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by eefits
Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: Gecko G540 powered SO3 #474 with XL kit
Replies: 6
Views: 1850

Re: Gecko G540 powered SO3 #474 with XL kit

Been doing a lot of cutting with very few problems, solving them as I go. These are all 1/8" G-10 http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k545/gomachv/7B011B98-0DA0-435C-A4A2-3321B6FC1033_zpscwty0ydy.jpg Had a friend need some engraving done. I drew the letters by hand in autocad. I don't have any wood...
by eefits
Tue Nov 08, 2016 2:48 am
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: Gecko G540 powered SO3 #474 with XL kit
Replies: 6
Views: 1850

Re: Gecko G540 powered SO3 #474 with XL kit

Thanks for the confirmation. I plan to use a respirator plus the dust deputy. Now that you mention water trap I might try it because I do have one. Thanks again
by eefits
Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: Gecko G540 powered SO3 #474 with XL kit
Replies: 6
Views: 1850

Re: Gecko G540 powered SO3 #474 with XL kit

In regard cutting G-10. Is dust shoe + dust deputy enough? Does it smell at all. Did you use a mask at all.

Thanks
by eefits
Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: PlexiGlass is not for beginners :)
Replies: 9
Views: 2821

Re: PlexiGlass is not for beginners :)

I have been cutting Plexiglass for a while and have great success. I have cut Polycarbonate, Cast Acrylic, Extruded Acrylic with similar result. I have both 2 flute and single flute designed for Acrylic but I seldom use the single flute because they break easy. I have been cutting with 2 flute as sl...
by eefits
Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Aztec Glyphs
Replies: 59
Views: 11621

Re: Aztec Glyphs

I have been cutting bamboo a lot over the last year making cribbage and other game boards. It is extremely hard, and lightweight. I haven't noticed it being particularly rough on my endmills, but all I buy are the solid carbide bits - no HSS bits, so that may have something to do with it. You can g...
by eefits
Wed Dec 23, 2015 11:59 pm
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: Shapeoko 3 Design Issues found
Replies: 10
Views: 2514

Re: Shapeoko 3 Design Issues found

What # is your machine? Mine is 930 or 940 I believe... I followed the instructions as per the manual, and the build worked out fine. Mine is early. #25. Besides that everything fit perfectly. I am very happy with it. I don't know whether there are changes after the very first batch. (Do you know W...
by eefits
Wed Dec 23, 2015 1:56 am
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: Shapeoko 3 Design Issues found
Replies: 10
Views: 2514

Re: Shapeoko 3 Design Issues found

What # is your machine? Mine is 930 or 940 I believe... I followed the instructions as per the manual, and the build worked out fine. Mine is early. #25. Besides that everything fit perfectly. I am very happy with it. I don't know whether there are changes after the very first batch. (Do you know W...
by eefits
Tue Dec 22, 2015 6:16 am
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: Shapeoko 3 Design Issues found
Replies: 10
Views: 2514

Re: Shapeoko 3 Design Issues found

Is the sparkfun version physically different from the Carbide Shapeoko 3? Unless items were physically damaged during shipping you shouldn't need to modify anything. Squaring the endmill is done by adjusting the Z axis eccentric nuts. This wiki may help in the future, covers all of the shapeokos. h...
by eefits
Tue Dec 22, 2015 5:21 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Milling down to .3mm thick
Replies: 12
Views: 1430

Re: Milling down to .3mm thick

I would try to use down cut if I have one. But all I have is up cut. I use a 1 mm for the final pass. But it works for the larger bit also but you need to go slow. Update: I just checked. I think chip breaker is down cutbit. Is the chip breaker a down cut bit or upcut? It actually has up spiral and ...