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Offline ger21

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Re: Cuts not in right position on material....
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2011, 08:06:18 AM »
Rich, I do have cutviewer and have been using it LOADS to see what is actually happening.....BUT, call me Mr cautious at the moment where I'm flailing in the dark (well perhaps there's a small light) it's nice to run this on the mill as well to see what comes out the other end 8)

Ger21, knew there had to be something out there (still going to make my own just to awkward ;) ), BTW just started using your screenset, VERY nice indeed :)

Just like to thank you gents again for being understanding and very helpful, it's a scary world out there getting started in CNC and you make it a much better place.

Thanks

                         ..............Rikk

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Re: Cuts not in right position on material....
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2011, 08:30:32 AM »
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BTW just started using your screenset, VERY nice indeed  :)

Thanks.

Just a note. If you read page 9 of my Screenset Manual, you'll see a note in bold letters. If using the autozero functions,  "The -Z Direction MUST be down"

This is so I can try to prevent you from crashing the Z axis into the top of the travel.
Gerry

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Re: Cuts not in right position on material....
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2011, 02:52:45 PM »
Well, cut my first part today so well happy. Still need to cut the rebates in the other sides but after doing this I'm feeling much better about the whole thing. Most amazing thing is it fits 8)
It's only a test piece done in cutting board, but hey, have to start somewhere ;)



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Re: Cuts not in right position on material....
« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2011, 03:11:24 PM »
Looking good :)
I can still remember my first parts cut on the clapped out manual Bridgeport that I converted and it too was Z Axis bracketry :)
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Re: Cuts not in right position on material....
« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2011, 10:42:31 AM »
YEP Today it was spooky to press the Cycle start button standing in front of the machine,  but next week  you will be starting  the machine from your cell phone while eating breakfast 5 miles away.


Good Job, (;-) TP