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  1. #21
    Kit
    It is the same kernel as the Buster one. But uses Mint and has a bit of other stuff installed as well like wifi dongle .

    I just prefer it. I have tried both.
    ..Clive
    The more you know, The better you know, How little you know

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    BernieNUFC - a massive thankyou for the PC's that arrived todays. I have cleared them out with an airline and installed LCNC on the better specced one.
    Not conencted to the mill yet, but running the jitter test it looks very good at well under 20,000

    Thanks again
    Paul

  4. #23
    great news thank you, glad to have helped

    Bernie

  5. #24
    Likewise Bernie !
    Thanks from me . I havent got it up and running yet . Tells me Boot mgr is missing but I presume I will get some advice from here on how to deal with that, and I am guessing that a Linux install will have different requirements anyway !

    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by John11668 View Post
    Likewise Bernie !
    Thanks from me . I havent got it up and running yet . Tells me Boot mgr is missing but I presume I will get some advice from here on how to deal with that, and I am guessing that a Linux install will have different requirements anyway !

    John
    Ya the hdd will have been wiped so the pc doesnít see a boot manager which is normally part of the windows install
    When you load linuxcnc it will then provide the linux boot manager and all will work perfectly

    Paul


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    Quote Originally Posted by depronman View Post
    If you have the boxford software and itís all functional then maybe not
    Iíve never tried the boxford software myself. I was told it was about £600 and the boxford would deal with educational establishments so even if my pockets had been deep enough then boxford would not sell it to me anyway

    Also bear in mind that it was aimed at education as against industry and as such may be far from std in terms of G code etc
    Are there any post processors that spit out boxford std g code ? As without this your life will be much harder

    Linuxcnc is at least current and if there are any hardware issue then the electronics being replaced with new stepper drivers etc makes it all new and compatible
    This is the root that I chose but I didnít have the boxford software as an option


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    Its better than i thought, its in brilliant condition and has all the cd's with manuals and software v10, it is loaded and working via usb on a win 10 pc and i have downloaded a 260 post processor for fusion that has been created by someone and i have asked the question if this will work on my 190, i am in a very very new area to what i am used to so need to go slowly, but i have to say i am excited :-)

  10. #27
    I see no reason why the post processor would be different between the 190 260 & 300 vmc
    They are all just larger versions of the smallest 190 machine
    The addition of a tool changer would add complexity but not really to the post processor

    Iíve never used the boxford software but suspect it is written for its target audience which is education and training but I see no reason why it will not be ok for the capabilities of what is a fairly small mill
    A 4th axis (rotary table) may be the deal breaker but equally may be a capability in the boxford software

    Let us know how it goes
    Get yourself some polystyrene sheet to practice on itís much cheaper that breaking cutters

    Cheers and best of luck with it


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  12. #28
    I think i might try to learn the intricacies of the machine with its own software have the manuals etc, i then hope that i can go Linux or mach3 and increase the capabilities i.e. 4th axis.
    With that said if i can get to grips easier than expected maybe there will be a path to sell this on and get a bigger one that i can use at work as opposed for just my hobby, who knows ?
    Polystyrene, nice one :-)
    Cheers Paul

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    The foam insulation material in about 50mm thick is ideal

    Paul


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    Quote Originally Posted by depronman View Post
    The foam insulation material in about 50mm thick is ideal

    Paul


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    Best advice I heard recently was Kingspan or similar - a better structure than polystyrene (okay, the dust will kill you - but that's better than the polystyrene balls electrostatically sticking to the inside of your workshop) and builders (around here at least) tend to sell on excess on the local Facebook sales sites.

    EDIT: Actually, think I just repeated exactly what depronman had said (apologies - I saw "foam" but read "polystyrene"...and the Kingspan should be attributed to ngwagwa)
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