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  #31  
Old Fri 07 August 2009, 06:05
jhiggins7
Just call me: John #26
 
Hebron, Ohio
United States of America
Hey Patrick,

I'm also "challenged" when it comes to welding. If you are going to weld the MM yourself, the best advice is get a welder and practice, practice, practice. Some MM builders have had the welding done by others.

Look at the discussion about welders on this Forum. There are also forums dedicated to welding.

One other point. Once you get the metal for the table and begin to dimension the stock for the MM components, you will have metal scrap to use to practice, practice, practice.
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  #32  
Old Fri 07 August 2009, 07:41
domino11
Just call me: Heath
 
Cornwall, Ontario
Canada
I also did as John suggested, but many years ago. I purchased a MIG welder and practiced on scrap until I could make a passable weld. Its really not that bad once you get the feel to it. I find MIG much easier to learn than oxy or stick welding.
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  #33  
Old Thu 03 September 2009, 07:10
skippy
Just call me: Paul #72
 
Queensland
Australia
Some of the Motors have arrived

The first box of two has arrived while the second is still stuck in customs. The bottle of wine is to give scale to the photo's. The supplier was Mark of TRI-R in Canada listed in The Market Place.
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  #34  
Old Thu 03 September 2009, 07:15
AuS MaDDoG
Just call me: Tony #71
 
Brisbane
Australia
I guess my 5 are the ones that are confiscated
All good Skip!!
The motors look huge

Cheers
Tony.
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  #35  
Old Thu 03 September 2009, 07:46
domino11
Just call me: Heath
 
Cornwall, Ontario
Canada
Paul,
Glad Mark could help you out. He was really nice to deal with, and when I ordered my motors, He actually saved me a few dollars over ordering direct from Oriental.
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  #36  
Old Thu 22 October 2009, 06:02
skippy
Just call me: Paul #72
 
Queensland
Australia
Steel has arrived on AuS MaDDoG Lawn

The steel has arrived on AuS MaDDoG Lawn for both Tony and my tables see the pics Here

The US$ is looking good against the Aussie Dollar so now is the time to buy more parts for our tables from the US.
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  #37  
Old Sat 31 October 2009, 04:29
skippy
Just call me: Paul #72
 
Queensland
Australia
About to Order the dualVee wheels bearing sets (with eccentrics) from Rick at Superior Bearings

Does anybody have a full list of bearing that we need to complete the Mechmate Build inculding the Skate bearings. I see that we need "6304 2RSR Sealed Ball Bearing" Hold-Down Idler Roller M1 30 200 AA

Regards

Paul
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  #38  
Old Sat 31 October 2009, 19:30
sprayhead
Just call me: Francis
 
sydney
Australia
Hi,

Just a quickie, how much better is it to buy OM's from Canada?

nice buy!
francis
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  #39  
Old Sat 31 October 2009, 20:09
skippy
Just call me: Paul #72
 
Queensland
Australia
Francis

They are about half the price of the buying them from the local supplier. Just watch out the motors a very heavy so shipping is a killer.

Paul
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  #40  
Old Wed 04 November 2009, 06:06
skippy
Just call me: Paul #72
 
Queensland
Australia
Have ordered the 2 x Mechmate V-Roller bearing sets (with eccentrics) kits from Rick of Superior Bearing Company.
One for Tony (Aus Maddog) and One for myself. Should be here in the next coupe of weeks.

Superior Bearing Company
www.SuperiorBearing.com
937-470-9524
rick@superiorbearing.com
or
info@superiorbearing.com
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  #41  
Old Mon 09 November 2009, 18:11
AuS MaDDoG
Just call me: Tony #71
 
Brisbane
Australia
Hi Paul,

Just thought I would drop you a quick note from the UK to see if our V rollers and bearings have arrived yet ??
Catch up with you soon.

Cheers
Tony.
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  #42  
Old Tue 10 November 2009, 06:40
skippy
Just call me: Paul #72
 
Queensland
Australia
Hi Tony

They cleared customs on the 9th Nov so expect to see them any day now

PS Having fun in UK?

Regards

Paul
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  #43  
Old Wed 11 November 2009, 06:43
skippy
Just call me: Paul #72
 
Queensland
Australia
2 x Mechmate V-Roller bearing sets (with eccentrics) kits have arrived

Tony

They have arrived.

28 - GW3 bearing
12 - B3X - bushing
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  #44  
Old Wed 11 November 2009, 12:44
AuS MaDDoG
Just call me: Tony #71
 
Brisbane
Australia
Hi Paul,

Fantastic!! we are getting there, will catch up with you when I get back from the UK
Cheers
Tony.
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  #45  
Old Wed 02 December 2009, 06:26
skippy
Just call me: Paul #72
 
Queensland
Australia
Racks and Pinions have been ordered hopefully they will be here before Christmas.

paul
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  #46  
Old Wed 09 December 2009, 21:19
skippy
Just call me: Paul #72
 
Queensland
Australia
First set of 5 x 203V Gecko's have been ordered.

