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  1. #649
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    Re: 24" x 80" cut area, 8020 build...

    Well the new tiny pc i am building may not 'fix' any issues, but it will most likely help things run better. And free up a good bit of space in a corner when I get the monitor mounted to the wall and the new pc too.
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    Re: 24" x 80" cut area, 8020 build...

    Glad to see that your machine is running better now.

    I disappeared over the weekend due to getting married. I'll have her sanding and finishing my projects for me in no time. (yeah, good luck with that) ....
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    Re: 24" x 80" cut area, 8020 build...

    Quote Originally Posted by CarveOne View Post
    Glad to see that your machine is running better now.

    I disappeared over the weekend due to getting married. I'll have her sanding and finishing my projects for me in no time. (yeah, good luck with that) ....
    Got married? Congratulations.

    Hey, btw, I will be out that way end of sept, beggining of Oct, if you are around that first weekend in oct maybe I can run out and see what new stuff you have been making.
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    Re: 24" x 80" cut area, 8020 build...

    Hey arbo what's up? Wish you lived close to me to help me with my machine. I haven't finished yet because of lack of funds. I should finish sooner or later.

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    Re: 24" x 80" cut area, 8020 build...

    I'll probably be around during that time frame. You're welcome to drop by. The old white and brown double wide you saw a few years ago was replaced early this year with a brand new one. I'll be going to Jim McGrew's Aspire Camp in Columbia, SC May 18 -21. It has been a very busy year so far.
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    Re: 24" x 80" cut area, 8020 build...

    Jerseydog, how close to complete are you?

    CareveOne, yeah, I can't believe it's may already. It's crazy. Will get in touch when I get out there, see if you are around. No doubt I can see some of the stuff you are up to and get inspired.
    Wood neophyte.

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    Re: 24" x 80" cut area, 8020 build...

    Hey arbo I'm working on the cooling system just need 2 more fans to complete enclosure. I posted on my build the enclosure I decided to make. All I need will be to run power to the machine. But so many things have came up that has slowed my progress down.

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    Re: 24" x 80" cut area, 8020 build...

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post

    CareveOne, yeah, I can't believe it's may already. It's crazy. Will get in touch when I get out there, see if you are around. No doubt I can see some of the stuff you are up to and get inspired.
    All of my projects can be found by searching the vectric.com forums. My latest two Paradise boxes are my most elaborate efforts, but will be delivered to my great neice Zoey and to a lady in Florida named Svetlana. Search by those names and you should be able to find them. I made two different Celtic swords and two versions of a dagger also. I have a Celtic themed battle shield project that hasn't been cut yet, and some cigar box guitars.
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    Re: 24" x 80" cut area, 8020 build...

    Should get the MB for the new smaller PC tomorrow which means loading up a hd and making sure all works, kinda excited. Hung a monitor on the wall and got a trackball to replace the mouse, so I can have a smaller footprint for the computer area. Am wondering about those smoothsteppers and if it's worth the 200 bucks if everything else works fine already, and if it's just a plug and play into the g540.
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    Re: 24" x 80" cut area, 8020 build...

    So much info, and so much that contradicts. I guess I can run win 7 32 bit on the new machine, and have mach 3 work fine with the PP. If I want to do the ESS, that would work on it, but would probably want to go to win 7 64 bit.

    I found this 'dry' lube today while tooling around home depot. I know some people talking about lubricating different parts, but all that I have ever found is 'wet' lube, and with all the dust this creates, to me, that's just a recipe for disaster.

    Figured I'd give it a shot. My 'shop' is small so I have glued and painted on the x rails of my machine just due to a lack of space. So I went over them with some fine sandpaper to clean off all the gunk, then used this stuff I found. It goes on, then as it dries leaves a residue. I simply wiped that off, and man, those rails are smooth. Think I am gonna go through the machine today after some more cleaning out there, replace bearings where needed, and hit up all my cold rolled with this stuff. Maybe even my threaded rod, not sure about that yet.
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    Re: 24" x 80" cut area, 8020 build...

    So much info, and so much that contradicts. I guess I can run win 7 32 bit on the new machine, and have mach 3 work fine with the PP. If I want to do the ESS, that would work on it, but would probably want to go to win 7 64 bit.
    It's pretty simple, really.
    Mach3 will run on any OS from XP forward. You can use a motion controller with any OS.
    If you want to use the parallel port, you can only use 32 bit versions of XP, Vista, or 7.

    As far as how well Mach3 runs with the parallel port, it can vary greatly from PC to PC. Newer PC's actually appear to be more problematic, but I don't have any personal experience. I'm still running a Pentium III.
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    Re: 24" x 80" cut area, 8020 build...

    Yeah I am setting up the new one, went with win7 32 bit. Figure that way I can keep with the PP, and add a ESS down the road. Just got it loaded, copying stuff to usb to take over and install now, like mach 3 and my backup license and xml. will see how it works.
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