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  #361  
Old Fri 26 August 2016, 03:31
lonestaral
Just call me: Al #114
 
Isarn
Thailand
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I made some propellers.
Just to hang on the wall with the Lancaster
and the Phantom.
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  #362  
Old Fri 26 August 2016, 08:45
servant74
Just call me: Jack
 
Nashville (Tennessee)
United States of America
Props

Beautiful propellers. ...
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  #363  
Old Sat 27 August 2016, 12:01
Kornerking
Just call me: Pete #127
 
Big Falls, Mn
United States of America
Very Kool.
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  #364  
Old Thu 06 October 2016, 00:26
lonestaral
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Isarn
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Year 3 report

MY,my. time does fly by.
Year 3 already.

2 major improvements made.
Laser position setting.
Z axis touch plate.
Don't know how I managed without them.

1 major disappointment, the Z axis reduction drive.
I worked 99.5% of the time.
Occasionally it missed steps.
So after 2 scrapped jobs, a broken cutter and 2 gouges
in the bed I took it off.

Major problem yesterday.
The cutter noise changed.
When I got there, there was a v roller wheel sitting on the bed.
The machine had lost position, chewed through the side of the job
bent the limit switch bracket and was up against the hard stop still trying to go. Chewed up the energy chain, Cutter was ok, job scrapped.

Finally got it back together this morning.
Then it would not reference.
That turned out to be a wire that a kitten had chewed through sometime last year. It must have just been making contact. Must have disturbed it during repairs.
Never a dull moment.
The wife is away so this year I will do something with the windows.
The stairwell window is first on the list, I always hated it.
Pictures to follow.
Onward to year 4
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  #365  
Old Thu 06 October 2016, 05:08
racedirector
Just call me: Bruce #122
 
New South Wales
Australia
These things are sent to try us Al. Been dealing with issues for a long time but finally have my machine cutting stuff. You've had your share of good things and now the bad things have happened there'll be another 3 or 4 years before things try and go wrong again!
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  #366  
Old Thu 06 October 2016, 07:22
Kornerking
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Big Falls, Mn
United States of America
I will not say anything to jinx it. So far our machine has performed great.
But!!

Next month we are moving to new quarters.
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  #367  
Old Thu 06 October 2016, 08:18
darren salyer
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Wentzville mo
United States of America
Propellers are very cool.
Maybe someday I'll try my hand at one.
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  #368  
Old Sun 23 October 2016, 06:53
lonestaral
Just call me: Al #114
 
Isarn
Thailand
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Back in April I was asked if I could do a job.
The material was expensive and in the round.
Far to dangerous and wasteful to do on a circular saw.
After a week of thinking about it, I had a meeting with the Chancellor of the Exchequer (the wife).
The purchase of a bandsaw was approved.
While not a fortune it was money I could ill afford to spend.

The job was done, the customer pleased and a further order was placed.
I have had two other jobs from another source since that I could not have done without the bandsaw.

While not an accountant, I think it has paid for itself.
Like the MechMate.
It has kept me sane (it can also drive me mad) and given me a focus.
It still impresses the hell out of me when the sumo dances a ballet.
I can do things that I could not do before.

My latest project is the stairwell window in Gothic architecture.
Sample photo, 400mm diameter, one of a pair.
A Quatrofoil. A 12 piece construction.

The Trefoils are fitted, working on the Cinquefoils now.
More to do.
Looking forward to tomorrow.

Thank you Gerald.
Thank you all.
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Old Tue 25 October 2016, 19:48
lonestaral
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Isarn
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It has given me 'A new outlook'

The logos are not as cool as they were.
One got chewed up when the wheel came off.
Lets see what the day brings.
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  #370  
Old Wed 26 October 2016, 11:47
Kornerking
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Big Falls, Mn
United States of America
It is fun and frustrating . Fortunately what I do is pretty straight forward.
Sur has made a difference in our bottom line being able to do the 5 sided dovetail drawers.
We are moving next month and hopefully there won't be massive re tuning.
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Old Thu 27 October 2016, 06:18
lonestaral
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Isarn
Thailand
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Never tried this before so lets see if it works.
No it did not.

