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  1. Re: Mach4 vs mach3 with cncrp plug and play

    I use both, Mach3 on a plasma cutter and Mach4 on a milling machine.
    Mach4 doesn't use the parallel port, and seems to process instructions
    faster.
    Both work well for me, Mach4 is easier to edit...
  2. Re: NYC CNC 1100MX - Video (3 days ago I think)

    Does the 1100MX have linear rails now?
    Wasn't mentioned on the website.
    Larry
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    Re: Build CNC camshaft grinder

    Might get some ideas from Sherline, don't know how large your cam shafts are.
    https://www.sherline.com/product/8650-cnc-cam-grinder/
    Larry
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    Re: Cnc machine homemade

    Hi Sam, and welcome to the Forum. Lots of good information on building machines, check out some of the posts.
    Where are you located?
    Larry
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    Re: Mach 4 PCID changed ?!?

    Thanks knacker99, that is helpful to know.
    Larry
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    Re: Mach 4 PCID changed ?!?

    If you are going to purchase Mach4, the best hassle free place to register and track your licenses,
    in my opinion is:
    https://www.machsupport.com/shop/mach4-hobby/
    Larry
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    Re: Mach 4 PCID changed ?!?

    I just checked my account, and you are allowed a license on at least 1 more computer.
    Check with the vendor,
    Larry
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    Re: How Do I Draw WONKY GEARS!!!

    I use this one Joe, works great. Only 39.00 dollars.
    Gearify Software
    Larry
  9. Re: Considering a KERN 50x100 400W CO2 laser table

    Hi Joe,
    I was looking at these products, but for metal only.
    https://www.3dfablight.com/
    Larry
  10. Re: Design of archer silhouette for an archery trophy

    I made one for a gravesite, might get you started.
    Had to .zip archer outline.dxf
    Larry
  11. Re: Bought a used plasma table and have some questions

    What anti-virus are you using?
  12. Re: Bought a used plasma table and have some questions

    Check this post, might be some help.
    https://www.plasmaspider.com/viewtopic.php?f=73&t=23293
    Larry
  13. Re: LMS 3990 / HeavyMetalCNC conversion - backlash problem.

    I used to have the same machine, check the thrust ball bearing on the Y Axis bracket, make
    sure that isn't the cause of the backlash.
    Just a thought.
    Larry
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    Re: Can this be modeled is Solidworks?

    I noticed you made a prototype using some formable material.
    I was a member of TechShop Detroit before they closed.
    They had a scanner, which would be useful, and then import to your Cad program....
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    Re: Can this be modeled is Solidworks?

    <<<<< It's a knife handle, I made the faces in fusion 360 but that program is very weak and illogical when it comes to sculpting>>>>>>

    I would start over, after viewing some videos to learn how to...
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    Re: Replacing GO704 table. Will it work?

    Just a thought, don't know the table size, but one of these
    might help you out....
  17. Re: 316 stainless steel and 88 spindles to cut it with.

    [QUOTE=deadlykitten;2278870]hi :) 88 ? do you have a photo/ link with that machine ?


    Looked for an 88, and found a 130.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnNP1kt8Dhg
  18. Thread: G81 drill

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    G81 drill

    I have very limited knowledge in SheetCam, I can usually drill and tap
    and finish a part.
    I would like to speed things up by having the drill bit rapid travel in
    the Z axis to just above the...
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    Re: Need help - dovetail/gib oiling

    Hi Andrei,
    Forgot to mention, used a radius cutter on the gibs,
    ball mill on the table.
    Larry
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    Re: Need help - dovetail/gib oiling

    If you have the mill apart, drill and tap some extra holes to mount
    knurled knobs to trip limit switches.
    I did the CNC conversion, oil gun works O.K., not much room
    to use tubing and fittings on...
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    Re: Need help - dovetail/gib oiling

    I drilled and tapped some 6mm holes, added 6mm grease fittings, and used an oil gun.
    Drill through the gib, and mill a channel.
  22. Re: Labvolt 5400 5500 5600 update firmware procedure????

    Looks like a floppy connector and cable in the upper left of the
    center photo.
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    Re: Metal laser cutting

    This is the one I'm thinking of buying, hopefully you are talking about 1.5mm stainless, and not 1.5".
    https://www.3dfablight.com/
    Larry
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    Re: tips for 304 st st plate

    The description on the tips indicate "some stainless steels", check that out.
    The flame cutting doesn't help either.
    Larry
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    Re: 8 mm X 10 mm coupler

    Would this work?
    https://www.amazon.com/uxcell-Stainless-Coupling-Coupler-Silver/dp/B06XL1K271/ref=sr_1_20?ie=UTF8&qid=1537983051&sr=8-20&keywords=8mm+coupling
    Larry
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