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LazyTurn / Re: LazyTurn
« on: August 05, 2008, 01:46:22 PM »

LazyTurn / Re: LazyTurn
« on: June 09, 2008, 02:16:01 PM »
The Yahoo forum is bulk insanity. It's as if someone used a skip loader to scoop up everything relevant to Mach and drop it into a dump truck and then dump load after load into a single thread.

Look for an answer to a problem? Forget it!! You will be reading for weeks just to find the general subject.

I did just now spot Arts moniker over there, so he's not in poor health. He has just abandoned us.


LazyTurn / Re: LazyTurn
« on: May 23, 2008, 08:58:25 AM »
Beginning to worry about you, Art. Is your health OK?

LazyTurn / Re: LazyTurn
« on: April 17, 2008, 12:21:17 PM »
Looks like not much is going on with

Mach in general no new version's.


Mach in general?? Hmmmm!

LazyTurn / Re: LazyTurn
« on: April 16, 2008, 01:42:45 PM »
April 12/2008
Release 3.040
-- Calc Steps per Unit sets dist type to ABS when it is finished (Was inc)
-- the mysteries MDI not working has been found and fixed
-- THC sync fixed

LazyTurn / Re: LazyTurn
« on: April 15, 2008, 02:36:16 PM »
It seems that the project has been stalled for some reason.

Waiting with bated (baited?) breath!

LazyTurn / Re: LazyTurn
« on: March 10, 2008, 02:29:53 PM »
Just had an additional thought. A choice between radial and diametrical modes would certainly be a neat feature.

LazyTurn / Re: LazyTurn
« on: March 09, 2008, 06:51:37 PM »
Well, speaking of opinions.............

After cludging about in more software that I could ever afford to purchase and having stumbled and fallen face first into Mach purely by accident I found this line of software as comfortable as a pair of old pajamas. You can just relax and do your thing. The philosophy in management was wonderfully supportive like an old friend. I was crestfallen to learn that Art was going to retire and elated to learn that he will complete the turn function. I'm one of his most devoted fans.

I will wait with baited breath to see what develops, confident that it will be very usable. The one request that I would make and the thing I needed most that wasn't there in Lazycam was a way to over ride an indicated rapid movement in order to avoid a collision.

Enjoy your retirement as you play with Turn, Art.  You deserve it!

Unexpected rapids right thru solid object will certainly wake you up, if you on a live machine.

However, I have a habit I picked up in a machine shop after a machine chunked a 140 lb piece out of the machine,blowing the doors off and ricocheting about the shop making all in attendance duck and cover!

That is "dry runs"! No part in the chuck, Z zero set well back from the chuck and these days, with pc based cnc, no machine connected!

Removes the drama and most of the aches and pains.

Being an inveterate button pusher when I don't have directions to follow, I found a button labeled "optimize" that at least sometimes takes care of errant rapids.

I do believe that is correct, Back Angle is the angle formed by the leading flat edge of the insert and a line drawn 90 degrees from the turned surface. That line is zero degrees and the turned surface is 90 degrees. The flats of the insert can't rub either the 90 or the zero face.

Now here is another question to postulate. The marked rapid movement will crash by traversing through the piece. How can I move this path without having to edit the gcode after it is produced?

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