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Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #1810 on: October 10, 2013, 06:20:51 PM »
Like you, bretswoodworks, it is all new to me as well but have a search on Youtube, there are quite a few videos on the subject which make life easier. I also downloaded and printed the Mach manual so that I could work through it as I set up. Excellent although it does skip over a few areas but not so that you can't work it out for yourself. I'm in England so a bit too far to come unless you send me a plane ticket of course. Good Luck.

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« Reply #1811 on: October 11, 2013, 02:13:46 AM »
Hi Bretswoodworks,

Welcome to the forum.

If you send two plane tickets and I will come along with Exhausted.  ;D

Tweakie.
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« Reply #1812 on: October 14, 2013, 07:54:00 AM »
Hello, my name is Mike Freeman and I am new to metal CNC. I have a RF25 round column Milling machine and have recently converted it to CNC. I have fitted ball-screws to both X and Y axis. I have CamBam, Mach3 , Cutviewer and Alibre 3D cad.

18 months ago I built a Sumpod 3D printer and spent some months learning how to print. It was this experience (and poor health) that convinced me to convert my mill to CNC. The mechanical side caused few problems and I checked the web for various issues I had at that stage.

I am covering the conversion on 2 websites I have www.mike@mikes-models.com and www.mike@mikes-models.com/blog

I am a retired firefighter (retiring from Bedfordshire and Luton Fire and Rescue Service) and now live in my home county of Devon (more specifically in Brixham, part of Torbay South Devon).

I have just registered as I am now at a point where a problem that my research has failed to resolve but I will list that in the right place.  I look forward to being part of this forums community.  :)

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« Reply #1813 on: October 14, 2013, 01:04:14 PM »
Hi Mike
I too live in Brixham and have a Colchester Master converted to a CNC mill/lathe via Mach 3.
Graham

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« Reply #1814 on: October 16, 2013, 04:57:19 PM »
Hello Graham,

Nice to hear from you, perhaps you can email off forum?  I think my email is available, if not I will let you have it in whatever way I can.

Kind regards, Mike

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« Reply #1815 on: October 18, 2013, 02:58:21 PM »
Hello to all,
whiteknight5951 is my screen name here, go by Clark out in the world.
I live in Pell City, Alabama.
New to Mach 3, and new to the forum, sure I will lots of questions and hope I won't be to much of a bother.
Thanks, Clark

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« Reply #1816 on: October 18, 2013, 07:11:09 PM »
 :)   Hello From San Jose CA. New to mach3  I need some Help  with probotix and mach3.... Can anyone direct me to the right place?

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« Reply #1817 on: October 19, 2013, 10:15:39 AM »
I was noticing that as of this writing we have 2795 members and have only heard from a couple of hundred and an even smaller number of regular posters.

So if you are new around here please post and introduce your self.  You could give a little on your background, hobbies , how you ended up here, whatever!

This is a site to help with mach. There is a great talent pool here already but this is a community driven site and we would love to hear from the silent masses ;)

So stand up and say hi!!

Thanks,

Chad

Good Morning
I am brand new to Mach. I have ordered a CNC Router from CRP and just starting to load Mach. I loaded Mach on a Dell Precision 380 Windows 7 with no problems. Installed license etc. I have noticed that the numbers in the boxes are cutoff at the bottoms. Checked screen res all seemed normal. Any suggestions?

Killian

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« Reply #1818 on: October 19, 2013, 11:53:19 AM »
Hi Killian,

Welcome to the forum.

If you post your question as a new topic in the General Mach Discussion section I am sure someone will know the answer to resolving this particular problem.

Tweakie.
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« Reply #1819 on: October 24, 2013, 06:17:17 PM »
Hi Gary,

Welcome to the forum.

Sounds like a very interesting machine you and your grandson are building.  8)

Tweakie.

Tweakie,  I see you have done lots of really interesting stuff.  I finally got the machine up and running, and I've been busy using it to make parts for a more robust spindle than the Sherline I initially installed.  I have a 2-1/4 hp router mounted right now for cutting aluminum. 14K rpm with a 1/4" endmill really blasts out the chips compared to the Sherline.  I almost have the regular spindle done with Tormach tooling, driven by a 1-3/4 hp treadmill motor.  I added a Tormach 0XA toolpost for lathe turning behind the mill spindle, and I have a Harbor Freight lathe spindle, bed and tailstock that bolts down to the table.

Of course, without pictures it's not real. 

Try:
http://s811.photobucket.com/user/garyhlucas/library/?view=recent&page=1

Gary H. Lucas