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Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #370 on: October 08, 2008, 12:01:12 AM »
Hello, I'm a member here but have never posted, so now I have.  I have a Shoptask that I have never gotten hooked up to the electrics to do CNC work.  I'm hoping that once all of my woodworking projects are done and over the winter months I can start doing CNC with the Shoptask as well as the Carve Wright I just bought.  Thanks for all your insight and help and have a fine evening
Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #371 on: October 08, 2008, 01:36:45 AM »
Been lurking for a couple years -- haven't posted recently as I have had other issues to deal with (culminating in having a couple pounds of titanium implanted into what was a failed hip joint). Surgery was a complete success and looking forward to getting back to being active in the shop.

Have a decent size Grizzly mill that is in the works for getting the CNC treatment.  Doing a small (2'X4') wood router first (50% completed) as proof of performance and then a plasma cutter next.  Mill will be last.

Already own MACH3 and very happy with it -- took a class a couple years ago at a local community college for CNC machine operation so have a good grasp of GCode.

The router is rude and crude -- iron pipe rails, skate wheels and all-thread rod (yes I know...).  Using a Rigid laminate trimmer for the spindle.

Should have it and the plasma cutter (already have the Hypertherm torch) done this winter.  Also looking at a sinker EDM (Ben Fleming design) -- I am learning blacksmithing and looking for stuff to make tooling.

Dave (in Maple Falls -- 30 miles due East of Bellingham, WA)
Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #372 on: October 08, 2008, 01:48:25 AM »
Hi,

I'm quiet new working with CNC mills and other machines. I can use it for my bussiness but must learn quiet a lot and therefor a forum like this is a good start. I have a 3-axis mill that I use now and then and hoping to work with it more and more.

Chris
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« Reply #373 on: October 08, 2008, 02:54:27 AM »
Hello,
My name is Catalin and I live in Romania, I'm programmer specialist for embedded systems, I use CNC for hobby purpose only.

Thank you !

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Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #374 on: October 08, 2008, 04:19:47 AM »
Hi, I am an engineer with a broad interest in technology and art.
A couple of years ago I bought a X3 mill. First thing I added where 3 digital calipers for which I made my own display using a Parallax Propeller microcontroller for read-out and display. At the same time I added a sensor for monitoring the spindle speed, which I read-out with the same microcontroller.
At the moment I have got all the material needed for turning the mill into a CNC controlled machine, but I lack the time for doing so.

Best regards,

Peter
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« Reply #375 on: October 08, 2008, 06:31:45 AM »
Hi my name is Rodney, my forum name is rodmdx.
I live In Melbourne Australia. I have been into CNC for a couple of years now, and love the fact that a personal computer can drive a CNC machine. Hence my involvement with Mach3. I have built two CNC router tables now, the first machine I built is a Roland MDX 15/20
most of it is made out of 10mm aluminum I used the controller and motors and cables I got them from Roland.
The bed size 6 inch by 8 inch and use very easy Roland software I use it to make circuit boards and light engraving cost to make $AU 3000.00

The second machine I have made is all out of 100x50x3mm steel. the table size 500mm x 400mm 18mm aluminum with fixed Gantry
with 280 oz motors from Keling Technology Inc and using Mach3 to drive it.also using 20mm smart rail for the Y Axis and 15mm profile rail for the X Axis It took about 40 days to build no drawing all out of my head I also used a brushless dc motor 2100 watt with 5mm shaft from a hobby shop and control card to match.cost to make $AU 6000.00

« Last Edit: October 08, 2008, 06:33:23 AM by rodmdx »
Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #376 on: October 08, 2008, 06:49:12 AM »
Hi ,
I have been using mach3 from the start. I have a series 1 manual bridgeport mill that  now has cnc controls.
I also have a 5400 cnc sherline mill and a home made cnc router table.
my location is Louisville, Kentucky.
Thanks
Mike
Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #377 on: October 08, 2008, 07:15:16 AM »
Please, please don't cut me free to float off into space. I have been readinf the web site for quite some time and enjoy it much.
I did have cnc on a Bridgeport. Had to move it out of the cellar and into the garage and never got it back on,on of these days it will happen. 
A partial list of equipment.
Bridgeport
10" SB Heavy
drill press (2)
Wire welder
Plasma Cutter
10 inch table saw
Old Delta wood lathe
10" radial arm saw
60 gallon air compresser
Lots of hand power tools
More hand for wood as well as air opperated tools
Retired 74 years young, 38 years with Texas instruments, enjoying life.
Millis, MA, south of Boston.

Phredd
Fred May



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« Reply #378 on: October 08, 2008, 08:25:53 AM »
My name is Manuel Escurra, i am working in packaging design and development for cosmetics products, my first interest with CNC is to do prototypes for plastics parts, thats why i am trying with a Taig CNC. I am also involved with jewelry designs. CNC is a really insteresting field to develop new products here in Peru, South America.
Best Regards,
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« Reply #379 on: October 08, 2008, 09:27:24 AM »
My name is Randy I live outside of Pearland, Texas.  I have 3 1/2 machines running Mach.
Two routers that I built one is 2' x 4' the other being 5' x 10'
My 12 x 36 lathe
And the bridgeport is in the process of being converted.
After the bridgeport I am going to convert the small router to 5 axis.
Must of the router work is for the Cub Scout and Boy Scout units in my area.
The metal work tends to be overflow from the machine shop at work.