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  #451  
Old Tue 13 February 2018, 14:27
Robert M
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Lac-Brome, Qc
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Salut Norm....

"wondering if you got 3 phase going straight in your shop"....

Your truly a funny guy .....cheers mate
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  #452  
Old Tue 13 February 2018, 16:33
normand blais
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montreal
Canada
Wink

not wanting to be funny Bob some old shop have 3 phases .well I guess you would have know .
But want to hear a good one , your nice dust foot skirt wont be any good for you any more.ah ah
I could recycle it if you want,I use same router
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  #453  
Old Wed 16 January 2019, 01:18
Robert M
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Tools size compensation ??

Not always obvious how to ask question in regards to what your seeking / hopping for ??...right, or…....right !!
So, hoping this is comprehensible !

Say when your programming a toolpath from a CAM, whatever the one, and say you’re selecting a ½’’ endmill for the cutting of the selected vectors out in the file on your CAM software!
Say, you have more then a few pieces to cut with this ½’’ EM, but, say…while not completed done ( qty wise) you must change End mill since the initial one has dulled !
So fare, nothing irregular to most!!
But here come ( or goes) my question / catch !!
How to go about when you changing tools ( end mill in this case) to new re-sharpened one that is a smaller diam, say, .480 vs .500 new….

Is there a way, in Mach3 ( the controller I’m using) to change tool with some “miracle” tool diam compensation ( or call it different diam) from the NC file ( witch has / had been initially programmed with a 0.500 E.M ) ??

Bottom line, in a nut shell ( or 2 version) to my question is:
Is there a mean ( or way, not to say miracle way !!) when one has a NC file with a tool diam of xxx, and must change tool size to a diff tool diam, to change that directly in the controller ( say Mach3 or CNCC) IE: from end mill .0500 to a replaced EM of 0.480 ( .020” less diam)….with out reprogramming the tool back in the CAM ??

Wishing I’m ….clear @_# !!

Thanks, Robert
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  #454  
Old Wed 16 January 2019, 06:38
ger21
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Detroit, MI
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G41/G42.
This is how we do it in our shop, where most of our tools have been sharpened, and are all different sizes.
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  #455  
Old Wed 16 January 2019, 11:08
Robert M
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Lac-Brome, Qc
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Great Gerry, thanks for your input....
Not playing enough ( practically never) with G-codes, that option your steering me to has never cough my attention !
SUPER...I've learned another new thing !!

LOVE what this machine and all it's surrounding effects, .....fun isn't it ,,,@-#

just a thought.....although, strange to me as none of these "popular" controller offers a "kwik" CRC vs going in the nc file and taper/change this G41 & G42 !!

How it goes......they "must" be a better way
Till then, I'll pay with this G41 & G42

Thanks Ger, R.
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  #456  
Old Wed 16 January 2019, 12:14
ger21
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Detroit, MI
United States of America
When you use G41/G42, you just need to enter the tool diameter in the tool table, and Mach3 will handle the compensation.

You'll need CAM software that supports G41/G42, and can provide the required lead-in and lead-out moves.
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Old Wed 16 January 2019, 13:37
Robert M
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Lac-Brome, Qc
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Thks again Gerry,

Great, so basically, right in Mach3, it can be that simple through this "tool table" config !
Problem I'm having this past hr++....is I can't find in this "darn" mach user guide (latest V1.84) how to learn to use this tool table ??

A simple picture example would been so simple from this so called "user manual".
Tool table_resize.jpg
Now I remember why this past 10yr I can stand Mach user manual......to me, mostly not user friendly ?....again, must be me @-# !!

As for CAM, I'm mostly using MasterCam or Aspire , so not a problem from what I can understand at this point !!

So in a simple approach, when you say "you just need to enter the tool diameter in the tool table"....may I ask you to show me a simple tool compensation say from 0.500 to new at 0.480" ?....or what page / pages in mach user to learn on this ??

