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Smithy Granite 3in1
(04-10-2017, 01:58 PM)mhafele Wrote: I just installed scales on all three axis of my Smithy Granite 1324 3in1 mill/lathe combo that I've only had a few weeks.   With the TouchDRO app I set up two preferences one for the machine as a mill and one for the machine as a lathe.   I ran into an issue where using machine as a mill the x axis is typically the direction of travel of the carriage and the  y is perpendicular to that (this is also how they describe it in the machine manual).   That's all good until I use it as a lathe and set a preference as a lathe and  the diameter/radius function is applied to the x not the y.   Easy fix to just swap cables but now  have to reprogram my brain to remember what is x and what is y.   Is there a way in lathe mod to set what axis the dia/rad function applies too?

FYI,  love this DRO.   I did have to put capacitors in the scale heads to prevent jumping any time I turned on the mill/shopvac/air compressor in my shop.  Once installed never saw a jump.  

Hi Matt,
Good to see another Smithy owner here (I have the Midas 1220 LTD).  I haven't fooled with another config yet but I was considering the same thing so glad you asked.  Currently I have it set as a mill, x is the carriage travel for me as well and y on the crossfeed, and z on the mill spindle.  I also had massive interference issues.  So far isolating the scales with tape took most of it away.  I put the cap on the Z axis only so far but I plan to do the others as a precaution.  Please let us know if you come up with a unique configuration.

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Smithy Granite 3in1 - by mhafele - 04-10-2017, 01:58 PM
RE: Smithy Granite 3in1 - by Yuriy - 04-10-2017, 02:26 PM
RE: Smithy Granite 3in1 - by heavyg603 - 04-17-2017, 02:47 AM
RE: Smithy Granite 3in1 - by toboldlygo - 02-15-2018, 01:18 AM
RE: Smithy Granite 3in1 - by Yuriy - 02-15-2018, 01:48 AM
RE: Smithy Granite 3in1 - by toboldlygo - 03-14-2018, 04:29 PM
RE: Smithy Granite 3in1 - by toboldlygo - 01-04-2020, 10:22 PM

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