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Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) / Re: Need help wiring my cnc lathe please
« on: December 09, 2012, 02:33:20 PM »
Hi MC, i would really like to keep the manual control feature since i do a lot of "one-Jobbers" that i can fully machine in the time it would take for me to even write the program and set it up. ha ha I just don't understand why they made that schematic so complicated to the average person. Hopefully Arturo will have some good answers for me when he emails me back. As of right now i have my entire machine along with cnc electronics in pieces waiting on a sense of direction. I'm still not sure on if I have enough room on my Main board to wire the C6 to. The schematic says it uses step/dir signals, can I just use the "y" axis ports since their not being used?

Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) / Re: Need help wiring my cnc lathe please
« on: December 07, 2012, 02:02:41 PM »
Well thank you , ill write him an email today and see what happens. I'll keep you posted

Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) / Re: Need help wiring my cnc lathe please
« on: December 07, 2012, 12:21:14 PM »
Thank you for the response. Who exactly is Arturo? Do you have his email address? I wrote an email to tetralite since that's the name i saw at the bottom of the schematic. I soon got a response saying that email was not in service. I almost feel that this c6 board is more of a pain than it would be helping me.

Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) / Need help wiring my cnc lathe please
« on: December 05, 2012, 09:09:35 PM »
I have a small homier 7x12 lathe which i converted a couple years back to a cnc. I purchased the stepper motors along with the break out board in a kit called FET-3 Dynamo from stepperworld.com The machine works great but over time i wanted to add a variable spindle speed board. So i purchased an index pulse card along with a C6 variable speed control board from cnc4pc.com The index card i wired up fine and that works without any problems, however I'm stumped on installing the C6 board. I've included the wiring schematic from cnc4pc.com website. I'm lost as to where i connect the relay from the C6 board to my lathe(fc250j) toggle switch . In their instructions they say that "The Direction Relay is added in series with the existing Direction Switch (SW3)." Anyone wire this before? I also included a schematic from my lathe that shows a more simple picture of the relay that's in the "forward/off/reverse switch". Also my other problem is do I have enough room to connect everything to my main board? What happens if I don't? I attached a picture of my main board maybe someone can point out where i can connect the c6 board to.



LazyCam (Beta) / Re: "Text" drawn in Autocad is messed up in LC. Please help
« on: September 19, 2011, 05:30:49 PM »
Thanks ill have to give those programs a try also. Since im on the topic of engraving and looking to purchase a machine, whats good for my money out there? Im shooting for a price range of around $1500. I really don't want to go higher than that and i also don't want to basically buy a mini mill and cnc it myself. I want a ready to run model. Ive searched the internet and stumbled across this engraver. Anyone think its worth its value? http://www.carving-cnc.com/6040series/6040z-d.html

LazyCam (Beta) / Re: "Text" drawn in Autocad is messed up in LC. Please help
« on: September 14, 2011, 04:45:26 PM »
Thanks Dave, your file seems to work with my LC. Hopefully Rich can pull through and figure out why my saved file is not working. Both you guys keep up the great work, keeping my headaches away :)

LazyCam (Beta) / Re: "Text" drawn in Autocad is messed up in LC. Please help
« on: September 14, 2011, 03:29:02 PM »
Thanks for the help rich. I did step by step what you said and was able to center the text again but it still seems that the scale of the text is way off. I attached the .dxf for you.

LazyCam (Beta) / "Text" drawn in Autocad is messed up in LC. Please help
« on: September 13, 2011, 09:29:55 PM »
Hello all. Im new to Lazy cam and just learning my way around it. Hopefully in the very soon future i'm looking to purchase a small cnc engraver/router. My goal is to do some small engraving work on sheet metal. So i went to autocad R14 and drew up a simple box with some words within it. I then saved and exported the file .dxf and opened up my Lazy Cam. When i opened the file, the box seems to be the correct size but the words are smaller and seem way off center. I tried re-exporting the file to R14,R13 and R12 .dxf with the same results. Anyone sure on what i did wrong?

LazyTurn / Making a finish pass on a radius?
« on: August 03, 2011, 04:41:18 PM »
I've been out of the loop for a couple months on machining. Last time i've used Lazy Turn to machine a part with a radius i was only able to make rough cuts with many little steps leaving me to file the part to get a smooth finish. I'm hoping by now maybe someone has updated the software so we can now do clean up passes. Any such luck? I've searched a little but with no luck  :-\

General Mach Discussion / Re: Making a tapered thread. Please help
« on: December 25, 2010, 09:30:54 PM »
Merry Christmas to all. Rich how do i go about getting the degrees of that taper? Do you know a formula i can use. Trying the taper number of 21.5 was still actually off alittle. I also switched the wizard to post at g32 but it seems to be more of a pain to go through the lines and check all the positions rather than just hitting a button and saying a prayer. I need to buy a bar of plastic :)

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