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Logrite gets a new toy (I mean machine)
« on: March 15, 2017, 07:29:12 pm »
We ordered our cnc plasma cutter table last year and have been waiting patiently for its arrival.   

 
We were lucky to take delivery just before storm Eugene.
 

 
In order to get it through the door we had to disassemble, as it was a tad bigger than the door.
 

 

We still have to wait for the install. So just a little longer before we can use it.

This machine will allow us to cut our own hooks.  And do some clever things with the legs.

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Re: Logrite gets a new toy (I mean machine)
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2017, 07:37:06 pm »
I want one! :D
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Re: Logrite gets a new toy (I mean machine)
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2017, 08:05:00 pm »
This should be interesting.  I thought you would have had that a long time ago!  So, if you start cutting your own hooks for the Logrites, you will still be sending them out for plating?  Or will you be using stainless steel :o ;)
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Re: Logrite gets a new toy (I mean machine)
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2017, 09:48:47 pm »
Another reason for a road trip.
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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2017, 09:13:32 am »
Ljohnsaw  - I think people's idea of how big we are and the reality of that are very different.  We had to a-have the money and
b-the ability to keep the machine in use to justify the cost.

Well that time has come. 

Oh, and we will still be send out for heat treating and then plating.  We still want to support other local businesses.   ;)

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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2017, 09:14:53 am »
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stop teasing me!  I have been trying to get you to come to Connecticut for a long time!!!

I'll make brownies.

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« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2017, 09:35:36 pm »
I know,I know. I will meet up with Kevin in Bangor this year. Or I suppose he will be there??
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« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2017, 02:20:40 pm »
Yes, Kevin will be in OESCO's booth this year.  Another show I am not going to as someone has to run the homestead and of course the business. ;D

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Re: Logrite gets a new toy (I mean machine)
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2017, 10:20:34 pm »
Brownies?! how do I get in on this road trip. That looks like an amazing machine thumbs-up I was not aware that the hooks were plasma cut though i suppose that makes sense. You say you are not large but I would say being able to get that machine into production puts you light years ahead of me. Are you going to manufacture any other equipment or just hooks and legs? If it wasnt such an expensive toy I might be tempted to try some expirements out  You guys can take the big stuff and leave the little things to the small guys like me  8)
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« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2017, 11:50:22 am »
TreesLogan - welcome to the Forestry forum!

Up until now we would farm out the cutting of our hooks.  They have been laser cut and plasma cut depending on the vendor.
We manufacture all of our logging tools and arches right here in CT.  The things we still can't do ourselves is heat treat and powder coat.  Honestly, I don't think we will ever get big enough to do either of those. ;D

At the moment we have 4 welders and one other person working in the shop, two people in shipping and receiving, two people in the office, a part time IT, chemist, CNC operator and of course Kevin who does a little of everything including driving the truck.  So we are only 10.5 positions here.  So see we really are small.

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Re: Logrite gets a new toy (I mean machine)
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2017, 12:21:26 pm »
powder coat is easy, find yourself an old pizza oven an the hv power supply out of old crt type tv...
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« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2017, 01:41:33 pm »
That'd be quite the pizza oven if you could park multiple arches and racks of 60 inch tools in it!
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« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2017, 01:45:44 pm »
The powder coater I use has an automated line that takes the hanging items through wash, dry, spray and oven.  The whole thing would take up half of my space!

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Re: Logrite gets a new toy (I mean machine)
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2017, 10:02:03 pm »
powder coat is easy, find yourself an old pizza oven an the hv power supply out of old crt type tv...

I have seen some big pizza ovens but not big enough to powder coat. What were you powder coating in a pizza oven?
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« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2017, 10:18:34 pm »
powder coat is easy, find yourself an old pizza oven an the hv power supply out of old crt type tv...

I have seen some big pizza ovens but not big enough to powder coat. What were you powder coating in a pizza oven?

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« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2017, 08:32:00 am »
We never did get to see pictures of this topic's subject; the cnc plasma cutter table set up and running.   ???
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« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2017, 05:57:17 pm »
Yes can we see some pics
Was my hook on my extreme peavy cut with the new tool ?
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« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2017, 01:19:22 pm »
Bruno - I don't think so.

