Re: [Emc-users] Nice manual lathe in WA (assume WA USA not WA AU)

2019-04-10 Thread Tom Easterday
4 Sheldon lathes being sold in SE Michigan. Short notice but came across this by accident and I recalled this thread talking about Sheldon lathes... https://toledo.craigslist.org/tls/d/temperance-14-sheldon-6-jaw-lathe/6853491715.html ___ Emc-users

Re: [Emc-users] Fusion 360

2019-03-23 Thread Tom Easterday
I have been running Fusion 360 for several years now. Before that I used Alibre Design/Geomagic (I still own but rarely use Alibre). I have hundreds of models, drawings and complex assemblies in Fusion 360. I have used SolidWorks as well as a couple other CAD packages in years past. Fusion

Re: [Emc-users] mister nozzle shape

2019-03-21 Thread Tom Easterday
We built “No Mister Misty” for a bunch of machines around our shop and they work great. Traditional misters force coolant/lubricant under pressure out the end of a nozzle which atomizes the coolant. Most of that goes into the air and after time your shop will be filled with a mist of coolant

[Emc-users] Surface grinder vertical axis servo motor and controller recommendation

2018-11-19 Thread Tom Easterday
A friend is fixing up a 70s vintage surface grinder that has a ball screw on the vertical axis and a non functioning drive. He wants to replace what is there with a servo motor and driver and have a simple control that lets him select several ranges, say 100, .010, .001, .0001 & .5

Re: [Emc-users] 7i43 Invalid Cookie message

2018-04-14 Thread Tom Easterday
I was just about to post a message with subject “Error reading cookie message”, is it related to this discussion...? I haven’t used my mill in a while was behind a couple revs. Updated to the latest 2.7.12 and now when I start the machine or when I estop or release estop I get this error

Re: [Emc-users] G76 tool path not behaving as expected (bad code or bad expectations?)

2018-01-16 Thread Tom Easterday
Well, I hope if G76 is indeed broken it can be fixed? Acme taps exist but are expensive. They are usually two stage in order to get the depth cut. We can do rigid tapping on the Emco but not sure if we have enough travel for the long tap and not sure we have enough torque at lower speeds to

Re: [Emc-users] Internal threading using external G76 tool path (back-tool lathe)

2018-01-14 Thread Tom Easterday
> On Jan 13, 2018, at 6:47 PM, andy pugh wrote: > >> On 14 January 2018 at 00:27, wrote: >> >> But, as can be seen in the image below, the various retraction paths (in >> blue) are not along a single driveline. Why is that? > > > I believe that this is

[Emc-users] Internal threading using external G76 tool path (back-tool lathe)

2018-01-12 Thread Tom Easterday
We have been successfully using G76 for external threading on our EmcoTurn 120P lathe for some time. We haven’t yet used it for internal boring or threading. We have an application to make some internal Acme threads in a cylinder. We have a right-handed solid carbide Acme (8 TPI) threading

[Emc-users] Backlash comp, does it follow sign of encoder (input) scale?

2017-06-29 Thread Tom Easterday
Should the backlash parameter in the .ini file be positive or have the sign of the input_scale (aka encoder scale)? I don't see anything in the docs regarding this but did find a brief forum post that suggested it should have the same sign. I haven't tested it, but am wondering if someone

Re: [Emc-users] steppers with encoders in closed loop

2017-06-26 Thread Tom Easterday
Exactly, and any help in getting my stall detection and position tracking working using velocity mode would be greatly appreciated  -Tom > On Jun 26, 2017, at 6:52 AM, Rene Hopf wrote: > > there is no benefit in using them in linuxcnc, apart from stall detection or >

Re: [Emc-users] steppers with encoders in closed loop

2017-06-25 Thread Tom Easterday
Gene, Thanks for the response. The machine has been running great for years on those values but in position mode, not in velocity mode. I wouldn't think that any of the step-gen parameters would need to change when changing to velocity mode...? I suspect the PID parameters I am using,

Re: [Emc-users] following error only while homing

2017-06-21 Thread Tom Easterday
I moved the Z axis down maybe 1/2" before issuing the home command, so it only needs to move a short distance to get back to the switch. -Tom > On Jun 21, 2017, at 7:19 PM, Peter C. Wallace wrote: > > Only because the step was small (because it was probably not the first time

Re: [Emc-users] following error only while homing

2017-06-21 Thread Tom Easterday
Jun 20, 2017, at 8:54 PM, Tom Easterday <tom-...@bgp.nu> wrote: > > Well, it has been homed and is searching for index when it faults with the > following errorbut it isn't homed as I have just killed and restarted > Linuxcnc. I then move the Z axis down a little bit and th

Re: [Emc-users] following error only while homing

2017-06-20 Thread Tom Easterday
ode with PID (I understand that > it is the better way to do hardware stepping with Mesa cards anyway.) This > is how I have my step/dir servos configured (using the encoder feedback for > the PID loop rather than the stepgens dummy position feedback. > > - Original Messag

