View Full Version : Usefull Utility [ Applies to dovetails ]

John Stevenson
02-02-2002, 08:06 PM
Hi guys,
Found this very handy utility whils searching the web for info on
It's called Machinist Mate, URL at bottom of post.
As well as accurately drawing sprockets it does the ususal right
angle triangle stuff, Speeds and feeds, compound angles, bolt
circles, sine bar, chords of circles, bending allowances, tapers,
speeds and feeds, material calculator, tap drills and a nifty utility
to work out dovetails based on across roller measurements.
I emailed the guy to see if he would be putting other stuff in such
as gears and user definable tables so you can enter your own
Aparently that's in the pipeline.
The demo is a full 30 day shareware use one with a $15 registration
fee and free updates from then on.
Usual no connection b******t but After using this for just over a day
I sent my money off. If I can be parted from 15 bucks it MUST be good
I know there is freeware out there but this is all in one package and
it looks like the guy will update to suit users for a free lifetime


John S.

02-02-2002, 08:13 PM
I am gonna try it, it better be good - took nearly 4 seconds to download (fast site!)!

Thanks for the heads up.


02-03-2002, 11:08 AM
I went and downloaded it, took less than 2 minutes, Thrud must have a quicker connections than I do.

Now what do I do with it.

Windows keeps asking me what program I want to open it with.

Does it simply need to be unzipped?

I've downloaded programs before to desktop, click on them and they start up and unzip themselves and install.


John Stevenson
02-03-2002, 12:38 PM
Yes just unzip it to a temporaty directory, run install and follow the screen.

John S.

02-03-2002, 02:52 PM
Tried it - not bad, don't know if I will buy it yet...

We have cable and fractional T1 in the house. Athalon 1533Mhz Firewall/Server and the house is networked with 100TX Ethernet switch. I have 15 Macintosh, 20 Apple 2's, a Color NeXT Workstation, and a Athalon XP1800+ with 100Gb. hard drive array. When it comes to computing, we don't screw around! My buddy has 6 PC's slowest is a 350Mhz.

Dave ;-)

02-03-2002, 03:54 PM
Thanks, I'll give it a try in morning. Have to work tonight, need to get a little sleep soon.

Our local dial up server isn't the speediest, fastest I hook up is at 44k, oftentimes I hook up on download sites at around 3-4k.

I had to use my Opera 6.0 to get this program, this site 'wadeproco' said my Netscape 3.0 was too old. Opera advertises as the worlds fastest browser, it's not bad, almost as fast as netscape 3.0. IE is a control freak, I just don't care for it, and outlook express crashes my puter if I get into a hurry.

02-03-2002, 10:09 PM
Don't use Outlook at home - too many backdoors for hackers. I use Netscape 4.6 - the newer one is just as retarded as Explorer.

Don't feel bad about connection speed - I can only download as fast as a site is capable. On high performance sites we average 500-600K characters per second - on Microslops site that sometimes drops to 20 characters per second depending on loads!