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Messages - Sailboat Larry

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Motor Tuning - Mach3
« on: June 30, 2008, 10:57:06 AM »
I will give the Sherline mode a try and see what happens.

 The motors were fine, and brand new and moved fluidly without any hesitation or "bumping" as I described it.  The mill sat for about a year with no real use because of my inability of handling the software, but with the help of someone who had a Taig mill I was able to get the motors installed and setup. It was only after moving the mill to a new location and a new hard drive after the old one crashed that the bumping problem came along. I can manually jog the motors and mill some parts and it appears to work reasonably well, but I know that they can be smoother as the one axis is. I have tried using that setting on the other two motors but it didn't cure the problem.

 Thanks

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Motor Tuning - Mach3
« on: June 30, 2008, 03:27:27 AM »
I'm sorry... I don't even know what that means. I will be more than happy to try it though, it there a tutorial or brief explanation?

 Thanks in advance

 Larry

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Motor Tuning - Mach3
« on: June 30, 2008, 12:53:02 AM »
I can tell you that I am using a standard TAIG Mill from Deepgroove using his controller.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Motor Tuning - Mach3
« on: June 29, 2008, 03:08:33 PM »
If you find it..  I would be glad to use it as well.  Mine still work... but  one motor has a hitch about every 2nd revolution and another has one about every 3/4 revolution. All I have ever been told is just screw around with the rates until the motor works properly.. and then leave it alone.   

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Motor Tuning - Mach3
« on: May 28, 2008, 04:02:45 PM »
I am reading around here also trying to get information on motor tuning.  I am using a Taig mill with the controller from DEEPGROVE off EBay and the motors were originally setup over the phone with another user of the same mill/setup.  He basically had me move the curves around until the motors were running smoothly... and that was it.  That was about a year ago and now I am learning enough to start using the mill (barely) and the motors are sill working fine... but in the Z and Y I get a  bump-bump-bump and the hesitate about every 2nd revolution  when I jog them... but they seem to be smooth when the controller is driving them.  Should I be concered? attempt to correct? and if so... how?   The motors also get quite warm... 

  thanks so much,

 Larry

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LazyCam (Beta) / Re: Lazycam3 tutorial video
« on: March 24, 2008, 05:34:06 AM »
I followed this, and it is working....  but each time it comes around to the starting point, where it made the initial plunge, it resets UP .010 and then does the slow creep back down (because I have the rates going slow) until it gets to the desired cut depth. Each lap we have to go through the reset. I have something wrong somewhere.  ???

thanks in advance

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I  imported from Corel as a .WMF and it came through fine. The only thing there is that when I draw a simple 2" x 1" rectangle it comes through as something akin to 2,000 inches, so I have to re-set the scale and dimensions in LazyCam. Then I export it to Mach 3 as a .tap 

I will go through the videos again, I was just wishing that there was a simple example of the steps in order, as that would really give me the info that I need.

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Is there a tutorial, or lesson, or manual for just the most basic steps? I would like to learn to draw a square in Corel, and then import it into LazyCam, add the layers and whatever else I need to do, and then convert it into a .tap file into Mach 3.

From what I have been able to read so far, I have drawn the square, imported to LC, and thought I added the layers, sent it to Mach 3 as a .tap file, and ran it on this computer (without the mill) and it traced the outline, and I saw the Z move.. but it didn't do what I needed, I think it even went up instead of down... but I was thrilled to get that far.  If I could just learn the basic steps maybe I could get something to work.

Thanks in advance

 Larry

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General Mach Discussion / Re: So n00b it hurts! Help please...
« on: February 29, 2008, 01:10:41 PM »
Oh great....   well.. I know nothing about Gcode at all. As in, nothing.  What software is required to construct it etc. Lazycam didn't look that hard, probably because I don't know what I am doing. I drew the part and several others in Corel Draw, and then imported them into Lazycam, and thought I had set the number of laps around the piece to cut it out, and the holes (first of course) and then tried to import it into Mach 3, but it didn't work. I have been going through the tutorials, but haven't crossed the finish line yet.

I have had this mill for almost 18 months, and it has done nothing so far, and I need the parts desperately. I have customers that need them, so I really need to solve this.

 Thanks

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General Mach Discussion / Re: So n00b it hurts! Help please...
« on: February 28, 2008, 11:35:53 PM »
OK,  I did all that... and it seems to work alright. I am still nervous about setting the Z and letting it go, I keep my fingers on the alt-s  trigger just in case.  The Abnormal light is still flashing... but it's working correctly.

Does anyone feel generous enough to walk me through a lazycam drawing to Mach 3 file?  I need a simple rectangle out of 1/8th inch aluminum roughly 2"x7" with about 5 holes down the middle on and one bolt hole in each corner.  Hopefully,  if I can see how that works, I will be able to handle the other pieces on my own. I have drawn them in Corel Draw, and imported them to Lazycam, and looked at them there.. but I am still not sure I have it all correct.

 Thanks

 Larry

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