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  1. Masso doesn't work with simple spindle on/off

    Has anybody tried using a Masso with just a plain old ordinary on/off spindle relay?

    I found out too late that it's a REAL ISSUE on the Masso. No where in their advertizing does it tell you it...
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    Re: Mistress Build

    Hi All. Been away for way to long. As I said in an earlier post, aluminum rails don't last and actually steel angle iron rails aren't that much better. Finally went to the ground "V" rails. the axis'...
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    Guys… I got a HF thermometer and found out my...

    Guys…
    I got a HF thermometer and found out my drives after 2 ½ hrs of running were about 85deg. Good! Then the gremlins showed up and blew the motherboard in the ‘puter in the middle of a cycle....
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    Louie, Gerry, Thanks for the input. This...

    Louie, Gerry,

    Thanks for the input. This points me in the right direction. As I run her today I'll keep and eye on the drive temp for starters. I did notice my "X" motor is barely warm to the...
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    Right now I'm running a 1/2"-10 2 start. This is...

    Right now I'm running a 1/2"-10 2 start. This is 5TPI. Right? So if I lower the TPI it should lower the number of pulses per revolution, but won't it require more "work" (higher current draw) to move...
  6. Another thing you can do to speed things up is...

    Another thing you can do to speed things up is set your Windows theme to "Windows classic" That new translucent style in "7" eats up a lot of horsepower. I got his right from Esprit tech support.
    ...
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    ' been away from the ZONE for quite awhile. I...

    ' been away from the ZONE for quite awhile. I retired in March this year...and that's when it started. I always logged on at work, the 'puter remembered my password for me. Guess who forgot his...
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    Is your Z motor getting to hot? I'm having the...

    Is your Z motor getting to hot? I'm having the same problem with mine. After I let the machine cool down for about a half an hour it 'll be OK...but trying to get 2 hours of continuous production and...
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    . . .been beating on this for awhile. I enlisted...

    . . .been beating on this for awhile. I enlisted help from a friend here at work. Denny spent a lot of lunch hours tracing and track the pulses. A scope showed that the pulses were at about 6 volts....
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    Yes they do lock up. One thing I did notice is...

    Yes they do lock up. One thing I did notice is sometimes when I power up I'll hear the bump as they lock up and sometimes I don't. But they still are locked at idle.
    Oh and yes I did check to make...
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    KL4030 Drivers

    Is anyone running the KL4030 drivers with a C11 breakout board? My machine has been dead for about three weeks now, and I can't seem to find where the problem is. At first I thought it was the...
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    Forgot I can't upload the video:D It's in AVI...

    Forgot I can't upload the video:D It's in AVI format. I'll see if I can get it converted tomorrow.

    Also all the buttons and switches 'n stuff came from All Electronics.com
    If any one is...
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    Been sickr n' a dog the last two months (no more...

    Been sickr n' a dog the last two months (no more flu shots for me) but it is up a running! I few things I am not happy with are the Delrin couplings. They keep working loose ... I ordered steel ones...
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    I did try to glue up a tube . . . a real pain in...

    I did try to glue up a tube . . . a real pain in the neck trying to get all the edges flush I glued up two right angles first but it was still a pain. It went into the wood stove :-)
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    Hi All. I've been away from the project for...

    Hi All. I've been away from the project for awhile, but I am getting closer. I finally got it off the workbench and onto it's own stand. It's amazing how heavy something can get as you keep adding...
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    Our IT guy told me that CT Xpert can't be...

    Our IT guy told me that CT Xpert can't be supported...it's a Windoze 7 vs 8 bit DOS problem. Your only solution is to run XP in virtual mode with E2011 installed. The one thing I did figure out is...
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    I must have bumped something on the keyboard last...

    I must have bumped something on the keyboard last post went out without the pix
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    Been away from the project for awhile...had to...

    Been away from the project for awhile...had to get the new plane ready for the Memorial Day flying session. I hope everyone had a good safe weekend!

    I finally got the drive belts installed. The...
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    I knew I had a couple of pix of the Z in process....

    I knew I had a couple of pix of the Z in process. It's tough when things are going good I forget to grab the camara.
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    Found a few more pix in the camara. Everybody...

    Found a few more pix in the camara.

    Everybody posts the GOOD pictures...I figured why not post a screw up?
    Notice that it doesn't look anything like the AutoBAG drawing.

    I'm hoping when I get...
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    I've been busy. Finally got the Y and the Z...

    I've been busy. Finally got the Y and the Z rolling nice. I only had to do the Z twice. Getting the right shims made in order to use that 1/2" bearing was a real pain in the neck. I did flush the...
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    Harold, thanks for the link about the bearing....

    Harold, thanks for the link about the bearing. You can't see it very well but I have a bearing on the inside of the gantry as well as the outside. I hope it's enough support...I might have to add one...
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    FINALLY!!!!! had to upload them one at a time.

    FINALLY!!!!! had to upload them one at a time.
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    I guess this 'puter is gonna bust my chops...

    I guess this 'puter is gonna bust my chops tonight. Here's a few more!
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    ' been busy...got a little more done. Question...

    ' been busy...got a little more done. Question for the group. Seeing that my gantry is totally enclosed, should I provide ventilation holes? How hot do these motors get? I got the whole packedge from...
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