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    02-19-2019, 9:49 PM
    bobby milam replied to a thread CNC table ? in CNC Machines
    Ok thx. I kind of thought that would be sufficient but I just wanted to make sure that I did it right the first time.
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    02-19-2019, 6:22 PM
    bobby milam started a thread CNC table ? in CNC Machines
    I have everything working properly on the CNC and now I have to get a spoilboard on it. Right now the table it came with is aluminum T-slots that...
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    02-19-2019, 4:50 PM
    Thanks a lot. I really appreciate all the feedback and recommendations.
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    02-19-2019, 2:04 PM
    Thanks for the link and tips. I was thinking of doing it in 3/4 MDF. I was concerned about hanging it on the wall. I planned on using a French...
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    02-18-2019, 10:51 PM
    Thanks for the replies. That is what I figured, a few hours. 30 just seemed like way too long for something that isn't a 3D cut. My wife is...
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    02-18-2019, 6:08 PM
    I have a program from Paul Rowntree for a standing wave texture for a panel. I am interested in making one in 4X8 MDF to hang on the wall. I was...
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    02-03-2019, 1:40 PM
    Great thanks for the link
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    02-03-2019, 1:25 AM
    Yeah, I have 2 pumps and they seem to operate a little differently. They both pump oil, I have them leaking all over to prove it. I'm looking for a...
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    02-01-2019, 9:56 PM
    bobby milam replied to a thread CNC Workbench Top in CNC Machines
    I'd just pay the $100 and be done but if you want to look for it cheaper, try the shopbot or camaster forum or even your local high school. It...
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    01-31-2019, 4:15 PM
    Here is a picture of an actual part on my machine. So the screws on the right side aren't adjusted to control the oil flow and are just shut...
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    01-31-2019, 1:07 PM
    I asked about oil when I got the machine and the general consensus that I received was to use sewing machine oil.
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    01-30-2019, 11:41 PM
    Yes, me too. thanks for everything
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    01-30-2019, 8:24 PM
    Ok, now that after 3 months I have got everything switched over to Acorn and everything seems to be working correctly, I am looking at a little fine...
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    01-30-2019, 7:28 PM
    I just figured it out. There are 3 jumper pins on the VFD. I had the jumper on the wrong 2 pins. Changed it and now Acorn controls on/off and...
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    01-30-2019, 7:05 PM
    I went to the automation website and checked all the listed settings for parameters against my settings and they were all the same. What I have...
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    01-30-2019, 4:54 PM
    It came set at 4 pole. I can not find any kind of manual for my spindle. I read somewhere that most CNC spindles are 2 pole so I configured it that...
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    01-30-2019, 5:15 AM
    I will check it in the morning. I know that I did set it up as 1 but I may have changed it back when I needed to control from the VFD at one point....
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    01-29-2019, 10:22 PM
    I gave up on the VFD because it lacked good manual, etc. and decided to just replace it. I put in a Huanyang VFD and spindle sped right up to...
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    01-25-2019, 9:22 PM
    Thx Gary. Not concerned with the minimum just trying to get it up atleast close to running full range. It has really been slow going. I still...
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    01-25-2019, 8:38 PM
    It took a long time but tech support finally got back with me and gave me a code that got me in. I set up the basic parameters, 3kw, 24,000 rpm,...
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    01-24-2019, 1:27 AM
    bobby milam replied to a thread Shapeoko 3 XXL in CNC Machines
    Since you are just looking for a cheaper machine to test, have you considered any of the Chinese machines? You can get them pretty cheap with a...
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