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General Mach Discussion / Re: New Fixture save
« on: October 10, 2006, 03:45:05 AM »
Using V 2.0F and get exactly the same results as you do in steps 1,2 and 3.
Only asks for save if the screen isn't refreshed.

John S.

General Mach Discussion / Re: Those pesky circles
« on: September 06, 2006, 05:33:05 PM »
So did you get it sorted Jim ?

John S.

General Mach Discussion / Re: Those pesky circles
« on: September 03, 2006, 06:48:52 AM »
Send air fare....................

John S.

General Mach Discussion / Re: Those pesky circles
« on: September 02, 2006, 02:52:47 PM »
I'm down on the Notts Derby border M1 J25.
Do you want me to pop up and take a look one night?

John S.

General Mach Discussion / Re: Question for Benny
« on: September 02, 2006, 03:58:09 AM »
I think it needs to go wider too, been on other boards where the width change caused an issue.
I have noticed that postings and replies have dropped since the format change, perpahs it's a user issue getting to find the old routes ?

John S.

I do a lot of thread milling.
Anything that has short threads gets milled instead of screwcut.

Because I'm tight and begrudge spending mega$$ for a thread mill I use my own.

Small threadmills are just taps with all the flutes except one ground off.
Larger ones are just one insert out of a Coventry die head mounted in a holder.

With an example piece that's been milled in one pass.

That same holder also serves as an internal threading tool on the lathe.

John S.

As Brian says go with the latest Mach 3 but don't be afraid to ask questions.

As regards software have a look at VCarve Pro from Vectric


This is truly awesome for routers.

John S.

Promote and discuss your product / Re: VCarve Pro Version 3.1 Released
« on: August 26, 2006, 04:22:11 AM »
It's not just signs but engraving in metal as well.

We had the X3 CNC mill at the Bristol Show in the UK last week but because of health and safety reasons [ plus I didn't want to be cleaning up all weekend ] we didn't run the spindle, only traced over pre done parts.

At the show was a guy called Roy Darlington, he's 81 and a world renown expert of Stirling hot air engines, a real nice guy.

At the show he had his new boat Stirling Silver III powered by a new type of engine attracting a lot of interest.
His earlier boat Stirling Silver II was also there on a plinth with a name plaque.

The organisers of the show asked if we could do a matching plaque for SSIII and turned a deaf eye to the machine running. We laid it out in VCarve Pro which being simple only took 5 minutes and engraved it on a piece of brass plate with a centre drill as we had no tooling with us.

Just as it was finishing off we called Roy over to ask his expertise on a 'technical' question.
Well this guy had tears in his eyes as he realised what everyone had done for him.
That made my weekend, my only regret is I didn't get a picture but I will see the polished and filled plaque later so that will at least look better

John S.

Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: Cut Gears alteration
« on: August 25, 2006, 05:27:08 PM »
This will be my last response:

I never came on strong until you jumped in and infuriated the situation with YOUR ignoramous comments and "smarter than thou" attitude. You came on in an offensive way. Your first comment was:

"The one in the Newfangled suite is crap."
 "The cutter diameter is missing and so it can't post code."

"Did I mention it was crap ?"

So make no mistake, you started this crap.

The remark was made directly to Brian and what you don't realise is that every email or post between Brain and myself mentions that something is crap, - it's a personal joke but you weren't to know.
Read Brain reply to my CNC conversion under the Show and Tell forum.

Response to your previous posts:

It dosn't say gear hob, but it dosn't say involute cutter either.

You seem to be obsessed with Jose Rodrigues.  I never mentionsd his name until now but you have already attacked him 3 times. At least he teaches people to do things for themselves, whereas you just hang on the forums criticizing  and weasel-wording around the truth. Anyone who graduated high school knows Pi, and if not, then he knows how to get it.

So I hit the nail on the head ? I'm not obsessed with him and contrary to what you think he does teach people but teaches them wrong and there is no excuse for this when he's taking money.
I presume you haven't spotted his big mistake in the hobbing process at the end ?
Anyone following his methods will finish up with a geometrically incorrect gear.

