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 Post subject: Help Moving CNC Router
PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 12:04 pm 
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I am new to TC Makers and would like help moving my CNC Router into the Hack Factory. I will happily get a U-haul truck but need some people to help carry it out of my garage, to the truck, and into the the HF. It will probably take 3 more strong people to move it. I would like to do this as soon as possible, but I understand that I will be working around others schedules. To sweeten the deal I will provide some beer and pizza to celebrate the new addition! I am currently looking for employment, so my schedule is basically wide open.

About the machine: It is has a cutting surface of 48"x48" and is made from a kit called Joe's Hybrid 4x4. I did not build the machine so my knowledge is limited, but I am learning and would like to build one from scratch some day. I have software from Vectric and run Mach3 for the controller. The images below show the overall size of the machine, but it is NOT on that base anymore. I had to cut it directly below the bed to get it up to St. Paul. So it will have to sit on the ground till I design a new base. I will be looking for a good welder in the future, just a heads up.

About me: I am from Central Illinois and just moved to St. Paul to be with my girlfriend which attends the U of M. I have a background in architecture and design. I am interested in many design projects, including furniture, and have strong skills in CAD. I am also very interested in the power of collaborative art projects and how CNC technology can be very beneficial to "Design+Build" projects.

WHO WANTS TO HELP ME OUT??????
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 Post subject: Re: Help Moving CNC Router
PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 12:33 pm 
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Well I have a full size pickup for transportation, but my back limits me to assisting in lifting only. But I can help get it to the Hack Factory depending on the day / time.

Basically Wednesdays are out for me, as well as thursday late afternoon and Saturday afternoons.

So if you can arrange a couple bodies to do the lifting, I can transport it.


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 Post subject: Re: Help Moving CNC Router
PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 12:49 pm 
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Booka wrote:
Well I have a full size pickup for transportation, but my back limits me to assisting in lifting only. But I can help get it to the Hack Factory depending on the day / time.

Basically Wednesdays are out for me, as well as thursday late afternoon and Saturday afternoons.

So if you can arrange a couple bodies to do the lifting, I can transport it.


Thank you so much for the offer, but I think a truck bed will be too small. We could not get it to fit on a five foot wide trailer without it hanging over the side. A U-Haul will only be $30 plus millage. I am willing to pay that to ensure a safe and easy transport. But once again, thanks for the offer.


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 Post subject: Re: Help Moving CNC Router
PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:47 pm 
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Matt, just checking; have you talked to either John Scherer (Shop manager) or Chris Odegard (Woodshop manager) about bringing in this machine?

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 Post subject: Re: Help Moving CNC Router
PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:52 pm 
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mcsteve wrote:
Matt, just checking; have you talked to either John Scherer (Shop manager) or Chris Odegard (Woodshop manager) about bringing in this machine?

No, how do I contact them? I spoke to other members that seemed like it would not be a problem.


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 Post subject: Re: Help Moving CNC Router
PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:05 pm 
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Check out this wiki page: http://www.tcmaker.org/wiki/doku.php?id ... epartments

They've got phone numbers listed, and I believe if you click on their names they have email links as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Help Moving CNC Router
PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 5:56 pm 
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Hey Matt,

What part of Saint Paul? I'd suggest that Weds Night might be a good time, either grab a few people from the HF and go get it, or plan to have Saint Paul people or those to the East meet you and the truck and load it on the way in, Say at about 6:30. I'd be happy to help, I live in Saint Paul, and am the guy you talked about Joe's CNCs with the other night.

I can't see bringing it in being a problem with the area managers, but it is a good idea to run it by them. This is a device definitely worth making room for, if we need to parts out the CyberOptic to make room, that would be the way to go in my opinion.

I don't know if you belong to Google+, but that's a decent way to coordinate Hack Factory projects that need rapid back and forth communication.

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 Post subject: Help Moving CNC Router
PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:59 pm 
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Matt got ahold of John and me via email, and we'll be working with him to try and make this happen soon. This thing is pretty large, but also pretty cool for that reason.

Do others with a personal investment in the CNC area have opinions about whether there is space for this? Juno, you've sort of taken the area on as a personal project to some extent. What're your thoughts?

Steve, thanks for bringing up the proper procedures here, and many thanks (and a warm welcome) to Matt for following up on Steve's advice, and also for being willing to share your toys.


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 Post subject: Re: Help Moving CNC Router
PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:14 pm 
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I, being smart like an Ox and strong like a Fox, would like to offer my services as lifter.

I am in Saint Paul, the down-towny part, and was originally planning on being at the space earlier than this, but am willing to be flexible.

Is there already a plan in place re: vehicle, person to drive said vehicle, other lifters, times, places, etc.?

let me know.

Aside from the transportation logistics, this looks like an awesome machine, and I would be in favor of moving some less useful stuff to make room for this.

Riley

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 Post subject: Re: Help Moving CNC Router
PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:16 pm 
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another of our cnc guys has a full sized flatbed pickup, not to volunteer him, but i'm certain that it's fit on that fine.

what flavor of architecture were/are you in? i'm an underemployed cad manager and architectural designer (mostly residential, space planning, and lighting design)


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