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Old Wed 27 May 2009, 19:27
Castone
Just call me: Leo #41
 
Soddy Daisy , Tn
United States of America
Carved coat rack #41 Soddy Daisy, Tn

Butterfly Pics 011.jpg
Here is a butterfly that I made for a coaster. It is about 3" in Dia. It has not been sanded. It was ran on a Mechmate machine.
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Old Wed 27 May 2009, 22:21
Jayson
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Horsham
Australia
Nice work Leo.

Time to try some 3D myself I think...

Jayson.
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Old Thu 28 May 2009, 05:06
sailfl
Just call me: Nils #12
 
Winter Park, FL
United States of America
Leo,

Very nice. Now, try recessing the butterfly so that it is below the surface of the inner surface. I like the way you rounded the outer ring. If you change the stepover, you might be able to eleminate the lines that your 1/8 ball nose left on the inside of the wings. I had that problem when I did some grapes in corian.

Your machine is square. It is great when you don't have to sand.

Lets see more pictures.
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Old Thu 28 May 2009, 05:53
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
Havn't done it myself, but apparently it helps a lot to get the tooling marks going in the grain direction - helps with the sanding.
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Old Fri 29 May 2009, 06:28
smreish
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Orlando, Florida
United States of America
...a little workshop note I have had success with in the past.
Before you make your final cutting pass, assuming you have a roughing tool and final finish tool, I do the following:

-rough the part with the 1st tool
-spray with a very "light" mist/layer of water to raise the grain of the wood.
-wait about 20 minutes
-parallel finish cut with at least 60% step over

Depending on your humidity, raising the grain helps the fibers to be cut stand up. Thus, when you cut the final pass, the wood will sometimes "shrink" a little bit and give a little tighter grain that needs "less" sanding.

Good luck.

Sean

* this worked well with Conifers (like redwood, cedar, soft pine) Maple and Ash not so much
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Old Fri 29 May 2009, 22:06
Castone
Just call me: Leo #41
 
Soddy Daisy , Tn
United States of America
Lion

Lion Carving 002.jpg This one was cut from pine using a .042" end mill
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Old Fri 29 May 2009, 22:24
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
Leo, now we have to see pictures of your MechMate
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Old Fri 29 May 2009, 22:58
Castone
Just call me: Leo #41
 
Soddy Daisy , Tn
United States of America
Hi Gerald, It is not quiet decent yet. I had built a very small machine just to test out everything. your plans have worked great. But I will get some pictures up as soon as I get it back in shape and increase the table size some.
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Old Fri 29 May 2009, 23:04
Castone
Just call me: Leo #41
 
Soddy Daisy , Tn
United States of America
Lion STL

Here is the STL I made to cut it from.Lion Pic2.jpg
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Old Fri 29 May 2009, 23:30
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
Okay, a new rule for this Showroom section: First show the machine, then show the work.

Don't be shy Leo!
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Old Sun 29 November 2009, 16:47
Castone
Just call me: Leo #41
 
Soddy Daisy , Tn
United States of America
Belt drives

Copied from another thread:

As promised here are a few pictures of the belt drives mounted. I have a few more mold patterns to finish cutting , then I will put up a few pics of different materials such as abs , aluminum and wood. And thanks to JR for getting me started on these belt drives. May also make some ABS vacume formed belt gaurds for them if I can find the time. Thanks
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Old Sun 29 November 2009, 19:42
J.R. Hatcher
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Wilmington, North Carolina
United States of America
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Everything looks great Leo. I know you are proud.
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Old Sun 29 November 2009, 23:13
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
Leo, looks like you have earned serial #41. Great job!
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Old Mon 30 November 2009, 09:21
Gerald D
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Cape Town
South Africa
Oops, I closed this thread by mistake - sorry guys, you can flood Leo with comments now!
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Old Mon 30 November 2009, 09:33
jhiggins7
Just call me: John #26
 
Hebron, Ohio
United States of America
Builder's Log Update

Leo,

Congratulations on the MechMate and Serial #41.

I've updated the Builder's Log here.

Please provide a little more information for the Builder's Log. What are the dimensions of your MechMate? Also, about when did you begin the build?

Please check the entry and let me know any changes you would like.

