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General Mach Discussion / not back to zero
« on: June 30, 2011, 02:00:14 AM »
 well after wanting to push my cnc wood router out the door pour gas on it burn it to the ground.  >:D dance and chant at it destruction .
i feel better now
  i have all of my limit sw in and working .  
 table is 24x 74.5 in as of now if redo my limit sw can get another 3in anyway
  200 stepper mtr
  # 25 chain and 9 tooth 1/4 pitch sprockets  2.250 per   rev
 drivers set 1/16 x y and
z axis   10 tpi with 5 starts points                          
1435.11per step per unit  i was  0.012  over 74.5 in of travel  i have had a tuff time figuring this out
 set gantry router bit at 37.250    zero x axis   middle of x axis
 i go to setting to step per unit   x axis pick a axis to calibrate  2 in check with dro caliper I'm at 2 in
i jog back to zero  middle of table i us the pick a axis to calibrate  x azis this time
step per unit X axis 20.0in   it gose 20.0 in  im right on 20.0
again i go steps per unit -20.0 to go back to zero  middle of table  X axis moves 19.5 in  i m not doing math right
  dont understand
not much land dam few cattle  and if the river keep going up i wont have any land  :o

Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) / Re: Taig CNC Lathe: First Run...
« on: June 27, 2011, 05:08:51 AM »
  well done
I have the same lathe mine is set up for pool cues  
  the tool holder on my lathe is loose  
i have thought of mounting my lathe on my cnc wood router .   i am not ready to tackle that for a while  


hey kees    
   I'm (NEW) at this too.
i am building my first cnc router  or any cnc .    A cnc router  KIT. 
you are going to make a cnc or a cnc router?  
 you can download mach3 demo with mach 3 addons for free  i also have cam/bam .
 New to CAD and CAM very very hard for me to understand   also web site cnc zone you can print a cnc glossary  i would print every manual fisrt before downloading  (spiral folder works good  )step by set is the only way to go. mach 3 addons  helps in tying everything together. you also might see if you can find someone there to help you
 you might check on  a class. 
when i first started this i was thinking 30 days i will be up and running. right now im laughing at myself.
have fun
not much land dam few cattle co.

Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) / Re: The Laser Project.
« on: June 24, 2011, 02:17:56 PM »
  hey tweakie
  just noticed eye patch  lol  
  are you trying to say  super kitty needs safty glasses
 bad part about this is we dont practice the best safty standards  in our own shops .  
 i am concerned about when my part or piece is cut out  somehow gets back into the cutting tool .
  be safe
not much land dam few cattle co

Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) / Re: The Laser Project.
« on: June 24, 2011, 03:32:57 AM »
  hey tweakie  
  thanks for your support .
   you might want make up check list  kinda like a pre flight  for safty reasons for your lazer. super kitty may not be lazer proof
well still working on my cnc router .  and reading  
 had a little set back but i am back at it  .
every once  in a while  i have to close mach 3  then open it up to get my motors to turn  
i emg stop status ( drive instalation complete ) if i right click reset emg stop button the motors will not turn .
pins port imput signal estop is enable i disable e stop apply ok main screen reset status (e stop needs to be reconfig).  motors turn  and off to work i go  
   be careful
not much land dam few cattle co.

Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) / Re: The Laser Project.
« on: June 23, 2011, 01:58:30 PM »
 hey tweakie
if it ok with you i was going to tell my friend about you. is going to buy a lazer cnc  his name is owen at one time he was a mill wright. i dont think he will be needing alot of help like me. i lack a formal education. and to make thing worst i was very sick and in a coma for 6 weeks last  OCT-NOV there is a lot of things i cannot remember . this is a struggle to me. and i have no hope of making anything . without ppl like you helping me .  i am most llikely, the least educated person in here.  i just like to say thank you. 
Ps my wife was educated in kent  ok back to work i go
not much land dam few cattle co

Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) / Re: The Laser Project.
« on: June 23, 2011, 03:41:26 AM »
 hey tweakie  
  very impressive
 i have a friend who going to bye  a lazer cnc . he was tellling me about cutting plastic  and if  the gases get on the lens of the lazer .  8) 

General Mach Discussion / Re: power on or or off
« on: June 22, 2011, 03:00:04 PM »
thanks you  tweakie


General Mach Discussion / Re: power on or or off
« on: June 21, 2011, 06:57:11 PM »
hey tweakie
leaving only the  parallel cable plug in is ok 
 didnt want to break somthing because to proud to ask.
  that comes later when i think i know somthing.
 well back to work thank you again

General Mach Discussion / power on or or off
« on: June 21, 2011, 12:05:27 PM »
i have my pc hooked to my cnc but if i just want to do the CAD side i still have power going to my break out board from parallel cable and my usb 5 dcv .  this pc is the only pc i have that has mach 3 lic in it
if i have every thing powered up my motors and drivers are building heat .
 i have been powering down my pc to unplug my break out board parallel cord usb.
 all this plugging in and unplugging im afraid that im going to short somthing out.
what is the best way to solve this 
thank you

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