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Old Sat 05 January 2008, 05:51
DMS
Just call me: Sharma #9 India
 
Rajasthan
India
PC inside control box, using game controller #9 - Rajasthan,India

Hi all,
I am from India.
I have been reading for past 3 months. Now nearly all sourcing problem solved.
This is my first machine of this kind. I have little experience in this field and hope with help of you all experienced guys will manage to make this lovely machine.
Thanks to Gerald for his free plans and great efforts and to all who helped me with my questions.
I am posting photo of Laser cut and bend parts, which I think first of MM version.
Thanks to all.
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Old Sat 05 January 2008, 06:35
javeria
Just call me: Irfan #33
 
Bangalore
India
Hello Sharma,

Great to know that finally its started for you. Let us know how much and where did u get your parts laser cut.

My best to you. I will be starting my Mamba soon by March, probably will have the controller running by then.

Keep us updated!
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Old Sat 05 January 2008, 07:13
Doug_Ford
Just call me: Doug #3
 
Conway (Arkansas)
United States of America
Welcome to the forum Sharma. Good luck with your build and let us know if we can help you.
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Old Sat 05 January 2008, 13:40
smreish
Just call me: Sean - #5, 28, 58 and others
 
Orlando, Florida
United States of America
Wow, Look at all those Mamba parts.....your the first to have the laser cut set of the Mamba. Good Luck.
Sean
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  #5  
Old Mon 07 January 2008, 05:28
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
Gee, is that what the Mamba parts look like? What a surprise!

Welcome Sharma - thanks for having the confidence to work direct off the plans. Hope you will not be disappointed.
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Old Mon 07 January 2008, 09:01
DMS
Just call me: Sharma #9 India
 
Rajasthan
India
Thanks Gerald and all,
I was awaiting for your encouraging words, I am very much confident that though for me it is very hard, laborious and long time project, I do accomplish it with your help and guidence.
I go office 8 to 5, five days a week, have little time left so progress may be slow but definate.
Right now I am arranging various parts from different sources they are in pipeline, I was lacking at tools and machinary, for which I am very fortunate that I got drill machine, welding machine, grinding machine, vices, calipers, screw guage and variety of tools from aquaints for free that have already saved me more than $500 worth purchasing.
The laser cutting company charged me $380 for these parts for laser cutting and cnc bending. Which seems almost double the normal prices, but besides my every efforts I could not get quote for one set. They are normally not interested in one set.
I will keep posting and seek advice on my snail pace progress
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Old Sat 09 February 2008, 08:21
DMS
Just call me: Sharma #9 India
 
Rajasthan
India
V-Roller need grinding

I have got 14 V-rollers, 10 eccentric bush (I know 4 extra) and 6 bearing bush all under $ 37 only. Rollers are hardened and need grinding.
I have these three coarse, medium and fine grit grinding square stones and tried on two rollers, it takes long time to for grinding.
Left roller is semi grind while right one is ungrind.
any suggestions on V-grinding? No source near me for such job.



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Old Sat 09 February 2008, 09:27
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
Before you start grinding, have you checked the wheels for distortion. Maybe they became oval during the hardening and the bearings will not fit? Just something to check before you spend a lot of time grinding.

Have you got cutting tool sharpening companies near you? These companies should be able to do the grinding.
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Old Sat 09 February 2008, 09:34
DMS
Just call me: Sharma #9 India
 
Rajasthan
India
Thanks Gerald,
I have checked and for bearings, they fit well.
Should I fit bearings and then grind, as you have already suggested ? While grinding rollers become quite hot that's why I did not fit bearings.
Actully the lathe guy used prehardened bar for rollers that's why tool marks are left on surface. He left 0.2 mm for grinding.
The lathe guys use their grinding machine for tool shrpening here, no such company is here.

Regards.
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Old Sat 09 February 2008, 09:50
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
No, you do not need to fit the bearings for grinding. Glad to hear they fit well.

I was thinking of companies that sharpen milling cutters, not the lathe tools.

Maybe a call to this company:
http://hmtmachinetools.com/ajmer-complex.htm
and they can send you in the right direction?
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Old Sat 09 February 2008, 09:58
DMS
Just call me: Sharma #9 India
 
Rajasthan
India
This is Government company and rates are sky high, normally they accept big orders and perform heavy mahinary jobs.
If the grinding need special skill, then I had better find source for it, otherwise if 0.2 mm tolerance is acceptable I should give a try
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Old Sat 09 February 2008, 10:13
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
I suggest you call them, ask to speak to the toolroom, and then ask the preson there if they can make suggestions for you. They should know which small company outside their organisation does special small jobs. It is a chance, maybe you are lucky. Its a better chance than asking me!
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Old Sat 09 February 2008, 10:16
DMS
Just call me: Sharma #9 India
 
Rajasthan
India
Ok, I ask them in person on Monday. Thanks.
Regards.
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Old Fri 02 May 2008, 08:09
DMS
Just call me: Sharma #9 India
 
Rajasthan
India
One major goal achieved

Well this thread tempted me to post my achievement.
The cutting and 45 degree grinding of angles was easy with skates but a lot of dust, one should invariably use mask, ear plug goggles and gloves. Cutting disk INOX 1mm (3 consumed), grinding disk BOSCH.
I suggest using little grease on surface while grinding so that skate bolt moves smooth. Removing scales/smoothning out of both sides and under the angles is also necessary for free bearing movement and flat surface. I must say this was piece of cake with SWEAT .
Thanks Gerald.

p.s. I am working in very cramped space so can't take good photos from distance.

