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  1. Tell Me about the Deckel Dialog 3 cnc control

    Hi All,

    Looking at euro mills, trying to decide which way to go.

    How does the dialog 3 CNC control compare to the dialog 4, and can the 3
    be upgraded to a 4? Is it easy to up grade and is it...
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    Kpotter, Before you go to far down this road...

    Kpotter,

    Before you go to far down this road you should buy Bud Guitrau's book and
    read the sinker section. Good to know what you are getting into.

    I think a non-cnc would be just fine for...
  3. Tell me all about the Deckel CNC 3M control

    Hi all,

    How does the Deckel 3m compare to the Dialog 4.

    What are it's strong points and weaknesses.

    How hard is it to change over the CRT to a LCD?

    Paul
  4. Tilt, Swivel, and Rotate Table VS Plain Table

    Hello all,

    I was wondering why people who have both tables want
    to switch back and forth between them?

    Does the universal table just not have enough rigidity
    when compared to the plain table?...
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    Ross, Remember I said plus or minus 10V, This...

    Ross,

    Remember I said plus or minus 10V, This implies that you vary the
    voltage between the two limits. If you just hit it with 10V
    you are making a bang-bang control system, instead of the...
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    Hi Ross, I have no trouble with the Dialog 4...

    Hi Ross,

    I have no trouble with the Dialog 4 CNC control.

    The only reason I'm looking for a dead NC is the price,
    as it should be very cheap, because without a working CNC
    unit, as you point...
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    Hi Guys, Many of you have missed the point,...

    Hi Guys,

    Many of you have missed the point, but that must be my lack
    of a good explanation.

    I have a Brother TC-22A which is faster than any retrofit Deckel
    will ever be. 12,000 rpm spindle,...
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    One thing, you won't be able to do any retrofit...

    One thing, you won't be able to do any retrofit without
    a complete set of electronic schematics.

    If you can't read the schematics you won't be able to
    do the retrofit.

    So if you are a...
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    mTeryk, I think your comments show your lack...

    mTeryk,

    I think your comments show your lack of knowledge about control systems.

    The simple part would come if you re-used the existing components like
    the servos and servo amp. I don't have...
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    Mike, I have looked at this problem quite a...

    Mike,

    I have looked at this problem quite a bit, and there are a lot of issues at play.

    You say you are an electronics Ludite - what about software programming?

    How much money do you want to...
  11. Hi Denis, I loved your video. So how did...

    Hi Denis,

    I loved your video.

    So how did you come up with your exact design?

    I have suggested in the past, that people should use finite
    element analysis to develop straight edge designs to...
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    Hi Ross, The manual machines have rpm on the...

    Hi Ross,

    The manual machines have rpm on the order of 2,000 - to slow.

    I frequently use my Gorton Profiler just because it's quick and easy.

    Ross, you were the specialty shop that I was...
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    DeadMahoDude, I would use still the servos....

    DeadMahoDude,

    I would use still the servos. You don't need a CNC control to run
    the servos (if you know what you are doing).

    A dead Deckel/Maho would be old and not worth trying to resurrect...
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    Deckel Style Mills

    Hi All,

    I was wondering if the Japanese or Chinese ever made mills in the style
    of Deckels or Mahos with universal toolmaker tables? I know about the
    Makino series.

    Has any Asian mfg. made...
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    Hi, I built a small hole attachment for my...

    Hi,

    I built a small hole attachment for my sinker.

    I used a pressure washer pump to get the high pressure.

    Paul
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    Ballen, On the question, does it require the...

    Ballen,

    On the question, does it require the batteries.

    This is a very sensitive instrument, and if you tried
    to run it without the batteries you most likely would
    see the ripple current from...
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    Hi, There are several ways to fix the shaft: ...

    Hi,

    There are several ways to fix the shaft:

    1) spray metal, and grind the new surface.

    2) hard chrome, and grind the new surface.
    On the hard chrome method the other surfaces will
    have...
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    Hi Bruce, I haven't had to worry about the...

    Hi Bruce,

    I haven't had to worry about the batteries yet as
    they still hold a charge.

    Paul
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    Hi, I have a Talyvel 4. When I purchased...

    Hi,

    I have a Talyvel 4.

    When I purchased it, it only had one sensor.

    I used it when I lapped my granite surface plate. I had to
    always stand in the same exact spot so any disturbance tilt...
  20. Thread: Makino sp43

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    Matt, I don't know your back ground, but if it...

    Matt,

    I don't know your back ground, but if it were me I would figure
    out the charmilles jig and squareness method and simulate it
    on your Makino - it's just a simple matter of geometry.

    I...
  21. In the Medium to heavy mills which is better Sharp or Supermax?

    Hi all,

    I am currently looking at a Sharp VH3 and a Supermax seies II or YC-2Gs.

    Which is better and why?

    What are their good and bad points?

    Paul
  22. You leave it high to compensate for the weight of...

    You leave it high to compensate for the weight of the vise and stuff you are machining.
    The table will sag with the rate of load on the table. Many mills will handle between
    400 to 800 lbs. on the...
  23. What is everyone going to do when the deckel or maho control dies?

    Hi all,

    I was wondering what this community of Euro mill owners
    will do when their controllers die?

    Will you try to get it fixed or opt for a retrofit?

    The only retrofit that I've heard...
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    Hi Ross, Thank you for the invitation. ...

    Hi Ross,

    Thank you for the invitation.

    Thank you for the advise, as well.

    With a dead control the seller couldn't ask to
    much for the machine - after all it's just an anchor.
    The cost to...
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    Hi Ross, Thanks for all the good input. I...

    Hi Ross,

    Thanks for all the good input.

    I started out as a job shopper 40+ years ago.
    When times got tough around here (will the last person
    leaving Seattle please turn out the lights), I...
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