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« on: July 11, 2010, 20:43:43 pm »

Hey guys,
Thought I would post a pic. of my machine. It's a Tormach PCNC 1100. I have had it for about a year now and am very inpressed with it. I use Cambam for the code when needed. I also posted a project in the project section of this forum named "Pockets and Profile".

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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2010, 18:10:29 pm »

Nice.
I fought an X3 conversion for 2 years and finally gave up. I pretty much gave it away last week and went back to a sherline for a while.
But I have been eyeballing the tormach 770 now.  Problem is I really need a place to put it, which was part of the X3 problem, cramming too much into a small space makes it really difficult to work on.
But lesson learned - if you want to tinker with the mill do a conversion, if you want to make parts get something made for the purpose.
Problem is, assuming I build an outbuilding, for a little more I can get a full VMC on eBay.
Decisions, decisions.
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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2010, 22:17:32 pm »

Hi Mike spiked3

After days 25 of December of 2012, the life goes!
Not discouraged.  Wink
That the force be with you!
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« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2011, 21:47:00 pm »

Here is a pic of the machine and the full encloser I made. It keeps the coolant and chips contained.
 
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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2012, 18:34:25 pm »

What a nice enclosure. Thinking of doing something similar. What are the white stuff that you use for the "walls"?

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« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2012, 01:30:03 am »

It's corrugated plastic 4mm thick. The only bad thing is I had to buy a box of 10 sheets 48" x 48". I only needed 5 sheets. $92.50 a box. Here is the link http://corrugatedplastics.net/
It's cheaper than plexiglass.

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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2014, 01:55:46 am »

Thought I would post some of the pics on how I built the table supporting my Tormach 1100. You wood workers may appreciate this.


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« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2014, 02:02:13 am »

The rigging and mounting of the machine. I think it weighed around 1200 pounds. It actually bent the bolt on top or the hoist (cherry picker).


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« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2014, 02:13:44 am »

Very nice.  What did you use for your waterproof coating? 
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« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2014, 02:32:10 am »

Mine would be a little harder to mount like that -- 4100lb before stripping the old logic cabinets and shrouds.  It's probably still around 3700lb.

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« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2014, 02:57:35 am »

Very nice.  What did you use for your waterproof coating? 
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« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2014, 03:33:45 am »

WestSystems 2 Part Epoxy With Silica Filler And Grey coloring. They Are Into Marine Stuff. It's Pretty Tough Stuff. Hasn.T Leaked Yet.
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« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2014, 12:16:18 pm »

WestSystems 2 Part Epoxy With Silica Filler And Grey coloring. They Are Into Marine Stuff. It's Pretty Tough Stuff. Hasn.T Leaked Yet.

Thanks for that.
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« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2014, 16:37:52 pm »

Pics of the epoxy I used to seal the chip tray. The shower drain, and coolant tank. The shower drain is just a standard brass one from lowes. The graymills coolant pump is plumbed with a check valve to keep the coolant from draining back and hesitating between tool changes. I also have a tee fitting on the pump that allows me to use the coolant pump to run a garden hose with hand spay noozle with a flip of a valve. This allows me to wash the inside walls of the machine using the coolant and pump. Then I coral the chips and scoop out by hand.


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« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2014, 16:56:55 pm »

Pics of the door track on the encloser. Used a standard closet door track from lowes. The enclosure was made from 4mm corrugated sign material and 2" aluminum angle. I think I already stated this previously in this post sorry. The doors made from 1/4" plexiglass. And a pic of the complete workstation with the machine making parts. Holding true to Arie Kabaalstra's inspiring slogan " Why buy one, if you can build one" Thanks to everyone on this forum and CNC Zone for the inspiration. Couldn't have done it without you. 


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