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    Today, 06:42 PM
    Keep antifreeze away from any pet cats. They love the taste of it and it kills them with kidney failure.
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    Today, 06:40 PM
    RB211 replied to a thread Taig CNC Mill Adventure in General
    Glue failed. I need to make sure the Gibbs are tight. Another pressing issue, the motor is shocking me. Feel AC current going into me, even after...
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    Today, 05:18 PM
    Could very much be chip recutting, but it could also be chatter. Have you adjusted all the gibbs on the machine yet? Loose gibbs can result in...
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    Today, 04:52 PM
    RB211 replied to a thread Taig CNC Mill Adventure in General
    This morning redid the CAM, and finished the part, more or less. The exterior was cut. Next time I am going to have it leave .005 around the...
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    Yesterday, 11:05 PM
    RB211 replied to a thread Taig CNC Mill Adventure in General
    First endmill cuts on the Taig, and using the tool touch off plate and custom m6 macro. https://vimeo.com/306611034
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    Yesterday, 08:38 PM
    RB211 replied to a thread Taig CNC Mill Adventure in General
    Those ballscrews with 285oz steppers do not stop for much...
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    Yesterday, 08:15 PM
    RB211 replied to a thread Taig CNC Mill Adventure in General
    I always wondered how people managed to break their indicators, then it all became apparent... They were using a cnc... Btw, tramming the mill...
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    Yesterday, 07:36 PM
    I'm actually thinking about putting spindles similar to that on my Speedmasters. I think having premeasured tools and quick tool changes would save...
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    Yesterday, 06:11 PM
    RB211 replied to a thread Taig CNC Mill Adventure in General
    You know, what I like about it is the iso 20 spindle, and VFD controlled speed, but I don't like it THAT much! And I found a solution to the Z...
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    Yesterday, 05:12 PM
    Haas mini mill then
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    Yesterday, 01:39 PM
    Yep. Taig has had a 5C spindle taper version available for a while. I've actually thought about just buying the head for use as a 4th axis. If I...
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    Yesterday, 01:12 PM
    I have a Taig, and I owned a MaxNC5 in the past (gave it to a friend). I found the MaxNC to be lighter, but because its a more consistent design...
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    Yesterday, 10:48 AM
    But it is.
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    Yesterday, 02:14 AM
    RB211 replied to a thread My first lathe in General
    You got the basics to learn. I'd use it without investing much more into it. You will learn over time what you require for your needs.
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    Yesterday, 02:04 AM
    http://www.taigtools.com/taigturn2000.html Both manual and industrial CNC. Not sure if Taig or Sherline was first.
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    Yesterday, 01:52 AM
    RB211 replied to a thread Taig CNC Mill Adventure in General
    Nah, it's not water cooled :)
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    12-14-2018, 10:06 PM
    Well, they do sell a 5c headstock for the lathe now, which the internal taper is ground in situation for low run-out. The through hole may be large...
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    12-14-2018, 07:01 PM
    Well, if you want to throw money at it you can go with something like this instead of the factory spindle. ...
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    12-14-2018, 04:59 PM
    RB211 replied to a thread Taig CNC Mill Adventure in General
    Guys, unfortunately those blanks are not for ER16, but their proprietary ones used on the lathes. However, this is STILL a good idea in my opinion. I...
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    12-14-2018, 04:55 PM
    Too bad you don't live in FL
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    12-14-2018, 02:26 PM
    I would not machine soft jaws for that job. I would indicate in a straight shank ER16 collet chuck in your 4 jaw. Indicate in off the inside mating...
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    12-14-2018, 12:44 PM
    RB211 replied to a thread Taig CNC Mill Adventure in General
    Yes, I want to learn CNC. The Taig is USA made, which is nice. I am going to use it to supplement my r/c airplane hobby. Parts for retracts, flaps,...
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    12-13-2018, 11:46 PM
    RB211 replied to a thread Fusion360 vs Solidworks in General
    Virtual machine can be either Win10 running inside a window on a linux box, or vice versa. You can pause it, restart it, what ever you want with it...
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    12-13-2018, 11:43 PM
    RB211 replied to a thread Taig CNC Mill Adventure in General
    Just signed up, that post about the Mill CNC wizard refusing to restart is mine.
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    12-13-2018, 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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    12-13-2018, 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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    12-13-2018, 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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    12-13-2018, 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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    12-13-2018, 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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    12-13-2018, 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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