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  • 12/11/2008 1:49 PM joe cool wrote:
    cool man!
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  • 12/14/2008 1:48 PM Tony wrote:
    Great work on the mill conversion and tool changer. I am looking forward to seeing your Grizzly lathe cnc con-version if you do. Keep up the good work.
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  • 12/17/2008 4:36 AM bert wrote:
    love your work hoss!
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  • 12/18/2008 9:12 PM Toby wrote:
    You are a genius Hoss!
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  • 1/4/2009 8:47 PM william emery wrote:
    will your cnc conversion work on the Harbor fright Mill. Your Website is the most informative I've found. Great work.
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  • 1/8/2009 6:17 AM bruno lucchini wrote:
    Great site and good works done (passion lives there). Your intent to show everything for free is unique. Me too will retrofit a mill like yours...distance is great. Regards and compliments from Italy.
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  • 1/31/2009 4:17 PM Howard wrote:
    This is great. Wish I had time to do all you stuff, but for sure I'll make simular toolschange to my x4-plus mill.
    Compliments from Norway.
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  • 2/8/2009 9:17 PM art wrote:
    great work and I will be ordering some of your stuff shortly i am in love with the control box i don't see plans for that.But basicaly it is the game controler
    you rewired to a larger box i thinkbut how do you tie that in the the printer port so you can use mach 3 software
    I guess what I am asking you could have used the game controler with no modes at all do I have anything right.any help would thank you hats off i hope to
    do 1/2 as good.
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    1. 2/8/2009 11:47 PM Hoss wrote:
      Keygrabber does all the work, it recognizes any usb input like the game controller and lets you assign Mach 3 shortcut keys to any of the buttons or joys it finds.
      Theres a tutorial on this page.
      http://www.hossmachine.info/projects_2.html#control%20panel
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  • 3/3/2009 11:34 PM Jim Heimann wrote:
    Awesome site Hoss,I love all the mods you made and would like to do the same to mine but I'm afraid most of them may be a bit over my head, although I am going to tackle the DRO, wish me luck...
    Thanks for a lot of good info on a great site...
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  • 3/20/2009 1:24 PM Angel Laguna wrote:
    Hoss, I want to know which is the best cnc stepper driver you have use for X2
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    1. 3/20/2009 2:47 PM Hoss wrote:
      The keling KL-4030 is what i'm running with no complaints.
      The new Gecco G540 is very popular now.
      I would go with the Keling 6050 drivers if i was doing it again, 60 volts and 5 amps of power!
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  • 3/24/2009 12:30 AM Jim Heimann wrote:
    How did you attach your cables to the scale encoders, I'm not sure if I want to solder on those little boards and how did you secure the cables to the scales, they sure look nice.
    Thanks
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    1. 3/24/2009 2:16 AM Hoss wrote:
      I did solder right to the scales then used liquid electrical tape to seal them over.
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  • 4/3/2009 10:55 AM David Gibson wrote:
    Hoss great job on all of you're innovative ideas on how to modify and
    or acessorise the x2 mill.
    I currently have the Keeling 4030x425 oz. controller package but am having a
    hard time finding clear and accurate
    wiring diagrams. Keeling's diagram
    shows a 4 wire motor with different color
    wires, my motors have 8 wires 4 solid
    colors and 4 striped wires.Do you know
    of a web site or a place where I could
    get a wiring diagram for a 4 axis
    controller system?
    Thanks again for all your hard work.
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  • 4/3/2009 12:00 PM Hoss wrote:
    Have you seen the new pdf for the 425?
    It shows exactly which wires go together and to where, A+,A-,B+,B-, use bipolar parallel.
    http://www.kelinginc.net/KL23H286-20-8B.pdf
    This one shows the complete hookup, just wire the motor up according to the above pdf.
    http://www.kelinginc.net/KL4030wiring.pdf
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    1. 4/4/2009 8:55 PM David Gibson wrote:
      Thanks Hoss these pdf. files should
      get me started. Of course I may have
      more quiestions as this build goes on.
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  • 6/12/2009 2:51 PM Jeff Clark wrote:
    I would like to convert my Sieg X2 to CNC. I would like to purchase your Stock Kit and Fastener Hardware Kit with Machined Ballnut Stopblocks and the Z Axis Mount with Flanged Pulley Plus the X2 Freak DVD-ROM with ATC, X, Y and Z Axis Ballscrews Machined. I don’t have e-mail or internet so I don’t know how to connect with you or other suppliers such as Keling when they don’t provide a phone number or address to order through. I am vacationing in San Diego this week and they have internet where we are staying, that is how I am able to communicate today. I will be back at home next week, June 15, 2009 and would like to somehow purchase the materials noted above. You can write to me, Jeff Clark at 1500 W Fairmont Dr Tempe Arizona 85282 or phone me at 480 967-0221 if you don’t mind.
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    1. 6/12/2009 3:14 PM Hoss wrote:
      Jeff,
      I'll be in touch, on my way to work.
      If you can still check this message the total would be $313.00
      Send a check or money order to
      Daniel E. Kemp
      324 Rockdale Rd.
      Follansbee WV 26037
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  • 6/12/2009 11:00 PM Mwood wrote:
    Hey Dan!

