1. #1
    Hi there, I am new to cnc; I have a small cnc lathe which I have got running again with a big bit of help from this fourm. I am now getting hooked on it but it's not been easy for me; reading during work - teatimes/lunchtimes - for days! I am reading manuals for mach3 and stuff, I am a lot better at doing things if it is explained in easy terms or shown how to do things. Anyway got to the point the lathe is now cutting plastic and I am cutting using the wizards and jogging by hand. great fun
    But when am in the jog cycle tab in mm the cut's don't add up I ask for 1.0000 in z axis -this gives me 4mm of cut is this correct.
    I have a old nema 34 motor 1984 ish; the stepper setting is set two 200 steps and my x axis is a old nema 23 I think this is cutting size is fine, 1984 ish steppers as well.
    The lathe is a shesto cadet cnc training lathe from school tech dept; It ran on the old bbc
    computer now running on windows XP. I gutted this machine and restarted from scratch with no clue as to what I was doing lol what an experince this has been so far. I am looking forward to getting it to cut 20mm one way 10mm the other.



  2. #2
    John S's Avatar
    Lives in Nottingham, England, United Kingdom. Last Activity: 2 Hours Ago Has been a member for 9-10 years. Has a total post count of 1,948. Received thanks 127 times, giving thanks to others 44 times. Referred 1 members to the community.
    Change your steps from 200 to 800.
    John S -

Similar Threads

  1. CNC style lathe home brew Lathe for drilling and cutting.
    By Bodge in forum Lathes, Lathe Rebuilding & Conversions
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 18-04-2012, 09:45 AM


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts