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  #571  
Old Thu 16 February 2012, 04:30
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
Hey JR, was that your annual post to the forum? Great to hear you are still active!
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  #572  
Old Thu 16 February 2012, 07:57
J.R. Hatcher
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Wilmington, North Carolina
United States of America
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This one is the 2nd post this year .... just to prove Gerald wrong .
Sean this statement really holds true .... "It takes more time for clean up than it did to cut sometimes. Static cling!"
I have been cutting for this customer 2 years now with no increase in price. I cut 1/8" and 1/2" thick material for $20 per sheet. The customer wants no increase and I want/need $25. Thanks Sean for the input. J.R.
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  #573  
Old Thu 16 February 2012, 08:43
darren salyer
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Wentzville mo
United States of America
Around here a simple sheet cutout starts at $35.00
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  #574  
Old Thu 16 February 2012, 15:59
J.R. Hatcher
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Thanks Darren, that helps. I need to know I'm being fair and not greedy.
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  #575  
Old Sun 10 June 2012, 10:03
J.R. Hatcher
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Guillermo
Hi J.R.

I am in the process of building a computer dust-proof

case for running mach 3 in mi water-jet project. And

after reviewing your posts i am interested in

knowing if you preserves the original setup of the

control box cooling system or have made some

improvements.

Would appreciate a short description of the used

parts and any advice.

Thanks.

Guillermo.



Re: control box

Hello Guillermo. I am planning to build another machine. The current control box cools fine by pulling air into the box, this requires the box to be air tight. The new box will cool by pushing air (Gerald's suggestion) into the box so any small holes will just let a little air out, no big deal. The main exit will be an aluminum square tube large enough for all the Gecko drives to mount on the surface creating a perfect heat sink. One end of this tube will be open inside the box, the other will attach to the exterior of the box (maybe the bottom, to prevent dust from getting in when not in use). It will have an exit hole cut to match the inside of the tube. All air will exit through this tube therefore cooling the drives and the interior of the box (the air has to be filtered of course). I also plan to have one or two hinged panels for easy access to all components. I hope this helps ....... J.R.
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  #576  
Old Sun 10 June 2012, 12:29
sailfl
Just call me: Nils #12
 
Winter Park, FL
United States of America
J R

Is this customer you are cutting the sheets of PVC cutting for them selves or their client. I recently had a discussion with my client and they are planning a price increase to their client in Dec. I told them I could wait but I need to see an increase.

I don't believe a $5 increase is out of order. You are cutting 20 for a $1 a piece. Your gas, electric, bits etc have gone up. $0.25 per piece in not an unreasonable increase.
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  #577  
Old Mon 11 June 2012, 07:15
cbboatworks
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Wilmington NC
United States of America
JR I was paying $31.50 a sheet so $25.00 sounds great
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  #578  
Old Mon 11 June 2012, 10:33
J.R. Hatcher
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Re: control box
Quote:
Originally Posted by Guillermo
Hi J.R.

Some more qustions.

# 1 What fan cooler specs and quantity would you
recommend.

I used one computer power supply cooling fan and it works great, everything in the control box is always well within a safe tolerance.

# 2 Will you use again a pool filter for the air inlet
and have you evaluated the use of automotive
filter.

I did think about using the auto filter, but opted to use the pool filter and again it works very good. I don't have a dust problem. Little dust find it's way in via the cracks I mentioned, but the proof is evident by the dust trail around the holes.

Here is a link of what i have in mind.

http://cdn.wardjet.com/images/Calyps...omputer_sm.jpg

Well come your comments.

Guillermo.


Guillermo if I may make a suggestion .......... lets continue this discussion in my thread so others might benefit. Thanks J.R.
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  #579  
Old Mon 11 June 2012, 10:44
J.R. Hatcher
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Nils, she does resale the items.
As a matter of fact ..... it's the customer you suggested I contact a few years back. Thanks again J.R.
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  #580  
Old Mon 11 June 2012, 17:50
Guillermo
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Puerto Ordaz
Venezuela
Hi J.R

Thanks for your comments and wecome any other suggestions.

Guillermo.
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  #581  
Old Wed 07 November 2012, 23:32
domino11
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Cornwall, Ontario
Canada
I am sad to report that J.R. Hatcher has passed away. He was a friend here as well as on facebook and I was shocked to see posts of his passing today on facebook. I do not have any other info as of yet and when I get more info I will post it here. RIP J.R.
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  #582  
Old Thu 08 November 2012, 00:29
Gerald D
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Cape Town
South Africa
That is indeed very sad news. His first wife passed away while he was building his MM in 2007. May the two of them rest in peace together.

