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by ekoelle
Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:24 am
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: designing gears software
Replies: 6
Views: 1354

Re: designing gears software

Inkscape has the ability to generate gears. Once you have it installed go to Extension - Render - Gear. Put in the specifics and it will create the gear. The only other software I know if is paid software from woodgears.ca. If you need to do anything more complex than what Inkscape offers the woodge...
by ekoelle
Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: gcode CamBam optimization question
Replies: 4
Views: 1062

Re: gcode CamBam optimization question

RobCee and dougal, Took another look at my .cb file again today and wouldn't you know it the pocket that I created is now 3.179999999 mm in width. Changed it back to 3.175mm and set the milling direction to mixed and now it's generating the code the way I want it to. That was easy. Thanks for the su...
by ekoelle
Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:54 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: gcode CamBam optimization question
Replies: 4
Views: 1062

Re: gcode CamBam optimization question

Changing the milling direction (Conventional, Climb or Mixed) has no effect. The gcode generated still has all it's Z moves made at the same coordinate.
by ekoelle
Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:23 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: gcode CamBam optimization question
Replies: 4
Views: 1062

gcode CamBam optimization question

I have a pocket operation that I'm running in one of my jobs that is 3.175mm wide by 19.5mm deep. When using a 3.175mm bit the gcode generated by CamBam will have the bit plunge the end mill 1.5mm run the length of the pocket and then return to the start point before stepping down another 1.5mm. Is ...
by ekoelle
Sat Jun 21, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Troubleshooting Rule 0
Replies: 2
Views: 517

Re: Troubleshooting Rule 0

Don't feel bad Will. Your story is the exact reason why I now have a spare GRBL shield sitting in my parts bin.
by ekoelle
Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:29 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Dewalt Dw660 Brushes Worn?
Replies: 10
Views: 1937

Re: Dewalt Dw660 Brushes Worn?

I had a brush break on my DW660 after about a month of use and replaced it with part #445861-36 from ereplacementparts.com. I also bought a new one while waiting for the replacement brushes as they took a while to arrive so I can't speak to how long they last as I only replaced them and tested that ...
by ekoelle
Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:56 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Z-axis stalling/missing steps
Replies: 3
Views: 788

Re: Z-axis stalling/missing steps

Nigel, Figured it out. The z axis motor mount had come out of alignment which tilted the lead screw at a slight angle and it was binding on the delrin nut. I didn't notice it earlier because I unbolted the carriage from the delrin nut to test it's motion. Since I had it apart I also decided to insta...
by ekoelle
Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:24 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Z-axis stalling/missing steps
Replies: 3
Views: 788

Z-axis stalling/missing steps

I was cutting some 18mm birch plywood today and after cutting all the way through the piece the z-axis stalled halfway up and then proceeded to slice through the piece before stalling the y axis/spindle. I quickly hit the e-stop when I heard this so no major damage other than the piece I was cutting...
by ekoelle
Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: DW660 brushes breaking
Replies: 3
Views: 941

Re: DW660 brushes breaking

Thanks for the feedback Edward. I was pretty confident that this isn't a common occurrence but it's nice to get confirmation from the community. I'll make sure to document how long I run the tool for this time though just in case.

Eric
by ekoelle
Fri Apr 11, 2014 4:27 am
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: DW660 brushes breaking
Replies: 3
Views: 941

DW660 brushes breaking

Hey guys, Just wanted to see if anyone else was having any issues with their DW660 tearing up brushes? I've had my DW660 for a little over a month now and I've been using it pretty heavily; several jobs of 1 hour or more. Today when i was about 30 minutes into a 45 minute job my spindle quit on me. ...