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  #61  
Old Wed 02 December 2015, 11:19
Kornerking
Just call me: Pete #127
 
Big Falls, Mn
United States of America
Ha. Just found it.
I need to compare what I already have and then get the rest.
Need motors and power supply for sure.
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  #62  
Old Wed 02 December 2015, 20:41
darren salyer
Just call me: Darren #101
 
Wentzville mo
United States of America
Welcome back, knucklehead!
I may have to add a second gantry to mine. Retirement isn't working out so well.
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  #63  
Old Thu 03 December 2015, 06:43
Kornerking
Just call me: Pete #127
 
Big Falls, Mn
United States of America
I may need to come visit you again.

Just a warning.
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  #64  
Old Thu 03 December 2015, 09:28
darren salyer
Just call me: Darren #101
 
Wentzville mo
United States of America
Anytime.
Mid January I'll have a BlackTooth Laser added to the arsenal.
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  #65  
Old Thu 03 December 2015, 11:02
Kornerking
Just call me: Pete #127
 
Big Falls, Mn
United States of America
Is that the reason for the second gantry?
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  #66  
Old Thu 03 December 2015, 18:49
darren salyer
Just call me: Darren #101
 
Wentzville mo
United States of America
No.
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  #67  
Old Fri 04 December 2015, 05:22
Kornerking
Just call me: Pete #127
 
Big Falls, Mn
United States of America
Is it free standing then?
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  #68  
Old Fri 04 December 2015, 08:16
Kornerking
Just call me: Pete #127
 
Big Falls, Mn
United States of America
Opinions needed.
Wirefeed welder versus arc.
Any reason one is superior?

Getting ready to buy. Looking at a Hobart
http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...PRwaAhmC8P8HAQ
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  #69  
Old Fri 04 December 2015, 08:35
darren salyer
Just call me: Darren #101
 
Wentzville mo
United States of America
I used a stick welder for the base table and gantry, and a wire feed MIG for the Y. car.

The blackTooth is a stand alone machine.
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  #70  
Old Fri 04 December 2015, 10:42
smreish
Just call me: Sean - #5, 28, 58 and others
 
Orlando, Florida
United States of America
That welder you linked to is actually a very good welder for the price. Additionally, you can get spool gun for it and weld aluminum as well.

Good luck
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  #71  
Old Mon 07 December 2015, 15:07
Kornerking
Just call me: Pete #127
 
Big Falls, Mn
United States of America
Question.
I have a large supply (200 ft) of heavy wall 2 and 3" pipe. Am I being pennywise and pound foolish to consider using it for the base structure?
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  #72  
Old Mon 07 December 2015, 20:40
MetalHead
Just call me: Mike
 
Columbiana AL
United States of America
That Hobart is a nice machine.

https://www.millerwelds.com/equipmen...021572-no-name

This is a nice welder also. I have a 185 (older Version) and I added a spool gun (for aluminum welding) .

Miller and Hobart are owned by the same company since 1996

http://www.hobartbrothers.com/about-...of-hobart.html

So a lot of cross brand (Think Chevy vs Cadillac)

You should invest in the most welder you think you will need. Not just for the MM build.

I have a 252 and it does all I ask it to do.

https://www.millerwelds.com/equipmen...illermatic-252
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  #73  
Old Mon 07 December 2015, 21:38
darren salyer
Just call me: Darren #101
 
Wentzville mo
United States of America
Round pipe for the legs and cross bearers are fine
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  #74  
Old Tue 08 December 2015, 07:50
Kornerking
Just call me: Pete #127
 
Big Falls, Mn
United States of America
Ordered my welder. Getting the Hobart.

