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Thread: elmers vr 75 engine double size
25/08/2021 16:08:56

cant add text to my photos anyway started this engine just before all the nonsense got to make a base i have some oak all turns over just got to time it to get it to run it stands a just over 12" tall my eyes will not let me make small parts anymore so i doubled all the dim. all my engines are named after our dogs this one is Amber gsp) who we lost to old age in November now have a 10 month old (gsp Lola) pup i need to start a new project to name after her

25/08/2021 15:52:09


Thread: Source of scale checker plate?
30/07/2021 16:43:53

i machined my own on my cnc mill have a look in my albums for examples when i asked the question on what looked right


Thread: Filing machine uses?
06/06/2021 12:53:51

we had one in the toolroom was always called die filer used for putting the clearance angles on the back of press tool dies


Thread: Complete novice in Hampshire
23/05/2021 17:51:19

Hi Jerry where in Hampshire are you iam in Barton on sea happy to help give me call or pm me if you need help


Thread: How to sell unwanted materials
15/05/2021 16:47:54

hi Phillip

on holiday not far from taunton would be interested will send you pm

Thread: Hi from Hampshire U.K
25/03/2021 15:44:33

hi Jim

where in hants are you iam in Barton on sea


Thread: Calling Cornwall
19/03/2021 08:00:35

Jason sent you a PM


Thread: Hello from Hertfordshire
25/02/2021 08:43:50

Richard sent you a PM


Thread: Hello from the New Forest
22/02/2021 16:57:56

hi Roberto

where in the forest are you iam in Barton on sea have two cnc lathes and two cnc mills three manual mills two vertical and one horizontal and a colchester bantam lathe if i can help feel free to call me


Thread: CNC Metal Engraving
12/02/2021 16:27:14

hi Bruce

used to work for negretti aviation many years ago and used a alexander engraver for dials now i use my cnc mill for engraving today made a disc for my dog he lost another one post some pics of want you need i might be able to help


Thread: Covoid jabs
03/02/2021 15:32:08

had mine yesterday only side affect an aching arm today

stay safe Geoff

01/02/2021 17:36:44

getting mine tomorrow 10 past 2 great news my wife is a care worker had her jab 4 weeks ago covid went through the home like a dose of salts cares all falling ill including my wife we all isolated for the ten days thank god myself and my son did not get it sadly the home lost 5 residents brings it home

stay safe Geoff

Thread: New Hampshire member
28/01/2021 08:38:21

hi Clay their is a club in Bournemouth they have a track at the Littledown centre opposite the hospital doubt the track is open at the moment


27/01/2021 08:50:25

morning Clay just down the road from you Barton on Sea if you need and help give me a shout happy to help


Thread: Fusion 360, Mach4 and first test of cnc router
21/01/2021 09:46:03

morning Steve you need a g54 command for the machine to know where you part is on the table dont no what would happen if you omit it it might use the machine zero the whole idea of g54 g55 g56 g57 g58 g59 offsets is you can have six different parts on the table say you have two vices on the machine machine first side g54 flip over in other vice g55 to machine other side

fusion should give a g54 code i also use cambam to produce my code i have to manually enter g54 and g43 i could alter some of the setting i think bot not that clever if it works dont fix it glad you have now cut your part


20/01/2021 16:23:51

Hi Martin yes you are right been into the workshop my bench top mill has an option to inhibit z very small and hard to see to the right of the reset button

cant find it on my tormach screen totally different screen but do find more user friendly


20/01/2021 12:49:28

Jason beat me to it cnc is a great tool but can be very dangerous stay safe turn feed rates down on first run you have time to stop


20/01/2021 12:43:46

Steve i would put g54 on its on line then g0x0y0# z5# g1f300z1# if you want the machine to go to zero before cutting in my opinion a move not needed if you have a g0 command before its going to rapid all three axis. if z0 is top of work it could hit the work if setting are not right if you are a beginner this can be frighting it all happens so fast before you hit the panic button me personally i rapid to 5mm above the work as most my work is one offs it saves a lot of scrap parts

i am sure mach3 has function to stop z moves it used to be called dry run or set zero well above the work


20/01/2021 10:42:22

hi Steve had a closer look at your code this morning are you using mach3 post processor there some errors as i said before h0 needs a g43 command you are using tool1 so the command needs to be g43 h1 if you are using multiple tools the machine needs to know the length difference of each tool and entered into the offset page

there is no g54 command mach3 needs this to know where your part is on the table in xy and z

m26 at the end of the prog mach does not have that code looked it up tool unclamp ?

when i use fusion i get g28 codes at being and end of prog and tool changes this takes the machine back to the machine home position it does need more code to work if you look at Jasons code you can this

if you look at Jasons code for his g2 and g3 its incremental g91.1

g71 metric in your code g21 metric in Jasons

so there are a lot of differences between the to two programs makes me think your using the wrong the wrong p.p

spent many years programming cnc by hand


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