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  1. Sticky: Re: WidgitMaster's Largest Steel Router Table Project 9ft x 5ft x 8" Water Cooled Spi

    Just read some (most all) of your posts on this thread as it's been a long time since I read those on the mini and midi builds you built many years ago...….. I have to say you are one hell of a...
  2. Re: Hello everyone, bespoke spectacle maker in London pulling my hair out.

    If I want to get specs I'd go to Specsavers…….why be different.
  3. Re: My Z axis is loosing depth control and inconsistent

    After 8 years I would think a major overhaul is on the cards.
    Ian.
  4. Re: Diving Head First... Huanyang 220v VFD + Water Cooled Spindle Upgrade on my G540/

    On EBAY as well under wire strippers....the ones with the yellow handles that strip and crimp too.....A$14.00....I got the BANGGOOD one in 3 days as it was probably a local stockist......having test...
  5. Re: Diving Head First... Huanyang 220v VFD + Water Cooled Spindle Upgrade on my G540/

    I couldn't resist the price.
  6. Re: Retrofitting and old benchtop mill - Town Labs 512

    Well at least the mill works......the engraving looks quite good.

    I see you have the dial caliper off zero needle problem...….me too, I like the dial calipers because they don't run out of battery...
  7. Re: Diving Head First... Huanyang 220v VFD + Water Cooled Spindle Upgrade on my G540/

    Wow....where did the KISS practice go with all those wires...…... I expect they'll be bundled up neatly when the time comes.

    On the subject of wire...….I just bought one of those auto wire...
  8. Re: Diving Head First... Huanyang 220v VFD + Water Cooled Spindle Upgrade on my G540/

    I paid A$80 for a 2.2Kw 3 HP VFD on Amazon....delivered, similar one on EBAY for around A$100 post free.....what is the difference?
    Ian.
  9. Re: I would not buy a wheel barrow from Omni - 6 months late, lies & a crap machine

    So sad.....the expectation of fair play and quality apparently does not exist with those people......I'm surprised you didn't refuse to pay the balance until the machine was as ordered and to exact...
  10. Poll: Re: Machinist or Machine Operator? You decide..

    By definition....if you use a machine to produce work you have control over you are a machinist, but if you work on a machine to instruction you are an operator.

    It would probably be more accurate...
  11. Poll: Re: Machinist or Machine Operator? You decide..

    Semi skilled?...…….a lot would depend on hi/her training program, but not an operator per se, that's for sure...…….back in the good old days we did a 5 year apprenticeship to get to a starting point...
  12. Poll: Re: Machinist or Machine Operator? You decide..

    You become an operator when you push a button or crank a handle and the machine takes over the positioning and moving of the tools to shape the workpiece.

    It doesn't matter if you are the one who...
  13. Re: Parameter and setting to decrease spindle spin up time?

    I suppose that is a sensible way to allow for the general public to not go for broke with off the chart parameter settings...…..3 seconds to speed up and/or down is quite healthy I would think.....10...
  14. Re: Help for the future, can I return to a better place.

    Mac, what you say is perfectly right in one context...……..supposing you are highly placed in an organisation and perform as required to the best of your ability..... that is, as far as it needs to...
  15. Re: Help for the future, can I return to a better place.

    I don't think Mac has grasped the fact that once you are a matured worker and set in your ways with old school technology, and especially if you are in a rarified work environment, you will find that...
  16. Re: Help for the future, can I return to a better place.

    Sigh...so true...….fings ain't what they used to be...….I would not hesitate to say that anything that is related to electricity from sustainable renewable sources has to be the job pool of the...
  17. Re: Help for the future, can I return to a better place.

    You been in UK lately Mac?.....there's a storm brewing and that ain't good for the job market especially if you're on the look for one with high prospects......sometimes you just gotta take what's...
  18. Re: Help for the future, can I return to a better place.

    Mac, I wouldn't be too sure on that age score...…..at 50 you are either too old to start again, especially if you're yesterday's news, or too young to retire and do anything you want to do if you can...
  19. Re: Help for the future, can I return to a better place.

    LOL....oh boy, do I relate to this scenario.....I got retrenched at 60 after 40 years in the engineering business, and to last out the last few years before official retirement I had to apply for...
  20. Re: Parameter and setting to decrease spindle spin up time?

    When all else fails, read the instruction manual.....or...……...Calling Mactec54...…..another customer for your expertise.
    Ian.
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    Re: 2030 3 Axis Engraving Machine

    LOL.....just for a moment I thought the add was for a 2030 mini engraving machine for $200 that they sell on Banggood and Amazon...….well it's totally misleading as the title of the thread does say...
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    Re: Budget CNC Mill under $2000?

    Wow.....on that link I see the Z axis is converted to linear rails.....that has to be A + on any retrofit.....even at full at $3K I think it's bottom dollar with all the work done.

    One thing you...
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    Re: Chinese 2.2kw spindle burned out?

    Hmmmm..…...I think the operative word is ALL settings need to be right not a few at random places.....you could be cross setting some parameters and confusing the VFD.

    Perhaps you could post the...
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    Re: Chinese 2.2kw spindle burned out?

    It's all in the instruction manual.....but you'll have to read it thoroughly...…..just needs a bit of interpreting like Mac has said.

    I'm just waiting for that "oh yeah, silly me" moment when the...
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    Re: Chinese 2.2kw spindle burned out?

    Well that would tell me that there might be a parameter setting to run with the panel control knob or an external remote pot......if that is the case then it is looking for an external pot but is set...
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