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Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #1150 on: May 04, 2011, 06:14:18 AM »
My name is Chad Cummings.  I am an IT Specialist by trade and woodworker by hobby.  I live in West Virginia and no, that is not banjo music you hear in the background.

I recently purchased a CNC machine by XZero CNC along with Mach3.  I am trying out different software packages and teaching myself the ropes.

Please be patient with me as I WILL have stupid questions.

thanks,
Chad
Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #1151 on: May 04, 2011, 06:05:38 PM »
Hi, my name is Rob.  I live near Rochester NY and I’d like to meet or hear from other nearby home machinists and CNC users.   

I took up machining metal as a hobby about 3 or 4 year ago.   About a year ago I unexpectedly acquired a CNC mini-mill.  Unfortunately, I haven’t had a lot of time to play with it so I am still very much a newbie with “dumb” questions.  I’m learning, but slowly.  I’m going to try and speed up the process by attending the Digital Machinist CNC Workshop this June in Michigan. 

If you’re interested, I have a web site called Machinistblog.com
Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #1152 on: May 04, 2011, 07:45:21 PM »
Hi There,

Michael here, I live in Sydney Australia and have always enjoyed the mechanical/engineering/scientific side of anything.
Currently I own a Chinese type mill and lathe, medium home shop size I guess you could say and am looking at converting the mill to CNC with MACH3 control.

As mentioned above I'm into anything mechanical as well as astronomy, grape growing and wine making (and drinking) and walking the dog. I'm also hopeless on electronics so no doubt I will be asking a few questions on this front.

All the Best
Michael
Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #1153 on: May 04, 2011, 07:51:22 PM »
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Hi Chad and Rob welcome aboard any questions that you may have I'm sure that the members in the general forumwill have the answers Rob there would be members in your area I'm sure, post that question in the general forum also you may be pleasantly surprised.

  Dick  ;)
Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #1154 on: May 05, 2011, 08:29:29 PM »
Hello,

I am semi-retired which just means I still need the money but I don't want to work hard for it.

I have a couple of lasers I use for marking and welding. I was driving the welder with an old MaxNC controller/driver running in DOS. That computer finally gave up the ghost and I am looking to driving the same controller with Mach3.

I loaded the software and it seems to check out but I get no indication of position change on the axis read outs when I run a test program. I can see it stepping through the G-code lines.

This is probably something simple but not obvious to me. Any help would be appreciated.

Tony
Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #1155 on: May 05, 2011, 09:59:28 PM »
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Hi Tony welcome aboard unfortunately this is an introduction only and any questions that you may have should be addressed to the general forum, semi retirement means that you still have some time to yourself when you fully retire you have no time to call your own ,I know

   Dick  ;)
Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #1156 on: May 08, 2011, 09:55:54 AM »
New member here, my name is Doug, just bought a Sieg KX1. I've been a machinist for close to 20yrs working in a tool and die shop. Just decided to get my own machine for home to make small parts. This machine is a bit different than what I'm used to, been working with Hurco's my whole career, so conversational programming has been the majority of it, also we use Surfcam for NC stuff. Anyway, just though I'd introduce myself...


-Doug
Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #1157 on: May 08, 2011, 04:14:26 PM »
Hi all. My name is Nick and I just joined this forum. I recently completed building my own 3 axis CNC router machine and now am trying to learn how to use Mach 3. I am retired and enjoy woodworking as a hobby.  It has taken me over a year from the time I discovered CNC for woodworkers to actual completion. It has been somewhat both frustrating and a very gratifying project (now that it is finished and working) and now I'm looking forward to making various things with it.

I have had a brief read of some of the different topics available on this site and I am impressed by the content and extent of topics available which will certainly greatly assist me in learning and developing a better understanding of the proper operation of Mach 3 Mill software.

Looking forward to being an active member.

Nick



Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #1158 on: May 08, 2011, 06:41:33 PM »
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Hi Nick and Doug welcome aboard Nick enjoy your retirement the forum will be a great source of knowledge. Doug I'm sure that you and the forum will get benefit out of you joining

   Dick ;)
Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #1159 on: May 11, 2011, 04:13:57 AM »
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Welcome aboard Sunxin123 things have moved along in the last ten years but the same stories keep coming up. my conclusion is once you go down the CNC path there is no turning turning back ,YOUR HOOKED.
 
 Dick  ;)