Thanks M Queen.
I made a temporary pen holder out of wood where the pen is held in the corner of a rabbit, the top has a compression spring, and the pen is held into to corner of the wood by four girls hair rubber bands, they are about a half inch diameter circle at rest and allow the pen to be held securely while allowing an up and down action.
When I’m drawing the compression spring is compressed about a quarter of an inch, to allow for irregular surface.
I used it today for the first time and am confused by its action. I set Z zero with about 1/8” compression, and when it started it went pushed quite far using up much more of the compression spring. I then raised it up and watched the Z axis and set the Z height by guess till I got it working, don’t understand why setting the Z axis zero with an 1/8” of compression didn’t work, possibly had something to do with it air moving the letter first then moving down to the paper and writing on paper.???
Another thing I didn’t understand, it would first trace the letter in the air about 1/4” above the paper, then it would drop down and draw the same letter on the paper, don’t understand that?????
Went back to the PC and Wrote some new text. But when I tried to preview it I only saw a few vertical and horizontal lines on the screen, no representation of what I had typed. ?????
Guess I need some detailed instruction on the proper steps to take.
I scratch built my machine about nine years with linerar bearings, aluminum extrusions, and some ball screws on a couple of the axis, have really enjoyed it making many things for people and making a conversion for my mini mill to belts rather than plastic gears, but this drawing set up is getting me down.
Thanks for the help, looking for more details, oh yea, I’m 78 so keep it simple and step by step.