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by nfortosis
Fri Jun 12, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: CAM Help
Topic: CamBam help
Replies: 3
Views: 1005

Re: CamBam help

Provided you have a v-bit with the correct angle, it should be fairly simple. First, start with an engrave operation to the desired depth for the two outside vertical lines. Using a v-bit with this operation will give you the chamfered edges. Then simply do a profile operation using the entire outli...
by nfortosis
Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:59 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Interesting technique for making drawers
Replies: 8
Views: 1274

Re: Interesting technique for making drawers

I actually tried this exact thing with my shapeoko last year. I used a v-bit on the edges and a square end mill to rabbet the inside. I only made a small test box. I ended up with a pretty nice joint, though it was not worth the time and could potentially be pretty temperamental. For example, if you...
by nfortosis
Mon Apr 13, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: Milling Direction Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 952

Milling Direction Advice

I've been cutting some fairly complex shapes out of plywood lately and have had to spend considerable time cleaning the edges up, due to the difficulty of sanding inside crevices. I read about climbing vs. conventional milling on CNC Cookbook's website ( http://www.cnccookbook.com/CCCNCMillFeedsSpee...
by nfortosis
Wed Dec 03, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Why do I get this result
Replies: 3
Views: 797

Re: Why do I get this result

I had a similar problem before with poor cut quality. I attributed it to poor quality mdf. Comparing the material to previous mdf sheets I cut it had a much darker color and much grainier texture. I have had mixed results with MDF from the big box stores. I'm not saying you can't get good stuff ther...
by nfortosis
Sat Nov 15, 2014 7:40 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Arabesque Window Screen
Replies: 4
Views: 2276

Re: Arabesque Window Screen

A couple in progress pictures:

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by nfortosis
Sat Nov 15, 2014 7:17 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Arabesque Window Screen
Replies: 4
Views: 2276

Arabesque Window Screen

Needed a screen for the window of our upstairs bathroom, and I like the Moroccan/arabesque look so I put my shapeoko to work! I used 1/4" plywood with a 1/8" endmill (dimensions are roughly 23x23in). Took about 2.5 hours, but I was pretty conservative with my feedrate and depth and could probably cu...
by nfortosis
Mon Jun 02, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: Other - (etchers, drag knifes, lasers)
Topic: Laser Diode Engraving
Replies: 18
Views: 5690

Re: Laser Diode Engraving

What version of GRBL are you using? I just started messing around with a laser diode and it looks like v.9 has a bug that causes the buffer to pause intermittently when many spindle control commands are used. Have you had this issue or did you find a workaround?
by nfortosis
Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Very cool Dot Pattern project, need help with workflow...
Replies: 4
Views: 1358

Re: Very cool Dot Pattern project, need help with workflow..

Here are two threads that use this software: http://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=1373 http://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=2944 As for workflow it is pretty self explanatory if you know how to run the hello world example on your machine. The Halftone program outputs g-co...
by nfortosis
Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:04 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Box Joint End Table
Replies: 11
Views: 3782

Re: Box Joint End Table

I used a chisel to square the corners. It took way longer than I thought it would. I have been trying to figure out a way to do the rotation Will mentioned as that would be the most effective (you could probably manage some other pretty awesome joints with that setup too). I will probably try and cu...
by nfortosis
Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Game of Thrones Engraving
Replies: 11
Views: 3560

Re: Game of Thrones Engraving

Will is right about the paint roller. If you are very careful and have a smooth roller, you can easily coat the surface without getting it in the crevices. Here is an example I did a couple months ago. http://i.imgur.com/CsyjNV9.jpg I've also wanted to try sealing the wood before cutting to see if t...