thomasb

Machine Building Sites And Info

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i've been interested in building my own machines for a while now and i have got the materials to do so. when i get around to it, i'll post pics. for now i just wanted to share a few websites that have some cool custom machines and some mechanical info for anyone who's interested.

http://www.eikondevice.com/

http://www.machinegunmagazine.com/

i like this site a lot

http://www.machinegunmagazine.com/MGM_HTML...enSided_TH.html

http://www.infiniteirons.com/

http://www.prickmag.net/

awesome tattoo machines

http://www.tat2forum.com/

http://www.machinesyndicate.com/

tattoo machine builders guild (t.m.b.g.)

http://www.tattooguild.com/

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im interested in building too

will get around to it one day...

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Looks good man,

some of those sites, particularly the

builders forums, you need to prove

professional credentials.

Thanx though, it's a great list.

I know a guy in a metal fabrication factory

near my work, I asked him about getting a frame or two

made, he just needs some dimensions. I can measure mine

& draw up a template, but they're chinese frames & I won't

rely on that for my first effort at playing around with building.

Does anyone have, or know where I can get, a quality, precise

template or diagram with measurements of the main dimensions.

From the front binding post hole to the spring shelf,

tube hole to the coil holes & rear post hole,

spring shelf to coil deck. These basic measurements and more

will be essential I assume.

Dunno if I have the terms correct, but you might know what I mean :D

thanx ink-trailers

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chinese machines would be sooooo much better if the front post was 3mm forward

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Does anyone have, or know where I can get, a quality, precise

template or diagram with measurements of the main dimensions.

thanx ink-trailers

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This template for a bent frame

has been kicking around here

for a while. You should be able

to extrapolate the measurements

to use for a cast or welded frame....

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i have templates for about ten different machines. i moved to a different town and now i don't really have the tools to machine them. i will find my templates and post them.

that template is very simmilar to mine in how mesurements were taken and drawn out, except i have measurements for the drilled holes. great minds think alike...lol

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i have a couple of pdf documents full of this stuff, i'll send it or post it if any body can tell me how... i'm computer illiterate, but i can attachment an email for any body.

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these are a few one piece bent frame with guillotine clamp templates. i guess you could make it in two pieces and weld it if that would be easier. i can't wait to bulid one of these.

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to derksquad, can you send me that file, im a novice machine builder and id lke to learn more about frames

any input would be apreciated

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a question to rockstartattoo

the templates that you posted, is that the actual size? can i just print it out and transfer it on a metal sheet, cut it out and bend it?

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i have a couple of pdf documents full of this stuff, i'll send it or post it if any body can tell me how... i'm computer illiterate, but i can attachment an email for any body.

Hey Derksquad can you send me some of your pdf files for tattoo machine frames, i have workshop and im working with my friend who is one of the top tattoo artists in my country and e want to build one tattoo machine.

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Put them up on photobucket and post the link.

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Ya if anyone would consider sharing their templates with me as well, I have a extensive tool collection and would love to build a couple of machines.

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i have a couple of pdf documents full of this stuff, i'll send it or post it if any body can tell me how... i'm computer illiterate, but i can attachment an email for any body.

hi could you email me the pdf docs please

my email is dean.wilkinson36@ntlworld.com

thanks dude

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hi again if you go to my flicker theres a pix of a basic machine frame with measurments

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dingo_dno/?saved=1

I don't mean to be rude, or speak out of turn but I'm going to anyway:

No.1 - The diagram that you have posted is mostly useless and barely passes as a workable schematic. It is indeed very basic - at best. Several key elements that make it a workable machine frame; which are imperative to correct frame geometry, are missing? I like to tinker, but I keep my builds to myself. Not only do I feel that they are not worth sharing, but they are purely to assist me in establishing a better working knowledge of what goes where, and why! with regards to frame geometry

copying the basic dimensions off of one (probably cheap, chinese, shite) machine does not a good runner make! especially if you don't know how to use it, which brings me swiftly onto point number 2!

No.2 - if the tattooing on your flickr account is recent work of yours for the love of god stop! stop tattooing people now!! stop concerning yourself with how to build machines and get right back to basics, starting on paper.... then on some fruit, then some pig skin, then maybe after a year or several of practice see where you are at because you sir are taking the piss!!

I grabbed this image off of your flickr account to share with those who might not bother having a look

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And this atrocity is on somebodies neck!

If this is put in by you, then you should be truly ashamed of yourself!

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pretty sure posting someone's artwork, tattoo work, etc., without their permission isn't allowed.

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pretty sure posting someone's artwork, tattoo work, etc., without their permission isn't allowed.

That very well may be the case, and if it is then I apologise for doing so and, if it is indeed against the rules ask for the image to be removed (my bad)

however, in my mind if you post a link to your a website/flickr account/facebook account etc and that in turn is part of a publicly displayed profile or photo album I have hardly invaded anybodies privacy, have I?

I just find it hard to take seriously anything from somebody who thinks that doing that to somebodies neck is acceptable!

There are one or two moderators, and a couple of long serving members of the forums who would say much much worse than I did, all I did was draw attention to this individual as somebody that should maybe keep there opinions (and their ink) to themselves - there is an old saying round these parts - no it all knows nothing!

*Moderators - If I was out of line by posting that horrendous image, please feel free to remove it and again I apologise for breaching any site rules

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Call that an apology?

erm, yes :D

If it against forum rules to post images or links to images without their consent, then I apologise for doing so and won't allow it to happen again

that, is called an apology (the "I apologise" bit kind of gives it away? doesn't it?)

What else would you like me to do?

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hi , its on my neck , i had it done years ago and ant had chance to get it sorted out ,

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hi , its on my neck , i had it done years ago and ant had chance to get it sorted out ,

I dont see you have to explain i didnt get to see the pics but im sure you didnt even ask for critique on tattoo pics. You posted something you thought would be useful, and because it was regarded as Chinese shite by 1 person no one gets to see it.

look as i said i didnt even see the pics but i would like to make the decision for myself of whats crap and whats not,

great inspiration or a great lesson can be had from crap.

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hi , its on my neck , i had it done years ago and ant had chance to get it sorted out ,

Dude, if this is on your neck, then I take it back and I apologise directly to you - I'm not going to comment any further on the work that you have photographed on your flickr account as it isn't my place to do so

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Shit I seen a lot worse...tell me dingodno that this was the first sittin and you got it finished, I seen the pic and to be truthful it looked pretty scratchy, not a bad design, just looked unfinished. At the end of the day its your own so a lesson to be learned here.......something about a fan and shit.....P.:lol:

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Shit I seen a lot worse...tell me dingodno that this was the first sittin and you got it finished, I seen the pic and to be truthful it looked pretty scratchy, not a bad design, just looked unfinished. At the end of the day its your own so a lesson to be learned here.......something about a fan and shit.....P.:lol:

was done about 10yrs ago , and ant been bothered to get sorted yet

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