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by schafe94
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Best software for modeling and generating gcode
Replies: 1
Views: 612

Best software for modeling and generating gcode

Hello all, I would like to make come of these wooden bow ties. The 2D ones I see all over the place online are easy enough. However, I saw one that shows the folds like the tie is made of wooden fabric. Does anyone know what the best software option would be to model this and to generate the G-Code ...
by schafe94
Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:49 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Joining Shapeoko 3 rails
Replies: 14
Views: 7332

Re: Joining Shapeoko 3 rails

2) The extrusion changed. The v-rails don't come to a point anymore. No big deal. The wall thickness increased by somewhere between .005" and .010", so the outside dimensions have increased. This is a problem. No matter what I do the gantry is going to be loose on the old section of rails. Won't kn...
by schafe94
Fri Aug 12, 2016 7:18 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: SO3 Z axis Upgrade discussion
Replies: 22
Views: 3014

Re: SO3 Z axis Upgrade discussion

I had already a lot of trouble bending the rings a little to get it seated correct. I can't imagine how to form a proper new ring after snipping off some loops. Other options you could consider is to "shorten" the spring by restricting some of the loops. If you can get wire tied tightly around 4-5 ...
by schafe94
Fri Jul 29, 2016 2:12 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Taking a field assignment in Vietnam.
Replies: 15
Views: 2847

Re: Taking a field assignment in Vietnam.

What you describe is normal power distribution in 220-240 V countries. I'm sorry I doubted you. I went back and read what you had described earlier in the thread and you clearly knew exactly what you were talking about. All in all, I have my rig up and running and I am glad to have the help from yo...
by schafe94
Sun Jul 24, 2016 3:34 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Taking a field assignment in Vietnam.
Replies: 15
Views: 2847

Re: Taking a field assignment in Vietnam.

I have my rig up and running in Vietnam. To my surprise the electric power grid is very odd (by US standards). I am supplied a single feed from a 400v 3 phase source. This means I have one lead that is 220v and the other is ground. Normally you would get one +110v and one -110v. So I am very glad I ...
by schafe94
Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:19 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Taking a field assignment in Vietnam.
Replies: 15
Views: 2847

Re: Taking a field assignment in Vietnam.

I have arrived in Vietnam and my shipping container is scheduled to be delivered to Customs this Saturday.
I will keep you all informed as to how the process goes.
Thanks everyone for providing me with all of your helpful input on my move.
by schafe94
Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:17 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: First cut
Replies: 13
Views: 2295

Re: First cut

Just to rule out other problems, run the same program that you ran before from your pictures, but this time with feed rates of 10% of the other tests. If your surface cuts become smooth and flat, you know you were just cutting too fast before. If it is still has steps like before, you likely do not ...
by schafe94
Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Taking a field assignment in Vietnam.
Replies: 15
Views: 2847

Re: Taking a field assignment in Vietnam.

That transformer looks like it would work. But even if I cant get that to work I could always just use one leg of the open delta 220v circuit and ground the other leg, giving me a 110v circuit. (similar to how you would wire a 110 V circuit in a 220 breaker in an American breaker box. And before an...
by schafe94
Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Taking a field assignment in Vietnam.
Replies: 15
Views: 2847

Re: Taking a field assignment in Vietnam.

We have instructions on how to describe a Shapeoko for customs on the FAQ page on the web site --- it shouldn't pose a problem. Rather than an adapter, my suggestion would be to get a 52mm spindle mount which has (or in which you drill) MakerSlide-compatible spaced holes, unless you're planning on ...
by schafe94
Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Taking a field assignment in Vietnam.
Replies: 15
Views: 2847

Re: Taking a field assignment in Vietnam.

Most inexpensive voltage converters come in two flavors: a transformer (autotransformer, actually), typically limited to 50 VA or so; and a triac-based chopper that can handle 1500 W or more, but is only suitable for very simple appliances that have just heating elements and nothing else (think hot...