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post #391 of 559
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Now THAT would be some serious commitment. biggrin.gif
I could see that happening. biggrin.gif I've got a "mini" CNC at home now to start learning the command and CAM/CAD software. It's been challenging so far but very fun!

wished i had space at my place for a mini cnc! hope to see some gorilla branded goods in the future!
post #392 of 559
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I have to say this CNC thing is very cool. I can easily see how many get hooked and continuously upgrade to bigger and faster machines. Started creating just a few basic objects but still experimenting with different bits, pass depth, feed rates, spindle speed, etc. There is ALWAYS new stuff to learn - CAD, CAM, table setup, ways to secure stock, etc. It's like DIY speaker/sub building but with many more components and variables. I'm already working on a bill of materials for my 5x10 table now. One of the larger tables would basically be able to build ANYTHING you could dream up! So many cool projects out there so the possibilities are virtually unlimited.

Just playing around with some junk plywood and a crappy used Harbor freight HSS bit:

[youtube=http://youtu.be/raSl9wiYSUc]
Edited by Gorilla83 - 8/19/13 at 5:20am
post #393 of 559
I can easily see how many get hooked and continuously upgrade to bigger and faster machines.

Substitute "and faster machines" for "speakers and subwoofers" and you get...

I can easily see how many get hooked and continuously upgrade to bigger speakers and subwoofers.

Doesn't that essentially describe the last 2 years of your life? tongue.gif I can see it now... Schutsky Speaker Systems Inc.
post #394 of 559
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Gee, what was it exactly that gave away my personality? biggrin.gif
post #395 of 559
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Finally got the workshop delivered last Friday. I have an electrician coming up upgrade my main service next Friday, then I'm off to start digging/trenching to bring service out to the new spot.




Been playing a little bit with the CNC - about ready to upgrade once I save up some more funds. biggrin.gif Getting the hang of the Vectric and Mach 3 software, it's been a blast!

Samples from last week:

Shop sign:


3D puzzles cut from 1/8" plywood:
post #396 of 559
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Been playing a little bit with the CNC - about ready to upgrade once I save up some more funds. biggrin.gif Getting the hang of the Vectric and Mach 3 software, it's been a blast!

I can only imagine what's brewing in that primate head of yours! tongue.gif You and bossobass should go into business together. Actually, maybe I need to contact him about doing a review. Hmm...
post #397 of 559
Man... I can picture you walking through the mall in a few years and lil' Aiden walking up to a random toy, looking up to you and saying, "Daddy, can I have this."

To which you will respond, "No son, I'll just build you one when we get home tonight."

How about a video of your CNC toy in action...
post #398 of 559
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I can only imagine what's brewing in that primate head of yours! tongue.gif You and bossobass should go into business together. Actually, maybe I need to contact him about doing a review. Hmm...

Haha, I might have an idea or two floating around. biggrin.gif

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Man... I can picture you walking through the mall in a few years and lil' Aiden walking up to a random toy, looking up to you and saying, "Daddy, can I have this."

To which you will respond, "No son, I'll just build you one when we get home tonight."

How about a video of your CNC toy in action...

I plan on doing some cutting this weekend so I'll snap some vid for you guys then. The setup is moved out to the shed now and needs to be re-broken in. tongue.gif
post #399 of 559
What CNC did you get and what kind of control does it have? I do retrofits on CNC's for a living. I also do PLC programming and all electrical repairs.

Here is a video that I made. My boss is talking and we will do a retrofit in inder 30 min after everything was built. We integrated the old drives with new motherboard, i/o board, and motion board. Also and new spindle drive as well. Yes I know that I spelt lapse wrong
post #400 of 559
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Cool video! I've been learning/playing with a small 12x18" desktop router table. It's a basic 3 axis design but some nice steppers and using a dewalt router with a custom ER collet.

