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    Re: ES-DH2306 Tuning Issue

    Hurray! Glad that worked for you! There are so many versions of ProTuner out there it gets really confusing.
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    Re: ES-DH2306 Tuning Issue

    This is the version of ProTuner I've been using:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0f9qd4rM52xRUNKdEN3X0drZ1k/view?usp=drivesdk
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    Re: ES-DH2306 Tuning Issue

    Yes, I continue to be able to connect to the HBS86H drives by selecting one of the higher COM ports in the ProTuner combobox. The exact port that works is variable, so I just try them all in order...
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    Re: ENCO RF45 Clone CNC Conversion - LinuxCNC

    There are a couple of ways to get the struts into the column. I have a hole in the stand the mill sits on to access to the Y-axis screw and nut, so I am able to slide the strut in the opening at the...
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    Re: ENCO RF45 Clone CNC Conversion - LinuxCNC

    John, I see we both suffer from the same malady, paralysis by analysis :)

    The base of my column has a round opening and enough of a ledge for the gas struts to rest on. They are not retained in...
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    Re: ENCO RF45 Clone CNC Conversion - LinuxCNC

    Just for kicks, last night I mounted a 6" seco facemill to an R8 adapter and took took some cuts to see how the mill would handle it. This is with the new 1.5 HP inverter duty motor running off a 1HP...
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    Re: ENCO RF45 Clone CNC Conversion - LinuxCNC

    Ok, time for a very long overdue update on the RF45 mill conversion.

    Since my last progress update I have acquired and completely restored a 1977 Bridgeport knee mill. Even though it is a manual...
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    Re: ENCO RF45 Clone CNC Conversion - LinuxCNC

    109jb, sorry it took me so long to see your post, hopefully your well along on your conversion at this point!

    I have been very happy with the closed loop steppers. X and Y have no problem running...
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    Re: ENCO RF45 Clone CNC Conversion - LinuxCNC

    I know how that goes! :D
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    Re: ENCO RF45 Clone CNC Conversion - LinuxCNC

    Hello Ed,

    I apologize for not responding sooner. I normally get a notification for a new reply, but I don't think I did for yours, maybe I missed it.

    I would be glad to write something up on...
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    Re: ENCO RF45 Clone CNC Conversion - LinuxCNC

    Henri, thanks for posting the warning on the cheap bearing blocks. Its good to know what to look out for.
    While we're on the subject, the blocks I got from Chai were not great, but at least the...
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    Re: ENCO RF45 Clone CNC Conversion - LinuxCNC

    Hello Deon,
    Thank you for jogging my memory! I was going to make you a drawing of the modified BK15 block, but I guess I got distracted and never got back to replying. Sorry!

    To maintain enough...
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    Re: ENCO RF45 Clone CNC Conversion - LinuxCNC

    Thank you Mark! I had almost forgotten about Onshape. I have not played with it for a few years but I remember it was quite good and unique in that it always imported Solidworks models properly...
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    Re: ENCO RF45 Clone CNC Conversion - LinuxCNC

    I love NativeCAM! But most of the parts I make are much quicker to program in HSMWorks so I don't end up using it very often. Fern and Nick have donet a marvelous job with it though and I think it is...
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    Re: ENCO RF45 Clone CNC Conversion - LinuxCNC

    Tim,
    I think you are missing the real time kernel. I forgot I had not finished the procedure I wrote. Sorry about that, it was missing the most important bits! I just finished it though so...
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    Re: ENCO RF45 Clone CNC Conversion - LinuxCNC

    Thanks Tim!
    I am sorry to hear you are having trouble installing Linux.
    What specifically are you trying to install (LinuxCNC ISO, Ubuntu . . ) and what types of problems are you having?
    I might...
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    Steven,
    I'm glad to see your machine cleaned up so well. In the first picture you posed it looked kinda rusty, but I guess it was mostly grime.

    What type of axis motors do you plan to use, and...
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    Re: ENCO RF45 Clone CNC Conversion - LinuxCNC

    I just finished putting the source code for my LinuxCNC UI on github if anybody wants to take a look at it:

    https://github.com/KurtJacobson/hazzy

    Kurt
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    Re: ENCO RF45 Clone CNC Conversion - LinuxCNC

    Thanks Tim.

    I guess the pictures were not showing up. I tried to fix them but Google seems to have removed all my photos except one from Picasa so now I have to use google photos which is hit or...
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    Re: ENCO RF45 Clone CNC Conversion - LinuxCNC

    Jason, if I had welded that arm up I would have been too embarrassed to post pictures of it, but your welds were so perfect I just had to show them off!
    I guess you think it is about time I stopped...
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    Stuart, thanks for that link. I think I'll coppy that. Like you I don't have room for a full enclosure but for my purposes I think the table enclosure would be just fine. I rarely run more than 3 or...
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    Re: ENCO RF45 Clone CNC Conversion - LinuxCNC

    Thanks Neil!

    Are you documenting your build anywhere? I'm sure we would all like to see what you are up to.
    $50 / lb for aluminum is very steep. Were are you located? If its not free or very...
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    Re: ENCO RF45 Clone CNC Conversion - LinuxCNC

    Sorry Bill, I forgot to include the link:
    https://sites.google.com/site/rf45cnc/linuxcnc/installing-linuxcnc

    Kurt
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    Re: ENCO RF45 Clone CNC Conversion - LinuxCNC

    Just to reassure everyone, I have not fallen of the face of the earth, I have just been busy.

    Tim, I added some info on putting LinuxCNC on Ubuntu. I will try to add the rest of the info later...
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    Re: ENCO RF45 Clone CNC Conversion - LinuxCNC

    OK, quick update on the past weeks CNC activities.

    We got the Mazak VTC-41 moved to its new home. It was quite an adventure and took two full days of heavy work.

    The machine is a moving column...
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