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  #61  
Old Tue 28 March 2017, 13:46
firechief
Just call me: Tim
 
Battle Creek
United States of America
Starting to get stuff mounted... it is hard to make the stepper noise with your mouth, but you know I tried. Got the rails painted as well.
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  #62  
Old Tue 28 March 2017, 13:52
firechief
Just call me: Tim
 
Battle Creek
United States of America
Every thing is level and rolling smooth. Still got the Z to do. Looking at water cooled spindle, alone with a cooler and pump set on the Y cart. This making the run short and the system will be right in you face to keep your eye on. It will have a water movement indicator and temp read out as well. What do you think Pros or Cons

firechief
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  #63  
Old Tue 28 March 2017, 14:36
Kornerking
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Big Falls, Mn
United States of America
Looking awesome.
Now get a move on.
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Old Wed 29 March 2017, 03:05
racedirector
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New South Wales
Australia
Wow, that looks so nice! Well done, you'll be cutting in no time at all.
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  #65  
Old Wed 29 March 2017, 06:32
hflwaterski
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Genesee, WI
United States of America
That's one serious heat sink! Looking very sharp! You're in the home stretch now.
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  #66  
Old Wed 29 March 2017, 08:07
firechief
Just call me: Tim
 
Battle Creek
United States of America
Thanks for all the comments on my build. Hope to be cutting soon. Then the learning curve with mach4 and v carve pro.

Any and all help is welcome.
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  #67  
Old Wed 29 March 2017, 08:12
firechief
Just call me: Tim
 
Battle Creek
United States of America
Quote:
Originally Posted by hflwaterski View Post
That's one serious heat sink! Looking very sharp! You're in the home stretch now.
The stepper drivers are mounted to that on the inside, I cut out the side of the box to the size of the heat sink less 3/8" all around to seal and bolt it on. The drivers are bolt on to the heat sink on the inside. I can add a fan if needed on the out side of the control box, this keeping all the heat on the out side.
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Old Wed 29 March 2017, 08:17
firechief
Just call me: Tim
 
Battle Creek
United States of America
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Wow, that looks so nice! Well done, you'll be cutting in no time at all.
Thanks, Not sure how long it will take to get all the movements dialed in. When mach4 calls for 1" of movement the spindle moves 1" on all axes, also getting the spindle square to the table and so on.

Again thanks for looking
firechief
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  #69  
Old Thu 27 April 2017, 20:31
IamDave
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Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
That is a good looking build. Very nice work.
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Old Thu 11 May 2017, 17:01
MarkRH
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Maryland
United States of America
Get any movement yet Tim? looked like you were moving right along
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  #71  
Old Tue 16 May 2017, 09:10
firechief
Just call me: Tim
 
Battle Creek
United States of America
Water Cooling

I got the water cooler setup along with the radiator and 3 fans. The water pump and fans startup with Mach4 calls for the spindle to start. work great so far.
As you can almost see the water flow indicator on the Z slide just after it come out of the spindle, to make sure it has water movement. The temp is showing there in front of the fans.

Let me know what you think?
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  #72  
Old Tue 16 May 2017, 09:39
firechief
Just call me: Tim
 
Battle Creek
United States of America
It is alive

I got the thing moving... I even crashed it one or two time
I got V carve pro 8.5 and Fusion 360. There is a lot to learn the curve is just about strait up. I fly cut the table, that was way cool the first time. I had to do it three time to get the spindle sq to the table and the steps adjusted right.
I have been cutting some small parts and made a base for a LED edge lite sign. The last pic show me making a vac boot for it out of wood (this will be from HDPE when done). This boot will let the z go to Home 0 and the hard stop.... if needed.

Maybe I can get stickers for it so I can get a number as well.

Let me know what you think.
firechief
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  #73  
Old Tue 16 May 2017, 18:18
timberlinemd
Just call me: Steve #66
 
Arizona
United States of America
Looks good! Just needs logo for a number.
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Old Wed 17 May 2017, 17:30
hflwaterski
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Genesee, WI
United States of America
Awesome job Tim! Looks like a great job. Now let's see some projects and maybe even a video.
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