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boldford
13-12-2011, 09:47 PM
Hi

I'm intending using one of the cheapo Chinese machines with EMC2 to extend my pattern making capabilities. It looks like I'm on a steep learning curve so watch out for loads of questions.

Swarfing
14-12-2011, 12:39 AM
EMC2? the wiki and forum will help you loads so jump in.......

black5f
15-12-2011, 09:18 PM
Welcome! And fire away!
tom

boldford
21-12-2011, 12:47 PM
Welcome! And fire away!
tom
First things first. Presently trying to get Ubuntu Linux running with the screen resolution I need.

Swarfing
21-12-2011, 05:21 PM
go to -
System-
Preferences-
Monitors

boldford
22-12-2011, 09:01 AM
go to -
System-
Preferences-
Monitors
Thanks; but I tried that and can find no Open or Proprietary drivers for ATI Rage. I've read these aren't the easiest so I may need to look for alternative H/W.

P.S. I just love your Avatar,

Swarfing
22-12-2011, 08:18 PM
I would try on ATI's website, they are usually a problem from install but the drivers should go straight in if you load it separately.

boldford
28-12-2011, 06:44 PM
OK that problem is now solved and EMC2 is working as it should. Now I'd like some opinions, with reasons, on what 3/4 axis mill to buy with a working area similar to
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/A2-3-Axis-Hybrid-BALLSCREW-Desktop-CNC-Machine-Engraving-KIT-Router-/220880057700?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item336d7a3564
or
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-6040-ROUTER-ENGRAVER-ENGRAVING-DRILLING-AND-MILLING-MACHINE-CNC-l4-/170716193496?pt=UK_BOI_Metalworking_Milling_Weldin g_Metalworking_Supplies_ET&hash=item27bf7a62d8