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by Bill Shields
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Unknown Item
Replies: 5
Views: 454

Re: Unknown Item

which makes them available for another project -> I have tons of that stuff in my shop -> wanna trade?
by Bill Shields
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Unknown Item
Replies: 5
Views: 454

Re: Unknown Item

They appear to be pieces of sheet metal waiting to be used on a DIY project
by Bill Shields
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tapping Pipe Fittings
Replies: 18
Views: 712

Re: Tapping Pipe Fittings

As a general rule, when working with any taper pipe thread die - you work to flush and call it quits...no point in going any further. as already described, run the tap in, then perhaps wrap it with some tape for a reference for the next time when you don't remember the bad thing about all of this is...
by Bill Shields
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: All Things CAD and CAM
Topic: Solidworks question
Replies: 13
Views: 272

Re: Solidworks question

Autodesk appears to be migrating in the direction of Fusion.

several of their 'independent' offering capabilities are showing there
by Bill Shields
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Ball Screw Pitch
Replies: 10
Views: 217

Re: Ball Screw Pitch

actually you want an encoder WITH a zero pulse index point so that you can reliably find home every time.
by Bill Shields
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: All Things CAD and CAM
Topic: Solidworks question
Replies: 13
Views: 272

Re: Solidworks question

basically....

for the casual user, there is little that Fusion 360 doesn't offer...

although my opinion may be a little biased
by Bill Shields
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: All Things CAD and CAM
Topic: Solidworks question
Replies: 13
Views: 272

Re: Solidworks question

they are fighting Fusion.....
by Bill Shields
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: All Things CAD and CAM
Topic: Solidworks question
Replies: 13
Views: 272

Re: Solidworks question

Set it under options....then save the document as a template and forget it.
by Bill Shields
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Using G28
Replies: 18
Views: 785

Re: Using G28

dave:

please contact me directly bshields@mehrs.com
by Bill Shields
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Using G28
Replies: 18
Views: 785

Re: Using G28

guys: do not confuse "knowing how to program" and "knowing how to operate" as mutually inclusive. while I have the better part of 1000 different machine configurations running around in my head (many long dead and sitting in the scrap yard), I NEVER touch a keyboard of a machine ...
by Bill Shields
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Using G28
Replies: 18
Views: 785

Re: Using G28

Glad you got going.

Not sure what you mean by REAL CNC..but fully appreciate the differences between machine logic ladders.


Compared to what some of us started on with only G1 G2 G3 everything today is nothing short of black magic and witchcraft.
by Bill Shields
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Compressor woes
Replies: 31
Views: 1008

Re: Compressor woes

with the motor starter and the timer, I am at the cost of the compressor and the 100 hours of time needs to go into the steamer (giggle)....

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