Ok, I have tried another disk in my system and gave me the read error...just wasn't paying attention to it when it did that to me yesterday when I read all the box It said the error was most likely from a bad/dirty drive or disk. I know the disk is good, so has to be the drive where the problem is
I will have to go find a low cost system this weekend for my emc2 mini lathe
It's so close to being up and running it hurts
With setting my lathe up in emc2 I can run the lathe with all axis moving as directed,but how do I set up a tool in it so tha the tool will follow the toolpath correctly?
Willburrrr2003: not sure I understand what you're asking
with different tooling being different lenghts, shapes, and sizes how do I set them up to use them with emc2?
in the tool table you specify tool offsets and tool tip diameter
I am pretty new to cnc, what are offsets
it's how you tell emc where the tip of the tool is, since as you say, tools are different lengths and mount in various ways
Offsets are what allow you to change tools and bring it to the work predictably
on a mill, you just have length -- on a lathe you have offsets in both X and Z directions
ok, that makes sense. When I tell emc what my offset to the tip of the tool is ...this would be in reference from what point on my machine to the tip?
that's pretty much up to you
usually people have a "reference tool" which is the tool that has no offsets required
so then the tool offsets for your other tools are the differences from that ref tool
say T1 is a 1" long end mill and T2 is a 2" long end mill
if T1 is the reference tool, T2's "tool length offset" is 1
Ok so if I am understanding this correctly, I asign a tool touch off spot and set up a "reference tool" so that it has no offsets and touches this point. then the difference between the reference tool and another tool would be it's offset value?
Ok cool, I think I am wrapping my brain around this concept :)
it's simple once you "get it" I think
Well now that I have an understanding of what it is, I should be able to get it down
And then I will be making rc heli parts in no time hehe
been wating on some clear r/c weather here
cool, you fly as well?
Haven't in years but put together a 40 size trainer lately
haven't done heli though
Nice , I got a 450 size electric for my birthday last year and been hooked since
My plane is in pieces got damages in a move...box full of hard drives fell over on it
DOH they are so darn fragile aren't they
shame is never been in the air
Once I start making $$ with this mini-lathe and the soon to come milling head for it, will be able to get it fixed
Heli clubs in the area love the idea of custom parts and I have a friends dad that makes knives and has Ideas only can be made on a cnc mill...he's willing to pay for the work...and that will pay for the lathe and then some
Gives me a practicle reason to build a cool machine <grin>
Awsome, I too have a few knife smith/black smith friends
nice I have potential jobs lined up already for a machine that's not finished yet, good motivation to get it done
I've built all the pulse jet parts but the tubing parts for #17 on here, need to case harden the swages
[02:23:30] <SkinnYPuP> http://pulse-jets.com/
click the pulse jet link to go to their prints page
nice design, I built a 6" chinese pulse jet that I got off that site...got it to pop but been boxed since the move as need my cnc equip to make the fuel supply to it
If it works will be the smallest one that I know of , as I was told under 12" wouln't work
Machined the compustion chamber manually on my minilate was a lot of fun
Can't wait to be able to cnc stuff, pretty excited about it
anyone by chance have plans for an automatic tool turrnet for a mini-lathe?
turrent* I meant to type, kb acting up again
open office spreadsheet can't import worth a darn
SWPLinux: Remember... Be at the gate 30 minutes BEFORE you were planning to be =)
or at least 15
at least I have a ticket that has no change fee, so if I end up needing to leave from SFO again, I can do it for free(ish)
be at the gate n+1 minutes before you need to
fenn_ is now known as fenn
fenn: He's down that too many times already
JymmmEMC, hehe new spam subject line "Are you damn ignoring me?"
