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PostPosted: November 19, 2017, 8:17 am 
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BBlue wrote:
Thanks for the CNC video, it confirmed all my worst fears. CNC is a special hell invented for the dyslexic.

Bill



Bill, Maybe you should join Mothers Against Dyslexia, DAM.

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PostPosted: November 20, 2017, 1:59 pm 
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BBlue wrote:
Thanks for the CNC video, it confirmed all my worst fears. CNC is a special hell invented for the dyslexic.

Bill


I do need a cheat-sheet for more than I usually care to admit. :oops: Doesn't help it's a new-to-me control and machine.

The CAM software takes out 90% of the "human goof" potential from programming, leaving mostly fixture/tool offsets and fat-fingered entry points/clearance planes as the source of unexpected problems.

As with everything, with practice it gets easier to know what you did wrong, and how to fix it/prevent it in the future.
Such as learning the hard way to double-check everything twice. :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: November 20, 2017, 5:46 pm 
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Just snagged a RHD RX-8 steering rack (F151-32960) from Ebay for £40.00 with £38.00 shipping.

The exchange rate meant it turned into $52.81 for the rack and $50.17 for shipping, with a grand total of $102.98 for the whole shebang.

Oddly enough, that ended up being about half the cost of a LHD one in the US, even witht he added overseas shipping.

Now I just need a power steering control module, and I'm all set. Luckily, the module is the same part number LHD/RHD, and the only change was the rack.


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I've got a 2000 Nissan Pathfinder front axle coming in, to snag the shorty center shaft from.

The plan is to stuff it into the Maxima axle, to get a shorter axle and therefore a narrower track width.

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