Love the tranny's.
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Old Mon 30 November 2009, 09:41
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
Before I knew what a "tranny" was, I googled it, and the results were not pretty!

*slaps side of head* transmission! tranny = transmission! That's what we know as a "gearbox".....English cars have gearboxes, American cars have "transmissions" or tranny's
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Old Mon 30 November 2009, 21:29
Castone
Just call me: Leo #41
 
Soddy Daisy , Tn
United States of America
Wow

Wish i had not looked at that ! That link should have a warning label on it.
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Old Mon 30 November 2009, 21:53
myozman
Just call me: Mike #16
 
Demotte,IN
United States of America
Congrats Leo,

Don't worry what it looks like. The dustier, the better. I used to Vac mine off every use, but now just when someone new wants to see it. I try to keep the rails and rollers clean.

Tighten up your stepover and the detail will be improved.

Can't wait to get your "tranny" plates.

Mike
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Old Mon 30 November 2009, 22:38
Castone
Just call me: Leo #41
 
Soddy Daisy , Tn
United States of America
Cast

Hi Mike and thanks , should have you some this week. I leave my step a little on the big side as I only use the wood as a pattern for most things I make. Then I pull a mold from it to make a concrete bench molds from abs. Which mainly I just sell the molds , but as you can see I do pour some of them.
Just click on the link Gerald put up and you will see why I said , I should not have looked.
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Old Tue 01 December 2009, 08:27
jhiggins7
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Hebron, Ohio
United States of America
Leo,

Your work is really outstanding, thanks for sharing.

I added the information you sent me by PM to the Builder's Log here. Thanks for the PM response.
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Old Tue 01 December 2009, 09:39
Alan_c
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Cape Town (Western Cape)
South Africa
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Leo

Nice work, would you mind giving a bit more detail how you go from CNC cut pattern to the final mould (if its not a trade secret).

ps I like your trannys better than Geralds
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Old Tue 01 December 2009, 10:24
Castone
Just call me: Leo #41
 
Soddy Daisy , Tn
United States of America
PM

Alan , I sent you a PM
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Old Fri 04 December 2009, 09:33
lunaj76
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Littleton, (Colorado)
United States of America
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Very nice work!
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Old Fri 04 December 2009, 13:47
Claudiu
Just call me: Claus #43
 
Arad
Romania
Hey Leo,

Congrats on #41.

Claus
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Old Sun 27 December 2009, 20:55
Castone
Just call me: Leo #41
 
Soddy Daisy , Tn
United States of America
Coat Rack

Making a new coat rack for myself. It is 40" long about 10.50" wide, ran about 3 hours . Need to do a little sanding and staining add some hooks and she will be ready to hang on the wall.
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Old Mon 28 December 2009, 00:19
Kobus_Joubert
Just call me: Kobus #6
 
Riversdale Western Cape
South Africa
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Nice Leo, hope you made little drilling marks with your MechMate where you will be putting in hooks for the coats. I do this then I know the things are spaced evenly.
Show us a picture when it is finished.
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Old Sat 02 January 2010, 19:05
Castone
Just call me: Leo #41
 
Soddy Daisy , Tn
United States of America
Done

Here you go Kobus, My camera does not work as well as yours. But here are a couple pics. The screws to mount this to the wall where to be under the hooks so they would not show. But when I started to hang it there where no studs in the wall ,that were spaced like I needed to let me center the thing where I wanted to put it. So I asked my wife if she would ever want to move it later on and she said no, so off I went to get the double sided tape I had left over from my build . I know I will regret this someday but not today HA HA !!
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Old Sat 02 January 2010, 19:48
swatkins
Just call me: Steve
 
Houston
United States of America
Next time you run into the problem of studs not being in the correct place try one of these..... http://www.easyanchors.com/ They work really well!
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Old Sat 02 January 2010, 23:47
Kobus_Joubert
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Riversdale Western Cape
South Africa
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I like I like it very much. Hope the double sided tape will hold the load if all 8 hooks are full of coats. Otherwise you might have a new ventilation / inspection hole in that drywall someday
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Old Sun 03 January 2010, 03:44
sailfl
Just call me: Nils #12
 
Winter Park, FL
United States of America
Leonard,

Your coat rack looks great. Thanks for sharing the final piece.
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