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    It's funny, I never found the VMC as hard to...

    It's funny, I never found the VMC as hard to learn to use as the lathe has been.
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    OK, tell me more about using G92. I have a lathe...

    OK, tell me more about using G92. I have a lathe that seams to use it in place of G50.

    If G50 is G-Code system A what system is G92?
  3. This what I use it worked out so easy. you can...

    This what I use it worked out so easy. you can get it off Ebay or buy it directly.
    CNC DNC transfer system - Replace PC running a DNC software. Drip feed TITAN USB | eBay

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    My hand G-coding is only very basic, that has a...

    My hand G-coding is only very basic, that has a lot to do with just having the time at the moment. In the shop here I have a CNC mill and a lathe but off-site, I have 2 CNC plasmas a CNC bender and a...
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    I was looking at the software for ease of use...

    I was looking at the software for ease of use mainly. But gregormarwick is right, Kipware does start to get expensive with all the add on's they keep telling me I "may need" the other thing that is...
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    Thanks. I wasn't happy spending the money if it...

    Thanks. I wasn't happy spending the money if it doesn't work, when I spoke to them about it all I really got was "I may have to buy other software from them to get it to work". I will have a look at...
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    Lathe software?

    Anyone using the Kipware-T software?
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    I think a lot for my problem was how I was...

    I think a lot for my problem was how I was alining the part after the flip. Now I have been trying to make sure I have a hole or something right through the part so I can aline of that which has...
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    Yes, nitro can be very expensive and at times a...

    Yes, nitro can be very expensive and at times a bit crazy but I just love nitro inline 4's. The son's bike is basically a full-bodied prostock with a 14" tyre, 15" extra wheelbase and it has a turbo...
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    The son wanted a Prostock bike I wanted a nitro...

    The son wanted a Prostock bike I wanted a nitro bike so we met in the middle and I'm building him a turbo funny bike which we can run in Topbike here in Australia.
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    I thought I may have been over thinking it I seem...

    I thought I may have been over thinking it I seem to do that a lot when it comes to fixtures. I think it comes from the fact I have had a bit of trouble in the past flipping parts. I suppose this an...
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    OK, I didn't think it would work. This may be my...

    OK, I didn't think it would work. This may be my lack of experience working with fixtures but with 6 bolt holes in the sprocket how do I know for sure after removing the sprocket for anodising that...
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    No, I was looking at doing it in a two part job...

    No, I was looking at doing it in a two part job first cut the centre hole, teeth and the bolt holes then send it out to be hard anodised put it back in the fixture finish the pattern and chamfer the...
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    Sprocket Fixture

    I have to make some sprockets for son's Drag bike. I'm looking at making fixture like the one in the picture, What I'm trying to workout is what would be the best way the index the sprockets to the...
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    Vancbiker Yes its a "no-name lathe and...

    Vancbiker Yes its a "no-name lathe and controller" but it's not that old it's a 2008 Neutron CJK0640 with a WA-31DT controller. I was told that Neutron was owned by Brother back then, well so I'm...
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    I know mine doesn't have a home position as such,...

    I know mine doesn't have a home position as such, that's what is doing my head in. I checked with were I bought it and they told me it's classed as a floating home/zero and it's similar to the early...
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    I'm trying to get my head around all this lathe...

    I'm trying to get my head around all this lathe stuff. My question is, what happens if the machine dose not have a home position?
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    You can get it off ebay. I got mine direct from...

    You can get it off ebay. I got mine direct from the manufacture which worked out cheaper and it made sure I got the latest version.
    Automatic Systems | dnc drip feed | bo truyen dnc
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    252013 I fitted one these to my Fanuc...

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    I fitted one these to my Fanuc OI-Mate-MB. Now I just run from a USB. It was cheap and simple to setup.
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    Thanks Probe, I know my machine uses Macro's and...

    Thanks Probe, I know my machine uses Macro's and G31/skip. I will have to start looking around for a probe and what ever else I need.
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    I know most of this is for a early Haas, but can...

    I know most of this is for a early Haas, but can the probe be fitted to a Fanuc OI-Mate-MB?
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    Thanks, I will give it a try.

    Thanks, I will give it a try.
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    I like that finish. But I would have no idea how...

    I like that finish. But I would have no idea how to do it.
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    Can you machine MDF in a VMC? I was told not use...

    Can you machine MDF in a VMC? I was told not use it.
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    YouTube and lots of machining wax, that way you...

    YouTube and lots of machining wax, that way you don't break end-mill. That's how I started. But I also knew how to manually machine.
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