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Old Mon 12 March 2018, 08:18
jeep534
Just call me: archie
 
prichard, wv
United States of America
Construction started in WV after 10 years in the making 5' X 9' cut size

I spent most of the day Friday at the laser cutters and came home with a pile of parts. I am starting with the Y-car.

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archie


And the oddesy begins
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Old Mon 12 March 2018, 10:30
JamesJ
Just call me: Jim #104 (retired)
 
Kansas
United States of America
archie
Welcome to the forum! Looking forward to your build.
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Old Mon 12 March 2018, 20:04
IamDave
Just call me: Davey
 
Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
Awesome!!! Welcome to the builders experience.
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Old Tue 13 March 2018, 04:46
jhiggins7
Just call me: John #26
 
Hebron, Ohio
United States of America
Okay, Archie. Go for it!

As for "build duration", we don't start the clock until you actually begin construction. You are in the "pre-construction" phase. Of course this Builder's Log stuff is just for fun. Many MechMake builders don't bother getting a Serial Number.
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Old Tue 13 March 2018, 05:17
jeep534
Just call me: archie
 
prichard, wv
United States of America
aw hell start the clock I bent some parts lol..... I forgot i have to make the pictures smaller to be uploaded
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Old Fri 16 March 2018, 03:23
MetalHead
Just call me: Mike
 
Columbiana AL
United States of America
Go for it - Glad to see you getting started.
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Old Sat 17 March 2018, 19:05
Tom Ayres
Just call me: Tom #117
 
Bassett (VA)
United States of America
Archie, I started after several years, then started again after 2 more. You're on par with some (a lot) of us. Welcome, just push through as best you can, read a lot, look at machines already running, ask questions when you're confused or lost or want an opinion. There are quite a few smart guys here that will be happy to impart direction. Share as much with the group as you can (learn how to post pictures). Glad you're with us, again welcome!
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Old Sun 18 March 2018, 08:23
jeep534
Just call me: archie
 
prichard, wv
United States of America
Thans all of you.

I am doing all the bending myself on a 15 ton verson press brake. The laser engraving did not come out very well. I have figured out the 4 bends on the Y car but not the direction (hand) of the near and far plates.

I have posted pictures in the past but i do not remember how to shrink them so size
archie
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Old Mon 19 March 2018, 05:19
jhiggins7
Just call me: John #26
 
Hebron, Ohio
United States of America
Here's a link to Gerald's post on the subject of how to post photos
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Old Tue 20 March 2018, 17:02
IamDave
Just call me: Davey
 
Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
I just crop them square in windows paint and resize them to 155 pixels. Save as jpeg.
PS: I think buying the kit from Mike is a big savings and adds quality overall, since it is the main part of the build.
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Old Fri 30 March 2018, 09:29
jeep534
Just call me: archie
 
prichard, wv
United States of America
Ycar

Folded up the Y car last night. tonight countersink the sides for the motor mounts. getting it ready to weld-up
Happy Hunting
archie
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Old Sat 31 March 2018, 07:54
IamDave
Just call me: Davey
 
Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
That would be nice to see, how it is done. Just for reference value. I don't think it has been shown on here.
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Old Sun 01 April 2018, 06:10
jeep534
Just call me: archie
 
prichard, wv
United States of America
maybe at some point i will post a video on how the flywheel press brake works and maybe some of my other fabrication equipment as well. lets just say it is pretty violent and loud (and dangerous) especially the last 90 degree bend (the last bend on the ycar) the hydraulic ones are much different. these ones are not for the faint of heart

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archie
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Old Mon 02 April 2018, 06:52
IamDave
Just call me: Davey
 
Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
I have seen one of those run. You are right, they are loud and scary.
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Old Sun 08 April 2018, 07:10
jeep534
Just call me: archie
 
prichard, wv
United States of America
I found a bolt at the hardware store and countersunk the holes on the Ycar and set the depth on the drill press to do the ones on the gantry as well i am thinking of using 5/16 fine thread instead of the metric bolts just because it is a us built machine lol

