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    Let me know when you want to come down:)

    Let me know when you want to come down:)
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    You are correct, you can lock it in for "normal"...

    You are correct, you can lock it in for "normal" milling. Yes the white plastic touches the work when engraving...it does not cause any marking on the wpiece
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    Here is a link to a video showing the unit and...

    Here is a link to a video showing the unit and it's operation...

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    It bolts onto the z axis....picture will follow:)...

    It bolts onto the z axis....picture will follow:)
    It allows you to engrave at precision depth even on a slightly uneven surface...
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    Few holes to drill then time to machine the...

    Few holes to drill then time to machine the mounting plate for the z axis. It did not come out exactly as i hope cause the alu plate was slightly under size and the work piece moved slightly during...
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    Progress 463243463244

    Progress

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    Depth controller for cnc router

    Thought someone might find this little project useful. I have a depth controller that i used on my old 6040 cnc. It used the kress router motor, but because i sold the motor with the machine i need...
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    Not a problem, this time we can take notes and i...

    Not a problem, this time we can take notes and i will take you through it step by step....you welcome to bring the faulty control card/s along
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    SOUTH AUST Gecko G540

    One unit for sale. Brand new, used only for testing/developing a cnc controller. Reason for sale is because i decided to use individual stepper drives for a project, also it required 5.0A minimum and...
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    Kryn...how is it going with the cnc? Also i see...

    Kryn...how is it going with the cnc? Also i see you having trouble with a control board/transformer. I have lots of pcb mount transformers lying around:) also i have some experience in board repairs
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    Well, if you REALLY need my help i can pop around...

    Well, if you REALLY need my help i can pop around your place?? better than you cart the machine all the way here:)
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    So, did you manage to at least open the correct...

    So, did you manage to at least open the correct mach3? and are you now able to jog the machine???
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    Kryn, i am back home....you very welcome to pop...

    Kryn, i am back home....you very welcome to pop by and we can spend the whole day sorting it for you. The machine is great you need to use it:):)
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    Hi Kryn....your machine was working. What seems...

    Hi Kryn....your machine was working. What seems to be the problem?:)
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    Yes there was slight rubbing....bearings okay....

    Yes there was slight rubbing....bearings okay. Only reason i pulled it apart was to have a look. Still not impressed with these units:)
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    Had a closer look at the old water cooled...

    Had a closer look at the old water cooled spindle...

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    Yes i did....:)

    Yes i did....:)
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    Nice...just give me an idea of kw voltage and...

    Nice...just give me an idea of kw voltage and speed, i use a 1.5KW 18000rpm 220V motor on my machine:)
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    I might be bringing in a few hertz motors if...

    I might be bringing in a few hertz motors if anyone is interested....shipping is very expensive so it helps to bring in more than less:)
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    Yes they much better than the chinese water...

    Yes they much better than the chinese water cooled units. For testing i just used three single core cables. No noise issues....the screened dragchain cable arrived just as the client picked up his...
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    Happy customer took his machine home...

    Happy customer took his machine home today....sunday will be final finishing and setup:):)
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    He said he could never get a perfect...

    He said he could never get a perfect circle....looks like he got it now:)

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    Almost finished with the machine. I basically had...

    Almost finished with the machine. I basically had to re solder every connection.

    Used temporary single core cables for the spindle, routed them together with the stepper cables. I was surprised...
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    Wow.....you taking way too long

    Wow.....you taking way too long
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    Welcome bush frog:)

    Welcome bush frog:)
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    Hi Kryn.....any progress milling bits on you...

    Hi Kryn.....any progress milling bits on you 6040??
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    New spindle motor fitted... 459217

    New spindle motor fitted...

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    I have also tried various cad programs. Must...

    I have also tried various cad programs. Must admit i really struggle, that's why i currently stick to cambam,,,,however i do need to learn a proper drawing program
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    Progress... 458765458766458767

    Progress...

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  31. Great work!!

    Great work!!
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    Today i machined a new plate.....now the bearing...

    Today i machined a new plate.....now the bearing block's fit perfectly. Smooth motion as it should be:)

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    Hi Steve, he is buying a new plate to replace...

    Hi Steve, he is buying a new plate to replace this one. The bearing blocks seem to have half a mm variance.

    We will see how it goes i guess.....easier to build a machine from scratch than to try...
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    Chris...thanks for the tip, I usually confirm...

    Chris...thanks for the tip, I usually confirm dimensions etc before i machine the plates. The linear bearing blocks i bought are of a better quality than some of the online stuff.

    Anyway i really...
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    So the y-axis is assembled and calibrated. When i...

    So the y-axis is assembled and calibrated. When i moved on to the x-axis i found the mounting plate holes were not done properly. I did not plan to redo this plate but i really don't like the...
  36. I used heavy 160 x 80 for the frame and gantry....

    I used heavy 160 x 80 for the frame and gantry. The stand i built from steel tubing and mdf.
  37. I bought mine from modular components. Excellent...

    I bought mine from modular components. Excellent extrusion and the pieces they cut to size were very accurately cut. I just machined the holes for the special connecting bolts:)
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    Cal....check out the guy who's machine i am...

    Cal....check out the guy who's machine i am fixing's guitars. He makes amazing stuff.....alikat cnc
  39. Thanks....will be keeping an eye on this:)

    Thanks....will be keeping an eye on this:)
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    Great work as usual!!

    Great work as usual!!
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    Hi...thank you, i tested both and don't like...

    Hi...thank you, i tested both and don't like either :)
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    Looks like the work bench storage area won't be...

    Looks like the work bench storage area won't be used as much as i planned. So possibly the work bench might be turned into a table saw and router table:)

    Not sure if it's a good idea though
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    Some parts arrived so i replaced y axis...

    Some parts arrived so i replaced y axis bearings...lined up the axis and started drilling holes to mount the new ball screws.

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    Hi Kryn....honestly i am not sure, had a quick...

    Hi Kryn....honestly i am not sure, had a quick look at it and decided not to work on it. It will never be any good/accurate.
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    By posting these pic's i also wanted to show how...

    By posting these pic's i also wanted to show how easy it is to make a machine like this...
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    Thanks Mike. Budget is very limited so i can't do...

    Thanks Mike. Budget is very limited so i can't do as much as i would like:)
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    Some work done on the mechanical. All the linear...

    Some work done on the mechanical. All the linear bearings will be replaced. The y axis only had on ball screw:( this one is worn and wil be replaced plus another on added. Motor bracket cut off and...
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    Even though the water cooled spindle is now...

    Even though the water cooled spindle is now earthed we decided not to use it anymore...

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    I love your work:)

    I love your work:)
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    So i started on the electrical, they fitted the...

    So i started on the electrical, they fitted the HY drive on the machine frame just in the open air. This for me is a big no no....these drives do not have an adequate ip rating. It was filled with...
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