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by WillAdams
Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Best Approach for multiple cutting housings
Replies: 1
Views: 199

Re: Best Approach for multiple cutting housings

My suggestion would be to machine a fixture which has pockets in it, and to machine a spot with a V endmill at the origin point (which is aligned with one of the Rapid Position points if using Carbide Motion) and use wedges or something similar to secure the stock.
by WillAdams
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Motion Controller
Replies: 1
Views: 199

Re: Motion Controller

So long as the motors weren't changed to have electric requirements which exceed what the gShield can output, and you're okay with the connection/compatibility options of the Arduino/gShield you should be good to go.
by WillAdams
Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Single or double clamp for cnc spindle?
Replies: 2
Views: 265

Re: Single or double clamp for cnc spindle?

Obviously the Shapeoko3 uses only a single clamp, but it's one which is much thicker than the clamps which you are using --- my suggestion would be to drill another pair of holes and shift the top clamp down so that it's directly on the other --- that should allow things to work.
by WillAdams
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: DXF files
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Re: DXF files

Yes, Carbide Create imports DXFs as well as SVGs. Worst case if a DXF doesn't work is open it in LibreCAD, then export as MakerCAM SVG --- that usually works. Naturally if you come across any files which don't work, send them in to support@carbide3d.com and we'll do our best to look into them with y...
by WillAdams
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Bit Setter Failure
Replies: 5
Views: 482

Re: Bit Setter Failure

The BitSetter should only be checking for a closed circuit.

Usually the issue is a too short endmill --- mount it at the higher position?
by WillAdams
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Will Adams Book
Replies: 1
Views: 400

Re: Will Adams Book

It's finally starting to shape up:

https://willadams.gitbook.io/design-into-3d/

I'll be doing an e-mail to survey folks for project specifics in the next week or so.
by WillAdams
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How do I do a tool change?
Replies: 1
Views: 304

Re: How do I do a tool change?

Output two separate files.

Same concepts as:

https://docs.carbide3d.com/tutorials/tool-change/
by WillAdams
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Question about using More Powerful Heavier Makita
Replies: 4
Views: 473

Re: Question about using More Powerful Heavier Makita

I've done 6--8 hour jobs, w/ a couple of breaks for food/tool changes.
by WillAdams
Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Question about using More Powerful Heavier Makita
Replies: 4
Views: 473

Re: Question about using More Powerful Heavier Makita

I had good luck when I mounted a Harbor Freight 1/4" trim router, and then a Makita RT0701 to my Shapeoko 1 --- the mechanical advantage of a screw makes it pretty easy for the machine to cope with the added weight. You should get a lot more power and speed in cutting, and be able to adjust feed rat...