Re: [Emc-users] following error only while homing

2017-06-20 Thread Tom Easterday
Is there a parameter I can tweak after it happens in order to clear the fault (e.g. can I clear the ferror value) ? I can then try to home again... > On Jun 20, 2017, at 9:49 AM, Tom Easterday <tom-...@bgp.nu> wrote: > > Todd, the ini and hal config were in the first post

Re: [Emc-users] following error only while homing

2017-06-20 Thread Tom Easterday
s. Maybe you have a > configuration problem. > Could you post a copy of your ini and hal file somewhere where we could check > it over. > > - Original Message - > From: "Tom Easterday" <tom-...@bgp.nu> > To: "Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC)" <

Re: [Emc-users] following error only while homing

2017-06-20 Thread Tom Easterday
Andy, you are correct it is related to using index. Homing works fine if I don't use index. The encoder reset makes sense as to why it CAN happen (but shouldn't be). Is this just a bug? I would try to home a second time but as Todd says, I can't clear the error. Linuxcnc shuts off when it

Re: [Emc-users] OT: Linux Security

2016-04-04 Thread Tom Easterday
This is the same argument often heard in regards to MacOS in the late 90s and early 00s when Windows was rife with viruses. In fact the reason MacOS was more secure then and Linux is (still) secure has more to do with the CERT and the development model of Unix itself (from whence MacOS 10

Re: [Emc-users] OT: Linux Security

2016-04-04 Thread Tom Easterday
Then don't encrypt or select the option to allow the company to hold the key as well... > On Apr 4, 2016, at 2:51 PM, Nicklas Karlsson <nicklas.karlsso...@gmail.com> > wrote: > > On Mon, 4 Apr 2016 14:00:42 -0400 > Tom Easterday <tom-...@bgp.nu> wrote: > >>

Re: [Emc-users] OT: Linux Security

2016-04-04 Thread Tom Easterday
of files I worked > on the last months on CD/DVD or whatever they name the disks nowaday. > > If computer break down or does not work for other reason i install the > software again. > > > > > On Mon, 4 Apr 2016 11:00:35 -0400 > Tom Easterday <tom-...@bgp

Re: [Emc-users] OT: Linux Security

2016-04-04 Thread Tom Easterday
For offsite backup I would highly recommend of CrashPlan. It works on Mac, Win, and Linux. It allows for strong private key encryption of all data during backup and on the servers. Recovery of files is easy and since you are downloading it is usually quite fast assuming you have fast

Re: [Emc-users] View buttons and views in Axis menu gone in lathe mode

2016-01-19 Thread Tom Easterday
Mainly I want a button that brings the back plot to the center after touching off. Currently the view is looking down the Y axis at the ZX plane of the lathe. When you touch off the view disappears off screen. Then we roll the center button (usually initially in the wrong direction) until we

[Emc-users] Fwd: backlash compensation

2015-10-30 Thread Tom Easterday
Can anyone verify that backlash compensation has no effect for jogging or MDI commands in 2.7.1? -Tom Begin forwarded message: > From: Tom Easterday <tom-...@bgp.nu> > Date: October 29, 2015 at 2:10:50 PM EDT > To: "Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC)" <emc-users@list

Re: [Emc-users] Fwd: backlash compensation

2015-10-30 Thread Tom Easterday
Thanks Jeff. I was using a dial indicator and moving back and forth before and after setting "BACKLASH = 0.0005" and found no difference. I think I was homed but will verify next time I am at the machine and will also try your method to see what the hal pins believe. Is the "+" and "-"

Re: [Emc-users] Fwd: backlash compensation

2015-10-30 Thread Tom Easterday
was guessing that this is how it was supposed to work so I don't know if my expectations are wrong or it is broken (at least in 2.7.1)? > On Oct 30, 2015, at 9:33 PM, andy pugh <bodge...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> On 31 October 2015 at 00:58, Tom Easterday <tom-...@bgp.nu> wro

[Emc-users] backlash compensation

2015-10-29 Thread Tom Easterday
I have 0.0005” of backlash in my Y axis. I added a parameter to the Y-axis section of my .ini file: BACKLASH = 0.0005 (also tried 0.001). I also increased my STEPGEN_MAXVEL to 25% more than my MAXVEL, and STEPGEN_MAXACCEL to 100% more than my MAXACCEL. This doesn’t seem to have any affect on

Re: [Emc-users] 2.7.0, new trajectory planner, lost it's perfect pitch

2015-10-21 Thread Tom Easterday
Rob, My file was a bit modified from the default. But I think the reason for the change in speed in 2.7 is that G64 is selected (by default?) and so rather than play out to the ends of the timing values it blends to the next move and a) runs faster, and b) sounds different as it swoops into

Re: [Emc-users] 2.7.0, new trajectory planner, lost it's perfect pitch

2015-10-19 Thread Tom Easterday
; I'm hearing you. :) >> >> Sounds like the new planner has a lower acceleration rates so you don't get >> the good attack on pitch that sounds more musical. It's like using a slow >> slide whistle or trombone. >> >> Maybe increasing the acceleration rates might

