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The stand is here. Thought it would be nice to have it put together for when the machine got here. But - no hardware. It's coming with the machine. So I'll just have to wait. Shouldn't be more than a couple weeks - they say. Got to make a spot in the basement for it. Better get moving.





Lot of stuff to sort out. This space was basically a catch all for odds and ends, misc. stuff, cut offs, and the Shopsmith accessories.
 

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Looking forward to seeing your build thread John. Geez that’s a disappointment getting the stand but not being able to assemble it .
Did you consider making your own at first ,as I always thought a heavy duty wood stand would be beneficial
 

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Would have been a lot cheaper making my own, Rick, but I didn't have the exact measurements, plus the VFD and controller box mount on theirs. If I new what I was getting into I probably would make my own. Plus, I didn't know how long or if my current machine was going to last.

Since this is a "first" for me I'm trying to make it as easy as possible. Now........... if there's another one in the future - that may be a different story. But that's a long way off, if at all.

This going to be a bear for me as it is, being mechanically challenged and computer illiterate.
 

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All it requires to be computer literate is the ability to post messages on a web forum, figure out some controller software such as linuxCNC, as well as something like VCarve pro or Aspire to draw up your CNC projects. If you can access a web page and buy anything like a new CNC perhaps, then you get to be called a computer geek. So drop all this "illiterate" talk. You've revealed your true abilities Master HJ, and long ago earned my respect. :)

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Guess you can fool some of the people some of the time.

You don't know how backward I really am at this stuff. Just ask beltrmidave or MEBCWD. They know my true limits and liabilities, and have probably regretted giving me their phone numbers and email addresses.

That's why plug and play is a must when dealing with this stuff.
 

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I like the Challenger John !

One day, I might buy a CNC, I guess I'm in fear of spending the money and not being able to figure out the programming !
 

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I like the Challenger John !

One day, I might buy a CNC, I guess I'm in fear of spending the money and not being able to figure out the programming !
Dan, that's Mama's summer ride. Goes into storage Nov 1 every year.

I bought a CNC not knowing what was all involved. There is a difference buying one to cut things and doing the complete build (not for me) from the ground up. These forum guys have saved my butt more than once. I'd like to say it isn't hard, but taking it 1 step at a time lets you advance at your own pace. Buying a program like Vcarve pro or Aspire helps a whole lot. It's been "interesting" to say the least. One thing, it's not for anyone with Alzheimer's and it does keep the mind's wheels turning.

And ......... you can turn out some neat stuff.
 

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UPS says it's supposed to be here tomorrow. Got it's home cleared out.
Actually I could have put the 4 x 8 there. Hmmmmmmmm



Also collected all the scrap and cut offs that were workable. Just kept the solid wood pieces. Cut all the plywood pieces into firepit fuel. Should be able to make a few signs and stuff from these.



Gotta check what tools I'll need and maybe make a HD or ACE run.
 

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Fess up HJ ... you used that trampoline dint ya? I know I would've.
Nice scraps... no polish eagles on the poplar pcs. tho.
Not me -- wife and kids used the trampoline several decades ago. Will probably just use the scraps for text signs. No Polish eagles -- well, maybe I can fit something on the bigger pieces.

2 of the 11 boxes arrived today. They must have split the order up in Chicago when they sorted the trailer.
 

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Can't wait to see it set into place and chips flying! Holler if you need assistance - together we can probably find the smart guys. :grin:

David

You just know I'm gonna need help on this endeavor. Too complicated for this old trucker.

This is not going to be a "quick" project by any means.
 
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UPS says it's supposed to be here tomorrow. Got it's home cleared out.
Actually I could have put the 4 x 8 there. Hmmmmmmmm



Also collected all the scrap and cut offs that were workable. Just kept the solid wood pieces. Cut all the plywood pieces into firepit fuel. Should be able to make a few signs and stuff from these.



Gotta check what tools I'll need and maybe make a HD or ACE run.
Pliers, flat blade screwdriver, and a 10mm wrench should do it! :surprise:>:)
 

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Pliers, flat blade screwdriver, and a 10mm wrench should do it! :surprise:>:)
Actually it's a 6 mm


The rest just got here. Let the "fun" begin ............ if I can figure out where to start!!!!!

 

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Should have it up and running by the weekend. Get to it!!
Of what month??

Instructions are all in metric. Gotta find out first how many inches each one of these pieces are that are in mm.

This is going to be interesting. Won't have to order the computer and the bed t-slot for a while, that's for sure!!
 

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Actually it's a 6 mm


The rest just got here. Let the "fun" begin ............ if I can figure out where to start!!!!!

Enjoy yourself! When mine arrived it was like being a kid at Christmas even at 70+ years!!
 
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