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    08-17-2017, 05:05 PM
    Mike, Does Acorn require a fast computer? I ask that because I'm running a Centroid M400 control from a relatively slow computer using W7. I...
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    08-16-2017, 08:42 AM
    The three point contact in boring bar holders has been around for years. The holders use a horizontal teardrop shape. The set screw wedges the...
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    08-13-2017, 12:48 PM
    Yeah, my thought too. KT's can get into places these new one can't. I just used my KT's to clamp an iron railing in place for final welding. These...
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    08-13-2017, 11:39 AM
    DR replied to a thread OT: What a deal ... NOT!!! in General
    Of course you posted "Because I wanted to.". My question is why did you want to? It's not a particularly machining related item. Every day on my...
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    08-12-2017, 11:57 AM
    DR replied to a thread OT: What a deal ... NOT!!! in General
    Okay, somebody over values his lawn tractor........ My question is why did you think this is was necessary to post the ad?
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    08-09-2017, 01:42 PM
    Thanks for the reply....I suspected he might have used something like you describe. I'm not familiar with servo systems that accept step and...
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    08-09-2017, 12:59 PM
    I didn't follow the guy's complete explanation of his implementation of the Acorn, what I did hear him say was "servos". My impression was Acorn...
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    08-09-2017, 12:02 PM
    Near the end of the Vietnam war I was hired by a company building motorized equipment for the war effort. This was my first job after graduating...
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    08-08-2017, 11:58 PM
    Amazon is worth a look. But be careful, sometimes their prices are no bargain. I first became aware of Amazon as a source for cutting tools when Ii...
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    08-05-2017, 10:56 AM
    This is the realization it took me awhile to come to in business. Buy a functioning machine and make good parts tomorrow, build one yourself and you...
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    08-04-2017, 11:51 AM
    Can you give us a link to a seller in the USA for more info, a look at the manuals, etc and pricing?
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    08-03-2017, 10:27 AM
    LinuxCNC is free....... Okay, how about telling us exactly what purchased hardware is involved in implementing it. Assume the drives and motors...
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    08-03-2017, 07:44 AM
    If the Acorn proves out it'll be a major game changer in the DIY CNC area. As I see it, no more searching for all the parts to put together a...
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    08-03-2017, 07:27 AM
    The only thought I've given to age of Jacobs chucks is that the cosmetic details you mention are obvious on later models. Whether the actual...
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    08-03-2017, 07:16 AM
    All I can say to you is Bobcad pricing is very flexible depending on your situation. Hobbyists don't pay list price, more like 20% of list.. I've...
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    07-26-2017, 02:38 PM
    Maybe.....burt the desktop is set to let Windows decide. If it's mostly for the battery on the laptop that's okay. I use it 90% or more with it...
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    07-26-2017, 01:56 PM
    Here's the deal...I downloaded a CAD program demo to my Win 7 pro desktop. Worked fine. I purchased the CAD program, loaded it onto my Win 10...
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    07-25-2017, 12:24 PM
    I'm the OP for this thread. What I've done so far is to download the latest version of Maps. Tried it yesterday on a twenty mile each way...
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    07-25-2017, 11:04 AM
    DR replied to a thread Small machines & CNC in General
    What brand of controls do you most like to use?
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    07-24-2017, 11:48 PM
    DR replied to a thread Small machines & CNC in General
    i I am beginning to wonder about Acorn. The original release date was projected to be around the first week in April IIRC. I'm not in a hurry, I...
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    07-24-2017, 02:09 PM
    DR replied to a thread Small machines & CNC in General
    My guess is you haven't had much, if any, experience programming and running CNC machines. The learning, the formulas and the methods are far more...
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    07-23-2017, 11:11 AM
    Funny thing ....my wife swears AT most anything digital. She was doing the route mapping with the phone on a trip, warning me to start gravitating...
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    07-22-2017, 10:15 PM
    Google maps on my Android phone has been my favorite app. Dependable and trustworthy to get me around in cities big and small. Until recently, that...
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    07-18-2017, 09:44 AM
    DR replied to a thread post-war Packards in General
    As to the Packard...was it like this one? ...
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    07-14-2017, 08:22 AM
    DR replied to a thread Threading triangle straps in General
    I recall using calipers rather a micrometer. The calipers have a long contact helping to align the triangles parallel. Micrometer faces are too...
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    07-12-2017, 11:14 AM
    DR replied to a thread 3 Phase motor overspeed ? in General
    The ultimate inverter rated 3 phase Baldor motor I have has a separate motor to run the fan plus an encoder. I haven't used it or looked at it for...
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    07-12-2017, 11:05 AM
    As to Fusion, I don't need another learning curve. I always figured a lesser CAD system that you know intimately is better than the best CAD system...
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    07-12-2017, 10:34 AM
    DR replied to a thread Threading triangle straps in General
    How about rubber tubing? It's been so long ago since I used mine I don't recall if they have straps (or even where my triangles are).
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    07-11-2017, 01:32 PM
    Okay, I have the original free Alibre. I paid maintenance a couple times to 3Dsystems. I quit maintenance when my useage of Alibre was so limited...
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    07-11-2017, 11:26 AM
    DR replied to a thread 3 Phase motor overspeed ? in General
    Underspeeding of motors too?? Years ago on another forum a member told about setting up flux vector VFD's to use motors for a low speed positioning...
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