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  #31  
Old Wed 20 May 2009, 14:42
domino11
Just call me: Heath
 
Cornwall, Ontario
Canada
Beautiful pictures Mike! I sure wish I had one of those on my property to power my house and shop!
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  #32  
Old Wed 20 May 2009, 19:25
jhiggins7
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Hebron, Ohio
United States of America
Congratulations Mike (and Kim) on Serial #27. You have a great looking machine. Here is the updated Builder's Log.

Mike, please let me know the size of your MechMate.

Also, I currently have calculated the build time as beginning in December 2006 and ending 20 May 2009. Of course, you have only been working on the MechMate a few weeks. If you would like a different build time, please let me know. I would think a total of the actual time Kim spent plus the time you have spent would be appropriate. Or we can leave it blank, or whatever you prefer.

Also, if you'd like to make any comments, please let me know.

I'm excited about the potential for wind-generated energy. In West Texas, we have several wind-mill farms. I've had the opportunity to see some of them. Very impressive.
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  #33  
Old Thu 04 June 2009, 11:33
mikefoged
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Randers
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I decide to try and gear my Mechmate, the arc cutting quality began to be a little irritating. So I went out and bought some parts and the last ones came today.

Looking forward to get it all mounted, hopeful this will work out better for me.

The gearing is 3.2 : 1
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  #34  
Old Thu 04 June 2009, 11:45
domino11
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Cornwall, Ontario
Canada
Mike,
Did you machine the plates for your reduction on the MM? Give us some details on your reduction build!
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  #35  
Old Thu 04 June 2009, 16:39
mikefoged
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I had the plates machine in a machine shop just 2 min drive from my home, the also made the shaft and machine the drive wheels. I made the drawings after J.R.'s model with a small modification. Thanks J.R. for sharing with us.
I just finish mounting the gears and I must say that it is running much better with the reduction on, tomorrow I will test cut to see if my ARC is smoother.

My feed rate is now 12000 mm/min and I'm very happy with that.

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  #36  
Old Mon 13 July 2009, 14:33
mikefoged
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Just to let you know that MechMate is still a live her in DK, this is what I have doing the last few days. it's a jump for horse jumping. I built it for my daughter's Riding School.
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  #37  
Old Mon 13 July 2009, 15:00
Doug_Ford
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Conway (Arkansas)
United States of America
Cool Mike. That looks sharp.
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  #38  
Old Mon 13 July 2009, 21:58
Gerald D
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Cape Town
South Africa
That's the first time I see a horsejump looking "feminine" - I like it! Great work!
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  #39  
Old Tue 14 July 2009, 05:13
Robert M
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Lac-Brome, Qc
Canada
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This is sooo nice & good looking... Your daughter must be proud
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  #40  
Old Tue 14 July 2009, 06:39
javeria
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Bangalore
India
oooooo

I like butterflies

good work
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  #41  
Old Tue 14 July 2009, 10:22
domino11
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Cornwall, Ontario
Canada
Beautiful job Mike! What type of wood did you cut it out of. How long did it take to cut?
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  #42  
Old Tue 14 July 2009, 11:13
hennie
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Roodepoort JHB
South Africa
Heath with a MM sommer chop,chop
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  #43  
Old Tue 14 July 2009, 14:04
mikefoged
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thank you all. It is made of 4 sheets of plywood 15mm and som timper for the feets. This jump is made out of 3 sheets of 15mm plywood ant it took about 3 houre to cut one jump, and about a week to paint and assamble
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  #44  
Old Tue 14 July 2009, 21:54
PEU
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Buenos Aires
Argentina
OMG Ponies!
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  #45  
Old Sun 23 August 2009, 13:07
mikefoged
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here is som more jumps that I made, it is very easy to cut the Plywood after I got a CMT UP/Down cutter
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  #46  
Old Sun 23 August 2009, 18:27
javeria
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Bangalore
India
Hi Mike what exactly is the meaning of "easy to cut" , was the $63 well worth it?

I am asking bcos I am planning to cut double side laminated MDF and was planning to use a up down cutter, but due to constraints I always end up using the $3.5 carbide tipped cutter which has straight flutes.

the whiteside bits here look much cheaper. May be CMT is better quality.

RGDS
IRfan
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  #47  
Old Sun 23 August 2009, 19:56
PEU
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Buenos Aires
Argentina
How about this one: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=280383718118 $23 is cheap enough
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  #48  
Old Sun 23 August 2009, 23:25
mikefoged
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It is worth the price, much better quality than the cheaper one. I have cut around. 25 sheets with it and can hardly be seen on it and it cut just as sharp as when it was new, has even run over 2 metal screws without damage

lucky me.
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  #49  
Old Mon 24 August 2009, 03:49
sailfl
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Winter Park, FL
United States of America
Irfan,

From my experience Whiteside bits are of very good quality plus it is a great company. Let me pass on a recent experiece with them. I was searching for a bit to match a cutter configuration I needed for a potential project. Onsrud bits would only cut 70 IPM which is a good speed but I needed faster. I called Whiteside. I was given the President of the company. After I explained my needs, he asked to see some photos but thought he could help me. He eventually sent me a modified bit for free and told me that the price for the bit would be in the 20 - 25 range even with the modifications.

I will be buying more of their bits with that kind of personal attention given by a company.
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  #50  
Old Fri 28 August 2009, 09:39
mikefoged
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just some pictures of my finished result after I cut some plywood, I use an offset of .5 mm in the final cut and cut depth 1mm.
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  #51  
Old Wed 07 October 2009, 01:32
mikefoged
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hi

After some adjustments of Mach3, I got my MM to run at full load with out cutting corners. How is yours CV settings in mach3 and yours lookaHead

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  #52  
Old Wed 07 October 2009, 06:14
sailfl
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Winter Park, FL
United States of America
Mike,

In General Logic Configuration of Mach.

I have Motion Mode: Set to Constant Velocity

I have in CV Control :
CV Dist Tolerance : 50
Stop CV on Angles > 45.

Hope that helps.
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  #53  
Old Wed 07 October 2009, 06:31
mikefoged
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Okay thanks Nils, I set mine to CV Dist Tolerance 200 and the Stop CV on Angles to 70 and my LookaHead is set to 200 works great for me, I really gets very sharp corners in hige speed cutting
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  #54  
Old Wed 07 October 2009, 07:00
Gerald D
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Cape Town
South Africa
Are those settings sensitive to inch / mm settings?
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  #55  
Old Wed 07 October 2009, 08:05
mikefoged
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sorry Gerald. mine is in mm

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  #56  
Old Wed 07 October 2009, 08:36
Gerald D
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Cape Town
South Africa
Nothing to be sorry about! I am not familiar with those settings and I just wanted to warn that one must be careful to realise that some Mach settings depends on your inch/mm selection.
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