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Rhinorider
01-18-2010, 10:23 AM
It is finally started! I started a new thread to document progress as I go.

Here's the table laying on the floor.
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Leveling jacks, feet and table legs.
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millman52
01-18-2010, 05:05 PM
pictures don't show, links don't work.

Rhinorider
01-20-2010, 05:27 PM
Hmmmmm, duno. I'll try again later.

Rhinorider
01-20-2010, 09:43 PM
Trying again? Pics 1 & 3 my table in a pile. :) Pic 2 Leveling jack feet I turned out. Pic 4 leg end caps. Pic 5 is legs parts. Pics 6 & 7 are legs finsihed all but paint. Sorry about previous post, took me a while to figure out how to post the pics.

millman52
01-23-2010, 04:22 PM
Do you have your electronics lined out?

Rhinorider
01-23-2010, 10:21 PM
Neil, I am going to go with tom's 1-A plas-pak. I am going to get table frame finished first, then get the electronics. (Have to save a bit of sassin money, so wife won't complain, LOL) I may need your assistance truing my side rails, I don't have a mill yet.

Rick

millman52
01-28-2010, 06:23 PM
Neil, I am going to go with tom's 1-A plas-pak. I am going to get table frame finished first, then get the electronics. (Have to save a bit of sassin money, so wife won't complain, LOL) I may need your assistance truing my side rails, I don't have a mill yet.

Rick

Just give me all the heads up you can so I can try to end up on a weekend without a job in mid production on one of the mills. Shouldn't be much of a problem.

Might also have enough time in the same day to drill & thread lots of the holes you need to attach rails etc. If so be sure & let me know screw sizes so I can check inventory of drills & taps. Small sizes like we need isn't in common use in my shop as a 3/8" tap is very small for most of the work I do here. When it comes to metric I have some basic screw sizes, but may not have more than (1) of each on hand. I hate to start any project even if it isn't a "have to get it done" with out backups.

Rhinorider
01-29-2010, 06:41 PM
Thanks Neil, it will be awhile. I am working out of town and only home on weekends. I'll let you know well in advance. thanks again.

Rhinorider
03-25-2010, 10:22 AM
Just a little update. The table was on the back burner for a while. I have been working out of town for the last few months so what home time I had was used to take care of other things.

I am back home now and have started working on the table again when I get a chance. The big brown truck just delivered my "V" rail yesterday, so far so good. I'll post more often now that I am home, as progress continues.

millman52
03-25-2010, 04:25 PM
Welcome back. Do you have any sketches or plans on paper as yet?

Rhinorider
03-25-2010, 07:18 PM
Neil, I have some drawings in AutoCad, but I need to firgure out how to post them. Me and Bill Gates do not get along very well. LOL

millman52
03-25-2010, 10:29 PM
Select: Manage Attachments, you should get a pop up, select: Browse, you should get another pop up, then all you have to do is open your auto cad files & select the file(s) you want to upload. Once you have the file(s) selected click upload. Once that is finished click, preview post to double check that what you wanted to post shows up correctly. If all is good click submit reply.

AutoCAD or .dwg files do not show up as a picture in your post. There will be a link that allows anyone that wants to view, to open the file. Like the sample WIDGIT file below.

Rhinorider
03-26-2010, 09:49 AM
Neil, can't get it to work, I clicked on manage attachments and nothing happens, Nothing opens up.

millman52
03-26-2010, 12:22 PM
Neil, can't get it to work, I clicked on manage attachments and nothing happens, Nothing opens up.

There is a post somewhere here on the zone about uploading attachments.

Only other thing I can think of; You may have a pop-up blocker enabled somewhere in your system preventing the "manage attachments" window from coming up.

Rhinorider
03-27-2010, 09:04 AM
I figured it out Neil. I wasn't waiting long enough for this slow computer to bring the window up. It took about 3 minutes. You will get an idea of what I am doing, side rails are 2 x 6 x 3/16, with a 2 x 2 x 3/16 welded on edge to form an "L". I did this so the Y carriage will travel full width of table bed. I am going to use rack gear mounted in the corner underneath the 2" tube to protect it from damage. The water table pan will have a tapered V to drain to one end. Under the water table pan will be another pan that is enclosed and sealed for a resivior. I haven't got to designing the gantry yet

Last night I drilled one of my V-rail, and clamped it to side of side rail. I spaced holes 3" apart for number 10 screws. I don't like the way it lines up. I may throw them in truck and bring them down to you. I would like to put them on your mill and true the edges.

Later

millman52
03-27-2010, 10:41 AM
I couldn't look at the drawing My AutoCAD is older Version 14 I got a message "drawing created by an incompatable version" I've been getting that more & more lately.

