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Offline Chris.Botha

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Gertrude Gets Some!
« on: May 08, 2009, 12:40:24 AM »
Hi Folks..

been machining for a while with a roland mdx-15... outgrew that in about 3 months and moved on up to a Minitech minimill2..

I have only just finished setting her up about a month back and am now selling them in Australia for Jack.. made my first Sale/delivery/tram last week.

i love mach because it gives me control over my machine.. im looking at ways to jog more precisely than my keyboard will allow me and looking at using a gamepad or other analog device to make tiny incremental steps possible for "tip to tip" alignment in various passes.. no idea how to do this yet.. but im sharp.. i will figure it out :)

anyway here are some pics of my rig and some of my work off her..   she has been named Gertrude!


[edit]  no worries on external controller setup.. use search function Mr.Botha.. doh!
http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,1391.msg55538/topicseen.html#msg55538




« Last Edit: May 08, 2009, 01:25:36 AM by Chris.Botha »

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Re: Gertrude Gets Some!
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2009, 12:42:07 AM »
and more.. 4 pics per post???

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Re: Gertrude Gets Some!
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2009, 12:43:06 AM »
et al

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Re: Gertrude Gets Some!
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2009, 07:40:45 AM »
cut these on a customers mill I installed and trammed this week...3 sided cut and i think its pretty well trammed :)  (Z is a touch off in flip cuts resulting in feint +-15 micron ledge in lower image.... i will live with it ;) )





« Last Edit: May 08, 2009, 07:43:47 AM by Chris.Botha »
Re: Gertrude Gets Some!
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2009, 10:31:02 AM »
Beautiful work there Chris....and a foxy little machine too !
Thanks for sharing with us.
Regards,
RC

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Re: Gertrude Gets Some!
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2009, 11:26:24 AM »
Brilliant work there Chris - I agree, you certainly are sharp.  :)

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Re: Gertrude Gets Some!
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2009, 08:57:16 AM »
Wow. Great stuff. It looks like you've really spent allot of time and effort on those, and they look superb. Thanks for sharing the photos.
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Re: Gertrude Gets Some!
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2009, 10:04:22 AM »
Incredible work, Chris, thanks for sharing.

Do you use artcam? Do you have a website?

Thanks,
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Re: Gertrude Gets Some!
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2009, 10:20:12 AM »
Very, very good Chris! A good looking machine and good looking parts your making with it.  :)  :)  :)

Thanks for sharing,
Brett
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Re: Gertrude Gets Some!
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2009, 10:49:53 AM »
Good design fancy works very well done


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