Re: [Emc-users] [Emc-developers] Off topic question - Need help with remote cell phone data connection via site to site VPN

2015-10-18 Thread Tom Easterday
;> >>>> I can't use OpenVPN because there is no PC or server at the remote site. >>>> >>>> A GSM solution with AT would be ideal if they have sufficient coverage >>>> since swapping out the 4G router would only require swapping the SIM >>>&g

[Emc-users] 2.7.0, new trajectory planner, lost it's perfect pitch

2015-10-17 Thread Tom Easterday
I’m just sayin’... New: https://youtu.be/JKNieuI6Hmo Old: https://youtu.be/S0re79zEX5A :-) -Tom ps: Here is You Are My Sunshine. I don’t have it playing on the 2.6 but definitely sounded better before: https://youtu.be/e1wu2cMpmMY

Re: [Emc-users] CAD/CAM for LinuxCNC

2015-09-28 Thread Tom Easterday
This thread which came and went recently prompted me to revisit Autodesk Fusion 360 again. It turns out I got 2 pleasant surprises. One, they have released turning cam in Fusion! And secondly, it is now free for enthusiast use. To purchase it for commercial use for small business it is

Re: [Emc-users] lathe G71

2015-09-22 Thread Tom Easterday
Sure, do you have a pointer to it? Thanks, -Tom > On Sep 22, 2015, at 2:07 AM, Marius Liebenberg <mar...@mastercut.co.za> wrote: > > Rudy du Preez did some work on that. He sent me some stuff to test that > you could look at if you wanted to. > > -- Original Mes

[Emc-users] lathe G71

2015-09-21 Thread Tom Easterday
Does anyone know what became of this discussion in 2012? http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.linux.distributions.emc.user/39104 Was there an G71 implementation done based on remapping? Thanks, -Tom --

Re: [Emc-users] CAD/CAM for LinuxCNC

2015-09-18 Thread Tom Easterday
I too currently use (the stupidly named, IMO) Geomagic and it works well for me at the moment but time will tell where they go with it. They did have a recent update that seemed to indicate they would be supporting and adding feature in the future but we'll see. Andy is correct that there

Re: [Emc-users] CAD/CAM for LinuxCNC

2015-09-18 Thread Tom Easterday
? Yes I have seen people do that, I suspect it isn't all that difficult to do. That would be useful though I would really like a package that can generate paths from a 3D model... > On Sep 18, 2015, at 9:39 AM, andy pugh <bodge...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> On 18 September

Re: [Emc-users] Glade display of an active gcode

2015-09-14 Thread Tom Easterday
Andy, This is the output, and while there is no guarantee and apparently no documentation :-(, this leads me to believe the active g-codes are ordered: … (0, 800, -1, 180, 400, 200, 900, 940, 540, 490, 990, 640, -1, 970, 911, 80) (0, 800, -1, 180, 400, 200, 900, 940, 540, 490, 990, 640, -1, 970,

Re: [Emc-users] Knurling with a threading tool using spindle coordinated motion (G33) on EMCOTurn 120P CNC lathe

2015-09-13 Thread Tom Easterday
tor are you using that can reliably get down to 100 RPM? MY > 3phase with a GS2 VFD and barely handle 400 RPM. > > Thanks, > Drew > > > On 9/12/15 8:39 AM, Tom Easterday wrote: >> On Sep 12, 2015, at 10:51 AM, Gene Heskett <ghesk...@wdtv.com> wrote: >>> I see

[Emc-users] mailing list vs forum

2015-09-13 Thread Tom Easterday
It seems like the mailing list and forum are two completely different venues, or are they? I see many of the same people in the forum as the mailing list but I see people in the forum not on the mailing list or perhaps they just don’t post there… I assume this (at least apparent)

Re: [Emc-users] Knurling with a threading tool using spindle coordinated motion (G33) on EMCOTurn 120P CNC lathe

2015-09-13 Thread Tom Easterday
Cool, post it in the forum with your other routines when you do. Also I should point out that knurlPerDia is probably misnamed. Might better be called knurlPerCircum or threadPerCircum. Essentially, it is the number of threads cut across the circumference of the piece. The number we use is

Re: [Emc-users] Knurling with a threading tool using spindle coordinated motion (G33) on EMCOTurn 120P CNC lathe

2015-09-13 Thread Tom Easterday
If you swap out the knurlPerDia definition line with the following two lines, it will calculate the number of knurls to cut from workpieceDia: # = 12 # = ROUND[[# * 3.14159 * #]] > On Sep 13, 2015, at 1:06 PM, Tom Easterday <tom-...@bgp.nu> wrote: > Also I should point out that

[Emc-users] Glade display of an active gcode

2015-09-13 Thread Tom Easterday
I want to have an indication of some type (LED or other) in my Glade panel that tells me whether I am in G8 or G7 (radius or diameter mode). Is there a Hal widget show the active status of a G code? Or is there a way to map G7/G8 to a pin in order to then tie that to a LED? Thanks, -Tom