that has to be one of the top 10 oddest responses to joining a room i have seen, and i've been in some pretty "interesting" rooms
just a slow response to me
that would make more sense lol
there will be many conversations interlapping in irc
try where JymmmEMC is in ##php or #mysql, you have to concentrate
Looking at CnCing an existing 3 axis mill with a rotary table, not a baby one, 200 odd kg worth of steel in the thing, I'm thinking the mesa electronics 5I20 as a controller and possibly a 7I30-4 to run some servo motors
lol i was doing so much PHP recently that i have to force myself not to end my sentances with a ;
I run 3 axis and rotary for the 4th
I'm wondering where to get motors with encoders that are somewhere near the right size for the mill
and i'm thinking that the 100W drive probably won't be enough to push it around
I cant afford that size motor :(
Actually, 6hr response to me, then 1 hr reply back to him. not bad actually.
positively timely by comparison ;->
what do you use for your software toolchain?
and ironically (other than Valen's evening all), in exact order
quiet room huh
Valen, mine is standars EMC2 with steppers and hand crafted gcode
at night in US,
thaught it was coming up on morning over there by now?
(04:30:22 AM) Valen: thaught it was coming up on morning over there by now?
I do gear making so cam progs dont really suit me
night owl huh ;->
No, just up early
archivist: nifty, I was thinking of using servo motors, they should be smoother I would imagine
servo motors are better
JymmmEMC: i go to bed about that time (relativley speaking)
archivist: that's what I thought ;-> still just trying to get a handle on sizes etc
mass and acceleration, also depends on gearing (ball screw pitch)
its not a "money is no object" but splashing a bit of cash on it is ok
I'm thinking with a servo drive a quite fine ballscrew pitch would be a good idea, as they seem to typically have fairly high speeds
I think the wiki has some sizing calcs somewhere
just looking for a gut feel at the moment, don't really have numbers to enter into a calculator
what sort of size machine are you running archivist?
thats a pretty small machine
and you JymmmEMC what are you running?
Mine hasn't bee runnig for a coouple of years (don't ask).... 24" x 24" x 5" router
we were thinking about making something like that at one stage, decided to CnC up what we have first
what sort of wattage motors were you using on it?
spindle or drive?
we aren't going to bother with the spindle other than start/stop at this stage
[11:42:31] <archivist> http://www.archivist.info/cnc/works2008/P1010199.JPG
archivist: mmmm shiny
er what! some /most is re used scrap
hence shiny ;->
home made is always cooler lol
I dont do pretty :)
archivist: Is z NEMA23 or 34?
[11:45:54] <archivist> http://www.arceurotrade.co.uk/Catalogue/Stepper-Motors/Stepper-Motors
the source for mine
direct drive by the looks of things?
archivist: and Z is a dbl stack isn't it?
Z is 220Ncn motor and a fine itch leadscrew
ex the lathe that is now the column and head
but it's a double stack?
how do you find it for speed?
speed is poor, not good at all
Valen: Um, speed isn't everything btw =)
it does take far too long to make a gear
just setting up to make a 56 tooth calender wheel for a clock
speed isn't everything but it does give you a feel for things ;->
I'm thinking i should be looking at ~300-400W motors
e brokded thar intarwebs
nope just fired up xchat on the machine
so like i was saying, 400W or so seems like it would be a good ballpark for this https://www.machineryhouse.com.au/Products?stockCode=M143
we'll be replacing the leadscrews with ballscrews
cutting 56 t now :)
I must get webcam working again
does it sound all nice and whirry?
gear cutting sheet metal is noisy
:-< big clock huh?
47mm dia blank but only 2mm thick
steel or brass?
[12:09:30] <BigJohnT_> http://www.linuxcnc.org/component/option,com_kunena/Itemid,0/func,view/catid,20/id,40/lang,en/
least it should cut quickly anyway
archivist_emc: do you back that up with anything when you cut material that thin?
backing is a smaller scrap wheel
you need to get the web cam working again :)
BigJohnT_: You just bragging that you have SW =)
and a clamping one in front
I got a page load error
thought if you used a fine cutter with a decent speed on brass you wouldn't really need much of one?
cutters are 12-14 teeth
ant running a few k rpm
a shaped gear tooth cutter?