I'm in the process of planning for my 5.5x11' table now. Looking at NEMA 34 motors (3 axis), rack and pinion on x/y and ball screw on z. Probably going to do a water cooled spindle 2.2kw with speed control on a VFD. Should be a lot of fun. biggrin.gif
post #401 of 559
Yeah they are cool machines. You can make some cool stuff with a router such as wall panels. I wish I had some wall panels in my theater but I do not have a router in our shop at work. Right now we have 4 mills. Two of them are Bridgeports, one is a shizouka (video), and the other is a Matsuura. They all have the Centroid m400 controls which are PC based with Windows 7. The Matsuura is the only one with an automatic tool changer. Our company bought these machines and I retrofitted all of them so we can sell them off.

Here is a router that I retrofitted at the beginning of last year
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This is a sign company and they use the router to cut out the letters for signs in shopping centers and such.

I went through your entire thread and you have had a nice transformation. Your woodworking skills are very good as well. That is one area that I need to improve on for sure. Great job!
post #402 of 559
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Yeah they are cool machines. You can make some cool stuff with a router such as wall panels. I wish I had some wall panels in my theater but I do not have a router in our shop at work. Right now we have 4 mills. Two of them are Bridgeports, one is a shizouka (video), and the other is a Matsuura. They all have the Centroid m400 controls which are PC based with Windows 7. The Matsuura is the only one with an automatic tool changer. Our company bought these machines and I retrofitted all of them so we can sell them off.

Here is a router that I retrofitted at the beginning of last year
*

This is a sign company and they use the router to cut out the letters for signs in shopping centers and such.

I went through your entire thread and you have had a nice transformation. Your woodworking skills are very good as well. That is one area that I need to improve on for sure. Great job!

You've got some very nice equipment to play with, some real heavy hitters - I'm jealous! I'd love to have an auto tool changer someday, but certainly out of budget for now. You're in a very interesting line of work for sure. smile.gif

Thanks for the complements on the room build. I haven't made many changes in the last month, just been enjoying the room. smile.gif
post #403 of 559
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Been awhile since I've posted here, but have been busy with the baby around AND getting the workshop ready for winter.

Running power/cat5/coax to the shop was not an easy task, and still ongoing. The power is officially working as well as the lights. Expanding to a total of 18 outlets, 4 lights (on 3 ways), 1x 30A 240V line, and a dedicated, switched dust collection line. I need to get some updated pictures as these are mostly a week old or so, but here are some progress pics for those interested:

Trenchin' and layin' pipe: (Damn these sideways pictures, need to fix!!!)






Let there be light!

Edited by Gorilla83 - 10/17/13 at 9:14am
post #404 of 559
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Been awhile since I've posted here, but have been busy with the baby around AND getting the workshop ready for winter.

Running power/cat5/coax to the shop was not an easy task, and still ongoing. The power is officially working as well as the lights. Expanding to a total of 18 outlets, 4 lights (on 3 ways), 1x 30A 240V line, and a dedicated, switched dust collection line. I need to get some updated pictures as these are mostly a week old or so, but here are some progress pics for those interested:

Niiiiccceee....

Have you sketched up a floor plan layout of what is going where?
post #405 of 559
You know, you could go balls deep and just turn that into a standalone theater and turn your existing space into the workshop biggrin.gif Might help out those hardwoof floors biggrin.gif
post #406 of 559
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Niiiiccceee....

Have you sketched up a floor plan layout of what is going where?

Not yet, but I'm saving that task for when I'm about wrapped up with the insulation. smile.gif
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You know, you could go balls deep and just turn that into a standalone theater and turn your existing space into the workshop biggrin.gif Might help out those hardwoof floors biggrin.gif

I can always count on you guys for sound ideas. biggrin.gif

Funny enough I had kicked that idea around a bit. Effectively it could be used as a shop, gym, or theater. You know, just in case. cool.gif
post #407 of 559
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OK, electrical is pretty much done now, finally!

Up and running with 100A panel/load center, 4 x 20A lines, 1 x 240V 30A line for CNC, 16 outlets all GFCI protected, 1 switched outlet for dust collection, Cat5E connected and tested with network tool, and 2 x 8' T8 quick start lights (on 3 ways) with provisions for a 3rd light above the workbench. Each "wall" has it own circuit with an additional circuit on the right wall which is switched. I have another 15A circuit available for outdoor lighting at some point but I'm going to add that in at a later stage. Good times and ready for the next stage, insulation. biggrin.gif











Edited by Gorilla83 - 10/21/13 at 11:10am
post #408 of 559
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Some updates to the shop:

-Electrical all done, aside from some lights I may put outside
-Ethernet all done, and tested/hooked up to PC
-Light installed with switch directly over work bench
-Preliminary sound system hooked up: Sony 2 channel receiver with Polk Monitor 60 IIs. Couldn't resist for the price and it will keep me up and running until I have time to build something myself. biggrin.gif

Next up: Insulation, starting this weekend.

