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Re: Another machine joins the stable...
« Reply #25 on: January 11, 2016, 03:20:55 PM »
Looks like another epic CNC lathe thread is about to start :drool: :clap: :headbang: :nrocks:


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Re: Another machine joins the stable...
« Reply #26 on: January 11, 2016, 03:50:49 PM »
Very nice Ade , that some  bit of kit   :bugeye:


I methinks the Butt plug E stop may need fitting for the first test run  :lol:   


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Re: Another machine joins the stable...
« Reply #27 on: January 11, 2016, 07:43:30 PM »
Thank you all for your continued interest (now, if only one of you was a secret Mazak expert!!)  :lol:

Biggles - tidal power is the one, I think. Even as I write this it's lashing down with rain again, and blowing a merry gale, again. I've lost count now, but it's been roughly 1/week since sometime in November. Fortunately, we're out of harms way (even down on the docks, ironically, as the gates can be closed to keep the water out, but the Mersey hasn't flooded anyway).

nrml - Well.... maybe.... I'm not sure I've got the tenacity that Andrew's got, and I certainly don't have as much "spare" time. But I'll give it a good go!

Rob - No e-stop needed yet... need an e-start first! I'll turn the butt plug up on the old Edgwick! It cuts a taper anyway, so that saves some time  :scratch:
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Re: Another machine joins the stable...
« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2016, 03:23:53 AM »
Ade, the advantage you have with the Mazak is that there are far more of them around than my Traub, so hopefully spares and knowledge should be easier to come by.

Documentation and knowledge are the key I think  :thumbup:
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Re: Another machine joins the stable...
« Reply #29 on: October 21, 2016, 03:33:50 PM »
Ade,

Any progress on the Mazak?

Phil.
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Re: Another machine joins the stable...
« Reply #30 on: October 21, 2016, 07:40:29 PM »
Hi Phil,

Regrettably not yet. Having got as far as powering it on & determining the controller isn't booting, I've got as far as registering it with Mazak & got a quote for a reprint of the documentation (slightly over £300!), which I couldn't afford at the time... Since then, I've started to move into a new & even bigger workshop, so everything's been on hold for the last 6 months. I'm hoping to be fully moved by Christmas, then I've got a few other fish to fry, so with luck I'll be able to get back to it around February/March time.... fingers crossed.

So, at the moment, it's just a big green hulk of a thing taking up room. Fortunately, the new workshop will make it look a bit smaller, and therefore (maybe) more managable  :palm:
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Re: Another machine joins the stable...
« Reply #31 on: October 21, 2016, 08:56:30 PM »
Could be a good candidate for a LinuxCNC conversion.

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Re: Another machine joins the stable...
« Reply #32 on: February 17, 2018, 09:31:50 AM »
Hi Ade,

Just remembered your Mazak acquisition and wondered if you ever made any progress ?

 . . . . do keep me informed . . . .  :thumbup:
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Re: Another machine joins the stable...
« Reply #33 on: February 17, 2018, 09:20:58 PM »
As usual with one of my projects.... itís on the long slow burn...

Basically, it was successfully moved into the new workshop, but not in a position where it could readily be used, or even accessed... I am slowly working towards it in terms of space, still a fair way to go though.

Some good news, I start a new job in March which will significantly boost available finances... so I should be able to get hold of those manuals, etc. And, with a bit of luck, I might even be able to make a start on cleaning it up, and some electronics tests...

So: TL;DR: usual amount of progress so far (none), usual plans for future progress (lots)  :whip:
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Re: Another machine joins the stable...
« Reply #34 on: February 17, 2018, 09:25:06 PM »
PS: As I am currently in Qixian, near Kaifeng, China... not a lot happening for another week! And as itís Chinese New Year, everywhere is closed.... canít even go tool shopping!
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Re: Another machine joins the stable...
« Reply #35 on: February 18, 2018, 07:14:48 AM »
Ade,

Glad to hear that it's an ongoing project and not abandoned  :thumbup:

New job in the UK or China ?
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Re: Another machine joins the stable...
« Reply #36 on: February 22, 2018, 08:05:29 AM »
New job in the UK... unfortunately it means a long-ish commute every day, but for close to double the money, it's worth it. 12-18 months there, then I'll look for something more convenient...
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Re: Another machine joins the stable...
« Reply #37 on: February 24, 2018, 11:09:14 AM »
Nice one Ade, yes a "big impractical and daft to own machines" sub-club would be good. Just a suggestion, nock though into the kitchen if you are next door and you could have a his and hers with the kitchen sink in the middle!  : :zap: