View Full Version : NEW MEMBER: Finally got round to joining the best CNC group on the net!!!

16-03-2012, 06:22 PM
Hello everybody,
at long last I have got around to joining this illustrious band of engineers, comics, philosophers, students, newbies and occasional p**s-takers, Hob-Nob devourers, and put-down artists......all in all my kind of people. I am attempting after God knows how long to put together a fairly basic cnc machine, with a cutting footprint of 600mm square.This has been partly decided because I have a fantastic scrap yard just down the road, and they are always having s/hand balls screws, supported rails, ground ali plate all sold at scrap prices......and recently an absolute gem, quantity 9 Parker precision gearboxes...removed from several servo systems.Oh and Zapp is a stones throw away.
I have had a design roughed out on a sheet of lining wallpaper for over a year now....:rofl:...and to my surprise it is similar in quite a few ways to Jazz's design, except I left more provision for shimming in various places, and the contruction is using bolted ground steel plates on top of the vertical supports.Anyway .. more later.
On a serious note, I have never come across a more dedicated and helpfull bunch of blokes.

till later .....Brendan......

17-03-2012, 01:20 PM
QRZ Brendan and welcome

18-03-2012, 03:34 PM
QRZ Brendan and welcome

Ok then bouncing Tit's what's QRZ mean.?????

Oh welcome Brendan and don't take my Cad designs too literal they change all the time and the finished machines do have lots of adjustments built into them.!. . Really they are just visualizations.!! (Watch out there will be a thread coming soon of the actual machine(s) built which will show all.)

18-03-2012, 08:18 PM
I think the new guy's found us out already!

Jazz, it only makes sense to those who play with their HAMs (and no, I'm not into that!)

18-03-2012, 09:19 PM
Jazz i may just be a bit QRT on that answer :whistling:

QSL Brendan?

18-03-2012, 11:45 PM
I think the new guy's found us out already!

Jazz, it only makes sense to those who play with their HAMs (and no, I'm not into that!)

Well If I got caught playing with HAM got a crack round the ear for messing with my food or if caught with the other kind of Ham(shank) got batterd for being a dirty little bastard.!!:twisted:

19-03-2012, 12:17 AM
Jazz mind you if you spend all your time screwing yours against the wall I'm not surprised??? LOL!

19-03-2012, 08:45 AM
Now I know I am out of touch on this as when I saw HAM, I was thinking SW radio groups or communication. I still don't know what the letters mean though will most likely end up finding out.


Web Goblin
19-03-2012, 09:24 AM
You will find out here : http://spiffy.ci.uiuc.edu/~kline/Stuff/q-sigs.html

19-03-2012, 09:52 AM
Web Goblin between the QRM is 9-5-5

Web Goblin
19-03-2012, 11:35 AM
Sorry QRN 5 Please QRO ( never did get the hang of this stuff )

19-03-2012, 04:26 PM
Hello Jazz,and others on here
thank you for your warm welcome. I instinctively knew I was letting myself in for some pee-taking with the ham radio callsign.....but having seen another couple of callsigns on here, I felt a misguided safety in numbers....maybe a mistake on my part.....but at least it is an honourable hobby:lol:....nerdy...inquisitive...complete private language all of it's own....(QRZ) ...for ever pushing the boundaries, and in the great scale of things , at least 2 above train- spotter. It has it's handicaps of course, being not quite so colourfull as Morris dancing.....I rest my case:rofl: (deep appologies to all the latent Morris dancers on here :whistling:)
Your designs have always intrigued me, along with others on here. The main asset and attraction on this site above all others, is that nobody seems to sit on their laurels, and the boundaries in good sound sensible engineering solutions are forever being pushed and questioned.... a very healthy approach. For me , that is what sets this website apart from all others. People are prepared to put their heads above the parrapet and contribute to solutions to engineering problems, even if sometimes the advise is not all it's cracked up to be, but at least it is taking part and contributing. So......be prepared top get some complete pig's arse solutions or even designs..in the future.....
Now ! if I could only post the lining wall paper with the latest offering scribbled on the back of it.
Oh by the way...the qrz thing is part of a code called the Q code, and came about during the second world war as a short hand message when you were transmitting morse code, and then eventually was adopted in voice transmission.Each code was 3 letters, always starting with "q" .So basically by using the code, it cut down on the amount of letters you would have to send in plain language. So for example....I am going "QRT"......I am closing down this station, or this contact.....3 letters transmitted, rather than 24...


19-03-2012, 06:18 PM
Ah Aghh so it must be "Q" code I'm speaking when I'm pissed. .:whistling:

19-03-2012, 06:31 PM
QSL on that one Bren :tup: