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  1. #196
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    1/2 done with the slats. Only 12 more to cut out. Finished burning up the Harbor Freight cut off discs. Not impressed with them. Back to using Pferds. Depending on which Hypertherm I get I can do up to 1 inch plate with this.
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  2. #197

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    You got work for it as soon as it is done.
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    I'm not an Idiot Whisperer. I can't help you any further with the math.

  3. #198

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    On a side note, other shops may see it and decide they do not want some production table and contract you to build them one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G.I.B. View Post
    I'm not an Idiot Whisperer. I can't help you any further with the math.

  4. #199
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    I got plenty of work for it when it is done. Including some AR500 and armor plating for some projects for us at our mines.
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  5. #200
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oddjob View Post
    You got work for it as soon as it is done.
    Send it.
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  6. #201
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    GOt 18 out of 25 slats in. Have to cut of some more scra metal to finish the table. Pics when it is done.
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  7. #202
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    Found my servo motors too. ANd they are even made here in the good ol' USA.

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  8. #203
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    Took some time to clean the garage. Found a pack of cigarettes, two lighters, and a beer I forgot to drink. Now how in the nine hells do you forget to drink a beer when you only buy a couple?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Machinist View Post
    Took some time to clean the garage. Found a pack of cigarettes, two lighters, and a beer I forgot to drink. Now how in the nine hells do you forget to drink a beer when you only buy a couple?
    Forgot the beer? Prolly got caught up in gold fever!
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  10. #205
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinInColorado View Post
    Forgot the beer? Prolly got caught up in gold fever!
    "Found" 12 more at the local Conoco too. Back to work on the plasma.
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  11. #206
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    3 slats left. Only had a couple of hours to work on it. Should finish it tommorow.
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  12. #207
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    Table is done. Now on to the fun parts.
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  13. #208
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    Going with a poece of aluminum extrusion for the gabtry rail. Light but extrememly stiff for some insane speeds.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/80-20-T-Slo...BNQ8:rk:7:pf:0
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  14. #209
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    Ran into a little snag. Seems PC based machines and servo motors don't play well together. The PC just isn't fast enough to keep up with the servos.

    I think I found a solution though: https://masso.com.au/ A standalone controller that eliminates the PC control.

    With the cost of a new PC that has somewhat of a chance to keep up with the servos and a 5 axis breakout board, this looks like a very viable option.

    And yes I said 5 axis on a plasma. With the length of my gantry I have to drive both sides to keep it from racking so that 4 axis and the 5th will be set up for this in the future:

    Last edited by Mad Machinist; Dec 17, 2018 at 09:31 PM.
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  15. #210
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    And if i can get enough work for the plasma, one of these is in my future. Converted to CNC of course.

    https://www.precisionmatthews.com/shop/pm-940m/
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