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    Thanks Ross, I will check it out. I did clean off...

    Thanks Ross, I will check it out. I did clean off the universal joint thing above of grease to see if it was the cause, (Was thinking it was flinging off to the commutator below),but no did the same...
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    On my 2NC, if the machine sets for any length of...

    On my 2NC, if the machine sets for any length of time (like a month)I have to clean the "Z" tach, because of the noise. It is very weird, maybe mad that I am not using her. There will be no noise...
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    Another thumps up on the Phase Perfect, you won't...

    Another thumps up on the Phase Perfect, you won't look back. A plus is the high resell value. When I moved into a shop with 3 phase, I sold the PP for close to what I purchased it for.
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    Try A Tech Authority in Chino. They have some...

    Try A Tech Authority in Chino. They have some parts for repair, but they told me that it's getting slim pickings and are using spares now for the internals.
    http://www.atechauthority.com
  5. Here is a picture of my FP2NC being moved. A...

    Here is a picture of my FP2NC being moved. A single solid bar through the casting, the Y axis all the way back and with the fixed table in place. It's pretty balanced....
  6. By your pictures, it looks to me, that the...

    By your pictures, it looks to me, that the collector lead that 3055 has a fractured solder joint on the pcb,(circle around the solder joint). It is a common problem on devices that get hot. I would...
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    I had A Tech Authority, Inc in Chino,ca rebuild...

    I had A Tech Authority, Inc in Chino,ca rebuild two scales on my FP2NC. They replaced the seals, cleaned and checked the output on one, and replaced the photo sensor, seals on the other. They did...
  8. So, I guess one way to go about this CAM stuff...

    So, I guess one way to go about this CAM stuff for the Dialog control is to draw a simple drawing, manually write a program and at the same time run the drawing through the CAM program and then...
  9. I found a CAM program that will work on Mac's,...

    I found a CAM program that will work on Mac's, Mesh cam. Ross, how hard was it to write that post for D4? Did you start out with common control and modify it or start from scratch?
  10. I am communicating to my FP2NC with Dialog 2 and...

    I am communicating to my FP2NC with Dialog 2 and an iMac using the serial port using a program called DNC-X. I can upload to the Mac,edit the code, and download it back to the FP2NC. Had to get a USB...
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    Thanks Ross for the detailed procedure, going to...

    Thanks Ross for the detailed procedure, going to work on it today and get the scale shipped off. Of course I am in the middle of a run of suspension parts, when the error codes became less...
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    Removing the "X" scale on FP2NC ?

    What is the proper method for removing the "X" scale on the 2NC? I am getting more and more "V" error codes now that the shop temperature is up because of summer. I used to get them occasionally in...
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    Wow, this is weird, I was just thinking about you...

    Wow, this is weird, I was just thinking about you the other day after Wrench popped back in for a visit on the board and was wondering what happened to the "Deckel Whisper". I hope you still have...
  14. Ross, What does it usually cost to have...

    Ross,
    What does it usually cost to have Express Ball Screw go thru a ball screw assembly?

    Monte
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    A 41mm car fan wrench ( Ford if a remember...

    A 41mm car fan wrench ( Ford if a remember correctly), is thin and fits the draw bar wrench flats prefectly, like it was made for it.

    Monte
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    Ross, Did you do the scraping yourself or did...

    Ross,
    Did you do the scraping yourself or did you farm it out like on the FP4nc? What lead you to scraping it, was it that far out (worn) or was it one of those, I have it apart this far why not...
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    Thanks, but I tend to get carried away with...

    Thanks, but I tend to get carried away with things, the piping is an example.
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    Putting the wand on the operator side is a great...

    Putting the wand on the operator side is a great idea. Got any pictures?

    Very clean work on routing the wires and hoses, nice job on the enclosure at the back of the machine--looks factory,...
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    No kidding on them drills, I have a 3", six...

    No kidding on them drills, I have a 3", six insert face mill, that that is like a snow blower when surfacing aluminum. It would be nice to contain the chips, just got to brain storm on the solution.
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    It is nice to have the "M" control in the mix,...

    It is nice to have the "M" control in the mix, just one last thing to remember to turn on & off. I might try and come up with a plan for some kind of small chip tray/ enclosure, but I like being able...
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    Thanks for the kind words. I try to take as many...

    Thanks for the kind words. I try to take as many photos as I can,but some times when your in the middle of a project, it hard to remember to take some. I was hoping that some clear photos of the...
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    Non Flood Coolant System for the FP2NC

    Needed a coolant system for the mill, I have the stock flood system, but I don't have a chip tray, so the flood coolant is out. During my search on alternatives systems, I found the patent papers on...
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    Ross, Thats is two great tips, especially the...

    Ross,
    Thats is two great tips, especially the welding rod trick. It was hard to get those springs back in the holders when you are doing the bottom brushes on the "X" and "Y" axis. I will be...
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    Ok, I followed the advice given. The removing of...

    Ok, I followed the advice given. The removing of the gear box was not a problem for me , because I have done it numerous times before. In fact I could probably could do it with my eyes closed. I...
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    Thanks for the input, guys. I will remove and...

    Thanks for the input, guys. I will remove and clean the tach brushes, the main brushes. Is it possible to get to the back brushes next to the column without removing the servo itself? What should I...
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