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CarbonTerry
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October 30, 2008 - 6:06 pm
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Hello all,
New to the forum but not entirely new to computers. 5 years ago I didn't know what a computer was. Now I have 5 in my house. Two are used for running small NC milling machines. We still use XP. I have just recently built a new machine. Core Duo Quad 6600, 775 processor: 3 GB RAM, GFX card for dual montors: 3, 500GB Seagate hard drives: and a wireless connection.

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David Hartsock
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October 30, 2008 - 7:38 pm
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Welcome aboard Terry! I'm glad you're here and I hope to see you around here a lot!

I'm intrigued by the milling machines - what are you milling? Wood, metal? Making anything interesting?

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Hi Terry - G'day mate and good on ya. I too would like to hear more on the milling machines and how the computers interact with them.

cheers....JIM

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CarbonTerry
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The milling machines are quite small....the size of a 19" CRT monitor..or so. I am machining plastic parts. The machines read a simple G-Code.
I look forward to partcipating in the Forums.

Thanx

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Plastic. Very cool! I'm not trying to press, but do you make the same specific part or various things. I'm just curious. Everytime I see a milling machine on TV I always think to myself that I would like to have one to play with! Must be the tinkerer in me.

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Dave,
Each machine is set up to make a specific part. I can just hit "GO" and 45 minutes later I have 48 perfect parts!!
I have been fortunate over the years to participate in many different types of work. Now in my senior years I am learning about computers and web design.

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I want one. I don't have a need, of course, but I would love to watch it do it's thing!

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