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Old 03-11-2010, 12:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Received my 2x2 CNC w/plate marker

Well after the long wait due to my excitement I finally received my table yesterday. I must say Bill the packaging is stellar and the quality looks outstanding. So far so good I have only opened it up and looked through the box of goodies. Now onto making a table once I get my table fab'd up I'm sure I'll be calling your tech support to get this puppy dialed in with the plate maker. Here is a few pics.

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Old 03-11-2010, 12:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Here is a few pics of the plate marker it came with a interface module that will make it automatically switch on and off when the program calls for it so it can work in conjunction with the plamsa cutter without changing tools.

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Old 03-11-2010, 12:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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A few more pics of the interface module and the machine torch holder.

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Good to see everything made it to you nice and safe!
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Old 03-11-2010, 02:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Sure is purdy! I sure hope life doesn't creep in on my TM fund. Got a few hundy more to save but we all know how that goes.
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Old 03-11-2010, 09:07 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Interesting to see that the plate marker actuator cylinder is mounted to the front of the bracket. Mine is on the back side. Is that due to a rigidity issue with the TM3 gantry being farther from the workpiece?
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Old 03-12-2010, 05:09 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Here is a link to a little video I shot once I had the electronics hooked up and the correct driver installed. It's short but enjoy.

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Old 03-30-2010, 02:53 PM   #10 (permalink)
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2X2 Water Table

Well got around to making my water table with a good friend of mine who we call "MANDERAL BENDS". Thought I would share some pics with you guys. Still lots more to do but it's coming along just fine. Oh and the pics are from a BB so not super good quality.

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Mike,

You had mentioned that my tool plate that bolts to the gantry had been modified to accept my plate marker as well along side of the machine torch. Can you provide me with some sort of diagram or instructions on how this is supposed to bolt up. Maybe it's something simple but I am not seeing it. If you don't remember my tool plate is flat it has no ninety degree like shown in the instructions.

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Old 04-07-2010, 09:21 PM   #12 (permalink)
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In the below pic, where i circled, did you just use square tube to make your slat spacers? Neat idea if so!
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Old 04-08-2010, 07:28 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Yep had a bunch of 1x1. I cut it into 2" segments and buzzed them on the top and bottom vertically then ran a piece of 1x1 running the length of the water tray horizontally to get my height. The table is bang on level and the consumables are easily taken out and replaced even if they rust from the water.

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Looks damn good... what are the dimensions on that thing? I need to start designing my table... I got a month or so before my 2x2 makes it to me.
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Yep had a bunch of 1x1. I cut it into 2" segments and buzzed them on the top and bottom vertically then ran a piece of 1x1 running the length of the water tray horizontally to get my height. The table is bang on level and the consumables are easily taken out and replaced even if they rust from the water.

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Great "build."

Any reason you didn't cut the 1*1 tube at 1" to hold the strips?
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Found a 2 inch piece more manageable with my Evolution Rage Saw that's the only reason. Got the original idead for this build from JEEPSRCOOL then just put my own twist on things. Still have a few goodies planned for this build just need the time to get it all done. Would like to be cutting in the next few weeks.

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Mike,

You had mentioned that my tool plate that bolts to the gantry had been modified to accept my plate marker as well along side of the machine torch. Can you provide me with some sort of diagram or instructions on how this is supposed to bolt up. Maybe it's something simple but I am not seeing it. If you don't remember my tool plate is flat it has no ninety degree like shown in the instructions.

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Mike did you have a chance to look into this I know you are busy.

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Have you tested out the system with the plate marker yet? I'm trying to decide on the table to order which I'll use with my TD Cutmaster 51. Would really like to see the results of your set up since you seem to be one of the few with a plate marker on this size machine.
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Not yet still waiting for TORCHMATE tech to get back to me on how to mount this plate marker beside my machine torch seems like I'm missing some hardware. But as soon as I get it all fired up I will post some videos.

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Gord,

Your system wasn't modified to run the two tools simultaneously, but to be interchangeable. You did receive the offset mounting plate that you could modify slightly to be able to mount them simultaneously, but you won't get 24x24 of travel out of both tools.

The 4 hole mounting pattern and one bolt hole to mount the machine torch can be transferred to the offset bracket and you'd be able to use them both.
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Table Update

Here is an update on my table build. It's coming along well I have a few more ideas and it will be complete.
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I can tell you guys this, if you can swing the $$$ for the plate marker it's well worth it. I have a new TM 4x4 table with the plate marker and AVHC. I also got the router setup as well. Theres so many possibilities with this set up it's unreal. I have lots of tools in my shop but this has become by far my favorite one. My Toyota's loving it too
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Old 05-01-2010, 10:44 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Plate Marker Online

Was wondering if anyone that has a plate marker can give me a crash course on getting it online. I have made an output on Line two in the output section and I called it plate marker now when I go into aux in the driver software the tool is listed but when I turn it on nothing happens???

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It's been quite a while since I set mine up. I don't remember it being difficult at all. The instructions that I had with mine were pretty straight forward and step by step. It's about the best crash course you can get really.
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