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  1. #241

    Re: Skyfire CNC owners?

    Here's some video of the unboxing and getting it off the pallet. Do not use a ramp, this is much safer. Just jack it up, slide the pallet out, install the wheels and incrementally lower it. I used 6x4 blocks and 1/2 pcs of plywood to do it and a floor jack.

    https://youtu.be/k34JFUrEZtY

    Jack

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    Re: Skyfire CNC owners?

    Nice. How much space was there underneath to get a jack in to lift it off the pallet a bit?


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  3. #243

    Re: Skyfire CNC owners?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mmpie View Post
    Nice. How much space was there underneath to get a jack in to lift it off the pallet a bit?


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    Just a bit over 1.5". I used 1.5 inch wide steel rec. tubing. I had to pry up a bit because the pallet was a bit bowed under it but they go through fine. Just go slow as it's really heavy.

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    Re: Skyfire CNC owners?

    Hi, I second your appraisal of not using the ramp,

    I also used a 100mm stack of thin wood planks stacked on top of each other and a 4 metre long pry bar to lift my 1-1/2 ton Ajax manual mill off my pallet truck when it was delivered a couple of years ago.

    The pry bar allowed me to sequentially lift at the corners of the base and remove a plank at a time until it was down on the floor.....this was how the machinery mover people moved the mill in when it arrived initially......I just moved it to a new position.

    Getting a heavy weight off a springy pallet would be a challenge for anyone.
    Ian..

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    Re: Skyfire CNC owners?

    AWESOME!!!!

    I am in LA if you care to get to know each other...possible I could be helpful.

    So glad it arrived - what a process!

  6. #246

    Re: Skyfire CNC owners?

    Quote Originally Posted by rx8pilot View Post
    AWESOME!!!!

    I am in LA if you care to get to know each other...possible I could be helpful.

    So glad it arrived - what a process!
    RX8 your more than welcome to come check it out. I'm usually around most days. PM me for my number.

    Jack

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    Re: Skyfire CNC owners?

    Here is another good video, you may have already seen it, things you want to do before you use coolant

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAdAzPZU2FY
    Mactec54

  8. #248

    Re: Skyfire CNC owners?

    Thanks, I've watched it a few times, in fact I've probably watch every Skyfire video on the planet in the last year a few times.

    Update: I have everything working great except I can not figure out how to change from mm to inches in the controller. I can't find it in the user manual or any of the controller manuals. You'd think that would be right up front and center.

    I have a program ready to cut out some brackets I make but I want to change the controller over first to inches.

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    Re: Skyfire CNC owners?

    Did you ask Aaron he should know sinces he use metric, if he is out of hospital that is
    http://danielscnc.webs.com/

    being disabled is not a hindrance it gives you attitude
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  10. #250

    Re: Skyfire CNC owners?

    I finally figured it out. In the setup is a thing that's called "British". and it was "NO" Made it "YES" just to try it and it worked. British what the heck. How about Imperial units like the rest of the world implies. British refers to that weird wentworth standard I thought. Well that's the answer anyway.

    Thanks,

    Jack

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    Re: Skyfire CNC owners?

    changlish at its finest
    http://danielscnc.webs.com/

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    Re: Skyfire CNC owners?

    Wow......I'm stunned that the water works was/is such a bad issue........I would have freaked out at the first drip.........it looks like there was a bad bit of seam welding before the powder coating or painting when the cabinet was made.

    When the SVM-0 cabinet was made it was stated specifically at the time of making that mist coolant was advised not flood coolant.

    I suppose Mig or Tig welding the total length of the seams would have been too time consuming or created too much distortion in the panelling and that would have led to wrinkles on the panel surfaces..........a run round the seams with soft solder would have sealed the seams as they only really need to be in the lower sections...........the door problem is a design one......I would not have gone for a sliding door even if it was free.

    Incidentally, if the cabinet is not zinc plated or galvanized under the paintwork you can expect rust to be more of a problem.........galvanizing would have to be a second op as it's difficult to seam weld with zinc present.

    They zinc plate car bodies prior to painting so it's not something new.

    On a build like this I would have (opted to have) made the cabinet from stainless steel...........that would be the bee's knees.,,,,,,you could spot weld it and epoxy seal it much better.
    Ian.

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