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Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #2210 on: November 19, 2015, 11:27:53 PM »
Hello I am New to the forum, Mach3 and to CNC Routing.
My Name is Sebashtion I live in Florida, I have 23 yrs in high-end Woodworking and cabinetmaking. I have a 1yr old son!!!!!
My spelling is atrocious and auto-correct doesn't help me!!!! Typed Grammar is not any better.....
I ordered a 26x42 Pilot Pro CNC Router that should be here in a couple weeks, I ordered Aspire 8 and am going thru the tutorials, and have Mach3 which I guess I have to wait for the CNC to learn it. I built a custom PC with XP Pro on it for Mach3. and I think that's about it.......
Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #2211 on: November 20, 2015, 05:13:00 PM »
I'm so new I don't know what to do except to say that I'm extremely frustrated. I have had my CNC for a few months now and have yet to get the software working for me. Mach 3 seems to be OK but I can't seem to get Lazy Cam pro working for me - I'm having trouble with Pro license. I've downloaded but when I try to extract it, it wan't a paddword for the Lecense and I've tried everything I can think of. I did manage to get a "dat" file on a newer computer than the old XP unit I have the CNC hooked up to and pasted the "dat" file in the MACH 3 folder but - nothing.

I want to cut Pockets (simple text) you'd think that was easy. HELP ME PLEASE>

I've never been on a Forum like this so that's a frustration for me too. Not being able to TALK to someone who can walk me through my problems. Also being unfamiliar with this I may never find any responses so I'm anticipating more frustrations.

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Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #2212 on: November 21, 2015, 02:26:37 AM »
Hi Vipaddles,

Welcome to the forum.

You should have unzipped the attachment that came with your license email then copied the .dat file to your Mach3 folder then restarted your PC (just to make certain that files etc. have been updated).
It sounds like that is exactly what you have done so I have no idea just why the license is not working correctly for you.

This section of the forum is mainly for introductions and does not get read by many of the members so it is always best to post any questions, as a new topic, in the relevant section.

The LazyCam section is here  http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/board,14.0.html  and I am sure that if you post your question there Rich will know the answer to the problem.

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 #2213 on: November 21, 2015, 01:14:07 PM »
Thanks,

That's helpful. I think I'll start over again.
Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #2214 on: November 23, 2015, 07:12:43 PM »
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


OK, here we go.  My name is Ron.  I'm a retired electrical engineer living in Michigan.  I build and shoot precision rifles both in competition and on the prairie dog fields.  After three years of building more and more accurate guns and inching my longest prairie dog kill out a few yards at a time each trip to Wyoming, I finally killed one at over a mile in May 2014.  Now I need to learn how to chamber my own rifle barrels to cut down on the cost of having to do so many.

I am a total newbie with CNC programming and machine tools, but I'm having a load of fun figuring it all out.  I bought a South Bend heavy 10 a couple of months ago and was right in the middle of rebuilding it when the Bridgeport came up for sale.  It is a 2 HP Series I CNC sold new in 1979 and I've had it about a month now.  It was retrofitted in the 90s with a Centroid CNC4, which was still working when I bought it.  It was missing the PLC that interfaced the manual spindle controls to the CNC4.  The jog buttons, feed override, program run and pause buttons were working because they interfaced directly to the CNC4.  I couldn't live with the old DOS system and having to type in programs one character at a time, so I started researching.  I bought a Xulifeng BOB and downloaded the Mach3 demo.  I have successfully interfaced the BOB to the Centroid stepper drives and I have the unit running on Mach3.  I got all the previously non-functioning manual controls working with a little help from this site.  The only thing I have not been able to figure out is how to get the encoders configured.  I will be seeking help with that in another post.

Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #2215 on: November 24, 2015, 02:08:10 PM »
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
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hello all im brand new to mach, ive just built a cnc plasma table with thc, everything was going ok thc works fine but today for no reason when i loaded g code it comes out all messed up on the screen it was working fine then this started to happen ive run the same code on another computer in mach3 and its fine so sheet cam is putting the code out ok ,im at a loss dident change no setteings could it be something wrong with mach or a glich  ps i no my spelling is bad im very dislexic thanks chris
Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #2216 on: November 24, 2015, 04:13:14 PM »
Hi Chris,

I posted once before just to vent my frustrations. Here ya go with my intro.

I'm a Newbie and a senior with a background in mine engineering/operations and several years as a corporate safety officer.I'm now retired and spend a lot of my time kayaking, making Greenland Kayak Paddles and Native American Style Flutes. I live in Nanaimo BC and have had my CNC machine for several months now. Despite setting up the small machine only took minutes I just cut my first item yesterday and another today. It's taken a long time and a lot of frustration but I'm starting to get the hang of it. Fortunately drafting and graphics we part of a long past life but helped a lot in understanding the software which was my major challenge.
Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #2217 on: November 30, 2015, 11:45:06 AM »
Hi
I am new to CNC have been building a machine on and off for the last couple years, getting close to finally using it. I work with glass making molds and melting for architectural applications. I have been hand-building these molds and want to try CNC for this. Look forward to being part of this forum.
Bill
Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #2218 on: December 03, 2015, 01:10:39 AM »
Hi! I'm new to CNC machining and I am in the process of gathering/building my first CNC mill. I currently have a LMS 3990 purchased new, and have all the electronics assembled and wired into a rackmount enclosure. As of today I just finished building a custom 22" LCD Touch monitor from new and salvaged parts. All I'm waiting on is the Fusion CNC kit to arrive tomorrow and hopefully I can start playing with my new toy, lol.


Hi,

I was just wondering your impressions of the Fusion CNC kit.

I've read some posts elsewhere that indicated that Fusion CNC has been going downhill in the past couple years, and was curious about your impressions since you are a fairly recent purchaser.

Thanks
Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #2219 on: December 03, 2015, 03:22:53 PM »
Hi I go by the name Furry57. I live in BC Canada I googled Cam Tech Router Master 25 and your site came up near top so here I am. What do you think of me so far? I am so very new at CNC that is I have never worked with one as of yet. BUT I am bidding on a 2000 Cam Tech Router Master 25 in an auction as we speak and it will end on Dec 8,2015. It has a Porter Cable 3hp router and states Untested, declared as needing repairs. I contacted the company that was selling the machine. But people in office could not help at all. My question to any one that owns one or has any idea what a good stopping point on bid for a machine like this should be. I saw that people were converting this model with a Mach 3 set up, So if I could not get it to run would this fix any of my problems? I am no stranger to converting things over but is it better to go this route or pay big bucks and buy turn key and go. If this should have been in a different forum please forgive me and please move. Thanks in advance.