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post #41 of 96 (permalink) Old 12-05-2017, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
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After reading the info that Dave linked in his reply above, I see it is not worth trying to use an adapter.
OK, OK! I quit. I will have to wait until I get the PC back.

Dangitanyways!

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Have you got an old Desktop they all had parallel ports for printers?
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Have you got an old Desktop they all had parallel ports for printers?
I wish. I threw it away last year. Darn good mini tower. Through the years, I had upgraded the motherboard and other hardware several times. I am thinking about putting out a shout to see if any of my friends have an old one I can borrow.

I have an SSD in my old laptop I could pull and use. Not feeling the love this morning. It is getting colder and now it is raining...on my parade!

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Mike this adapter is supposed to be bidirectional port which means it should work with old laptop.
https://www.officedepot.com/a/produc...ables-_-137013
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I just checked the UPS tracking #. The package left Houston at 6AM this morning. Should be delivered tomorrow. They claim 48 hour turnaround for warranty work, so hopefully, I will get it back soon.

In the mean time, I am working on other things I can do for now.

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In the mean time, I am working on other things I can do for now.
UPS/USPS/FedEx/whatever tracking has to be one of the greatest "app" categories ever conceived IMO.

I'm glad to hear you have other things you can do while waiting. Better than pacing angrily.

I've recently become more aware of how much one can do while a CNC is running, too. Yesterday I woke up at 5:00am with an idea for how to align and accurately cut tenons on the top of tapered legs that will also be mounted at an angle relative to the table they are for. Between 5:00am and 7:00 when I left for work my CNC hummed (loudly) away at the work while I had breakfast, shaved, took a shower, walked the dog, checked and replied to emails, downloaded Vectric's latest Christmas project, etc.. I changed out parts every 25 minutes or so. Vacuumed up the mess a bit each time.

My tendencies had normally been to hover around the CNC while it worked just to admire the magic and perhaps catch the inevitable mistake before it ruined a student's project. To leave the (CNC) room while it runs is normally a nervous endeavor, but somehow a calm of experience found me yesterday. The student was delighted.

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I have even left mine run all night when it was on a long finish cut. I like to stay close when it's running but I can multitask at the same time. It's almost like having another set of hands without the people hassle. I have 4 stations set up. While the machine does it's thing I can make new files for projects, cut and glue material to needed sizes, sand and stain, and poly or spar.

It works good for orders big and small.

The more you use it, the more you will trust it. BUT.........there's a reason we name them after women. You still can't become too complacent.
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BUT.........there's a reason we name them after women.
I've occasionally wondered what a good name for my Meteor would be. I'm not usually one to name a machine, but can appreciate the practice.

So what have you named your CNC, John?
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Mine is simply Saturn. On some days it's 'El Stupido'. On some days the operator is 'El Stupido'. I don't care for those days...

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WOW! Yea UPS. The PC was delivered to Probotix at 10:20am this morning. I shipped it on the 5th at 2:18PM. Less than two days by UPS Ground - $12.95-that was money well spent.

On another note, I have discovered that I am not a painter!!!

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