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Member postings for Rod Ashton

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Thread: CAM software for CNC Lathes - With C axis and constrained live tool
30/12/2020 06:00:32

Apologies for any hijack.

Would also be interested to explore PlanetCNC for lathe work. Need to replace a Mach3 2axis lathe setup. My router is on PCNC and I am very happy with it. Anyone tried it from a Raspberry Pi 400 ?

Thread: 0.8 straight wire
27/08/2020 13:35:56

Thank you everyone.

Sorted by a very pleasant bunch of people at M-machine-metals. Went for the 1/32" S/S and postage was very reasonable.

Recommend the good service!

27/08/2020 12:08:30

Thanks you all . Just to reiterate, I need straight wire. - Straightening roll cut wire does not work in this instance


27/08/2020 08:26:42

Having a nightmare trying to source straight 0.8 dia wire. Either it is on backorder or the postage is double the component cost. If you could advise a reliable source gentlemen. I would be most grateful.

Thread: Nozzle Bores
05/07/2020 07:58:21

This has morphed into a very useful thread. Thank you.

Thread: What filament material do you use on your 3D printer?
26/06/2020 12:01:11


Thread: Chinese CNC Spindles ?
19/06/2020 07:28:15

Could you post or re-post a photo of the motor spindle mounted on the X3 please.

Thread: Arduino/Mendel 90
08/06/2020 10:20:02

Dave - Have reverted back to Arduino IDE 1.0.4. which Nophead says was his development level.

Still get similar reports :- " ~main. CPP11 undefined reference to `setup` " and " main. CPP14 undefined reference to `loop`"

The sketch I am trying to compile is :- Sketch_april21a

07/06/2020 15:14:31

So with the old IDE it still will not compile. But reports :- " ~main. CPP40 undefined reference to `setup` " and " main. CPP40 undefined reference to `loop`"


07/06/2020 14:07:47

Dave - Contacted Nophead who is the originator of the machine software. He says the same. That the Arduino IDE is too new. Just downloading an old version which may be better.

07/06/2020 13:15:27

Dave - After moving the panel. I tried to compile again and the message has now changed to "Error compiling for board Sanguino W/ ATmega 1284 or ATmega 1284p (16 MHz)

07/06/2020 12:24:50

Gentlemen - Returning to this problem after an enforced sidetrack. - Have reloaded my old backup "sketch" .

This will not compile again. Giving the report " :Invalid line format, should be`key=value` "

Any assistance gratefully recieved.

Thread: Seig X3 has died
05/06/2020 15:31:27

Do you have a cutout safety guard fitted? I had a similar problem and that was the source. Hope it helps.

Thread: Stand for Dremel type power tool
27/05/2020 10:33:41

Thank you Roderick


27/05/2020 06:36:03

What is the nose thread please. I am sure I bought a tap set for it, but the project got lost!!!!

Thread: Siemens does not like me...!
13/05/2020 18:22:09

Barry - thanks. Just got there and took a simple file to Simplify 3d without a hitch.

13/05/2020 16:17:04

Success but ;- My poor old laptop cannot handle the graphics. Fine on a desktop workstation. The nice lady on the tutorials has a voice that could send the most severely inflicted insomniac straight to sleep.

Set aside half a day from start to finish if you have less than an i7 board.

Yet to see if I can export a 3d file to my slicing software??

13/05/2020 14:04:19

IanT - Thank you, had not seen the community edition. Downloading now.

13/05/2020 11:06:25

This link got me there:- **LINK**

13/05/2020 11:03:14

Frances - I too was blocked at first. - Sign in as a business and you go straight to the download.

Keep trying different approaches to get to the download page.

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