Thks much....
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  #458  
Old Wed 16 January 2019, 13:58
ger21
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Detroit, MI
United States of America
I'll show you this evening when I get home from work.
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  #459  
Old Wed 16 January 2019, 17:19
pblackburn
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South-Central Pennsylvania
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I was going to refer you to a post on cnczone that Gerry answered. Glad to see he is still here for help.
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  #460  
Old Wed 16 January 2019, 18:34
ger21
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Detroit, MI
United States of America
OK, enter the tool diameter for tool #1 in the tool table, then load this code:

G0 Z0.1000
G0 X4 Y-.5
G42 D1 (Turn on compensation)
G1 X6 Y0 Z-0.2500 F50
G1 X12 F100
G1 Y10
G1 X0
G1 Y0
G1 X7
G1 X8 Y-.5
G40 (Turn off compensation)
G0 Z0.1000
M5
M30

Note that the D1 in the G42 line refers to the diameter of tool #1. D2 = tool 2, and so on.
The white line is the path that the tool actually follows. Play around with the diamter in the tool table and you'll see how the white line moves.
Try diameters of 0.25 and 0.75. (Regen the toolpath after making changes to the tool table)
Attached Images
File Type: jpg ToolTable.JPG (63.8 KB, 201 views)

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  #461  
Old Wed 16 January 2019, 21:31
Robert M
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Lac-Brome, Qc
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thanks very much on all your input, much appreciated
Test this out & get back to you
cheers @_#
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  #462  
Old Fri 18 January 2019, 22:43
jask
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Kamloops B.C.
Canada
wow! Ger21!! way to step up.
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  #463  
Old Sat 19 January 2019, 11:42
ger21
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Detroit, MI
United States of America
I was in Kamloops last summer.
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  #464  
Old Sat 19 January 2019, 14:44
jask
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Kamloops B.C.
Canada
... you should have come by for a beer!! and that applies to all the rest of you if you are out this way!
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  #465  
Old Sat 19 January 2019, 14:57
Robert M
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One of these days.....I'll treat my self and go to BC...
Then, u bet, I'll knock on ur dore....for that beer....
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  #466  
Old Sun 06 December 2020, 19:02
Robert M
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a tribute to Nils (sailfl)

A while back, really back, our good friend Nils shared a cad file for reindeers.

Well, after "massaging" the cad file, I managed to scale them ( ++ ), closer to realism size ( center back height at +/- 38")

20201125_220055_resize.jpg

20201206_171359_r.jpg


Thank you Mate, hope you're all fine & healthy.

Yall enjoy a festive upcoming seasons.....even thought these odd "covid" times.
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  #467  
Old Sun 06 December 2020, 19:24
ger21
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Detroit, MI
United States of America
Merry Christmas, old friend.
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  #468  
Old Sun 06 December 2020, 20:09
m_leblanc
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SHAWINIGAN
Canada
Quote:
Originally Posted by Robert M View Post
A while back, really back, our good friend Nils shared a cad file for reindeers.

Well, after "massaging" the cad file, I managed to scale them ( ++ ), closer to realism size ( center back height at +/- 38")

Attachment 16502

Attachment 16503


Thank you Mate, hope you're all fine & healthy.

Yall enjoy a festive upcoming seasons.....even thought these odd "covid" times.
Salut Robert, j'espère que COVID ne t'affecte pas trop.
Une petite question en passant au sujet de tes reines
( center back height at +/- 38") avec ou sans les roues.
Bonne soirée
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  #469  
Old Sun 06 December 2020, 21:12
Robert M
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Thks Gerry, all the best to you, your family & love ones.
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  #470  
Old Mon 07 December 2020, 06:32
normand blais
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montreal
Canada
Salut Robert ,sont beau tes élans. Savait tu qu'il avait tous le nez rouge jusqu'a ce que
Rudolph fasse un brake test. I have to go to Sutton in a week or 2 , might stop by.
I am thinking about making an indexer and I need some advices .
Funny how much one forget after 10 years and how the technologie change.
Merry Christmas to you and all Mechmaters
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  #471  
Old Mon 07 December 2020, 07:09
Robert M
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Sorry Norm, but I just not of any source or advice for your indexer project, I never got mine "rolling".
And as far as the Covid red alert period is on, I'm not accepting any visitors .

