#linuxcnc | Logs for 2014-08-09

[00:02:39] <asah> ok, yeah try and reinstall nouveau.
[00:02:59] <asah> heading in for a while, I will likely be back online later though.
[00:03:02] <asah> good luck!
[00:03:44] <sharpen047> last
[00:03:52] <sharpen047> nouveau i already reinstalled. same lock up
[00:03:57] <sharpen047> definitely the problem
[00:04:04] <sharpen047> if i could install the last version
[00:06:38] <sharpen047> http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=118917 maybe?
[00:10:20] <asah> 7 years ago
[00:17:59] <asah> did you try nv driver?
[00:18:11] <asah> you need to get the nouvou driver from a few months ago. =)
[00:20:02] <asah> might be the right vintage (7 years ago)
[00:38:47] <sharpen047> still there asah
[00:38:55] <asah> yep
[00:39:24] <sharpen047> debating on just wiping my win part for now and just updating emc
[00:39:28] <sharpen047> its all i use the computer for
[00:40:32] <asah> thats probably the most straightforward method.
[00:40:41] <asah> windows sucks anyway.=)
[00:43:46] <asah> it is a livecd, so you could test it out (vid drivers etc.) and then choose to commit.
[00:44:04] <sharpen047> what do you mean
[00:44:23] <asah> the linuxcnc install cd, you could go with the livecd.
[00:44:29] <asah> http://linuxcnc.org/index.php/download
[00:44:55] <sharpen047> my flash drive is the live cd
[00:45:23] <asah> a linuxcnc live cd?
[00:45:45] <sharpen047> live usb in this cade
[00:46:06] <sharpen047> although i installed an old 128 mb evga and it boots without freezing
[00:46:18] <sharpen047> but emc still wont start
[00:46:22] <asah> ah.
[00:46:25] <asah> no gl.
[00:46:36] <sharpen047> oh same glx
[00:46:55] <asah> which driver is loading? lsmod
[00:47:32] <sharpen047> nvidia agp
[00:48:29] <asah> not nouvoue then.
[00:49:10] <sharpen047> how would i change it
[00:50:46] <asah> what does nvidia-detect give you
[00:51:04] <sharpen047> command not found
[00:52:19] <asah> try this: http://askubuntu.com/questions/360761/cannot-get-rid-of-nvidia-drivers-restore-nouveau-driver-and-get-desktop-working
[00:54:54] <sharpen047> will this remove binary?
[00:54:58] <sharpen047> the nvidia-agp
[00:58:21] <sharpen047> GOT IT
[00:58:31] <sharpen047> installed libgl1-mesa-glx
[00:59:03] <sharpen047> but i do get a realtime error
[01:00:08] <sharpen047> latency test shows latency at 11297020
[01:03:24] <asah> =)
[01:04:05] <asah> so yeah, sounds like you need to roll back to nouveau or nv.
[01:04:55] <sharpen047> im not sure how
[01:10:03] <sharpen047> i dont know waht the package is called
[01:10:50] <asah> take a look at http://askubuntu.com/questions/360761/cannot-get-rid-of-nvidia-drivers-restore-nouveau-driver-and-get-desktop-working
[01:11:07] <sharpen047> itsnot an nvidia driver
[01:11:09] <sharpen047> i did that
[01:11:15] <sharpen047> its still there
[01:12:53] <asah> after a reboot?
[01:13:14] <sharpen047> right
[01:18:19] <sharpen047> will you be on tomorrow?
[01:28:33] <asah> likely… turning in now… good luck!
[01:30:25] <sharpen047> thanks for the help!
[02:07:12] <Deejay> moin
[04:54:05] <DarkAlchemist> does anyone know how you can keep from ruining your spoiler board or is something always going to get ruined each time you need to cnc a piece?
[04:54:49] <DarkAlchemist> especially if you have to drill a hole.
[05:08:50] <archivist> space your item above the board
[05:10:05] <DarkAlchemist> well
[05:10:44] <DarkAlchemist> does that mean I will ruin a board under it? I don't really see how it can help but ruin something unless you could precisely flip it over.
[05:11:57] <SpeedEvil> If you have a largely flat workpiece
[05:12:05] <DarkAlchemist> I am thinking of something like a 2x4 poece of wood under the item I am going to mill but that piece will be all kinds of shot to hell
[05:12:12] <SpeedEvil> Take your spoiler board, and route grooves in it.
[05:12:13] <archivist> it is all in the hands of the user and his jig and how he creates the gcode, there is no one answer for all situations
[05:12:21] <SpeedEvil> Drill into the grooves, not the highs
[05:12:53] <SpeedEvil> err - nvm - that's not a spoiler board
[05:12:57] <archivist> I use packing spacers
[05:12:59] * SpeedEvil is not awake
[05:13:05] <DarkAlchemist> heheh, :)
[05:13:10] <DarkAlchemist> packing spacers?
[05:13:29] <SpeedEvil> If you can fixture the part into the exact same place WRT the spoiler every time - then the drill goes into the same holes
[05:14:05] <DarkAlchemist> yep, but very very hard to do with any sort of repeatability and precision and especially by eye and hand
[05:14:52] <archivist> erm...cnc, very repeatable
[05:15:12] <DarkAlchemist> what about some sort of something that would lift the part up by 5mm off of the table but then I wonder when it gets close to the bottom on its final cut around passes?
[05:15:35] <archivist> it is called a spacer/packing
[05:15:58] <DarkAlchemist> the cnc is but putting the object in the precise same spot and making the head come to the exact same spot would require some sort of jig for sure
[05:16:45] <DarkAlchemist> so, lets say the stock is 6061
[05:17:04] <DarkAlchemist> what could I use to lift it up 5mm off of the bed yet it is gripped to work on?
[05:17:43] <DarkAlchemist> only the corners would be lifted so the mill would never touch them
[05:17:50] <archivist> any good metal to hand
[05:18:21] <DarkAlchemist> I think I can make such a jig
[05:19:00] <DarkAlchemist> I was just worried about it being lifted off of a firm surface and the mill running a contour
[05:21:07] <Loetmichel> re from the landfill/trash power plant... interesting: my car weights exactly 2 tons without me... the papers of the car state 1750kg... it seems i should clean up that pile of junk a bit ;-)
[05:21:21] <archivist> support is dependent on work and cut depth
[05:21:59] <DarkAlchemist> most items will be 10-60mm in depth of various materials
[05:22:33] <DarkAlchemist> so, this is no steel cnc just can do up to Aluminum so shallow passes
[05:23:22] <archivist> if the cut is light enough one gets away with http://www.collection.archivist.info/searchv13.php?searchstr=crossing
[05:23:25] <DarkAlchemist> that is why I was worried as the piece will be free floating in space on that last pass
[05:49:27] <Loetmichel> the trash worker was funny, though. I asked him what his scale states... "exactly 2000kg." i entered the car... he: "and now 120kg more. But you didnt wanted to know that, did you?"
