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  1. Thread: Masters

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    Bunnings is way better than Masters in darwin ,...

    Bunnings is way better than Masters in darwin , they exist , no Masters in Darwin or Alice
  2. seasoning takes about 1 year per inch of thickness

    seasoning takes about 1 year per inch of thickness
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    DXF halftone2.1 ...

    DXF halftone2.1 http://www.students.tut.fi/~syvajar3/index_en.html , will cut dots that form an image

    123D Catch http://www.123dapp.com/catch will let you up load a heap of images and will send...
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    also look into " etching " ,jaycar sells the...

    also look into " etching " ,jaycar sells the laser printer circuit board transfer paper , and etching chemicals
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    I believe your CNC is a 6545 the same as mine ...

    I believe your CNC is a 6545 the same as mine

    1st check the " scale " setting next to the z axis read out , it might not be set too 1:1 (1.0000 )

    if not that try
    Config , motor tuning ,...
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    Broken wire in the cable chain ,will cause random...

    Broken wire in the cable chain ,will cause random y axis movements
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    Also some of the local timbers are better than...

    Also some of the local timbers are better than spruce for violin tops , look for Tasmanian " King Billy Pine "
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    in Darwin we are paying $1.70 a lt , we are...

    in Darwin we are paying $1.70 a lt ,
    we are closer to Singapore than east coast citys

    Darwin has no independent service stations , only the big 3 United , Caltex and BP , and petrol prices stay...
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    for a 2d file *.EPS is fine , i find DXF a PITA...

    for a 2d file *.EPS is fine , i find DXF a PITA as they revert to inches as standard
    STL is for 3D files
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    Drawing

    I knocked up a drawing ill be CNCing out of 10mm perspex to see if it works

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    there will be 2 wheels ( one in black one in blue ) with 2 sets of escapements
  11. but then its still a stepper , not servo driven ...

    but then its still a stepper , not servo driven
    ( why it needs to be servo driven ????,its stepper driven on the video )
    dual small size 17 steppers with a small stepper driver board ( 1.5amp max...
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    Clock work Kinetic sculpture's

    tonight i went mad on the google searches and came across a few utubes that show how the escapements work, i thought id share them

    1st one shows an oscillating wheel setup...
  13. A while ago while i was searching for CAD plans...

    A while ago while i was searching for CAD plans of clocks , i posted each one i found on the one page , a few of the links have dropped off , but most should be there ,...
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    I got 2kg bottle of 99.9% powdered sodium...

    I got 2kg bottle of 99.9% powdered sodium silicate off Ebay from Korea

    I havent done it , but Drain'o' / silica gel / water , makes a poor mans water glass ( dip news paper in it , wrap around...
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    YOUR RIGHT , VER 16 IS OFF THE MARKET i...

    YOUR RIGHT , VER 16 IS OFF THE MARKET

    i searched my spam mail box for the " adds they keep sending me too up grade " and came across

    ver 17 with cam $299<font color=red> Sorry, this item is...
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    its a plug in for turbocad16pro platinum , it...

    its a plug in for turbocad16pro platinum , it wont work as a stand alone program
    so bye turbocad pro 16 platinum and it comes in the box , there selling ver20 now , so ver16 is cheep , i payed...
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    Thats cool , So your machine is back up and...

    Thats cool ,

    So your machine is back up and running on gecko's , any difference in the smoothness of its running ?
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    welcome to the forum let the madness begin ,...

    welcome to the forum

    let the madness begin , read up on some of the others ( like myself ) who bought a 6040 ,9040 , 6545 , 3040 , cnc from china
    a lot of info on this site ,
    1st up , i...
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    with older laptops , the " bus " would be ran at...

    with older laptops , the " bus " would be ran at 3.3volts compared to the 5 volts of a regular pc
    now days there using the same chips in laptops as they use in PC's , so this problem hs gone away...
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    i was eyeing off my 1/2 roll of 25mm ,and think a...

    i was eyeing off my 1/2 roll of 25mm ,and think a couple of cow skins and a sowing machine will make a nice full length heat/fire proof apron , i even have some aluminized fiberglass sheet ( fake...
  21. no, i failed at leather buttoned couch again ,...

    no, i failed at leather buttoned couch again , and drew another snake
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    i just changed the pitch of each scale by 10deg on this one
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  22. Free 4th Axis CNC pen blank designs

    I was trying to draw a " leather couch " dimpled with buttoned 3D texture , for another project , and ended up with a snakeskin 3D texture , woops ,
    So i thought someone here might like it
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    With magnetic coils , when you double the voltage...

    With magnetic coils , when you double the voltage ( same amps ) you get four times the power , the voltage is squared in the equations , so it would be well worth updating to a > 7amp 48volt PSU ( if...
  24. Thread: Mach4

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    Thought a spindle sticking out of a robotic arm...

