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    Today, 01:58 PM
    DR replied to a thread Linuxcnc Q and A in General
    sam, Have you done a lathe? I have a gang tooled lathe with a bad monitor on a Fagor control. The machine has been down for a couple years...
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    Today, 01:42 PM
    In my shop we've had jobs similar to this....lots of parts needing a simple second operation. I don't recall any single job with this many parts...
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    03-24-2017, 12:25 PM
    DR replied to a thread Linuxcnc Q and A in General
    "Some nuts and bolts of why linuxcnc is different than most pc based controls out there. -The OS needs to be realtime. The core of linuxcnc is the...
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    03-24-2017, 07:06 AM
    I think I've mentioned this before, but a repeat doesn't hurt. If all you want to do is a couple broached holes (non-production) all you need is...
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    03-24-2017, 06:23 AM
    sam, good point....... In my case, acorn plus the $499 software package, plus software scaling option ($100?). Just short of $1000. A thousand...
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    03-23-2017, 01:32 PM
    Hopefully you're getting time and material on this project. Sometimes you have to lay out the relative costs/advantages to customers. Most of us...
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    03-23-2017, 05:54 AM
    DR replied to a thread CNC Machinist noob in General
    With your experience (or lack of) you will probably be hired as a button pusher. It'll take a lot of experience to achieve "machinist" status. You...
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    03-23-2017, 05:46 AM
    You can buy pre-made feed rolls with sealed ball bearings on the axles. Not dirt cheap, but neither is your time to make rolls.
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    03-20-2017, 01:16 PM
    DR replied to a thread I've been cooned!!! o.t. in General
    In the inner city we tried bird feeders outside our kitchen windows for the view while we ate. As somebody else mentioned. birds are sloppy...
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    03-18-2017, 09:36 PM
    What is it about the part numbers that link to McDonnell Douglas? I see the "ST" that Boeing used. That referred to "special tool" so if it was...
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    03-17-2017, 09:35 AM
    Forget about doing large hemispheres like the OP shows with a ball end mill in a lathe tailstock. That would take an incredibly large, rigid machine...
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    03-14-2017, 12:11 AM
    A random problem with my Dell Win 7 laptop, it randomly got a blue screen and rebooted. This morning about four reboots before I got a home screen. ...
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    03-10-2017, 11:30 AM
    OOPS, I missed that. As of now, pending exact details of the acorn board, I'm still thinking Centroid. Mainly because I'm very familiar with...
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    03-10-2017, 10:39 AM
    Sam, This is good stuff to know, thanks. As I said, a lot of these capabilities weren't obvious in the time I initially spent looking over...
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    03-09-2017, 10:07 PM
    Sam, Thanks for the info. I missed the coordinate rotation (buried in G10) when I previously looked over the Gcode listing. I'll see if I can...
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    03-09-2017, 06:24 PM
    Sam, Is rigid tapping free, what about the spindle encoder? You have input for it as does the acorn. The price is not really the major issue...
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    03-09-2017, 04:18 PM
    skunk'. Centroid certainly doesn't need me to make their case. But, I can explain a few things. Of course they're trying to sell more...
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    03-09-2017, 08:06 AM
    Okay folks, sorry about the drama of my posting being deleted. Anyway, lets move on beyond that. Here's information published 1-6-17 by the...
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    03-09-2017, 07:19 AM
    DR replied to a thread method for making a dome in General
    http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/solid/other.htm#cuboid
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    03-08-2017, 04:26 PM
    I spoke with the sales department. BTW: this is what you said to me: "If you want me to send you some info on the Acorn let me know and give me...
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    03-08-2017, 04:03 PM
    Black Forest, Unfortunately you're wrong about this. I did find out about the product through your private message (and I thank you for that). I...
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    03-08-2017, 03:14 PM
    I'm not sure what's going on here. I posted about another option to Linuxcnc for DIY CNC conversions. The person who told me about this option in a...
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    03-08-2017, 10:58 AM
    DR replied to a thread What are they? in General
    Possibly tools for cleaning/resizing needle valve seats. Obviously, they're all slightly different and marked differently for similar function on...
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    03-05-2017, 02:21 PM
    DR replied to a thread Scrap bin warning in General
    We had thermite in high school chemistry to fool with, outside of course. Do they still use it in schools or is it considered too dangerous?
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    03-05-2017, 12:44 PM
    More good information, thanks. Is your setup running on a dedicated Linux machine or do you also have Windows too? We have a local nonprofit ...
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    03-05-2017, 12:28 PM
    DR replied to a thread I went to Radio Shack and... in General
    Until a couple weeks ago I thought RS was totally out of business. Surprise..there's still a store in the mall near me. I needed a couple...
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    03-05-2017, 12:01 PM
    That easy, huh? Thanks, that's exactly what I was looking for. I have a small DynaMectronics mill I want to run with a 4th axis. Open loop...
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    03-05-2017, 11:33 AM
    Getting involved with open source software is confusing, many varieties of Linux, etc, etc. So I'd like know how some of you accomplished this. ...
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    03-04-2017, 11:32 AM
    DR replied to a thread OT: $6K??? in General
    No thanks, even when I had space to drive something like that I wouldn't have taken it for free. Seems you guys don't get it it...... it's his...
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    03-03-2017, 12:58 PM
    DR replied to a thread OT: $6K??? in General
    It could be a nice project for someone in tractor country. In the short section of the video I watched I didn't notice any poor workmanship. A...
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