lathe spindle was never designed for the speed :)
yes form cutters
I'd be half tempted with gears that size to mount the rotary table flat, use a small milling bit and just cut the profile?
poor tooth profile at base then
and would be far slower
I didn't think you would mesh that far down
"looks" are important with clocks
urgh, the guy over the road from us must have won lotto or something, he has 2 new cars, heaps of house work done, and today he has by the look of things bought himself a horrid purple convertable
not a cool purple even, and not a cool convertable
I was thinking you could also then cut any internal shapes you wanted as well archivist without having to re-mount
spokes say or fancy flowery shapes
I hear convertible-buying is a sign of a mid-life crisis
I do do spokes that way
cradek: What, topless are you going to buy?
got any pictures of completed clocks?
cradek: Preferably brunette
Valen but for abuse of a 12 thou slitting saw see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adT8Dr5JZ4c
JymmmEMC: I went the motorcycle route (I've actually had one for a long time)
around here you just need a sawsall to make a convertable
BigJohnT_: Do you happen yo own a banjo?
Valen, dial and night silent and moon work in this clock http://www.archivist.info/clock/
cradek: I haven't ridden since helmet law went into effect
BigJohnT_: ok, so not THAT bad of a hick huh?
they are trying to do away with the helmet law here in MO
cradek, is that what my outside broadcast tuck is :)
what is a broadcast truck?
[12:22:14] <Valen> http://www.vapourforge.com/hotness/hotness_scaled.JPG
is my midlife crisis
BigJohnT_: I'd wear one if funky weather, but I enjoy riding in the summer time w/o one
I had my 26th birthday on monday :-<
ok, TV lorry is lingo I understand
but sorry, no, that's not a crisis vehicle
I usually wear mine
I think I have gone without twice - once was on purpose
I've done that too
small overpowered red car does qualify (I have one of those too)
small? the damn thing is 1700kg lol
or a large overpowered blue motorcycle...
my missus is the one with the bike here lol
cradek: do I need to change the manual on css?
dang I missed him
archivist what do you use the helical gears for?
that was for a customer
a bread mixer iirc
its why I need 5 axis
setting that up with 4 is a pain
what would you use the 5th axis for?
tilt to tooth angle
just finished first pass of gear
It looks like your not really limited by the speed of the mill drives in the videos, mainly by the thinness of the materials your cutting
and feeds to get the finish
I'm off to work talk to you guys later
I usually do
tell yourself to do some work today
anybody have some insight on brazing aluminium to steel?
I wouldnt bother trying
trying to get a tool steel tooth onto an aluminium ring
~400mm diamiter ring and we want to put a tool steel chunk on it to hit things with
we thaught about bolting it but its hard to do in a strong way
ally is soft crap
its strong for the weight
thats why we are using it, weight limited application
we have 8kg to spend on the ring
if you are hitting things you need weight
its a 40mm high ring, its 60mm thick aluminium or 20mm thick steel
ever heard of robot wars?
yes it was invented over here
designing our next bot
so yeah there is a weight limit
I would go for steel or whatever so you can get a good joint
thing is if the ring bends out of round at all then the whole thing is completley screwed
I'd take 60mm worth of Al to stay round over 20mm of steel
design a fault like that out
the ring is a motor
Has anyone had what resembles a stuck key on the keyboard and ran jambed the tool into the work while jogging? And to cure it the onlt way is to reboot.
It turns out there is something else afoot, because when this has happened on occasion I unplugged the key board from the pc and it kept on repeating.
jensor, yes I have
welol did you find a solution?
I was under the impression it was a fault in my KVM switch at the time
its an odd failure mode
were other keys on the keyboard working?
but also could be a failure in the input
I swapped and the oter pc didnot see the repeats
In my case it exhibits this behavior in gedit as well - seems it can be any key can't force it to do it seems random
when it happens though do other key presses make it through?
