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General Mach Discussion / Re: A-Axis direction problem
« on: May 06, 2007, 12:15:00 PM »
I might be in 'absolute'. When I issue G1A10 it goes to 10TableDegrees. If I issue A350 it rotates to 350TableDegrees clockwise and if I issue A-350 instead it turns counter clockwise to 350TableDegrees.
That makes sense to me. Now.... my G-Code I got is incremental... I go and search for the incremental setting.

General Mach Discussion / A-Axis direction problem
« on: May 06, 2007, 11:55:11 AM »
I can jog the a-axis clockwise and counter clockwise.

When I set my sherline table to the zero indicator and issue 'G0A10' the table moves clockwise to the 350 indicator. That is correct.
After that I issue 'G0A0' and the table positions back to the Zero indicator while turning counter clockwise. That is correct as well.
Now I issue 'G0A-10' an the table moves clockwise to the 350 indicator. That is WRONG. It should turn counter clockwise to the 10 degree indicator on the table. What am I doing wrong?

Settings are:
a-Axis angular
Rot 360 rollover
Ang short Rot on G0

However, I could not find any documentation regarding the 'Rot 360 Rollover' and the 'Ang short Rot on G0' settings and have to guess there.


General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 crashing
« on: May 06, 2007, 10:50:38 AM »
As I mentioned, I disabled everything. Nothing else than Mach running. If a driver actually freezes XP then there is something wrong with that driver. Is there a diagnostic?

General Mach Discussion / Mach3 crashing
« on: May 05, 2007, 06:50:36 PM »
The currently locked version of Mach3 is crashing my laptop. (Mach3 2.0.065)
It runs, I also found the right steps for the A-Axis sherline table and I can jog and enter G-Code all day long.
The moment I load a generated file for example from DeskProto) Mach3 starts working on it and randomly between line 10 and 100 it crashes my laptop so bad the the mouse cursor stops moving and I have to actually take the battery out to kill it.
The G-Code is about 2MB and is displayed alright in the little window (can I make that LARGERRRR ???).
Software installed is deskproto rhino4 and mach3.
I also went through the optimization and deleted or switched off anything recommended there.

I have 1GB Ram and a P4 with 2.4GHz speed.

Any Ideas where I can look for problems?

Stuck Lemo

Tangent Corner / Re: End Mill starter kit
« on: May 04, 2007, 05:46:41 PM »
Thanks Graham, that get's me a step further!
Today I cut my first cut ever (Wheeee).
Perfect circle with an old Dremel Bit in pink foam.
I'll play with the tool path first before I take more risks.
With my 5 days experience I'm happy that nothing exploded.

Tangent Corner / End Mill starter kit
« on: May 04, 2007, 09:34:35 AM »
Hi all

I just finished building my Taig Kit and am looking forward to some cutting.
Due to the fact that I'm new to the matter I would ask for some advice regarding a nice set of end mills for my mini mill.
My intentions are 4 axis wood cutting and maybe with much lower priority aluminium to build little jigs for my wood working.
But right now, wood carving and detailing is my priority.
Besides that I have to engrave in acrylics and metal.
I took a look at several options and am a bit at a loss. There are gazillions of options. Diamond engraver, carbide.... and whatnot.
I fear that if I start buying stuff at ebay I will end up with an end mill which arrives with a truck, ready to carve an elephant out of a redwood tree in 1:1 scale.
So... if someone could help me figure what a good starter kit is and where those precious items can be ordered best then I would be very grateful.
Unfortunately it seems that here in New Jersey (Newark area) there are no 'go to and pick up stores'. I called around and all I found were a few mega store/middle men who distribute to 'vending machines' at their client sides. Unfortunately I don't have access to such a vending machine. Which.... is probably a good thing 8))).

Have a great weekend

German / Re: Schnelleinstieg in Mach3 (Deutsch)
« on: May 03, 2007, 08:11:42 PM »
Huch, erst ging es nicht, dann fuenf minuten spaeter klappte es dann.
Dank fuer den Guide!

My name is Rainer (German) and my nick is Lemo. I'm located in New Jersey 12 MIles from New York City. I have an engineering background, do wood turning, and now thought I fulfill an old dream and buy a Taig cnc mill. The goal is to pulverize wood, which I turned painstakingly on the lathe, in the most precise and expensive way I can find.
I have a vast experience in Computer 3D and recently bought a permanent (played with the demo for a while) Rhino 4 license.
I also own XSI, C4D, Zbrush and a few other 3d apps which I use to create my art.
Time will tell how I can convert their data into nice reliefs or 3d models.
The Taig Mill has the A-Axis to enable the highest degree of freedom I can afford.
Let's see where this journey takes me. The machine will arrive in the next days...
Till then I'm looking at video's, read docu's, generate tool path which I can stare at in the little blueish Mach3 win...
Software is all set..... Hardware is eagerly anticipated. Interesting how the prospect of a new gadget can turn otherwise matured patience into a waiting frenzy...
So far the intro..

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