Here is a video of the machine running.  The come out so nice and smooth.



 

 


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« Reply #18 on: June 20, 2017, 01:59:43 pm »
This is my plasma table ,Powder coat oven and spray booth. Table is home made.


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« Reply #19 on: June 20, 2017, 02:45:52 pm »
after we burn out the hooks we are left with these skeletons.  I think they are cool looking and would like to use them some how but haven't thought of anything yet.

 

 

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« Reply #20 on: June 20, 2017, 02:54:37 pm »
Office dividing walls.

Add dark curtain to back side for welding curtains.

Line sidewalk with them.

Lots of ideas :)
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« Reply #21 on: June 20, 2017, 03:17:27 pm »
I have a guy who wants to lay them on his gravel driveway to help keep stones in place.  Not sure that's going to work.

Crusarius - I thought they would make a nice divider too.  Great minds must think a like.  ;D

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« Reply #22 on: June 20, 2017, 03:27:58 pm »
I have never seen a plasma cut sheet that clean. Very nice. Maybe I need to start using higher grade steel with my plasma?
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« Reply #23 on: June 20, 2017, 03:37:29 pm »
Those hooks hanging on the blue bin are right off the cutter?  No grinding?  WOW!

So did you take a bunch of cut hooks and lay them out various ways to determine what the most you could get out of a sheet?  Just wondering if you could arrange them like a stack of nested spoons only leaning over a bit.  Maybe like:
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« Reply #24 on: June 20, 2017, 03:52:59 pm »
Crusarius - those hooks have been plated.  If you have a hook from when we had someone else cut them, there is a divot where the machine starts and stops the cut.  Not any more though!! They come off our machine nice and smooth.

ljohnsaw - we use a program to figure out the best pattern for maximum yield

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« Reply #25 on: June 20, 2017, 03:54:33 pm »
Amazing what happens when you use the correct lead in and lead out :)
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« Reply #26 on: June 20, 2017, 09:29:06 pm »
I'm impressed!!!!
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« Reply #27 on: June 22, 2017, 09:15:15 pm »
I have a guy who wants to lay them on his gravel driveway to help keep stones in place.  Not sure that's going to work.

Hmmm... it just might make a good erosion control device - as long as you can keep the water from digging under the outside edge
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« Reply #28 on: June 22, 2017, 10:39:19 pm »
It could be the next camo pattern, part of a new table /  leg design.  Hmmm

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« Reply #29 on: June 23, 2017, 08:42:37 am »
I know off-road DIY-ers are always buying gussets, tow hook mounts, etc. for their projects. Seems like you could cut dozens out of the areas between the hooks. Tons of them on e-bay:

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« Reply #31 on: June 24, 2017, 07:31:27 am »
It would make a cool fence /gate at the end of the Logrite driveway.
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3/8"

I'd make a bunch of gussets, cylinder mounts, Chain key-hole slots etc. and sell them to DIY's. Just Google those or look on e-bay for the links I'm not allowed to post. If the machine is running anyway why not cuts stuff out of the scrap to sell?

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« Reply #33 on: June 26, 2017, 11:12:09 am »
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3/8"

I'd make a bunch of gussets, cylinder mounts, Chain key-hole slots etc. and sell them to DIY's. Just Google those or look on e-bay for the links I'm not allowed to post. If the machine is running anyway why not cuts stuff out of the scrap to sell?
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« Reply #34 on: July 07, 2017, 10:22:07 am »
I think the material is too thick for keyhole plates but thanks for the suggestion.

If you just want my logo we have nice wall mount bottle openers.  :D :D :D :D
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« Reply #35 on: November 21, 2017, 01:45:41 pm »
I think the material is too thick for keyhole plates but thanks for the suggestion.

If you just want my logo we have nice wall mount bottle openers.  :D :D :D :D
 https://logrite.com/store/Item/bottle-opener

I was expecting the bottle opener to look like a cant hook. Nice Logrite logo on them, though.
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« Reply #36 on: November 21, 2017, 01:56:53 pm »
that would be cool!