I direct connected now and not seen the problem for a few weeks
sounds like it could be a latchup in the keyboard bit inside the PC then
PS2 style keyboard?
yah i've seen that happen sometimes
nothing to do with EMC though
So it sounds like it must be a pc failure
if its happening in 2 different applications that rules out most things, It could be the keyboard causing the latchup though
however others have noted it too
in connection with playing with KVM's and the like
Keyboard Video Mouse switch
magic box you plug a screen + keyboard etc into that connects to multiple computers
so you can drive them all from the one set of peripherals
else you have a bench mess
hmmm, i think i need more than a KVM to solve that problem for me ;->
well "normal" people do
I do use a unique setup to interface the keyboard
I have a circuit that marries two keyboards to gether
thru a nand gate
thats where i'd be pointing my finger
something there is having a hickup and causing the PC to get stuck
there is a switch so that the pc onoloy sees one keyboard for booting
try a USB keyboard if its possible, it should bypass the dodgyness in the switch thing
thats a good idea
If you are using the mangled keyboard to run the jog control then just wire that up direct and use the usb one for the other stuff
How do you mean wire the jog direct - do you mean thru halui
jensor: I'd consider switching to using halui + jogwheel for your pendant
i meant just connect the keyboard controller via the PS2 to the PC rather than through the switch
I constructed a fixed control panel with the jog controls on it
what are the controls exactly?
the jog switches are wired in parallel with the 2nd keyboard circuit
I have program controls there also
run, pause, start, abort
those can all be hooked to halui and you can get rid of this keyboard hackery
estop, machine on
Unfortunately, when I started the design I didn't know enough about halui to use it
I'm ok with it now
I pulled the circuit board out of the 2nd keyboard and cut off the printed wiring to the keys and added my external wiring instead
cradek: yeah, but now he can type an email with jogging keys
after mapping out the keyboard
would it be that bad to re-wire it?
alex_joni: if you don't mind the occccccccccccccccccccccccccccccasional stuck key :-)
Man you guys are surely persuading me!
jensor: I think it's impressive you got that to work, but glad there's a better way too
Yea, I built a printed circuit board to hold all the parts
machined the board with emc
I get loads of "stuff" in my keyboard
what does that mean?
you need one of those roll up all sealed plastic keyboards
cant stand those
The trouble with a keyboard as you all know is it is too difficult to hit the right keys
end up messing something up
you cant type on them much but still, better than nothing
Valen: voice commands :D
I did that at one stage,
I said jog-X incremental 'dammit!!!
dunno how well it'd work in the shop
"returning to home through the job confirm?
no hell no dear god no
was ok for chatting on IRC without getting out of bed though
machines get war wounds dont they !
hmmm i might have to try that again with a bluetooth headset
Valen there are keyboard covers to keep "stuff" out
probably worse than the flexible keyboard
I meant to address archivist
[13:45:43] <Valen> http://www.virtual-laser-keyboard.com/
thats what you need
There is a setup to turn key repeat off
I could then do continous thru halui then
BJT-Work: that rotation topic picture looks like more than a simple rotation, its like 'tilting' and axis ( read yaw AND pitch )
i've thought about doing that off line, but not live in emc
kinda what I thought
BJT-Work: we spoke of your torch height mods a few days ago, i cant find it in the irc logs, can you clue me into the page you posted or the link into the logs ( lincoln2thelogs :)
[14:40:31] <BJT-Work> http://www.linuxcnc.org/component/option,com_kunena/Itemid,0/func,view/catid,10/id,17/lang,en/
Using halui how would one implement jog faster or slower with a momentary spdt(center off) toggle switch on a control panel akin to axis which uses < or > keys?
I looked at that - It seems that only has set numbers to seledcdt from rather than continuously varible jog speed
the clue you need might be here http://www.linuxcnc.org/component/option,com_kunena/Itemid,0/func,view/catid,10/id,17/lang,en/
hmm, firefox wont save pages, i found something 'ubuntu firefox modification 0.5' was loaded. i disabled and now can save the thc page... not used to weirdness like that on linux
I assume I need to use the halui pin halui.jog.speed (float,in), but i need to create an appropriate signal to drive this. I need to get from a switch contacts (faster or slower) to create the appropriate signal. Can't seem to put things together from the docs.
