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by hatallica
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What other hobbies do you have?
Replies: 10
Views: 1341

Re: What other hobbies do you have?

Wow, that changes every couple of year. In general, though: Motorcycles - mostly on-road, though Pittsburgh roads are arguably off-road Electronics Woodworking When time permits, I get into a variety of other varieties. Lately, though, I travel 50+% of the time, which means that my hobbies are colle...
by hatallica
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: How do you find out pcb circuit board manufacturer?
Replies: 9
Views: 1249

Re: How do you find out pcb circuit board manufacturer?

http://pcbshopper.com/

Get prices (for your specific PCB), delivery estimates, and reviews ... in one spot. I have no affiliation to the site, but it is my go-to reference.
by hatallica
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Walnut feeds and speeds
Replies: 4
Views: 580

Re: Walnut feeds and speeds

Thanks for sharing your experiences on Walnut. This species is on my list to play with in 2018. Curiously, what was your depth of cut? I had similar experiences with Cherry at 55 in/min at a 0.1" depth of cut (1/4" 2-flute bit at 19Krpm). Going with the grain was no problem, but as soon as it transi...
by hatallica
Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Wood Clamps
Replies: 1
Views: 1975

Re: Wood Clamps

Thanks for sharing. Seeing projects like this helps to kick my butt to stop procrastinating on improving my work-holding situation. I just finished up a project with 4/4 cherry; perhaps it can be put to good use.
by hatallica
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Using Shapeoko to mill my own circuit boards
Replies: 2
Views: 708

Re: Using Shapeoko to mill my own circuit boards

vivitern wrote: using components you can find here at kynix
Reported ... attempt to promote Kynix, which is a parts distributor with a reputation for fake parts (and fake posts, apparently).
by hatallica
Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Option to home to left front?
Replies: 5
Views: 342

Re: Option to home to left front?

It is interesting how left/right and front/back are perceived. I tend to operated my SO3 from the side with the control electronics, not the spindle. This jives with the Carbide Motion jog commands. The position described above makes it easy to visualize the conventional CNC coordinate system: Z+ up...
by hatallica
Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Taper milling
Replies: 8
Views: 580

Re: Taper milling

I am not sure if I am properly visualizing what you hope to accomplish. However, is it feasible to shim one side by 1/4" and plane the top surface?
by hatallica
Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Noob Q: Will Bit Cut Up Work Surface?
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: Noob Q: Will Bit Cut Up Work Surface?

Dan_the_Chemist wrote:Of course there are a lot of projects where the surface doesn't need to be very level.
In those instances, I have also been known to use Readi-Board (foam core boards) from the local Dollar Tree store as my sacrificial layer.
by hatallica
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Noob Q: Will Bit Cut Up Work Surface?
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: Noob Q: Will Bit Cut Up Work Surface?

Here is a hint: the "work surface" is official referred to as a waste board. I prefer to use a thin, sacrificial surface between the waste board and any item that is being cut to full depth. This is often something as simple as a scrap piece of 1/8" hard board. I have only machined a dozen or so pro...
by hatallica
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: Router Bits
Replies: 4
Views: 718

Re: Router Bits

Jeff wrote:Also would there be a cutting size dia that would be to big for a xxl running a dewalt router to handle
From the Dewalt DWP611 manual:
NOTICE: Do not use router bits with a diameter in excess of 1-3/8" (34.9 mm) in this tool.