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Gantry files

by on Friday, September 20th, 2013

As promised, I will be adding the files to this location as I get them ready for distribution.
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First Cuts

by on Sunday, February 26th, 2012

I got my New Hypertherm Powermax 65 torch this weekend and finally got it hooked up. After a minor voltage divider issue I have it working satisfactory for now. I do have some intermittent issues with vibrations in the z axis that sometimes leaves a serated edge. I believe these to be from the excessive weight of the z axis. I am in the process of figuring what can be done to resolve these issues, but I need to cut myself a tray to hold the keyboard and mouse. Here is the design I came up with.


Plasma Update

by on Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

It has been a while since I have posted on the progress of my CNC Plasma build. So I guess an update is in order.

I ordered a Powermax 65 and it should arrive sometime late this week. I have the water table and reservoir tank plumbed and ready to go, I ran a hard line for air to the plasma this last weekend and I am finishing up the last bits before the torch arrives.

I should be able to provide some HD videos at that time, since I also made a mount for my GoPro camera to shoot from atop the z-axis. Should be some interesting shots I hope. So far the video without the torch looks really good, but I guess HD should be, right?

I will have pictures and maybe video this next weekend if everything goes as planned. Stay tuned!

Plasma Table Update

by on Saturday, January 7th, 2012

I spent some time today getting the computer stand portion of this project underway. I testing the machine with the computer just on a near by bench to make sure it was going to work before I got to carried away with the extra convenience items. With this design I wanted it to be able to reach most of the table while still having access to the controls. The design I came up with uses a swings arm that holds the keyboard and monitor, while keeping the computer under the table out of the way of splashing water. Water and computers do NOT mix.I will need to find a longer cable for the monitor but I have seen longer cables that it currently has on it, so no big deal there.

I spent to much time working on it today and did not stop to take any pictures. Sometimes I hate stopping the progress for a photo opportunity. I will try to get some as soon as I can. I just want to tidy up a couple of things before I take the photos. 🙂


Happy Holidays

by on Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

I would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season.



After the holiday season you should see more activity on this blog with the projects that I currently have in progress. Stay tuned.

Required maintenance

by on Friday, August 12th, 2011

Every vehicle needs a routine maintenance plan and a Jeep is no different. A Jeep that is used off road is often in need of extra care. Depending on the type of offroad use the maintenance is only slightly different. Take for instance the difference between mud and rocks. With mud you would not believe the places this stuff can get into. I find that i go through an unusually large amount of u-joints due to there limited life span and ease of mud penetrating there critical parts. (more…)


by on Thursday, April 7th, 2011

I added a calendar of places that I will be driving the Jeep. Please note that these are planned times and may be changed without notice. I will try to keep this up to date but sometimes in a rush to the Jeep ready I may forget to update.

Site changes

by on Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Seems I was only allowing registered users to post comments on this site and no one could register:( . Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I hope I have made the correct changes.


New section added to site

by on Monday, September 27th, 2010

This is a new portion of my site that will allow me to better update the information that I include on the site. Ihave just started this and will continue to add posts here when the time comes.

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