I need to display a self defined alarm on the basis of hal pins..
in a pyVCP panel?
no, something like message box
no, something like message box
I'm not sure how to do that...
what kind of alarm? something in g code?
i wonder if he's coming back
a pyvcp panel can be 'like' a message box . it could display a string and even substitue data into the string ( eg: rpm is %d, gear shift delayed till less than %d, presentRpm, shiftRpm)
i'm thinking the "answer" is to hack hal_manualtoolchange.py
becuz its a triggered popup?
h = hal.component("trigger")
h.newpin("triggered", hal.HAL_BIT, hal.HAL_OUT)
sometimes I think this should part of halui
there definitely ought to be a way to access the hal API through NML
It would be real handy to be able to pop up a messagebox from halui
there is a problem with popups if you don't have a real estop. Axis has a great solution for it.(scrolling errors in the window)
that is much better than popups
could/should be an extra window not over the drawing
Sorry I was Disconnected so couldn't get the views about displaying self defined alarms(message box) against the hal pins Status.
Just this once .. here's the log: http://www.linuxcnc.org/irc/irc.freenode.net:6667/emc/2009-04-03.txt
see that cnc_engineer
next problem I am facing is spindle stops whenever i issue the toolchange command..
How to avoid it
how do you plan on changing tools without stopping the spindle?
lathe, I assume
Yes in lathe..
* Valen has mills on the brain
isn't easy either yaknow, they are heavy
[16:00:56] <cradek> http://www.linuxcnc.org/docs/devel/html/config_ini_config.html#sub:%5BEMCIO%5D-Section
In lathe no need to stop spindle during turret rotation
yeah i know, i was just thinking mills
sowhat sort of servo motors and drivers are people using to push what around?
heh, that's an open question
I'm planning on CnCing my mill
my lathe has the original late-70s motors and velocity mode amps
when I retrofit my mill I will also keep the original motors and amps
one of these https://www.machineryhouse.com.au/Products?stockCode=M143
they are also velocity mode
atm it is all rather "manual"
i'm thinking a 5I20 PCI Anything I/O card to do the scut work and i'm looking at what servo drivers and motors to hook up to it
going to replace the leadscrews with ballscrews of a pretty fine pitch and crank the RPM out of the servos
I don't know anything about buying new servos - so far for big machines I've started with old cncs.
well thats my first thaughts anyway
ballscrews are fairly coarse
you can get finer ones though?
I don't know - seems like as the balls get small, the engagament would go down, and they'd get fragile
what would you suggest?
thats what i'm doing ;->
like I said, I don't know much about buying new screws or motors
this is called the "talking to people who have done it before" phase
wrong person then - I'll let someone else talk
lol i'm sure theres plenty of other stuff i don't know
what sort of toolchain do you use software wise?
not much. for the mill I sometimes use REALIZE (autolisp). for lathe work I usually program it by hand because the shapes are so simple.
there are a few widget writer and users some examples on the wiki
we are mainly looking to do complexish shapes so things to go from CAD to G-Code would be usefull
[16:11:09] <archivist> http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/emcinfo.pl?Cam
latest is HeeksCNC
ooh that looks shiny
I had been looking for an open source cad program for a while, but they all seemed either crap or last updated in 1984
the writer/s hangs out in #cam
yeah i am just reading the web pages
looks 2.5D mainly
well it is a bit new
true enough lol
nag him for real 4/5 axis cam :)
i'm sure that would go down like a lead ballon
oh and i musn't forget to ask him for a firm release date for it ?
