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Old 07-22-2010, 09:35 AM   #76 (permalink)
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Comeoutswingin that wall hanging is sweet!!! How long did it take to run?
I cant remember how long it took to run.. I wanna say it was around 45 min from start to finish for me to make it including indexing it...

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Agreed, that is incredibly nice! Is there any way we could get you to share the dxf? I know my dad would love that.
I actually purchased the DXF in a set from http://www.customdxffiles.com/. You gotta be careful if you have a 2x2 with a lot of this guys files. His files are amazing, but the detail is usually too much to shrink down for the 2x2 machine so you either edit a lot of the detail out which takes forever, or you get really good at indexing it on multiple axis' which I am not all that good at doing.

If I would have known that I would have been making the kind of money I am with this little machine I'd have just stepped up and bought a bigger one. Live and Learn.
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I actually purchased the DXF in a set from http://www.customdxffiles.com/. You gotta be careful if you have a 2x2 with a lot of this guys files. His files are amazing, but the detail is usually too much to shrink down for the 2x2 machine so you either edit a lot of the detail out which takes forever, or you get really good at indexing it on multiple axis' which I am not all that good at doing.

If I would have known that I would have been making the kind of money I am with this little machine I'd have just stepped up and bought a bigger one. Live and Learn.
Very nice, thanks for the link. I'll probably be purchasing some of his work very soon.
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Old 07-22-2010, 04:29 PM   #78 (permalink)
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If I would have known that I would have been making the kind of money I am with this little machine I'd have just stepped up and bought a bigger one. Live and Learn.
Bigger is almost always better, but you have to start somewhere. I am glad to hear that it is working well for you. Did you read the part in the contract that says you have to split your profits from the machine with us? Damn, I forgot . . . we don't have any contracts! Oh well, I will settle for more pic's.
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Old 07-25-2010, 08:27 PM   #79 (permalink)
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Here's something my son's did for the family for last Christmas. A holiday themed picture frame that we inserted family photos from Christmas into. Gotta love my 15 year-old honor student's spelling of Christmas!

Garet drew it up in a few layers in photoshop as black and white, then saved each layer separately and imported it into the Torchmate software and created the paths for engraving and cutting. Dallas helped them set it up on the table and spit out the pieces for 9 different frames. Chase welded the two layers together, Garet welded the legs on...done deal and a gift everyone loved!
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Old 07-26-2010, 02:22 AM   #80 (permalink)
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Gotta love my 15 year-old honor student's spelling of Christmas!
I still love that when I asked you if we should fix it for him before cutting you said no!
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Gotta love my 15 year-old honor student's spelling of Christmas!

Dallas helped them set it up on the table and spit out the pieces for 9 different frames.
Gotta love repeating a mistake in quantity!
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Dustin, That is awesome! I did something similar and thought about it later...

When you weld the 'ice' to the frame space it off enough to get a piece of paper or similar in there. Paint the entire thing, slide a piece of paper under the ice and then paint it. Looks great even with the spelling error.
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Got bored and decided to build a goofy little welding cart thing to use around my shop. The rear wheels both caster and the front legs are fixed so that I can swing the tail end around easier and maneuver through the clutter that I work in. I am going to add some mounts for the gun and stuff and spot to coil up the drop cord on the back. The holes in the deck sheet are for... ummm. I hit the array button and was like.. ok, bored.. cut... Air circulation for the machine?

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Gas Blender In The Making

Thought I would share this video. It's nowhere near being complete but it will give you an idea.

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Old 08-10-2010, 06:14 PM   #85 (permalink)
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Gas powered blender?!? Whatcha blending?
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Well I gotta keep the ladies happy at the cottage. So I load em up with frozen alcoholic beverages.

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Put some handlebars and a twist throttle on it!
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I agree that wall hanging is way cool!! And these suspension parts although I don't have a clue what they are doing with them, they look awesome.
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The paint is drying on some mailbox toppers I made last night.
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Here are a few samples of what a customer in Bogota, Columbia created. This is done on a 2x2 with a router and acrylic. He will back light the panes with different colored lights.






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Got bored and decided to build a goofy little welding cart thing to use around my shop. The rear wheels both caster and the front legs are fixed so that I can swing the tail end around easier and maneuver through the clutter that I work in. I am going to add some mounts for the gun and stuff and spot to coil up the drop cord on the back. The holes in the deck sheet are for... ummm. I hit the array button and was like.. ok, bored.. cut... Air circulation for the machine?

