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by ahelwig
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Manually set Zero
Replies: 1
Views: 987

Manually set Zero

Trying to enter ina zero point manually. Im new to this. I have a shapeoko XXL (using carbide motion) and am running 80 of the same inlays on the same size wood. I set up a corner jig on my table so the pieces will always be in the same place. When I turned the tool on and initialize it (in the far ...
by ahelwig
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: ERROR (1): GRBL ERROR: Serial Port: unknown error
Replies: 1
Views: 866

ERROR (1): GRBL ERROR: Serial Port: unknown error

First of all I am new to this. Just got the xxl a month ago and am still learning. Anyone else get this error? I get it pretty frequently. I start a job and then part way through I get this error. I cant restart the job from where it left off. I have to reinitialize the machine and start from the be...
by ahelwig
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: How to square shapeoko xxl
Replies: 1
Views: 1700

How to square shapeoko xxl

I bought this thing after Christmas and love it. Super easy to put together! I did run into a square problem while making a wasteboard. I did the 2" grid of t-nuts version of a wasteboard. So to do this I worked from the back side of my wasteboard first. Drilling holes through the board at a 2" grid...
by ahelwig
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Can I make a waste board larger then cnc work area
Replies: 1
Views: 1346

Can I make a waste board larger then cnc work area

Ive seen videos on how to make a wasteboard with a 2" grid of t-nuts but smaller then the 33x33 cutting area of an XXL. I would like to make one the full 42"x40" that comes with the machine. I understand that my projects cant be larger than 33x33. My thoughts is If I have t-nut holes outside the wor...
by ahelwig
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Can I make a waste board larger then cnc work area
Replies: 0
Views: 3848

Can I make a waste board larger then cnc work area

Ive seen videos on how to make a wasteboard with a 2" grid of t-nuts but smaller then the 33x33 cutting area of an XXL. I would like to make one the full 42"x40" that comes with the machine. I understand that my projects cant be larger than 33x33. My thoughts is If I have t-nut holes outside the wor...
by ahelwig
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: How to make a waste board with grid of T-nuts larger then the cutting area
Replies: 0
Views: 3345

How to make a waste board with grid of T-nuts larger then the cutting area

Ive seen videos on how to make a wasteboard with a 2" grid of t-nuts but smaller then the 33x33 cutting area of an XXL. I would like to make one the full 42"x40" that comes with the machine. I understand that my projects cant be larger than 33x33. My thoughts is If I have t-nut holes outside the wor...
by ahelwig
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Thinking about getting a shapeoko but want to make sure I can do this inlay
Replies: 0
Views: 3135

Thinking about getting a shapeoko but want to make sure I can do this inlay

Thinking of getting a shapeoko to mainly do these inlays but want to get your guys opinions. I see a lot of people using the vcarve technique, but dont think it would work with these because I would want three or more different colors. So I would think I would use just a standard 1/8 or 1/16" straig...
by ahelwig
Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinking of getting a shapeoko but can I do this?
Replies: 1
Views: 2624

Thinking of getting a shapeoko but can I do this?

Thinking of getting a shapeoko to mainly do these inlays but want to get your guys opinions. I see a lot of people using the vcarve technique, but dont think it would work with these because I would want three or more different colors. So I would think I would use just a standard 1/8 or 1/16" straig...