Bridgeport CNC with Masso Controller/Clearpath

Cooter Brown

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I couldn't help myself once I saw how bad it looked..... i'm not taking it down very far just a quick couple passes for oil...

Thien I will do the knee and table just a little bit

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Damn thats a lot of bearings!..... This really needed to happen these old bearings are crazy sloppy and full of dried up grease... I'm not sleeping until I get Gcode running.....

Most of the old bearings are NORMA brand....
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Looking good.

I have never operated a CNC mill before. Maybe it is the old fart in me, but it would drive me nuts not to have the ability to move the knee or table with a handle. I know that you can do so through the control panel, and I would probably get use to it but seems combersome for some reason. I am probably back ass-word on this.
 

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Looking good.

I have never operated a CNC mill before. Maybe it is the old fart in me, but it would drive me nuts not to have the ability to move the knee or table with a handle. I know that you can do so through the control panel, and I would probably get use to it but seems combersome for some reason. I am probably back ass-word on this.


I am actually planning on installing 3 CNC MPG hand wheels on this machine so I can run it manually and use the cnc controler as a dro.
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Looking good.

I have never operated a CNC mill before. Maybe it is the old fart in me, but it would drive me nuts not to have the ability to move the knee or table with a handle. I know that you can do so through the control panel, and I would probably get use to it but seems combersome for some reason. I am probably back ass-word on this.
I was a hand-wheel only guy too until I bought a Bridgeport with a 2-axis Anilam controller around 3 years ago. Mine still maintains hand wheel control if the servos aren't powered up; best of both worlds. CNC is such a game changer for certain things. You don't get the feel of chatter if you are cutting too hard, but making arcs and anything repetitive is sooo nice.

If you can follow a recipe in a cookbook, you can learn G-code. It's just simple instructions telling the machine what to do and how fast to do it.

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Cooter Brown

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I was a hand-wheel only guy too until I bought a Bridgeport with a 2-axis Anilam controller around 3 years ago. Mine still maintains hand wheel control if the servos aren't powered up; best of both worlds.

this one will be a bit different the servos will be powered all the time and be making the moves so there will be no backlash but there also wont be much or any feel in the hand wheels.....
 

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Hey @Cooter Brown - where you at? Have you made any progress on the conversion?
 
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