Next question Is my spindle stops when i change mode from mdi to manual why?
that was a misfeature of emc2.2 and previous versions
there is an ini entry that fixes the spindle turning off, but not the coolant turning off
these are all fixed in emc2.3
emc live cd is availablw with 2.2.X, how can we install 2.3 on it.
check the wiki
what is wiki?
see topic ttp://wiki.linuxcnc.org
what is the way to uninstall emc on ubuntu so that we can install new version of emc
[16:38:55] <jepler> http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/emcinfo.pl?UpdatingTo2.3
^^ found by entering "2.3" in the search box
it gives a step by step
<jepler> what is the easiest way to display a message box against some hal pin status (like want to display low lube level)?
cnc_engineer: look at hal_manualtoolchange.py (not sure exactly where it's located on an installed system)
probably close by axis.py
this is cool: http://www.luminize.nl/Portals/0/machine%20besturing%20multispindel%20boormachine.mpeg
this ubuntu fails on mpegs and wmf
archivist: did you install mplayer?
no I have totem
Anybody: where can I find/contact EMC users in my area? SF Bay area in my case. Thanks.
users mailing list
BJT you mean ask there?
notranc: you can also look at www.frappr.com/emc2/
how do they drive all those spindles?
but it's not really full of data
OK, I'll try that. Did not want to bother the whole world - thanks
huh that would work. i was thinking something like a big gear and a bunch of little gears around it
Alex, that's cool! I'll poke around to see if there is anybody in my area. Thanks as always!
notranc: i think dewey garret is near there
he's in livermore
JymmmEMC is also around CA somewhere :)
i think he lives in the refugee state of lost angeles
is frappr totally broken or what?
fenn: it's awfull
some parts don't load, etc
not one user in the entire state of texas? how can it be!
I have problem with frappr too. I thought it was just kubuntu firefox
map says Image Unavailable
servo drive update: No smoke yet.
(although I didn't know it was so easy to take out a 7812 by hooking the power up backwards for a second.) Guess that is what fuses are for. (or a diode)
it only outputs 4v and gets really really hot afterwards
* fenn seconds the diode
it was funny - the enabled led started flashing at about 1 second intervals. I thought - that shouldn't do that.. (the 7812 must have been thermally reseting.
[19:26:48] <jepler> http://hackaday.com/2009/04/03/cnc-music-factory-still-alive/
get us the gcode and an axis display can be returned
I presume the router boards resonate nicely (no sound here)
I think our daisy.ngc is a fair bit older than this guy's program
archivist: yes, it sounds .. not terrible
clearly in tune
it sounds quite nice
the end is a bit out of tune
but his decimals are fun:
Feedrate: (newlength/oldlength) * oldfeed
= 1.4671598699591015644580950363551 * 0.65333 = 0.9585395578403798251074072301019
I didn't listen all the way through
I would like to move the jog slider in the axis display to set the jog speed via a remote control panel. How would this be accomplished? All I find in the docs is how to move an axis via a joypad or mpg pendant or with a remote encoder.
I don't think you can move the jog slider
but you can move the feed override one
halui exports pins for manipulating feed override
the jog slider is something that's internal to all GUIs
I don't need remote feed over ride
well, you can leave the jog speed slider at max, and use feed override to control the jog speed
Can something be put together via hal comps to do this
Yes I could do what you suggest but I would prefer what i had in mind
you need to hack AXIS for that
make it export a pin for setting the jog speed slider
and bear in mind there are 2 jog speed sliders (for linear and angular axes)
Don't want to get into that too far over my head
but that's a terrible task
let's back up - what is your ultimate goal here
I suspect this is because of the second keyboard for jogging hack
if it were connected to halui, then you could simply set the halui jogging speed
yes halui has a jog speed setting
that's why I'm asking - I don't understand the actual problem
Ultimate goal is to set jog speed remotely and use the controls on the keyboard to jog
if you are jogging with the keyboard why do you not want to set the jog speed with the keyboard?
