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    Ouch! Making it perfectly centered must be areal...

    Ouch! Making it perfectly centered must be areal pain the a.., isn't it?

    Anyway, I might give it a try now that I have disassmbled my second Z-truck. :-) Thanks for your advice!
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    OK, "brazed" implies quite a lot of heat, which...

    OK, "brazed" implies quite a lot of heat, which will require machining. How did you make the square opening?
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    Yes, one of the reasons why I tried Paulownia is...

    Yes, one of the reasons why I tried Paulownia is that it is lighter than pine, gives better details than pine. Maybe comparable to oak as far as details go, but at the fraction of weight and maybe...
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    That is my conclusion, too... The truck was not...

    That is my conclusion, too... The truck was not old, possibly 150 hours, maybe less. Not sure.

    I wonder why LHR allows for 1/2" bits in the designer (yes, I know they actually do _NOT_ sell such...
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    Yes, sorry... forgot that one. Realized my...

    Yes, sorry... forgot that one. Realized my mistake when I started disassembling the Z-truck. And - lucky me - I managed to do the job without any fancy tools, even without any excess force. Yes, I...
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    Bumping into an old thread again... Could the...

    Bumping into an old thread again...

    Could the lathe be skipped altogether?
    If you start with the C10 ER11 piece (chuck diameter 10mm), cut to proper length and then use the following bearings:...
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    Never ever? Given the number of hours you have...

    Never ever? Given the number of hours you have been running the machines you should have worn out at least a few bearings. ;-)
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    Hi, I know that re-using an old thread is not...

    Hi,

    I know that re-using an old thread is not the best of practices... but starting a new thread for my question would be overkill. ;-)

    I have decided to see if I can manage to replace the...
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    Hi again! Thanks for all the replies... I see I...

    Hi again! Thanks for all the replies... I see I have some learning curve to overcome. ;-)

    @AL: the damper is still in place and it seems solid against the outer ring of the bearing. I can see it...
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    Bit size limitations?

    Hi, everybody!


    I seem to have ruined my Z-truck bearings (the ones called 6000 and 6002 = upper/lower on the spindle), probably by using a bit that was too large for the machine.


    I wanted...
  11. As soon as I got home from work I went into the...

    As soon as I got home from work I went into the "compucarve room" in the basement. I inspected the connection between the flat cable and the keyboard, before realizing that I actually never had this...
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    Thanks, Al for the suggestion. Will do it... soon... :-)
  13. Thanks, Floyd for the quick answer! Pressing...

    Thanks, Floyd for the quick answer!

    Pressing STOP did not help at all... but pressing buttons at random made med realize that I do not have any response at keys 3 and 6 as well...
    Ouch! Did I...
  14. Unable to access Menu choice 0 - Options

    Hi, everybody!

    I have just installed a new "brain" in one of my machines (old model A, still equipped with QC) and wanted to recalibrate it, before I even start with any project.

    I can measure...
  15. Just my 5 cents in the matter... I have been...

    Just my 5 cents in the matter...

    I have been running Carvewright mechines off 230V/50Hz for some time through a converter/transformer purchased in the UK that takes 230V/50Hz and delivers...
  16. Thanks, Al! I suppose I should have taken a...

    Thanks, Al!

    I suppose I should have taken a pic of the PCB I am looking for... It is attached below. The socket for the FFC cable is loose and I have no good way of connecting the cable to the...
  17. Looking for parts for old A-series machines

    Hi,

    Possibly looking in vane, but you never know...

    I have two older machines, early A series. Never upgraded to A907.

    Stopped using them 3 years ago, when I got the "dive of Death" on one...
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    Sorry for not replying earlier... Too little...

    Sorry for not replying earlier... Too little time, too much to do at my ordinary work. :-(

    Anyway, please fins attached a pic of my metal sheet. As you see there is a marking on the sheet from the...
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    As far as I understand my machine had the trouble...

    As far as I understand my machine had the trouble that the bit was drilling into the plastic at the brass roller side. It's why I always do the change of bits as far as possible to the right on the Y...
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    Now (after the change) it is around 1.77", before...

    Now (after the change) it is around 1.77", before the change it was 1.89", give or take a few thousand fractions.

    I measured with a board in the machine, lowering the Z truck so that the bit tip...
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    ...and one more input... As I happen to still...

    ...and one more input...

    As I happen to still use the old style QC chuck so I have bits with the QC adapters, which allows me to test another trick. My 3/8" bit is original, bought in the full set...
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    Z Axis Stall ERR E06-0314 - example

    Here comes the project that always fails in the same spot, unless I ask the machine to cut the board to size and change bits as specified in my previous post.
    Hopefully the file name won't cause...
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    ...and a few more words... I saw what Al wrote...

    ...and a few more words... I saw what Al wrote about his old machine... Mine is the A model with old software 1.187, so that might count as old...

    Anyway, my trick not to get the plastic plate (or...
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    I have identified a bit peculiar behaviour...

    I have identified a bit peculiar behaviour regarding the Z Axis Stall-thing. (Software 1.187)

    I had a carving for both sides of a board. The machine started from the back side, which was a...
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    Well, I have noticed that 1.187 has problem with...

    Well, I have noticed that 1.187 has problem with bit lengths and QC.

    I still use the QC (yes, I know I am a dinosaur!) and when I insert the standard 1/16 carving bit that came with the machine I...
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