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  1. Re: About 20 Months Later - Would I Buy Another One? - PCNC1100

    That's were I learned I was better with metal than wood.
  2. Re: About 20 Months Later - Would I Buy Another One? - PCNC1100

    When I bought the Tormach 1100 it was intended primarily to prep and size blanks for the high RPM machines, and do a few secondary operations. In theory (and in practice) it should do some types of...
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    Re: Talk Me Out of a Tormach 770

    Excellent review of TC tapping. I have kind of embraced it with premade styles in my CAM software for tapping with the TC tappers. I have one Tormach TC tapper, and have made a few of my own on the...
  4. Re: About 20 Months Later - Would I Buy Another One? - PCNC1100

    For some the 770's 10K spindle might make a better machine. It makes up in small cutter performance for what it lacks in larger cutter performance. I can't speak to its accuracy and rigidity as I...
  5. Re: About 20 Months Later - Would I Buy Another One? - PCNC1100

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  6. About 20 Months Later - Would I Buy Another One? - PCNC1100

    At the risk of pissing off the fanboys and the zealots I am putting it out there.

    For those who just want the answer to the question. Yeah, probably. I would certainly consider it.

    Is the...
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    Re: 5/32 4mm ferrule fittings

    More than once I've spent a couple hundred dollars of my time to make a part so I could have it today rather than wait until Monday to pick one up at the store. Its both a blessing and a curse to be...
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    Re: 5/32 4mm ferrule fittings

    When I rerouted my oil line I used a push lock fitting. Available from all of the major industrial suppliers like MSC & McMaster as well as mass sellers like , Amazon, Ebay etc. Just a couple...
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    Re: My Chinese CNC Router Purchase 1325B

    They do list on their Ebay pages that you can contact them for TYD shipping prices. I think if I bought one I'd go that way. I'd really live to have a 5x10 sheet goods router, but I don't "need"...
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    Re: Stuff made with CamBam

    Machining a tiny little aluminum fuel line T.
    Everything done in CamBam except the cutting.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qZTQEpUmYY
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    Re: Stuff made with CamBam

    Its a pretty simple project, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.

    Replacing the plastic insert with one that won't break on a band saw table.

    No this isn't for my new saw. Its for...
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    Re: Stuff made with CamBam

    Catching Fish With CamBam

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2U3nQD17Yw&t
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    Re: Stuff made with CamBam

    Ah, I see my LBS Shad Cutting Video Link got messed up. Here it is again.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QM2EXYiT1z4
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    Re: Stuff made with CamBam

    Designed in ViaCad all CAM done in CamBam:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hbrbHvlAuo
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    Re: Swapping Work Offsets On One Job

    Yep, so far looks good. Only issue is I forgot to set a style and tool for one operation in CAM. It wanted to drill the next set of holes with a tap. LOL. Fortunately I was standing there.


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    Swapping Work Offsets On One Job

    Anybody do something like setup two parts in two vices on the mill and zero G54 to one and G55 to the other? Any issues with this with PathPilot. I can't imagine there should be, but...

    I have...
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    Poll: Re: How fast is your homemade CNC?

    Does it have over a thousand pounds of dead mass riding on the Y axis? LOL
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    Poll: Re: How fast is your homemade CNC?

    P.S. My Hurco KMB1 while not home made was home retrofit by me. At one time I tested that 1000lb saddle and table at upto 450 IPM. LOL. I have it set at 150 now as its more than fast enough for...
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    Poll: Re: How fast is your homemade CNC?

    Its a good idea to always have some safety margin in both voltage and current. Many drivers can handle their rated power for a short time, but continuously may damage them.
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    Re: Linuxcnc to Mach3

    I am am sure you have to setup the spindle in the Smoothstepper plugin configuration.

    However, you said you were just changing over from LinuxCNC to Mach 3. Last time I checked Smooth Stepper...
  21. Re: tormach limitation, or am I doing something wrong?

    Did you put a collar on it so you could use it for height offset as well?
  22. Re: tormach limitation, or am I doing something wrong?

    You know in my previous comments I forgot to mention two things that may or may not be relevant.

    My comments don't take into account any inaccuracy in the clockwork mechanism. I would assume...
  23. Re: tormach limitation, or am I doing something wrong?

    That's 4 tenths off center. Whichever way you measure its off 4 tenths. Not 8 tenths. Unless I grossly misunderstood what you just wrote.

    Just like in a 4 jaw chuck in a lathe. Its exactly...
  24. Re: tormach limitation, or am I doing something wrong?

    Sure seems to indicate 4 tenths is the spec for the unit.


    https://www.haimer-usa.com/products/measuring-instruments/sensors/3d-sensor/universal-3d-sensor/universal-3d-sensor.html
  25. Re: tormach limitation, or am I doing something wrong?

    Wait a minute. That's less than 4 tenths. Isn't that far better than the machine itself? Isn't anything less than 5 tenths considered pretty good for general machining?

    If the Haimer isn't...
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