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General Mach Discussion / Re: Solutions for Pendant Control?
« on: June 17, 2006, 09:09:51 AM »
Check out www.homecnccontrol.com
Just what the doctor ordered.
Yeh this is more like it. I will be interested in seeing the final price of the new model. It looks to have it all in one small package. Thank you for the heads up, nice unit.

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General Mach Discussion / Not Sure What to call lthis idea ?
« on: June 16, 2006, 06:07:22 PM »
I like my gantry now that I have it all set up for my particular uses. I originally tried to mount a much heavier spindle and motor arrangement, but the X and Z axis was not strong enough. Too much movement, due to the extra weight. So, what if? Can I take the motors that came with my K2cnc gantry and use them on my mini mill? I want to use them on both machines, at different times of course, meaning I think I want to interchange them . When I want the strength of a mini mill and then the I want the gantry to engrave and the like. So what do you think? Comments welcome

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Solutions for Pendant Control?
« on: June 16, 2006, 05:55:14 PM »
Why not just a game pad like controller for XYZ. Any one know of one that would be easy to set up?

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Solutions for Pendant Control?
« on: June 13, 2006, 05:59:53 PM »
That one is cool. Just the stuff I think I'd need, good price to.

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General Mach Discussion / Solutions for Pendant Control?
« on: June 10, 2006, 10:51:47 AM »
I admit to knowing zero about setting up a pendant, but I know I'd like one. I wonder if , and this is hypothetical of course, if one of our more sentient members could put together a solution for gnomes  like me. That is, (1) a cheap X, Y, Z controller, (2) clear and concise instructions as to how to configure it, (3) make it so simple even a dust ball could get repeatable reliable performance from this upgrade. Somewhere over the rainbow...................... ;D ;D ;D

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Tool Paths Saving
« on: May 26, 2006, 05:12:20 PM »
Brian. I've tried that and they can't be found. I'm going to change the postp from a .tap extension to a .txt and save them to my doc's, and hope it works. I'll post my progress asap.

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General Mach Discussion / Tool Paths Saving
« on: May 25, 2006, 09:51:21 AM »
I have V Carve Wizard and I've been having trouble saving and then finding the file to load into Mach 3. I do not have trouble saving files, it's just," where do they go ? ". V Carve saves in .tap extension I've even gotten a postp for .txt and still I can't find the files to load onto Mach 3. Has anybody ever have this problem before with V Carve? I know we have some member users here,HELP!!!!!

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General Mach Discussion / Tool Changes
« on: April 29, 2006, 09:19:41 AM »
Now that I have my machine doing what I want it to do I have this question. How can I accurately change tools bits on a router? I want to make one or two changes on a piece. I mean to get the tool bits the same hieght from part zero. I need a simple cost free application, something a gnome can use without thinking too much. Any suggestions will be helpfull. Thanks

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General Mach Discussion / Eureka I'm Cutting
« on: April 18, 2006, 08:45:26 PM »
I have finally cut my first chips. I have got to give Brian Barker my deepest appreciation and gratitude for his help in configuring my machine in Mach 3. It has been almost 1 year since I purchased my machine and Mach Control Software. I know many of you have read My 2 Cents post and know I just got in over my head. This forum and it's members have been supportive and very helpfull to me in a one to one spirit Once again THANK YOU BRIAN.

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General Mach Discussion / Reversing Motors?
« on: April 11, 2006, 05:51:41 PM »
I have noticed that my machine seems to move contrary to what I thought it should. Case in point, my Z axis. It wants to go through the material. I set X&Y at zero at the right hand corner of the part, touch off for Z zero. When I start the cycle the Z, drills into the material and into the table. Then it moves to the left when I think it should move to the right and retract between cuts to a safe Z of .250. I use V Carve Wizard to generate my code,( 2d only) it displays a preview of what the cuts look like. This is the basis of my observations. I've tried to reverse the motor by changing the values in Motor output, and when I do that I get no movement at all. No sounds no hums nothing. Any ideas as to why that is happening????

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