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Forum: 50. Toolheads Tue 29 December 2009, 21:44
Replies: 14
Views: 12,806
Posted By Radishworks
Sounds great, thanks Matt. A question back...

Sounds great, thanks Matt.

A question back to Martin (or anyone). Using the pmdx122 J7 Relay to turn the spindle on/off works great when the Gcode is running. Does anyone know if there's a...
Forum: 50. Toolheads Tue 29 December 2009, 15:36
Replies: 14
Views: 12,806
Posted By Radishworks
Thanks Martin, it works great! For anyone...

Thanks Martin, it works great!

For anyone trying the same thing, make sure to change the VFD setting: PD001=1 for external control.

I also changed the PD014 and PD015 to 2.5 for a faster...
Forum: 50. Toolheads Mon 28 December 2009, 12:57
Replies: 14
Views: 12,806
Posted By Radishworks
I have the VFD that came with the spindle, see...

I have the VFD that came with the spindle, see pic and manual attached. I've experimented with VFD connections with some 12v jumpers trying to get the spindle to turn on/off - no luck so far. The...
Forum: 50. Toolheads Mon 28 December 2009, 12:25
Replies: 14
Views: 12,806
Posted By Radishworks
Chinese 2.2kw Spindle and Mach3

Has anyone managed to hook the Chinese 2.2kw Spindle VFD to Mach3? Speed control would be great, but I'd be happy with on/off to start with.

Sorry, if I've missed the thread if there is one.
...
Forum: 70. Control Systems Mon 16 November 2009, 10:08
Replies: 3
Views: 4,093
Posted By Radishworks
Cheap Control Box

I wanted to share a little tip for a cheap control box. I happened upon a metal medicine cabinet at a local surplus store that was the perfect size control box. Cost $15. Yes, it even had the...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 16 November 2009, 09:58
Replies: 27
Views: 12,223
Posted By Radishworks
Entry looks good, 97"x49" for the size. ...

Entry looks good, 97"x49" for the size.

Thanks!
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 15 November 2009, 14:05
Replies: 27
Views: 12,223
Posted By Radishworks
Making Dust and MechMate Logo Installed!

Thanks to everyone here, especially Gerald for making such a great DIY machine and sharing it with the world. I'm happy to say my MM is cutting nicely! I still have a few bugs to work out, but like...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 12 November 2009, 11:10
Replies: 27
Views: 12,223
Posted By Radishworks
Let me see if I can answer the Q's that came up: ...

Let me see if I can answer the Q's that came up:

Yes, cncb is correct the 00000 thing is the VFD for the spindle. I'm using the Water Cooled Spindle from eBay. See: ...
Forum: 50. Toolheads Mon 09 November 2009, 19:28
Replies: 47
Views: 32,359
Posted By Radishworks
Sorry I've been away for a while. I had a little...

Sorry I've been away for a while. I had a little trouble with the first Swiftech MCP355 that arrived - it was full of blue smoke ;-). I returned it to Swiftech and their customer service was kind...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 09 November 2009, 19:27
Replies: 27
Views: 12,223
Posted By Radishworks
Almost ready to make some dust!

It moves! The gantry is moving X,Y,Z quite nicely with Mach3. I still have some details to work out with hooking up the router on/off and speed and the limit stops, but I should be making dust...
Forum: 50. Toolheads Thu 17 September 2009, 09:39
Replies: 47
Views: 32,359
Posted By Radishworks
Hi Irfan, I'm determined to find the right...

Hi Irfan,

I'm determined to find the right pump here. I'm convinced the pump needed is all about presure not volume.

I have the 2.2KW spindle, but I suspect the cooling will be similar to the...
Forum: 50. Toolheads Sat 12 September 2009, 11:20
Replies: 47
Views: 32,359
Posted By Radishworks
Thanks for the feedback! Just as your post...

Thanks for the feedback!

Just as your post came in I found (and ordered) this little pump:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=201&products_id=20655...
Forum: 50. Toolheads Sat 12 September 2009, 10:23
Replies: 47
Views: 32,359
Posted By Radishworks
Time for more cooling pump test results. My...

Time for more cooling pump test results.

