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Old Wed 15 September 2010, 18:44
smreish
Just call me: Sean - #5, 28, 58 and others
 
Orlando, Florida
United States of America
...started another MM, because I don't have one at home!

Hi gang.
After the loss of #5 to my previous employer, I have decided to build my very own, personal MM.

Hopefully, since this will be my 4th MM build, I won't make as many mistakes as previous tries.

Not a quick build, but kitchen table project started as of today.

I'll keep you posted on what version I will attempt this time

...now where did I put that build manual from 2005?

Sean
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Old Wed 15 September 2010, 20:20
bradm
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Somerville(MA)
United States of America
Go, Sean, go! We'd offer to help, but ... ya prolly got it covered.
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Old Wed 15 September 2010, 21:11
domino11
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Cornwall, Ontario
Canada
Good luck Sean! You won't need it at this point Im sure though.
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Old Wed 15 September 2010, 23:50
hennie
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Roodepoort JHB
South Africa
again!! good luck.
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Old Thu 16 September 2010, 02:28
AuS MaDDoG
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Brisbane
Australia
Way to Go Sean !!!!

Good luck with the build, although you probably do not need luck as your pretty experienced by now

Cheers
Tony.
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Old Thu 16 September 2010, 07:57
chunkychips
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Melbourne
Australia
Welcome to the forum Sean. If you need any tips let me know
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Old Thu 16 September 2010, 09:26
Kobus_Joubert
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Dalview
South Africa
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I can sell you some cheap stepper motor drivers
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Old Thu 16 September 2010, 11:31
PEU
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Buenos Aires
Argentina
You will do fine, you read mm and don't think about candies
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Old Thu 16 September 2010, 14:23
smreish
Just call me: Sean - #5, 28, 58 and others
 
Orlando, Florida
United States of America
MM fabrication is like an addiction. I have to build the machine....I have to build the machine...I have to build the machine.
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Old Thu 16 September 2010, 14:42
bradm
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Somerville(MA)
United States of America
Pretty soon it'll be one of those really satisfying rote jobs like spiking the deck just before the load in, or legging a platform, or getting a spot on bounce focus. "What did you do this morning, Sean?" "Oh, I built another MechMate."
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Old Thu 16 September 2010, 14:49
domino11
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Cornwall, Ontario
Canada
Sean,
Have you decided on the cutting size or any of the other build particulars yet?
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Old Thu 16 September 2010, 14:52
smreish
Just call me: Sean - #5, 28, 58 and others
 
Orlando, Florida
United States of America
Brad....your funny.
Well, it would have it that I have a number of clients asking for prototype parts and machine designs. It's really hard for me NOT to have an accurate way of doing that. I mean, it's so much easier to push "start" than actually going out to the bridgeport with a vernier and doing the hard way!
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Old Thu 16 September 2010, 15:23
smreish
Just call me: Sean - #5, 28, 58 and others
 
Orlando, Florida
United States of America
This build will, of course, be different than the previous.

G540 (plus the NC POD or PMDX 122 spare) I bought years ago for additional I/O
39V - 500 W power supply
5volt tap
12volt tap
OM 296****7.2 motors 1.5mH, unipolar

(5volt - for crosshair and laser pointer)
(12volt - for prox set up)

5' x 8 or 5' x 10' bed.....5'x8' cutting area, 2' area for "special stuff"

2x2 & 2x4 rectangular tube frame
standard mm rails
24" z slide

This is what's in my head....of course, subject to change.

Sean

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Old Sun 19 September 2010, 04:41
Robert M
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Lac-Brome, Qc
Canada
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All the best on this one buddy…..wishing for you this one is a keeper !!
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Old Sun 19 September 2010, 14:22
Leko
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Kaukapakapa
New Zealand
Maybe you should make this one small enough to fit in the back of your truck. That way when it time to skedaddle you can grab it and go!!

Hmmmm.....maybe two bolt together 4'x5' frames with full length rails bolted to the top....
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Old Sun 19 September 2010, 14:32
smreish
Just call me: Sean - #5, 28, 58 and others
 
Orlando, Florida
United States of America
Matthew,
Now that's a pretty good idea. Good thing I haven't started building the table yet.
So, does that mean your going to fly down and help me wire and commission the machine again!?
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Old Mon 27 September 2010, 11:10
qroger
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Matthews (North Carolina)
United States of America
Mobile Table

Start the build using a trailer as the sub-base. Then if you have to move, put some wheels on it, back up the truck, and away you go.
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Old Thu 30 December 2010, 05:24
Robert M
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Lac-Brome, Qc
Canada
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What's cooking ??

So buddy….was this a teaser
Com’on….show us some update of your situation
Later, Robert
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