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by toddalin
Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Splined Shaft for a Shopmaster or It's equivelent?
Replies: 38
Views: 11770

Re: Splined Shaft for a Shopmaster or It's equivelent?

Glenn Wegman wrote:Perhaps if they no longer supply the part, they could possibly provide the drawing for the part.

I really wouldn't count on it. JT has been no help at all. :( If I have the part made, I would send the broken piece for sizing.
by toddalin
Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:52 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Splined Shaft for a Shopmaster or It's equivelent?
Replies: 38
Views: 11770

Re: Splined Shaft for a Shopmaster or It's equivelent?

Is this for the power drive? Can the machine be used manually without it? If so, you could make your own, but you would need an indexer or rotary table for cutting the splines. Yes, it is for the power feed. I still have manual and CNC operation. I could do it that way if I had a rotary table and t...
by toddalin
Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Splined Shaft for a Shopmaster or It's equivelent?
Replies: 38
Views: 11770

Splined Shaft for a Shopmaster or It's equivelent?

I just got a ShopMaster Eldorado Tri-Power. Unforetunatly, due to poor quality control at the factory (i.e., mis-located scale), I've broken a short splined shaft. The shaft is ~1.25" long and the metric equiivelent of 0.4" ID and 0.6" OD for the inner shaft and 0.7" OD at the four splines. The orig...
by toddalin
Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: Request For Services
Topic: Can You Make a Splined Shaft for My Machine?
Replies: 1
Views: 6922

Can You Make a Splined Shaft for My Machine?

I just got a ShopMaster Eldorado Tri-Power. Unforetunatly, due to poor quality control at the factory (i.e., mis-located scale), I've broken a short splined shaft. The shaft is ~1.25" long and the metric equiivelent of 0.4" ID and 0.6" OD for the inner shaft and 0.7" OD at the four splines. The orig...
by toddalin
Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:02 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: ShopMaster Tri-Power Locked Up in Y-Axis
Replies: 6
Views: 3214

Re: ShopMaster Tri-Power Locked Up in Y-Axis

JT has not responded to my emails. I guess I'll have to try calling him. The coller for the lead screw was perfectly centered on the table tensioning clamp with maybe 1/16" of the collar to either side of the clamp. To get almost 3/4" difference would require that a portion of the collar would be be...
by toddalin
Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: ShopMaster Tri-Power Locked Up in Y-Axis
Replies: 6
Views: 3214

Re: ShopMaster Tri-Power Locked Up in Y-Axis

I was able to remove the table and fix the problem with the Y-axis. The table had come to the end and then started to pull the thread forward locking it forward inplace. When I removed the table and released the gearing, it freed up. The problem is that the manufacturer has a scale on the table that...
by toddalin
Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:35 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: ShopMaster Tri-Power Locked Up in Y-Axis
Replies: 6
Views: 3214

Re: ShopMaster Tri-Power Locked Up in Y-Axis

I don't think so and access is very limited. :(
by toddalin
Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: ShopMaster Tri-Power Locked Up in Y-Axis
Replies: 6
Views: 3214

ShopMaster Tri-Power Locked Up in Y-Axis

The other day I was just getting the CNC to operate and was using the Y-axis power feed (without the CNC) to free up the mechanism and the table jambed about 0.6 inch before the end of its travel (toward the back) and I instantly stopped the feed. While the slotted shaft and gear arrangement is cool...
by toddalin
Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Who Offers the "Best" Mach 3 Software for Free Download?
Replies: 28
Views: 11327

Re: Who Offers the "Best" Mach 3 Software for Free Download?

You both amaze and disgust me. Someone has put hundreds if not thousands of hours into developing the Mach software and you want it for free. No, we want something to get the machine up and running and it didn't have to be Artsoft. Once we've accomplished that, we will consider the license. There i...
by toddalin
Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Who Offers the "Best" Mach 3 Software for Free Download?
Replies: 28
Views: 11327

Re: Who Offers the "Best" Mach 3 Software for Free Download?

Yes, and the problem wasn't the Pin assignments, it was the lack of 5 volts to the Geckos. I had the correct Pin assignments many times but no response.
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by toddalin
Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:53 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Who Offers the "Best" Mach 3 Software for Free Download?
Replies: 28
Views: 11327

Re: Who Offers the "Best" Mach 3 Software for Free Download?

For any who may be interested. I tore the CNC section off the machine and found they use Gecko controllers. The problem was that the Gecko controllers need to see 5 volts on the common and this comes into the machine through the bottom Molex plug from a dedicated cable. But with no cable or response...
by toddalin
Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:35 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Step & Direction Pin #'s for ShopTask?
Replies: 4
Views: 2655

Re: Step & Direction Pin #'s for ShopTask?

No, the PO said he never got it and John at ShopMaster hasn't responded to my e-mail asking him about the software #s. Maybe they are off for the holidays.