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  #751  
Old Mon 20 July 2015, 11:04
servant74
Just call me: Jack
 
Nashville (Tennessee)
United States of America
Darren ... No, I don't he also sells several at various powers up to 20W, but that is WAY out of my toy budget. I love the plasma cut BTW.

At one time I saw a 'drill add on' for a shopbot. It was just a little drill used to do 5mm holes (or whatever) basically to help make building flat pack shelving quicker. I thought that mounting a laser the same way on the same head as a spindle would be a great way to use it. I guess that is pretty much what the 'laser foot' guy did, but that was on a separate dust collection style foot. I do understand that so the laser 'smoke' could be treated and not just run through the chip/dust collector.

Last edited by servant74; Mon 20 July 2015 at 11:07.. Reason: mounting note
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  #752  
Old Mon 20 July 2015, 13:41
darren salyer
Just call me: Darren #101
 
Wentzville mo
United States of America
Yeah, outta my toy budget too.
Even though I've almost sold my cabinet shop off piece by piece...
Maybe after I'm set up in a new, smaller shop...
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  #753  
Old Mon 20 July 2015, 14:28
servant74
Just call me: Jack
 
Nashville (Tennessee)
United States of America
Since I have no bidness need, all my stuff is toy. With any kind of a 'real bidness' (aka, positive cash flow) I could see where a spot drill and/or laser (for basically laser stamping parts) could be valuable and save other machine or people time elsewhere in the shop. For me, I would just love the neat toy.
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  #754  
Old Thu 06 August 2015, 10:18
darren salyer
Just call me: Darren #101
 
Wentzville mo
United States of America
A "little" cutout I did a couple days ago.

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  #755  
Old Thu 06 August 2015, 10:21
IMMark
Just call me: Mark #119
 
Columbus Ohio
United States of America
Very nice work Darren, what is the material?
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  #756  
Old Thu 06 August 2015, 13:58
darren salyer
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Wentzville mo
United States of America
Thanks, Mark 1/2" Baltic Birch plywood.
Heres another recent one. Same material

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  #757  
Old Thu 06 August 2015, 15:16
sailfl
Just call me: Nils #12
 
Winter Park, FL
United States of America
Darren, they look good.
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  #758  
Old Thu 06 August 2015, 16:15
darren salyer
Just call me: Darren #101
 
Wentzville mo
United States of America
Thank you Nils. These are a lot of fun to do.
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  #759  
Old Thu 06 August 2015, 20:23
darren salyer
Just call me: Darren #101
 
Wentzville mo
United States of America
Friend of mine has a company that stamps decorative concrete patios.
I v carved his company name into a scrap of Corian and poured Hobby Lobby rubber mold material into it to make a flexible stamp he can emboss each patio with, as Company branding. The border is about 3.5" x 7", for reference.

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  #760  
Old Fri 07 August 2015, 02:45
sailfl
Just call me: Nils #12
 
Winter Park, FL
United States of America
Darren,

If you decided you want to do more molds, look at this website.

http://www.reynoldsam.com/
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  #761  
Old Fri 07 August 2015, 03:30
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
Another one-stop moulding shop http://www.smooth-on.com/ (represented out here by www.amtcomposites.co.za)
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  #762  
Old Fri 07 August 2015, 06:43
bradm
Just call me: Brad #10
 
Somerville(MA)
United States of America
Those two are the same; Reynolds Advanced Materials provides the Smooth-On line of products. I don't know if that's from a past acquisition or not.
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  #763  
Old Fri 07 August 2015, 11:45
darren salyer
Just call me: Darren #101
 
Wentzville mo
United States of America
Thanks for the input, guys.
I went to Hobby Lobby this time, because it was convenient, and I had a 24 hr. deadline before he had a huge job to stamp.
He was MORE than happy to pay the $20 US for the material to meet the deadline.
I'd definitely look for a cheaper source if I were to do very many.
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  #764  
Old Thu 20 August 2015, 05:57
darren salyer
Just call me: Darren #101
 
Wentzville mo
United States of America
Have a friend of mine doing cleanup work on the monogram font...its definitely getting closer. A little more work on a couple of the interior curves, and this letter will be good to go. What a labor intensive job.

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  #765  
Old Thu 20 August 2015, 06:17
lonestaral
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Isarn
Thailand
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That looks the B uisness.
What material ?

What diameter cutters ? or was it a scroll/fretsaw attachment for #101 ?

Last edited by lonestaral; Thu 20 August 2015 at 06:18.. Reason: Machine number
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  #766  
Old Thu 20 August 2015, 07:22
pblackburn
Just call me: Pete #98
 
South-Central Pennsylvania
United States of America
If someone is used to looking at vectors, they would pick it up but for most people it looks good as is.
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  #767  
Old Thu 20 August 2015, 16:47
darren salyer
Just call me: Darren #101
 
Wentzville mo
United States of America
1/2" Baltic birch plywood.
.125" downspiral 2 flute bit.
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  #768  
Old Tue 22 September 2015, 13:08
bradyaero
Just call me: Greg #19
 
Smiths Falls, Ontario
Canada
now that is really awesome, has anyone tried a laser on their MM yet?
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  #769  
Old Tue 22 September 2015, 15:49
silverdog
Just call me: Sergio #70
 
Rome
Italy
Lasers are very light as they don't have any force on the tool,the Mechmate would not be competitive against them. And lasers machine (co2 100watts) are very cheap compared to Mill machines ...
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  #770  
Old Tue 22 September 2015, 16:14
Tokamak
Just call me: John #121
 
Monrovia (ca)
United States of America
Like this?

http://www.mechmate.com/forums/showt...nrovia&page=12
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  #771  
Old Wed 23 September 2015, 18:32
bradyaero
Just call me: Greg #19
 
Smiths Falls, Ontario
Canada
wow, awesome, I'm going to have to try this, thanks for the info!

Greg
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  #772  
Old Sun 17 April 2016, 13:08
pblackburn
Just call me: Pete #98
 
South-Central Pennsylvania
United States of America
Hey Darren, how have you been?
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  #773  
Old Sun 17 April 2016, 15:39
darren salyer
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Wentzville mo
United States of America
About the same, Pete. Been doing a few things, but nothing real earth shattering.
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  #774  
Old Thu 21 April 2016, 12:51
Robert M
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Lac-Brome, Qc
Canada
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I'd say....we're pretty much all riding in the same boat...
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  #775  
Old Thu 21 April 2016, 19:30
lonestaral
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Isarn
Thailand
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Hope you are not up the creek without oars.
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  #776  
Old Thu 21 April 2016, 19:41
Robert M
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Lac-Brome, Qc
Canada
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Al....in my book ( and neck of the woods)
it's called...assume your act, be responsible....even if you're pushing your limits
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  #777  
Old Fri 22 April 2016, 03:11
Gd_Maitre
Just call me: Maestro
 
London
United Kingdom
Coool ...
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  #778  
Old Sun 10 July 2016, 15:30
pblackburn
Just call me: Pete #98
 
South-Central Pennsylvania
United States of America
How is everything now Darren?
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  #779  
Old Wed 13 July 2016, 14:25
darren salyer
Just call me: Darren #101
 
Wentzville mo
United States of America
Hey Pete.
Haven't checked in in a few days.
Doing a little better. Totally out of the Remodeling game now. REmoving that stress was definitely nice, but I miss the fun stuff and the money.
Too poor to call myself retired, but doing enough with the CNC to keep the bills paid.
Nothing earth shattering, unfortunately.
How's tricks in your neck of the woods?
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