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Wow, your cuts on that table and the brackets and such look amazing. Looks like machine cuts flawless, circles are so nice. What machine u cutting them with? Im guessin a hobart but what model or setup?

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Everything that I have made is really simple, nothing too artsy, but all are parts that would be a nightmare to make by hand.

Swinging pedal mount with adjustable reach:




Hinges/pivots for the tilt-up flatbed on my old Dodge Pilothouse:




Propane tank straps on the same vehicle:




Trans cooler mount:



etc, etc, etc...


I've made a ton of stuff on my table since I have had it, When I start to plan something out now it's second nature to design the whole object around doing as much of the work on the Torchmate as possible.

The best thing about these machines is that this is where I do most of my fabrication now. It sure beats spending hours out in the garage in the freezing cold cutting/grinding/filing/sanding/drilling.

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The best thing about these machines is that this is where I do most of my fabrication now. It sure beats spending hours out in the garage in the freezing cold cutting/grinding/filing/sanding/drilling.

LOL!!! That picture just made my day. Thanks for posting!
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That acrylic stuff is neat. I bet it would look really cool with a colored light behind it.. or maybe shining in from the edge (in a frame) somehow to cause the details to glow..

I'm also digging that brake pedal mount.. I love this thread. Helps to keep the creative juices flowing..
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Ok it's about time I add something useful to this thread.

Here's an example of what wendleburger mentioned about thinking and designing around all the parts that can be made on the torchmate.

With the exception of some flat stock, angle iron, the tank, and trailer, I pretty much cut every piece for this project on my table. I really shudder at the thought of doing this thing without the cnc table. The first picture is of it all broken down and ready for the road. Second is with it all set up for smoking. Every part of the fire box was cnc cut except for the radius bottom corner sections. I cut them out of a piece of 16 or 18" heavy wall pipe. The last is of course the grill grates. I've cut a couple other grill grates and they always look so awesome after they are cut.
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MQYJ that Grill is Freaking AWSOME! I have been wanting to cut some custom Grill slats for my grill in my yard. We had some test cuts of bogger tread and threw them on the grill and got them super hot and then used them to sear the tread pattern into some Tuna steaks. Was pretty cool.


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Wow, your cuts on that table and the brackets and such look amazing. Looks like machine cuts flawless, circles are so nice. What machine u cutting them with? Im guessin a hobart but what model or setup?
I'm running a Hobart Airforce 700i. I have been SUPER pleased with the machine so far. I have it dialed in and running through 3/8"s plate and do some edge cut work on the table with 1/2" too. Its a good machine for sure.


Here is my latest work. Cut file took 27 minutes to burn. Event sign for a local park that is having a KOH style race on Saturday. This is a 23" x 23".

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Wow!! That is some very fine detail work there on that sign. Very impressive work around the king's hands, the mountain ranges, and the center lettering. How thick is the material?

Thanks for the comments on the grill. I did it for a buddy that is planning to start doing it as a side business with another friend of ours. They want me to cut their logo into the next set of grates for the next grill I build for them.

Edit:btw, those took somewhere around 45 minutes to an hour to cut.

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Wow!! That is some very fine detail work there on that sign. Very impressive work around the king's hands, the mountain ranges, and the center lettering. How thick is the material?

Thanks for the comments on the grill. I did it for a buddy that is planning to start doing it as a side business with another friend of ours. They want me to cut their logo into the next set of grates for the next grill I build for them.

Edit:btw, those took somewhere around 45 minutes to an hour to cut.
Its 1/8". I cut it at 30 amps and 60 inches per minute with a new set of consumables. I was able to cut that sign, 3 inner beadlock rings, and half of a VERY detailed outer beadlock ring out of one set of consumables. I've gotten pretty good at knowing how close I can fit cuts to each other without burning between the cuts.

Yea, the grill slat thing is something that I think will eventually create its own market. Just have to get a few out there. I really dig that trailer though. What size table are you using?
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It's a 4x8 TM3. I know what you mean about the consumables lasting longer and longer the better you get at running the machine. I make them go a long way now. I usually keep a bunch of burned up tips in a tray on the gantry so if I have non critical parts I can reuse them instead of starting up a new tip for parts that don't matter.
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This is my favorite thread! You guys all do such great work. You make the machines look good. Thanks for posting.
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