Happy hunting
archie
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Old Sun 08 April 2018, 17:54
IamDave
Just call me: Davey
 
Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
Awesome! Keep Moving Forward.
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Old Sun 15 April 2018, 15:50
jeep534
Just call me: archie
 
prichard, wv
United States of America
I did some fitting (grinding ) on the Y car scrounged up some all thread and nuts and put them in place almopst ready to start welding

archie
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Old Mon 16 April 2018, 04:52
jhiggins7
Just call me: John #26
 
Hebron, Ohio
United States of America
Go Archie! Let's see some photos, please. We never get tired of seeing your progress.
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Old Tue 17 April 2018, 03:52
ifffff
Just call me: Ivo #38
 
Parnu
Estonia
Yep, one photo is more than tousand words
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Old Tue 17 April 2018, 04:42
jeep534
Just call me: archie
 
prichard, wv
United States of America
Ivo
I just saw the photos you just posted. how did you take them and or how did you resize them (make them smaller) I have many photos but all are too big......

thank you
archie
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Old Tue 17 April 2018, 05:24
ifffff
Just call me: Ivo #38
 
Parnu
Estonia
I did take photos with my phone downloaded to computer and resized with Microsoft Office Picture Manager. Definitelly there are lots of other programs with what is possible to do that.

Here is question for forum owner too. Isnt it time to upgrade software and allow here larger pictures? Sometimes isnt small picture enough for seeing details.
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Old Wed 18 April 2018, 05:42
jhiggins7
Just call me: John #26
 
Hebron, Ohio
United States of America
Archie,

As recommended by Gerald many years ago, I downloaded IRFANVIEW and used it to resize the photos. I still use IRFANVIEW.

Just put IRFANVIEW in a Search Engine and download it from the host site. No ads. Works on all versions of Windows. There's an IMAGE tab with a RESIZE tab in IRFANVIEW.

I really like the fact that IRFANVIEW allows you to RENAME a photo "in place". So you don't have to do a "SAVE AS" then remember to DELETE the previous copy. I also use IRFANVIEW to annotate photos like adding labels, arrows, etc.. I highly recommend it.
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Old Fri 20 April 2018, 04:40
jeep534
Just call me: archie
 
prichard, wv
United States of America
John i did that but havent figured out exactly what (size) to make them

thank you for your help
archie
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Old Fri 20 April 2018, 06:16
jhiggins7
Just call me: John #26
 
Hebron, Ohio
United States of America
Pick the 640 x 480 size to start. Then you can experiment with larger sizes. The system will reject your photo if it's too large. Gerald's post from years ago states the maximum size, but I'm too lazy to look it up.
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Old Fri 20 April 2018, 16:48
jeep534
Just call me: archie
 
prichard, wv
United States of America
i need to get photos off of my phone

i know just another excuse lol

archie
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Old Fri 20 April 2018, 17:07
jeep534
Just call me: archie
 
prichard, wv
United States of America
here
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File Type: jpg ycar small.jpg (181.3 KB, 90 views)
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Old Fri 20 April 2018, 17:08
jeep534
Just call me: archie
 
prichard, wv
United States of America
it will take some time to get to the others
archie
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Old Fri 20 April 2018, 17:59
jeep534
Just call me: archie
 
prichard, wv
United States of America
not sure how this will work
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File Type: jpg 6-7-2016 025 small.jpg (41.9 KB, 91 views)
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  #29  
Old Sun 22 April 2018, 08:34
IamDave
Just call me: Davey
 
Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
Worked okay is that your metal break?
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Old Sun 22 April 2018, 09:14
jeep534
Just call me: archie
 
prichard, wv
United States of America
dave yes that is my machine. 15 ton 4' Verson. The crop job on the photo did not turn out like i wanted so i guess i need to find a infranview 101 tutorial lol
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