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by Dan_the_Chemist
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: My First Project
Replies: 3
Views: 2124

Re: My First Project

Hey, that's pretty cool !!
by Dan_the_Chemist
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: tinyG
Topic: Opinions on TinyG
Replies: 5
Views: 1168

Re: Opinions on TinyG

I received GREAT customer service from Carbide 3D when my controller had a problem. Call 'em up... can't hurt.

I use bCNC. It's open source written in Python. I'm not sure it's "the best", but it's done pretty well for me.
by Dan_the_Chemist
Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Noob Q: Will Bit Cut Up Work Surface?
Replies: 5
Views: 544

Re: Noob Q: Will Bit Cut Up Work Surface?

I now have a 22mm thick slab of Plywood as my Wasteboard... When it gets too cut up, I can just skim off 0.5mm or so and get on with it. I sorta do this... I came out of a metal machining background, and the horror of running a mill bit into the milling table was almost literally beaten into me... ...
by Dan_the_Chemist
Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Noob Q: Fusion 360 Carbide 3D Bit Specs/Settings
Replies: 2
Views: 531

Re: Noob Q: Fusion 360 Carbide 3D Bit Specs/Settings

Good news time... The feeds and speeds are fairly flexible. You can get away with a very wide range of settings and it makes a small difference in performance and product. This means that while you are learning you don't have to worry that a slightly less than optimum choice is going to break the Sh...
by Dan_the_Chemist
Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Noobfusion (verb describing a confused noob)
Replies: 3
Views: 458

Re: Noobfusion (verb describing a confused noob)

I feel that the biggest hurdle to getting started will be figuring out the feed rate and such. For example. How would I get all the settings for Fusion 360 to 2D pocket something with a 2 mm end mill in softwood? 2 mm end mills are delicate and prone to breakage until you learn how to use them. I'd...
by Dan_the_Chemist
Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New tablet or laptop for milling ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2115

Re: New tablet or laptop for milling ?

My SO3 is in the wood shop (aka the converted barn). The CAD/CAM is resource intensive... especially if you use Fusion 360/Blender for the CAD... I do my CAD/CAM in the house, and then make the files available over LAN to my shop computer. For the machine that runs the SO3 I started by using a Dell ...
by Dan_the_Chemist
Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Lust for Shapeoko...but first
Replies: 10
Views: 2544

Re: Lust for Shapeoko...but first

Well, that's interesting. It looks like I'm the OP on this. I wonder why it came up as a new topic for me the other day. I didn't recognize that I started the discussion. That's kind of frightening. But I was 62 years old then, so God knows what I was thinking. I fell into a similar trap. I somehow...
by Dan_the_Chemist
Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Lust for Shapeoko...but first
Replies: 10
Views: 2544

Re: Lust for Shapeoko...but first

chilinski wrote:What you want is probably something like this https://handibot.com/ that is designed to be portable.
Considering that he asked the question in Jan of 2014, I suspect he has made his decision by now.

If not, then he is the worlds BEST procrastinator ever.
by Dan_the_Chemist
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Machining charts and spreadsheets
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Re: Machining charts and spreadsheets

Came across this site: https://sites.google.com/site/lagadoacademy/machining---lathes-mills-etc/charts which I hadn't found before --- looks look a good variety of information --- curious what other folks find / think. What I'd love would be a good feeds and speeds calc... When doing manual machini...
by Dan_the_Chemist
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Assembly Mistake Shapeoko 3 XL
Replies: 3
Views: 1301

Re: Assembly Mistake Shapeoko 3 XL

Just realized that I must have made a mistake setting up my Shapeoko 3 XL. The spindle(router) travels two inches forward of the waste board. :lol: Sorry, I shouldn't laugh, but I did the exact same thing. When I realized that the spindle traveled over the edge of the waste board I looked at the in...