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  #31  
Old Wed 23 September 2009, 11:13
kooskoek
Just call me: Dave
 
Centurion
South Africa
Crap another boobo my X is not 3350 it is for a maximum board size of 2750 so I have 6 spans on the X where X is 2750.

Gee never thought i would be dealing with X's and Y's, after leaving school.

How does one upload pictures I only get to link it via HTTP://???
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  #32  
Old Wed 23 September 2009, 12:15
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
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  #33  
Old Wed 23 September 2009, 14:57
kooskoek
Just call me: Dave
 
Centurion
South Africa
Thx Gerald

So here is what i did today.

Should have eaten more porage this morning, those 180x70 channels is heavy. got permision from the misses to use the side of the house for our grinding cutting, gasing of the steel.

I starred at the drawings and made a mistake of making my own scetch of waht needs to be accomplished building the table.

Lucky me, had my dad here to gut the beams , he is a wizard with the gas gutter. I was amazed he cut trough the steel like it was butter, with a 2mm gap as he continued cutting.



i mesure the bottom of the beams moved 100mm to the left and made that the center point of my board measuring 2750, then i made stuff up of only putting in 6 supports for the board.


pic 1 : Dad gutting with gas
Pic 2: Dad falling over the Mechmate drawing file.
pic 3: After grinding the cuts game out great, deside to take away the sharp 60 degree cut with 45 and took away the sharp edge.
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  #34  
Old Wed 23 September 2009, 15:17
jhiggins7
Just call me: John #26
 
Hebron, Ohio
United States of America
Dave,

Looks like you and your Dad are on your way. Excellent!
Thanks for sharing the pictures of your progress. Happy building.
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  #35  
Old Thu 24 September 2009, 12:06
kooskoek
Just call me: Dave
 
Centurion
South Africa
Said i would be finished on thursday with that table structure, had to go work to pay for all this. Came back and she's got legs but not walking yet.

Great to have my dad here, geee is he presise, were talking half a mm but this monster needs to be sqaure, he is a wealth of knowledge, learn alot of ways and tweeks to get everytjing all square.

Welding went slow had to sharpen my skills, havent done this for ages, took me half an hour to get dust of welding machine.

The young one is the light of my life, always willing to give a helping hand cleaning up daddys mess.

Have to work tommorow so will finish of the welds over the weekend, still havent received laser parts, hope to get it tommorrow the tackle that over weekend as well.
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  #36  
Old Thu 24 September 2009, 12:19
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
Dave, it looks like you have the tips of the 76x38 channels flush with the outside of the beams? Actually, they should have been 5mm short. Or, put another way, the dimension across the outside of the main beams should be 10mm more than the length of the cross-supports. Not a serious problem, but you should knock 10mm off your Y-value for the gantry if you havn't left the 5mm gap.
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Old Thu 24 September 2009, 12:25
kooskoek
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Centurion
South Africa
Good eye.

Thx will do.
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  #38  
Old Thu 24 September 2009, 13:38
Kobus_Joubert
Just call me: Kobus #6
 
Riversdale Western Cape
South Africa
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Julle is lekker besig. Mooi so en sterkte.
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  #39  
Old Sat 26 September 2009, 00:00
kooskoek
Just call me: Dave
 
Centurion
South Africa
Wife very impressed with build, she said she would support anything that forces me to tidy up the garage.

Production stoped, havent received laser parts yet.
Think i will do some painting, mount the board on table.
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  #40  
Old Sat 26 September 2009, 02:51
hennie
Just call me: Hennie #23
 
Roodepoort JHB
South Africa
cut the rails,primer,using the quads,dril ,tapping,control box
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  #41  
Old Sat 26 September 2009, 23:34
kooskoek
Just call me: Dave
 
Centurion
South Africa
Did all the drilling,tapping of the y rails. Am i right in saying that the 12mm holes in y rails and 100x50 tube is used for fine tuning alignment of y rails once complete.

Will be painting today, using ford blue, does anyone know why it is called ford blue, I have never seen a ford car this colour.
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  #42  
Old Sun 27 September 2009, 02:04
kaartman
Just call me: Koning #20
 
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
Ford Blue

Hi Dave
Its looking good, keep it going, the name "tractor" was never applied to this machine, as the term was not widely used. It was instead referred to as an "automobile plow," IMG] http://www.dumelow.co.uk/Ford4000-2.jpg[/IMG]
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  #43  
Old Sun 27 September 2009, 04:01
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
Ja, the big holes are for fine tuning.

