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Old 05-28-2009, 01:27 PM   #1471 (permalink)
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Hi Jay,

I have no idea how you found my website, or how ever else you found out what I have, but Good Job!

I will be using the Jet for making the boards. I use it for almost everything. Also the X2 is in about 30 pieces right now. The Jet has more then enough travel for the boards, I think I could fit 2 on the table at once.

I have heard about that router before, but never seen one. How is it? What are its specs?

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Old 05-28-2009, 04:15 PM   #1472 (permalink)
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Adam, I'm a member of CNCZone and your website is in your profile. I'm not staking you My X2 is only in 2 pieces. It got relegated back to the garage when I got the router and I haven't bolted it back together and trammed it yet.

The Widgitmaster Wide router.

My blog is here but it's a bit out of date since I've picked up some new hobbies

Jay

BTW, the big holes are 1/8"
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Old 05-29-2009, 12:51 AM   #1473 (permalink)
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The zip file contains a dxf file, a pdf file, and a g-code file of the power section of the controller with all of the holes. The g-code can be viewed in notepad or any other word processing software. The g-code is currently only for the "top side" of the board. It was done using a Bridgeport EZ-Trak post processor since this is the machine that I have. The (0,0) point is located on the upper left corner of the "top side". All of the tooling paths are for the centerline of the lines shown. My software will let me produce the g-code for 25 other machines. If you let me know what brand of control your machine uses, I will see if I can use the correct post processor for it. I can also set the z-axis plane to whatever you like along with the x-y speeds and the z-speeds.
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Old 05-29-2009, 01:19 AM   #1474 (permalink)
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I use Mach 3. I'll have a look and let you know if what you ahve alreay posted will work or not.

Update: is not compatible with Mach 3. If it's easy for you to save it in that format great, if not, I can work with the DXF

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Old 05-29-2009, 07:20 AM   #1475 (permalink)
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I use mach 3 as well. The commands are in not a standard gcode format, that is why they wont work. I tried using a find replace routine to change rapid abs to G00 and line abs to G01 but it still didnt help. Im not sure if it is because of the line numbers at the beginning or not.

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Old 05-29-2009, 10:51 AM   #1476 (permalink)
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This zip file contains the g-code for the first 5 different post processors of my software. Let me know which one is the closest to what you need and then I can use it to compare to the others and will post any others that are similar.
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Old 05-29-2009, 11:56 AM   #1477 (permalink)
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ok, first attempt at uploading a txt file, dont know if i need to zip it to get it to go. but at any rate, i think the first file was the easiest to convert to standard Gcode, and i've tried to make it work with EMC. Ironically, my mill isnt big enough to do the whole thing in one shot can someone review this for me?
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Old 05-29-2009, 11:58 AM   #1478 (permalink)
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oops, first mistake, forgot a M30 end line....add that first off
anyone know what code is needed to get the machine to stop for a manual tool change?

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Old 05-29-2009, 12:16 PM   #1479 (permalink)
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In Mach the
M05 // Turn off spindle
G00 X0.0000 Y0.0000 Z2.0000 // go to (0,0,2)
M06 Txx // Tool change
M03 // Start spindle

where xx is a different tool number will tell Mach to pause (unless the user has changed the default setting that is). Can't speak exactly for EMC as I was never able to get it to run on my laptop.

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Old 05-29-2009, 12:21 PM   #1480 (permalink)
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This zip file contains the g-code for the first 5 different post processors of my software. Let me know which one is the closest to what you need and then I can use it to compare to the others and will post any others that are similar.
None of those worked. I'll use the dxf

On the bottom side, what are the light brown squares? To put it another way, are these just etched outlines, or through hole?

Jay

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