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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: How to generate gcode to do pearling
« on: January 19, 2019, 07:39:58 AM »
I am still learning how to use the script. Going through the Mach4 Scripting Manual now.

I sincerely appreciate your efforts on this. Far exceeded my expectations when I originally posted.

All the best!

Bill

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: How to generate gcode to do pearling
« on: January 19, 2019, 06:16:14 AM »
Where I found the name:

http://www.kitplanes.com/issues/33_2/shop_talk/Home-Shop-Machinist-Pearling_21465-1.html

But could not find many other examples. However, "jeweling" does appear to get more hits in Google.

"Juuling" also has some negative connotations nowadays. :)


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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: How to generate gcode to do pearling
« on: January 19, 2019, 06:05:28 AM »
Thanks very much Craig!

Another planned use for this is drilling holes for a vacuum table

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: How to generate gcode to do pearling
« on: January 18, 2019, 04:35:39 PM »
Craig,

Yes it does.

Thank you for that!

Bill

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: How to generate gcode to do pearling
« on: January 18, 2019, 04:34:36 PM »
RICH

Years ago it was done by hand using a pneumatic drill with a sanding pad and scotch brite cut into 2-3" circles.

I am going to try something similar using 2" ROLOC sanding discs. Have not used them before and may have to go back to scotch brite pads

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XQTDQPG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: How to generate gcode to do pearling
« on: January 18, 2019, 02:32:49 PM »
Awesome! I appreciate the input.

Changing the macro sounds okay for now.

Off to Lua Lua Land.

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Mach4 General Discussion / How to generate gcode to do pearling
« on: January 18, 2019, 01:37:58 PM »
I've seen this done on many different materials over the past 40 years or so.

I know I can manually create a gcode file to do this. Any suggestions on how to create some type of script that would create a gcode file of the patterns where the x, y, z are automatically generated based some inputs? Can it be done with Lua?


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Bryanna answered my question on another post.

This can be closed/deleted/ignored.

Thanks

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Bryanna

You Rock!

That worked.

Thanks you very much and for the quick response too!

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Got this all working correctly ( I believe) now.

Thanks for all the help.

Now to figure out how to move all this to a new computer with new license.

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