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Offline poppabear

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Here is a new Lathe "Practical" Lathe set.

After seeing many post about a more compact, closer to single screen Lathe interface I made one.
I left many of the "Space Shuttle" Bells and whistles. There is room to add more if your so inclined.

Please read the "Read Me 1st" on where to put the new bitmaps.

Let me know what you think, (Main Screen, Screen shot below, plus zip file).

Scott
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Offline Graham Waterworth

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That looks good.  Keep up the good work.

Graham.
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Offline Chip

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Hi, Scott

Nice job, Install went smouth, Screens are very nice, I may add a few buttons hear and there.

Thanks So-much for sharing it, All this takes time time time.

Thanks, Chip

Offline Chaoticone

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Looks good Scott.

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Offline poppabear

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Here is a Correction on the Lathe set:

Fixed spelling error of Coolent to Coolant........(thanks Benny)

Fixed negative arrow button that was missing the path for the map.....

Let me know if you find any more and I will fix them.......
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Hi Scott

What does the Front to Rear Post Distance DRO do? Also are the Set Home X and Set Home Z buttons setup for use with your screens?

Nice work!

Thanks

Kiran

Offline poppabear

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I done have a "set home x and y",  I never used them, so didnt include them, there is room to add them if you wish.  I just use the Zero x and Zero y, I have home/Tool change position switches on my machine.

The Front to Rear tool post DRO, is if your lathe has a front and Rear Tool post, it is for you to set their seperation distance, and then you have a button to choose which one to use.
The Tool number setting buttons are for you to pick i.e. Tool 1, and then you can touch off the x and then the z offsets, this loads those into the tool table for you, there is a button to manually edit the tool table as well.

Scott
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Offline poppabear

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Kiran,

   If you really want the set home x and y, I can add them..........  I just never found them practicle with my setup.
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Offline poppabear

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A user asked for a Larger G-code window on the main page, and x and y axis dros on the Tool path page, so I added them to the practical lathe screen, but called it vs2.0.....

so you have your choice original practical lathe, or this screen with larger G-code window, and axis dros on the tool path page.

Scott
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Offline coogrrr

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Very nice so I need to ask will this work on my 4th axis that is a lathe?

IS this mean strictly for a lathe machine?

Very nice regardless!

Coog
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