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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by ÆX, Aug 24, 2005.

  1. ÆX

    ÆX Turbo Monkey

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    just won it on ebay last night.
    an affordable way to make all new
    accurate molds.


     

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    dw Wiffle Ball ninja

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    NICE!!!

    One of my next purchases for sure.
     
  3. vitox

    vitox Turbo Monkey

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    great!

    cant wait to see what comes out of that machine!

    how much did it run you btw
     
  4. manhattanprjkt83

    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    im sure shipping is cheap :rolleyes:


    cant wait to see the bikes.
     
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    Congrats on the purchase. It is amazing what you can easily do with the right tools.

    I have been looking to get a mill for years. The problem has always been that the smaller mills go for big bucks on ebay and I didn't have the space for a large mill. The good news is that I just bought land and I am approved by both the township and the wife for a 40'x60' outbuilding for my toys. So once I sell my current house I can start construction on the new house and barn.
     
  6. ÆX

    ÆX Turbo Monkey

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    vitox:
    it was $4000
    i will pick it up in colorado springs, my wife has family there so it will workout good.
    not too far, local auctions just didn't have what i ws looking for.

    chris king:
    my shop i guess was actually step one. i got a 40x40 steel Mueller

    DW:
    i have borrowed friend machines before but it will rule have one right here
    to use anyway i need.
     
  7. ÆX

    ÆX Turbo Monkey

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    here it is coming home. 2500lbs and the 2 axle trailer, the van was crawling.............. .. ................. .. ................




    only way to move it by myself




    fits nicely




    local welcome
     
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  8. ChrisKring

    ChrisKring Turbo Monkey

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    nice, now make something cool ;)
     
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    equipment like that can only mean really good things for BCD.

    I can't wait to see how your frames small parts are greatly improved. Billet CNC shock mounts, links, axles, dropouts ETC greatly improve the finish-out of a custom cycle.
     
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  10. dG video

    dG video I blew a mod to get this title

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    Sweetness,

    I love playing around in shops, and using machines like that are wicked fun, once you learn how to use em' ahah!

    Dan
     
  11. patineto

    patineto The RM Mad Scientist

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    Good for you...
    as the others i can not wait to see the MaGiC coming out of that blue monster.
     
  12. dump

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    nice mill:thumb:
     
  13. atb

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    you got some big spiders in that shop.

    thats a nice milling machine, but not as nice as the one i get to use at work :D
     
  14. buildyourown

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    I bought a very similar mill on ebay 5 years ago. It has paid for itself many times over.
    I shipped mine from NJ to Seattle, WA. How's that for local?

    The first time I moved mine, I tried to do it with a pallet jack. Good thing the pallet jack was a rental.
     
  15. ThePriceSeliger

    ThePriceSeliger Mushhead

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    Next time I come to your house, I'm going to play with it, and make my own bike.
     
  16. ohio

    ohio The Fresno Kid

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    That's hot.

    Looking forward to seeing what comes out of it...
     
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    I did the exact same thing. ;)

    Now I have to get it up and running. and then buy some new tooling for my lathe as well.
     
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    That's sweet Alex. Wish I'd known you were coming up to the Springs or maybe we could have gone riding. :p Although I'm sure it was more of a business only trip...
     
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    ChrisRobin Turbo Monkey

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    Ok, so I guess stage 2 of the cogbox is designing something that's light, has about 7 or 8 gears, uses a rapid fire shifter and can be fitted in a Nucleon right?! ;)
     
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    Thats so cool. HOw does CAD work? Is it codes with numbers similiar to computers like htm,html,...
     
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    It's a CNC mill, CNC standing for Computer Numeric Control
    So yes, numbers ;)
     
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    ÆX Turbo Monkey

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    thanks all

    there need to be some 220 3 phase ran or i might get a phase converter
    if new lines cost a lot.

    that is my pet "dead" tarantula. i keep it around to desensitize myself
    to the wild of living in the country. i still double take it when i walk by.

    phase II of the cogbox bike is to make a proto to get it shifting fast and
    right.
     
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    buildyourown Turbo Monkey

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    Alex,
    I have some decent plans for a phase converter too if you interested in making your own. There are some tricks for using a converter on a CNC.
     
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    buildyourown Turbo Monkey

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    CAD is drawing.
    CNC code looks like a bunch of random numbers. The computer uses the cartetian coordinate system to navigate in space (X,Y,Z)
    Just like graphing 3d curves in calc class.
    Once you learn to "read" the code, you can visualize the machines movement.
     
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    I'm supervisor of a mid-sized CNC shop. Check out these puppies:
     
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    DHS Friendly Neighborhood Pool Boy

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    dude. duuuuuuuude
     
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    Good luck with the new machine. Tell us how the runout is, used machines are a bit of a gamble.
     
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    Very nice alex that must have been a struggle getting it off the pallet.
     
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  30. denjen

    denjen Certified Lift Whore

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    How far is it sitting from the panel? If it is not to far you can just run a big rubber cord. Let me know the power requirements and i will tell you what you need to get. If you can build a bike I know you can do a little electrical work.

    Dennis
     
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    ÆX Turbo Monkey

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    i have single phase 220 10' away.

    i would have to get line ran from the street for 3 phase.
     
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    dw Wiffle Ball ninja

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    Yeah, seriously.!

    How did you get it off the trailer?

    Dave
     
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    ÆX Turbo Monkey

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    should have taken a pic.

    dug 18'' deep trenches for the tires.

    then pryed it across the steel tread plate,

    it moved quite easy. then on to the pipes.

    most all of yesterday was spiders, and sweat!
     
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    denjen Certified Lift Whore

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    I am sure you have thought of this but if you run 3 phase power in the building set another panel to cover any future ebay puchases. Sometimes the control box's on equipment like that can be rewired for 220, you may want to look into that also. If I lived any where close I would love to help you out.

    Dennis
     
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    I'm going to sound a little spoiled here but I'll say it any way, that first picture looks alot like the machine shop I used in college. We had an Okuma lathe with live spindle tooling, a Fadal VMC, 2 Sodick wire EDM's, a Sodick plunge EDM, a Superdrill, 2 Hurco 3 axis CNC mills a Fryer 3 Axis mill with an Anilam control and a Bridgeport easy path lathe, along with several manual mills and lathes. I spent a lot of time in the shop, looking back I wish I'd spent more money on material and spent some more time really learning the CNC equipment.

    One of these days my dad will buy a CNC mill, it's only a matter of time, he's been talking about it for about 10 years. He wants to make wind powered water pumps for irrigation and small wind powered generators for things like outdoor accent lighting. Of course where he lives the wind blows >20 mph every day.
     
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    ÆX Turbo Monkey

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    after i get caught up i am doing a mini wind farm here.
    we have some nice wind in the texas panhandle.
     
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    It seems like wind powered gizmos would get a lot more attention, considering there is a huge market in third world countries where even something like a wind powered generator to charge a battery that can run a few high output LEDs would illuminate an entire household indefinately for less than a hundred dollars initial investment. Or to charge a cell phone battery where powerlines don't exist. Or a wind powered heat pump attatched to a small refridgerator to keep milk from spoiling... If you think about it a little bit and visit one of the third world countries you'll see how many opportunities there are to improve the quality of life for the larger part of an entire nation with simple and low cost inventions.
     
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    So BCD when are we going to see stage two of the cogbox? :D
     
  39. c2001

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    having been lucky enough to visit alex's pad for a few hours, i'll say that he practically lives in paradise. if there was an ocean nearby, it would be, hands down.
     
  40. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Cool machine. What kind of control is on there, looks like a 0M-A?