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by Tomdigi
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Miss Cuts w/3D Cutting
Replies: 3
Views: 2004

Re: Miss Cuts w/3D Cutting

WillAdams, thanks for the suggestions. Will try again after checking all you suggested and will do a roughing pass. You can always be counted on to supply analysis and suggestions. Thank you!
by Tomdigi
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Miss Cuts w/3D Cutting
Replies: 3
Views: 2004

Miss Cuts w/3D Cutting

This is a test run on mdf of a plaque I'm making for a customer. The attached photo shows areas that have ramped up and 2 areas that have horizontal lines cut. The bit is a 0.125 Ball Nose, running at 150 ipm. Nothing shows up on the preview in either the Z plane or X/Y plane that would indicate thi...
by Tomdigi
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: XL Upgrade Stepper Issue
Replies: 2
Views: 1247

Re: XL Upgrade Stepper Issue

You're spot on about a bad connection. Continuity from the junction at motor, going to the controller was perfect. Testing at the motor revealed no continuity between the blue and red wires. I disassembled the motor and found the blue wire barely connected. Once repaired, it runs great. Thanks for y...
by Tomdigi
Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: XL Upgrade Stepper Issue
Replies: 2
Views: 1247

XL Upgrade Stepper Issue

I just completed the upgrade. I have been very particular in setting up all the parameters: squaring the frame and all extrusions, adjusting all the v wheels precisely and adjusting the new drive belts. Left and right side adjustments have been verified and are, as well as can be determined, the sam...
by Tomdigi
Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: tinyG
Topic: Opinions on TinyG
Replies: 5
Views: 1897

Re: Opinions on TinyG

A funny thing happened under a magnifying lamp. I was able to locate a cold solder joint on the board where the 24 VDC enters the circuit board from the connector. Once resoldered, it fired up just fine! Again, thanks for the input guys.
by Tomdigi
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: tinyG
Topic: Opinions on TinyG
Replies: 5
Views: 1897

Re: Opinions on TinyG

Thanks for the input everyone. I actually should have known that the board was going bad by the way it was reacting. All was great until 2 days ago when, during a pretty routine rectangle cut in .064 aluminum, the feed went wild and off course. It also began dropping the USB port when the router was...
by Tomdigi
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: tinyG
Topic: Opinions on TinyG
Replies: 5
Views: 1897

Opinions on TinyG

The stock controller board on my Shapeoko 3 has dropped dead, so I need to replace with something. Is the TinyG the way to go? Are there other options I should consider? All info greatly appreciated. Also, I've been using Universal Gcode Sender which I'm not terribly fond of. ChilliPepper seems to b...
by Tomdigi
Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: Carbide Motion quits unexpectedly
Replies: 19
Views: 3368

Re: Carbide Motion quits unexpectedly

I sent an email yesterday afternoon after I received an answer here that there was a new board available. By morning I had a response. Given the time difference, I'd say they responded within hours. They've always provided quick turn around.
by Tomdigi
Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: Carbide Motion quits unexpectedly
Replies: 19
Views: 3368

Re: Carbide Motion quits unexpectedly

I actually made an aluminum plate/angle cover for top and bottom. Unfortunately, it did not change anything
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by Tomdigi
Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: Carbide Motion quits unexpectedly
Replies: 19
Views: 3368

Re: Carbide Motion quits unexpectedly

I have found a CHEAP fix for this. Not pretty, but it works. I wrapped aluminum foil around the yellow top part of the router, leaving the ventilation top open. The foil extends up several inches above the router head. With this done, I have not had a disconnect yet. This is not the kind of solution...