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by MadeForThat
Wed 02 Sep , 2020 16:04 pm
Forum: Micromill / Microturn
Topic: Adding a 4th axis to micromill
Replies: 14
Views: 2144

Re: Adding a 4th axis to micromill

Hi Steve, So I actually didnt modify the mint file, that was absolutely going to take more effort than what I ended up doing. So as TDIpower mentioned above, you can change the profile for your machine to another denford machine that had a 4th axis as an option. You will need to reenter all the sett...
by MadeForThat
Tue 01 Sep , 2020 21:29 pm
Forum: Micromill / Microturn
Topic: Testing without software?
Replies: 11
Views: 148

Re: Testing without software?

I can get some links tommorow, but I have had a lot of luck with a serial to USB converter, but I have the original cables to connect to that. It is called the terra grand premium usb 2.0 to rs232, got mine on amazon. There is a diagram of the connections in the cables on this forum here somewhere, ...
by MadeForThat
Tue 01 Sep , 2020 17:37 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Tool Setting
Replies: 5
Views: 502

Re: Tool Setting

Blatter- that is exactly what I was hoping to find! Do you mind sharing the contents of the M code? I assume it goes to a safe Z height above the probe, rapids down until it touches, then lifts and drops at a fine feed? How did you hook in the sensor?
by MadeForThat
Tue 01 Sep , 2020 16:50 pm
Forum: Micromill / Microturn
Topic: Micromill based on Taig?
Replies: 1
Views: 329

Re: Micromill based on Taig?

Sounds cool, have any pics?
by MadeForThat
Tue 01 Sep , 2020 16:49 pm
Forum: Micromill / Microturn
Topic: Testing without software?
Replies: 11
Views: 148

Re: Testing without software?

Also at the bottom of the page near where it says "post reply" there is a wrench, if you click that and hit the "subscribe topic" you will see when people respond to this post. The little check mark is misleading, you have to "uncheck" it to start receiving notifications. Lots of posters never reali...
by MadeForThat
Tue 01 Sep , 2020 16:45 pm
Forum: Denford Classifieds
Topic: TRIAC ATC FANUC 21i-M For Sale - Only 170 hrs from new!!
Replies: 1
Views: 282

Re: TRIAC ATC FANUC 21i-M For Sale - Only 170 hrs from new!!

I wish you were on this side of the globe!
by MadeForThat
Tue 01 Sep , 2020 16:43 pm
Forum: Micromill / Microturn
Topic: Testing without software?
Replies: 11
Views: 148

Re: Testing without software?

Welcome! Depending on the controller you have, you may find it worthwhile to just buy the denford software, as it is quite good. If your controller is too old, you may be out of luck for that to be a reasonable option. If that is the case, you would likely want to strip out the old controller anyway...
by MadeForThat
Wed 01 Jul , 2020 22:00 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Tool Setting
Replies: 5
Views: 502

Tool Setting

Has denford ever made a machine with a tool height probing feature? I would love if this were a feature, as it would save a fair bit of time when using er collets! Something like this to test continuity: http://www.yrcnc.com/product/cnc-tool-touch-off-probe/
by MadeForThat
Tue 12 May , 2020 15:39 pm
Forum: NovaTurn
Topic: All new electronics
Replies: 16
Views: 2255

Re: All new electronics

I definitely think the novaturn is a good base to make a very capable desktop machine, I have held some beautiful surface finishes on monel! Cant say I know how long an insert will last taking the cuts that I was, but the machine was as rigid as I could ever hope. Fortunately the inserts I use are d...
by MadeForThat
Mon 11 May , 2020 21:29 pm
Forum: NovaTurn
Topic: All new electronics
Replies: 16
Views: 2255

Re: All new electronics

Iron Man-
What is the control board on that beast? How are you planning to control your toolpost?
by MadeForThat
Mon 11 May , 2020 21:26 pm
Forum: NovaTurn
Topic: All new electronics
Replies: 16
Views: 2255

Re: All new electronics

How are you moving your tool post motor? If you have it connected so that you can control it with 1 pin, everything should be perfect. (ie, turning on arduino pin moves it forward, and it moves backward when not activated) Then the other 3 remaining pins can be inputs for the 3 optical sensors insid...
by MadeForThat
Mon 11 May , 2020 17:28 pm
Forum: Denford Classifieds
Topic: Denford Micromaster 280vs Lathe Parts
Replies: 2
Views: 1238

Re: Denford Micromaster 280vs Lathe Parts

are you going to let go of the spindle drive, and if so what is is?
by MadeForThat
Mon 11 May , 2020 17:19 pm
Forum: NovaTurn
Topic: All new electronics
Replies: 16
Views: 2255

Re: All new electronics

Also if you haven't already, hit the "subscribe topic" button below under the topic tools drop down at the bottom of the thread. The check box is inverted, but if it is unchecked, you will receive notifications to your email. Makes it easier to snag those sprint drive deals ;)
by MadeForThat
Mon 11 May , 2020 17:14 pm
Forum: NovaTurn
Topic: All new electronics
Replies: 16
Views: 2255

Re: All new electronics

Sounds like things are progressing nicely! I suspect that tool changes are not handled by GRBL simply because of the huge number of different ways that machines have changed tools over the years. I dont know what is happening behind the scenes, but I cant imagine it would be too crazy hard to add a ...
by MadeForThat
Mon 13 Apr , 2020 23:31 pm
Forum: NovaTurn
Topic: Novaturn ATC blowing fuse on startup
Replies: 14
Views: 812

Re: Novaturn ATC blowing fuse on startup

Well I had hoped the fuse was just a higher value, but I have some good news haha, it is working with a .5amp fuse now. The fuse is glowing a very faint orange, but it has not blown haha! Something still isn't right, and I don't want to have a part fail because I bump my cabinet and jostle the fuse ...
by MadeForThat
Sat 11 Apr , 2020 22:43 pm
Forum: Project Of The Week
Topic: Micromill - Sherline Tooling rack
Replies: 3
Views: 1111

Re: Micromill - Sherline Tooling rack

With magnets mounted to the back of my machine:
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by MadeForThat
Sat 11 Apr , 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Desk-top Tutor Keyboard RS232 Protocol
Replies: 2
Views: 4788

Re: Desk-top Tutor Keyboard RS232 Protocol

Did you have much luck with this? An mpg would be pretty sweet haha
by MadeForThat
Fri 10 Apr , 2020 21:27 pm
Forum: NovaTurn
Topic: All new electronics
Replies: 16
Views: 2255

Re: All new electronics

Also the sprint drive is available in the classifieds, so that way you know it works :)
http://www.denfordata.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=5863
by MadeForThat
Fri 10 Apr , 2020 21:16 pm
Forum: Project Of The Week
Topic: Micromill - Sherline Tooling rack
Replies: 3
Views: 1111

Micromill - Sherline Tooling rack

Here is my most recent project, a Tool rack to hold all my Sherline end mill holders, as well as my 19 er16 collets, (10 metric 9 standard) as well as tommy bars, and hex keys. The holes at the top start at 1mm and increase in diameter by .5mm up to a max of 9mm. I have not printed the second versio...