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Re: accel and velocity
« Reply #40 on: February 11, 2012, 11:49:57 PM »
Off subject again. 8) hood, at what point did you know it was time to invest in your equipment and be self employed?  Thanks

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Re: accel and velocity
« Reply #41 on: February 12, 2012, 03:35:05 AM »
When I got tired of getting soaked to the skin by freezing water and getting thrown about every day of life ;D
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« Reply #42 on: February 12, 2012, 05:57:45 PM »
Yeah. But you already knew you could make enough money and get enough work to live on?

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Re: accel and velocity
« Reply #43 on: February 12, 2012, 06:13:42 PM »
Who says I do make enough money ;)

I had been fixing the boats I worked on for years and also fixed some of the other boats if time allowed, ie bad weather when we couldnt get to sea, not many of those days though as we tended to go out in anything but the most severe of weathers :D
Anyway I got a wee boat of my own but it was too small to work in the winter so I had a lot of spare time then and ended up being asked to weld and repair other boats. Decided I liked that better so decided to pack up the fishing and do the welding/machining full time.
Dont make as much money, no where near but I like it better and have enough to pay my bills :)
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Re: accel and velocity
« Reply #44 on: February 12, 2012, 08:35:57 PM »
Thanks. I've been asked to do lots of small parts I've been turning down. May have to break down and get a small lathe and put a dro on my machine until I can get the cnc accurate

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Re: accel and velocity
« Reply #45 on: February 23, 2012, 07:40:31 PM »
I am going to order a digital readout for the mill. Hoping that will help me get steps per unit calculated

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Re: accel and velocity
« Reply #46 on: February 24, 2012, 08:19:13 AM »
Nice to have a DRO but you should be able to calculate your steps per unit without it. IIRC, Hood likes to calculate it rather than use the calibration tool with Mach.
I want to die in my sleep like my grandfather, not like the passengers in the car! :-)

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Re: accel and velocity
« Reply #47 on: February 24, 2012, 09:39:28 AM »
Yes I prefer to calculate as it means it will be as accurate as your hardware where using the utility will be as accurate as your measuring instruments and skills, most hardware is more accurate ;)
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Re: accel and velocity
« Reply #48 on: February 24, 2012, 01:14:08 PM »
Hopefully with the scales I can tell it to travel 14 inches and know how far it actually moved within. 0002

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Re: accel and velocity
« Reply #49 on: March 04, 2012, 12:11:23 PM »
Got readout installed last night. Hoping to check cnc accuracy and get it calibrated tonight

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