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by Joe Pineapples
Tue 14 Feb , 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Novamill
Topic: Spindle warmup procedure
Replies: 1
Views: 715

Spindle warmup procedure

After speaking to someone the other day it occurred to me that many Nova Mill owners may be quite new to CNC and G-coding and, like the person I was speaking to, may not be aware that you should always warm your spindle up before use (or may simply be unsure how long it should warm up for, or which ...
by Joe Pineapples
Tue 14 Feb , 2017 0:59 am
Forum: Novamill
Topic: novamill atc retrofit
Replies: 64
Views: 14130

Re: novamill atc retrofit

I realise I'm a little late to the table and I haven't read the whole way through this thread, but i thought I'd throw a little compromise idea into the ring for those who might want a (slightly) simpler solution. The last Haas I bought had a 24-tool carousel mounted vertically, between this and the...
by Joe Pineapples
Mon 13 Feb , 2017 23:47 pm
Forum: Novamill
Topic: A low profile, flat modular clamping system/vice for Novamil
Replies: 9
Views: 3051

Re: A low profile, flat modular clamping system/vice for Nov

Hi Joe The table looks great! Any chance of posting the drawings or sending me them? I'm struggling to find a vice or good quality low profile repeatable system, and this looks ideal. Thanks Jon Hi Jon, yes I'll see if I can upload the files to here for anyone who it might be useful to. Apologies f...
by Joe Pineapples
Mon 10 Oct , 2016 10:18 am
Forum: Novamill
Topic: A low profile, flat modular clamping system/vice for Novamil
Replies: 9
Views: 3051

Re: A low profile, flat modular clamping system/vice for Nov

Joe I would love one of these for my Novamill fancy a commission to make me one? I hadnt realised just how tight the z depth would be once there is some tool length theres not much room to play :o I'm serious about buying one from you if you fancy it Hi Ben, sorry for the delay. Whereabouts are you...
by Joe Pineapples
Fri 30 Sep , 2016 14:16 pm
Forum: Novamill
Topic: A low profile, flat modular clamping system/vice for Novamil
Replies: 9
Views: 3051

Re: A low profile, flat modular clamping system/vice for Nov

Joe I would love one of these for my Novamill fancy a commission to make me one? I hadnt realised just how tight the z depth would be once there is some tool length theres not much room to play :o I'm serious about buying one from you if you fancy it Hi Ben, sorry for the delay. Whereabouts are you...
by Joe Pineapples
Sun 17 Jul , 2016 21:45 pm
Forum: Novamill
Topic: A low profile, flat modular clamping system/vice for Novamil
Replies: 9
Views: 3051

Re: A low profile, flat modular clamping system/vice for Nov

the vices sold with the boxford 190 and 240 are pretty good for the novamill, the one supplied with the 190 is slightly smaller. If you go on the boxford website you can see the exploded view of the vice. Thanks, just had a look at them. I'd already made this one though and (for my purposes at leas...
by Joe Pineapples
Sat 16 Jul , 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Novamill
Topic: A low profile, flat modular clamping system/vice for Novamil
Replies: 9
Views: 3051

A low profile, flat modular clamping system/vice for Novamil

Hi all, just bought myself a Novamill (been looking for one for ages), first thing I noticed is the limited Z travel. I intend to raise the column at some point, in the mean time I was looking for a low profile vice but was unable to find one that matched my needs. That led to me making my own, a st...
by Joe Pineapples
Sat 16 Jul , 2016 8:45 am
Forum: Other CAD CAM and CNC
Topic: Software for Engraving on a sphere
Replies: 1
Views: 4852

Re: Software for Engraving on a sphere

Hi, I know this is a couple of years old but for the benefit of anyone else who might be looking for a solution, I use Mastercam for 3D engraving (and for just about all my CAM needs) but, obviously, it's astronomically expensive. A free option would be HeeksCAD/HeeksCNC, Google it and download. Tut...