Yes it is because of what you mentioned alex_joni
I am still confused. If you are using keyboard emulation of some kind to jog, use the same keyboard emulation to change the jog speed
cradek it is because I have a second set of switches basically in parallel with the keyboard
still, if you are using keyboard emulation of some kind to jog, use the same keyboard emulation to change the jog speed
was it 1,2,3..9 ? or is that feed_override?
but I can't chage speed via the keyboard switch if I disable key repeat functjion
thats feed override
the < and > keys do this
chage jog speed
what does it have to do with key repeat?
but only if you have key repeat enabled
well you'll have to push it several times without key repeat
I suspect you need to press it a couple times
more than a couple
jensor: you can define the jog steps
yes I saw that
hmm.. for incremental at least ..
also for continuous
[20:24:01] <alex_joni> http://imagebin.org/44201
BJT-Work: it's free for download from M$
in DOS 5.0?
it works on XP here
although some operations take a lot of time .. like browsing for files
* BJT-Work goes for a ride on the motorbike
good night all
SWPadnos, you there?
UncleG, a few in there have no clue what the real needs are
[23:07:41] <hypa7ia> http://hacklab.to/archives/another-musical-variation/
hypa7ia: what kind of video is that? (doesn't play here)
it's flash on vimeo
you can download the original from vimeo if you want to
i put it on youtube as well, which should play well with gnash
yeah, I have no problems with youtube
* hypa7ia finds it
this is an ubuntu dapper system.... probably don't have the latest codecs, etc
shouldn't need codecs as it's using flash
flash is buggy
i actually uploaded it on an ubuntu box
I get a still image, and "1:28" above the progress bar.... hit the play button, and the image goes black, the timer goes to 0:00 and stays there
the progress bar advances (in well under 1:28)
are you using adobe flash or gnash?
eventually plays here on ubuntu
but I have no sound card
probably adobe, I don't pay much attention to plugins once they work
[23:23:39] <hypa7ia> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aVD9aBin0Q
is the youtube
archivist: which ubuntu? dapper, hardy, etc?
aka 6.06, 8.04....
bizarre, now youtube isn't working
I mean, totally not working, even the youtube.com homepage isn't loading
youtube is being weird for me too
time to go back to two cans and string i guess
* hypa7ia gives up on this internet crap
finally working here
you need multi-axes harmony
4 noisy steppers helps
I see you found us
This is hard work for me, I'm used to big hammers
* archivist spots a toy for a retrofit on ebay 110371217543
having trouble with the web irc client John_s ?
oops swapped windows and lost it, I still need to learn a lot
What was the ebay link, I lost the page and don't know how to look at paost posts if it;s possible
[23:43:25] <jmkasunich> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110371217543&ru=http%3A%2F%2Fshop.ebay.com%3A80%2F%3F_from%3DR40%26_trksid%3Dp3907.m38.l1313%26_nkw%3D110371217543%26_sacat%3DSee-All-Categories%26_fvi%3D1&_rdc=1
jmkasunich, by the way John_s is local to me but we have not (knowingly) met yet
a new emc user
s = stevenson, right?
jmkasunich, Correct. The ebay link still has 6 days to go.
I remember the name from rec.crafts.metalworking
I hope you don't hold that against me <g>
heh, not at all
At the moment I'm not short of machines, only getting them converted and running. I am off to Stoke in the morning to collect a Connect CNC lathe and mill
I do want a cnc lathe one day
I fancy converting this http://www.archivist.info/cnc/works2008/P1010226.JPG
After tomorrow I will have 3 but it's the lathes that are causing me the most problems, Regardles of what people say Mach can't thread correctly.
I spotted this BP machining center on craigslist the other day , might interest someone, looks clean
[23:52:08] <SkinnYPuP> http://atlanta.craigslist.org/tls/1093873052.html
see jmkasunich's threading video
Have you a link to it ? What is that lathe you posted the link to on your website? Is it some kind of swiss lathe?
yes sliding head
this is jmk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACvRilmIKDQ&feature=channel_page
John_s, you can also solid tap with emc
Right, yes I saw that one and another two, the threading looks very consistant, not like this <g> http://www.stevenson-engineers.co.uk/files/scratch%20cut.jpg