Re: [Emc-users] Glade display of an active gcode

2015-09-13 Thread Tom Easterday
. In debugging we saw 0, 70, and 80 as values returned . But we don't really know what (other?) expected values are...are these documented somewhere? -Tom >> On Sep 13, 2015, at 5:36 PM, andy pugh <bodge...@gmail.com> wrote: >> >> On 13 September 2015 at 21:47, Tom Easterda

Re: [Emc-users] Knurling with a threading tool using spindle coordinated motion (G33) on EMCOTurn 120P CNC lathe

2015-09-12 Thread Tom Easterday
On Sep 12, 2015, at 10:51 AM, Gene Heskett wrote: > I see that video, very impressive. But what sort of a threading tool can > be driven at that high a side angle? None of the inserts I have, have > that sort of high angle side clearances. It is one of these, reversed in

Re: [Emc-users] G33 and motion-spindle-speed-in, motion-spindle-revs (2.7.0-pre7)

2015-09-11 Thread Tom Easterday
Thanks for all the responses. I now know what the source of the vibration I hear during a G33 can be attributed to. First a correction. I said something yesterday that was incorrect and misleading. The oscillation I was seeing in the velocity waveform (also in the DDT of the position

[Emc-users] Knurling with a threading tool using spindle coordinated motion (G33) on EMCOTurn 120P CNC lathe

2015-09-11 Thread Tom Easterday
Here is a video of our G33 knurling routine running. Pretty cool. I’m sure we aren’t the first to do this, but since I haven’t seen it before I will pretend like it :-) BTW, this knurl is only about 5 thou deep, deeper ones will follow. https://youtu.be/zdCQ0X7b2uo Here is the code: G8 G53

Re: [Emc-users] G33 and motion-spindle-speed-in, motion-spindle-revs (2.7.0-pre7)

2015-09-10 Thread Tom Easterday
;bodge...@gmail.com> wrote: > > On 10 September 2015 at 02:53, Tom Easterday <tom-...@bgp.nu> wrote: >> believe there really is a small variation in the spindle but not sure why or >> how to deal with it so that > > Does your encoder counter offer a position-interp

Re: [Emc-users] G33 and motion-spindle-speed-in, motion-spindle-revs (2.7.0-pre7)

2015-09-10 Thread Tom Easterday
Sorry, that was the plot when using G1 (smooth). Here is the plot using G33, notice all the noise on the joint velocity command: http://bgp.nu/~tom/pub/noise-velocity-G33.png -Tom > On Sep 10, 2015, at 10:07 AM, Tom Easterday <tom-...@bgp.nu> wrote: > The Halscope plot which I

Re: [Emc-users] G33 and motion-spindle-speed-in, motion-spindle-revs (2.7.0-pre7)

2015-09-10 Thread Tom Easterday
> On Sep 10, 2015, at 10:36 AM, Peter C. Wallace wrote: > Looks like you spindle simply cannot keep accurate speed control at the very > low speed you are turning (50 RPM?) I suspect if you really need accurate 50 > RPM speeds a VFD is not going to do it without a large gear

Re: [Emc-users] G33 and motion-spindle-speed-in, motion-spindle-revs (2.7.0-pre7)

2015-09-10 Thread Tom Easterday
I also wonder if all the noise in the commanded velocity using G33 could be a result of the new trajectory planner (being better at lots of little moves) send lots of commands in response to the changes of position at low speed…? -Tom

Re: [Emc-users] G33 and motion-spindle-speed-in, motion-spindle-revs (2.7.0-pre7)

2015-09-10 Thread Tom Easterday
> On Sep 10, 2015, at 11:34 AM, Gene Heskett wrote: > I have not encountered anything even remotely resembling that on my lathe > with its 200 edge/turn A/B/Z homemade encoder. > > If it was jerking at 50 revs, thats more than 1 second per turn and the > speed changes would

Re: [Emc-users] G33 and motion-spindle-speed-in, motion-spindle-revs (2.7.0-pre7)

2015-09-10 Thread Tom Easterday
> On Sep 10, 2015, at 4:50 PM, Chris Radek wrote: > Can you say again what problem you are > trying to solve? Maybe I missed something. I don't want to guess. Well, basically it was to get rid of the vibration or sound that G33 makes (very different from the smooth quiet

Re: [Emc-users] G33 and motion-spindle-speed-in, motion-spindle-revs (2.7.0-pre7)

2015-09-10 Thread Tom Easterday
> On Sep 10, 2015, at 12:17 PM, sam sokolik wrote: > > could we see the gcode you are running? G8 G53 G0 X0 G53 G0 Z0 M6 T3 G43 # = 0.700 # = [#/2] # = 0.025 # = [# + #] # = 0.000 # = 0.25 # = 0.010 # = 0.002 # = 28 # = 30 # = [# - #] # = 100 # = 3.142 ; The

