Hi Everyone!! Real Newbie Question

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01 Sep 2010 04:12 #3933 by xranch
I am really new at this. I have not even finished my machine yet. I am building a carving lathe to do canes and flutes for inlaying. From what seemed a fairly simple idea. it turned in to quite a project. But I am enjoying the challenge. Now to my question. Will emc2 allow me to machine a 4th axis? I am looking for software that will allow me to carve in the round, like a pool cue lathe. I am building everything. I dont have any pictures yet, but I can get them, if it will help your response. Thank you for taking the time to respond. I used to be a systems engineer on Windows NT, but now I use a Mac and would really like to use Linux to do design and run my machine.

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01 Sep 2010 10:29 #3934 by BigJohnT
EMC2 can control up to 9 axis.

Some videos of various machines here:

wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/emcinfo.pl?Videos

Some more machines

wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/emcinfo.pl?Case_Studies

John

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20 Sep 2010 19:16 #4258 by pooky
I just opened emc2 after doing configs. The mouse pushes a big spot around that doesn't do anything. What gives?

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21 Sep 2010 11:29 #4269 by andypugh
Sounds like a video problem.
What hardware?
is this with a fresh LiveCD install?

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