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  #61  
Old Mon 26 February 2018, 05:27
jhiggins7
Just call me: John #26
 
Hebron, Ohio
United States of America
We're here and keeping an eye on your progress. Most of us tend not to post unless we have something to add. I'm anxious to see your completed machine, with logos, (you already have paint) and cutting! Sounds like you're close.
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  #62  
Old Mon 26 February 2018, 06:01
pblackburn
Just call me: Pete #98
 
South-Central Pennsylvania
United States of America
Sorry I was late getting to it but shoulda like you sorted it out already.
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  #63  
Old Mon 26 February 2018, 06:46
IamDave
Just call me: Davey
 
Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
It was a little frustrating. I tried posting a video. Wires hanging everywhere.
I need to get the box mounted and the cable drag chain on, as well as all the E-stops.
Slow but steady getting there.
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  #64  
Old Mon 26 February 2018, 10:01
YANLM
Just call me: Yannick #129
 
ST DENIS
Reunion
hello Davey
i follow you. it seems we are at the same level
good luck for the rest.
Yannick
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  #65  
Old Mon 26 February 2018, 20:21
IamDave
Just call me: Davey
 
Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
Yannick. Thank you, I have been watching yours as well. Nice.
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  #66  
Old Tue 27 February 2018, 06:03
MetalHead
Just call me: Mike
 
Columbiana AL
United States of America
I have been out for a few days, but here are a few threads worth reading.

http://www.mechmate.com/forums/showt...5&postcount=37
http://www.mechmate.com/forums/showt...14&postcount=1
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  #67  
Old Tue 27 February 2018, 06:18
MetalHead
Just call me: Mike
 
Columbiana AL
United States of America
http://www.mechmate.com/forums/showt...2&postcount=39

I caught in the thread above that the Gecko's on that 134 board are not hooked up correctly.
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  #68  
Old Wed 28 February 2018, 06:56
IamDave
Just call me: Davey
 
Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
That is a good catch. I was just using that as an example. (Did not think of ref. credit).
I joined the "CNC Zone" board a while back. Thank you. Now if it will quit raining, I can make enough money to finish this thing.
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  #69  
Old Fri 02 March 2018, 12:57
IamDave
Just call me: Davey
 
Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
Control Box/Panel Mounted

Control panel mounted along with 2 e-switch boxes. I used two brackets from home depot electrical section. Need new drill bits. Now where is that can of paint.
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  #70  
Old Tue 06 March 2018, 15:54
IamDave
Just call me: Davey
 
Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
Going to take a break now. New Buckingham spurs, belt and ropes for the year. See you in the canopies.
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  #71  
Old Mon 12 March 2018, 08:13
jeep534
Just call me: archie
 
prichard, wv
United States of America
Quote:
Originally Posted by MetalHead View Post
It really depends on what your doing. If your going to do typical stuff on the machine the 18 inch is fine. I just built this one for a member and it has the 18 inch plate.

mike can i get more info on these

Thank you
archie
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  #72  
Old Mon 12 March 2018, 08:20
jeep534
Just call me: archie
 
prichard, wv
United States of America
Quote:
Originally Posted by MetalHead View Post
It really depends on what your doing. If your going to do typical stuff on the machine the 18 inch is fine. I just built this one for a member and it has the 18 inch plate.
Mike,
this is what i would like more info on
thank you
archie
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  #73  
Old Tue 13 March 2018, 19:20
MetalHead
Just call me: Mike
 
Columbiana AL
United States of America
I will pm you
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  #74  
Old Tue 20 March 2018, 12:43
IamDave
Just call me: Davey
 
Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
Does anyone place double sided tape, behind the rack on the z-axis? Or is it metal to metal? Got the holes tapped in the rack finally.
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  #75  
Old Wed 21 March 2018, 06:47
IamDave
Just call me: Davey
 
Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
I know 10-40-014 does not show it. I was just wondering. I read some posts earlier in the forum where some used tape there.
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  #76  
Old Wed 21 March 2018, 18:03
IamDave
Just call me: Davey
 
Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
It's all okay, I am developing patience, waiting on parts. Starting to snow, cold 31 degrees, hail, rain, sunshine, wind. To much to climb in trees, to broke not to.
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  #77  
Old Sun 25 March 2018, 19:41
IamDave
Just call me: Davey
 
Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
Do we just purchase another set of plans, if we want to build another one? Or rather for each machine build, we purchase a set of plans for the right to build one.
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  #78  
Old Sun 25 March 2018, 19:53
pblackburn
Just call me: Pete #98
 
South-Central Pennsylvania
United States of America
PM Mike and ask him, I was here before the plans were a monetary value. I do not believe that you have to but I do not know for sure. However keeping this forum up and running does take time and investment so a donation may be all he requires or he may ask for the plans to be purchased again. The proper thing would to PM Mike for a response.
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  #79  
Old Sun 25 March 2018, 22:59
IamDave
Just call me: Davey
 
Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
Thank you. I will do that.
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  #80  
Old Mon 26 March 2018, 23:11
IamDave
Just call me: Davey
 
Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
A Little Closer

Stupid Cold and Rain. Stuck Inside. Got a little closer today. Waiting on Mike to let me know how to buy the Universal Motor Mounts for the Z motor.
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  #81  
Old Tue 27 March 2018, 06:17
MetalHead
Just call me: Mike
 
Columbiana AL
United States of America
I do not ask for the plans to be purchased again. You are restricted to building a machine for yourself. I will allow more than one.

And what Pete said is true, cost a bit to keep the forum going, so donations are always nice.

PM me your address and I will send you the Universal Z mount. Did your kit not have one?
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  #82  
Old Tue 27 March 2018, 08:07
IamDave
Just call me: Davey
 
Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
No sir, I just did not understand the difference when I ordered. Now I do.
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  #83  
Old Sat 07 April 2018, 12:26
IamDave
Just call me: Davey
 
Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
Mike. Thank you for the new Z-mount. Much appreciated.
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  #84  
Old Mon 09 April 2018, 14:10
IamDave
Just call me: Davey
 
Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
Little closer again 2 Steps Back 1 Step Forward

Okay was able to acquire some 3" Channel and 1.5" Tubing.
So I reworked the top as shown on the plans, Bolted the spoil board down securely and filled the holes. Added cross bracing for added stability.
Table is unshakeable now. Plus I will be able to unbolt and remove it through the 36" wide door when time comes. My 10 Year old 535 router, is getting worried. *(Looks like we are in for a long winter.)
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  #85  
Old Thu 19 April 2018, 18:57
IamDave
Just call me: Davey
 
Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
Bouncing around on the table now.

Going back to zero always. Hope to get to run a file tomorrow.
Just some fine tuning to do now. I used a porter cable on it for now. I am going to change it to a spindle later on.
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  #86  
Old Sun 22 April 2018, 18:12
IamDave
Just call me: Davey
 
Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
SO I was jogging around on the table. Changing setting accel and vel and such.
Everything seemed to be working okay. Saved exited out Friday and was gone all day Saturday. When I started it back up. Now my Z axis goes down in both buttons + or -?
It works fine on the other router profile. So it has to be something I changed. (I think).
I did a search on the forum.

Maybe an after-thought, after I asked the question. Possibly I corrupted the XML File by doing all the changes and playing around. I will delete that profile and start again fresh.

Last edited by IamDave; Sun 22 April 2018 at 18:18.. Reason: I am not that bright.
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  #87  
Old Mon 23 April 2018, 14:26
IamDave
Just call me: Davey
 
Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
Yep, that is what it was. Deleted the profile, and started over from scratch.
Back on track. now to calibrate the motors to move the proper time/distance calculations.
This is actually sinking in a little. Today is the 123rd day of January 2018, and it is still raining, windy, and cold.
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  #88  
Old Mon 23 April 2018, 19:27
IamDave
Just call me: Davey
 
Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
Took 4 times to calibrate all 3 axis. Moves exactly an inch when asked to move an inch.
You don't have to worry about the A axis----Is that right?
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  #89  
Old Wed 25 April 2018, 11:34
IamDave
Just call me: Davey
 
Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
Routed the very first piece this morning. Seemed to be okay.
Got to get used to this table, re-oriented where X&Y are different.
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  #90  
Old Wed 25 April 2018, 11:38
ifffff
Just call me: Ivo #38 & #130
 
Parnu
Estonia
Quote:
Originally Posted by IamDave View Post
Took 4 times to calibrate all 3 axis. Moves exactly an inch when asked to move an inch.
You don't have to worry about the A axis----Is that right?
It is more precise when you are calculating step per inch. Or measuring movement over table. One inch can trick you.
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