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02 Aug 2020 17:24 #176910 by DAVEC336
Right.
I am as the title suggests a complete and utter Linux novice. I have a cnc mill that still runs on mach3 and I am getting on with that pretty good if not very basic compared to the knowledge of you guys.
I bought a small denford lathe which was running mach 3 very badly. A new to me friend has helped me massively by converting the lathe to linux and I am now struggling to get started.
I use fusion 360 for the mill and would like to use it for the lathe also. The only post processor on my Fusion is ( emc2 ) this does not support the tool paths and so I am guessing this is for milling ?
I would like to start to learn linux for myself so that I can understand more what I am doing rather than just typing what people tell me to. How is the best way to start and how did you guys get started as I am in a black hole at the minute.
Is there any recommended reading or tutorials for beginers that would help for linux lathe work and is there any post processor that is available for fusion 360 to get me started.
Any help or advice at all greatly appreciated.
Regards
Dave

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02 Aug 2020 17:27 #176911 by Clive S
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Dave. Is this the Dave from the UK?

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02 Aug 2020 17:30 #176912 by DAVEC336
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Yes Clive it is.
Hope you well mate

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02 Aug 2020 17:47 #176915 by Clive S
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DAVEC336 wrote: Yes Clive it is.
Hope you well mate


Yes I am fine. Also I am about to convert a small boxford lathe with ATC to Linux.

I believe there is some conversational programmes for the lathe but I have not used them yet so ask your questions on here and see how we go.

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02 Aug 2020 17:51 #176917 by DAVEC336
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Will do mate, I'm working in london at minute and for a while longer yet so wanted to use my time to learn the linux etc.
Id love to see the boxford when I get finished if thats ok mate.
take it easy
Dave
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02 Aug 2020 18:20 - 03 Aug 2020 12:52 #176919 by RotarySMP
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If you want a conversational lathe interface for LinuxCNC, Andy Pugh wrote a good one...
forum.linuxcnc.org/41-guis/26550-lathe-macros

I got a book out of the library, sort of linux for dummies. Helped a bit, but I still need a lot of help from the Linux natives here. Luckily they are very generous with their expertise.
Mark
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03 Aug 2020 08:16 #177011 by Aciera
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If you want to start out with general linux knowledge I like this guy:
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