[05:51:45] <DarkAlchemist> lol
[06:02:50] <kfoltman> Loetmichel: http://i.imgur.com/c5eDfel.jpg getting even closer :)
[06:06:56] <archivist> past close...usable :)
[06:07:23] <Loetmichel> kfoltman: liiks nice. but jou have to get a smaller engraving bit. and/or shift the isolation lines half the tip diameter
[06:08:36] <kfoltman> they're already shifted :) 0.3mm v-bit and 0.8mm endmill for holes and routing
[06:09:17] <Loetmichel> hmm
[06:09:17] <kfoltman> in fact, the reason the outline is so crappy is that it tried to treat the edges as tracks, and mill them on the outside and the inside, need to work on that part a bit
[06:09:24] <Loetmichel> i use a 0,1mm V-bit
[06:09:51] <kfoltman> I have some 0.1mm ones, but want to save them for the SMD boards
[06:09:59] <Loetmichel> ok, that makes sense
[06:10:12] <kfoltman> this is just a basic SPI splitter :)
[06:10:53] <kfoltman> the "big" header goes to a MCU and has 3 different chip select lines for 3 different devices + MOSI/MISO/clock/VCC/GND going to all the devices
[06:12:05] <kfoltman> it's for my e-drum project, to connect 3 ADC daughterboards to the (not existing yet) mainboard
[06:16:26] <kfoltman> I'm not even sure if using 0.3mm v-bits makes any economical sense, they're not significantly cheaper than 0.1mm, but perhaps less risk of them breaking or getting blunt quickly
[06:22:03] <Loetmichel> kfoltman: i use these: http://www.sorotec.de/shop/product_info.php/info/p179_vhm-fraesstichel-30-.html
[06:22:10] <Loetmichel> they come with "0" tip
[06:22:36] <kfoltman> how long do they last?
[06:22:38] <Loetmichel> you'll need a diamond file to make the vutting widht yourseld
[06:22:49] <Loetmichel> -d+f
[06:23:17] <Loetmichel> at least 5-10 100*160 pcbs if not soo much traces
[06:23:55] <Loetmichel> http://www.cyrom.org/palbum/main.php?g2_itemId=14507 <- made 5 of these with one bit and still no sign of wear
[06:24:01] <kfoltman> I used this exact one: http://www.ebay.ie/itm/281232558021
[06:24:45] <Loetmichel> 5 full 100*160mm pcbs, not five single boards
[06:25:01] <kfoltman> sounds quite durable
[06:25:07] <kfoltman> won't protect me from my own dumbassery though
[06:25:20] <kfoltman> as in, doing G0 Z-30 instead of G0 Z30 ;)
[06:25:29] <Loetmichel> i like the "spiral" cut better than the halved types
[06:25:53] <kfoltman> what's the difference in results?
[06:26:07] <Loetmichel> rest assured: i even managed to weld a carbide mill bit shaft to the vice once
[06:26:27] <kfoltman> oops
[06:26:28] <Loetmichel> (g0 x-100 without g0z50 first)
[06:26:38] <Loetmichel> bumped sideways into the vice
[06:27:23] <kfoltman> can't 100% avoid these accidents
[06:27:30] <Loetmichel> ... steppers skipped, bit at 24krpm. got instant red, then white. as soon as i pressed the emergency the spindle stopped... and the bit was welded into the steel vice ;-)
[06:28:04] <kfoltman> you don't have this kind of accidents with proxxons :D
[06:28:18] <kfoltman> I mean the "instant red" part
[06:28:30] <Loetmichel> i was amazed that the 3mm carbide bit didnt break
[06:28:39] <Loetmichel> but the steppers just started to skip
[06:28:58] <kfoltman> at least it didn't ruin your frame
[06:29:11] <kfoltman> or fry the spindle windings
[06:29:52] <kfoltman> how do you clean up the boards after milling?
[06:30:24] <kfoltman> mine was pretty much un-solderable before I used some IPA and a brush on it
[06:30:36] <kfoltman> no wetting at all
[06:33:01] <Loetmichel> i do use ipa, too
[06:33:21] <Loetmichel> and sometimes a 00 steel wool pad
[06:34:27] <kfoltman> Loetmichel: like this? http://www.ebay.ie/itm/141126313931
[06:34:48] <Loetmichel> yes, but stainless steel
[06:34:58] <Loetmichel> to remove any burrs
[06:51:08] <Jymmm> green scotch bright pads
[06:51:21] <Jymmm> and vinegar
[06:52:44] <Jymmm> and buyyerscotch pudding
[06:52:53] <Jymmm> butterscotch*
[06:54:24] <SpeedEvil> Flash deburring sounds entertaining.
[06:54:39] <SpeedEvil> You fill a box with Oxy/Ac - put your parts inside, stand well back, and light it
[06:54:59] <Jymmm> Oh scotchbright pads work great for that
[06:55:36] <Jymmm> especially in fiberous wood
[06:56:06] <SpeedEvil> kfoltman: 'no wetting at all' - yay!
[06:56:08] <SpeedEvil> Free soldermask
[07:16:05] <kfoltman> SpeedEvil: free soldermask on all copper ;)
[07:16:44] <kfoltman> SpeedEvil: to be fair, I wouldn't exactly refuse a CNC soldermask dye dispenser ;)
[07:17:31] <kfoltman> or even a whole battery of dispensers - dye, solder paste etc.
[07:18:07] <Jymmm> kfoltman: I got one for ya, but it'll cost ya $1200 to freight it to ya
[07:19:21] <kfoltman> Jymmm: I thought of using some small steppers with screw shaft like these guys - http://kilobaser.com/
[07:20:49] <Jymmm> they have them up on ebay
[07:22:44] <SpeedEvil> kfoltman: you're thinking too small
[07:22:59] <SpeedEvil> kfoltman: Epoxy encapsulant, copper, n-type silicon, ...
[07:30:19] <kfoltman> Jymmm: yes - the reason I'm only thinking and not jumping to buy is that I have other, more shorter-term plans and only limited cash ;)
[07:30:37] <kfoltman> SpeedEvil: I have FPGAs for that shit :P
[08:51:34] <Tom_itx> Loetmichel, i'd suggest 3M pads instead of steel wool
[08:51:49] <Tom_itx> steel wool tends to leave flakes in the copper and they rust
[08:58:03] <Jymmm> "Just use a magnet to get them out!" =)
[08:59:21] <Loetmichel> Tom_itx: thats why i use stainless
[09:13:38] <Loetmichel> hmm,thats the first time i see that: a station has lasers INSIDE?
[09:13:51] <Loetmichel> i thought the offenders get killed by security?
[09:14:11] <Loetmichel> oh,w rong channel
[09:23:45] <SpeedEvil> Loetmichel: the andromeda strain
[09:23:52] <SpeedEvil> It's on-topic.
[09:23:59] <SpeedEvil> The lasers could be run by linuxcnc
[09:24:13] <Loetmichel> SpeedEvil_ no, elite:dangerous
[10:25:44] * JT-Shop needs to find a flat spot to put the debian computer
[10:29:32] <archivist> archeology needed to find a flat spot
[10:32:22] <archivist> I have been thinking of a similar problem, and the sheds that never got built need to be restarted, contemplating a workshop (conservatory style) along the rear of the house
[10:34:35] <JT-Shop> what is conservatory style?
[10:35:32] <archivist> http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/231298505309?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
[10:35:50] <archivist> that being a "lean to"
[10:37:00] <JT-Shop> so the glass walls make it a conservatory?
