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Project Logs / Re: Taper attachment build
« Last post by WeldingRod on August 14, 2018, 02:37:32 PM »
Pekka,
The slide is adjustable to get close to zero play using a gib; it runs smoothly.  The way its set up, it is free to move up and down if the way isn't lined up with the lathe bed (though mine seems to be very well aligned with those keys).
I think my final height issue was due to the relatively low precision fit of the plastic parts, or a thickness mistake on a plastic part.  I really didn't bother working out where I messed up, just fixed it.
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The Design Shop / Re: Mill/drill stand for Warco Major mill
« Last post by PekkaNF on August 14, 2018, 01:22:05 PM »
I thought they had lost the shipment, because last update on tracking info was 7.8 and contacted Warco Yesterday. Afetrnoon I got a call from Finnish depot that I can have it tomorow morning. Took surpricingly long time for them to process it. Hope I'll like it.
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Project Logs / Re: Taper attachment build
« Last post by PekkaNF on August 14, 2018, 01:10:49 PM »
Very nice! Did you got any play?

Where did that descrepancy crep in with the cross slide and taper attachment deck height?

I relieved the center to make fit up a bit easier.

Installed on the lathe with the plastic bits on top.

Crud.  A little higher than planned.  At least those parts aren't made yet...

My speciality is to add a part thickness with wrong sign....latest was to add 20 mm instead of subsract it and even put the part in wrong way, because it did not look right - and then welded it solid. :D

Pekka
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New from Old / Re: The Sequel - Oh Blimey I bought a CNC Lathe (Beaver TC 20)
« Last post by awemawson on August 14, 2018, 12:15:09 PM »
On the spindle orientation..a very odd fault..as you would think the control would alarm if it wasn't in the correct position?

It just 'hangs' with the running light lit, so I expect that it's waiting for an input from some point on the ladder logic. I just wish I could source a copy of 'Step5' software that talks to the controller and lets you examine the PLC ladder in real time. All the hooky copies I've seen so far are missing the authorisation code  :palm:
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New from Old / Re: The Sequel - Oh Blimey I bought a CNC Lathe (Beaver TC 20)
« Last post by awemawson on August 14, 2018, 12:09:51 PM »
Welcome to the forum, why don't you post a bit in the Introductions section and tell us a bit about your projects ?
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Project Logs / Re: DIY tablet computer, maybe.
« Last post by S. Heslop on August 14, 2018, 11:17:12 AM »
Nice. Now it's working for reals. Got undo and redo set to keys. The problem I had is that theres a function to start the keyboard press, and a function to end that keypress. But because alot of the key combos share a key (ctrl) then having each individual function doing its own 'else - end key press' thing was mucking it up. So now i've got a bunch of integers to keep track of if a key has been previously pressed before running the release function once.

Or something. I'm not great at programming.

Now I just need to figure out what shortcuts are worth assigning to buttons.


Since the thing also works as a plain old digitizer with the display off, i'm considering the idea of ditching both my second desktop monitor and the old graphics tablet and using it to fill both roles. I'm always fighting for desk space so something you'd need to slide around and drag through the piled up junk wouldn't be ideal. Perhaps a cantilevered arm. But even if you could lock it it's not going to be very solid. Gives me something to think about while I type out this stupid function 15 more times.
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Project Logs / Re: Taper attachment build
« Last post by WeldingRod on August 14, 2018, 10:50:41 AM »
I still haven't cut anything yet...  project #1 is either cutting some 1" drills down to MT2 or making a hardinge nose taper for a balancing jig.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk

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Tools / Re: Unknown bandsaw.
« Last post by S. Heslop on August 14, 2018, 10:14:51 AM »
I ran a bandsaw like this for a few years, and while it had some problems I was able to do alot with it. My neighbour gave me a different small 2 wheeled bandsaw (PP230BDS) and I ended up chucking the 3 wheeled one, which I kind of regret. Even though it was starting to fall apart with the tyre wearing out.

The smaller wheels limit you to thinner blades, so they're not so great for ripping tall material. But they give it a way wider stance that lets you fit wider boards through it. I think that makes it a superior machine for a small bandsaw.

Also I was pleased to find out with the other small bandsaws they use the same blade diameters. Around 1500mm I think.
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Tools / Re: Unknown bandsaw.
« Last post by S. Heslop on August 14, 2018, 09:59:35 AM »
David this link is to the manual for the Clarke bandsaw its an identical machine.
 https://www.clarkeservice.co.uk/manuals/woodworker/cbs355.pdf

john

How on earth did they get all those photos of me. They're very private.
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Project Logs / Re: DIY tablet computer, maybe.
« Last post by S. Heslop on August 14, 2018, 09:11:34 AM »
Turned out the trick was to save and exit so there was nothing to undo before uploading the new program.

Seems like i've made some progress though. All my troubles were caused by a stupid syntax error in the if statement that made it ignore the query and just spam the function inside as fast as possible. I was puzzling over if the device was broken since I had a real hard time in the past trying to read a potentiometer value. So now I just need to copy this function 20 times for each shortcut I want to slap in.
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