Re: [Emc-users] G33 and motion-spindle-speed-in, motion-spindle-revs (2.7.0-pre7)

2015-09-10 Thread Tom Easterday
> On Sep 10, 2015, at 1:58 PM, John Kasunich wrote: > …... It was a good suggestion to forget about G33 and run the spindle my itself. Even at max rpm (3000) we still have the same noisy spindle-speed-in signal. So to make a long story short, the source of the

[Emc-users] G33 and motion-spindle-speed-in, motion-spindle-revs (2.7.0-pre7)

2015-09-09 Thread Tom Easterday
We were having a problem running a G33 command to do knurling (using a cutting tool, not knurling tool) on the Emco lathe today. It is essentially a very small TPI thread (on the order of 0.68 TPI run with a very slow spindle speed). It turned out that I had the acceleration set too high in

[Emc-users] motor to spindle gear ratio

2015-08-25 Thread Tom Easterday
I was working on some issues with the lathe today and discovered that what I thought was a 1:1 relationship between the pulley on my spindle motor and pulley on the spindle head - is not. The diameter of the spindle pulley is 4.2125” while the spindle itself is 5.175” (they are probably

Re: [Emc-users] [Emc-developers] Prerelease: 2.7.0~pre7

2015-08-14 Thread Tom Easterday
On Aug 14, 2015, at 2:18 PM, Chris Radek ch...@timeguy.com wrote: On Fri, Aug 14, 2015 at 02:07:24PM -0400, Tom Easterday wrote: I updated 2.7.0~pre6 to 2.7.0~pre7 via update manager in Wheezy and now I get this when trying to launch (rip). Is there something else I need to do

Re: [Emc-users] [Emc-developers] Prerelease: 2.7.0~pre7

2015-08-14 Thread Tom Easterday
Ok, back to normal now. I did have a component that was causing the build to fail early but fixed that and 2.7.0~pre7 built and runs. Thanks, -Tom On Aug 14, 2015, at 2:44 PM, Tom Easterday tom-...@bgp.nu wrote: Error: could not load module /home/tom/linuxcnc-dev/rtlib/rtapi.ko

Re: [Emc-users] [Emc-developers] Prerelease: 2.7.0~pre7

2015-08-14 Thread Tom Easterday
I updated 2.7.0~pre6 to 2.7.0~pre7 via update manager in Wheezy and now I get this when trying to launch (rip). Is there something else I need to do? = LINUXCNC - 2.7.0~pre7 Machine configuration directory is '/home/tom/linuxcnc/configs/EMCOturn120p-glade'

[Emc-users] 10.04 no longer supported - dammit

2015-08-12 Thread Tom Easterday
I have a milling machine running Ubuntu 10.04 and I went to upgrade Linuxcnc from 2.6.8 to 2.6.9 today from the Update Manager and it gives me the message below and then hangs (hangs Update Manager - not Ubuntu). I have to launch the Activity Monitor and force quit it. The error that pops up

[Emc-users] Maximum rate I can drive my steppers

2015-07-23 Thread Tom Easterday
I am tweaking my Emco 120P lathe that is driven by Berger-Lahr 5-phase stepper motors and Oriental Motor Vexta UDX5128NA drivers. Step/Dir is supplied by a Mesa 6i25. I want to know what maximum velocity I can reliably get from the motors. I have run them at 90ipm max for some time and have

Re: [Emc-users] Tormach co-founder, Greg Jackson, obituary

2015-07-22 Thread Tom Easterday
wrote: On Tuesday 21 July 2015 22:19:12 Tom Easterday wrote: http://www.cressfuneralservice.com/obituary/138699/Greg-Jackson//?post _id=3D= Thanks Tom. I hope Tormach can stay the course he plotted for all these years. I feel like we have lost a benefactor who looked out for the overall

[Emc-users] Tornado co-founder, Greg Jackson, obituary

2015-07-21 Thread Tom Easterday
http://www.cressfuneralservice.com/obituary/138699/Greg-Jackson//?post_id=3D= -- Don't Limit Your Business. Reach for the Cloud. GigeNET's Cloud Solutions provide you with the tools and support that you need to offload

Re: [Emc-users] Index pulse on 5i25 with 7i76

2015-07-06 Thread Tom Easterday
-linuxcnc-questions/29281-threading-g76-with-spindle-in-reverse On Jul 5, 2015, at 12:34 PM, Chris Radek ch...@timeguy.com wrote: On Sun, Jul 05, 2015 at 12:17:32PM -0400, Tom Easterday wrote: opposite direction in the turret and I use M3, and this is the tool that I was using when G76 fails

Re: [Emc-users] Index pulse on 5i25 with 7i76

2015-07-05 Thread Tom Easterday
FWIW Marius, my index seems to be working fine, I did the test Peter suggests below when I got the encoder wired to see if my index was working. And at 300 rpm (the speed at which my G76 is failing) the pulse should come every 200ms, well within the servo period. I am traveling so haven't yet