My spindle arrived a couple days ago. (Very well packaged and a nice looking piece of equipment BTW). But for those wondering why the instructions that...
Forum: Driving Mechanisms: Rack/pinion, gears, screws, belts & chains Wed 09 September 2009, 11:32
Replies: 101
Views: 53,506
Posted By Radishworks
Here's a great price on the 3M 4611 VHB double...

Here's a great price on the 3M 4611 VHB double sided tape. $33.45 for 36 yards.

http://www.tapecase.com/p.275.79/3m-4611-vhb-3m-vhb-tape-45-mil-gray.aspx

I ordered mine from here and it...
Forum: 50. Toolheads Sat 05 September 2009, 15:36
Replies: 47
Views: 32,359
Posted By Radishworks
OK, what could be more fun than running...

OK, what could be more fun than running experiments with pumps, water, and electricity! :-).

I looked about and I did have an old pond pump in the shed. It’s a 115v .8Amp pump, see pictures...
Forum: 50. Toolheads Fri 04 September 2009, 09:09
Replies: 47
Views: 32,359
Posted By Radishworks
Thanks for all the feedback and the video link. ...

Thanks for all the feedback and the video link.



I was thinking about using automotive anti-freeze / coolant. At least that way I can use my MM when the temp is below zero ;-).



Ahh,...
Forum: 50. Toolheads Thu 03 September 2009, 23:23
Replies: 47
Views: 32,359
Posted By Radishworks
Water cooling a spindle - KISS Method?

I'm going to start another thread on water cooling the Chinese Spindle. Gerald, feel free to merge with another thread if you think that's best.

I've committed myself to the Chinese Water cooled...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 31 August 2009, 09:32
Replies: 27
Views: 12,223
Posted By Radishworks
Hi Joe, I drilled the rails on a drill...

Hi Joe,



I drilled the rails on a drill press first with 1/4" holes. Once I had a rolling gantry, I C/G-clamped the rails on the main beams. With the rails in the right place I used a hand...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 29 August 2009, 08:49
Replies: 27
Views: 12,223
Posted By Radishworks
Thanks :-) See: www.mcmaster.com part...

Thanks :-)

See: www.mcmaster.com part numbers: 9307K73 and 9307K58
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 29 August 2009, 08:44
Replies: 27
Views: 12,223
Posted By Radishworks
Hmmm, I didn't... but I'm sure I will be...

Hmmm, I didn't... but I'm sure I will be shortly! Thanks.
Forum: Rails & Rollers Sat 29 August 2009, 08:42
Replies: 10
Views: 9,365
Posted By Radishworks
I actually found grinding the angle part to be...

I actually found grinding the angle part to be harder than the cutting, it actually too quite a bit longer job. My best tips:

1. I used thicker “grinding” disks (about 3/16” thick) for the...
Forum: Rails & Rollers Fri 28 August 2009, 16:14
Replies: 10
Views: 9,365
Posted By Radishworks
Tips for Rail Grinding

I've successfully finished my rails and I've come up with a list of tips. I know some are already on the forum but I thought I'd put all my lessons learned in one post.

1. I used a Makita 4-1/2"...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 28 August 2009, 15:31
Replies: 27
Views: 12,223
Posted By Radishworks
OK, a little more progress. Rails finished,...

OK, a little more progress. Rails finished, gantry and Y car rolling. Gotta love those DIY rails, with a little work you can make them perfect.

Up next, the Z axis and motors. I've got my eye...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 05 August 2009, 11:06
Replies: 27
Views: 12,223
Posted By Radishworks
Cutting and Making Dust! #40 - California, USA

All the table steel arrived last week, so I took a 3 day weekend and got the MM table welded up. I'm pretty happy with the results so far.

The MM plans are WELL DONE and very easy to read and...
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Tue 30 June 2009, 22:06
Replies: 1
Views: 1,786
Posted By Radishworks
Hello from Ramona (in San Diego) California,

Hello from Ramona (in San Diego) California,

My name is Mike and I'm a CAD and 3D programmer who likes to build real stuff in my spare time. I'm just finishing up my latest project, a Lost in...
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