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  1. +1 on Hoses Unlimited.... Cheers Ross

    +1 on Hoses Unlimited....
    Cheers Ross
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    Dave: The question here relates to the manual...

    Dave:
    The question here relates to the manual machines....
    The direct mounting #40 collets used on the FP2/3 are fine for moderate cutting. Here the clamping force is generated via the draw bar...
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    This is a budget program ,yes? Wonder why you...

    This is a budget program ,yes?
    Wonder why you are not upgrading the current control that is already fitted and presumably worked at one time.....
    Dynapath is an industrial control, can drip feed...
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    My software is late enough (3.07) that i don't...

    My software is late enough (3.07) that i don't have to use the M70.....But i do pretty much without exception. Just as Rich says it saves having to worry about where the tool is when i feed down........
  5. Additional things to consider here. First off the...

    Additional things to consider here. First off the position of the weight is important.
    Your setup has the weight over the width of the table, which will greatly affect the "leverage" applied to the...
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    M70 i believe is a hold over from earlier...

    M70 i believe is a hold over from earlier versions of the Dialog control...as are the "local" "D" values that can assign a comp value to a single block. Dialog 4 after all will
    run the earlier...
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    Ok, so think his material choice is poor for this...

    Ok, so think his material choice is poor for this application....But he is here now....
    Already has the material....
    As i understand it the problem is the threads at the end of the...
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    John: My CAM does not use G41-G42 code to do...

    John:
    My CAM does not use G41-G42 code to do contours. Just writes the code for the center line based on the cutter diameter. I wrote my own post and i could not figure out how to use the control...
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    Haven't been following this very closely....But...

    Haven't been following this very closely....But your code is "chubby".....
    Dialog 4 does not need a G1 to run a contouring move. Its assumed any time you have a feed rate in effect (their modal) ...
  10. T: I use the through hole from time to...

    T:
    I use the through hole from time to time....Maybe a couple of jobs a year.....but it is nice when you need access to the end of a long part or shaft......

    Cheers Ross
  11. The 2231 i have on my FP3 has a center bolt that...

    The 2231 i have on my FP3 has a center bolt that catches the :|"T" slot of the "X" slide....
    Accessible via long socket through the window in the front of the casting...Aren't they all this way?
    ...
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    My shade tree solution to the machinery terms is...

    My shade tree solution to the machinery terms is that i take a photo or scan of the manual showing the part i need..circle it and send it along in my communications....
    Has worked fine for me over...
  13. Pretty good spindle on that machine, from where i...

    Pretty good spindle on that machine, from where i am, looks like a nice finish on the relatively deep swarf cuts.....
    I would be inclined to scrape the contact faces,and the mating surfaces just...
  14. Matt: Love the work! Its like real machine work...

    Matt:
    Love the work! Its like real machine work here....excellent. Thanks for posting.
    What is the VMC?
    Can you tell us the real cost of the material with shipping?
    Cheers Ross
  15. T: Not sure i understand this statement.... My...

    T:
    Not sure i understand this statement....
    My 2038 table (FP4NC) has a bolt that passed through both plates of the table base at the swivel pivot point. It does connect with the "X" slide "T"...
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    Tobin Arp CB 24000

    Hoping for some help here on an outside chance someone here has one of these machines.
    Line boring machine for overhead cam bearing bores. I have one of these machines and it is in need of some...
  17. Have no info on your machine, but reason would...

    Have no info on your machine, but reason would suggest the marks on the bearings should line with the spindle marks...Otherwise you are just guessing at a 180* approximation for the location opposite...
  18. :D Cheers Ross

    :D
    Cheers Ross
  19. Thanos: Here is a link to the job on the brake...

    Thanos:
    Here is a link to the job on the brake drum liners.......Some head scratching here to get this done.
    ...
  20. Bought large diameter (15") rounds from "Dura-Bar...

    Bought large diameter (15") rounds from "Dura-Bar that were supplied with trepanned bores last year for a job to reline the friction surfaces of a 50's Ferrari drum brakes.
    For that application i...
  21. Dave: One might be closer than you think. ...

    Dave:
    One might be closer than you think.

    Cheers Ross
  22. Dave: What you need is to forget the riser for...

    Dave:
    What you need is to forget the riser for that FP2NC and fit smaller "tool makers" table...the one with the encoder for the rotary motion and indicators for tilt and swivel....
    Then you will...
  23. Don't think it is simply a matter of weight, I...

    Don't think it is simply a matter of weight,
    I agree with Thanos above in that within reason i do not believe static weight has any appreciable effect on wear of the machine.....
    Its when things...
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    I have a licensed copy of your machine made in...

    I have a licensed copy of your machine made in Korea (Dong Yang)
    Excellent machine , used every day and has given great service.

    My machine has a soft starting setup from the factory....Spindle...
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    What is shown is a horizontal spindle. with...

    What is shown is a horizontal spindle. with hydraulic cylinder and extension pipe to get the hydraulic oil from the rear of the "Y" slide to the spindle.....
    What is missing at least in the photos...
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