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    Today, 08:45 PM
    Some controllers don't allow you to manually zero the tool height during code execution. One thing I did when that was an unavoidable problem was...
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    Today, 08:11 PM
    RB211 replied to a thread Taig CNC Mill Adventure in General
    Turns out nothing was wrong, the weird stuff it was doing was simply spring finish passes at a much faster feed rate with no z travel, then it slowed...
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    Today, 03:33 PM
    Try writing some basic g-code by hand. Just use G00 for rapids and G01 X(x) Y(y) Z(z) FXXX for linear feed moves to start. M3 SXXXXXX start spindle...
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    Today, 03:16 PM
    RB211 replied to a thread Taig CNC Mill Adventure in General
    Glad I am cutting air, Fusion's post processor for Centroid is doing some weird things. Very frustrating day, especially with USPS saying they...
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    Today, 01:25 PM
    Fingers crossed and a short prayer to St Joseph patron saint of craftsmen. My first cuts were not rewarding. Just pure stubbornness kept me going. ...
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    Today, 12:30 PM
    RB211 replied to a thread Taig CNC Mill Adventure in General
    Ok, today I am going to try cutting some air with a CAM profile from fusion360. If all goes well, it'll be my first part, the mounting bracket for...
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    Today, 12:26 PM
    RB211 replied to a thread Fusion360 vs Solidworks in General
    It is interesting that the EAA student edition also comes with the cam license. I haven't even looked at it beyond installing it.
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    Today, 10:56 AM
    RB211 replied to a thread A sign of the times: in General
    Hit up machining businesses, but most of them have contracts with 3rd parties to take away the scraps and some keep their scraps around for uses down...
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    Yesterday, 08:25 PM
    RB211 replied to a thread Fusion360 vs Solidworks in General
    I'll even go as far as to say that for myself, CAD is useless without parametric modeling. I use CAD as an open sandbox to test ideas. To me at...
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    Yesterday, 08:03 PM
    RB211 replied to a thread Fusion360 vs Solidworks in General
    Parametric modeling is precisely why I like Fusion and Solidworks.
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    Yesterday, 04:28 PM
    RB211 started a thread Fusion360 vs Solidworks in General
    I started with Solidworks, learned it well, survived from it for a few years. Then came along Fusion360 and the price was right, so started using...
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    Yesterday, 11:14 AM
    Bob La Londe replied to a thread OT ^%$#@! box stores in General
    You know its about packaging and availability. I go to a bolt store for nuts and bolts. I often pay $6-8 for a box of 100 of a part that would be...
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    Yesterday, 11:01 AM
    You know the Taig is incredible in its own right. My brother in law was an engineer for Delphi, and then moved to an aerospace manufacturing firm...
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    Yesterday, 02:53 AM
    Entertainment is entertainment. If any of us actually wanted to kill this thread, we'd simply bring up politics and religion. Bitching can be good...
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    Yesterday, 02:48 AM
    RB211 replied to a thread Taig CNC Mill Adventure in General
    Incredible what they have now, exciting times to be alive!
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    12-11-2018, 08:28 PM
    My next machine will likely be a Haas Super Mini Mill or Super Mini Mill 2. Well unless I run a cross a deal on something and can afford to go get...
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    12-11-2018, 06:14 PM
    RB211 replied to a thread Taig CNC Mill Adventure in General
    If I have a need, I'll upgrade to a Haas mini mill. I came to the same conclusions about the Chinese stuff. Yes, I could do that and set soft limits....
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    12-11-2018, 05:13 PM
    That's true. Its not particularly cheap.
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    12-11-2018, 02:55 PM
    Can you move the machine to near its mechanical limits, and tell the machine that is home? In your homing and limits settings can you set limits,...
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    12-11-2018, 01:58 PM
    RB211 replied to a thread Taig CNC Mill Adventure in General
    The ballscrew are 2.5mm pitch. What I am not understanding is the importance of fast rapids on this mill? Even an extremely conservative 50 ipm, it...
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    12-11-2018, 01:54 PM
    Acetal is sometimes used as a lead nut with decent results. Its self lubricating and fairly strong as plastics go. DumpterCNC makes anti backlash...
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    12-11-2018, 11:36 AM
    Now some of your other comments make more sense. I ran jobs on mine that took all day and cut reliably. When I say I ran 80 I was cutting at 80. ...
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    12-11-2018, 10:47 AM
    Ok, you egged me out finally. I told George if you stopped I'd stop, but you have been harassing me publicly and in personal messages. I never one...
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    12-11-2018, 02:53 AM
    RB211 replied to a thread Taig CNC Mill Adventure in General
    I am now entering all new territory, haven't even bothered to look at acceleration. I have no safeties installed yet. Wednesday my NC home switches...
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    12-11-2018, 12:46 AM
    RB211 replied to a thread Taig CNC Mill Adventure in General
    Easily 200 in/min with the ballscrew. Too damn fast, I set it back to 50. https://vimeo.com/305643752
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    12-10-2018, 10:53 PM
    Weeeellll you can do light metal cutting on a light machine, but I would look for something as little more stoutly built. Mine is not a stock...
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    12-10-2018, 06:54 PM
    RB211 replied to a thread Taig CNC Mill Adventure in General
    Ehh, maybe
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    12-10-2018, 04:36 PM
    RB211 replied to a thread Taig CNC Mill Adventure in General
    Not to worry, been waiting to use this fan for something... Those standoffs also have a giant hole in the side of them to allow some airflow, and...
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    12-10-2018, 04:26 PM
    RB211 replied to a thread OT: VPN's in General
    If it wasn't for China or wanting access to certain web pages in certain countries, I wouldn't even bother. Although it is a feel good thing to have...
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  • Bob La Londe's Avatar
    12-10-2018, 02:47 PM
    I get very little spatter when welding aluminum. I get a nice sizzling sounding like slowly frying bacon. I run aluminum wire at about 3/4 inch...
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