Re: [Emc-users] Index pulse on 5i25 with 7i76

2015-07-05 Thread Tom Easterday
So spindle direction should have no effect on threading (assuming motion.spindle-revs is correct)? -Tom On Jul 5, 2015, at 12:34 PM, Chris Radek ch...@timeguy.com wrote: On Sun, Jul 05, 2015 at 12:17:32PM -0400, Tom Easterday wrote: opposite direction in the turret and I use M3

Re: [Emc-users] Index pulse on 5i25 with 7i76

2015-07-05 Thread Tom Easterday
On Jul 5, 2015, at 11:46 AM, Peter C. Wallace p...@mesanet.com wrote: You also need...the direction right This makes me wonder... What do you mean by direction right? I was able to do what looked like a successful G76 threading operation with a non-threading tool, that is it didn't create

[Emc-users] OT: lathe cut-off tool FS advice

2015-06-30 Thread Tom Easterday
I am learning to use a CNC lathe. I like to learn from the mistake’s of others by repeating them myself ;-) I am cutting medium carbon steel (medium because I don’t really know what it is - not stainless, not tool steel, turns/faces easily enough). I have a narrow (0.088”) cutoff bar with a

Re: [Emc-users] OT: lathe cut-off tool FS advice

2015-06-30 Thread Tom Easterday
Wow, thanks to all for the advice, I have lots to absorb! I am nearing overwhelming support of HSS vs carbide though. Will have to get some HSS blades for this holder and do some experiments. One question on this post: On Jun 30, 2015, at 12:45 PM, Andy Pugh bodge...@gmail.com wrote:

Re: [Emc-users] OT: lathe cut-off tool FS advice

2015-06-30 Thread Tom Easterday
On Jun 30, 2015, at 11:38 AM, Andrew pkm...@gmail.com wrote: I believe G95 mode (feed per revolution) is handy for a lathe. Particularly for a cut-off. You directly set the chip thickness and keep it when rpm changes. Perhaps you mean G33 Synchronized Spindle Motion? I don’t see a “feed

[Emc-users] possible to have BOTH a glade side panel AND embedded tab?

2015-06-29 Thread Tom Easterday
I want to have a glade side panel AND a glade embedded tab. Is that possible and how does one configure that? This doesn’t work: GLADEVCP = EMCO120p EMBED_TAB_NAME=Cycles EMBED_TAB_COMMAND=halcmd loadusr -Wn gladevcp gladevcp -c gladevcp -u lathehandler.py -x {XID} lathemacro.ui -Tom

Re: [Emc-users] possible to have BOTH a glade side panel AND embedded tab?

2015-06-29 Thread Tom Easterday
I should add that with this config: GLADEVCP = EMCO120p.ui -d EMBED_TAB_NAME=Cycles EMBED_TAB_COMMAND=halcmd loadusr -Wn gladevcp gladevcp -c gladevcp -u lathehandler.py -x {XID} lathemacro.ui I get this message when Axis comes up and while my side panel is there and works, the tab is empty:

Re: [Emc-users] Back tool lathe movement question (was lathe tool display bug in Axis preview on the developers list)

2015-06-27 Thread Tom Easterday
Check that, doing this doesn’t seem to have any effect that I can see. The tools still appear as back tools but the arrow keys are still mapped incorrectly. -Tom On Jun 27, 2015, at 6:32 PM, Tom Easterday tom-...@bgp.nu wrote: On Jun 27, 2015, at 6:13 PM, Kirk Wallace kwall

Re: [Emc-users] Back tool lathe movement question (was lathe tool display bug in Axis preview on the developers list)

2015-06-27 Thread Tom Easterday
On Jun 27, 2015, at 6:13 PM, Kirk Wallace kwall...@wallacecompany.com wrote: You might try changing bind_axis(Down, Up, 0) to bind_axis(Up, Down, 0) That seems to put the display back in normal (not back tool) mode, but the X arrow keys are still backwards… -Tom

Re: [Emc-users] Back tool lathe movement question (was lathe tool display bug in Axis preview on the developers list)

2015-06-27 Thread Tom Easterday
limit” ——— -Tom ——— On Jun 26, 2015, at 11:53 PM, Tom Easterday tom-...@bgp.nu wrote: On Jun 26, 2015, at 10:33 PM, Kirk Wallace kwall...@wallacecompany.com wrote: I think the up arrow and positive X motion values should move the cross slide in a positive direction

Re: [Emc-users] Back tool lathe movement question (was lathe tool display bug in Axis preview on the developers list)

2015-06-27 Thread Tom Easterday
BTW, where did you find that “def bind_axis” thing? I was trying to find what the code meant. I found a forum post where someone claims that you can change the key mapping (see below). In following those instructions I added this to my .axisrc file but it didn’t help (I also tried changing

Re: [Emc-users] Back tool lathe movement question (was lathe tool display bug in Axis preview on the developers list)