I started last night changing out my main gantry beam. I am putting 25MM rail on my new gantry. The old was 15mm bolt holes didn't match the new. I could have drilled new holes in the old gantry but was afraid I couldn't pull it off in a weekend. So I started from scratch. I wish I would have saved all the small prints I made for all the little brackets etc I made to attach everything to the gantry. Hint. Hint.

millman52
03-28-2010, 03:01 PM
Last night I drilled one of my V-rail, and clamped it to side of side rail. I spaced holes 3" apart for number 10 screws. I don't like the way it lines up. I may throw them in truck and bring them down to you. I would like to put them on your mill and true the edges.

Later


I'd be glad to do some machine work for you.. While I'm doing that you can install my plasma & create a profile in Mach & get that going for me. LOL

Be happy to help you if & when I can. I think you have my shop phone # just give me a call or email

millman52
05-04-2010, 06:55 PM
Hey Rhino,

Any new progress?

Rhinorider
05-06-2010, 10:39 PM
Hey Millman, Thanks for asking. No I haven't had time to even look at it. With the event that happened in Raleigh County we have been swamped. Hopefully I will be able to get back on it soon. when I do get started back on it I need to come see you. I want to true my side rails on your mill. I did get my V rail and I got 1 of them drilled. Maybe I can find time this weekend to drill the other.

Rhinorider
08-22-2010, 08:30 PM
Hey Millman, hope all is well with you. I haven't even looked at my table this summer. with all that was going on down south, and my father-in-law passing, I really haven't had time. I cleaned out the garage today so I can get back on it.

When would be a good time to come down your way. I want to true the side rails on your mill and drill and tap for the v-rail. Not to mention pick your brain some.

millman52
08-23-2010, 07:44 AM
Hey Millman, hope all is well with you. I haven't even looked at my table this summer. with all that was going on down south, and my father-in-law passing, I really haven't had time. I cleaned out the garage today so I can get back on it.
When would be a good time to come down your way. I want to true the side rails on your mill and drill and tap for the v-rail. Not to mention pick your brain some.

Sorry to hear of your father-in-law

I have been helping a friend with a job outside the shop for the last few weeks. All my extra time most likely be tied up with that for about 3 more weeks. If I see I'll have a weekend in the mean time I'll let you know.

You back in town for good now??

Rhinorider
08-23-2010, 10:44 AM
Back in town for good is a realitive question :). I should be but that doesn't mean anything.

Rhinorider
09-16-2010, 03:28 PM
Neil, have you slowed down any. I am ready to mill the sides whenever you are.

millman52
09-16-2010, 09:46 PM
Neil, have you slowed down any. I am ready to mill the sides whenever you are.

What is the sizes of the pieces you are needing milled? Should be able to make time either late of an evening(3:30 on) or possibly next weekend. Have a pretty full ticket through Wednesday the 22 of next week as it stands right now.

I just bid some pretty lengthy jobs. If I get them time may really become a premium for several more weeks.

Neil

Rhinorider
09-16-2010, 09:58 PM
Ok Niel no problem. The side rails are 6 foot long. No hurry, when ever you get time.

Rhinorider
10-28-2010, 09:11 PM
I am getting started again, work has slowed down a bit now that winter is here. finishing my table is one of my winter projects.. First I am going to mill the side rails, then start on gantry and z head. Niel, have you slowed down any?

Rhinorider
12-17-2010, 07:03 PM
I am trying to draw up the parts for my gantry, x and y drives, I am shooting for a 3 or 3.5 to 1 ratio. I have spent the biggest part of the day looking through the mirad of tables and parts lists for timing pulleys, the more I look the more confused I get. What series, HTD, GT, pitch? What is the difference in all of them? right now I am thinking rack and pinion, 20 x 20, but haven't ruled out an open belt drive, thoughts anyone?

millman52
12-18-2010, 08:31 AM
I am trying to draw up the parts for my gantry, x and y drives, I am shooting for a 3 or 3.5 to 1 ratio. I have spent the biggest part of the day looking through the mirad of tables and parts lists for timing pulleys, the more I look the more confused I get. What series, HTD, GT, pitch? What is the difference in all of them? right now I am thinking rack and pinion, 20 x 20, but haven't ruled out an open belt drive, thoughts anyone?

I struggled with the decisions about Belt/RP, etc. Finially I decided the R&P was definitely the best way to go for me. One of my main concwens with the R&P was getting it mounted. As it turns out after I have done it It really isn't bad at all if you have the tools to work with.

Also the idea of possible belt stretch, Time & UV deteroriation on synthetics, etc. The thought of possibly stretching the pitch length of the belt notches was the final clencher. I knew that even I couldn't ruin the teeth part of steel R&P

Now for the belts I most surely went overboard with my 3/4" wide belts. Although they have been no worries they are heavy enough to drive a camshaft in a 3L. OHV engine.

I'm sure there is engineering information available for determining a belt cross section to transmit Your maximum torque.

My seat of the pants guess is that 3/8" width is probably enough & I'm sure 1/2" wide is enough. Pitch between teeth really doesn't matter at all as long as all are the same. Here I'd most surely let availibility of what I wanted & cost dictate.