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Old Fri 02 May 2008, 11:41
DMS
Just call me: Sharma #9 India
 
Rajasthan
India
Y tube problem

Gerald,
Thanks for placing my post in right thread.

I am facing a peculier problem. I found that my Y tubes are approx. 45 x 94 mm (45 top and bottom while bulging in centre to 50 mm). Not true rectangular.
Stiffening closures are hanging around 6mm outside Y tube. Now I have left with only option to place & weld Y strip outside tube as per attatched photo.
What are the consequence I am going to face ? As far as I remember I have seen doing this by one member but can't find that thread now. While with good welding it should not be a problem and I should also attain right height. Is this OK ?
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Old Fri 02 May 2008, 13:27
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
That is not a problem. You do not need to weld a "y-strip" on top of the tube - welding will do more harm than good. Still clamp your rail direct to the top of the 94x45 tube. You can cut the stiffening closure a bit shorter so that the rail goes right across the top. You can also lift the tube 2mm higher up, but if you go too high then the weld number 2 gets difficult.

Because your tubes are not good rectangles, you must try harder to get the top surfaces horizontal in the x-direction. If those surfaces are horizontal from one tube across to the other, you have no other things to worry about.
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Old Fri 02 May 2008, 18:39
Greg J
Just call me: Greg #13
 
Hagerman, New Mexico
United States of America
And don't worry if you get twist in your gantry due to welding.

There is an easy fix.
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Old Fri 02 May 2008, 19:09
DMS
Just call me: Sharma #9 India
 
Rajasthan
India
Thanks Gerald

Quote:
And don't worry if you get twist in your gantry due to welding.

There is an easy fix.
Ha Ha that's right. Now we know a working solution now.
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Old Wed 17 September 2008, 06:59
DMS
Just call me: Sharma #9 India
 
Rajasthan
India
It's working

I don't have a straight router bit, so I used masonary carbide tipped bit:;.
Thanks Gerald & everybody for your kind help and encouragement. MISSION ACHIEVED.
All blue table (credit goes to confined space) and don't mind that broom stick , have to clean myself.
Gerald may I humbly request for 2nd last #9


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  #20  
Old Wed 17 September 2008, 08:12
DMS
Just call me: Sharma #9 India
 
Rajasthan
India
Here is small video footage, not a good one, but showing first Indian Mechmate cutting .
http://www.youtube.com/v/18fKWslHZAE
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Old Wed 17 September 2008, 08:12
domino11
Just call me: Heath
 
Cornwall, Ontario
Canada
Sharma,
Those pictures look great, you should be very proud of your achievement. Well done.
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  #22  
Old Wed 17 September 2008, 08:23
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
Applause!
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  #23  
Old Wed 17 September 2008, 09:04
DMS
Just call me: Sharma #9 India
 
Rajasthan
India
Thanks Gerald for #9. I gained (learned) a lot during this built and lost one tap drill one drill a hammerd finger, some cuts and bruises and of course lot of sweat and amnesia
Thanks Heath
Of course I and my family are very proud of this achievement.
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Old Wed 17 September 2008, 18:19
Doug_Ford
Just call me: Doug #3
 
Conway (Arkansas)
United States of America
Beautiful!!! Congratulations.
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Old Wed 17 September 2008, 19:51
smreish
Just call me: Sean - #5, 28, 58 and others
 
Orlando, Florida
United States of America
Congratulations on your Baby Mechmate. May you nurture and treat her well.
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Old Wed 17 September 2008, 20:02
Greg J
Just call me: Greg #13
 
Hagerman, New Mexico
United States of America
Sharma,

Congratulations!! You graduated.

She's a beautiful blue beast.
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Old Wed 17 September 2008, 20:52
DMS
Just call me: Sharma #9 India
 
Rajasthan
India
Thanks guys for your kind words.
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Old Wed 17 September 2008, 22:51
javeria
Just call me: Irfan #33
 
Bangalore
India
Hello Sharmaji, my hearty congrats to you SIR.

now get some good ER16 collets and carbite bits and start working - carving - Rajesthani style -

My best to you.

Have fun with your new baby!
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Old Wed 17 September 2008, 23:41
Lex
Just call me: Johan #56
 
Empangeni KwaZuluNatal
South Africa
Well done! Enjoy!
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Old Thu 18 September 2008, 00:16
hennie
Just call me: Hennie #23
 
Roodepoort JHB
South Africa
Nice Toy !!
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