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Thanks for the responses geh 7552 and Hood. Thanks to Hood 1/2 of the problem is solved.  Somehow the feedrate changed in my settings and I didn't notice it.  I still am confused about the soft limits though.  When I move the carriage with my hand controller the soft limits work exactly where I want them with plenty of room to run the code in question.  My main concern is keeping Z from slamming into the chuck which works.  I don't see where Hood gets the .1 in X. I might just reset X back to software defaults and just use Z soft limits to stay away from the chuck.

Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NFS Turn Wizard
« on: August 18, 2013, 04:57:38 PM »
Hi Ron,
Any more thoughts as to when or if an OD Radius operation might be coming to NFS Turn Wizard? Just my yearly pestering. Sure would be nice!


Hi Hood,
My version is R3.043.022.  The files you requested are attached.  Thanks for taking time to look at the files!


General Mach Discussion / "Soft warning on X max Dia Mode" on Mach3 Turn
« on: August 12, 2013, 11:23:32 AM »
When I start a program I get a "Soft warning on X max Dia Mode" message.  Another problem is if I hit continue, the machine starts but only .0005 at a time. I have fiddled around with the soft limits settings and now am completely baffled. I am a new CNC study and confuse easily. Is there a way to turn off Soft limits without changing all of the settings in the Limits setup screen?

When I first start Mach3 Turn on my computer, my wireless Logitech Joypad using this plugin does not respond. After closing the program and opening it up again everything works fine. Does anyone know what I could do to correct this problem.

Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NFS Turn Wizard
« on: October 09, 2012, 03:12:51 PM »
Thanks TP! That helps a lot.  Now if I can figure out how to call this from my Logitech controller I'll be in business. I like to keep mouse clicks to a minimum.
Thanks Again

Does anyone know if this project is still alive?

Hood.....Thanks for the response. I have attached my g-code and xml file. Thanks for taking a look. 

Rich...Thanks for the detailed explanations. I understand that the Sherline is pushing the larger threads.  I will try some smaller ones and see what happens. I will also reduce the amount of cut and see what happens.

Thank You all for the responses. I am new to this and I appreciate the help


> I have tried about a dozen attempts to make a 5/16-18 and a 5/16-24 thread on some brass stock with no success. The first few passes look fine then the tool starts making mincemeat. My set-up is as follows:
> Sherline 4400 with Mach 3 Turn, using the NFS Turn Wizard (all licensed copies)
> PP #1 Hobby CNC Pro Controller
> PP #2 Homann Designs breakout board to Digispeed SL speed controller using the Sherline index sensor with one black sliver of the label that came with the sensor. I am also using this breakout board for my limit/home switches and for eStop.
> When I turn the spindle by hand and line up the black strip on the pulley with the sensor, the LED on the Diagnostics page goes out. I assume that this is telling me that I am getting an index pulse. Is this correct?
> I have set the Index Debounce to zero and have "Use Spindle Feedback in Sync mode" and "Spindle Speed Averaging" checked
> I have checked and rechecked the settings per the specs that came with the Digispeed SL and looked all over this site but nothing I have found seems to make any difference.
> Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong?
> Thanks for your time,
> Doug

Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NFS Turn Wizard
« on: August 29, 2012, 04:49:44 PM »
Is there a way to call the NFSTurn Wizard from an OEM code? I tried DoOemCode (321) but that doesn't seem to do anything. I'm just tired of having to make all the clicks to get there.
Thanks for any help

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