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Re: dxf files for Turn
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2008, 11:01:54 AM »
Rich, you're a great dude, ya know that?

Thanks so much for this info as it will be a great benefit to me when I finally get my lathe running.

Again, thank you-  ;)

Dave
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Re: dxf files for Turn
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2008, 12:09:49 PM »
Hi Rich

As you say life is good when things work.
I owe Hood a couple of beere if he ever comes to Malta.
Guess i will have to at least match that with you mate.
When ready i will post a couple of pictures maybe next week

Spnar  8)

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Re: dxf files for Turn
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2008, 05:47:42 PM »
Hi All,
How about making some notes when you try using the info ( in particular if it's wrong or misleading ) or you find yourself stumbling over something. Post some words around it and we'll just add it in or update the files re-posting them on this thread. It's the simple stupid stuff that frustrates or seems to make the learning longer than it should. That will make it easier for the next guy or at least there will be a "quick guide" to refresh memories.

Now if I can just get my FM (F#####G Magic) key on the computer working like I have at work life will be really good.
 ;) RICH

 HOOD: Yes, I should be making chips and finishing the model I'm working on ( 50 hours to go so no hurry) , but the air in my shop causes Hobby Shop ADD thus allowing me the option of diverting at any moment.  :-\
 
Re: dxf files for Turn
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2008, 10:55:06 PM »
RICH, I agree with Hood...Nice work.
LCam needs all the help it can get. More correctly, WE need all the help we can get.
Like Tony said, experienced CAM users get along really well with it, they know what to expect...and what not to.
It's us GREENHORNS that seem to have the most problems.

I think I've been over your way a time or 2.
Landed at Georgetown once and had to go by Dover to get around the DC ADIZ.
Might look you up some time.
I'll call first of course.
Are you near any small airports ?
Thanks,
RC

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Re: dxf files for Turn
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2008, 11:49:53 PM »
RC,
More than welcome, just give a yell. Wilmington and Summit are a stones throw.

As far as Lazycam, if correlation or understanding of the tool to be used and cuts to be made in a few examples
verses  what you draw is conveyed it would minimize frustrations.  Then a little awareness on what bad code to look out for and get rid of.  Even when you think you got it just right the magic wand can humble you but at least you have an idea on how to address it. Just need to sit down on the fast computer and capture away.
As far as being a Greenhorn ( man, haven't heard that expression in a long time) , well you can include me, because this guy keeps it simple.
RICH 

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Re: dxf files for Turn
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2008, 05:48:36 PM »
OK folks,
Just some how to on editing LAZCAM generated gcode for the lathe.
The only guarantee is fun!
RICH

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Re: dxf files for Turn
« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2008, 05:51:18 PM »
Better let Brett know about this, he only has one ;D
Hood

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Re: dxf files for Turn
« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2008, 07:09:41 PM »
That's why code is attached. This way a novice can modify it for a close tolerance fit using one of the pulldowns, there's a choice of three different sizes depending on the pocketing technique you wish to use. Of course, you always have the option of removing some code should no extra in and out moves along the X & Z are required.
 ;D  ;D RICH

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Re: dxf files for Turn
« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2008, 08:19:48 PM »
 ;D

Brett
;D If you could see the things I have in my head, you would be laughing too. ;D

My guard dog is not what you need to worry about!
Re: dxf files for Turn
« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2008, 08:23:56 PM »
Hey RICH,
Trying your little tutorial here. DXF..excellent, Clean and Convert in LCam...excellent.
Then LCam will not save ANY tools that I set-up in the toolbox. NONE !
Then I keep getting "Unrecoverable Errors" and shutdown.
Can you give me the entries that you have for the tool and the other parameters for the 3 ball handle ?
Thanks,
RC