Second set 5 x 203V Gecko will ordered a little bit later as if we keep the orders under AUD $1000.00 we don't need to pay Customs and import duty (5-20%) and GST (10%) plus logement fee (~AUD$55.00)
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  #47  
Old Wed 09 December 2009, 21:40
Appimate
Just call me: Ed
 
NSW
Australia
Free Trade

Hello Paul

FYI, when you bring stuff in from the States that was made there you shouldn't have to pay duty due to the free trade Agreement - having said that Customs may try it on ( they did once with me ) but when told " readily " admit the error.

It's also one of those taxes that is against the Constitution in that they shouldn't levey tax on a tax, but do.

Where did you get your racks??

Ed
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  #48  
Old Thu 10 December 2009, 05:51
skippy
Just call me: Paul #72
 
Queensland
Australia
Ed

We need to watch the wording/terminology with the Government bodies as some of the parts that I was ordering was parts where made in China or Japan but assembled in the USA So not 100% made in the USA but coming from Canada. And the import duty is a duty not a tax where GST is Goods and Services Tax so it a tax. Therefore not a tax on a tax but a tax on a duty. We can't beat them at that game

The rack and pinions
Ross or Surfcnc on the forum he organize a group buy from Hong Kong so we could use shipping instead of Air freight, minimum weight to go buy sea. With a great price an low shipping we couldn't pass up the deal. About USD$10 / metre for the racks and USD$4-5 per pinion plus shipping.

Regards

Paul
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  #49  
Old Thu 10 December 2009, 07:27
skippy
Just call me: Paul #72
 
Queensland
Australia
Well be busy today Also have our 2 x Water cooled spindle 1.5KW and matching inverter on the way and have also waiting on a quote including shipping on the BOB's from PDXM as well as 2x Spindle Mounts from dacostad on the forum as well.
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  #50  
Old Sat 12 December 2009, 05:02
Besser
Just call me: Besser
 
Vic
Australia
Sounds like it's all moving along nicely. Post some pics when you can.
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  #51  
Old Wed 16 December 2009, 06:33
skippy
Just call me: Paul #72
 
Queensland
Australia
I had some boxes turn up today but the spindles have not made it to Australia yet just went for a trip around China so far the wine bottle is for scale.
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  #52  
Old Wed 16 December 2009, 10:19
jeffa
Just call me: Jeff
 
Iowa
United States of America
Paul,

Your wine bottle seems to be mysteriously loosing its contents from one picture to the next .

Jeff
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  #53  
Old Wed 16 December 2009, 11:05
Robert M
Just call me: Robert
 
Lac-Brome, Qc
Canada
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Jeff….
I wouldn’t worry too much about is drinking and working….not even a full class and over three mounts as past since last pic….
But again, this could be his unfinished last bottle out of a crate !!!!
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  #54  
Old Wed 16 December 2009, 11:53
Claudiu
Just call me: Claus #43
 
Arad
Romania
Everybody should have a glass of red wine.
It contains Resferatrol. Very good for mind and body. Cheers!!!
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  #55  
Old Thu 17 December 2009, 05:44
skippy
Just call me: Paul #72
 
Queensland
Australia
Who said that it's the same bottle of wine (I'm not sure). I have about 200-300 bottles of red wine.
And more keeps on coming each month or so. It's so nice sitting and unwinding with a glass or bottle after a hard day of work. Well that's my excuse
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  #56  
Old Thu 17 December 2009, 07:31
Besser
Just call me: Besser
 
Vic
Australia
Paul, our govt lets us get in upto $1000 of stuff before hitting us with charges. Try splitting your deliveries to suit this.
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  #57  
Old Thu 17 December 2009, 09:11
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
Re charges, I don't know if your gov. has the same attitude as ours . . . .if the consignee is a private individual at a domestic address, then they tend to turn a blind eye.
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  #58  
Old Mon 04 January 2010, 06:33
skippy
Just call me: Paul #72
 
Queensland
Australia
Some parts have arrived

Spindles after been ship to me 3 times each time they return to the suppler by China customs and the last time the made here

Spindles Mounts
You can order them from http://www.spindlemounts.com.


The Mechmate sizing wine bottle is in some of the photos for your enjoyment.
P.S. That's last bottle of it and now it is empty and very nice drop as well.
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  #59  
Old Mon 04 January 2010, 06:47
AuS MaDDoG
Just call me: Tony #71
 
Brisbane
Australia
Very Niceeeeeee!!!!

Cheers
Tony.
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  #60  
Old Tue 05 January 2010, 01:30
Claudiu
Just call me: Claus #43
 
Arad
Romania
I think it`s time to open a new bottle of wine ...
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