[10:37:04] <archivist> I have most of the plastic and glass to make 2 sides, house and garage would be the other sides
[10:37:11] <archivist> yes
[10:37:15] <JT-Shop> ah ok
[10:41:49] <pcw_home> I still am unable to boot the wheezy iso image , I always get " missing or corrupt isolinux.bin"
[10:44:02] <JT-Shop> I got some error the first time seemed similar to that but the second time it just worked
[10:44:36] <archivist> almost similar to the old bios disk block size problems
[10:57:57] <pcw_home> Not sure what it is, image checksum is correct
[11:02:07] <Tom_itx> odd, mine installed first time as well
[11:11:37] <pcw_home> from usb?
[11:12:13] <pcw_home> Tried three different systems
[11:12:16] <Tom_itx> no, my usb wouldn't boot on that pc
[11:12:29] <Tom_itx> i had to use the DVD
[11:13:20] <pcw_home> On this PC unetbootin made ubuntu images boot fine from USB but the hybrid ISO doesn't
[11:14:08] <Tom_itx> i'd have to try unetbootin again to verify
[11:14:22] <Tom_itx> i know i used it once or twice but on which pc?
[11:19:44] <mani_> Hi
[11:20:24] <mani_> I compiled machinekit in ubuntu 13.14 with rt9 patch
[11:21:31] <mani_> everything is fine , latency-test is very low, event after an hour of watching youtube and copying file
[11:22:30] <mani_> but when runing stepconf in some irregular intervals all the IO freezez for 1 or two seconds and iotop and latency top are not much of a help!
[11:23:05] <mani_> by all IO I mean , keybaord and mouse , network and data streem to parallel port
[11:23:10] <mani_> any idea anyone?
[11:23:44] <mani_> * correction , ubuntu 14.04 with kernel 3.14
[11:24:29] <mani_> I can compile the same code on the installation of linuxcnc live cd and it works with no problem at all
[11:25:06] <mani_> but thats rtai no pre empt patch
[11:28:25] <Benjamin23> there is a lot of people in this room, but evidently no one is pay attention to the dialog box this chat resides in
[11:29:40] <archivist> er wot... never saw a question from him
[11:30:16] <archivist> mani_, machine kit is a fork a lot of us dont know what they have changed and broken
[11:31:59] <mani_> hmmm, not much I guess , their code run with no problem with rtai, my guess is it has either something to do with my kernel or rtapi stuff in machinekit
[11:32:32] <mani_> donno, been churning out kernels with different configurations for three weeks now1
[11:33:24] <mani_> It might be worth it to install one of the kernels I compiled on that 10.04 live cd installation to make sure!
[11:34:00] <Benjamin23> what are you using to make your idea, and then create your CAD file to whatever is needed to make the g-code
[11:34:46] <mani_> at least if it works it will take the kernel problem out of the picture
[11:35:01] * archivist writes gcode direct no cad involved usually
[11:38:00] <zeeshan> archivist: you remind me of programmer
[11:38:03] <zeeshan> that uses assembly only
[11:38:08] <zeeshan> wont use a higher level language :-)
[11:38:33] <zeeshan> MUST optimize EVERYTHING!! :D
[11:38:44] <archivist> erm I admit nothing....you can look at what IRC channels I am in....cough
[11:39:06] <zeeshan> i only see linuxcnc when i whois you
[11:39:06] <zeeshan> :P
[11:39:07] <SpeedEvil> archivist: actually - not easily on freenode
[11:39:09] * archivist is an op in ##asm
[11:39:15] <SpeedEvil> you only see shared chans
[11:39:15] <zeeshan> archivist: hahaha
[11:39:36] <zeeshan> archivist: my predictions were correcT! :D
[11:40:18] <archivist> not really, because not coded assembler for years, I do use the right tool for the job in hand though
[11:42:08] <mani_> Are you guys using preempt patch too or are mainly using rtai?
[11:42:53] <archivist> bog standard linuxcnc with rtai, too lazy to futz about building
[11:43:50] <pcw_home> I have a test system with 3.14, preemt-rt, Ubuntu12.04 Intel J1800, been up about 100 days 24/7
[11:44:20] <mani_> hmmm, my IO freeze should not be a kernel problem then
[11:44:38] <pcw_home> what hardware?
[11:45:32] <mani_> some AMD athlon XII. Same hardware that linuxcnc livecd installation runs on flawlessly
[11:47:35] <mani_> Do you change IO scheduler from noop to deadline or ...? does it matter?
[11:47:56] <pcw_home> I have another that has similar symptoms with preemt-rt (random X/mouse hang but virtual consoles still work)
[11:48:04] <pcw_home> another system
[11:48:57] <mani_> my freeze problem is on every IO , the parallel port data streem completely stops for a few moments
[11:49:35] <pcw_home> On the system with problems, nothing seems to make any difference
[11:50:14] <pcw_home> (but my I/O does not stop so probably not the same issue)
[11:50:20] <IchGuckLive> hi all B)
[11:50:24] <mani_> yeah
[11:50:55] <mani_> might be nmi or cache issue , don't know where to start
[11:51:09] <pcw_home> new MB?
[11:51:42] <IchGuckLive> did you turn the second cpu off by default
[11:52:33] <mani_> I checked with isolcpus=1 made no difference
[11:53:09] <pcw_home> in my experience is isolcpus is bad for Preemt-RT
[11:53:11] <IchGuckLive> so maybe a smi on the second cpu kills your port
[11:53:27] <pcw_home> no SMI on AMD
[11:53:47] <JT-Shop> mani_, is there some reason to want Ubuntu 14.04?
[11:54:03] <IchGuckLive> ok got to read the logs first then futher discussion O.O
[11:54:22] <mani_> don't care about 14.04 that much, just the new kernel ....
[11:54:26] <pcw_home> I _think_ master works with 14.04 now
[11:55:32] <mani_> second cpu doesn't cause any hard on the same hardware with live cd installation
[11:55:42] <JT-Shop> bleeding edge always stings a bit
[11:56:30] <mani_> yeah, been on it for 3 weeks now, Its becoming like my F35, too big to fail ; )
[11:56:34] <IchGuckLive> mani_: is it a mill or somthing else
[11:56:34] <pcw_home> try linuxcnc master
[11:56:48] <mani_> I'll try
[11:57:08] <IchGuckLive> http://buildbot.linuxcnc.org/
[11:58:07] <mani_> thanks a lot guy , my kernel is compiled gonna restart ... thanks for everything
[11:58:26] <pcw_home> buildbot doesnt have preemt -rt images yet so you need to build from source
[11:59:01] <archivist> he started off asking about machinekit though
[11:59:27] <IchGuckLive> i see im gettng to old as linuxcnc did some major steps forward it is realy time to go for a old man like me
[11:59:35] <pcw_home> well he may not know that master supports preemt-rt now
[12:00:17] <pcw_home> it is more complicated with all the distribution and kernel options (and machinekit also)
[12:00:18] <sharpen047> hey asah
[12:28:03] <JT-Shop> how do you keep up with all the kernels and options?
[12:32:10] <IchGuckLive> JT-Shop: this will be the next challange to the cnc users
[12:34:47] <JT-Shop> users don't have to worry about that, integrators will have to worry
[12:35:21] <Tom_itx> users can just use the iso
[12:35:42] <Tom_itx> unless they're superusers then they can build the source the way they want
[12:41:20] <JT-Shop> why would you want to build the source differently?
