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by jointhebeagle
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: FS: Shapeoko 3, Homing, Aluminum Bed, FULL limit switch kit.
Replies: 4
Views: 1049

Re: FS: Shapeoko 3, Homing, Aluminum Bed, FULL limit switch

XRT9 wrote:interested!
Email sent.
by jointhebeagle
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: FS: Shapeoko 3, Homing, Aluminum Bed, FULL limit switch kit.
Replies: 4
Views: 1049

FS: Shapeoko 3, Homing, Aluminum Bed, FULL limit switch kit.

I have an S3, purchased 2/9/2016 with the $400 aluminum bed with two sets of limit switches. Standard DeWalt router. My signature below is the machine for sale. Maybe 50 hours on the machine. I bought it with the intention of working metal, but it just can't quite do it. It's sat unused, under a she...
by jointhebeagle
Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Best Zero'ing Method for MeshCAM and 2 Sided Machining
Replies: 10
Views: 998

Re: Best Zero'ing Method for MeshCAM and 2 Sided Machining

WillAdams wrote:A touch probe will allow one to find the edges of a metallic object. Do the math to find the center of the flip jig from one edge.
Oh, not just the Z.... nice.

But, still, you're edge finding.... zeroing on centerline is probably still better?
by jointhebeagle
Wed Oct 12, 2016 4:02 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Star Model B Pistol Grips
Replies: 8
Views: 3123

Re: Star Model B Pistol Grips

Checkering is a whole nother skill I want to learn. I have the tools, just not the time or patience right now. I agree that doing it with a machine is not very easy (following contoured surfaces is difficult) and does not produce good results. I do plan on attempting some laser engraved patterns wh...
by jointhebeagle
Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Best Zero'ing Method for MeshCAM and 2 Sided Machining
Replies: 10
Views: 998

Re: Best Zero'ing Method for MeshCAM and 2 Sided Machining

WillAdams wrote:and you may find the flip jig of interest
I don't understand how the flip jig helps - you still have to find exact x,y centerlines against the jig. Maybe through trial and error you can find it pretty closely, then write it down (or WCS) for later, repeatable use.
by jointhebeagle
Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Best Zero'ing Method for MeshCAM and 2 Sided Machining
Replies: 10
Views: 998

Re: Best Zero'ing Method for MeshCAM and 2 Sided Machining

I would need a drawing to understand what you're saying, but I think I figured out a decent method last night, laying awake in bed, trying to fall asleep. Make the zero on both X,Y centerline (x doesn't necessarily matter I guess), then manually jog the spindle left and drill straight down through t...
by jointhebeagle
Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:27 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Best Zero'ing Method for MeshCAM and 2 Sided Machining
Replies: 10
Views: 998

Best Zero'ing Method for MeshCAM and 2 Sided Machining

A little while ago, I dropped the $250 on MeshCAM specifically for two sided 3D milling. I spent the day practicing, but am frustrated with my results. On the final product, I have a significant offset from the top side to the bottom side. It looks like a kid took two halves and glued them together,...
by jointhebeagle
Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:14 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Large Drill Bit Holder
Replies: 1
Views: 736

Large Drill Bit Holder

Made this out of oak. The font is called CNC Vector and I really like it. After the milling was complete I spray painted it and sanded off the top to create the deep blue lettering. Unfortunately, some of the paint drew into the wood too far, which I figured was going to happen but oh well. silver3....
by jointhebeagle
Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:45 pm
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: Link to Replacement NEMA 23 Stepper
Replies: 2
Views: 465

Re: Link to Replacement NEMA 23 Stepper

thanks much