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  #31  
Old Tue 29 September 2009, 18:08
Claudiu
Just call me: Claus #43
 
Arad
Romania
Hi Ivo

That is a good looking build!
I also thought about an integrated Indexer, your approach is definitely a good one.

Show me more...
Greetings
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  #32  
Old Thu 01 October 2009, 15:06
ifffff
Just call me: Ivo #38
 
Parnu
Estonia
Some pictures meanwhile. Looks like i bended one cable chain carrier wrong, but let it is - works so too. For indexer valley i made closing plate for that if i need bigger flat table.
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  #33  
Old Thu 01 October 2009, 17:09
Robert M
Just call me: Robert
 
Lac-Brome, Qc
Canada
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Nothing like moving on and no time wasted, but in your case, you’re speeding up…. Nicely !
Nice progress Ivo, looking forward to see it in action !.....what, maybe by Sunday ??
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  #34  
Old Fri 02 October 2009, 04:18
ifffff
Just call me: Ivo #38
 
Parnu
Estonia
Maybe on sunday, but not on this sunday yet. Need to build Z axis. Im making it on linear rails. On weekend i plan finish sketching it and make metal work.
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  #35  
Old Wed 07 October 2009, 15:57
ifffff
Just call me: Ivo #38
 
Parnu
Estonia
For now Z axis is almost done. When i get water cooling system http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Produc...C=1160&ID=1618need build place for it. Then need search gas spring and make painting job.
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  #36  
Old Wed 07 October 2009, 16:05
ifffff
Just call me: Ivo #38
 
Parnu
Estonia
Hmmmm or this??? http://uk.thermaltake.eu/product_inf...745&ov=n&ovid=It has 3 times bigger cooling.
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  #37  
Old Wed 07 October 2009, 23:57
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
Nice progress!
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  #38  
Old Thu 08 October 2009, 07:23
javeria
Just call me: Irfan #33
 
Bangalore
India
Certainly a very nice Z axis design!
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  #39  
Old Thu 08 October 2009, 07:41
jhiggins7
Just call me: John #26
 
Hebron, Ohio
United States of America
Looking good Ivo.

How much Z axis travel will you have?
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  #40  
Old Thu 08 October 2009, 09:23
ifffff
Just call me: Ivo #38
 
Parnu
Estonia
Z axis travel is about 50cm.
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  #41  
Old Wed 14 October 2009, 15:37
ifffff
Just call me: Ivo #38
 
Parnu
Estonia
Today i was cutting on plasma table what i have built. Was windy day and sometimes power from grid is waving. Not so much that it goes off but enough to shut down computer and ruined cutting job two times. So came on my head idea to add on system UPS (about 1000VA) what poweres computer and drivers-steppers. Idea is on that little power waving can cause computer shutdown and maybe loosed steps, but if plasma unit (on mechmate spindle) is unpowered about second - two it fires itself again or dont loose fire at all. On mechmate is possible make so if is small power loss and main relay opens it stops feeding and spindle goes up to safe z. Has anyone done it and some advice on that idea?

One picture of this plasma too, havent made pictures now its made on summer when was doing wiring job. Control box later moved off to separate it electrically to maschine. Plasma causes lot-lot of electrical noise. I built it for one metalworking company just before started my own mechmate.
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  #42  
Old Sun 25 October 2009, 15:23
ifffff
Just call me: Ivo #38
 
Parnu
Estonia
For now its cutting I replaced spindle to cheap router because spindle VFD what i had was faulty, and replacing it takes about 2 or 3 weeks. It cuts nice and smooth. Only this router is noisy, water cooled spindle is much-much quieter. But looks lihe i need to order Mechmate stickers.
To finally complete i need to end wiring job, sensors, puchbuttons etc. dont work yet. And then start build indexer axis.
One picture of one test job too. Its made on my friend picture. G-code is made with Artcam.Tool was 6mm ball nose and stepover 0,7mm
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  #43  
Old Mon 26 October 2009, 10:34
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
Well done Ivo! You are now in the "älready cutting" section of the forum

Why the square hole in the head?
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  #44  
Old Mon 26 October 2009, 13:43
domino11
Just call me: Heath
 
