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Forum: Troubleshooting Mon 21 September 2009, 16:20
Replies: 191
Views: 42,052
Posted By inventall
Allan_C, all the more reason we need a sample...

Allan_C, all the more reason we need a sample test board to determine how well we built our machine. :D

p.s. I agree on the boss thing, best to walk away:)
Forum: 60. Wiring & Cable Management Sun 20 September 2009, 08:51
Replies: 221
Views: 78,994
Posted By inventall
The second most important thing about the wire in...

The second most important thing about the wire in my opinion is that it is stranded not solid. The more strands in the wire the more times it can bend without braking. The armored shielding on the...
Forum: Utility software Sun 20 September 2009, 07:23
Replies: 29
Views: 14,732
Posted By inventall
I will sometimes use a biscuit jointer with the...

I will sometimes use a biscuit jointer with the pocket holes. The biscuits keep it in line and the screws clamp the glued joint.


p.s. Sorry about the pic's in post 15,I didn't know
Forum: Utility software Fri 18 September 2009, 23:09
Replies: 29
Views: 14,732
Posted By inventall
No I don't think so. I think there looking to do...

No I don't think so. I think there looking to do this:

Sorry Pete, ShopBot has the copyright on the pictures that are now deleted from here.
Forum: 20. Gantry Fri 18 September 2009, 22:59
Replies: 11
Views: 6,257
Posted By inventall
I have thought about this because, like myself my...

I have thought about this because, like myself my six year old loves tools and playing with them!:D Since he was 3 there were 2 rules in my shop:

#1 DON'T touch the power tools
#2 You are not...
Forum: Utility software Fri 18 September 2009, 22:14
Replies: 29
Views: 14,732
Posted By inventall
Sorry, pictures should help.

Sorry, pictures should help.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 18 September 2009, 16:33
Replies: 46
Views: 12,584
Posted By inventall
Thanks Rene, But I tried that. I think I went...

Thanks Rene, But I tried that. I think I went down to 20 ipm at one point. I wish I made a video of it cutting. At the slower speed you can watch the bit rise up to make the angle than the Z...
Forum: Utility software Fri 18 September 2009, 10:23
Replies: 29
Views: 14,732
Posted By inventall
Just thinking about It, The kreg jig is so fast...

Just thinking about It, The kreg jig is so fast to use and works great that I am not sure if it is worth doing on the MM. If I could get my MM to tie my shoes I probably would:D. But the MM is not...
Forum: Utility software Fri 18 September 2009, 09:36
Replies: 29
Views: 14,732
Posted By inventall
I use a kreg jig. Love it, canít live without...

I use a kreg jig. Love it, canít live without it. This link talks about doing pockets on a shopbot. http://www.shopbottools.com/garysmusings.htm#Jig[/URL]
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 17 September 2009, 10:24
Replies: 46
Views: 12,584
Posted By inventall
Don't get me wrong I really appreciate your input...

Don't get me wrong I really appreciate your input in to my problems. Most of you have been doing this stuff longer than I've been alive:rolleyes:

I just realized that I did not post the following...
Forum: General - MM Operating Thu 17 September 2009, 00:37
Replies: 7
Views: 5,465
Posted By inventall
"MM test pattern" to check your performance

I have been thinking of the MM test board cut that Gerald mention in a backlash thread. The Idea is to have a file that we could all share and cut on our own MMís to compare and fine tune our...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 16 September 2009, 22:57
Replies: 46
Views: 12,584
Posted By inventall
Forgive me if I am a little confused:confused:,...

Forgive me if I am a little confused:confused:, just flew back to NY and canít sleep now, ďjetlagĒ, but itís great to be home.:)

Ok Let me ask this ďTuning the motorsĒ Do you guys mean Mach 3...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 16 September 2009, 00:45
Replies: 116
Views: 42,570
Posted By inventall
Congrats, looks great!!!!!! I was not sure...

Congrats, looks great!!!!!!

I was not sure on the 14gauge too, but I had a lot of it, so I used 2.
Forum: General - MM Build Tue 15 September 2009, 23:02
Replies: 25
Views: 9,237
Posted By inventall
Also strips out and cross threads easier. And...

Also strips out and cross threads easier. And takes longer to tighten the bolt.
UNC(more common coarse thread)
1/4-20
5/16-18
3/8-16
7/16-14
1/2-13
UNF(fine thread)
1/4-28
5/16-24
Forum: 55. Dust Management Tue 15 September 2009, 21:39
Replies: 17
Views: 8,589
Posted By inventall
If I follow the bit on my machine with a shop-vac...

If I follow the bit on my machine with a shop-vac holding it 1 inch to the bit there is almost no dust escaping. Even if I have the hose end in front of the cutter. And that is with a 2-1/2 inch...
Forum: General - MM Build Tue 15 September 2009, 21:16
Replies: 25
Views: 9,237
Posted By inventall
If you have ever worked on American cars in the...

If you have ever worked on American cars in the past 20 years they all have both. That was how I justified to my self to use standard fasteners. I already own all the wrenches taps and dies for...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 15 September 2009, 20:56
Replies: 46
Views: 12,584
Posted By inventall
Thanks Mike, Yea I have the trial version on my...

Thanks Mike, Yea I have the trial version on my notebook as well. I am only running Mach3 on my machine computer. An I was wondering if that could be causing any deviation in the cuts?

Kind...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 15 September 2009, 18:59
Replies: 46
Views: 12,584
Posted By inventall
I have no doubt the Vectricís software it looks...

I have no doubt the Vectricís software it looks great and everyone has great things to say about it. The doubt is in my ability to get it to work on my MM.:o

I have checked the v groove bits...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 15 September 2009, 10:33
Replies: 46
Views: 12,584
Posted By inventall
The file was sent to me from Aspire I could not...

The file was sent to me from Aspire I could not play with any of the tool-paths. So I don't know what the step-over is set to, but it did not seem like much(less than 1/2). I will email them and...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 15 September 2009, 00:22
Replies: 43
Views: 13,528
Posted By inventall
Cool craft!! I like it. How much fun was...

Cool craft!! I like it.

How much fun was that trip in the boat with all that wight!!

P.S. Love Sidney haven't been there since 2000:(
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 14 September 2009, 22:25
Replies: 46
Views: 12,584
Posted By inventall
I gave up on the new computer for the moment. ...

I gave up on the new computer for the moment. Wanted to watch the machine work for a little while.:)

So the guys from aspire tell me that the 3d carving example that they give you with the trial...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 14 September 2009, 18:28
Replies: 46
Views: 12,584
Posted By inventall
:mad::mad::confused::mad::confused::confused:(...

:mad::mad::confused::mad::confused::confused:( smiley face banging his head in to the wall)

Must have reinstalled Mach 5 or 6 times not always the same problem. But now atleast I am back to were...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 14 September 2009, 14:32
Replies: 46
Views: 12,584
Posted By inventall
Thanks Mike I would appreciate that. I have a...

Thanks Mike I would appreciate that. I have a feeling that it is something in Mach causing the problem. I have been prepping a new computer for my machine, (Need more memory and faster CPU to run...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 13 September 2009, 19:25
Replies: 46
Views: 12,584
Posted By inventall
Back with my MM

Well I know I have been slacking in the forum entry area for awhile. But I have still been reading a lot. Went home to New York for awhile now I am back in CA with my Machine.:) Have not had much...
Forum: 55. Dust Management Sun 12 April 2009, 07:48
Replies: 8
Views: 6,384
Posted By inventall
I like this Idea 4367

I like this Idea
4367
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