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Re: Ezilathe - Tools for the CNC lathe
« Reply #30 on: June 26, 2015, 04:21:06 PM »
Machtank,
I modified the 1st post of the thread  to send users to reply #28 &29.
Do you want me to delete the other program and pf's from the replies?

BTW,
Been busy but will get to play with the program in the future.
Keep up the good work as your efforts are surely appreciated.

RICH
Re: Ezilathe - Tools for the CNC lathe
« Reply #31 on: June 26, 2015, 07:19:13 PM »
Thanks Rich - I think the note will do the job.

The older files are finished with, happy for them to go, but hardly worth the effort, unless you need the space.

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Re: Ezilathe - Tools for the CNC lathe
« Reply #32 on: June 27, 2015, 06:05:45 AM »
Nice work. I watched the videos on youtube and I'm very impressed with the amount of effort you put in this.

Will it work with round inserts? I user a 6mm round for contour cutting.

Also what version of Mach3 are you running?
Thanks
Derek
Re: Ezilathe - Tools for the CNC lathe
« Reply #33 on: June 27, 2015, 09:23:17 AM »
If you mean this or similar then - Yes.

Tool entered as turn, lead angle 0, Inc angle 0, Radius 3mm, Z offset 0, X offset 0, Max cut Whatever, Cut side right (or left).
Dxf profile as required offset in cad 3mm out. (both profile are visible, but finished profile is masked a bit by the blank).
The outer profile is selected.

The result is shown in EZ1.jpg, cut perfectly to the required profile, except in corner (EZ2.jpg), that shows the 3mm radius on profile.
With the controlled point set to the Radius centre, this is what you will get, exactly as shown in simulator.
All done in seconds after opening the dxf - EZ3.jpg (and a quick manual facing cut added at start).

I hope this is what you want. (Works for me!)
Re: Ezilathe - Tools for the CNC lathe
« Reply #34 on: June 27, 2015, 09:26:11 AM »
Sorry. forgot to mention My Mach3 is R3.043.066
Re: Ezilathe - Tools for the CNC lathe
« Reply #35 on: February 11, 2016, 04:41:38 AM »
This is the new version of Ezilathe (V1.5). There are many bug fixes and improvements in many areas. The Dxf processor has been improved, and now allows for up to 400 entities to be imported via dxf file. This program is checked out on Windows 10.

The pdf manual will be posted shortly.

Install instructions not changed from previous posts.
Re: Ezilathe - Tools for the CNC lathe
« Reply #36 on: February 13, 2016, 08:21:08 PM »
This is the PDF manual to go with Ezilathe V1.5

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Re: Ezilathe - Tools for the CNC lathe
« Reply #37 on: February 14, 2016, 03:35:36 AM »
Excellent work, really excellent work (I dread to think of the time and effort that you have put into this).

Tweakie.
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Re: Ezilathe - Tools for the CNC lathe
« Reply #38 on: February 14, 2016, 07:15:35 AM »
Will continue updating first reply for latest  version of program and manual.
Appreciate all the work you have put into the program and the sharing of it.

Would recommend that lathe users in here try it out and give feedback.

Keep up the good work,

RICH

Re: Ezilathe - Tools for the CNC lathe
« Reply #39 on: April 11, 2017, 12:29:59 PM »
I have just downloaded EziLathe after watching your Video, it looks great by the way.

I am having a problem, when I load it I get the following error message.   "Materialm.txt-Error on Line Aluminium,152,198,259,305,0.9" and hence I don't get the Material data in the Feeds/Speeds dialogue box.

Any ideas on what I'm doing wrong?