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    From what I read M82 is changer advance towards...

    From what I read M82 is changer advance towards spindle. Wonder if the control is waiting for or has lost this finish signal of that action. Seems it would have to be there for the machine to drop...
  2. Ha... I knew there was going to be someone...

    Ha... I knew there was going to be someone showing up here way smarter then me! I can never remember those button pushes until I'm standing there. Sheesh!

    Dave
  3. Your best friends in a "project" like this are...

    Your best friends in a "project" like this are going to come in the way of books. Download any Fanuc manual you can find on the www. that has Oi-TB in the title to start. Getting electrical, parts,...
  4. Yes that's it! I knew it was G or M 30 something...

    Yes that's it! I knew it was G or M 30 something or other. Proof I never use it cause I can't even remember it.

    Shoot.

    ~D~
  5. I have a Supermax 3 with a 22 tool carousel and...

    I have a Supermax 3 with a 22 tool carousel and OMC control.

    I also have a Mori Sieki with 30 tool carousel and 18MC control.

    Both machines have a tool call of T0 as the norm. Sometimes...
  6. T0 exists as a normal tool number. Seeing T0 on...

    T0 exists as a normal tool number. Seeing T0 on the screen does not mean something is wrong. Say on a 12 tool carousel tool changer, you have T1-T12 stored in the carousel. T0 will then be the tool...
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    Yes I love those high build primers too. That's...

    Yes I love those high build primers too. That's what I used on the machine in the picture and others in the past.

    The two part urethanes have isocyanates in the hardener.

    The following refers...
  8. On a Fanuc there is a "Shift" (G53) register...

    On a Fanuc there is a "Shift" (G53) register usually located on the same screen as G54 and is used to apply global adjustments to all work coordinates on the machine at the same time and by the same...
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    Ha... I go there to amuse myself or see machines...

    Ha... I go there to amuse myself or see machines bigger and badder then my own. Seldom to actually learn anything.

    Dave
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    A rats nest on any drill is a sure sign you're...

    A rats nest on any drill is a sure sign you're feeding too slow. Maybe even way to slow.

    One off or small production run, 1/8" in 1018 - 118 deg Black oxide w/coolant at 2400-2600 RPM /...
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    No... sometimes when things are this bad, you...

    No... sometimes when things are this bad, you just have to replace with new.

    Kids too! :-)

    Dave
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    Yeah I was thinking that later after posting. Was...

    Yeah I was thinking that later after posting. Was wondering whether a sensor of that type could position something as accurately as an orient sensor needs to be. Apparently so. My only experiences so...
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    As mechanical references that the cylinder is...

    As mechanical references that the cylinder is stroking properly, I see two. In the first picture the sensor at the front with the black wire coming out definitely looks like it wants to track...
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    Well you got the first part down. How to spray a...

    Well you got the first part down. How to spray a finish. That's a great start, and you'll need it.

    I've built and repainted many machine tools over the years. Here's some of what I've learned...
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    Felt was pretty common on old machines of many...

    Felt was pretty common on old machines of many types. The fact that you mentioned an oiling port to the felt on your machine tells me this is what the manufacturer considered the machines' way...
  16. Some years back I got a 40 taper Mori Seiki VMC...

    Some years back I got a 40 taper Mori Seiki VMC w/pallet changer that weighs I think 15-16K pounds. It also had an installation manual that showed an entire foundation system. Dig a big hole, lay in...
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    I looked up your lathe. Pretty nice. Seems there...

    I looked up your lathe. Pretty nice. Seems there are other threads on PM about it, but I couldn't find a picture of the apron and saddle that was close enough to take a look at how it might be oiled....
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    Hmmm... wow. A lathe with no lube? No wonder...

    Hmmm... wow. A lathe with no lube? No wonder you're slopping it on. Are you sure about that no lube? CNC? Manual? Make/Model? Is this a little bench top number?

    I have a customer with an old...
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    To a great degree, if you have properly working...

    To a great degree, if you have properly working way wipes on your machines, a lot of the oil added from the outside in just gets wiped away. Not a thing is mentioned about the normal oil systems on...
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    I use dnc4u also. About the only thing I can...

    I use dnc4u also. About the only thing I can think of is did you make sure the computer you're using to send and receive with has the COM port on the computer completely setup to match the settings...
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    Ah yes I see. Good point. Thank you. Ha......

    Ah yes I see. Good point. Thank you.

    Ha... that's the trouble with being self taught and mostly working alone. No one there to occasionally slap sense into you with the simple ways to solve a...
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    Along these lines - I have limited experience...

    Along these lines - I have limited experience with horizontal spindles and after years without, have only recently gotten back to owning a lathe. So I ask... can those with experience tell me in...
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    After aligning your vise square to the machine as...

    After aligning your vise square to the machine as you normally would, mount a dial test indicator in the spindle or on the rotating part of it with a mag base and directly indicate in the flutes of...
  24. Hi Brent, Don't worry no offense taken. Me...

    Hi Brent,

    Don't worry no offense taken. Me digging in on this subject was simply my nature to learn all I can about the control functions available on this lathe I bought. What Bill offered was...
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    Just buy a short length of 8mm or 5/16 key or...

    Just buy a short length of 8mm or 5/16 key or flat stock, cut off a couple short pieces, round one end on the grinder, drill a clearance hole for a 3mm screw through them and either counterbore for a...
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