[12:41:59] <IchGuckLive> jt to get soome individuell mashine layouts and behavier
[12:42:08] <Tom_itx> wheezy, preempt, etc
[12:42:22] <Tom_itx> or for the bbb
[12:42:38] <FinboySlick> Any of you would trust one of these? http://www.shars.com/products/view/2358/Grade_AA_24quot_x_36quot_Black_Granite_Surface_Plate
[12:42:43] <JT-Shop> I mean for normal computers not all those bbbbb's
[12:42:54] <Tom_itx> hehe
[12:42:56] <JT-Shop> sneezy is on the iso
[12:43:03] <Tom_itx> right
[12:43:23] <JT-Shop> which I like much better than Ubuntu >12
[12:43:57] <archivist> FinboySlick, I used a granite table many years ago at a previous job
[12:44:20] <FinboySlick> archivist: The price/accuracy ratio seems a little off.
[12:44:26] <IchGuckLive> FinboySlick: its best for mesuring parts
[12:44:50] <archivist> it seems cheap for the claimed accuracy
[12:44:52] <Tom_itx> yeah the only difference is the grade of them but most are plenty accurate enough
[12:45:08] <Tom_itx> size drives the price up too
[12:45:27] <FinboySlick> Shipping will likely be a bitch too.
[12:45:40] <archivist> go and collect
[12:45:50] <CaptHindsight> FinboySlick: I use them since they are local for me
[12:46:04] <CaptHindsight> I use the smaller ones for machine bases
[12:46:19] <Tom_itx> we had a large one in the shop
[12:46:30] <Tom_itx> probably 3 x 6 x 6"
[12:47:01] <Tom_itx> half of it usually got used to lean against looking at blueprints
[12:48:16] <archivist> if you are less fussy and can measure, try a granite floor tile, I have looked at the reflected light in the shops and they seem more flat than I would have expected
[12:48:24] <CaptHindsight> I also have surface plates from Enco, I;m not sure if it was a typo or web store mistake but their 24 x 36 surface plates with the table were lower cost than just the surface plate alone
[12:49:21] <Tom_itx> this was used for most of the part checking: http://clearwateren.com/quality-assurance.php
[12:49:53] <archivist> background is a granite tile http://www.collection.archivist.info/archive/DJCPD/PD/2014/2014_01_19_Cyprus_gears/IMG_1733.JPG
[12:50:54] <FinboySlick> CaptHindsight: I'll be sure to check for both then.
[12:51:46] <CaptHindsight> http://www.use-enco.com/CGI/INPDFF?PMPAGE=363&PMITEM=640-1960
[12:52:14] <Tom_itx> really just depends on the accuracy required
[12:53:11] <CaptHindsight> $190.98 for just the stand, $193.04 for the table with the plate :)
[12:54:05] <PetefromTn_> afternoon guys.
[12:54:12] <PetefromTn_> and gals LOL
[12:54:15] <Tom_itx> build a stand
[12:55:03] <CaptHindsight> so for $3 you get the plate with the stand
[12:55:12] <CaptHindsight> $3 more
[12:55:15] <Tom_itx> heh
[12:55:30] <Tom_itx> call and try that logic on them
[12:55:31] <CaptHindsight> the plate is grade B
[12:55:36] <LeelooMinai> I guess they really want to get rid of those stands:)
[12:56:06] <CaptHindsight> the stands are just grey powder coated angle iron
[12:56:26] <PetefromTn_> nice I love my granite surface plate.
[12:56:43] <Tom_itx> you can build a stand for probably $20 in scrap material or less
[12:57:02] <PetefromTn_> I did not buy or build a stand but repurposed an old computer server rack into it LOL
[12:57:03] <CaptHindsight> lower than the shipping cost
[12:57:07] <LeelooMinai> I always wanted one, but they are, kind of unshippable - heavy like a samll elephant.
[12:57:15] <Tom_itx> then ship it to JT-Shop for powdercoat :)
[12:57:41] <FinboySlick> LeelooMinai: I have a feeling that'll be my situation too.
[12:58:04] <Tom_itx> check a local craigslist
[12:58:33] <archivist> I got an ex army surplus cast iron plate, was a happy bunny when I got it
[12:58:55] <JT-Shop> I have an ex army cast iron plate as well
[12:59:11] <FinboySlick> Tom_itx: I'm pretty far in the boonies.
[12:59:26] <Tom_itx> you should get out more often
[12:59:49] <CaptHindsight> FinboySlick: how large an area do you need?
[13:00:13] <zeeshan> LeelooMinai: you suck at finding stuff
[13:00:19] <Tom_itx> even a nice sized piec of 1/2" glass would be better than nothing
[13:00:28] <zeeshan> http://www.busybeetools.com/products/SURFACE-PLATE-12IN.-X-18IN.-X-3IN..html
[13:00:30] <zeeshan> go get one
[13:00:33] <zeeshan> its 38$ locally
[13:00:40] <FinboySlick> CaptHindsight: 24x36 is what I'm looking at. It don't think I'd ever need to check anything larger than that.
[13:00:58] <Tom_itx> that's a reasonable size
[13:01:15] <zeeshan> starrett 12x18 is also around 50-60$ used
[13:01:16] <FinboySlick> zeeshan: Wow, that's cheap.
[13:01:16] <PetefromTn_> yeah 2x3 would be nice.
[13:01:16] <zeeshan> these days
[13:01:18] <Tom_itx> will hold your measuring equipment and part usually
[13:01:44] <zeeshan> i use that surface plate to lap stuff with
[13:01:50] <zeeshan> starrett for inspection
[13:02:04] <Tom_itx> there goes it's accuracy
[13:02:32] <zeeshan> Tom_itx: you cover the entire thing with a sand paper
[13:02:35] <PetefromTn_> mine is 18x24
[13:02:40] <Tom_itx> that cheap one isn't even graded that i can see
[13:02:48] <zeeshan> Tom_itx: yes
[13:02:49] <LeelooMinai> zeeshan: It still has to be shipped from those Busy Bee Tools
[13:02:53] <zeeshan> but i've taken gauge blocks
[13:02:59] <zeeshan> and checked it
[13:03:22] <zeeshan> LeelooMinai: arent you in london?
[13:03:38] <LeelooMinai> Kitchener
[13:04:02] <zeeshan> i guess you could always drive to the london location :P
[13:04:28] <zeeshan> nm
[13:04:29] <LeelooMinai> I leave my house one per 6 months - no car:)
[13:04:31] <zeeshan> mississauga is closer
[13:04:54] <PetefromTn_> you could probably strap it to your bike handlebars LOL
[13:04:59] <zeeshan> hah
[13:05:23] <LeelooMinai> Right, and If I crashed into a car, that would be first time when biker killed a car driver.
[13:05:57] <PetefromTn_> since when do bikers care about car drivers? hehe
[13:06:27] <PetefromTn_> I could probably tote my granite plate on my recumbent bike would not want to go too far with it
[13:08:09] <PetefromTn_> before I got my granite plate I was using a ground chunk of granite I got from a local monument shop. they gave it to me for free as it was a goof up apparently. when I asked them how flat they thought it might be they said it would be pretty damn flat due to their polishing processes.
[13:08:20] <PetefromTn_> It sure was prettier than my granite plate LOL.
[13:08:45] <JT-Shop> what do you do on your granite plate?
