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  1. Thanks for the donation, Mike! It was much...

    Thanks for the donation, Mike! It was much appreciated. :cheers:
  2. Thanks for the positive feedback! :cheers: I...

    Thanks for the positive feedback! :cheers:

    I am a very introverted person and getting up in front of the camera like this is a major struggle for me. I get nervous all the time the camera is...
  3. YouTube channel is now live!

    Well, I got the last video uploaded and turned on the channel. I just have basic stuff on the channel at the moment, but I thought this video was worth posting here. I am machining a sphere and I...
  4. Well, my friend was editing up the last of the...

    Well, my friend was editing up the last of the videos and discovered we screwed up and did not record the audio track on one of them. :willy_nilly: Well, we reshot that video yesterday and also...
  5. Unfortunately, I have never seen or touched a T-1...

    Unfortunately, I have never seen or touched a T-1 control. I do know there are differences between it and the T-2 series, but I don't know to what extent.
  6. Thanks for the ideas. Honestly, some of these...

    Thanks for the ideas. Honestly, some of these are above my pay grade even though you did them in your sleep. :D
  7. Yeah, things are still progressing, albeit slowly...

    Yeah, things are still progressing, albeit slowly with my friend. :willy_nilly:

    I have a bunch of videos uploaded, but I am still waiting on two more "beginner" videos to be edited. It doesn't...
  8. No music in the videos at all actually. My...

    No music in the videos at all actually.

    My friend just got his new computer last night so he will be able to finish up his portion of the videos hopefully soon.


    PLEASE let me know if I'm...
  9. I do have EIA on my Mazak lathes at home, but I...

    I do have EIA on my Mazak lathes at home, but I never use it. WAY too easy to use Mazatrol instead. No clue how to even set up a drip feed system. Drip feeding is needed on the mills not the...
  10. I bought Vegas Movie Studio Platinum per my...

    I bought Vegas Movie Studio Platinum per my friend's recommendation. The base version did not do multiple cameras.

    The video editing software was almost the cheapest thing I have bought so far at...
  11. Well, things are going slower than I expected. :o...

    Well, things are going slower than I expected. :o My buddy has been extremely busy with his own projects lately. This is usually his off season, but gotta do the work when it shows up.

    As such,...
  12. Got it. Yeah, mine has that switch too. I was...

    Got it. Yeah, mine has that switch too. I was told it was used to back off the machine during actual cutting is occurring like when roughing out castings that had too much stock on them if you were...
  13. My smaller lathe has the jog handle, but the...

    My smaller lathe has the jog handle, but the larger lathe has touch pads instead--both machines have the T-3 control.

    Disadvantage to the jog handle is you cannot move the machine in a 45° angle...
  14. Yes, it sure does. I'll be sure to demonstrate...

    Yes, it sure does. I'll be sure to demonstrate it.

    Actually, Mazak introduced the TPS and the VFC buttons way back on the T-1 control.
  15. Shot some video a week ago and again this past...

    Shot some video a week ago and again this past weekend. We have the intro video finished and about 5 more additional videos to edit so far. Going to be a few days until everything is finished and...
  16. Well, had to postpone this weekend's video shoot...

    Well, had to postpone this weekend's video shoot to next week. Cameraman fell ill. :(
  17. Yep. I've done a lot of manual processes over...

    Yep. I've done a lot of manual processes over the years aka MNP. TPC is great when you have some funky geometry and need to control the approach and retract vectors differently than the standard...
  18. I really wish the T-2 control had the TPC. :o

    I really wish the T-2 control had the TPC. :o
  19. Exactly. The 3 biggest things that can get...

    Exactly.

    The 3 biggest things that can get you are the things the toolpath does NOT catch.

    1) Did you call up the correct program on the run side?
    2) Did you probe the tools after you...
  20. The older controls like the T-2 do have a bug in...

    The older controls like the T-2 do have a bug in the software when it comes to internal threading and internal grooving. The machine will retract to whatever the top line of the program (Pno 0) has...
  21. Yes. The machine will simulate the EXACT...

    Yes. The machine will simulate the EXACT toolpath that is programmed. The machine also has a trace screen so you can actually watch the tools cut the graphical representation of the part on the...
  22. One very important thing to remember with...

    One very important thing to remember with Mazatrol, the program you create is NOT going to be the program the machine runs until you actually call it up on the run side. :codger:
  23. Got it. I should have said no Mazatrol training....

    Got it. I should have said no Mazatrol training.

    I've been machining since 1991 and been programming Mazatrol since 1996. I'm not a Mazak salesman, but sometimes I feel like one when people ask...
  24. I haven't created my YouTube channel just yet. ...

    I haven't created my YouTube channel just yet. I'm not very savvy in that department. :dunce: Plan is to shoot the videos and do the post processing / editing this coming weekend if everything falls...
  25. To be clear, my machine at home does not have a...

    To be clear, my machine at home does not have a sub-spindle.

    Truth be told, the tailstock is not even operational. I haven't spent the time to pull it out and address the issues with it. It's...
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