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Forum: 60. Wiring & Cable Management Sat 20 October 2018, 22:35
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Posted By dbinokc
Thanks for sharing about the Wago connectors. I...

Thanks for sharing about the Wago connectors. I had never heard of them before.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 18 January 2018, 07:13
Replies: 95
Views: 29,834
Posted By dbinokc
I am very impressed with how you have been using...

I am very impressed with how you have been using your MM for building aircraft parts. I have used mine for making rib forms and plotting out cut lines on sheet metal. I have never had any success...
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Thu 21 September 2017, 18:59
Replies: 6
Views: 2,504
Posted By dbinokc
From the video and some other references, it...

From the video and some other references, it looks like the use of Trochoidal milling is the real technique. I have will defintely have to do a little more research on that and maybe give it a try.
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sat 15 July 2017, 09:56
Replies: 126
Views: 38,224
Posted By dbinokc
Is there a reason to prefer wire over fishing...

Is there a reason to prefer wire over fishing line when doing alignment?
Forum: The Market Place Tue 06 June 2017, 21:22
Replies: 4
Views: 1,712
Posted By dbinokc
While I am not a facebook user myself, that is a...

While I am not a facebook user myself, that is a good idea.

Have you thought about setting up a youtube channel for the Mechmate? A few good videos describing the machine and its construction...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 25 February 2017, 20:46
Replies: 414
Views: 51,919
Posted By dbinokc
The only laser at this point is a 5mw laser. The...

The only laser at this point is a 5mw laser. The interest for now is just general experimentation and learning. So in addition to the interferometer I will do some microscope experiments, schieleren,...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 25 February 2017, 14:03
Replies: 414
Views: 51,919
Posted By dbinokc
Optics Lens Holders

While the airplane is an ongoing project, I have been wanting to experiment with optics for a while. The biggest problem is holding the lenses, which having a mechmate makes easy to solve. I have...
Forum: About this Forum Sun 01 January 2017, 13:57
Replies: 15
Views: 11,856
Posted By dbinokc
Glad to see you could make the change. The forums...

Glad to see you could make the change. The forums have seemed less active compared to when I first arrived. Hopefully making it easier for new people see what is going on will get things going again.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 01 January 2017, 13:51
Replies: 361
Views: 64,787
Posted By dbinokc
Your machine definitely looks like it is getting...

Your machine definitely looks like it is getting plenty of use.
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Fri 25 November 2016, 19:57
Replies: 7
Views: 3,919
Posted By dbinokc
A few more I forgot to mention Lazze Metal...

A few more I forgot to mention

Lazze Metal Shaping (https://www.youtube.com/user/lazzemetalshaping)- Sheet metal working

Kevin Caron (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqT8zU8dHbswxqYcG60VPGQ) -...
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Fri 25 November 2016, 10:27
Replies: 7
Views: 3,919
Posted By dbinokc
Youtube Channels

I have several youtube channels I really enjoy. Most of what I like is oriented towards machining. Hopefully others will share some of their favorites. While these are not directly related to CNC,...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 12 October 2016, 10:11
Replies: 414
Views: 51,919
Posted By dbinokc
Plotter Pen, Material Stand and Welding Jig

First thing, I had forgotten about the plotter pen post I had made. The pen has been working well and with minimal slop. I consider it accurate enough to do combined operations with both cutting and...
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Wed 06 July 2016, 17:02
Replies: 2
Views: 2,063
Posted By dbinokc
Only just noticed this message myself. Being at...

Only just noticed this message myself. Being at the bottom of the main page, it may not get noticed unless someone scrolls all the way down to the bottom.

it does seem the build activity has...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 18 May 2016, 10:50
Replies: 451
Views: 91,614
Posted By dbinokc
What is the power of the laser and where did you...

What is the power of the laser and where did you order it from?
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 14 May 2016, 22:05
Replies: 414
Views: 51,919
Posted By dbinokc
Plotter Pen

Since I am now able to cut aluminum sheet, I also want to be able to accurately draw site lines on sheet metal when I am doing bending. I never have been able to find a pen holder already out there...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 05 May 2016, 07:27
Replies: 414
Views: 51,919
Posted By dbinokc
I purchased the pressure foot here...

I purchased the pressure foot here (http://www.aliexpress.com/snapshot/7591911627.html?orderId=74720421895017). There are other spindle sizes available if you search on the site.

What makes this...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 04 May 2016, 21:32
Replies: 414
Views: 51,919
Posted By dbinokc
Cutting Sheetmetal

Finally I can report success cutting sheetmetal. Both aluminum and steel
The first pic is the setup on the machine. On the left is the fogbuster. To the right is a pressure foot I purchased off of...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 23 April 2016, 12:53
Replies: 414
Views: 51,919
Posted By dbinokc
Fogbuster testing

I got the fogbuster in and it is working well so far. I have used it to cut a couple of 1/8 aluminum parts. I set the air pressure to about 10psi and and adjust the coolant flow to get just a light...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 19 April 2016, 16:21
Replies: 414
Views: 51,919
Posted By dbinokc
Actually I did see that and have already ordered...

Actually I did see that and have already ordered one. I did think about building one of the plan based ones, but I really did not want to get side tracked on another project.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 17 April 2016, 12:19
Replies: 414
Views: 51,919
Posted By dbinokc
Aluminum cutting and Mist Cooling

After a long time I decided to try cutting aluminum again. I bought a pack of 10 cheap 1/8" mills. After a bit of experimenting and 5 broken bits later I was about to get a feed and speed that threw...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 27 March 2016, 23:12
Replies: 361
Views: 64,787
Posted By dbinokc
Does Vector 2D have cut simulation? If you have...

Does Vector 2D have cut simulation? If you have not run it through the cut simulation, you could try that and see if the problem appears there as well. That would help with troubleshooting.
I use...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 10 March 2016, 07:44
Replies: 361
Views: 64,787
Posted By dbinokc
Great job and amazing progress.

Great job and amazing progress.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 23 February 2016, 20:53
Replies: 361
Views: 64,787
Posted By dbinokc
The racks were mounted after painting. I masked...

The racks were mounted after painting. I masked off the underside of my rails to keep any paint off. I also masked off the ground part of rails as well so I would have to scrape paint off afterwards
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 23 February 2016, 20:09
Replies: 361
Views: 64,787
Posted By dbinokc
When I initially bought my steel, I just cleaned...

When I initially bought my steel, I just cleaned with a pressure washer. When it came time to paint I put some grey rustoleum on it and then the regular blue paint. All from spay cans. It may not be...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 21 February 2016, 18:26
Replies: 361
Views: 64,787
Posted By dbinokc
Looking good. You will be done before you know it.

Looking good. You will be done before you know it.
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