Ramblin' Dan's Workshop

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Ramblin' Dan's Workshop Blog

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Using LinuxCNC

LinuxCNC is now my dominant CNC controller software in my workshop. I have run MACH3 for more than a decade and maybe two with complete satisfaction for my needs. It is the Windows 10 operating system that is my nemesis. There is more on this subject posted in the THMS Blog so I won’t repeat here. (...
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Something Fishy

Something Fishy
After acquiring two three dimensional printers, a large volume of printed items have been designed and created. The most fun is designing from an original idea, then seeing it taking shape on the printer. I created a new blog website all about doing just that. Ramblin’ Dan’s 3D Print Design Studio ....
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What I have done!

The lost wax silver casting I started posting on this site was "spun off" to its own blog at KautzCraft.com . I started a small business selling the silver jewelry I have been making with lost wax casting. I am already retired so this is not a life sustaining income project. Unlike some hobby/small ...
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Workshop WiFi Link

I have been actively converting my workshop CNC computers (3) over to LinixCNC. I have been keeping them off my network as Windows updates will and have killed several of my CNC runs. Windows 10 now being very nasty about doing it.. The LINUX OS has so far never been an issue. So I leave them networ...netgearwn2500rp
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DELL Desktop Computer OptiPlex GX755 (part 2)

The computer has arrived. It's a heavy little bugger. Must go about 15 pounds. The machine has a bit of a problem. I am running Linux OS on it but first tried to initialize the installed Windows 10. What a scary experience that was. Scary because of the invasion of privacy agreements Microsoft wante...
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