H-M Platinum Supporter ($50)
- Apr 30, 2012
Wow! You and your wife have been through a lot. Good to hear she's doing better.Hi Tom
My wife was diagnosed in April with terminal small cell cancer (less than a month to live ).
It was in her lungs, liver and spine. since then we have been doing treatments 3 times a week and all the cancer is gone for now.
after completing treatments she is back to normal with no signs at this point.
Ya I know I don't need it, I want it. lol
My 9x20 lathe works fine and has made hundreds of parts. Mach3 though has limitations on a lathe and that was the reason for mach4.
mach3 can at times get lost with only one pulse per rev on threads of any length.
I just completed another run of 100 Ford spark plug thread repair inserts on the 9x20.
With such limited time my shop looks like a bomb went off and I have to move three things to do one.
The 9x20 is really a light lathe and limited on pass depth, where this 11x26 has a very heavy, ridged base capable of passes of .050 .
For such a low cost lathe, they put the metal where it counts.
I'm installing a 4hp inverter duty motor controlled by the Acorn board and Centroid software for constant velocity capability and with a 2000-lpr encoder on the spindle
my threading will finally be reliable at greater depth per pass without loss of finish quality due to rigidity .
Thanks for viewing