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General Mach Discussion / UC300
« on: June 26, 2019, 09:44:05 AM »
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN UC300 AND UC100  MOTION CONTROLLERS?? I USE THE UC100

LUMBER60

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General Mach Discussion / Newbies
« on: June 21, 2019, 04:31:48 PM »
This is a inexpensive way to find out if you need to invest in the more expensive cnc programs or not. Some of you are just in it for fun as I am, this is great for me!
I am a retired custom cabinet maker and needed a hobby with minimal investment.
The things i make keeps the grand kids happy.

Doesn't hurt to take a look and see!       https://deftware.itch.io/pixelcnc

 I might consider trying Fusion 360, been bouncing on it as to the expense and do i really need it. Don't know!! Pretty content right now. Can't justify the cost!

lumber60

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This is a inexpensive way to find out if you need to invest in the more expensive cnc programs or not. Some of you are just in it for fun as I am, this is great for me!
I am a retired custom cabinet maker and needed a hobby with minimal investment.
The things i make keeps the grand kids happy.

Doesn't hurt to take a look and see!       https://deftware.itch.io/pixelcnc

 I might consider trying Fusion 360, been bouncing on it as to the expense and do i really need it. Don't know!! Pretty content right now. Can't justify the cost!

lumber60


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General Mach Discussion / router bits
« on: March 23, 2019, 04:31:13 PM »
ANY SUGGESTIONS ON ROUTER BITS FOR CUTTING IN MDF??

BULL/BALL NOSE AND END MILLS
1/4 SHANK

LUMBER60

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General Mach Discussion / Dragon Project
« on: March 23, 2019, 07:44:43 AM »
My Niece wanted a dragon, this is what she picked.




lumber60

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General Mach Discussion / My home build machine
« on: March 17, 2019, 02:40:39 PM »
I am 59, a retired carpenter finding a hobby

My home build CNC with Nema 34 motors.

Check out the pics attached.

I new nothing about CNC and jumped right in.

I needed simple learning curves and this is what i found. I am enjoying every minute of it.

lumber60

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General Mach Discussion / Newbie to CNC learning curve
« on: March 17, 2019, 02:04:50 PM »
I first encountered a CNC router in January of last year and have been fascinated ever since. I had never herd of Gcode, Grbl, Mach anything, post processor etc and i jumped right in. I built my own machine!
I jumped on the internet and started searching. Now i have to find a way to connect software and machine. I came across Newfangled Solutions and mach 3. After downloading the free version and some setup my machine made some moves.
 
Mach forum is great, and everyone is willing to help.

After all my research i said to myself that there has to be a better way, a simplified process. All the pages and pages of do this do that then go here and still not have anything Gcode to work with the machine.

I found a program by accident with a simple learning curve that will give you a free trial for 32 and 64 bit windows systems and not have to spend a lot afterwards.

Check it out



https://deftware.itch.io/pixelcnc


Ken


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General Mach Discussion / Newbies getting started
« on: December 21, 2018, 05:58:26 PM »
Anyone starting out in the CNC world such as myself for example have a lot of things to sort out, how much do i invest, is this for me, etc. Well if your still trying things and want to have some fun with your creativity there is something i found called PIXELCNC. I was told that Mach systems won't run the gcode that it generates, this is not totally true. All you have to do is delete the first 2 lines of the code, save it and send it off to your machine. I have been designing and cutting crazy stuff just to play with it.

It has a fully functional free trial and if you like it here it comes , it is only $60.00. If nothing else I have learned a lot, and the customer service is outstanding. They really want to help in any way. OK, that's enough.

Good Luck

And Thanks to Bryanna for your help with getting logged in.

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Mach4 General Discussion / Mach 4 gui
« on: December 13, 2018, 12:35:17 PM »
The gcode loads with no image on the blue screen. Happens only on some gcode's.

x,y,z is shown and nothing else, just another challenge

Ken

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Mach4 General Discussion / Font gngrave wizard
« on: November 07, 2018, 10:06:13 AM »
Has anyone used the font engrave wizard in mach 4?
 I need to know how to set font / type spaceing to engrave properly. Any help would be great.

Ken

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