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  #31  
Old Mon 22 July 2013, 11:32
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
Well done Andrew! Why do we have so few MM builders from the UK?
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  #32  
Old Mon 22 July 2013, 16:10
Andrew_standen
Just call me: Andrew #109
 
Dorset
United Kingdom
Not sure Gerald.
I didnt find anything too difficult and this forum has all the answers if you look hard enough.
Could be the cost. Every time you see a dollar sign I see 2 pounds.
I purchased a lot of parts from the USA as the UK parts were so expensive even after shipping and import taxes the American parts were still cheaper. In some cases still 50%.
If anyone in the UK reads this and needs help, just ask me.
I'm no expert but I can cut parts now.
Talking of cost.... Mechmate decals !!! Trying to find some that i can afford, been quoted 60 , thats too much , and i need them to apply for a build number, but I'm not paying UK prices.
After all that, I have a smile on my face like a Cheshire cat , ear to ear.
And I have a Mechmate cnc machine.
Thank you for all your work.
Regards Andrew
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  #33  
Old Mon 22 July 2013, 16:47
pblackburn
Just call me: Pete #98
 
South-Central Pennsylvania
United States of America
I often wondered that as well. Never thought about the cost with the added taxes that you guys have over there but that makes sense. You did a nice build and now you have bragging rights. It is nothing anyone can take away from you. As far as decals, Metalhead might be able to send you some. They are $10 here in the US, I do not know your currency there.
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  #34  
Old Sun 01 September 2013, 10:27
Andrew_standen
Just call me: Andrew #109
 
Dorset
United Kingdom
now with decals

Is it good enough for a build number?
Its fantastic to use
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  #35  
Old Sun 01 September 2013, 10:35
Andrew_standen
Just call me: Andrew #109
 
Dorset
United Kingdom
Photos re sized
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  #36  
Old Sun 01 September 2013, 11:36
MetalHead
Just call me: Mike
 
Columbiana AL
United States of America
Outstanding! Looks like your ready for that serial number! Congrats on a great build.
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  #37  
Old Sun 01 September 2013, 15:10
HomeMadeCnc
Just call me: Tim
 
Calgary, Alberta
Canada
Congratz! Now the real work begins
Cheers
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  #38  
Old Sun 01 September 2013, 15:15
servant74
Just call me: Jack
 
Nashville (Tennessee)
United States of America
Whoop! Great!!
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  #39  
Old Sun 01 September 2013, 16:07
cleyte
Just call me: Clayton #106
 
Bishop's Falls, Newfoundland
Canada
Congratulations on a great job!!! You now go from builder to operator and that's where the rewards await.
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  #40  
Old Sun 01 September 2013, 19:17
Andrew_standen
Just call me: Andrew #109
 
Dorset
United Kingdom
Cutting up scraps of timber, maple, oak and walnut
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  #41  
Old Sun 01 September 2013, 20:04
Andrew_standen
Just call me: Andrew #109
 
Dorset
United Kingdom
Smile

Thank you all your kind words and help guys, now the fun really starts
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  #42  
Old Mon 09 September 2013, 11:34
MetalHead
Just call me: Mike
 
Columbiana AL
United States of America
Great build !!! Glad you could get those logos local !!! You get #109
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  #43  
Old Mon 09 September 2013, 12:32
Andrew_standen
Just call me: Andrew #109
 
Dorset
United Kingdom
Smile

Thank you Mike.
Proud owner number 109
Andrew
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  #44  
Old Mon 09 September 2013, 21:12
darren salyer
Just call me: Darren #101
 
Wentzville mo
United States of America
Very well done, Sir.
Now the real fun starts....
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  #45  
Old Wed 11 September 2013, 08:07
Andrew_standen
Just call me: Andrew #109
 
Dorset
United Kingdom
Ran the Mechmate for 3 hours last night. Largest card is 250mm by 430mm.
Maximum depth 2.5mm into 6mm material.
Kept the good lady happy.
And now I have a few more to make !

I want to make chairs......
but all this machine has done is to increase my honey list !
Lol.
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  #46  
Old Wed 11 September 2013, 08:27
KenC
Just call me: Ken
 
Klang
Malaysia
Nice job!
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  #47  
Old Wed 11 September 2013, 08:39
jhiggins7
Just call me: John #26
 
Hebron, Ohio
United States of America
Updated Builder's Log

Andrew,

Congratulations on completing your build and earning Serial Number 109.

Here's the Updated Builder's Log with your entry added.
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  #48  
Old Wed 11 September 2013, 09:06
Andrew_standen
Just call me: Andrew #109
 
Dorset
United Kingdom
Thanks John.
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  #49  
Old Wed 11 September 2013, 14:27
HomeMadeCnc
Just call me: Tim
 
Calgary, Alberta
Canada
Congratz on the build and your projects! This machine will change your life, good luck on the schooling, lots to learn
Cheers!
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  #50  
Old Thu 19 September 2013, 09:10
MK_CATANZARO
Just call me: mike #105
 
cincinnati,oh
United States of America
If you mirror those tarot cuts and roll ink on them, you have a nice set of printing blocks. I've been doing a few of these lately and it works beautifully on the mechmate. I use Extira for mine because of the moisture resistance.
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  #51  
Old Mon 23 September 2013, 16:56
Andrew_standen
Just call me: Andrew #109
 
Dorset
United Kingdom
Thats a good idea. Might try that. Cheers
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  #52  
Old Tue 15 October 2013, 08:39
Andrew_standen
Just call me: Andrew #109
 
Dorset
United Kingdom
Having fun with this. Found a use for scrap ply from work.
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  #53  
Old Tue 15 October 2013, 08:42
darren salyer
Just call me: Darren #101
 
Wentzville mo
United States of America
Very nice. I've never been able to get ply to look that good.
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  #54  
Old Tue 15 October 2013, 09:48
KenC
Just call me: Ken
 
Klang
Malaysia
Loving it!!!
Would you care to elaborate what that tooth brush is for?
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  #55  
Old Tue 15 October 2013, 12:34
sailfl
Just call me: Nils #12
 
Winter Park, FL
United States of America
Ken,

That is what he used to stain the wood.
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  #56  
Old Tue 15 October 2013, 12:42
KenC
Just call me: Ken
 
Klang
Malaysia
Nils,
Thanks for the heads up.
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  #57  
Old Tue 15 October 2013, 14:22
Andrew_standen
Just call me: Andrew #109
 
Dorset
United Kingdom
Used Gaboon plywood scraps from work.
Nice clean 18mm plywood.
Cam was aspire.
Running mach3
Cutter onsrud 30-25 I think. 1/4 inch shank. 0.020 inch tip on 30 degrees
Running at 2100 rpm. Feed 2500mm per min. 1.3mm depth of cut. One pass.
Program ran for 2hours 3mins.
Wax (applied with old tooth brush) is liberon bison black walnut.
Comes up with a nice shine.
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  #58  
Old Tue 15 October 2013, 15:55
Andrew_standen
Just call me: Andrew #109
 
Dorset
United Kingdom
Opps that should read . Running at 21000 rpm.!
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  #59  
Old Tue 15 October 2013, 20:06
lonestaral
Just call me: Al #114
 
Isarn
Thailand
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Looks good.
Better than the plywood we get here.
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  #60  
Old Wed 15 January 2014, 09:07
Andrew_standen
Just call me: Andrew #109
 
Dorset
United Kingdom
Dolls House

Had to have a go at a makecnc.com dolls house for my grand daughter.
So I ran this on 6th mdf then painted it.
2.5mm cutter on 6th mdf. 12000 rpm 3000 mm per minute. 4th depth of cut.
Result.
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