Pics:


post #409 of 559
Put a "Clap-on" on those lights bro!!!
post #410 of 559
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Put a "Clap-on" on those lights bro!!!

Heh, they might go crazy with all of the noise going on in there. biggrin.gif
post #411 of 559
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Originally Posted by Gorilla83 View Post

Some updates to the shop:

-Preliminary sound system hooked up: Sony 2 channel receiver with Polk Monitor 60 IIs. Couldn't resist for the price and it will keep me up and running until I have time to build something myself. biggrin.gif

Looks good Andrew!!! I am sure you will build some great speakers almost as good as the SHO's you sold me! lol. I hope the baby is doing well.
post #412 of 559
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Looks good Andrew!!! I am sure you will build some great speakers almost as good as the SHO's you sold me! lol. I hope the baby is doing well.

Thanks Dave! The baby is doing great. Glad you are still enjoying the SHOs. smile.gif No doubt I'll be whipping up some new creations at the start of next year. smile.gif
post #413 of 559
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Insulation on the walls/ceiling is 95% done now. I have some small spaces uncovered above the doors/back wall that is not framed out that will need something made to fit. I wound up using Roxul Comforbatts which do not contain any fiberglass, have an R15 value vs. R13, and was very easy to cut/place without stapling or supports.

I can't believe how much quieter the room is now!

Rafter vents/baffles


Ceiling


Walls


post #414 of 559
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Finally got a good start on building an enclosure for my amplifier switching rig. This guy will provide near instant switching of four different amplifiers via a control panel. I haven't sanded or smoothed anything yet, but here is a shot of the first draft of the rear panel:

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More to come soon!
post #415 of 559
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Finally got a good start on building an enclosure for my amplifier switching rig. This guy will provide near instant switching of four different amplifiers via a control panel. I haven't sanded or smoothed anything yet, but here is a shot of the first draft of the rear panel:

bb3102a1c2e9ceb208e86b330caee141_zps69c6a61c.jpg

More to come soon!

Very clean looking work, almost as though it was done on a CNC machine or something... tongue.gif
post #416 of 559
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Very clean looking work, almost as though it was done on a CNC machine or something... tongue.gif

Heh, thanks Jim. It had been a few months since I'd have a chance to cut anything with this little guy. The shop is nearly ready to start building out the base for the new machine. I'd like to get the dust collection situation figured out first though before I build any massive tables/bases. biggrin.gif

Just for kicks, here's the little guy in action:
post #417 of 559
That's phenomenal!

Were you wearing an uncontrollable grin the first time you watched it get to it?

That CNC deserves a Tim Allen grunt!

post #418 of 559
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That's phenomenal!

Were you wearing an uncontrollable grin the first time you watched it get to it?

That CNC deserves a Tim Allen grunt!


Haha! Man, I love watching it do it's thing. I grin each and every time it starts putting in work.
post #419 of 559
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Originally Posted by Gorilla83 View Post

Finally got a good start on building an enclosure for my amplifier switching rig. This guy will provide near instant switching of four different amplifiers via a control panel. I haven't sanded or smoothed anything yet, but here is a shot of the first draft of the rear panel:

bb3102a1c2e9ceb208e86b330caee141_zps69c6a61c.jpg

More to come soon!
How big is that to scale buddy?

Man, I'm not sure if people really realize just how awesome this is... Just epic!
post #420 of 559
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That panel is about the size of your average multi-channel amplifier's front panel. It's 15.5"W and 9" tall The total enclosure should be 16.5"W, 10"H, and 11"D. I'll try to get the front panel cut next weekend and start assembling the box. The front panel control is very cool, I need to get some pictures up of that in action!
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