Look at the colour of the Ford logo.
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  #44  
Old Sun 27 September 2009, 05:01
kooskoek
Just call me: Dave
 
Centurion
South Africa
I own a ford ST, the Ford blue i got does not come close to the blue on my ford badge.

"Lady in "RED OXIDE""
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  #45  
Old Sun 27 September 2009, 20:33
domino11
Just call me: Heath
 
Cornwall, Ontario
Canada
Dave,
That is also the classic colour that their older small block motors were painted I believe.
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  #46  
Old Wed 30 September 2009, 05:49
kooskoek
Just call me: Dave
 
Centurion
South Africa
Laser parts received

Here is all the laser parts, some of them is a bit skew.

asking the experts to scan and see if i missed anything
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  #47  
Old Wed 30 September 2009, 05:52
kooskoek
Just call me: Dave
 
Centurion
South Africa
i have a problem with this one, not flat, do not have any tools to fix so gonna ask them to redo
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  #48  
Old Wed 30 September 2009, 07:45
Kobus_Joubert
Just call me: Kobus #6
 
Riversdale Western Cape
South Africa
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Bench vice and big shifting spanner will fix that. Mild steel is not that tough.
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  #49  
Old Wed 30 September 2009, 07:50
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
Vierpond hammer en 'n blok hout, saam met Kobus se bobjaan, vice en koevoet.
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  #50  
Old Wed 30 September 2009, 09:49
kooskoek
Just call me: Dave
 
Centurion
South Africa
lol will do

one question on v rollers please check if this is right

4 for y car
4 for gantry
6 for z slide

are all these the same size?
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  #51  
Old Wed 30 September 2009, 11:20
smreish
Just call me: Sean - #5, 28, 58 and others
 
Orlando, Florida
United States of America
Yes...same size.
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  #52  
Old Wed 30 September 2009, 14:45
Alan_c
Just call me: Alan (#11)
 
Cape Town (Western Cape)
South Africa
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Dont forget the 6 cam bushes if you are ordering from Rick at superior bearings.
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  #53  
Old Fri 02 October 2009, 08:39
kooskoek
Just call me: Dave
 
Centurion
South Africa
Sorry to be a bother, the countersinking of the z car sides, must this be done from the inside(router mount side) or outside of car. Got me puzzled, on what will it catch if you dont countersink. I am going to countersink them just wanna make sure witch side.
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  #54  
Old Fri 02 October 2009, 09:34
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
From inside the car (that's why it is better to c/sink before welding).
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  #55  
Old Fri 02 October 2009, 10:45
kooskoek
Just call me: Dave
 
Centurion
South Africa
Thx Gerald z car done, just had to be sure.
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  #56  
Old Fri 02 October 2009, 13:20
kooskoek
Just call me: Dave
 
Centurion
South Africa
Think we made some progress for the 3 hours we had available. Gantry manufacturing done. Friend made me some dumy v rollers out of hardend plastic, running smoothly taking in consideration the grinding of the plastic v roller on the m12 thread. Z car mostly done. Weekend gonna tackle grinding of rails.

Thx again for great plans Gerald, everyting slots right into place.
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  #57  
Old Fri 02 October 2009, 13:33
isladelobos
Just call me: Ros
 
Canary Islands
Spain
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Ohhh your images comes from Southern Hemisphere

Nice work.
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  #58  
Old Fri 02 October 2009, 13:34
kooskoek
Just call me: Dave
 
Centurion
South Africa
I think I made a booboe, please check second pic above this is of gantry far side, i think i swoped the bracket for v rollers and cable management
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  #59  
Old Fri 02 October 2009, 16:13
jhiggins7
Just call me: John #26
 
Hebron, Ohio
United States of America
Dave,

Looks okay to me.

It gets confusing because the gantry is built up-side-down.
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Old Fri 02 October 2009, 17:14
kooskoek
Just call me: Dave
 
Centurion
South Africa
I saw someone had it swopped around, but now i can not find the someone.
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