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by WillAdams
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Carbide 3D Black Friday sale
Replies: 0
Views: 53

Carbide 3D Black Friday sale

by WillAdams
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Vcarve letter problems
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Re: Vcarve letter problems

Looks like lost steps --- check the machine mechanically: https://wiki.shapeoko.com/index.php/FAQ#Mechanical
by WillAdams
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Aluminium V Wheels
Replies: 1
Views: 35

Re: Aluminium V Wheels

Steel wheels were tried, and they quickly overcame the hard anodizing --- I believe the situation is one either wears the wheels, or the rails, or both --- the Delrin works amazingly well for this application (see previous discussions) --- it would be nice if there was a better option, but I can't i...
by WillAdams
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: toolpath setting idea in Carbide Cut
Replies: 3
Views: 37

Re: toolpath setting idea in Carbide Cut

That's a really good idea --- you'd just need a way to ensure that the endmill stickout is consistent with that setting.
by WillAdams
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New wasteboard using v-slot extrusions
Replies: 2
Views: 259

Re: New wasteboard using v-slot extrusions

Way cool!

Are the mounting plates a standard part? If so, purchase link?
by WillAdams
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: T-track spacing
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: T-track spacing

Spacing on threaded holes or T-track should be slightly less than the reach of one clamp --- that way you can position stock anywhere and clamp along any edge.

The alternative is to use a ratio such as Phi, with the expectation that one can find some placement which will work.
by WillAdams
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: Req. for info.
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Re: Req. for info.

Sounds correct. See: https://wiki.shapeoko.com/index.php/Car ... ding_Tools to confirm --- the Glossary may help as well: https://wiki.shapeoko.com/index.php/Glossary
by WillAdams
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: GRBL
Topic: error 5 serial port resource
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: error 5 serial port resource

Yes, the USB cable is an ordinary one, USB A--B as one would use for a printer.

Usually we provide a very good quality one with ferrite beads:

https://www.amazon.com/Tripp-Lite-Hi-Sp ... B008VOPCGY

If you continue to have difficulty, contact us at support@carbide3d.com
by WillAdams
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: GRBL
Topic: Carbide Motion with Shapeoko v2
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Re: Carbide Motion with Shapeoko v2

As the name implies, Carbide Motion is limited to machines sold by Carbide 3D.

The Shapeoko 2 was sold by Inventables --- it's not possible to use CM with an SO2.

You can still use the Carbide 3D Post Processor --- it, or one for Grbl, or LinuxCNC, or Mach3 should work.
by WillAdams
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New To The Forum. Considering a Shapeoko XXL.
Replies: 1
Views: 146

Re: New To The Forum. Considering a Shapeoko XXL.

The belts are amazingly strong in tension --- some folks have replaced the stock fiberglass-reinforced with steel core belts, and another option is Kevlar. Brandon (ImprobableConstruct) had over a year of hard use on his machine before breaking a belt, and since then we've upgraded from MXL to 9mm w...