2015-06-27 Thread Tom Easterday
Would be good to take a look Thanks, -Tom On Jun 27, 2015, at 7:12 PM, Drew Rogge d...@dasrogges.com wrote: Hey Tom, I'm not sure I have everything correct on my EMCO 120 but I can send you my config files if it would help. Drew On 6/27/15 3:48 PM, Tom Easterday wrote: Check

[Emc-users] Back tool lathe movement question (was lathe tool display bug in Axis preview on the developers list)

2015-06-26 Thread Tom Easterday
I set up an .axisrc file to enable the back tool lathe function. I zero my machine in the upper left. -Z is to the left of that so my head moves from 0 to -6.9 (or so). -X is downward, so I can move from 0 to -2.1 (or so). Even though I have no positive values of X or Z, the positive X and

Re: [Emc-users] Back tool lathe movement question (was lathe tool display bug in Axis preview on the developers list)

2015-06-26 Thread Tom Easterday
On Jun 26, 2015, at 6:28 PM, Kirk Wallace kwall...@wallacecompany.com wrote: On 06/26/2015 03:01 PM, Tom Easterday wrote: I set up an .axisrc file to enable the back tool lathe function. I zero my machine in the upper left. Do you mean machine zero is with the tool position

Re: [Emc-users] Back tool lathe movement question (was lathe tool display bug in Axis preview on the developers list)

2015-06-26 Thread Tom Easterday
On Jun 26, 2015, at 10:33 PM, Kirk Wallace kwall...@wallacecompany.com wrote: I think the up arrow and positive X motion values should move the cross slide in a positive direction. For back or rear tool lathes it is common for the positive direction to be away from the operator position

Re: [Emc-users] understanding tool table and touch off for a lathe

2015-06-25 Thread Tom Easterday
On 6/24/2015 11:06 PM, Tom Easterday wrote: For tool and work offsets on my mill I follow the advice given here: http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?MillSetup http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?MillSetup which in a nutshell says: you set one tool (an edge finder perhaps

Re: [Emc-users] lathe tool (front, back) angle question for tool table entry

2015-06-25 Thread Tom Easterday
in the back plot. Run the Axis lathe sim and load each tool 1-9 to see how they change. JT On 6/24/2015 4:35 PM, Tom Easterday wrote: Hmm, are these angles used by Axis to display the correct geometry for the tool tip in the backplot? If so, that doesn’t seem to be working (at least in 2.7.0

[Emc-users] lathe tool (front, back) angle question for tool table entry

2015-06-24 Thread Tom Easterday
In this document http://linuxcnc.org/docs/html/lathe/lathe-user.html http://linuxcnc.org/docs/html/lathe/lathe-user.html section 3. Lathe Tool Orientation there is a diagram of tools and their positions. I have a tool in position 3 (315deg) that has an 80 degree angle on it. So I assume one

[Emc-users] lathe tool (front, back) angle question for tool table entry

2015-06-24 Thread Tom Easterday
Hmm, are these angles used by Axis to display the correct geometry for the tool tip in the backplot? If so, that doesn’t seem to be working (at least in 2.7.0~pre6). I have the Orientation and the Front/Back Angles set (angles, perhaps incorrectly) but Axis shows the tool pointing up from

[Emc-users] understanding tool table and touch off for a lathe

2015-06-24 Thread Tom Easterday
For tool and work offsets on my mill I follow the advice given here: http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?MillSetup http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?MillSetup which in a nutshell says: you set one tool (an edge finder perhaps) at a specific point and then reference all tools (in

[Emc-users] minimum spindle speed

2015-06-22 Thread Tom Easterday
I am controlling a spindle motor with a VFD commanded by modbus. My current speed range is 0-3500 rpm. If I run the spindle below 275 rpm the current spikes and triggers the VFD’s protection shutoff. How do I set the minimum spindle speed so that the user can’t command a speed below 275rpm?

[Emc-users] An open source Emco 120P lathe tool turret control board and software

2015-06-10 Thread Tom Easterday
I am helping a friend, Dale Grover, to retrofit his Emco EMCOturn120P lathe with new controls. On our lathe we have what is considered the older style 8-position tool turret which is driven by a 24V DC BLDC motor. There is also a position encoder on the turret that reports the 8 tool

Re: [Emc-users] 2.7~pre6 and Glade and gtk2/3

2015-05-17 Thread Tom Easterday
glade-gtk2 is already installed and at the latest version on my machine. Still unable to edit glade ui files... -Tom On May 16, 2015, at 11:22 AM, John Thornton j...@gnipsel.com wrote: glade-gtk2 On 5/16/2015 9:22 AM, Chris Radek wrote: On Sat, May 16, 2015 at 05:12:38AM -0500, John

Re: [Emc-users] 2.7~pre6 and Glade and gtk2/3

2015-05-17 Thread Tom Easterday
If I use “glade-gtk2 mypanel.ui” I get into the editor. However I get all these errors: (glade-gtk2:3799): GladeUI-WARNING **: Failed to open catalog directory '': Error opening directory '': No such file or directory (glade-gtk2:3799): GladeUI-WARNING **: Failed to open catalog directory '':

