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Old Fri 07 May 2010, 00:55
Rook3
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Bemidji, MN
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Smallest project size for a full size MM?

Just wondering what the smallest project size can be done with a "full" size Mechmate, one with an appx. 4x8' work area.

Can you do real small stuff, like custom etching dog tags for example as well as doing full size signs?

I have a list of potential projects in a wide variety of sizes.

Thanks,

Russ
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Old Fri 07 May 2010, 01:17
Alan_c
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Grabouw (Western Cape)
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The machine has got the resolution (especially if you add reduction drives), it just depends on how small your cutting tool is.
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Old Fri 07 May 2010, 02:27
Gerald D
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Cape Town
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Browse the The Show Room and see some small stuff like this one:
http://www.mechmate.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2163 (the rule there is showing centimeters, not inches)
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Old Fri 07 May 2010, 14:26
Rook3
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Bemidji, MN
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I just ran across the build thread of Jayson in Australia showing some small projects he's done.
Great! really looking forward to starting my build now that I know it can pretty much do everything I require.

Thanks everyone!
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Old Fri 07 May 2010, 15:26
Kobus_Joubert
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Dalview
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Small things from my side on 2400 x 1200 mm table...

http://www.mechmate.com/forums/showt...&postcount=212
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Old Sun 09 May 2010, 06:27
Jayson
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Horsham
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Yep, small should be no problem depending on what it is you are doing. My belt reductions are only 3.2:1 so if you use 7.2:1 and forgo some speed you could get it even finer than I have. Having said that, I have not seen the need for more accuracy.

Good luck.

Jayson
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