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    Cooling fan replacement on Colombo Spindle

    Folks -

    We've been cutting like crazy this last week, and this morning the cooling fan at the top of the spindle slowed down and barely spins. I undid the four capscrews holding it in place and...
  2. Thread: Any downside??

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    Hey - She fluffs the pillows, fresh...

    Hey -

    She fluffs the pillows, fresh kibble.... not so bad... Um, love you, hun!

    John
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    Brady - I'll take your adv and check the...

    Brady -

    I'll take your adv and check the cables.... But I have the entire system grounded 6 ways from Sunday

    I have some bkgnd in radio engineering and have seen all manner of spooky...
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    #4 Input woes, crashing during a run.....

    Folks -

    HALP! We were cutting some parts out of MDF when at line XXX in the file, the Z axis pulled up out of the material and the machine hung up, with the #4 input light flashing.

    Long...
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    Andre - Gee... Off the top, have you checked...

    Andre -

    Gee... Off the top, have you checked your gantry bearing rollers to see that the rack is not being deflected during the cut? I was having trouble with sloppy Z cuts shortly after I...
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    Lathe bed extension, low speed mod

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    My Father in Law make McGyver look like a rube. We just got a small job for turning some columns that were just a tad long for our SB lathe. We'd planned on extending the bed to be...
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    Folks - Okay, I've taken some snaps - with...

    Folks -

    Okay, I've taken some snaps - with the drill motor attached, I took a tach reading and now would have a max RPM of about 300 with this setup. My low speed would be between 50 to 100 RPM....
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    Robert - Yes, but I would rather leave the...

    Robert -

    Yes, but I would rather leave the existing setup in place as I do like having the higher speed option for sanding and finish work. Also, I don't have a great deal of room for...
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    Low speed mod for HF lathes, motor question

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    Okay, we're getting ready to extend the bed on our lathe so we can do full 8' turnings. We are not yet equipped with a stepper setup, but I do need to find a way to reduce speed on the...
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    Dave - Yes, in fact, I am getting a quote on...

    Dave -

    Yes, in fact, I am getting a quote on that. But my point is, I think that for as much as I need to cut, I could get better speed and cut quality with a narrow sawblade. Plus,...
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    Robert - Thanks, but the 3/32 bit is too...

    Robert -

    Thanks, but the 3/32 bit is too big. Gotta be .085 or .090 max

    John
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    Folks - A follow up on this... I think I...

    Folks -

    A follow up on this... I think I would use a small 4.5" grinder and a trim saw blade - I can get one of the same diameter. It looks like I could suspend the grinder vertically on the Z...
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    Query about circ saw on a 'bot

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    I recall someone setting up a circ saw on their Z axis for ripping a mess 'o hardboard - found the tread, but haven't gotten a response from the poster (Paul...."X" I think it was)
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    Brady/All I'm sorry - I've just tested...

    Brady/All

    I'm sorry - I've just tested positive for AARP.. The panel is 20mm not 80....

    I do like your idea about a scoring cut, I hadn't thought of that....

    Cheers,

    John
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    Question about cutting two materials

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    Okay, have any of you ever heard of Kirei? It is a new panel good, wickedly expensive, Well over $200+ for a 3x6 panel. In an 80mm panel, it consists of 3 plies. The board is made of...
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    Query - Setting up 2 sided, angled work

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    Okay, I have a client that wants a quote for cutting out a bunch of rectangular components out of particle board. The part is 24” long, 2” wide, and has 18 narrow .1 slots cut at a 20...
  17. John - As noted above, I didn't need to move...

    John -

    As noted above, I didn't need to move the lathe - it is plumb and square with the spindle cutter to within 1/32 or less.

    Like you, that was one of the first things I checked.
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  18. Odd diameter errors in using CNC with lathe/indexer

    Folks -

    Okay, I've posted this trouble before, but perhaps I was overly complex.

    Here's the trouble. We are turning tapered legs on a well mount lathe, like Wayne Locke has. I have...
  19. Windoze XP - What & How to turn off unneeded startup

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    Sometimes the dark forces of CNC/Bill Gates/Random Error align, and unfortunately, this often forms as a "Perfect Storm" centered on a one-off, tight deadline, spendy material mounted...
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    Bill/Jack - Okay, I understand that moving...

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    Okay, I understand that moving off of "TDC" would give a smoother cut - the wrinkle then, is that by moving off of TDC, you are altering the geometry and your tool cutting position...
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    Folks - Okay, well - we've got it, sort...

    Folks -

    Okay, well - we've got it, sort of.... We've been comparing our cut file sizes with the actual diameter of the object being turned and have been fine tuning.

    Here are pictures of...
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    Trig problem, probably

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    Okay, we've got a prospect that has come to us wanting to create "wooden protrosions" Essentially, pyramids made out of Baltic Birch for building climbing walls, like you'd see in a...
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    Turning a tapered column

    Folks -

    I've just set up our lathe similar to Wayne Locke's setup, sans the stepper...

    Quick question on a time estimate - I need to run a taper on a column from 3" in diameter to 1" over...
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    Hey all - Well, as usual, I tend to...

    Hey all -

    Well, as usual, I tend to overcomplicate things - a single edge razor blade/box cutter/airline chartering tool did the job.

    I started to use the TS, with a zero clearance insert...
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    Perhaps a bit OT - Cutting Mudflaps

    Folks -

    Okay, got a quick one, thought I'd check in before I made a dire mcsnake...

    I have to cut rubber mudflap (~1/4" thick) into 2" wide strips. Ideally I'd like to do this on either my...
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