:57
Replies: 208
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Posted By pblackburn
If the tolerance is +- 0.005, that is inline with...

If the tolerance is +- 0.005, that is inline with most quotes I receive at work. But like I said, don't be afraid to shop around.
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Wed 06 December 2017, 17:11
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Posted By pblackburn
Get quotes around your area and online with RFQs,...

Get quotes around your area and online with RFQs, they will vary much, figure cost of material plus standard cut rate plus tolerance fee. The lowest I have heard of is $50/hr but most will be a lot...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sat 02 December 2017, 12:49
Replies: 208
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Posted By pblackburn
The more complex the part, the more it costs to...

The more complex the part, the more it costs to make. A part that can be made manually that is quick and easy to make is less than one with complex curves. Changing the rounded rectangle to 1.5"...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sat 02 December 2017, 12:41
Replies: 208
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Posted By pblackburn
I use a Hitachi drive so I would not be much help...

I use a Hitachi drive so I would not be much help with confirming the settings but modbus can be tricky to set up in mach, I did have pics in my thread with the setup I used that could be for...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 24 November 2017, 12:30
Replies: 981
Views: 84,063
Posted By pblackburn
I also have a vacuum box halfway functional based...

I also have a vacuum box halfway functional based loosely on the Black Box Source thread over at Shopbot forums. (Halfway because I have not bought the additional 2 motors yet) Since most of my work...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 24 November 2017, 11:50
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Views: 84,063
Posted By pblackburn
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4547/38588303912_7b...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4547/38588303912_7b7c659d13_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/21MV9mG)
Photo V Carve (https://flic.kr/p/21MV9mG) by Pete B (https://www.flickr.com/photos/pfblackburn/)
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 24 November 2017, 11:40
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Views: 84,063
Posted By pblackburn
Here is one I did about a month ago ...

Here is one I did about a month ago

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4528/37732603015_e0308dab95_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ZuishX)
Griekspoor Sign (https://flic.kr/p/ZuishX) by Pete B...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 24 November 2017, 11:06
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By pblackburn
Clear your cache on your browser app and Google...

Clear your cache on your browser app and Google Drive app and it may fix the problem
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sun 19 November 2017, 20:30
Replies: 208
Views: 19,645
Posted By pblackburn
If you swapped the motor to your X or B axes...

If you swapped the motor to your X or B axes (assuming they are the same motors) and they move that axis fine I would lean toward a weight issue. If you can't swap it with one of those then use the...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sun 19 November 2017, 20:29
Replies: 208
Views: 19,645
Posted By pblackburn
I use a 880 oz-in motor for my z. I use a ball...

I use a 880 oz-in motor for my z. I use a ball screw for mine and it is overkill but I already had it. Still even with that I have a extension spring to equalize the weight of the Z so it will not...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sun 19 November 2017, 20:22
Replies: 208
Views: 19,645
Posted By pblackburn
also remember that 200 in-oz is 200 ounces at 1...

also remember that 200 in-oz is 200 ounces at 1 inch at maximum torque or 12.5 lb at 1 foot.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 16 November 2017, 18:58
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Posted By pblackburn
Congrats

Congrats
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Tue 31 October 2017, 15:21
Replies: 208
Views: 19,645
Posted By pblackburn
From the video it appears you can move in one...

From the video it appears you can move in one direction and not the other. Is that correct?

I have heard whining and grinding before at work when either the motion in the one direction has...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Mon 30 October 2017, 20:46
Replies: 208
Views: 19,645
Posted By pblackburn
are you sure your wiring is correct as far as...

are you sure your wiring is correct as far as phasing on the motors
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sat 07 October 2017, 08:59
Replies: 208
Views: 19,645
Posted By pblackburn
I'm trying to catch up here. Where are the motors...

I'm trying to catch up here. Where are the motors moving the axes before and now they're not?
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 05 October 2017, 06:58
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Posted By pblackburn
Agreed

Agreed
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 05 October 2017, 00:48
Replies: 981
Views: 84,063
Posted By pblackburn
Thinking about building a separate machine for...

Thinking about building a separate machine for 4th axis cuthing only
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 29 April 2017, 12:55
Replies: 8
Views: 1,362
Posted By pblackburn
if it is 3 phase motor and you have a single...

if it is 3 phase motor and you have a single phase supply you will need an inverter that is capable of single phase input. Depending on the size of the motor will determine the price of the VFD.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 18 November 2016, 13:41
Replies: 62
Views: 8,206
Posted By pblackburn
You would not regret a Pentz cyclone. I would say...

You would not regret a Pentz cyclone. I would say trust me but it made an astonishing difference with cutting MDF for me. The water spritz method was told to me by an old timer that sanded drywall...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 18 November 2016, 11:27
Replies: 62
Views: 8,206
Posted By pblackburn
The Z slide loosening, I had that as well when i...

The Z slide loosening, I had that as well when i used that design. I totally agree about the more expensive brazed or solid carbide cutters. Worth their weight in gold.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 18 November 2016, 11:24
Replies: 62
Views: 8,206
Posted By pblackburn
I would recommend a Clear Vue cyclone or building...

I would recommend a Clear Vue cyclone or building your own Pentz cyclone. A respirator is always a good idea. Make sure you are doing a fresh air exchange in the cutting area. Use a spray bottle to...
Forum: Graphics & CAD Sat 05 November 2016, 10:17
Replies: 17
Views: 8,155
Posted By pblackburn
I started with Autocad however now I do...

I started with Autocad however now I do everything in Rhino. Easy to pick up if you already know Autocad and it can export to most of the known popular most expensive systems. I bought it straight...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 20 October 2016, 18:56
Replies: 981
Views: 84,063
Posted By pblackburn
I will try to post some things ...

I will try to post some things

https://c5.staticflickr.com/6/5726/30340912932_2f177b957a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Ne87mu)
P1040004 (https://flic.kr/p/Ne87mu) by Pete B...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 02 October 2016, 10:44
Replies: 174
Views: 29,200
Posted By pblackburn
Ger, I started a thread in CNC software...

Ger,
I started a thread in CNC software http://www.mechmate.com/forums/showthread.php?p=74441&postcount=1

Would you share some of your experience and information about UCCNC there for us and...
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