[13:09:52] <Tom_itx> height gage with a dial indicator on it usually
[13:10:06] <archivist> I compare levels and some marking out on mine
[13:10:42] <JT-Shop> mine holds stuff off the table it sits on :(
[13:10:48] <archivist> hehe
[13:11:15] <archivist> like mine does the other 99.9999% of the time
[13:11:28] <JT-Shop> lol
[13:11:52] <PetefromTn_> Yeah basic layout using the height gauge scribing and measuring flatness of parts I was planning to do offline measurement of my toolholders but I have yet to machine the custom mount for it.
[13:11:58] <archivist> it is a must have that usually sits doing nothing
[13:12:31] <FinboySlick> archivist: Same goes for a lot of other tools.
[13:12:31] <PetefromTn_> I try to keep a clean towel on it when not being used but lately I find myself putting my machines keyboard on top of it while I work. Not a good practice.
[13:12:43] <Tom_itx> test bench for first articles...
[13:13:02] <PetefromTn_> sure some tools get seldom used but they have their purpose that none of the other tools can do when you need it.
[13:13:04] <archivist> FinboySlick, there is always the milling machine table
[13:13:29] <FinboySlick> archivist: You're funny.
[13:13:54] <JT-Shop> yea, like my surface grinder... I rarely use it but when I need it nothing else will do
[13:14:04] <archivist> well some machines are flat, how is yours coming on
[13:14:12] <PetefromTn_> Damn I would love to have a nice small manual surface grinder.
[13:14:36] <FinboySlick> archivist: Still no room to actually work on it. It'll probably have to wait another year before I can actually get started on it.
[13:14:54] <PetefromTn_> when I worked in the shop over there they used them for all sorts of stuff. Most notably to modify cutter shanks for clearances and other things.
[13:15:05] <PetefromTn_> They are messy as hell tho.
[13:15:23] <FinboySlick> Was thinking of getting a good slab and indicator to help test it.
[13:16:20] <archivist> a three legged base with the indicator in the middle
[13:17:22] <FinboySlick> archivist: a 24x36 would be larger than the relevant portion of my Z column so I could directly compare the rails.
[13:18:04] <FinboySlick> Pretty sure the base and Y rails would fit on it too.
[13:18:05] <archivist> yup, would be useful for that
[13:18:05] <zeeshan> JT-Shop: surface grind me some rail road track
[13:18:06] <zeeshan> :D
[13:18:36] <zeeshan> i need a big parallel
[13:18:59] <Tom_itx> go borrow NASA's rail track
[13:19:03] <Tom_itx> it's damn parallel
[13:19:11] <FinboySlick> archivist: I also checked out some hand scraping videos and I really want to try my hand at that, maybe make myself a little cammelback straight edge.
[13:19:22] <archivist> FinboySlick, I "cheated" and use the clinometer to measure/set the table to column squareness on mine
[13:20:10] <FinboySlick> archivist: That'll be how I tripple-check myself ;)
[13:23:41] <FinboySlick> archivist: right now, just walking around the mill would throw that way off.
[13:24:28] <CaptHindsight> FinboySlick: you still working on barge? :)
[13:24:29] <archivist> I have flexible floors too, need to move stuff to a concrete floor workshop
[13:24:59] <FinboySlick> CaptHindsight: Hehe... I can't even fill my bowl of soup lest setting it on the table would cause it to spill.
[14:19:38] <JT-Shop> zeeshan, I have some track...
[14:47:18] <mani_> you guys were right , it was the machinekit problem, latest master of linuxcnc stepconf is working like a clock
[14:57:33] <sharpen047> anyone running 12.04 and linuxcnc?
[15:03:03] * JT-Shop figured out real quick I needed to add a repeat sub to the dash mount burn out G code
[15:03:28] * JT-Shop has debian and LinuxCNC up and running
[15:21:14] <Tom_itx> JT-Shop, plasma running on wheezy now?
[15:25:20] <CaptHindsight> sharpen047: yes, for 4+ months
[15:25:56] <sharpen047> CaptHindsight: what video card do you use?
[15:31:56] <CaptHindsight> sharpen047: AMD integrated in the APU's
[15:32:25] <CaptHindsight> E350's and A4 to A10 APU's
[15:35:02] <JT-Shop> Tom_itx, not yet
[15:35:44] <JT-Shop> LOL the computer sits on top of the plasma table does that count as "wheezy running on the plasma"?
[15:35:59] <Jymmm> lol
[15:36:19] <PetefromTn_> Mmmmm PLASMA!
[15:55:42] <JT-Shop> stinks a bit when your cutting rusty metal
[16:09:08] <Deejay> gn8
[16:12:27] <tjtr33> archivist, people who cant write gcode with a text editor wont know what 'marking out' is ;)
[16:12:28] <tjtr33> ( tomp hands archivist a pint of DyeKem or Prussian Blue )
[16:14:36] <CaptHindsight> tjtr33: does Finkle still forge?
[16:15:27] <tjtr33> yes they do, but not very big, i put in some custom edms nearby ( Sox Park )
[16:15:45] <tjtr33> and i'm lookin into stone cutting gantries
[16:16:37] <tjtr33> wiring up that SMAC voice coil actuator now :)
[16:18:34] <tjtr33> ah, the company was Jernsberg ( forging )
[16:19:15] <JT-Shop> logger[mah]_, log
[16:19:15] <logger[mah]_> JT-Shop: Log stored at http://linuxcnc.mah.priv.at/irc/%23linuxcnc/2014-08-09.html
[17:04:00] <Benjamin23> hello
[17:04:06] <Benjamin23> any one at their computers?
[17:04:44] <Loetmichel> no, only bots here
[17:04:47] <Loetmichel> :-)
[17:04:52] <Benjamin23> ha
[17:05:08] <Benjamin23> what are YOU using to make CAM/g-code files
[17:06:13] <Loetmichel> coreldraw and BoCNC
[17:06:14] <Loetmichel> ;-)
[17:07:11] <Benjamin23> coreldraw? wow, I haven't heard that name in a long time
[17:07:46] <Benjamin23> did you build you CNC machine, buy parts/kit, or buy one outright?
[17:07:49] <jthornton> we normally just ask the question
[17:08:14] <jthornton> 1 and 3
[17:08:39] <Loetmichel> build all of them
[17:08:51] <Loetmichel> exept the one at the company
[17:09:19] <jthornton> I use gedit or OneCNC
[17:09:41] <jthornton> depends on the machine, my CHNC I use ngcgui for 95% of the ops
[17:10:06] <Loetmichel> ... occasionaly i use notepad
[17:10:20] <jthornton> oh and sheetcam on my plasma usually
[17:10:40] <Benjamin23> interesting. I see there are many options, and resourcefulness is key if someone is going to build one
[17:11:15] <jthornton> depends on the type of machine your after if you can cheaply build one that works or not
[17:11:25] <Benjamin23> I've been looking for free cad files to build a CNC from another CNC cutter, or 3D printer, or both, but not having too much luck
[17:12:28] <jthornton> what are you building a router, a glue gun???
[17:12:39] <Benjamin23> I'd like to begin with a simple dremel CNC cutter, and then move on
[17:13:17] <Loetmichel> Benjamin23: do yourself a favor: shed that demel
[17:13:25] <jthornton> Loetmichel, has some very nice routers that he built
[17:13:40] <jthornton> as mentioned a dremel is not a CNC spindle
[17:13:40] <Loetmichel> and use at LEAST a proxxon tool
[17:13:49] <Loetmichel> (ib/e to be precise)
[17:14:08] <Benjamin23> I'm sure he does, and would like a very pretty gold coin for them
[17:14:09] <Loetmichel> the dremels are notoriously weak
[17:14:30] <Loetmichel> no
[17:14:38] <jthornton> and the spindle is mounted in rubber I think
[17:14:57] <Benjamin23> got that part about the dremels. Very fast, and very noisy for the dremels.
