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by 172pilot
Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: Z-Plus problems on Original kickstarter S03
Replies: 1
Views: 130

Re: Z-Plus problems on Original kickstarter S03

Meant to attach the diagram from the manual, for those who dont just have it laying around! You can see how close the bottom right mount is to that v-wheel.. Well, mine interferes and can't be mounted because of the wheel..
TIA!!
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Figure 29 from page 26 of Z-Plus install doc
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by 172pilot
Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: Z-Plus problems on Original kickstarter S03
Replies: 1
Views: 130

Z-Plus problems on Original kickstarter S03

I have an original Kickstarter version of the S03, from 2014, and I am trying to install the Z-Plus kit, for which I had to order a new controller to support the inductive stop switches. My biggest problem is that the Y end stop, as shown in figure 29 on page 26 of the manual doesn't fit right. Firs...
by 172pilot
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Easy way to create an import file for CarbideCreate?
Replies: 1
Views: 641

Easy way to create an import file for CarbideCreate?

Trying to make a flag... So I have to create 50 stars, and then I'm going to create the inverse as an inlay, so I have a LOT of stars to duplicate and place.. Because I need a specific size, I looked up the "official" American flag proportions, and calculated all the X/Y positions for each star (in ...
by 172pilot
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: Earth Grounding a Dewalt DWP611 (110V)
Replies: 14
Views: 9192

Re: Earth Grounding a Dewalt DWP611 (110V)

I attached a ground wire to the router body. This ground wire was wrapped around the router's AC power cord, ending at a standard 3 prong plug. I agree.. After seeing the great work the original poster did, I had the same thought as you.. It may be a little kludgey, but I dont want to risk messing ...
by 172pilot
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Carbide Motion 4 - Reset Z between tools?
Replies: 1
Views: 474

Carbide Motion 4 - Reset Z between tools?

I tried my first cut that needed 2 tools... Using Carbide Motion 4, it finished the paths for the first tool, and then told me to switch tools. I switched tools, but couldn't find a way to re-calibrate the Z without killing carbide motion, and creating a new tool path just with the second tool, and ...
by 172pilot
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Replacement waste board
Replies: 7
Views: 17265

Re: Replacement waste board

love how those threaded inserts are in there.. Did you by chance use the CNC itself to drill those holes? If so.. do you still have the GCode?
by 172pilot
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Why is wood burning / chipping?
Replies: 3
Views: 788

Why is wood burning / chipping?

Shapeoko 3, stock w/ Dewalt router.. Brand new 60 degree bit (#302) and trying to carve simple text from a 1x6 deck type board.. With the first one of the day, it came out beautiful, but on about the 4th one, I have what looks like burning on the inside of the cuts, and some chips not separating fro...
by 172pilot
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How long should a bit last?
Replies: 2
Views: 577

How long should a bit last?

My son is doing a boy scout project, and we're printing a bunch of signs with a #302 V_bit.. Nothing fancy.. Cutting out of pressure treated decking boards (6x1) We cut all the boards into 2' sections, and then stained them all, and now we're cutting simple words into them using Carbide Create and C...
by 172pilot
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Text size inconsistent/wrong on CarbideCreate
Replies: 3
Views: 759

Re: Text size inconsistent/wrong on CarbideCreate

Thanks for the response... But, I dont think I'm understanding.. "The Physical size of the text".. That's what I'm trying to make the same.. Sometimes it works fine, but in the cases where there's a problem, if I have 2 lines of text and I've set the height the same, they come out different sizes, e...
by 172pilot
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Text size inconsistent/wrong on CarbideCreate
Replies: 3
Views: 759

Text size inconsistent/wrong on CarbideCreate

I'm trying to make some basic signs, with text, and I'm trying to get 2 lines of text to be the same size on the sign.. I create one line, then the other, and set the text height to exactly the same number, and they end up completely different sizes. What could I possibly be doing wrong? It doesn't ...