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by TDIPower
Mon 30 Sep , 2019 18:10 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Microrouter spindle controller
Replies: 4
Views: 40

Re: Microrouter spindle controller

I might be wrong but I thought the speed controllers were Sprint units, it is 240v in and 0-10v for 0-full speed control. If I remember correctly the 0-10v MUST be isolated as there is something about 240v floating on the board. I might be wrong but I think the output is DC. If you have a look at th...
by TDIPower
Fri 27 Sep , 2019 18:43 pm
Forum: Micromill / Microturn
Topic: Adding a 4th axis to micromill
Replies: 10
Views: 149

Re: Adding a 4th axis to micromill

really loving this work. I've never used 4th axis and can't wait to see this in action, I will be bouncing you the questions if i decide to do something like this in the future!

Pete
by TDIPower
Tue 24 Sep , 2019 21:23 pm
Forum: Viceroy
Topic: Denford viceroy saddle removal
Replies: 3
Views: 39

Re: Denford viceroy saddle removal

Just had a thought when I moved house 6yrs ago I discovered 4 holes in the base just under the bed/tray. These it turns out are for putting 2 bars through so 4 folks can lift and carry it, one each corner, that's how it went on the removals wagon. Didn't even bother splitting it for that.
by TDIPower
Tue 24 Sep , 2019 21:19 pm
Forum: Viceroy
Topic: Denford viceroy saddle removal
Replies: 3
Views: 39

Re: Denford viceroy saddle removal

When the guys come to service the Harrison M300 at work they wind the saddle off the end of the bed, I did this too when I was transporting my Boxford TUD, there is a little L shaped bracket on the underside of the TUD bed to stop it being wound off or the tale stock being slid off the end. I just h...
by TDIPower
Tue 24 Sep , 2019 21:10 pm
Forum: MicroRouter
Topic: Cleaning the Z axis
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Cleaning the Z axis

For me too. Not the easiest things to clean out, just have to bite the bullet and get on with it!

Thanks

Pete
by TDIPower
Mon 23 Sep , 2019 21:10 pm
Forum: MicroRouter
Topic: Cleaning the Z axis
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Cleaning the Z axis

HI, I know the answer to the problem BUT am looking for the best way to go about it. One of the microrouters PROs at work has started sticking in Y axis, you can hear it start to loose place with the motor stalling (sounds like when you have put one of the X nuts a thread out). The feed nut has been...
by TDIPower
Mon 23 Sep , 2019 20:45 pm
Forum: PCB Engraver
Topic: Cutting / Engraving tools
Replies: 0
Views: 38

Cutting / Engraving tools

I'm after some advice on what tools people use and feeds/speeds. I don't have the PCB engraver but instead use a microrouter pro with the porter cable motor. A full board ~270x310mm is stuck down with lots of double sided tape to 18mm MDF, left overnight with about 15kg of steel plate on top! Next d...
by TDIPower
Mon 23 Sep , 2019 17:04 pm
Forum: Micromill / Microturn
Topic: Adding a 4th axis to micromill
Replies: 10
Views: 149

Re: Adding a 4th axis to micromill

great stuff!!!
by TDIPower
Thu 19 Sep , 2019 22:14 pm
Forum: Micromill / Microturn
Topic: Adding a 4th axis to micromill
Replies: 10
Views: 149

Re: Adding a 4th axis to micromill

when I was testing the NS board I have to upgrade my Lathe, I just dropped it straight into my Mircorouter, VR did it's erasing flash thing on connection at it worked straight off for the microrouter. so the board just works on what it's told to do, obviously I didn't try rewriting anything for this...
by TDIPower
Thu 19 Sep , 2019 18:30 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: "downgrading" from nextstep to denstep
Replies: 17
Views: 107

Re: "downgrading" from nextstep to denstep

I was looking at your pics again, I don't know if this could give you any issues in the future but you have a mag base DTI on top of a stepper motor, Wonder if the magnet could impact its operation.

Pete
by TDIPower
Thu 19 Sep , 2019 18:26 pm
Forum: Micromill / Microturn
Topic: Adding a 4th axis to micromill
Replies: 10
Views: 149

Re: Adding a 4th axis to micromill

The guys at denford will know best BUT I wonder if you could use a Novamill or microrouter with 4th axis and just rejig the settings within those files to those of the micromill eg speeds and sizes.

Pete
by TDIPower
Wed 18 Sep , 2019 19:51 pm
Forum: Micromill / Microturn
Topic: Adding Mist Sprayer to Micromill
Replies: 2
Views: 31

Re: Adding Mist Sprayer to Micromill

Ahh that will by why I spotted the Air point on your bench! Great to see the ideas coming forth.
by TDIPower
Wed 18 Sep , 2019 19:48 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: "downgrading" from nextstep to denstep
Replies: 17
Views: 107

Re: "downgrading" from nextstep to denstep

if using the same PC to control either machine there is no reason why you can't have a USB number pad and mouse at each machine and plugged in to the PC. I have a normal keyboard and wired mouse at the PC, a number pad at the machine (which has a USB hub so can plug a USB drive in easier than reachi...
by TDIPower
Tue 17 Sep , 2019 20:15 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: "downgrading" from nextstep to denstep
Replies: 17
Views: 107

Re: "downgrading" from nextstep to denstep

We used to have an arm almost identical to that back in the early 90s it was between me and another guy at work but we had the phone on it! I have become a huge fan of danish oil on wood, couple of coats with a roller and a wipe down :) I needed to do a quick shelf and couldn't wait for paint to dry...
by TDIPower
Tue 17 Sep , 2019 20:01 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Running Old VR Turning on Windows 10
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Re: Running Old VR Turning on Windows 10

Great you have documented this, when I visited Denford the other year they were saying this is the reason they set up the forum, so they could document stuff like this so if customers ran in to issues they could see if it had been solved by others.

Pete
by TDIPower
Mon 16 Sep , 2019 21:00 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: "downgrading" from nextstep to denstep
Replies: 17
Views: 107

Re: "downgrading" from nextstep to denstep

Glad your making progress, love that bench!

Pete
by TDIPower
Mon 16 Sep , 2019 21:00 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: "downgrading" from nextstep to denstep
Replies: 17
Views: 107

Re: "downgrading" from nextstep to denstep

Glad your making progress, love that bench!

Pete
by TDIPower
Wed 11 Sep , 2019 20:14 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: "downgrading" from nextstep to denstep
Replies: 17
Views: 107

Re: "downgrading" from nextstep to denstep

If you go into the machine setup (denny) you can look at the parameters but i'm not sure if there is more to it than that.

Pete
by TDIPower
Tue 10 Sep , 2019 21:08 pm
Forum: NovaTurn
Topic: Thread cutting
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Re: Thread cutting

Post up your G code file. Are you doing the design on LatheCAM designer? Which version of machine control are you using? I've done threading using Lathcam as the design package but my control is DOS based. (now have both Quick turn and VR turning but need to convert my control card over, car restora...
by TDIPower
Wed 04 Sep , 2019 19:51 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: Speed and Feed GUIDE for Denford machines
Replies: 6
Views: 8761

Re: Speed and Feed GUIDE for Denford machines

This had me wondering as I have the Mircrorouter Pro with a PC motor, I thought the Pro version was OK for alu but not steel. I would have thought putting filter cloth over the vents would have been OK. I use off cuts from the cooker hood filters in the kitchen for the fan filter, sticking them on t...