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by WillAdams
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Bit Setter Failure
Replies: 5
Views: 74

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: 136

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: 39

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: 99

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: 99

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...
by WillAdams
Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Other - (etchers, drag knifes, lasers)
Topic: has anyone used this product?
Replies: 3
Views: 371

Re: has anyone used this product?

I bought one when they were first made available and have been quite impressed by it and the engineering of it --- spins wonderfully smoothly (which is an improvement over my 3D printed design), holds the blade quite securely (but requires a bit more fiddling than my design --- hopefully I'll get th...
by WillAdams
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Strange sounds in -X axis
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: Strange sounds in -X axis

If your cutting slots, the 100% tooling engagement sounds awful --- add geometry and cut as a pocket down to at least tab depth.
by WillAdams
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: X-axis jump: ruined two pieces so far.
Replies: 6
Views: 197

Re: X-axis jump: ruined two pieces so far.

The 100% tool engagement of slotting can cause missed steps, so yes.
by WillAdams
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: X-axis jump: ruined two pieces so far.
Replies: 6
Views: 197

Re: X-axis jump: ruined two pieces so far.

Slotting is difficult --- avoid it where possible --- add geometry and cut as a pocket down to at least tab depth, see:

https://community.carbide3d.com/t/addin ... -pass/9993
by WillAdams
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: How about ITAR resources? Is a bare PCB ITAR restricted?
Replies: 1
Views: 78

Re: How about ITAR resources? Is a bare PCB ITAR restricted?

I am not a lawyer and this is not legal advice. For those not familiar with it, ITAR is International Traffic in Arms Regulations --- there's a Wikipedia article on it, but I doubt the Nolo Press folks have done a book on it, so the only recommendation I can offer is to consult with a local lawyer w...