Lets try this instead.

https://photos.google.com/album/AF1Q...0SvLrjgmxcU0sq

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  #372  
Old Thu 27 October 2016, 09:32
darren salyer
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Wentzville mo
United States of America
didn't work for me
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  #373  
Old Thu 27 October 2016, 19:42
lonestaral
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Isarn
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Lets try this.
https://goo.gl/photos/A4XLFzDT6x3uD3wDA
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  #374  
Old Fri 28 October 2016, 00:39
Alan_c
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Grabouw (Western Cape)
South Africa
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That works, looks good!
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  #375  
Old Sun 04 December 2016, 05:19
lonestaral
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Isarn
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Finished at the moment.
Might make an inner arch.

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1Q...d2b2hmTmFSclNn

Hopefully that is the correct link.
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  #376  
Old Sun 04 December 2016, 09:54
Mrayhursh
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Riverview, Florida
United States of America
Nice Work

That is nice
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Old Sun 04 December 2016, 13:42
Tom Ayres
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Bassett (VA)
United States of America
Hurshy! Where you've been hiding?
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  #378  
Old Sun 04 December 2016, 15:42
Mrayhursh
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Riverview, Florida
United States of America
i had a stroke and my diabetes hit me and i spent a week in the hospital with menerdes disease so i am trying to get well.. i just built on xcarve and learning to use vcarve pro, inkscape, gcode readers. found that arduino type use grbl. I am working on the mechmate again and interfacing with 80/20. so we will see how it comes out. I don't have the room. so it is going to be smaller. good hearing from you.
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Old Sun 04 December 2016, 19:15
lonestaral
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Isarn
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Hey Hurshy.
Thanks and get well soon.
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Old Tue 17 January 2017, 04:33
lonestaral
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Isarn
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Finished it.
https://photos.google.com/share/AF1Q...d2b2hmTmFSclNn

Door panels from last year.

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1Q...VQSFBXNXpXRnV3

What to do next ?
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  #381  
Old Tue 17 January 2017, 05:19
Kornerking
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Big Falls, Mn
United States of America
Very kool.
Is this for a certain building or just something you are doing up?
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Old Tue 17 January 2017, 14:34
digger
Just call me: Milosh #113
 
Toronto
Canada
Al looks great.

It would be nice to see it while cutting.
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  #383  
Old Wed 18 January 2017, 01:21
lonestaral
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Isarn
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Thanks Pete.
It is just for my stairwell window.
I looked at it every day for nearly 10 years and it always annoyed me.
I finally got the inspiration to do something about it.
I hope the wife likes it when she gets back.

Milosh,
Thanks for the invitation but,
there are plenty of videos that show bigger and faster machines than my sedate little sumo.
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  #384  
Old Thu 19 January 2017, 03:15
racedirector
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New South Wales
Australia
That is very cool Al, your little machine is performing rather nicely I must say!
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Old Fri 03 February 2017, 03:40
lonestaral
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Isarn
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It is not performing now.
Definitely a fault on the driver board.
Just proved it by swapping wires.

Thinking of getting one of these.
https://www.aliexpress.com/store/pro...612.0.0.J1YHnn

USB, Mach 3, 24v, same motor connections, sounds ok to me.

Any opinions before I order it on Sunday?
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  #386  
Old Fri 03 February 2017, 08:26
servant74
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Nashville (Tennessee)
United States of America
No experience with this one. Normally, you get what you pay for.

I do purchase things from Bangood or AyliExpress from time to time, but quality I find as variable so be prepared to re-purchase a possibly higher cost option later.
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  #387  
Old Fri 03 February 2017, 14:17
danilom
Just call me: Danilo #64
 
Novi Sad
Serbia
What are you going to use those toshiba TB6600 "printer" size stepper drives for? Can't comment on the USB board, other sources say these boards are unreliable
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  #388  
Old Fri 03 February 2017, 21:32
lonestaral
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Isarn
Thailand
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Thanks guys.
Other stepper driver models are

TB6560

M5045

MA860H

Would any of them be suitable?
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  #389  
Old Sat 04 February 2017, 02:38
danilom
Just call me: Danilo #64
 
Novi Sad
Serbia
Just buy AM882 drives they can also be found cheap on ali, you wont recognize your machine after.
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  #390  
Old Sat 04 February 2017, 07:13
javeria
Just call me: Irfan #33
 
Bangalore
India
DMA 860 H are also good drivers - you can power them up directly providing AC from the transformer.

R / Irfan
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