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by RoguePirin
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Other - (etchers, drag knifes, lasers)
Topic: Help with Shapeoko3 and Lightburn software!
Replies: 2
Views: 551

Re: Help with Shapeoko3 and Lightburn software!

I don't use Lightburn, but I checked their support documentation. It looks like using Lightburn requires you to change the Shapeoko's origin position. When you are done, you need to revert that change to use your Shapeoko as a CNC machine again. Check out the support page: https://github.com/LightBu...
by RoguePirin
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: Need help with inlays
Replies: 4
Views: 665

Re: Need help with inlays

Since you have VCarve Desktop, have you looked at any of the Vectric online tutorials? This one is old, but might still be relevant: D07 - VCarve Inlay Technique This one is on the auto inlay feature: Auto Inlay Toolpath Guide There is also a write-up on the Carbide3D website: vCarve Inlays with… vC...
by RoguePirin
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: dfx2gcode support...?
Replies: 5
Views: 317

Re: dfx2gcode support...?

There is a User Guide for it.
by RoguePirin
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Newbie workflow help on curved stock
Replies: 5
Views: 387

Re: Newbie workflow help on curved stock

Vectric has a lot of good tutorials available on their website (and YouTube). I am pretty sure I saw one concerning carving letters/words on a curved surface. Maybe one of those tutorials would mention/show how they have the curved surface modeled in their software? If not, you can probably get some...
by RoguePirin
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Can anyone explain spring-loaded tools for contours?
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Re: Can anyone explain spring-loaded tools for contours?

Hi John, As best as I can tell, the engraving tool is inserted into this adapter, and the adapter is inserted into your router. Since the adapter is spring-loaded, when you start the CNC cycle and lower your bit, the engraving tool will be pushed up into the adapter. Based on the spring's stiffness,...
by RoguePirin
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Touch Probe
Replies: 4
Views: 266

Re: Touch Probe

I don't have the probe myself, but I have been reading a lot of posts, so I hope this is helpful/accurate. As the probe is manufactured on an industrial CNC, it has known proportions/sizes in each axis (not sure the tolerance, but fairly certain it will be more accurate than the Shapeoko). For Z, le...
by RoguePirin
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Help? carbide Motion reload issues
Replies: 3
Views: 275

Re: Help? carbide Motion reload issues

If you have disabled homing, why are you pressing the "Begin Homing" button?
by RoguePirin
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: GRBL
Topic: Noob needing help with grbl cpu mapping
Replies: 1
Views: 635

Re: Noob needing help with grbl cpu mapping

I don't have any knowledge regarding lasers, and I have never programmed an arduino, but I do have general programming knowledge. In the program code you gave, the semantics are important. SPINDLE_ENABLE_ BIT does not refer to a pin, but a bit. The comments say that bit 3 relates to pin 11, bit 4 to...
by RoguePirin
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Site Suggestions
Topic: Router Bits
Replies: 1
Views: 2369

Re: Router Bits

Please don't cross post on the forum.

I provided an answer to your same question on the other thread.
by RoguePirin
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: DIY Spindles
Topic: Buying cutters
Replies: 2
Views: 521

Re: Buying cutters

You didn't say where you live, or what you are looking for. If you live in the US: You can always buy direct from Carbide3D. If you are just experimenting and expect to break a lot of bits, I started with buying sets from China off of eBay. If you are looking for great prices on good quality bits, I...