Ahh, my sordid past comes up again.BTW, Some of the first parts I hope to run will be Cox related.
Oh yeah, I've been lurking & admiring your work for years. Very enlightening & interesting stuff you do. I have some r/c day-dreams I hope to get around to at some point.As you can see from my site I mess with rc engines quite a bit.
Hmmm, have you used the wizards lately? Maybe they've changed them?? I just ran a couple simple parts with a turned down spigot on the end of a shaft with a blended fillet and it worked great. You tell it a finishing cut depth, roughing depth, fillet radius (and of course X/Y start/end coordinates and the other required info) press enter and whammo, instant G-code that rough cuts down to the finish point, switches feedrate and makes the finish cut beautifully. I've used several other wizards in the past that worked well too.mach3 turn doesn't support these canned procedures, so multi-pass roughing isn't easy to code.
I went with sandblasting and powder coating, came up like new and cheap as well. I think from memory it 100 bucks for the lot.I'm trying to decide what to do about the putrid yellow. I'm not sure if a rattle can paint will hold up to coolants. I might check with a place in town to see what it would cost to blast and paint the sheet metal.