All the best on your future indexer quest and....joyeuse fêtes a toi et tous ceux proches de toi....que santé prévaux ;0)
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  #472  
Old Mon 07 December 2020, 11:32
sailfl
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Winter Park, FL
United States of America
Robert,

I am sorry I never got back to you. I just forgot.

The raindeer look great. Thank for sharing the pictures.

You have a great shop for the little I saw in your pictures.

I should post my machine on the site that it is for sale. It has been sitting in my garage and it is time for me to move on. It cut a lot of plywood, MDF and acrylic.

Happy Holidays to any one that reads this post.
Please stay safe!
Warm regards,
Nils
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  #473  
Old Fri 11 December 2020, 20:05
cleyte
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Bishop's Falls, Newfoundland
Canada
Hi Robert,

Reindeer look great. Did you cut them from MDF or plywood?
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  #474  
Old Sat 12 December 2020, 05:18
jhiggins7
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Hebron, Ohio
United States of America
Hi Robert and all. It's good to hear from you all.

Robert, nice work on the reindeer. Good to see you're still making use of your MechMate. Me too.

Robert, like Nils, I'm impressed by the photos of your workshop. Are those vertical tubes heat and air or dust collection, or something else? More pictures of your workshop, if you have the time and inclination, would be appreciated.
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  #475  
Old Thu 14 January 2021, 14:33
Robert M
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Hi guys....

Sorry for this very late reply, for some "odd" reasons, I'm not / did not receives notification of follow up on my thread ?
I've corrected it !!

Anyway, to JOHN :
Thks, note on these "tube" there actually, concrete columns covered with reflective bubble insulation wrap....to support the concrete slab sealing
Ya...once with more construction / renovation evolution and some finishing done, I'll post some more photos !

To Clayton :
Those deer's where made for outdoor, so.....defiantly NOT MDF
I used "EXTIRA", kinda MDF, but especially made for outdoor architectural or else type work !!
Hope this helps !!

BTW to all others....While back, I PM Mike to please consider increasing the darn old file upload size limitation established way back in the 90s.....and he has yet even reply since

Some of you guys would like a DWG file of this, BUT, being just 550mb, Can't upload it !!
if Mike could bring this forum up to speed file size sharing ( and time warp it to 2021) , well, this would be so simple VS replying to few direct PM

Cheers Yall, °_ø !!

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  #476  
Old Fri 15 January 2021, 08:03
pblackburn
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South-Central Pennsylvania
United States of America
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Hi guys....


Some of you guys would like a DWG file of this, BUT, being just 550mb, Can't upload it !!

Cheers Yall, °_ø !!
Pretty sure you meant kB unless the dwg is loaded with materials, 1/2 a gigabit is extremely large for a dwg with only t-splines on it.

Another option is to use a Dropbox link. I tend to do this with the restrictions of email servers and website upload restrictions. I have a folder on Dropbox for all my shared items and create a shared link. You can use that link to post the file availability for download on the site. Once you have a file uploaded on Dropbox, when you hover over it (on the Dropbox website I do not install the Dropbox tool for the computer, just log on and upload when I need to, I have enough crap programs on my computer as it is) there will be three ... at the right. A single click on that will give you options, choose share and a popup window will appear, choose copy link and then copy the link to share.

By default the link will be a webpage link and anyone viewing it can save from there. See an example of this by clicking this

If you want to make a link that will be download only to make it easier for people overall you only have to parse one section of the shared link from a 0 to a 1. See an example of this by clicking this


It sounds overly complicated but it is really simple. See here.

If you go the Dropbox method I recommend as with anything online to use setup 2FA (Two-Factor Authentication) either through email, text or authenticator app to protect your files better.

I hope that helps
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