    Not to start rumors but on the CNC forum the other day we talked about you possibly doing an x3 build up...

    any chance of that coming to reality?
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    1. 6/13/2009 12:23 AM Hoss wrote:
      What CNC forum is that?
      It's just a rumor, I was thinking of getting one to use as a test bed for mods like the ATC to boost sales.
      never say never though.
      Hoss
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      1. 6/13/2009 12:34 AM MwoodHobbyCNC wrote:
        You know which one j/k

        CNCZONE forum

        btw, which other forums are there?!?
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        1. 6/13/2009 1:36 AM Hoss wrote:
          The hossmachine forum of course.
          i'm also a member of about a dozen others.
          Hoss
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  • 6/12/2009 11:02 PM MwoodHobbyCNC wrote:
    I think im going to get an x3 and keep it manual then buy an x2 and freak cnc it^^
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  • 6/30/2009 7:22 PM Jungleb0y wrote:
    Hey Hoss,
    I'm building the CNC Conversion from your plans and notieced on your plan for "z axis ballscrew mount rev c" tehre isnt any measurements for the countersunk top mounting holes was wondering if you can give an update to that or should I just wing it? haha

    Cheers
    Jared
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  • 9/14/2009 4:06 AM cees de vries wrote:
    Hey Daniel

    my name is cees de vries

    Is it possible to deliver the complete
    set of ballscrews and nuts etc.
    to the netherlands and what does it cost

    greetings cees
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    1. 9/14/2009 12:53 PM Hoss wrote:
      Sure, total cost for 3 machined ballscrews and the 3 ballnuts would be $260 US.
      email me for an invoice request.
      Accept Paypal and Google Checkout
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  • 10/12/2009 4:14 PM Ludo wrote:
    The day started off with looking for affordable DRO's, and finding Meistershop (Singapore) and linking along via Steve Bedair and many others I stumbled upon the Hossmachine. Liked what I saw, and that was quite a lot too. (Most of YouTube incl.) Would be a bit costly for my Induma 1A (Italian 4000 lbs. beast) probably, but a nice dream it is. Maybe start off with the Myford S7 ? ()
    Keep it up, you seem to be enjoying yourself, I can tell by the "There you go's" when something works all right.
    All the best,
    Ludo, Antwerp, Belgium
    (If you like I'll send some pics of my scrapyard (which is what some intrepid individuals dare call a workshop)
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    1. 10/14/2009 9:49 PM Hoss wrote:
      Thanks Ludo,
      Send all the pics you want, like to see how others run their shop.
      Hoss
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  • 11/30/2009 2:35 PM Floyd Stoneking Jr wrote:
    Love your site Hoss... And your skills,, Need i say more.. just mind blowing my friend.. I to have a mechanical and civil engineering degree, but i don't have nothing on you my friend.. BTW> thanks for replying to my emails.. you have been a great help to me so far
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  • 1/23/2010 12:23 AM utah heating wrote:
    A good read, definitely worth a cut and paste. Thanks!
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  • 2/13/2010 11:34 AM wes wrote:
    last time i was at your site you where just making the counter weight for the x2. i was surprised to see how fare out you took this little mill. really like your work.
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  • 2/19/2010 6:27 PM mark mccomsey wrote:
    I just ordered the x2 ballscrew kit and stop blocks and the roton ball nuts. What modifications to the mill to make them fit?
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    1. 2/20/2010 12:43 AM Hoss wrote:
      Thanks for the order, just making sure you know the ballnuts are not included in my kits.
      http://www.roton.com/Mating_Components.aspx?family=7059321
      the ballnut for the X axis needs the corners rounded over to fit the curved underside of the table.
      remove the ball bearings and either grind the corners or mill them.
      http://www.hossmachine.info/images/roton ballnut ground.jpg
      Hoss

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  • 12/29/2011 4:23 PM Robert wrote:
    Hello I'm back! While assembling my Z axis I noticed that there is a clearance issue with the blallscrew and the column rack. If I use the latest rev. If I use an older rev then It's a clearance issue with the motor and the bracket. In your photo's I don't see any issues, although it looks close. what gives? please help!
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    1. 12/29/2011 5:19 PM Hoss wrote:
      removing the column rack solved my clearance issues

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