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Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 04 October 2009, 21:04
Replies: 117
Views: 27,482
Posted By Bill McGuire
Welcome Frallan, Nice to see you on board......

Welcome Frallan,

Nice to see you on board...
Nice looking mill you did. You're way ahead of the game if you are already familiar with the concepts and parts. All you need is an enlargement...:)
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 04 October 2009, 20:57
Replies: 22
Views: 7,843
Posted By Bill McGuire
thanks guys.. There's a little magical trick in...

thanks guys..
There's a little magical trick in which you ask someone to choose a number between one and a hundred. The numbers must be odd numbers and not the same digits.
Number 37 is almost...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 04 October 2009, 14:15
Replies: 22
Views: 7,843
Posted By Bill McGuire
Logo on

Hi guys...
I haven't been on the forum for several months... managed to get up and running in February, but had a death and several illnesses in my family so I put the beast (and many other things)...
Forum: General - MM Build Thu 10 April 2008, 16:29
Replies: 19
Views: 11,240
Posted By Bill McGuire
Although I am just now getting ready to begin...

Although I am just now getting ready to begin building my MechMate, I would venture to guess that most of the "Quality" and speed from a much more expensive machine comes not due to the machine...
Forum: Archives Mon 31 March 2008, 15:57
Replies: 10
Views: 3,996
Posted By Bill McGuire
I see they have one bid... I contacted ebay...

I see they have one bid...

I contacted ebay and Shopbot...
Forum: Archives Sat 08 March 2008, 09:37
Replies: 14
Views: 3,815
Posted By Bill McGuire
Funny... Kinda reminds me of the hunter in...

Funny...
Kinda reminds me of the hunter in Colorado who shot a mule tail deer off a cliff. He, unfortunately, was standing at the bottom of the cliff when it fell... directly on top of him. ...
Forum: Archives Tue 05 February 2008, 14:35
Replies: 25
Views: 5,461
Posted By Bill McGuire
" VERY large Salt Water Crocs. (up to 7m)...

" VERY large Salt Water Crocs. (up to 7m) Probably like your Aligators."

Yes, I'm guessing they would really LOVE our smaller, tasty alligators down in Florida...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Fri 01 February 2008, 02:03
Replies: 10
Views: 4,195
Posted By Bill McGuire
Just looked at this post... I saw the chinese...

Just looked at this post...
I saw the chinese characters, along with the english, but at the top right, instead of Colombia, mine read:

Daqing in Heilongjiang
China

Bill
Forum: Driving Mechanisms: Rack/pinion, gears, screws, belts & chains Sun 30 December 2007, 21:44
Replies: 449
Views: 174,418
Posted By Bill McGuire
:)Apparently, the oriental motor guys thought...

:)Apparently, the oriental motor guys thought gears was a good way to go...since they are selling them, and I for one will be purchasing four of them...

One concern I do seem to recall in a post...
Forum: Rails & Rollers Sun 30 December 2007, 21:30
Replies: 53
Views: 29,027
Posted By Bill McGuire
Greg... if that's the first mistake you've made...

Greg... if that's the first mistake you've made all year, you get an "A". :D

Hope you and everyone else on the forum has a good New Year...
Bill McGuire
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sat 22 December 2007, 10:52
Replies: 7
Views: 3,975
Posted By Bill McGuire
Kevin... you might want to talk to a machinist to...

Kevin... you might want to talk to a machinist to see if they can do something to the rails so they can be "dovetailed" together for alignment.

Perhaps then you can get some shorter lengths.....
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Fri 21 December 2007, 16:45
Replies: 7
Views: 3,975
Posted By Bill McGuire
Kevin... What was (is) the total cost of the...

Kevin...
What was (is) the total cost of the rails PLUS the shipping?

Bill
Forum: 702. Power Supplies Sun 16 December 2007, 18:02
Replies: 16
Views: 13,911
Posted By Bill McGuire
Doug... that depends... I wear a size 12 W, and...

