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Re: New Project for the shop.
« Reply #40 on: April 08, 2010, 10:05:39 AM »
Thanks fellas, appreciate the comments.

Tweakie: Yes, I did modify the chain but I just reversed it, no machining needed. I'll be adding brackets to the part that goes vertically to make it nice and steady so it doesn't "bounce" around. I have that part going into a little project box which I cnc'd the ears that come out the bottom and retain the cable carrier. Same as the piece that goes along the X axis as well. Milled up a delrin block with the same ears that snap into that as well.

Sam: yes, I went with some nice "FLAT" pieces for this one as the flatter now, less headaches later when tramming everything in.  :)  Even though some of the pieces look rough, thay're very flat and not crowned or cupped and should look nice when I do a final takedown and clean all the surfaces up.

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Re: New Project for the shop.
« Reply #41 on: April 08, 2010, 11:21:56 AM »
Looking great Dave !
Happy to have you back here as well.
Keep up the good work.
Regards,
Russ

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Re: New Project for the shop.
« Reply #42 on: April 10, 2010, 06:37:53 PM »
Thank so much, Russ  ;)

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Re: New Project for the shop.
« Reply #43 on: April 11, 2010, 02:48:13 PM »
Your build is coming along very nicely!

Best,

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Re: New Project for the shop.
« Reply #44 on: April 13, 2010, 01:51:57 PM »
Thanks Bob, as I mentioned before, your site is a treasure trove of information and I stop by every once in awhile to see what you're up to - ;)

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Dave
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Re: New Project for the shop.
« Reply #45 on: April 21, 2010, 12:23:31 PM »
your site is a treasure trove of information and I stop by every once in awhile to see what you're up to - ;)

Agreed !

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Re: New Project for the shop.
« Reply #46 on: June 05, 2010, 03:16:19 PM »
Got her running today, what a great feeling, as I'm sure all of you know  ;)

I must say after only owning and running the little Taig machines, this one has me a bit nervous as it's got some poop to it  :D Kind of unerving when you get close to the bump stops at full speed  :o

I believe I have the energy chain connections all sorted but time will tell.

I have a lot of work to do yet, such as getting the table top installed and levelled and still coming up with a vac/spindle setup for the Bosch Colt.

Just wanted to mention it as I'm pretty excited about it and I'm sure I'll have video sometime in the future.

Thanks,
Dave
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Re: New Project for the shop.
« Reply #47 on: June 06, 2010, 01:58:32 AM »
Great news Dave. Look forward to seeing some video.

Tweakie.
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Re: New Project for the shop.
« Reply #48 on: July 03, 2010, 01:15:48 PM »
Ok, got a quick video but please forgive the shaking in the beginning as I didn't setup the tripod for this short run.

Wrote up some quick code to just go around the extents to give you an idea. These are 1/2" - 5 start screws and I'm getting Z=6" Y=20.750" X=36" travels.

Still playing around with tunings and settings and as you can probably see, I still have a LOT of work to do such as installing the home switches (wiring is already there), finish router/vac base, finish wiring and making panels for the controller box etc. etc.....  ;D

This is still processing on youtube as I just uploaded it so it may not be very clear right away.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXrLH45-HmQ

Thanks to everyone that helped along the way  8)
Dave 
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Re: New Project for the shop.
« Reply #49 on: July 03, 2010, 05:03:46 PM »
Good looking machine, Dave. I see that you also have a pic of my wife on your wall.
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