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by tbfleming
Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:12 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: An afternoon with aluminum
Replies: 6
Views: 3060

Re: An afternoon with aluminum

Very nice!
by tbfleming
Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Inkscape Help
Replies: 4
Views: 477

Re: Inkscape Help

Here's how you can fix it in Inkscape:
  • Select the object
  • Path -> Break Apart
  • Delete the outermost square
  • Select everything except the tabs
  • Path -> Combine
by tbfleming
Wed Dec 31, 2014 5:17 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Why do my jobs seem to take so long?
Replies: 5
Views: 812

Re: Why do my jobs seem to take so long?

I just noticed from your screen shot that you're at 9600 bps, which means you haven't upgrade GRBL. That can make a huge difference. Here's what you can do with Fusion + GRBL .9g:

by tbfleming
Wed Dec 31, 2014 5:09 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Why do my jobs seem to take so long?
Replies: 5
Views: 812

Re: Why do my jobs seem to take so long?

What do you have your machine's x, y, and z speed limits set to? If they are less than 1524 mm/min then it will cut slower than the gcode tells it to. Also, Fusion probably assumes machines can rapid faster than what most configure their Shapeokos to do. Edit: fixed units. I wish gcode operated in s...
by tbfleming
Fri Dec 26, 2014 6:57 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: can a Shapeko 2 be used as an electronic die cutter ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1153

Re: can a Shapeko 2 be used as an electronic die cutter ?

I'm really impressed with my Cricut Explore and used it to upgrade my Shapeoko: http://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=4032 . Lock-in isn't really a problem since it imports SVG. I wouldn't want to mess with cutting paper or vinyl on a machine that wasn't designed for it (pressure-sensiti...
by tbfleming
Mon Dec 22, 2014 11:08 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: High-speed machining with Autodesk Fusion 360
Replies: 3
Views: 955

Re: High-speed machining with Autodesk Fusion 360

Here's an example of when things go wrong (slow-mo):



I set it up for the wrong cutter diameter. Config = 1/4", Actual = 1/8". Red Oak.
by tbfleming
Sun Dec 21, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Do you see a problem with this GCode?
Replies: 3
Views: 428

Re: Do you see a problem with this GCode?

Which controller are you using? What happens if you strip away all gcode except these lines?
by tbfleming
Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:43 am
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: Amazon is now discounting Dewalt DPW611
Replies: 20
Views: 3364

Re: Amazon is now discounting Dewalt DPW611

Ok glad I ordered. $79 seems like a good deal. What mount do you use? I currently use mounts I milled from hdpe for my dw660 and they don't clamp as tight as I would like. I milled mine from hdpe. I used a design posted on this forum that was originally for aluminum mounts. It has a bump which fits...
by tbfleming
Thu Dec 18, 2014 1:28 am
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: Amazon is now discounting Dewalt DPW611
Replies: 20
Views: 3364

Re: Amazon is now discounting Dewalt DPW611

chomdh wrote:This would be a sweet upgrade. What mods do I need to get the most out of a dnp611?
Do I need to bolt my x axis together or change to nema23 motors?
Right now the only upgrades I have are a dw660 and acme z.
I run a 611 on my Shapeoko 2 without any other upgrades. I get amazing feed rates with it.
by tbfleming
Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: GRBL
Topic: GRBL with internal stored G-Code on mega 2560
Replies: 2
Views: 399

Re: GRBL with internal stored G-Code on mega 2560

A quick-and-dirty approach would be to use a second Arduino; it would monitor the buttons and send g-code over a serial connection to GRBL.