Re: [Emc-users] 2.7~pre6 and Glade and gtk2/3

2015-05-17 Thread Tom Easterday
BTW, I should add that I don’t NEED to edit a gtk2 panel. If the HAL objects were in glade with gtk3 I would happily make a new panel… -Tom On May 17, 2015, at 1:40 PM, Tom Easterday tom-...@bgp.nu wrote: If I use “glade-gtk2 mypanel.ui” I get into the editor. However I get all

Re: [Emc-users] 2.7~pre6 and Glade and gtk2/3

2015-05-17 Thread Tom Easterday
anything to do with it? http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?Installing_LinuxCNC#Installing_supplementary_packages_for_gladevcp On 5/17/2015 11:44 AM, Tom Easterday wrote: glade-gtk2 is already installed and at the latest version on my machine. Still unable to edit glade ui files... -Tom

Re: [Emc-users] 2.7~pre6 and Glade and gtk2/3

2015-05-17 Thread Tom Easterday
/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?Installing_LinuxCNC#Installing_supplementary_packages_for_gladevcp On 5/17/2015 11:44 AM, Tom Easterday wrote: glade-gtk2 is already installed and at the latest version on my machine. Still unable to edit glade ui files... -Tom On May 16, 2015, at 11:22 AM, John Thornton j

Re: [Emc-users] 2.7~pre6 and Glade and gtk2/3

2015-05-16 Thread Tom Easterday
Thanks John and Chris, will try to install this later and see if it fixes my issue. -Tom On May 16, 2015, at 11:22 AM, John Thornton j...@gnipsel.com wrote: glade-gtk2 On 5/16/2015 9:22 AM, Chris Radek wrote: On Sat, May 16, 2015 at 05:12:38AM -0500, John Thornton wrote: I had to

[Emc-users] hal usb component?

2015-05-16 Thread Tom Easterday
Is there a hal to usb component? We are making a a tool changer board that will take commands via usb. Do I need to have a python or c module that will interface hal commands to it or can I issue tool change commands directly over usb from hal in some way? -Tom

[Emc-users] 2.7~pre6 and Glade and gtk2/3

2015-05-15 Thread Tom Easterday
I have a new install using 2.7~pre6 and want to set up a Gladevcp panel. I thought I had installed all the dependencies, etc but when I run “glade gvcp-panel.ui” I get this error: “gvcp-panelui targets Gtk+2.16 But this version of Glade is for GTK+3 only. Make sure you can run this project

Re: [Emc-users] 2.7~pre6 and Glade and gtk2/3

2015-05-15 Thread Tom Easterday
I do have Debian Wheezy. I will look at the link, thanks. -Tom On May 15, 2015, at 2:54 PM, Chris Radek ch...@timeguy.com wrote: On Fri, May 15, 2015 at 02:39:19PM -0400, Tom Easterday wrote: I have a new install using 2.7~pre6 and want to set up a Gladevcp panel. I thought I had

Re: [Emc-users] 2.7~pre6 and Glade and gtk2/3

2015-05-15 Thread Tom Easterday
apt-get install glade-gnome on my systems says it is already up to date… -Tom On May 15, 2015, at 2:54 PM, Chris Radek ch...@timeguy.com wrote: On Fri, May 15, 2015 at 02:39:19PM -0400, Tom Easterday wrote: I have a new install using 2.7~pre6 and want to set up a Gladevcp panel. I thought

Re: [Emc-users] 2.6.7 is a crasher?

2015-05-14 Thread Tom Easterday
On May 13, 2015, at 5:38 PM, Gene Heskett ghesk...@wdtv.com wrote: Am I the only one? A couple times now while working with an ATOM machine running Wheezy and 2.7~pre6 it just hung with the screen on. I could move the mouse and the cursor would move, but no response from anything menu to

Re: [Emc-users] If there's one thing I hate, all the noise, noise, noise, noise

2015-05-14 Thread Tom Easterday
I spent some time with the spectrum analyzer but did’t have much luck in isolating the sink for the noise. I just verified that my VFD does indeed produce a large amount of noise between low kHz and about 10MHz! I did some re-routing of wires and replaced some that weren’t shielded. I

Re: [Emc-users] 2.6.7 is a crasher?

2015-05-14 Thread Tom Easterday
it sit for over any hour and still nothing. I have now have ssh enabled on it so if it happens again I can (hopefully) get in and see what is going on. -Tom On May 14, 2015, at 11:58 AM, Jon Elson el...@pico-systems.com wrote: On 05/14/2015 07:34 AM, Tom Easterday wrote: On May 13, 2015, at 5:38

Re: [Emc-users] 2.6.7 is a crasher?

2015-05-14 Thread Tom Easterday
On May 14, 2015, at 8:41 PM, Gene Heskett ghesk...@wdtv.com wrote: One diff, Tom. My mouse was also frozen where it was. Only response was to the reset button. The last one today happened just after (5 seconds) I exited Axis, so it MAY not be it’s fault… -Tom

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