Cornwall, Ontario
Canada
Looks like it could be an ear.
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  #45  
Old Mon 26 October 2009, 14:39
buibui
Just call me: John #34
 
Seattle
United States of America
Congratulations, Ivo! I like the plasma too...did you adapt the Mechmate design?
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  #46  
Old Mon 26 October 2009, 17:04
ifffff
Just call me: Ivo #38
 
Parnu
Estonia
No its not ear. Just hasnt more uncutted mdf, and thought that hole will be cutted over but didnt. On plasma yes main beams and crossover beams are adapted on Mechmate design. But damn i think that router will not last so long if i get fixed VFD back, started today already making little unusual noise, but still working.
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  #47  
Old Tue 03 November 2009, 16:00
ifffff
Just call me: Ivo #38
 
Parnu
Estonia
Finally i got today stickers. And it looks with them nicer then i thought .
On Z axis temporary tied little anvil because router is lighter then spindle and Z axis was loosing steps sometimes when making down moves
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  #48  
Old Tue 03 November 2009, 21:03
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
Hi Ivo, yes that looks quite smart! And you have serial number 37.
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  #49  
Old Tue 03 November 2009, 21:12
domino11
Just call me: Heath
 
Cornwall, Ontario
Canada
Congratulations Ivo!
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  #50  
Old Tue 03 November 2009, 21:32
Castone
Just call me: Leo #41
 
Soddy Daisy , Tn
United States of America
Good job Ivo! Looks great !
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  #51  
Old Wed 04 November 2009, 05:30
ifffff
Just call me: Ivo #38
 
Parnu
Estonia
Gerald should not be serial number 38? In builders log i already see number 37.
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  #52  
Old Wed 04 November 2009, 07:11
jhiggins7
Just call me: John #26
 
Hebron, Ohio
United States of America
Gerald,

Yep, Ivo is right. Bill of Weiser, Idaho has Serial #37.
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  #53  
Old Wed 04 November 2009, 07:34
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
Oops, make that #38 then!
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  #54  
Old Wed 04 November 2009, 08:00
jhiggins7
Just call me: John #26
 
Hebron, Ohio
United States of America
Update Builder's Log

Ivo,

Congratulations on your build and Serial #38!

Here is the Updated Builder's Log.

Please let me know of any changes to your entry that you would like to make.

I'm anxious to see you put the "indexer notch" to work.
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  #55  
Old Wed 04 November 2009, 09:33
domino11
Just call me: Heath
 
Cornwall, Ontario
Canada
Gerald,
There must be too many now if you are starting to lose track of the numbers.
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  #56  
Old Wed 04 November 2009, 11:48
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
Bear in mind that most people finish and post their pictures late at night after a hard day's work. But because most are to the west of me, I am already asleep. And then, at about 5am when I look at the forum for the first time, and am STILL asleep, I get confronted with keeping track of numbers!
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  #57  
Old Thu 10 December 2009, 10:44
ifffff
Just call me: Ivo #38
 
Parnu
Estonia
Here are pictures first bigger job what i had done with mechmate. Its kayak model for making molds. It was very messy job. After it was done i collected in my shop about 800 litres styrofoam dust . Cutter wad made from 12mm HSS metal drill bit, because it looks so that HSS cuts foam much better than HM bits.
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  #58  
Old Thu 10 December 2009, 11:56
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
Very impressive!

Any problems with the dust in the gear racks or in the v-rollers?
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  #59  
Old Thu 10 December 2009, 15:47
ifffff
Just call me: Ivo #38
 
Parnu
Estonia
Yes there was at beginnig pretty big problem with dust. Gear on Y axis collected so much dust that gear started jump over rack teeth. On pictures you can see dust protectors improved from cardboard and air tube what blows dust away. With X and Z axis wasnt problems. V rollers can handle dust very nice, they press it together and it falls down.
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  #60  
Old Thu 10 December 2009, 22:33
hennie
Just call me: Hennie #23
 
Roodepoort JHB
South Africa
Ivo , I like what you did! making one of those is on my bucket list
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