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Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) / Re: Home Brew 5 Axis Milling Machine
« on: May 21, 2014, 07:23:06 PM »
Yip got the X and Y the wrong way and also the A and B ..hehehe the joys of learning! just paid for a course with caminstructor and also eaprentice so few hundred bucks well spent so I can get my head round what needs to be done..big jump from a 3 axis router table..ive done a job or 2 on a 4 axis ..but this is a whole different ball game...

work in progress chaps! have up to the 4th axis operational only need to make the plates to fit the 5TH so wont be long now..here is a small vid of the converted mill
I have double antibacklsh nuts on each ballscrew so you can preload them by twisting them against each other works great here are a couple small vids

Have fitted a touch screen IR glass to my monitor and now its getting nice to use will post some more pics As I go along

money refunded!

wish it worked! thanx for the prompt refund Machmotion!

I just ordered and paid for this new screen....Dang! should never have done that!...it installed or was installing and when it pulled some adobe software in everything went tits up! its taken me 4 hours of my very precious free time to get my machine back to where it was before this little drama started! I ve got other work to do and now must catch up on those lost hours...oh well requested a refund so lets hope that goes better than the install!

General Mach Discussion / Re: Probing Wizard
« on: January 09, 2013, 05:40:57 AM »
Very Very Nice good work there...
when and where can we get em matey! would like to start Probing!

SmoothStepper USB / Re: How to connect my SS to my Controll Card?
« on: October 23, 2012, 03:37:25 PM »
Thanx Hood

the SS is working on Mach its installed correctly have the correct pins and port chosen I select the SS on the boot menu it then installs the software and then boots but come time to move the motors...nothing...something is holding the steppers fast as you cant turn the axels until you depower everything..but no action on the morors..the DRO,s are moving but no action on the motors the cards have the green lights on so ready to go....It may be a power supply issue but cant figuire it out...there is a jumper to connect that activates the 5v to use on the cards...it works there is 5v on the cards ..but fed up now wishe there was a wire diag so i could follow that and be done!
thanx for your help and advice anyway...

SmoothStepper USB / Re: How to connect my SS to my Controll Card?
« on: October 23, 2012, 05:47:31 AM »
after  a few hours of farting about..got the SS seeing the Mach3 but no movement on the motors..the cards are juiced up green lights are on but no movemnt when ordered to do so...

so disconnect pull apart chuck back in antistatic bag and throw in the drawer never to see the light of day again...

plug in printerport and presto...everything moves within 2 min of connecting up!

there are no instructions of how to connect the ss to to driver cards anywhere what a waste of a few hundred bucks!

SmoothStepper USB / Re: How to connect my SS to my Controll Card?
« on: October 19, 2012, 07:21:28 AM »
Thanx Mate
been such a long time since i got the breakout board U thought it was made by SS themselves ...went to the site thats on the breakout board and the manual is there so clears a lot of confusion up..
thanx again!
wil give it a shot tonight!

SmoothStepper USB / How to connect my SS to my Controll Card?
« on: October 18, 2012, 02:56:16 PM »
G-Day Folks...
Thanx for any advice you give me...
please tell me what to connect to where here please...Im tired getting old and ratty from a shoulder op...so will be really gratefull for a monkey see monkey do connection diag please
and thank-you very much

its going on my mill retrofit that started 2 years ago so now need to get this thing working

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