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  1. #141
    Limit, homing switches in place and both drag chains. Trying to connect the touch off plate but so far to no avail. All thats really left to do is connect the spindle. Tried the water pump I had and it was useless so its off to ebay. Promise a picture next time I am in the workshop.

    Runs beautifully at 2000 mm/min on the x but any more and it sounds yuck and at 2500 it seizes. Tweaked alot so just have to keep looking. I suspect that the old drill press, chopsaw, handtools build suffers a bit from lack of precision so when I am cutting I will try to fabricate the more essential parts to a higher standard.


    Nearly there!!

    Bruce
    The more I know, I know, I know the less. (John Owen)

  2. #142
    Bruce 2mtr/min is more than enough for cutting Ali to upgrade so don't fret mate.

    You'll be amazed how much more you'll eck out the thing with a bit of shimming and tweaking.

    What's with the plate.? What's it doing or not doing.? How you connecting it.?

  3. #143
    connected it to input pin 13 (i think ) and then thought how does this work. Chatted to Michael and it acts by earthing. Touched it to earth nothing. Somehow I think I have it a bit screwed up. So I stopped until I could find an article or post to clarify.

    Bruce
    The more I know, I know, I know the less. (John Owen)

  4. #144
    First have you enabled and set the Probe Inputs in Mach to pin 13.?
    If so then just take a wire from any of the Negative pins of the BOB and touch to wire coming from pin 13 then it should work. Check the diagnostics screen input signals state ad the digitize pin should light.

    If on all time without wires touched then flip pin 13's active low setting. Then it should work has expected.?

  5. #145
    Still not managed to get the probe working but BIG news. I have a video of the first proper cuts.

    movie first cnc cuts - YouTube

    Thanks guys for all your help....and the help that is still to come.

    The m/c is a bit wobbly because I have it up on castors to move it about as I work onit. Once finished it will be wedged up.

    A very happy Bruce
    The more I know, I know, I know the less. (John Owen)

  6. #146
    Nice one! I can see myself wasting stacks of material once my CNC is ready to cut... It's almost as mesmerising as watching a fire!

  7. #147
    Quote Originally Posted by WandrinAndy View Post
    Nice one! I can see myself wasting stacks of material once my CNC is ready to cut... It's almost as mesmerising as watching a fire!
    Yep and there'll be times you want to set it on fire . . Lol

    Nice one bruce looking good . . .

  8. #148
    Quote Originally Posted by JAZZCNC View Post
    Yep and there'll be times you want to set it on fire . . Lol
    So long as there's not times he wants to extinguish the fire...

    How long until we see an Aztec calender?
    Old router build log here. New router build log here. Lathe build log here.
    Electric motorbike project here.

  9. #149
    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan View Post
    So long as there's not times he wants to extinguish the fire...

    How long until we see an Aztec calender?
    Me..Aztec...never...maybe...soon as possible

    Bruce
    The more I know, I know, I know the less. (John Owen)

  10. #150
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    great news Bruce :)

    Well done .

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