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very newbie
« on: August 26, 2018, 08:24:23 PM »
Brand new to mach3.  I live south of Reno (Gardnerville) All Mach3 terms are greek to me.
I have CNC Router Parts machine
I have not got very far looking at posts all over the internet.
I need in person instructions. Will pay for same
Anyone near to me? 
Thanks, Lavon. 775 392-1398.  wisemanlavon@gmail.com

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Re: very newbie
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2018, 09:25:28 PM »
CNC Router Parts has excellent support. Have you talked to them?
Gerry

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http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2010.html

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http://www.g-forcecnc.com/jointcam.html
Re: very newbie
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2018, 09:29:33 PM »
the phone support is very slow and I end up w/the "not as knowledge" person not 2nd tier support
thanks for the reply
anyone who knows anyone near to help

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Re: very newbie
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2018, 09:43:38 PM »
I recommend watching the videos here: http://www.machsupport.com/videos/
Start at the top and work down.
Gerry

2010 Screenset
http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2010.html

JointCAM Dovetail and Box Joint software
http://www.g-forcecnc.com/jointcam.html
Re: very newbie
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2018, 09:47:32 PM »
been there done that
again,All Mach3 terms are greek to me.
Re: very newbie
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2018, 02:45:44 AM »
Hi,
try a Greek to English dictionary.

Even if you find someone to help you set up if you wish to use Mach you will have to become familiar, even expert, on those terms.

Have you done any reading about CAD and/or CAM? Have you had a look at any Gcode jobs and tried to make sense of the Gcode?
Have you tried writing any Gcode by hand? Even if you can get your machine set up you'll need these skills to make it do anything
useful.

Hobby CNC is DIY and a long learning curve.

Craig
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Re: very newbie
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2018, 05:56:44 AM »
Hi,
so what sort of machine do you have? How about a pic....speaks a thousand words.

What PC and what OS? Do you have a parallel port or some sort of external motion controller?

Craig
My wife left with my best friend...
     and I miss him!

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Re: very newbie
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2018, 08:10:54 AM »
Just buy the book Programming Handbook by Peter Smid. Read / study the first  100 pages or so. Them continue through the book. The book will be a lasting reference.  There are videos, numerous sites with basic information, and of course all the Mach manuals. The above will give you  a firm foundation and understanding of CNC. CNC is NOT plug and play and you need to walk the learning path.

BTW, the learning never ends .....................,

RICH
Re: very newbie
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2018, 01:38:38 PM »
Struggle is good, the lessons learned that way are the ones that stick. Once you have struggled to learn what the basics are you will far more from someone that then helps you. I have taught Cad and Cam to lots of people. If you don’t spend some struggle time my help is often wasted on you.