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    greets all..
    anyone know of / use software for lathe and/or mill work? it would be handy to have a little program full of speeds/feeds, drill charts, etc.

    there seem to be a few out there, but most are aimed towards CAM & CNC work.

    free/cheap would be great.

    -knucklehead

  • #2
    try this.

    http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Hall/4425/

    good luck.
    bill
    ........i dremel. therefore i am..........................

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    • #3
      Or also this.
      http//www.geocities.com/mkloz.geo/index

      Rob

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      • #4
        Or contact me via email if you have a good suggestion for a program that isn't
        already on the page.

        Regards, Marv

        Home Shop Freeware - Tools for People Who Build Things
        http://www.geocities.com/mklotz.geo
        Regards, Marv

        Home Shop Freeware - Tools for People Who Build Things
        http://www.myvirtualnetwork.com/mklotz

        Location: LA, CA, USA

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        • #5
          Marvs stuff is GREAT!

          Thanks again Marv

          uute

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          • #6
            I use a program called Machinist ToolBox at work. I carry a Palm Pilot during the day and this program works well for me. I use it for a starting point when choosing feeds and speeds. I also use it for bolt hols patterns and cusp distance, etc. I just bought a full copy. I had been reloading it for about 6 months to make sure that I realy needed it. Might be just what your looking for. rr
            http://www.machinist-toolbox.com/

            [This message has been edited by rockrat (edited 12-07-2003).]
            Civil engineers build targets, Mechanical engineers build weapons.

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            • #7
              i've tried the geocities links but i get an
              error telling me the page(s) is unavailable.

              i like machinists toolbox. does the full version have more materials in its library?

              i'd like to try a few different ones before buying anything, however. some (one?) didnt have metric conversion.

              -tony

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              • #8
                wow, quite a list of software!
                good job marv!

                got through to the site last night.
                thanks,
                -tony

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                • #9
                  Knucklehead:

                  Thanks for the compliments (blush).

                  Since I don't charge for any of the programs on my site, I don't really want
                  to pay for hosting services. Yahoo, which absorbed Geocities, limits the
                  access to my page. If too many people try to access it in a short period,
                  they 'turn it off', which is almost certainly what happened to you earlier.
                  When that happens, returning to the site in a few hours or the next day will
                  generally get you through, as you discovered.

                  The site is a hobby for me - one of the few ways I can provide some
                  payback for the many people who have selflessly helped me over the years.

                  Regards, Marv

                  Home Shop Freeware - Tools for People Who Build Things
                  http://www.geocities.com/mklotz.geo
                  Regards, Marv

                  Home Shop Freeware - Tools for People Who Build Things
                  http://www.myvirtualnetwork.com/mklotz

                  Location: LA, CA, USA

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                  • #10
                    Marv,

                    How about making your excellent collection available as a single zipped package that contains all the programs in one category? It would make for easier downloading and reduce the time people spend at the site.
                    Free software for calculating bolt circles and similar: Click Here

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                    • #11
                      I use a cheap little program called Machinist Mate, has speeds and feeds, sine bar, tapers, bolt circles, bend allowance for sheet metal, threading charts and triangles etc.
                      A couple of nice touches are machiningg dovetails and one that writes the G Code for sprockets.
                      This is very accurate and a while ago I did a web search to find something like this and this program was the only thing that came up.

                      Web site is http://www.wadeproco.com I paid for the full version, I think it was $20 odd.

                      John S.
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                      Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.



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                      • #12
                        Evan,

                        I've thought of that and dismissed the idea because I can't imagine anyone
                        wanting *all* the programs in a given category. The idea was to provide a
                        permanent repository where people could go to get the exact program they need
                        for a particular job without having to download a bunch of irrelevant material
                        they don't need and which will just clutter their hard disk.

                        Regards, Marv

                        Home Shop Freeware - Tools for People Who Build Things
                        http://www.geocities.com/mklotz.geo
                        Regards, Marv

                        Home Shop Freeware - Tools for People Who Build Things
                        http://www.myvirtualnetwork.com/mklotz

                        Location: LA, CA, USA

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                        • #13
                          Marv
                          Clutter their hard disk? Have you seen what a pig winblows 98, 2000 or xp is? It already is cluttered with bloated crap - your programms are not going to even touch that stuff!

                          You do yourself discredit - everyone should download them. Good stuff.

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