    Thought a spindle sticking out of a robotic arm with a indexing clamping table would be a cool project, 900mm ( 600 useable ) reach , but the software side is a bastard
    Every axis motor moves the...
  25. Thread: Mach4

    by SawDustSniffer
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    cool , supports , robotics , i was looking for...

    cool , supports , robotics , i was looking for software to drive a stepper based 6 axis robotic arm , hard to program a " linear " movement , when every movement is in an arc

    dont have top have a...
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    forgot to say some thing about " zinc fumes "...

    forgot to say some thing about " zinc fumes " there nasty , not too bad at aluminum temps , but at copper temps , zinc will fume as a white smoke , dont breath it in , it will mess with you , they...
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    pure zinc shrinks a lot 7000 series alloys are...

    pure zinc shrinks a lot
    7000 series alloys are zinc based , i was making some end caps for a home made Air Ram and added 8%zinc and 4% copper to extruded ( 99.9%) aluminum , dam its hard , and...
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    die cast " carbie parts " would be zink with any...

    die cast " carbie parts " would be zink with any thing from 8% too 25% aluminum
    die cast is easy to see , the marks from the die , look the same as plastic die marks , cast aluminum wont have die...
  29. Thread: Mach3

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    Setting up Mach3 is easy enough ', on the mach3...

    Setting up Mach3 is easy enough ', on the mach3 web site there is a pdf that runs you through it

    You wil need the pin configerations from the manufacture of the "BOX " that drives the stepper...
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    so what do you need help with ? and where is...

    so what do you need help with ?
    and where is Kendenup , with the "up" i would guess Perth

    have you set the machine up ? got the spindle running , and ??/ Mach3 licence ?

    Is the programming you...
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    Ive been working on this " tag team " project for...

    Ive been working on this " tag team " project for over 9 months , im not making it , a mate in New Zearland is making it ,

    So all the CAD work was done by me , i ran the CAD files through CUT3D ,...
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    those PC radiators cant handle pressure and the...

    those PC radiators cant handle pressure and the vinyl tube is even worse ,so an air hole is necessary

    im running 2x 3 bay radiators without fans , and a 10lt water storage with radiator coolant...
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    i cant see where air can escape , with heat it...

    i cant see where air can escape , with heat it will build up pressure , not a good thing ,
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    i had random movements of the zaxis , it would...

    i had random movements of the zaxis , it would come down touch the surface then reverse on contact ,
    basically random movements , not really loosing zaxis zero , but might be the same problem
    ...
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    i bet the first thing that happens is 4 mounting...

    i bet the first thing that happens is 4 mounting holes are made in the base , so you dont have to hold it for 2 hours while it cuts something in 3D

    if its designed on an "open source" design ,...
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    there was a hand held router based one a year...

    there was a hand held router based one a year back , that had a LCD and 50x50 movement , look at the screen and move the rougher within 25mm of where it wants to be and it cuts accurate???black magic...
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    the Cog add on , works well just fill in the...

    the Cog add on , works well
    just fill in the tooth number , pitch , and few others that change the shapes of the teeth , and you get a cog out line
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    a simple extrude makes it 3D
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    with the surface meshes you drag and drop a...

    with the surface meshes
    you drag and drop a mesh down
    tell it how many X and Y grids you want , and there sizes
    and it draws a "mesh "
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    using the " edit tool " ( the arrow in the...
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    the "sweep " tools are good draw a 2D shape ,...

    the "sweep " tools are good

    draw a 2D shape , and a " path "
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    select the " sweep " tool , select the shape , then the path , click finish and
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    appears , , what it looks like...
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    the revolve tool is pritty cool draw an odd...

    the revolve tool is pritty cool

    draw an odd 2D shape by adding a heap of 2D objects together , and a center line ,
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    click on the revolve tool , select the 2d object , then define the...
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    what sort of tools do they have ? ?/ a simple...

    what sort of tools do they have ?

    ?/ a simple " Loft "
    i drew a square and circle the same size , and raised the circle 40mm
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    then click the loft tool , select both "objects " and...
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    What CAD do you use

    I thought i would ask what CAD are people using
    and more important , what do you think of your CAD

    i use TurboCADpro16platnum , a few years back i got it for AU$300 so i would say the lower...
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    my furnace has 18mm hard hot face , with 50mm of...

    my furnace has 18mm hard hot face , with 50mm of kiowool behind it
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    i did a Port Power one a while back but i...

    i did a Port Power one a while back

    but i painted each cut as i cut them , the perspex was 10mm thick and i cut too 8mm thinking you would see the depth of cut , but the perspex flattens the look...
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    I believe "Google sketch" can do lettering set...

    I believe "Google sketch" can do lettering set into a flat slab

    To 3D 5 paragraphs of text in a CAD program , would take a lot of effort , then there are the size , front size , font type , type...
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    lol , my furnace is finished , and runs well ,...

    lol , my furnace is finished , and runs well , the burner was fine for aluminum , but i also made a waste motor oil / jumping castle fan burner that is good for copper

    those small PC fans were...
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    the flame will change inside a furnace , as now...

    the flame will change inside a furnace , as now it can get extra air if its running rich , in a furnace , it relys on the fan as its in a closed environment ,

    can you find a length of pipe ?? 2m...
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    i relay dislike giving info on electronics from...

    i relay dislike giving info on electronics from just photo's , it never ends well

    PSU is obvious , puts out 5 volts and 12 volts , guessing by the lack of heat sinks on the Stepper Driver Boards ,...
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    replacing the optocoupler board , if there is...

    replacing the optocoupler board , if there is one , ( they will be on the main board ) wont fix what blew the optocouplers up
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    one problem with your ad here is that this part...

    one problem with your ad here is that this part of the site is sponsored by Homann designs , our much beloved Australian suppler of Gecko stepper drivers ,

    but thats ok , because i opened your...
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