I never said that I was short-changed by Brian -- YOU said that. I said that I was dissappointed with that particular wizard.

I never demanded that Brian rewrite the wizard overnight or even rewrite it at all.  That is just more of YOU going off half-cocked.

First you wrote:-

It is been a week with no feedback. I have a project I would like to get to using the wizzard.

Are we looking at days, weeks, months, maybe never? Please advise....


That is very dissapointing. Seems not much thought went into the wizard before it was written.

I won't buy involute cutters, therefore it makes that wizard useless to me.

Maybe never is a little strong don't you think? then to tell someone you don't buy involute cutters when the wizard IS for involute cutters is a slap.

You originally said that you have more than 100 hobbing books,  Now you are construing that to include hobbing machine manuals. I would not consider machine manuals to be books that teach you how to build and use hobs, which is the context that YOUR original statement was made.

No read what I wrote, not read what you want to read.
I'll type it slowly as you obviously have trouble reading it

I have plenty of books about hobbing AND gears

If you were as intelligent as you think you are, you would be teaching forum members how to do things and then everyone would know how smart you are without your telling them. Instead, you hang around the forum and attack members of the forum and then bloviate about how much you know.

Been there, done that. That text file was also sent to 3 forums that I use.
The circuit diagram for the black box has also been made public.
I have a web site showing how to make involute cutters that has been up for over 5 years.
If you study the text and pictures you can see how to cut spur, helical and worm gears clearly and you don't have to buy a poor quality CD to see this.

You are stealing away from the value of this forum from people who want to exchange ideas and learn about Mach3. This particular thread is for Newfangled wizard problems and communicating with Brian. Why do you think it is in your place to jump in and attack customers of Brian and/or moderate this thread in any way? That was a question that you should ask yourself and not answer to me because I really am not interested in anything you have to say.

John, I will not answer any more of your posts, because you talk like a fool and offer nothing of value.

Instead of saying I offer nothing of value why don't you address the problem you have, work it our and share it with us.
That's what I would do.
The wizard inside Mach3 isn't protected, why not alter that to suit?

In closing, I am dissapointed that Art and/or Brian have allowed the activity in this particular thread to continue. It truly is a distraction to the real value of this forum and if allowed to continue, will eventrully destroy the forum -- and that would be a real loss to the CNC community.

Perhaps you have answered your own question

Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: Cut Gears alteration
« on: August 25, 2006, 03:41:12 AM »
You didn't say you were using a commercial hob or a helical hob so how are people to know you are using something special and expect a standard wizard to cope with your unique requirements ?
In fact, technically,  you are not using a hob
NOWHERE does it say HOB GEAR, you are expecting too much and coming over too strong on a forum where most people are polite and try to help.

Just because Brian wasn't able to rewrite the wizard just for your application overnight  you infer you have been short changed.

As regards books I said hobbing and GEARS and I can assure you there are 1,000's of them out there.
There has been over 100 hobbing machine models made alone in the last 100 years so that's a 100 manuals on hobbing for a start.
Type in GEARS on abebooks.com and see how many hits you get.

Read that text file again and see where I'm coming from, I have built hobbers, I have made hobs and involute cutters. I do know a little of what I am talking about.

What you want is unique, it's technically not a hob but a circular rack and works totally alien to normal gear cutting but it does work.

Inside Mach 3 there is a normal cut gear wizard that's not part of the New Fangled Suite, also by Brian.
This isn't a protected wizard and you can open it and modify it in screen designer.
Why not open this up and rewrite it to suit your application and then Brain doesn't have to make porridge just for one ?

John S.

P.S. If you are taking this information on hobbing from the Rodriguez's video, be careful there are many glaring mistakes on that making the end result technically and mathematically incorrect.

Hint for one of them, check his figures all the way through for Pi, not the ones we use, from the mother ship perhaps ?

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