Doug... that depends...
I wear a size 12 W, and although it's shorter than my foot, it's a whole lot wider...
It's 8.5" X 6" X 3.5" high... 600VA

Bill

BTW: It looks as though it could kick a...
Forum: 702. Power Supplies Sat 15 December 2007, 16:48
Replies: 16
Views: 13,911
Posted By Bill McGuire
Sorry for your experience, Doug.... I just...

Sorry for your experience, Doug....
I just ordered my PS From Antek (600 VA) on Tuesday....received it today (Saturday). Everything went fine...except for the near hernia I got when I picked it...
Forum: 70. Control Systems Thu 13 December 2007, 17:12
Replies: 79
Views: 48,070
Posted By Bill McGuire
Thanks Gerald... You explained it very well. I...

Thanks Gerald...
You explained it very well. I just wish I'd taken up miniature jewelry work back when my fingers were still coordinated with my brain... it'd probably make my life easier when I...
Forum: 70. Control Systems Thu 13 December 2007, 10:20
Replies: 79
Views: 48,070
Posted By Bill McGuire
Gerald... I have been looking at your photos...

Gerald...
I have been looking at your photos above and on post #2, you mentioned that:

3. The empty terminals further right are for the shielded cables to the E-stops, Z-zero, etc. All Inputs....
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 11 December 2007, 18:16
Replies: 489
Views: 138,137
Posted By Bill McGuire
Sean... Looks GOOD! BTW: Is that an...

Sean...
Looks GOOD!

BTW: Is that an aluminum plate in the back, or did it come with a steel one?
Forum: Utility software Tue 11 December 2007, 18:00
Replies: 3
Views: 4,629
Posted By Bill McGuire
Hmm... Standford University... We probably...

Hmm...
Standford University...
We probably already paid for it... through taxes...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Mon 10 December 2007, 18:21
Replies: 61
Views: 21,308
Posted By Bill McGuire
Brad... Just want to welcome you to the...

Brad...
Just want to welcome you to the forum...
Bill
Forum: 70. Control Systems Sat 08 December 2007, 15:26
Replies: 16
Views: 6,806
Posted By Bill McGuire
Re: parallel cards

Thanks Gerald...
I will be able to sleep easier now... :D
Forum: 70. Control Systems Sat 08 December 2007, 01:58
Replies: 16
Views: 6,806
Posted By Bill McGuire
Are folks running parallel cards on the new PCs...

Are folks running parallel cards on the new PCs for their machines? Do they make them and are there different types for different computer models?

I realize that I cannot use my Macs to run the...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 19 November 2007, 21:29
Replies: 171
Views: 41,314
Posted By Bill McGuire
Gerald... Let us know which motors drives, etc....

Gerald...
Let us know which motors drives, etc. you will be using this time...
and, have fun!

If you want any of us to shop prices for you, just post the parts and see if we can get some good...
Forum: Test Area for this forum Tue 13 November 2007, 14:44
Replies: 41
Views: 18,542
Posted By Bill McGuire
David... I'm on an intel iMac running Safari...

David...
I'm on an intel iMac running Safari and OS X10.4.10, but my other machine iMac G5 worked just as well (OS X 10.3)

Bill McGuire
Forum: Test Area for this forum Mon 12 November 2007, 18:07
Replies: 41
Views: 18,542
Posted By Bill McGuire
Gerald/David... I also have a Mac and have...

Gerald/David...
I also have a Mac and have never had a problem downloading from this site.

I just now downloaded ProfilesBends09Nov07.zip without any hitches.

David... you can email me and we...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 26 October 2007, 16:06
Replies: 205
Views: 48,613
Posted By Bill McGuire
Looks kinda like a ballet movement in double...

Looks kinda like a ballet movement in double speed...

Greg... you make it look easy... thanks for the inspiration...
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