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by aironeous
Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:29 am
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Unboxing of desktop CNC from MIB instruments China
Replies: 74
Views: 22556

Re: Unboxing of desktop CNC from MIB instruments China

The gantry takes up the back 3.5 inches of the table and the spindle actually goes of the table in the front. This pic taken about 1 second before y limit switch triggered.
IMAG2449[1].jpg
by aironeous
Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:25 am
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Unboxing of desktop CNC from MIB instruments China
Replies: 74
Views: 22556

Re: Unboxing of desktop CNC from MIB instruments China

Now I am running into the problem that mach3 is contradicting itself. I ran the ref all home in mach3 and reset the homing settings in the configs until I could see visually that it was correct. Everything seems correct now for machine home coordinates but when I switch to the g54 offsets and get th...
by aironeous
Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:11 am
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Unboxing of desktop CNC from MIB instruments China
Replies: 74
Views: 22556

Re: Unboxing of desktop CNC from MIB instruments China

Well I was all set to make another post complaining about how Mach 3 would not obey the emergency reset and would not move at all or let me do anything. First picture I was going to post, "see not limit switch triggered." IMAG2444[1].jpg 2nd picture I was going to post, "see I have the yellow light....
by aironeous
Mon Aug 10, 2015 1:45 am
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Unboxing of desktop CNC from MIB instruments China
Replies: 74
Views: 22556

Re: Unboxing of desktop CNC from MIB instruments China

My previous post was stupid because there is a ball screw running down the center underneath the mill table, there is no way I can just simply lay it over the mill vise. That was really a stupid idea and I guess since I was up in my room and not in front of the mill I got an incorrect mental picture...
by aironeous
Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Unboxing of desktop CNC from MIB instruments China
Replies: 74
Views: 22556

Re: Unboxing of desktop CNC from MIB instruments China

After sleeping on it for a while, I thought of 1 possible solution. Mount the vice to the work table and remove the center tracks of the cnc table so that I am basically sitting a CNC on top of the vice instead of the other way around. I have to go out in the garage and look to see if that will work...
by aironeous
Thu Jul 23, 2015 6:31 am
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Unboxing of desktop CNC from MIB instruments China
Replies: 74
Views: 22556

Re: Unboxing of desktop CNC from MIB instruments China

So now that I'm making $15 an hour and also being the soda vending machine at work (I'll explain later) I decided to buy the vice and other basic tools I need to pick back up my CNC plans. I ordered a vice, edge finder. calipers, parallel plates and a few other things. I broke out the CNC MIB I had ...
by aironeous
Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:03 am
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Unboxing of desktop CNC from MIB instruments China
Replies: 74
Views: 22556

Re: Unboxing of desktop CNC from MIB instruments China

Hi everyone. It's been 2 years of trials and tribulations but I'm finally back. I finally got a stable job and just got a raise. I'll be able to buy/upgrade to vcarve pro from cut2d next paycheck on the 5th, then I will get back out in the garage and see how this little CNC performs. I'll make a new...
by aironeous
Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:36 am
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Unboxing of desktop CNC from MIB instruments China
Replies: 74
Views: 22556

Re: Unboxing of desktop CNC from MIB instruments China

So a spoil board is basically you just clamp a large flat piece of wood to the table and drill holes in it to clamp it into the tslots? But then how do you reliably clamp your piece to that throw away board? Are you supposed to tap holes into the board? Shouldn't you take a large end mill (what's th...
by aironeous
Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:31 am
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Unboxing of desktop CNC from MIB instruments China
Replies: 74
Views: 22556

Re: Unboxing of desktop CNC from MIB instruments China

I had to cut off an additional amount from my stock to get it into the vice. This is my mickey mouse to get the vice on there for the time being. 13040027.jpg I don't have a dial gage right now to true it straight. I will have to buy one. After trying to square the piece by milling it on all sides l...
by aironeous
Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:56 am
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Unboxing of desktop CNC from MIB instruments China
Replies: 74
Views: 22556

Re: Unboxing and setup of desktop CNC from MIB instruments China

I will stop posting new items to this thread when I am done with setup. I should have renamed this thread to include setup in the title as you really don't know about the hardware until you do setup and try to cut a few things right? OK finally It's Sunday and I don't have a hangover and so I am out...
by aironeous
Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:45 am
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Unboxing of desktop CNC from MIB instruments China
Replies: 74
Views: 22556

Re: Unboxing of desktop CNC from MIB instruments China

Well Monday night/Saturday morning when I got home from work the collets arrived. 13040020.jpg It turns out that the collets are marked on the side. 13040019.jpg I then looked at the collet that came with the machine and it also was marked in standard on the side. So this whole time I already had a ...
by aironeous
Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:54 pm
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Unboxing of desktop CNC from MIB instruments China
Replies: 74
Views: 22556

Re: Unboxing of desktop CNC from MIB instruments China

Well I just bought this http://www.ebay.com/itm/350272443948?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649 and this set of 7 standard Shars collets http://www.ebay.com/itm/350392733571?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649 ^There is a picture of the toolholder on the spindle withou...
by aironeous
Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:24 am
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Unboxing of desktop CNC from MIB instruments China
Replies: 74
Views: 22556

Re: Unboxing of desktop CNC from MIB instruments China

Just got home from work a little over an hour ago. I was about to order some ER11 collets right now but luckily I did some last minute searching on ER11 and look what problem I found that other people that bought Chinese CNC's had with ER11-"" nuts and collets. http://www.cnczone.com/forums/general_...
by aironeous
Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:55 am
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Unboxing of desktop CNC from MIB instruments China
Replies: 74
Views: 22556

Re: Unboxing of desktop CNC from MIB instruments China

Yeah I figured out what ER11 meant about 2 hours ago at my first break at work. I was just shopping collets for it on ebay in fact. Glad to know that I do not have to change my tool holder. I'll order some ER11 collets tonight when I get home.
by aironeous
Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Unboxing of desktop CNC from MIB instruments China
Replies: 74
Views: 22556

Re: Unboxing of desktop CNC from MIB instruments China

Sorry for being such a newbie at home CNC machines but wolffie and leo could you post an example of a product like from amazon or some online store of the wax and dry lubricant? Thank you very much for the tips. Using hoods instructions I have now switched the CNC to inches (inches, standard, imperi...