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    N4NV: The pan is made of 3 sheets of 22ga, the...

    N4NV: The pan is made of 3 sheets of 22ga, the middle sheet ( which the machine sits on) has two bends at each end of 6.25 inches., so I only had to lift the machine a little more than the thickness...
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    Jason 3:Yes an SC 77..And I was able to trace the...

    Jason 3:Yes an SC 77..And I was able to trace the circut. They use a real complicated
    VFD with a transformer that reduces 230 3 phase to 120 3 phase, but use up to 660 Hz (max) ! Thats how they...
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    Got the machine home and in the shop..There were...

    Got the machine home and in the shop..There were some heart stopping moments with the last phase of getting the Bostomatic off the trailer..The 1st part was real smooth,my friend Bob rented the...
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    The Tree 210 was a later machine ( 1984 +, from...

    The Tree 210 was a later machine ( 1984 +, from what I can figure) and had a larger quill/spindle, which is the Erickson 30.

    One of the problems with a machine designed as a two axis mill is in...
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    Tree...Good Iron, poor control , 2 Axis Table 9"...

    Tree...Good Iron, poor control , 2 Axis Table 9" X 50" approx. 1978 to 1983 or 1984. The Z axis will be the challenge to control . A retrofit is the only way to go, but parts for the Tree of this...
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    Yeh, I'm sure she would appreciate a nice ring,...

    Yeh, I'm sure she would appreciate a nice ring, but I'm more into Hot Rod Parts ( shiney stuff) than rings and baubbles...Also, I had to buy her some "gifts" when she found out I was dragging another...
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    Thansk very much Bob W., how are you doing with...

    Thansk very much Bob W., how are you doing with your "projects" ?

    Adobe Machine (old as Dirt)
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    A very good friend called me and asked me if I...

    A very good friend called me and asked me if I wanted a series 3 Bostomatic Mill that appeared in very good condition, but had been sitting in storage for 14 years, he said it looked good.(this has...
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    Well its been awhile, and you gussed it right,...

    Well its been awhile, and you gussed it right, another stay in the Hosbital..O'well, all is kinda good now and even tho confined to a wheel chair I have been able to ,with the help of a neighbor ( I...
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    Every one,thanks for the nice replies...Steve...

    Every one,thanks for the nice replies...Steve Watkins, I will say at times I've not been a "nice patient",and in fact would say that some would judge me a real A-- H---.In six years since the...
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    Yep,long story, short version...had to go in for...

    Yep,long story, short version...had to go in for another back operation,hardware failure..They decided to keep me in post care facility, terrible place..Seems everything is working real good at this...
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    bbowers..Thanks for the kind words,I did enjoy...

    bbowers..Thanks for the kind words,I did enjoy helping with your project..And what a nice project mr bbowers is doing:
    He is rerofitting a Wells Index 3 axis CNC Knee Mill..This Mill was made about...
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    I would certinly go for a keyway, tight fit and...

    I would certinly go for a keyway, tight fit and some spotting where the 2 set screws go ( at least .090 to .125 deep) .750 shafting will more than suffice for 24" length, and you can order that with ...
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    I got a lot of assembly done this morning, to...

    I got a lot of assembly done this morning, to include the Y axis track (free end ) the y axis track wheel and made it adjustable. I was careful to "load" the trackwheel only about .002 or so on the...
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    Matt: I'm using Desk CNC.I just have had real...

    Matt: I'm using Desk CNC.I just have had real good results with Desk CNC for the Lathe and Mill I retrofitted.Using Vector 11 CAD / CAM has helped a bunch to...If I had to hand code some of these...
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    The base Plasma table is constructed of 2X2 heavy...

    The base Plasma table is constructed of 2X2 heavy wall tubing (that is what hitches are made of). Shown welded with my MIG welder,and painted)

    1st rule on this build is that it must be stout,use...
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    catch up and a new project

    (nuts)NEW BUILD AND SOME PICS.
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    Go to the top of the Desk CNC Display ( machine...

    Go to the top of the Desk CNC Display ( machine mode), click "controller"...then go to " set coordinate", set your Z height as the differance between the material and what the Z is now after it...
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    Matt,keep up the good work, you will enjoy your...

    Matt,keep up the good work, you will enjoy your CNC lathe more that you could imagine...Just asking, you mention the "Y" axis, ..actually a lathe has an X axis (cross) and a Z axis (long)..the easy...
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    Yes, I should have said "knee type mills". As a...

    Yes, I should have said "knee type mills".
    As a note, ACC machinery in Phoenix Az has a "Machine Museum" that has 3 axis CNC machines dating to the late '50s, early '60s,
    huge tape machines that...
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    Sorry for the delay, thanks for reminding me...

    Sorry for the delay, thanks for reminding me about another birthday..Any way I owned a Gortan Tracer Mill with 2 Tree 2urv heads mounted on a machined gang mount, ie I could make 2 parts while...
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    No, self purging system. Just make sure the tank...

    No, self purging system. Just make sure the tank leval is correct. Use the correct hydraulic fluid.You may want to drain the old fluid and fill with new..It is a 70's machine, bet that fluid is...
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    The second part of this , is what is your lathe...

    The second part of this , is what is your lathe set up ? Are you supporting the far end of the ball screw in the lathe tube with a fixture ( IE a doughnut, with the ID of the ball screw and OD of the...
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    In most instances, I use my CAD/CAM program to...

    In most instances, I use my CAD/CAM program to insert the Macros, ie M03 and MO2, and other M commands. so I never have to insert them in Desk CNC.If I do a short program at the machine, I use note...
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    "Tool plunge speed" = Z axis..reset maximum...

    "Tool plunge speed" = Z axis..reset maximum velocity ( Steps Per
    second) in the machine set up, axis section.Increase slowley untill you have a comfortable plunge..do not forget to "save" and turn...
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