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As some of you know, I have wanted to stop managing H-M for some time.
It's a tremendous strain on my personal life. I want to set up my own shop.
In September, September 15, to be exact, it will be 8 years that Hobby-Machinist has been in existence.
I have been training VTCNC to run things here. Dabbler is going to learn too.
I feel that they are ready to start taking over the operation.
I will be here to help in case they need, but I don't think they will.
Tony Wells is and will be here also to consult with.
I will be doing backups, upgrades, and installing addons.
Other than that, I will not be around.
I am leaving this place in good operating condition, and financial condition.
Yes I agree about the brackets. I'll have to look into the T-nuts.
The idea I like is you can add on or make adjustments or what have you. Also they would be square which can potentially be troublesome when welding.
Not that it matters now, but I consider the whole idea of screwed together extruded aluminum to be a very expensive way to do a job poorly. We use this stuff everywhere at my job, and it is constantly falling apart, stripping, sagging, rebuilt, rinse, and repeat. I would never use it for a machine base. We’ve done it here, and it invariably gets rebuilt with welded steel.
For an application such as something like a safety cage without any doors, it works decent. Put a door on it, and you may as well start building the steel version. Put any weight on it, especially weight that moves or vibrates and it’s worn out in 6 months.