[17:14:59] <Loetmichel> i aim at desinging a kit that can be sold for less than 1000 eur... and do that since 2009 ;-)
[17:15:04] <Loetmichel> i dont sell anything now
[17:15:11] <Benjamin23> that's too bad
[17:15:16] <Loetmichel> he meant to look at my pics and get ideas
[17:15:23] <Benjamin23> it's also to bad 1000EUR is about 1600USD
[17:15:23] <jthornton> yep
[17:15:40] <Benjamin23> well, send me a link if you don't mind, Loet
[17:15:54] <jthornton> Benjamin23, look at Loetmichel pics for good ideas on how to build one
[17:16:09] <Loetmichel> http://www.cyrom.org/palbum/main.php?g2_itemId=4935
[17:16:23] <Loetmichel> http://www.cyrom.org/palbum/main.php?g2_itemId=11205
[17:16:30] <Loetmichel> http://www.cyrom.org/palbum/main.php?g2_itemId=11175
[17:17:14] <Loetmichel> http://www.cyrom.org/palbum/main.php?g2_itemId=359 <- never finished that one
[17:17:24] <Loetmichel> http://www.cyrom.org/palbum/main.php?g2_itemId=347
[17:17:34] <Loetmichel> http://www.cyrom.org/palbum/main.php?g2_itemId=335
[17:17:47] <jdh> anyone have dust boot plans for an 80mm chinese spindle?
[17:17:57] <Benjamin23> that is a sexy machine Loet.
[17:18:35] <jthornton> good engineering, study it carefully
[17:18:38] <Loetmichel> http://www.cyrom.org/palbum/main.php?g2_itemId=8884 <- thats the base for the 1000 eur one... still in construction ;-)
[17:20:01] <Loetmichel> jdh: sorry, never got around to make one
[17:20:36] <Benjamin23> as much as I don't want to, I think I'll have to buy a chinese unit to build a better quality unit.
[17:21:07] <Loetmichel> Benjamin23: the cnc 6040 are quite good, actually
[17:21:19] <jdh> I didn't want to either, but I've been pleasantly surprised with mine.
[17:21:20] <Loetmichel> not THAT rigid but workable
[17:21:45] <jdh> mine is still as-delivered. Drivers seem to be fine.
[17:22:05] <Loetmichel> the one i have at the company is, too
[17:22:22] <Loetmichel> just had to switch all couplings motor->ballscrews
[17:22:57] * jthornton wanders upstairs to start the Chili Con Carne
[17:23:22] <Loetmichel> http://www.cyrom.org/palbum/main.php?g2_itemId=15011 <- had to turn down the new ones a bit
[17:23:49] <jdh> http://www.cncrouterparts.com/images/0000192_300.jpg?osCsid=l22ncgthgcpk60f3um8cv6hhi3
[17:23:57] <Loetmichel> http://www.cyrom.org/palbum/main.php?g2_itemId=15014 <- that will outlast the machine... i hopw
[17:24:13] <jdh> that looks simple enough. Interesting clamp mechanism.
[17:24:59] <Loetmichel> Benjamin23: the 6040 has no problem with aluminium
[17:25:32] <Loetmichel> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWTTP0RomA0
[17:26:06] <Loetmichel> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9u_ChO1AKYY
[17:27:40] <Loetmichel> jdh: i can give you the plans for that foot on the last vid
[17:27:46] <Loetmichel> but they are at the company
[17:27:52] <Loetmichel> (caution loud)
[17:54:49] <tjtr33> Loetmichel, are some of those machines made of greenglass or frp , a material like what pcb are printed on?
[17:56:58] <tjtr33> ^^^ http://www.cyrom.org/palbum/main.php?g2_itemId=347
[17:59:17] <Loetmichel> yeah, thats 2mm fr4
[17:59:20] <Loetmichel> 3mm
[18:00:12] <Loetmichel> its light and extremely rigid
[18:00:18] <Loetmichel> but a bit on the expensive side
[18:00:25] <tjtr33> what do you cut with? fr eats up most tooling
[18:00:58] <tjtr33> also highly insulative ( i make edm fixtures with it ;)
[18:01:15] <Loetmichel> tungsten carbide tools
[18:01:18] <Loetmichel> what else?
[18:01:20] <tjtr33> carbide even dulls quickly ( for me )
[18:01:25] <Loetmichel> it does
[18:01:37] <Loetmichel> i have some TC tools taht are diamond dus coated
[18:01:42] <Loetmichel> that lasts longer
[18:02:06] <tjtr33> TC = WoCu?
[18:02:19] <tjtr33> no, forget that
[18:02:20] <Loetmichel> http://www.cyrom.org/palbum/main.php?g2_itemId=364 <- second from the right
[18:02:29] <Loetmichel> tungsten carbide
[18:03:01] <tjtr33> thx!
[18:03:10] <Loetmichel> http://www.cyrom.org/palbum/main.php?g2_itemId=2967 <- Tungsten carbide with diamond coating
[18:03:51] <Loetmichel> http://www.sorotec.de/shop/index.php/cat/c56_Spiral-Toothed-Coated-Spiral-Toothed-Coated.html <- bought them there
[18:05:44] <tjtr33> bookmarked, thx! at 10$/1mm dia, it would cut well & last ( upcut, hi-helix... nice )
[18:07:51] <Loetmichel> i usually got about 100m slot from an uncoated one, and boult 500m from a coated one
[18:08:05] <Loetmichel> s/boult/about
[18:14:48] <Benjamin23> how long do the tungsten carbide bits last
[18:15:48] <Loetmichel> Benjamin23: depends on the material
[18:16:13] <Loetmichel> like i said above: about 100 meters slot in 3mm fr4 (pcb material)
[18:16:25] <Loetmichel> about forever in plastics
[18:16:33] <Benjamin23> interesting
[18:17:01] <Benjamin23> I was concerned about that. But for the amount of material for an inexpensive part compared to a CO2 laser tube
[18:17:02] <Loetmichel> tjtr33: the coated bits have interesting capabilites.
[18:17:32] <Loetmichel> if you have a spindle capable of 80krpm you can shove a 2mm bit thru fr4 with F4000
[18:17:51] <Loetmichel> and thats from the manufactureres datasheet
[18:18:38] <Loetmichel> and 6mm deep into the material...
[18:18:47] <Loetmichel> i had problems getting rid of the dust...
[18:18:57] <Loetmichel> the vacuum hadnt enough volume ;-)
[18:20:41] <tjtr33> Loetmichel, sorry was away, I only have 30K, but would consider new spindle if i get enuf need for cutting FRP (4M/min! )
[18:20:45] <Benjamin23> 80k rpm?
[18:21:22] <tjtr33> yeah its router stuff, past most mill speeds
[18:21:54] <Benjamin23> that is fast. Loet: what program do you use to design PCBs?
