On Sunday 24 February 2013 18:39:41 Gene Heskett did opine:
> On Tuesday 08 January 2013 14:58:50 Gene Heskett did opine:
> Message additions Copyright Tuesday 08 January 2013 by Gene Heskett
> > Greetings;
> > Attached is as far as I can get. This is the bottom face of a gaging
> > block I am in the process of making for my CNC'd lathe. The next
> > logical operation would be to mark 3 lines horizontally near the top
> > of this, and plow a groove from side to side, with nominally 10mm
> > wide faces whose vertex meets at a 90 degree included angle. This is
> > to sit on the ways of the lathe.
> > But everything is ghosted now. I also tried to make a sketch because
> > it claimed I needed a sketch before I could plow a groove, so I made
> > a sketch of the face in that menu. But now everything I need to
> > proceed is ghosted.
> > There will be a riser off the top rear edge, L shaped so that the leg
> > of the ELL projects to the right over the lathes carriage, with
> > another block glued to its front face, bolted to the top face of this
> > base and positioned so as to hold a 2 pieces of dbl sided pcb to act
> > as a probe contacts for forward facing cutting tools, and a swing
> > into place but somewhat smaller, also with pcb contact faces to allow
> > the auto-setting of such as boring bars whose cutting edges normally
> > face backwards.
> > What do I do to complete the current function so that I might be
> > allowed to continue?
> > Thanks.
> > Cheers, Gene
> Damn, I didn't get the whole freecad screen. Sorry.
I have no clue why ksnapshot didn't get the freecad's visible screen
I have started on another project, a cylinder with 'furniture'.
I have the main cylinder drawn, sized & saved. Now I need to bore a small
hole the whole 35mm through it on the central 'z' axis, but when I 'click'
on where I want to anchor the center of that hole, the display jumps a long
way off, or maybe even clears my work, and the only way to restore a view
of my work is to stop FreeCad without a save, and restart freecad and
reload my saved file.
I actually need to setup to setup a 2nd cylinder hole, nominally 6.35mm in
diameter through it crossways so it intersects the axis of the main
cylinder, Then I need about a 5mm depression in one end face, about a 5mm
radius, centered on the larger cylinders axis.
And finally, a 1mm radius hole down the axis of the main cylinder, being
drilled right through the center of the 6.35mm crossways hole and from one
end to the other of the biggest cylinder.
Since the smaller hole will go thru the 6.35mm hole crossways on its way
through the main cylinder, my next step it appears should be the proper
placement of this 6.35mm cylinders hole.
So, how do I go about setting up this smaller, 6.35mm diameter crossways
hole in the big cylinder, doing it in such a way that I can move this
cylinder on the axis of the biggest cylinder in order to control the
clearance of the end of the biggest cylinder to the next part when it is
this medium cylinders location on the side of the biggest cylinder that
actually controls the big cylinders location on its axis when its locked in
place by this smaller cylinder pin through it?
Once I get this figured out, the rest of it s/b a wash, rinse, repeat. And
I will have actually made some progress on learning how to use freecad.
Thank you very much your assistance.
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