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Old Tue 17 January 2017, 13:14
firechief
Just call me: Tim
 
Battle Creek
United States of America
Starting my control panel - Battle Creek MI

I have been a long time getting parts to start my control box. It is time for me to get started. Box 20" X 21", PMDX 424 USB board, 70v 1500 w power supply,
4-G201x drives, PMDX 134 board on top of the drives. The box will be feed with 220v shop power, Windows 7 computer. That is the start of this, looking to cut something someday not to far in the future. Any help will be great.

Thanks for looking.
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Old Tue 17 January 2017, 13:43
firechief
Just call me: Tim
 
Battle Creek
United States of America
Panel Pic's

Panel1.jpg

Panel2.jpg

Heat Sink.jpg

4Gecko.jpg
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Old Tue 17 January 2017, 16:11
Antonio Lima
Just call me: Antonio
 
São Paulo
Brazil
Looks good, i have sure that you will finish your project first than i .

Go ahead Tim.
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Old Fri 20 January 2017, 17:15
erimel
Just call me: Eric
 
Wisconsin
United States of America
Nice!

That looks like the same enclosure I bought at surpluscenter.com.

Where'd you source the heatsink?
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Old Mon 23 January 2017, 08:55
firechief
Just call me: Tim
 
Battle Creek
United States of America
Little more work done

Here is some more pic of the control box. Got to spend a little time in the shop over the weekend. Please let me know what you think. All help is welcome.

Ordered my bent kit from MetalHead
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Old Mon 23 January 2017, 08:58
firechief
Just call me: Tim
 
Battle Creek
United States of America
Yep

Quote:
Originally Posted by erimel View Post
Nice!

That looks like the same enclosure I bought at surpluscenter.com.

Where'd you source the heatsink?
That is were I got the Box from... I had the heatsink for about 2 years and will have to look it up for you.
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Old Mon 23 January 2017, 09:09
firechief
Just call me: Tim
 
Battle Creek
United States of America
More pic

Here is some more pic's. Looking forward to starting the base frame ect...
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Old Mon 23 January 2017, 10:10
servant74
Just call me: Jack
 
Nashville (Tennessee)
United States of America
Nice
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Old Mon 23 January 2017, 14:05
erimel
Just call me: Eric
 
Wisconsin
United States of America
Sweet!

Now I know it'll all fit. Thanks!
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Old Mon 23 January 2017, 17:44
Kornerking
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Big Falls, Mn
United States of America
Fun, fun,fun.
Before you know it you will be making sawdust.
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Old Mon 13 February 2017, 08:46
firechief
Just call me: Tim
 
Battle Creek
United States of America
Update Pics

Got some work do on my MachMate this weekend.
Steel has arrived, and got it cut all up. Table tacked together.
What do you think good or bad.


Tim
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Old Mon 13 February 2017, 08:52
firechief
Just call me: Tim
 
Battle Creek
United States of America
More Pics

The man in the pics is a good friend Danny, and he is a great paint and body man as well.

Here is some more of the table.
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Old Mon 13 February 2017, 08:53
firechief
Just call me: Tim
 
Battle Creek
United States of America
One More set

Let me know what you are thinking.

Stay Safe
Tim
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Old Mon 13 February 2017, 11:47
Fox
Just call me: Fox
 
Amsterdam
Netherlands
Put in some cross bracing, you'll be amazed how much it moves around under it's own power.
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Old Mon 13 February 2017, 11:50
firechief
Just call me: Tim
 
Battle Creek
United States of America
Quote:
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Put in some cross bracing, you'll be amazed how much it moves around under it's own power.
Fox, I ran out of time this weekend. I plan on adding some all the way around the base. I love the help Thanks.
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Old Sat 18 February 2017, 07:22
ChuckS
Just call me: Chuck #125
 
Mt Clemens, MI
United States of America
Looking great!

I'm in Allen Park.
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Old Sat 18 February 2017, 08:11
hflwaterski
Just call me: Herb #126
 
Genesee, WI
United States of America
Looks like you're about ready for grinding the rails. For whatever reason the rails and the paint seemed like two major milestones for me. Unfortunately I don't have a heated shop and I finished the metal work in the dead of winter. So I ended up having to wait until good weather.

Great build you have going! Keep the pictures coming!
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Old Sun 19 February 2017, 19:59
firechief
Just call me: Tim
 
Battle Creek
United States of America
Quote:
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Looking great!

I'm in Allen Park.
You got your up and running? Maybe We can get together and show me some pointers on running this thing.
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Old Tue 21 February 2017, 12:45
firechief
Just call me: Tim
 
Battle Creek
United States of America
Got some more work done on Friday. It is starting to look like a machmate... I hope.

firechief
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Old Tue 21 February 2017, 12:50
firechief
Just call me: Tim
 
Battle Creek
United States of America
Here is some pics.
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Old Tue 21 February 2017, 13:13
firechief
Just call me: Tim
 
Battle Creek
United States of America
Had a lot of time this weekend to work on the old girl.
This is the cart mockup at welding done.
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Old Tue 21 February 2017, 13:15
firechief
Just call me: Tim
 
Battle Creek
United States of America
Also had Monday off (Go Trump) so I got some done on the Z slide and spider plate.
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Old Tue 21 February 2017, 13:16
firechief
Just call me: Tim
 
Battle Creek
United States of America
Z slider almost done
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Old Tue 21 February 2017, 13:19
firechief
Just call me: Tim
 
Battle Creek
United States of America
Got things setting on top of the I beams... Please let me know what you think or suggestions. I'm up for anything that mite help make it better.

The I beams are just setting there, I need to cut them off and weld them down to the table.
I have been putting grinding the rail off for to long, looks as if that is what is next. Don't look fun at all.

firechief
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  #25  
Old Thu 23 February 2017, 07:18
Kornerking
Just call me: Pete #127
 
Big Falls, Mn
United States of America
Tim,
Rail grinding is like the rest of the project. Looks daunting until you get done then you say "That wasn't so bad"

I was going through this just a year ago. What a godsend it has been to have it.
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Old Fri 24 February 2017, 10:50
timberlinemd
Just call me: Steve #66
 
Arizona
United States of America
Looking at the pics, me thinks your not building a machine to cut wood?
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Old Fri 24 February 2017, 19:35
Tom Ayres
Just call me: Tom #117
 
Bassett (VA)
United States of America
I dreaded grinding the rails, I tried to make them too accurate and wasn't happy with them until I was within a couple hundredths of a mm, drove me nuts
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Old Fri 24 February 2017, 19:51
firechief
Just call me: Tim
 
Battle Creek
United States of America
I hope to get started on them this weekend. Got some work done on the spider and z plate. I will get some pic soon.
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Old Sat 25 February 2017, 01:31
Fox
Just call me: Fox
 
Amsterdam
Netherlands
Rails are easy when you setup properly. Search the forum. But in short, stable platform good sliding skate turn cut to height with thin 1 mm stainless cutting discs from pferd or such, then convert grinder support to angle, and sand down with 36 grid and then 60 or such sandpaper glued on thick cutting disk as support. Took me one day to do all rails for 2*3 MTR machine. Within 0,01. Don't forget to clean the grinding dust when cutting rail to height, cause you introduce height differences.
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Old Sat 25 February 2017, 19:36
firechief
Just call me: Tim
 
Battle Creek
United States of America
Fox...thanks for the info on grinding. I hope it is like a lot of things, after you get started it is so bad. I got the z slide done tonight and working on my belt drives.

Thanks all for your input.
Firechief
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