[18:22:04] <Loetmichel> target 3001
[18:22:15] <Loetmichel> and it isnt fast
[18:22:35] <Loetmichel> professional pcb routers have 120kRPM spindles
[18:22:54] <Loetmichel> they dont drill, they punch
[18:22:57] <Loetmichel> :-)
[18:23:06] <Loetmichel> "time is money"
[18:23:18] <Loetmichel> did that myself on carbon
[18:23:36] <Loetmichel> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mj8sGEf8Wf8
[18:23:46] <Loetmichel> but wiht a 3mm drill bit and only 24krpm
[18:23:48] <Benjamin23> is PCB design what you do for a living
[18:24:06] <SpeedEvil> I've idly wondered about the 500K RPM experimental air-bearing spindles
[18:24:17] <Loetmichel> no, i shield it tech against eavesdropping
[18:26:26] <tjtr33> i thought you meant carbon like in SenkErodieren https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VmDRpeh9sI
[18:27:29] <Benjamin23> alright. Can laser of some type be used to etch PCBs?
[18:28:50] <SpeedEvil> Benjamin23: yes - but generally not well
[18:29:02] <SpeedEvil> Unless it's an expensive laser
[18:29:10] <SpeedEvil> copper vapour lasers can cut copper well
[18:30:02] <Benjamin23> interesting
[18:31:24] <SpeedEvil> But a 20W CVL is not very inexpensive
[18:31:32] <Loetmichel> Benjamin23; unlikely
[18:31:43] <Loetmichel> because copper reflects very well.
[18:31:48] <Loetmichel> and disperses heat
[18:32:03] <Loetmichel> the base material( fr4) does the opposite
[18:32:07] <SpeedEvil> Copper is actually used as a cavity mirror for FR4
[18:32:14] <SpeedEvil> err
[18:32:17] <SpeedEvil> For CO2
[18:32:27] <Loetmichel> SpeedEvil: exactly
[18:32:34] <SpeedEvil> Bare polished copper works just fine for that
[18:32:35] <Loetmichel> you CAN cut copper with co2
[18:32:52] <Loetmichel> but you need LOTS of power and a means of blackening it
[18:32:57] <SpeedEvil> For blue, or green lasers it absorbs enough to be cut - thouh it is hard to cut
[18:33:04] <Loetmichel> and the base material will be cut as well
[18:34:12] <Benjamin23> sounds like a simple router spindle is what I will use
[18:34:15] <Loetmichel> SpeedEvil: the problem isnt cutting the copper
[18:34:30] <Loetmichel> bit NOT removing the base material in the process ;-)
[18:35:11] <Loetmichel> Benjamin23: if you have the money: get a chinese 800W watercooled 3 phase ac spindle with vfd
[18:35:39] <Benjamin23> nope. Going to have to real creative and resourceful
[18:35:47] <Loetmichel> they are not sooo expensive and a complete diffrent league from routers... not to mentoin dremel/proxxon tools
[18:36:11] <Loetmichel> Benjamin23: they are not that expensive
[18:36:22] <Loetmichel> and spare you from a LOT of headache
[18:36:27] <Benjamin23> does the speed have anything to do with the amount of material cut, or is it torque?
[18:36:33] <Loetmichel> diameter
[18:36:48] <Loetmichel> as smaller the bit, as higher the rpm
[18:37:16] <Loetmichel> if you want to make pcbs: buy such a cnc6040
[18:37:25] <Loetmichel> it doesnt get better for that money
[18:37:32] <Benjamin23> for the purpose of cutting faster, not necessarily forcing the bit, but just cutting material faster in order to enable moving along at after rate?
[18:37:56] <Loetmichel> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMXxjT4nNxg
[18:38:39] <Loetmichel> Benjamin23: the linear speed a cutting edge has to do to cut efficient has to stay constant
[18:38:53] <Loetmichel> so if the tool gets smaller the RPM must rise
[18:40:09] <Loetmichel> http://www.cyrom.org/palbum/main.php?g2_itemId=14507 <- thats the result of the video above
[18:40:28] <Benjamin23> where does torque come in? Or is a relation between speed and torqe, ie, the spindle does not slow down when cutting something at a desired cut rate?
[18:41:27] <Loetmichel> the latter
[18:41:59] <Loetmichel> in my experience the 800W chinses spindles have way enough torqe
[18:42:24] <Loetmichel> the dremels at 100W havent, though
[18:46:08] <jdh> my chinese 1.5kw seems pretty spiffy. And quiet
[18:47:55] <Loetmichel> right
[18:53:50] <tjtr33> is a 7i33's ENA really an enable of PWM (enables the Aout created from PWM and DIR)? and is not an amplifier enable?
[18:54:45] <pcw_home> its just an active high ENA out signal
[18:55:20] <pcw_home> (inverse of the active low enables on the FPGA side)
[18:56:31] <tjtr33> if a servo drive has an ENABLE pin, is this what gets connected? ( i'd guess not )
[18:57:20] <pcw_home> no, unless it can take 5V CMOS levels
[18:58:17] <pcw_home> new daughter cards (7i48, 7I77 etc) have OPTOS for that function
[18:58:42] <tjtr33> cool, but i already have 7i33 and 7i37s
[18:59:18] <Benjamin23> ok, say I get a CNC6040 or the 3040. Does linuxCNC work with it "out of the box" or is there some other crazyness that needs to be done to make it work?
[18:59:49] <jdh> I plugged mine in and it worked.
[19:00:10] <tjtr33> thats no fun
[19:00:21] <jdh> actually, it was what I was hoping for.
[19:00:32] <Benjamin23> and what it the difference between the L, C, T models?
[19:00:32] <pcw_home> you can usually use a 7I37 output for drive enable (unless its one of the odd ground to disable ones)
[19:00:46] <jdh> having to remember to turn the spindle on is a pain though. Need to fix that.
[19:01:47] <tjtr33> pcw_home, i think it _is_ what you describe, but i'd run a relay dry contact NC to short it to gnd, and on command, open the relay & un-inhibit the drive
[19:02:14] <tjtr33> SMAC LAA-5
[19:02:56] <pcw_home> yeah some old drives are like that which seems weird (a broken wire enables the drive)
[19:03:13] <tjtr33> haha thats right!
[19:04:15] <tjtr33> internal 9V pull up to 1k res to /inhibit. and another pin /inhibit-return internall cnxd to gnd
[19:04:20] <pcw_home> we are considering using form B SSRs as an option on some cards (you can get photo MOSFET form B (NC) SSRs)
[19:04:21] <pcw_home> same pinout and size as the OPTOS we use
[19:04:48] <pcw_home> a bit more expensive but not terrible
[19:05:13] <pcw_home> most people just use a NC relay
[19:05:40] <pcw_home> some drives have solder options to reverse the logic
[20:17:49] <PetefromTn_> good evening folks.
[20:18:14] <jdh> And a fine evening to you.
[20:18:27] <PetefromTn_> why thank you my good man
[20:18:31] <PetefromTn_> ;)
[20:29:26] <Tom_itx> makin any chips fly today?
[20:29:40] <jdh> or end mills
[20:33:51] <PetefromTn_> who me>
[20:33:55] <PetefromTn_> ?
[20:34:21] <XXCoder1> heys
[20:34:39] <PetefromTn_> My oldest daughter was on our Cellphone plan with a brand new HTC one phone
[20:34:54] <PetefromTn_> She got offered a free service and brand new smartphone at work
[20:35:15] <XXCoder1> yep flew lots chips today
[20:35:18] <XXCoder1> at work lol
[20:35:22] <PetefromTn_> so we switched her phone off and I took over her new phone so I got a new phone not that I needed one...
