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  #31  
Old Mon 30 June 2008, 11:45
05fmtc
Just call me: Steve
 
Norfolk, VA
United States of America
Agreed

I have looked at other options for building a table, and someone pointed me to the Mechmate...

I first was going to do one of the JGRO or Joe's plans, but wanted something w/ a bit of size...

Then I was told I could purchase plans from the Joe CNC 2006 or whatever dude, and that would have been great...

But finally I came to this site and checked things out.

It's great Gerald can put all this time and energy into this... And it's greatly appreciated... Plus in the end, making a great plan available free, is unheard of, then the support on top of it, what's the catch?...

Once I get some projects out of the way, Im defintely putting some time aside to build a mech mate!...

Thanks Gerald for all your help and support!...

Oh yea, I was thinking maybe you should add a Dontate to Mechmate!!! link... Im sure there would be many willing to "tip" you for all the help and savings you have passed our way!
  #32  
Old Mon 30 June 2008, 12:01
sailfl
Just call me: Nils #12
 
Winter Park, FL
United States of America
Steve,

Welcome to MechMate. I am just one of guys building a machine.

There is no catch..... if you call asking you to paint your machine Blue and put the MechMate name on it then there is a catch.

Good luck with your build.
  #33  
Old Mon 30 June 2008, 12:41
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
There is no "donate button" for 2 reasons:

- I would have to think twice about evicting a poster if he had donated, and
- PayPal does not allow any African country to receive funds to their account.

Actually, I enjoy the freedom of staying away from the cash.
  #34  
Old Mon 30 June 2008, 13:05
05fmtc
Just call me: Steve
 
Norfolk, VA
United States of America
Yea, Im more then willing to paint it blue and put MechMate name on it.

And the build will probably be a month or so out, as we are having a new garage built at our home. But trying to get materials sourced out in the mean time.

Im glad I have access to all the necessary tools and contacts through work, so that should save me tons of time. No need to source laser cutting, welding, milling, etc.

I was curious for the files to be downloaded, as far as plans. I checked on out, and it was some 30+ pages, is that a complete set of plans?... I briefly scrolled through it, so didnt see everything. Just wondering because there are 5/6 different files to download, and wanted to make sure I wasn't mixing plans together. I wanted to take the plans to a print shop and get some larger ones made.

And Gerald, 2 very good points I didn't even think of w/ the donating.

Do you have to get an overseas acct. or something like that to use Paypal in Africa?... Just curious...
  #35  
Old Mon 30 June 2008, 13:37
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
Steve, you may have caught me in the middle of changing all the downloads. There are 5 parts with 150 drawings, plus some .dxf's zipped together.
  #36  
Old Mon 30 June 2008, 15:49
05fmtc
Just call me: Steve
 
Norfolk, VA
United States of America
Gotcha Gerald, I'll just hold tight for a little bit...
  #37  
Old Mon 30 June 2008, 20:43
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
No need to hold back - I had already added all the drawings to the downloads page by the time I made the previous post.
  #38  
Old Tue 01 July 2008, 02:41
05fmtc
Just call me: Steve
 
Norfolk, VA
United States of America
Yea, I noticed that by last night!... Thanks!
  #39  
Old Tue 08 July 2008, 22:32
thesaent14
Just call me: Manny
 
Miami
United States of America
well is nice to be back i am ready now to start my MM and have to tell you for the time i was away from this forum i have not stop thinking on making my blue beast and be proud to say i made it i remember my first post i got banned lol because i was just being lazy asking for short cuts but i have come to understand why gerald got mad and i thank him for giving me a second chance i have seeing the other machines like this one a perfect copy but i tell you i like the blue not gray lol plus i want to make it my self thanks gerald for all the hard work

manny

btw
i have two days reading here wow much to catch up
  #40  
Old Tue 08 July 2008, 23:27
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
Welcome back Manny!
  #41  
Old Thu 10 July 2008, 18:47
thesaent14
Just call me: Manny
 
Miami
United States of America
thanks gerald i am happy to be back
  #42  
Old Tue 05 August 2008, 12:13
PEU
Just call me: Pablo
 
Buenos Aires
Argentina
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gerald D View Post
I think it would be reasonable if I asked for 2.5% of sale price, or 5% of profit, whichever the higher, as a "licence fee"?
Hi, 1st post in the forum, I came from CNCZone, been member there since 2005. Started by making my own CNC router and now I sell Syil CNC Machines

I wonder if these % are still current, not that I want to start a Mechmate tomorrow or sell for profit, but the more I read the more I like the open approach of this design, and if I ever build one for myself it would be nice to know that I can make more for a profit knowing all the licencing costs.

Greetings from Buenos Aires, Argentina


Pablo
  #43  
Old Tue 05 August 2008, 12:43
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
Hi Pablo, those figures are still a dream - it hasn't happened yet.
  #44  
Old Tue 05 August 2008, 15:48
PEU
Just call me: Pablo
 
Buenos Aires
Argentina
I hope that sooner than later you can realize your dream, these figures are fair in my book

BTW, Im sure there is a thread where I can read the detailed specifications/capabilities of the machine regarding accuracy/rapids/weight etc but I can't find it, can you provide me with a link? Thanks!


Pablo
PS: Im still reading and reading the forum
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