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Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Tue 28 August 2018, 13:59
Replies: 12
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Posted By ChuckS
My MM laser parts are here! No damage,...

My MM laser parts are here!

No damage, except the the MM stickers. I'll put my other half to work making another set with her Cricut machine.
...
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Tue 21 August 2018, 19:15
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By ChuckS
I left this afternoon for a well earned respite...

I left this afternoon for a well earned respite in the north woods. I just received this message from my dad:

"Watch out when you come in the front door.
The package delivery guy DROPPED a...
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Thu 16 August 2018, 18:44
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By ChuckS
Parts are coming in- Stuff received, day 1. ...

Parts are coming in-

Stuff received, day 1.
https://photos.smugmug.com/MM-2018/i-c8PRSBX/0/77503053/M/20180809_184655-M.jpg

Day 2....
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Thu 16 August 2018, 18:02
Replies: 11
Views: 2,009
Posted By ChuckS
Great news! I'm now building another MM. ...

Great news!

I'm now building another MM. Thanks for giving me these opprotunities.
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Sat 11 August 2018, 06:49
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By ChuckS
I too would also like to see an Acorn/Teknic...

I too would also like to see an Acorn/Teknic build, and looked at doing just that. I don't want to be the trail blazer. (OK, I want to follow others proven set ups). Except for moving to the...
Forum: Troubleshooting Wed 08 August 2018, 16:07
Replies: 36
Views: 7,684
Posted By ChuckS
Brad- no appologies- we are all volunteering here...

Brad- no appologies- we are all volunteering here :-)

Thanks for the list of things to check. I lowered my prox switches and didn't notice any difference. But, there may be a high spot- I'll...
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Sat 04 August 2018, 19:36
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By ChuckS
I do like the new Tormach screen... I'm also...

I do like the new Tormach screen...

I'm also reading about the wonders of some of the new Teknic drives. Unlike my first build, budget is not the primary decision driver this time. I need a...
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Sat 04 August 2018, 08:36
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By ChuckS
Thanks Al ! I read thru your build thread...

Thanks Al !

I read thru your build thread and also your pdf about EMC. Nice work, and that is also a tempting system. The tipping point for me is I'm using Ger21's 2010 screen set on Mach3,...
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Thu 02 August 2018, 20:55
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By ChuckS
Deja Vu... Didn't I just do this?

I started MM #125 in November, 2014, and got it producing $$ Novermber of '15. Since then, I have been overwhelmed with work. I built it to make custom kayak paddles, and it is perfect for the...
Forum: Troubleshooting Tue 31 July 2018, 19:12
Replies: 36
Views: 7,684
Posted By ChuckS
Finally a minute to respond :-) It's a...

Finally a minute to respond :-)

It's a magic spot on the table, plus/minus about an inch. This has happened on a variety of files, and at random run times, and random number of lines of code.
...
Forum: Troubleshooting Wed 25 July 2018, 21:35
Replies: 36
Views: 7,684
Posted By ChuckS
I am having a similar problem... Movement...

I am having a similar problem...

Movement occasionally (maybe 40% of the time) stops at approx X80 Y46, give or take an inch or two. XYZ movement stops, the "on" light on my control box goes out,...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 19 July 2018, 19:59
Replies: 74
Views: 16,106
Posted By ChuckS
I'm running the 3.6:1 belt drives supplied by...

I'm running the 3.6:1 belt drives supplied by Metalhead.

It appears the Y axis is the problem. No detectable error in X. Most of what I'm cutting has square profiles, so it's mostly only...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 19 July 2018, 19:24
Replies: 74
Views: 16,106
Posted By ChuckS
I do have Locktite on the grub screws (added...

I do have Locktite on the grub screws (added after some slippage early in MM's life), and everything is tight. (As of when I checked 3 weeks ago). Customer says I'm out about 15-20 thou.

My...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 19 July 2018, 18:37
Replies: 74
Views: 16,106
Posted By ChuckS
Question- A few weeks ago, I was getting...

Question-

A few weeks ago, I was getting mis-aligned cuts, which I tracked to a loose belt in my Y axis drive. I tightened the belt, and all was good.

I'm now getting the same problem, so I...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 19 March 2018, 20:04
Replies: 74
Views: 16,106
Posted By ChuckS
Here'a a pic of some of my paddles....

Here'a a pic of some of my paddles....
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 16 March 2018, 21:22
Replies: 74
Views: 16,106
Posted By ChuckS
Business is booming. I've been making and...

Business is booming. I've been making and selling lots of kayak paddles, and a few local (BIG) companies have tracked me down with lots of ongoing work. So far, everybody who has tracked me was...
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Sun 04 March 2018, 21:10
Replies: 9
Views: 1,418
Posted By ChuckS
I built mine mostly because there are no...

I built mine mostly because there are no proprietary or mystery parts in it. Every piece is one phone call or one email away, usually from multiple suppliers. I knew little when I started, but I...
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Tue 27 February 2018, 16:22
Replies: 2
Views: 493
Posted By ChuckS
IRS auctions never crossed my mind. Thanks!

IRS auctions never crossed my mind. Thanks!
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Sat 24 February 2018, 12:05
Replies: 2
Views: 493
Posted By ChuckS
Other CNC routers?

I've been happily using my MM for the past few years. It works exactly as I hoped. I've recently been cutting plastic for a local company, and we are getting past the intro stages. The big boss...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 09 February 2018, 16:25
Replies: 74
Views: 16,106
Posted By ChuckS
I just checked the maintenance log in Mach3. ...

I just checked the maintenance log in Mach3. 1600 machine hours, 0 hours on the spindle. Hmmmm.

That spindle has been on the machine since May of 2016. I don't have a good guess as to number of...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 09 February 2018, 13:04
Replies: 74
Views: 16,106
Posted By ChuckS
Another occasional update- Much chaos here-...

Another occasional update-

Much chaos here- illnesses & death in the family :-( Not much time to play, or work. I'm finally back at it.

My 2.2 kw spindle bearings are sounding angry, so I...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sat 18 February 2017, 07:22
Replies: 73
Views: 16,214
Posted By ChuckS
Looking great! I'm in Allen Park.

Looking great!

I'm in Allen Park.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 12 May 2016, 16:48
Replies: 74
Views: 16,106
Posted By ChuckS
Thanks Danilo!

Thanks Danilo!
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 08 May 2016, 20:20
Replies: 74
Views: 16,106
Posted By ChuckS
The lack of skill didn't stop me. Stubborn is a...

The lack of skill didn't stop me. Stubborn is a poor substitute, but I have plenty :D
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 08 May 2016, 20:18
Replies: 74
Views: 16,106
Posted By ChuckS
Random update- MM is running great, Chinese...

Random update-
MM is running great, Chinese spindle not so great.

During my warm up routine for the spindle, a bearing started talking to me today. I did the only reasonable thing, and ignored...
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