Last edited by Gerald D; Fri 09 November 2012 at 02:08..
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  #583  
Old Thu 08 November 2012, 00:44
Lex
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Empangeni KwaZuluNatal
South Africa
I am very sorry to hear that. He will be missed on this forum.
I think he was a very good designer and his rail grinding and dust shoe ideas were used by many.
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  #584  
Old Thu 08 November 2012, 01:16
Alan_c
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Cape Town (Western Cape)
South Africa
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RIP J.R. you will be remembered with fondness around the world by those you helped and inspired.
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  #585  
Old Thu 08 November 2012, 02:11
southernduckie
Just call me: Andrew (Duckie)
 
new south wales
Australia
My feelings of J.R.
Inspired most people, motivated many and helped all who asked.
The community is poorer for his loss.
Thoughts to who he left behind.

R.I.P. J.R.
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  #586  
Old Thu 08 November 2012, 05:05
Robert M
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Lac-Brome, Qc
Canada
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JR, a man who not only inspires me and many of us, but a man of a good hart that was surely be praised by its steps & passage among many others than us. A man whom we've had the good chance to have among us…too !
It was a privilege to exchange with you.
R.I.P JR….. we thank you for your great contribution.
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  #587  
Old Thu 08 November 2012, 06:16
KenC
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Klang
Malaysia
R.i.p. Jr.
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  #588  
Old Thu 08 November 2012, 07:23
darren salyer
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Wentzville mo
United States of America
R. I. P. Jr.
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  #589  
Old Thu 08 November 2012, 07:49
smreish
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Orlando, Florida
United States of America
This is a sad week.
I had a great, productive time working out the methods that we all enjoy in the MM machines we use today evolved from Classic to Mamba with JR personally. He was a great contributor to the MM community. May he and Rose rest in the peace they earned.

My heart goes out to his family during this time.

Peace my friend.

Sean
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  #590  
Old Thu 08 November 2012, 11:12
MetalHead
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Columbiana AL
United States of America
Indeed a sad day. He will be missed !!
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  #591  
Old Thu 08 November 2012, 11:18
fabrun
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france
France
it is always a sad news to learn something like that
rip Jr
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  #592  
Old Thu 08 November 2012, 11:34
sailfl
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Winter Park, FL
United States of America
JR

Helped a lot of builders with their machine. I am sad to hear of his passing.
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  #593  
Old Thu 08 November 2012, 18:43
Castone
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Soddy Daisy , Tn
United States of America
JR was a good guy talked to him several times always ready to help,
he will be missed.
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  #594  
Old Thu 08 November 2012, 19:20
bradm
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Somerville(MA)
United States of America
JR was inspirational and encouraging. We were lucky to have him in our community, and we're lucky his contributions live on.
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  #595  
Old Thu 08 November 2012, 22:01
domino11
Just call me: Heath
 
Cornwall, Ontario
Canada
In case anyone wanted to see JR's obituary,

John Richard Hatcher
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  #596  
Old Fri 09 November 2012, 06:15
cbboatworks
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Wilmington NC
United States of America
I was greatful to spent a littile time with JR a few weeks ago he was as happy and free as he could be, I started to break down and shed tears as we talked, with his great sense of humor he ask Gene whats wrong? everything is ok I am healed I am ok GOD is in control, He was not afraid one bit he knew His Lord and Savior he knew he would be home soon, it was a pleasure to know JR an his family he was a wondeful man, father and husban, who would give the shirt of his back , JR RIP brother may God Bless you and your Family

Gene
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Old Fri 09 November 2012, 22:40
Kobus_Joubert
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Riversdale Western Cape
South Africa
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What a shock to hear this. RIP JR.
He was a true friend
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  #598  
Old Sat 10 November 2012, 07:07
javeria
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Bangalore
India
Rip j r
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  #599  
Old Sun 11 November 2012, 10:40
Jason Marsha
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B'Town
Barbados
Rest in peace JR.

Last edited by Jason Marsha; Sun 11 November 2012 at 10:43..
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Old Wed 14 November 2012, 11:38
liaoh75
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Taibao
Taiwan
A true inspiration to us all at the very beginning of the Mechmate community! Reading his posts inspired me and made me believe I could really build this Beast. The world has truely lost one of its greatest.

May your family and friends find peace in their hearts in these difficult times. Rest in Peace JR.
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