[20:35:26] <PetefromTn_> LOL
[20:36:05] <PetefromTn_> now I gotta figure out how to transfer all my SCHTUFF.
[20:36:21] <XXCoder1> fun
[20:36:32] <PetefromTn_> so in answer to the question NO I did not make any chips today.
[20:36:46] <PetefromTn_> I did however get three new orders for custom scope risers I have been machining.
[20:37:01] <PetefromTn_> So I gotta go pickup some more material Monday morning.
[20:37:04] <XXCoder1> overtime work today, fun.
[20:37:12] <XXCoder1> nice!
[20:44:52] <PetefromTn_> trying to design another custom rail for another rifle right now and I SUK at 3d design LOL
[20:45:53] <PetefromTn_> anyone designing or building anything interesting lately?
[20:47:26] <jdh> I'd like someone to design me a dust shoe for my router.
[20:47:36] <PetefromTn_> Oh yeah..
[20:47:49] <PetefromTn_> I saw a really kickass design that was quite elaborate somewhere on the net.
[20:47:58] <PetefromTn_> I am gonna try to figure out where I saw it.
[20:48:36] <PetefromTn_> It had some really cool radial grooves and was built in two pieces.
[20:48:46] <os1r1s> jdh: Kent's dust shoe is pretty nice
[20:48:53] <os1r1s> You can use it for inspiration
[20:49:31] <jdh> yeah, I saw that earlier. I like the clamp
[20:49:44] <jdh> and I have a bunch of 1/4" lexan
[20:49:44] <os1r1s> jdh: The use of neo magnets is great too
[20:49:54] <os1r1s> I have one of his shoes.
[20:50:07] <os1r1s> Its pretty simple if you have the material to cut
[20:50:17] <jdh> you have a 4" hose?
[20:50:23] <PetefromTn_> http://www.hyperlinks.net/?p=78
[20:50:27] <os1r1s> jdh: I had him put a smaller adapter on it
[20:50:38] <os1r1s> A 4" hose was overkill on this size router
[20:51:25] <jdh> yeah, mine too
[20:51:56] <os1r1s> He'll put a smaller one on it
[20:52:04] <os1r1s> And he put a smaller set of brushes on it too
[20:52:11] <os1r1s> But there is no reason you can't do the same
[20:52:12] <jdh> for $135, he should do whatever youwant
[20:52:16] <os1r1s> hehe
[20:53:19] <jdh> is it all magnet held, or slip into something and then the magnet holds it?
[20:56:05] <PetefromTn_> I thought that design was pretty cool and allowed for several different brush or seal options.
[20:56:31] <PetefromTn_> Or maybe I just liked it because it was on a sweet Mechmate LOL
[20:56:31] <os1r1s> magnet held for the shoe part
[20:56:49] <os1r1s> The part that holds the bristles
[20:57:05] <os1r1s> The part on that mounts to the router is clamped
[20:57:20] <os1r1s> But you remove the bottom part to change bits
[20:57:54] <jdh> Right. But is the lower part only held by the magnets, or is it recessed into the top or something?
[20:58:26] <os1r1s> The magnets are recessed
[20:58:58] <os1r1s> Wait .. the magnets hold the entire thing up
[20:59:03] <os1r1s> There is no groove or anything
[21:10:34] <Benjamin23> alright. I have an STL file for a 3D object to be printed. What do I do next?
[21:10:59] <PetefromTn_> print the thing LOL
[21:11:13] <PetefromTn_> ;)
[21:11:16] <Benjamin23> yes, that is the idea.
[21:11:30] <Benjamin23> does it need to be converted with another program?
[21:12:05] <jdh> do you have a 3d printer?
[21:12:15] <Benjamin23> I have access to several, so yes
[21:12:26] <jdh> what format do they need?
[21:12:36] <Benjamin23> ???
[21:13:06] <Benjamin23> I should probably find that out, but in the mean time, what is normally used for a maker bot
[21:13:41] <jdh> #reprap would be more likely
[21:14:00] <Benjamin23> what is the difference
[21:14:17] <Benjamin23> between reprap and makerbot or all the others
[21:18:21] <jdh> no clue.
[22:46:24] <FinboySlick> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ompn4vgiX8Q I hope I become that good.
[23:05:46] <sharpen047> hey asah
[23:08:00] <Jymmm> FinboySlick: One day, when you are no longer a grasshopper...
[23:08:40] <PetefromTn_> hehe just follow the path
[23:08:59] <Jymmm> FinboySlick: When you put foolish CNC things behind you...
[23:09:59] <sharpen047> found my lock at boot problem from last night jymm
[23:10:34] <Jymmm> FinboySlick: When you no longer think that fancy glue guns have any meaningful purpose, will you have found your true path
[23:10:52] <Jymmm> sharpen047: PEBKAC
[23:11:02] <sharpen047> ?
[23:11:12] <Jymmm> sharpen047: operator error
[23:11:35] <FinboySlick> Jymmm: I was never big on excrusion printers. I'm still waiting for an affordable dlp or laser.
[23:11:56] <Jymmm> dlp?
[23:12:00] <sharpen047> haha i wish. it was a bunch of blown caps on the video card. only noticable under heat and 3d load.
[23:12:14] <FinboySlick> Jymmm: Yeah, like the projectors.
[23:12:23] <Jymmm> sharpen047: Sure it was, I believe you
[23:12:31] <FinboySlick> Jymmm: When they make affordable 4k dlps, it might be cool to rig something up.
[23:12:41] <Jymmm> FinboySlick: like?
[23:13:15] <FinboySlick> Jymmm: An photo-resin printer.
[23:13:35] <Jymmm> oh, eh, they do that now btw
[23:13:47] <FinboySlick> Jymmm: I know.
[23:13:48] <XXCoder1> yah saw some
[23:13:59] <Jymmm> REALLY simple design too
[23:14:16] <FinboySlick> Just saying that if I'm going for a 3d printer, that'd be what I lean towards.
[23:14:24] <Jymmm> ah
[23:14:33] <XXCoder1> depends on needs
[23:14:58] <Jymmm> If I want 3D, I'm goin nanobots!
[23:15:26] <Jymmm> biobots!
[23:16:26] <Jymmm> damnit =(
[23:17:09] <Jymmm> I hate having a isolated line/path
[23:55:56] <FinboySlick> http://www.ehow.com/how_7982687_make-surface-plates-cultured-granite.html Wow, now that I know how, why would I ever buy one?
[23:56:17] <XXCoder1> Jymmm: yeah that'd be ultimate 3d printer
[23:56:41] <FinboySlick> http://www.ehow.com/how_6673464_refinish-granite-surface-plate.html The re-surfacing one is equally enlightening.
[23:57:14] <XXCoder1> wow that howto is so fucking detailed.
[23:57:25] <FinboySlick> Step 1: get a slab of graninte, step 2, make it flat. Well no shit Sherlock.
[23:57:39] <XXCoder1> yeah
[23:58:03] <PetefromTn_andro> Hehe still learning scraping?
[23:58:07] <XXCoder1> the resurface isnt bad
[23:58:14] <XXCoder1> no making Surface
[23:58:45] <FinboySlick> PetefromTn_andro: It's my weekend crush.
[23:59:50] <PetefromTn_andro> Everyone must have at least one right