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by Hockeyhead
Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Machine Mechanics
Topic: Jog pendant? Purpose?
Replies: 3
Views: 666

Re: Jog pendant? Purpose?

Thanks for the clarification, I saw it on the website, but really didn't know what advantage it may have vs just the keyboard. One thing I really don't like about the CNC Linux software is that, provided you don't have the touch off sensor which automates the z-axis touch off, there is no keyboard b...
by Hockeyhead
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Machine Mechanics
Topic: Jog pendant? Purpose?
Replies: 3
Views: 666

Jog pendant? Purpose?

It may be obvious to some but not to me. What is it? What can you do with it? Why is it better or different than just a keyboard?

Thanks.
by Hockeyhead
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Machine Mechanics
Topic: Alignment issue observed when cutting spoil board
Replies: 2
Views: 802

Alignment issue observed when cutting spoil board

If you see the attached picture it shows that there seems to be some misalignment of the z-axis to the cutting surface. spoil board.jpg I noticed this when surfacing a piece of plywood for use as a spoil board. In the picture the plywood highlights the problem. Essentially there are small ridges for...
by Hockeyhead
Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello - new to CNC
Replies: 21
Views: 10556

Re: Hello - new to CNC

I put a word out to the guys in the shop so as soon as we get the original back panel back we will diagnose it and post back here as to what actually happened. Lance, Please be on the lookout for this. I put it in the mail on Saturday so I would think it would arrive there this week. I addressed it...
by Hockeyhead
Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello - new to CNC
Replies: 21
Views: 10556

Re: Hello - new to CNC

Glad you got it figured out. What exactly are you calling the 'back panel'? Dave It's basically the panel on the back of the Unity where everything plugs in. The round stepper motor connectors, the power connectors, the parallel connector, usb etc., etc. Realistically the problem was probably isola...
by Hockeyhead
Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello - new to CNC
Replies: 21
Views: 10556

Re: Hello - new to CNC

Good News! :D

Receive the replacement back panel from Probotix last week, installed it this morning and whalla, I now can turn on my router with the software. Nice to have that fixed!
by Hockeyhead
Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:13 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello - new to CNC
Replies: 21
Views: 10556

Re: Hello - new to CNC

Just got off the phone with Probotix, they are sending me a new back board to install. Fingers crossed!
by Hockeyhead
Sun Feb 14, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: Open Talk
Topic: Considering the Asteroid
Replies: 25
Views: 12103

Re: Considering the Asteroid

Hockeyhead I am curious about the router not turning on. I am assuming you have the new Unity Controller that has two AC 120 volt inputs. The top input is relay switched directly to the outlet directly above it where the router is plugged in. When you bring up LinuxCNC control software there is a S...
by Hockeyhead
Sat Feb 13, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: Machine Mechanics
Topic: Spoil board Options?
Replies: 7
Views: 4594

Re: Spoil board Options?

Just wondering if you guys came up with a preferred spoil board yet? I see the same issues. Right now I'm doing things that are basically just cutting out parts so it doesn't matter much. But I do know my spoil board is fairly warped. I used a v-groove bit to just score some alignment lines on the s...
by Hockeyhead
Sat Feb 13, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Using multiple files on one work piece - Confused
Replies: 5
Views: 3378

Re: Using multiple files on one work piece - Confused

OK, today it worked well for me. I did not have any problems touching off and what ever axis I was using responded as you would think. So my assumption is that it was something I was doing at that particular time. If it happens again, I'll pay more attention to exactly what I did. I do know one thin...

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