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Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #1820 on: October 25, 2013, 07:40:32 AM »
Excellent build quality Gary - my congratulations on your work.

( I don't think I could work in a shop that clean and tidy though  ;D )

Tweakie.
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.  Winston Churchill.
Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #1821 on: October 25, 2013, 09:28:31 AM »
Tweakie,
That's not a shop, that is my WIFE'S garage!  I grudgingly get to keep the machine there if I keep it absolutely spotless, no chips anywhere.  So every session ends with thoroughly vacuuming up all the chips so they don't go into the house.  So the enclosure and the chips pans I'm installing around the table are a necessity.  I could move it out to my shed (we have his and her sheds) but the shed isn't insulated so it hard to keep it cool in summer and warm in winter.
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« Reply #1822 on: October 25, 2013, 01:29:41 PM »
Hello,

My name is Dave (Kawika in Hawaiian) - I am in Hawaii - have been manual machining on a Grizzly 0463 and a 602 Lathe for about 5 years now - I have purchased a 2nd Mill for CNC conversion Grizzly G0704 - I have converted it to ball screws and have all the motor mounts installed for CNC - I have my Computer and have built my electronics box - and now sit with the Mach 3 software and motors connected to the electronics box and no motor movement  :( - I will be searching for help - Thank You all in advance
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« Reply #1823 on: October 25, 2013, 01:38:40 PM »
Hello I am Dave from Phoenix Arizona and I started using Mach3 about 6 weeks ago when I bought a Taig cnc mill for my company. It is running well and lots of fun. I took 4 CNC classes at Mesa community college using a HAAS toolroom TM1 mill (no tool changer). I am currently making a version of the spindle depth stop I saw on "Cartertools" site so I can preset tool heights and use tool length offsets. This will be like I learned on Haas. Who is the person who wrote up this spindle depth stop ? My hat off to you, you're idea is great! hope mine is almost as good.  Still haven't gotten a MPG, but I plan on getting a vista cnc unit soon. M1 I think. Looks like a good forum and I'm sure I can learn much here. I'm still fairly green. Bye
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« Reply #1824 on: October 31, 2013, 11:27:07 AM »
I am David Cunningham and run Mach3 on a little router in my basement.  I've worked for over 20 years in other peoples' shops as a toolmaker.  Now I'm making banjos and banjo parts in my basement and hoping I don't go broke doing it!  (:
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« Reply #1825 on: November 06, 2013, 12:07:54 PM »
Hello, I'm Jim from South Wales UK, recently purchased a bridgeport interact milling machine, currently awaiting parts to convert to mach3. I hope to create parts for my own use, mainly for my race car.
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« Reply #1826 on: November 18, 2013, 03:22:05 PM »
I'm frankie from Socal, and I am new to this but really interested in all of this


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Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #1827 on: November 18, 2013, 03:34:30 PM »
I'm frankie from Socal, and I am new to this but really interested in all of this


Frankie Yepez
Motion Marketplace
www.motionmarketpace.com

Hi frankie, you have missed an l (place) out of your link so it doesn't work as posted.
Nice web site so much as i've seen. Where is Socal
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« Reply #1828 on: November 18, 2013, 05:11:09 PM »
I'm frankie from Socal, and I am new to this but really interested in all of this


Frankie Yepez
Motion Marketplace
www.motionmarketpace.com

Hi frankie, you have missed an l (place) out of your link so it doesn't work as posted.
Nice web site so much as i've seen. Where is Socal

That would be Southern California, and yes it IS like another country!

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Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #1829 on: November 19, 2013, 12:02:41 PM »
I'm new to posting anything on the web, so please excuse what I'm sure will beinitial blunders. Is this where I start to get some questions answered? If not, please direct me where to go.  My first of what I expect to be many questions is as follows:
I have been using a gecko G540 on a  home built CNC router for over a year. We recently changed the table from a 4' x 4' to a 5' x 10' table. Then we started to experience recurring faults and E-stop reset messages on Mach3. Now we get a reset message occasionally when we move the Y axis. The X and Z axes work fine. The G540 red fault light comes on and the power green light goes off when movement  stops along the Y axis as the result of an e-stop. We also experience an unusual phenomenon during a rapids command.  When executing the following:
G00X10.8125Y78.5000Z0.2000
The router moves the correct distance along the x axis, but makes no movement along the y axis.  The router also seems to drop at a slow rate along the z axis while moving in along the x axis.
We eliminated the limit switches as the problem by shorting them out during a trial run with no perceptible performance change.
Please provide any troubleshooting advice you can.