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Old Mon 24 August 2009, 09:38
Brad Maritz
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Joburg
South Africa
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Frame built and primered - Joburg, South Africa

Hi my name is Brad. Have always been wanting to build my own cnc Mechmate machine and the time has come too make a start. Have got all the part cut and ready to get cracking.
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Old Mon 24 August 2009, 09:48
lumberjack_jeff
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Montesano, WA
United States of America
Excellent, welcome aboard! It looks like you're making good progress.
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Old Mon 24 August 2009, 10:20
Doug_Ford
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Conway (Arkansas)
United States of America
Hey Brad. Since you're South African, I'm sure you already have a beard. If not, you need to start growing one.
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Old Mon 24 August 2009, 12:01
Kobus_Joubert
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Riversdale Western Cape
South Africa
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Welcome Brad, just shout If I can help...is this another NEXT TO THE POOL build ?
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Old Mon 24 August 2009, 12:34
domino11
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Cornwall, Ontario
Canada
Welcome Brad,
Does everyone in SA have a beard, pool and tile patio? Seems like from the pictures on this forum.
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Old Mon 24 August 2009, 23:17
Lex
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Empangeni KwaZuluNatal
South Africa
Welkom Brad!
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Old Tue 25 August 2009, 10:43
Brad Maritz
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Joburg
South Africa
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I have it all.

Thank for the warm welcome.Yes I have a beard and the rest.Although I am originally from Zim, that were I grew up.I love wood and am in the solid wooden floor industry in SA . Most of the floors I lay are teak or rose wood strip flooring and decks. So once my machine is up and running I have a lot of beautiful wood to work with. Today the rest of the steel came for the table.
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Old Tue 25 August 2009, 22:27
hennie
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Roodepoort JHB
South Africa
Nice to see another S.A. builder, welcome.
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Old Fri 28 August 2009, 15:21
Travish
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Wa
United States of America
Great start! It looks big! What table size are you shooting for?
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Old Sat 27 February 2010, 07:20
Brad Maritz
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Joburg
South Africa
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I have got too get going!

These last 2 weeks I have been hard at work . They say pictures are better than a thousand word, so here are the pictures.
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Old Sat 27 February 2010, 07:39
MetalHead
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Columbiana AL
United States of America
Welcome back !!! Great Progress !!!
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Old Sat 27 February 2010, 10:21
Kobus_Joubert
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Riversdale Western Cape
South Africa
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Sitting on the bench waiting for his MotinKing steppers that are still in customs.

That is one BIG table Brad..well done so far.
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Old Sun 28 February 2010, 21:07
domino11
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Cornwall, Ontario
Canada
Nice work Brad. Would you not want some diagonal members in your front and back sections?
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Old Sun 28 February 2010, 21:47
Brad Maritz
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Joburg
South Africa
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I think that would be a good idear to put in some diagonal.I will pick up some more tubing today.I have also got to get the adjustable feet mountings.
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Old Mon 08 March 2010, 08:16
Brad Maritz
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Joburg
South Africa
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Bosch Router

Has anyone used this Bosch Router GMF 1400 CE Professional it runs 8.000 to 24.000 rpm is a 1.400w weights 3.6kg
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Old Mon 08 March 2010, 23:13
hennie
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Roodepoort JHB
South Africa
Yes,Alan In the Cape uses one
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Old Mon 08 March 2010, 23:43
Alan_c
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Cape Town (Western Cape)
South Africa
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Nice little unit, and it copes well even though its only 1400 watts. They also have different size collets available 6, 8, 12, 1/4, 1/2 (10 is also listed but have not been able to get hold of one yet!). Easy to make a holder for it because of its round body. - I reccomend it if you cant afford a spindle yet...
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Old Tue 09 March 2010, 03:51
Brad Maritz
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Joburg
South Africa
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Thanks for the imformation on the bosch router. I found someone selling a new one in it boxs it for R 2700.00 ,not a bad price compaired to a spindle.
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Old Sun 18 April 2010, 07:48
Brad Maritz
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Joburg
South Africa
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The Build goes on

Recieved my motor . bought the racks .Red oxided the frame.
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Old Sun 18 April 2010, 09:34
Kobus_Joubert
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Riversdale Western Cape
South Africa
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I see you had a spot of rain also on the other side of JoBurg. We just had a really big storm passing our place a few minutes ago.
I see you have some capscrews holding your rack...don't you trust double sided tape ?
How is the gantry FLEX now or are you waiting to get the motors and springs on first ?
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Old Sun 18 April 2010, 10:55
hennie
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Roodepoort JHB
South Africa
Nice going Brad,Make sure the spring doesn`t come of otherwise you are going to have a nice piece of wood stuffed.Bought the shirt the other day, funny thing is one start looking at the electrics for trouble shooting and don`t realize to look at grub screws or springs jumping off
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Old Sun 18 April 2010, 14:51
Planedriver
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Fairlands
South Africa
Hi Guys,

I'm living in joburg and want to start my Mechmate. I've been studying the plans but would appreciate some advice like where to have my parts cut etc.

Rob
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Old Mon 19 April 2010, 00:08
hennie
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Roodepoort JHB
South Africa
Rob you need to visit BBB first before you start
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Old Tue 20 April 2010, 10:27
hennie
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Roodepoort JHB
South Africa
Brad what did you pay for those wheels in post no10, just got a quote today for 14 The shark wants R210 ,00 ex vat each
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Old Tue 20 April 2010, 12:07
Planedriver
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Fairlands
South Africa
Hi Hennie,

Whats BBB?
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Old Tue 20 April 2010, 12:36
domino11
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Cornwall, Ontario
Canada
Kobus' Machine!
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Old Wed 21 April 2010, 01:11
Kobus_Joubert
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Riversdale Western Cape
South Africa
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B-ig B-lue B-rakpan
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Old Wed 21 April 2010, 05:39
hennie
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Roodepoort JHB
South Africa
B-ier B-aard B-oep
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Old Wed 21 April 2010, 07:55
Kobus_Joubert
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Riversdale Western Cape
South Africa
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Pasop vir jou
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Old Wed 21 April 2010, 11:44
Gerald D
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Cape Town
South Africa
Quote:
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B-ig B-lue B-rakpan
Brakpan or Benoni, what's the difference?

See if you can spot Kobus in this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44mwJElhhlY

(Looks like Hennie was visiting there as well!)
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