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  1. can't complete it because too many passes (takes forever ran it 3 times) it keeps getting too close to my workpiece (I'm not ready to move that just yet) and I've maxed out my z axis (if I go any higher I'll hit my limit). for what it's worth the pickup part ran fine. If I knew what to remove or how to change all passes to be sm height...
  2. looking at the intro anyway... I don't see much different
  3. ( Step03a_CT5StringBody_V2.08_PU-EMG707 ) ( File created: Monday November 16 2020 - 12:44 PM) ( for Mach2/3 from Vectric ) ( Material Size) ( X= 15.900, Y= 20.400, Z= 2.250) () (Toolpaths used in this file:) (Pickup-EMG707) (Tools used in this file: ) (1 = End Mill MV {0.25 inch}) N100G00G20G17G90G40G49G80 N110G70G91.1 N120T1M06 N130 (Tool: End Mill MV {0.25 inch}) N140G00G43Z0.8000H1 N150S12000M03 N160(Toolpath:- Pickup-EMG707) N170() N180G94 N190X0.0000Y0.0000F80.0 N200G00X1.6833Y-3.3946Z0.2000 N210G1X1.6833Y-3.3946Z0.0000F30.0 N220G1X0.6833Y-3.394
  4. for some reason those hadn't shown up yet... ok, will try.
  5. well... and the pickup cavity just below that... extends further to the west than the neck cavity?? so it def isn't that since I ran that minutes before this! and cut the body shape! and I ran the pickup after as well to ensure something wasn't all of the sudden physically stopping it! plus, I've copied my config file into mach3 new just to rule that out (soft limits and the like are all saved there). z was going above the piece as it seems to cut 'like normal' with the exception of location. the thing with coordinates... if I check them after... my y and z are right on... but
  6. so was reading a similar issue with a guy but on his it was his z axis... "I posted my problem on the Mach3 yahoo group and got a solution from someone named Brian, who I think is associated with ArtSoft and Mach3. He told me to try adding 5us to the pulse width (bottom right corner of the motor tuning dialog box). Looks like that solved my problem" might give this a shot.
  7. I don't think it's a zero thing tho... because x is shifted positive while it runs... so it def "thinks" it's actually going negative.
  8. no... I don't even finish the first pass. I start it and the second cycle I can see that instead of 'moving further out' to the west... it just keeps hitting the centerline... but does keep moving east with each circle around. If I stop it after 3-5 passes - my x is now out of alignment by .25" or so. very much appreciate the fine detail... I've looked over this code and am not fully versed in gcode yet but I get the gist and your play by play has learned me a few things so thanks for that. the reason it's issuing the arch code is that the post processor I'm using is the 'arc' vers
  9. hehe, really overshot the mark on that one... sure, yes abso-motherfricken-lutely: ( Step07__CT5StringBody_V2.08_Top_NeckPocket{AngledWorkpiece}_spiralPath ) ( File created: Saturday November 21 2020 - 02:05 PM) ( for Mach2/3 from Vectric ) ( Material Size) ( X= 15.900, Y= 20.400, Z= 2.250) () (Toolpaths used in this file:) (NeckPocket-AngledWorkpiece) (Tools used in this file: ) (1 = End Mill MV {0.25 inch}) N100G00G20G17G90G40G49G80 N110G70G91.1 N120T1M06 N130 (Tool: End Mill MV {0.25 inch}) N140G00G43Z0.8000H1 N150S12000M03 N160(Toolpath:- NeckPocket-Ang
  10. well... right now aspire puts out just 'tool 1' every time... I've split my job into each toolpath and really only run one (or occassionally two) common tools at the sm time... and it is always a 1/4" bit. what I'm getting at is - afa mach3 is concerned it is seeing that sm bit (at least I think so) for each job. it is successful in other cases. share my routine - ok, not sure if I know 100% what you want but... basically take some vectors in aspire.. right now I'm importing bitmaps that came from photoshop, then doing a bitmap trace to get vectors in aspire. then I use the aspire comm
  11. well..... not the code. ran perfect and as expected. that said... an invaluable resource so thank you for that. the thing that stuck me about my tests this morning... the code runs the exact sm way every time I run it. it's def not a mech issue because you'd think there would be some variation... but each pass it shifts the shape the width of the bit to the right... and after running my x axis is shifted the width of the bit minus stepover times however many passes I've made to the right. anywho... I need to do some work on this control box... but if I'm putting the effort int
  12. idk how... but must have never sent my reply. gonna try this nao - good call!!
  13. I didn't realize such a thing existed... then again I did run someone else's version of the toolpath... which is just a shape cut to a pocket... and had similar but opposite problems... but this is an invaluable resource... will try it tonight!!
  14. oh, well... that's reassuring cause i thought mine might be WAY off!! lol
  15. interesting... my steps are 320, velocity 1500 and accel 400! good to know this is where I will look when I figure out what drivers/motors I have. thanks again for the info!!
  16. hehe, did not realize they were knock offs. I thought they were sgs510z... https://www.ebay.com/c/672294780 not exactly cheap!! cool tho if they work smooth. they fit the 'smooth' theme of the guitar.
  17. wow biz... you did a great job on that... lotta good details. I like that the 'roundness' of the pickups matches the soft 'roundness' of the guitar. (those are engineering technical terms). how you like them gotoh z tuners. I abso love them myself. very very smooth. nice work.
  18. well for the record... just trying to keep wacking the mole over here... tried running without my spindle - nothing changed. altered my accel and velocity... ran slower but nothing changed. so we can cross those two things off the list.
  19. wow, that's a big bite.... need to chew chew chew. well, feels like the term step is getting used in more than one meaning... but in this one - I have read that the step setting in mach3 for my drivers is 320. pretty interesting stuff. I will be taking the ctrl box apart this weekend and know what the drivers are... will see if I can find the datasheet. thank you very much for the info!!
  20. can you elab afa how a simpleton like me might accomplish?
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