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Offline Tef9

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Newbie Turn help!
« on: March 10, 2008, 08:46:20 PM »
Hi Everyone,

It was all going so well, I have set up mach 3 and everything is moving before my eyes as I press the arrow keys.

Now i am stuck.  What I am trying to do is make a pen, I have drawn the part in Alibre free version (Just a simple cylinder).  I load this into lazycam and everything is fine (not a 100% sure but I can see the part).

I get a tap file and load it into mach3 and there is a rectangle,  When I start mach3 it runs through the file but as a mill would with powered tools following an out line. 

I would like to make is a pen, however if this was a pen blank then it would 'smash' right into the blank.  Some how I need to get LazyCam to account for the wood and don't know how.

I have been going at this CNC stuff for about a week and it is slowly all clicking into place  ;D

Thanks,

Andy

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Re: Newbie Turn help!
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2008, 10:33:35 AM »
Thanks for this document it was very helpful! however I am now useing the wizards.

Thanks,

Andy