Roo, Talked to you at the Boston Greenfest about your vehicle. Need more people in this world like you. Would love to see Boston shut dowm to gas guzzeling vehicles. As we know the health benifits are overwhelming. Keep up the great work.
I hope all is well there. I’ve been busier here than I’ve ever been. I’m finally getting serious about getting my Hardinge done. I have a guru from the CNC workshop helping me or maybe prodding me. Anyway, I have to get it done. I was looking for the photos I had gotten from you of how you mounted your encoders on the X & Z ball screws. I have the plates you sent me but I just can’t find where your pictures are. I went through the Mach forum where you had your project but I didn’t find them there. I checked all your emails to me and can’t seem to find them there. Could you send me those pictures again or send me the link to where I can find them?
Something that has me really excited is a guy about 50 miles north of us that is putting a servo on the drive of his Brown & Sharpe screw machines. That opens up all kinds of ideas for me. I just wish I didn’t have so much work to do. I’ve picked up 2 of the latest B&S’s for scrap price that would be great to retrofit. I Picked up a CHNC4 for $200. I found out it has a 30 gallon tank filled with oil-so I came out ahead on that one. It has the big spindle but they removed the collet closer so I’ll have to keep my eyes open for that. I’ve got a lot of ideas. I just wish I were 20 years younger. This guru friend is working on using the front panel from a Haas simulator to use on one of my Hardinges. There’s a lot of those simulators out there and several i’ve talked to have wanted to do that but the electronics didn’t have enough i/o for all the buttons.
That’s enough rambling for now.
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