Motors next.
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  #75  
Old Tue 08 December 2015, 22:48
darren salyer
Just call me: Darren #101
 
Wentzville mo
United States of America
Make me proud Pete.
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  #76  
Old Tue 29 December 2015, 12:21
Kornerking
Just call me: Pete #127
 
Big Falls, Mn
United States of America
Yes

I can get started on my tabletop project. Transformer and steppers are here. I will finally be able to put the parts I got from Darren Sayler to use.
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  #77  
Old Tue 29 December 2015, 20:38
darren salyer
Just call me: Darren #101
 
Wentzville mo
United States of America
EXCELLENT!!
Remember, you eat an elephant a bite at a time.....
You'll never find the perfect time to build it, so stay on it and break it down into manageable steps you can steal a few minutes a day to complete.
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  #78  
Old Tue 29 December 2015, 20:58
Kornerking
Just call me: Pete #127
 
Big Falls, Mn
United States of America
Tony and I spent a couple hours tonight looking at Geckos and such as well as your electric box. .
The antek transformer I received did not have the 2 orange wires yours show, or their website shows , so I need to call them for input. Unless someone here cares to elaborate.
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  #79  
Old Wed 30 December 2015, 05:03
MetalHead
Just call me: Mike
 
Columbiana AL
United States of America
Those are for secondary power.

The power supply I sent you does not have secondary power winding on it.

What are you trying to power?

The PMDX-126 uses the 115v input power and the Geckos use the primary output voltage from the power supply through PMDX-134 (or PMDX-133) board.

If you are going the Smooth Stepper route, You should mount it on the PMDX-126 as a daughter board and take power off of it. This simplifies the wiring and saves space in the box. Also, if you plan to use a spindle in the future, go ahead and mount a PMDX-107 board on the PMDX-126 as shown.

This consolidation is just some of the ways as builds progress we continue to refine and simplify builds.
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  #80  
Old Wed 30 December 2015, 05:31
Kornerking
Just call me: Pete #127
 
Big Falls, Mn
United States of America
Thanks Mike.
Ok. One bite down. Now to digest it.
Dang glad Tony (my son) is along for the ride.
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  #81  
Old Wed 30 December 2015, 06:09
Kornerking
Just call me: Pete #127
 
Big Falls, Mn
United States of America
Lesson 1.
Dig deeper for solutions.
Just because Darren has orange wires doesn't mean I need them.
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  #82  
Old Thu 31 December 2015, 12:08
Kornerking
Just call me: Pete #127
 
Big Falls, Mn
United States of America
Bent parts inventory. This is from a kit i bought from Darren a while back so needed to see if it was all there. Almost. Missing the idler plate m130 332.
And had some extra parts.


Extra parts
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  #83  
Old Thu 31 December 2015, 13:49
servant74
Just call me: Jack
 
Nashville (Tennessee)
United States of America
no image?

The image is not displaying. It is getting a getting a 403. Basically display is being denied from your google user account.

You may be able to see it, but it is denied to the rest of us.
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  #84  
Old Thu 31 December 2015, 14:19
Kornerking
Just call me: Pete #127
 
Big Falls, Mn
United States of America
OOPS, to late to edit it.

Here they are smaller.
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  #85  
Old Thu 31 December 2015, 14:20
servant74
Just call me: Jack
 
Nashville (Tennessee)
United States of America
Looks good! Much better to view!
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  #86  
Old Thu 31 December 2015, 14:51
Kornerking
Just call me: Pete #127
 
Big Falls, Mn
United States of America
It's like my birthday every day as I open these packages.
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  #87  
Old Thu 31 December 2015, 19:22
darren salyer
Just call me: Darren #101
 
Wentzville mo
United States of America
Wish I would have kept it all now.

Oh well.
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  #88  
Old Fri 01 January 2016, 07:34
Kornerking
Just call me: Pete #127
 
Big Falls, Mn
United States of America
What are those pieces in the bottom picture?
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  #89  
Old Fri 01 January 2016, 09:16
darren salyer
Just call me: Darren #101
 
Wentzville mo
United States of America
proximity sensor mounts/travel stops.
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  #90  
Old Sat 02 January 2016, 18:45
MetalHead
Just call me: Mike
 
Columbiana AL
United States of America
Stop Blocks

The one without the holes is for the Y axis since it usually has some adjusting needed per build.
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