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    Thanks to all you guys for the help!

    The G28 code helped with getting the tool back to home, Tormach again right on with the technical support. The stone I was asking about can be found at KBC Tools & Machinery, Inc. Machine Knife Stone. The monitor and key board arm I am building is coming along great I will post the final product, got $70.00 in material and hardware, just could not afford Tormach's at this time. Happy to share measurements, used the mill to cut out the square holes for the cables.

    Looked for a Toe Jack to lift the machine for final leveling and found them to be pretty hefty in price, got a low profile 12 Ton Bottle Jack and will post the Toe Jack I am making, I do not think it will cost more than $25.00 bucks to make, don't get what the big deal with these things are, very simple design.

    I will post how it's made, just a little welding and two springs and your in business.
    Again thank you for all the help, great forum!

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    Thanks Don,

    I will check it out, I am also making a Toe Jack, they are a simple design with a big price tag, but a small one will work great for lifting the machine corners and leveling, I will post the photos and how I make it.
    Kind Regards,
    John

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    Thanks Al,
    I am starting to get ahold of this machine, I have used manual mills for years and other simple CNC, once I get ahold of the function of this software I will be golden. Loving this machine so far!
    Semper Fi,
    John

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    A 2x4 on a block as a lever works just fine. When I need to pick up a corner I use a short 3" round of aluminum and a 4 foot piece of 2x4. One hand on the 2x4 and the other to turn the foot.

    Scott
    www.sdmfabricating.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by usarty1 View Post
    Also looking for a stone for removing minor nicks scratches on the table, Tormach had a nice one they used when installing a machine vise in one of their video’s but I have not seen one like it any place, wondering what you guys use? I will also email Tormach.

    John
    I have found that what works well for me rather than the typical whet stone is a DMT diamond stone. I have several DMT stones, but the 8 inch DMT DuoSharp diamond bench stone has been my best addition for sharpening everything from carbide tools, scrapers*, to all of my kitchen knives including the excellent single sided Yoshikin Bunmei knives. [ame="http://www.amazon.com/DMT-WM8EF-WB-8-Inch-DuoSharp-Stone-Extra/dp/B000H6L6FA"]DMT WM8EF-WB 8-Inch DuoSharp Plus Bench Stone-Extra Fine/Fine With Base - Amazon.com[/ame] BTW the base for the DMT Duo Sharp has a built in handle so it can be used to hone nicks and scratches off of large stationary objects like the mill table. Plus the DuoSharp is quite flat over the 8” x 3” surface.

    * a scraper would be another way to remove nicks from the mill table as shown in Edward Connelly's book "Machine Tool Reconditioning: and Applications of Hand Scraping"


    Don

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    void this

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    after reading this thread , i like what i see . i have a question , how well does this cut a 3d contour ? the area i live the automotive industry is huge , and buisness is booming . this machine is a nice size to cut some injection mold components . anyone have any input on this ? great thread by the way .

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    Quote Originally Posted by magnum500sw View Post
    after reading this thread , i like what i see . i have a question , how well does this cut a 3d contour ? the area i live the automotive industry is huge , and buisness is booming . this machine is a nice size to cut some injection mold components . anyone have any input on this ? great thread by the way .


    It will do nice 3d stuff.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJcfeGLQrVQ]Chevrolet Volume Knob 004 - YouTube[/ame]

    Amd when you get really fancy it will do live 4th axis!

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPWaJv-t2zI]Tormach Live 4th axis.AVI - YouTube[/ame]

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    That live 4th axis video left me speechless. You may have just cost me my marriage.

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    Re: I need Info On The Tormach Machines

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    Re: I need Info On The Tormach Machines

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    Re: I need Info On The Tormach Machines

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