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Forum: 50. Toolheads Thu 24 May 2018, 01:26
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By lonestaral
Hi John. I have been thinking about a spindle...

Hi John.
I have been thinking about a spindle for a while.
Any recommendation for a make of supplier
of Chinese spindles?
I would like something better but short of cash as usual:(
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 09 May 2018, 18:51
Replies: 411
Views: 49,114
Posted By lonestaral
Hello all. Just back after 5 months in Vietnam....

Hello all.
Just back after 5 months in Vietnam.
Missed my machine a lot.
I will reconnect the computer and machine later today and see if we can talk.

Good to see some new builds started and...
Forum: Miscellaneous / General / Whatever / Catchall Tue 26 December 2017, 01:35
Replies: 3
Views: 603
Posted By lonestaral
All the best for the Festive season one and all.

All the best for the Festive season
one and all.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 22 November 2017, 04:45
Replies: 411
Views: 49,114
Posted By lonestaral
Old rust, I am not worthy. Perhaps one day I...

Old rust,
I am not worthy.
Perhaps one day I may look upon your creation.
Enjoy the experience.:)
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 22 November 2017, 04:39
Replies: 7
Views: 981
Posted By lonestaral
I see #127 and #128. "Because we built it we...

I see #127 and #128.

"Because we built it we can diagnose it. No need for outside assistance."
Very well said.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 19 November 2017, 03:32
Replies: 108
Views: 10,135
Posted By lonestaral
Only 7% out, still shift an Elephant.:)

Only 7% out, still shift an Elephant.:)
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Wed 15 November 2017, 05:05
Replies: 3
Views: 661
Posted By lonestaral
Welcome to the club. BOB information. ...

Welcome to the club.
BOB information.
http://www.pmdx.com/Doc/PMDX-126_Manual_19.pdf

Linux information.
http://www.mechmate.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1167

Happy reading.:)
Happy swimming.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 09 November 2017, 00:44
Replies: 108
Views: 10,135
Posted By lonestaral
960oz motors. You will be able to move...

960oz motors.
You will be able to move elephants around with them.

My machine is direct drive and I have no problems.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 06 November 2017, 17:27
Replies: 108
Views: 10,135
Posted By lonestaral
Keep working away. Good to see pictures of a...

Keep working away.
Good to see pictures of a build in progress.
When it is working it is a thrill.
Forum: CNC motion control software Mon 06 November 2017, 17:23
Replies: 62
Views: 13,217
Posted By lonestaral
Thanks Bruce. That's saved you some time. I...

Thanks Bruce.
That's saved you some time.
I will do some more when I have some time.
Forum: CNC motion control software Sat 04 November 2017, 23:06
Replies: 62
Views: 13,217
Posted By lonestaral
On the subject of Pathpilot, I came across...

On the subject of Pathpilot,
I came across these videos.
Not watched them all yet
but they look pretty comprehensive.
...
Forum: CNC motion control software Tue 24 October 2017, 06:06
Replies: 62
Views: 13,217
Posted By lonestaral
Hi Bruce. Where have you been ? Whats a...

Hi Bruce.
Where have you been ?
Whats a Pathpilot?
I just need a younger me:D
Forum: CNC motion control software Mon 23 October 2017, 05:59
Replies: 62
Views: 13,217
Posted By lonestaral
Thank you as well Jack. Wise words in your...

Thank you as well Jack.
Wise words in your original post.

'EMC2 configuration can be a little more challenging than Mach3. I would suggest staying with Mach if that is where you are now. If you...
Forum: CNC motion control software Mon 23 October 2017, 01:49
Replies: 62
Views: 13,217
Posted By lonestaral
Cheers John, you've made my day.:)

Cheers John,
you've made my day.:)
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 21 October 2017, 02:48
Replies: 411
Views: 49,114
Posted By lonestaral
PDF posted in the Cnc motion control software...

PDF posted in the Cnc motion control software section.
Any questions, feel free to ask or send me a pm.:)
Forum: CNC motion control software Sat 21 October 2017, 02:45
Replies: 62
Views: 13,217
Posted By lonestaral
Pdf

Here is the PDF, warts and all.
Hope it helps you.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 18 October 2017, 04:12
Replies: 411
Views: 49,114
Posted By lonestaral
Year 4 report

Well Mechmaties,
Another year has passed.
#114 has turned 4 and I have turned 60.:eek:

Yet again my machine has kept me afloat.

The Gothic windows was a big project but very rewarding.
...
Forum: CNC motion control software Wed 18 October 2017, 02:40
Replies: 62
Views: 13,217
Posted By lonestaral
Well the final piece of this particular jigsaw ...

Well the final piece of this particular jigsaw
clicked into place today.
I got the touch plate to work.

So now I have the functions I had with Mach.
Its been a struggle though.

The reason...
Forum: CNC motion control software Mon 16 October 2017, 00:18
Replies: 62
Views: 13,217
Posted By lonestaral
Sorry Brad but that didn't work. The axis...

Sorry Brad but that didn't work.
The axis overshot the switch and hit the hard stop.
Not to worry.

The good news is that I got it to work:D

I had a thought in the small hours.
Was it hanging...
Forum: CNC motion control software Sun 15 October 2017, 18:20
Replies: 62
Views: 13,217
Posted By lonestaral
I will change them and give it a try. Wonder...

I will change them and give it a try.
Wonder what that will do to the other settings.
Thanks.
Forum: CNC motion control software Sat 14 October 2017, 17:59
Replies: 62
Views: 13,217
Posted By lonestaral
.ini file # Generated by stepconf 1.1 at Mon...

.ini file
# Generated by stepconf 1.1 at Mon Oct 9 12:38:21 2017
# If you make changes to this file, they will be
# overwritten when you run stepconf again

[EMC]
MACHINE = my-mill
DEBUG = 0...
Forum: CNC motion control software Sat 14 October 2017, 17:55
Replies: 62
Views: 13,217
Posted By lonestaral
.hal file. Thanks for your time. #...

.hal file.
Thanks for your time.

# Generated by stepconf 1.1 at Tue Oct 10 12:00:00 2017
# If you make changes to this file, they will be
# overwritten when you run stepconf again
loadrt...
Forum: CNC motion control software Fri 13 October 2017, 18:51
Replies: 62
Views: 13,217
Posted By lonestaral
Hello Brad. Limits are X 1200mm, Y 700mm and...

Hello Brad.

Limits are X 1200mm, Y 700mm and Z 150mm.
All set as minus in the .ini file.

It was the X axis that alarmed.

I can run the first tool, the problem occurs when the second tool is...
Forum: CNC motion control software Thu 12 October 2017, 22:25
Replies: 62
Views: 13,217
Posted By lonestaral
I must admit that I am totally lost, confused and...

I must admit that I am totally lost, confused and sick with the toolsetting.

Same procedure as yesterday.
Op1 ok, looks as if putting in a blank line at the end worked.

Op 2 set the tool. Run,...
Forum: CNC motion control software Thu 12 October 2017, 19:41
Replies: 62
Views: 13,217
Posted By lonestaral
I deleted the Traj file in the .ini file. When...

I deleted the Traj file in the .ini file.
When I started the control it threw up an error and would not start.
I loaded the backup .ini then it started.
There is no 'Position' line in the Traj...
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