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by kf4mot
Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Engraving aluminum. What did I do wrong?
Replies: 2
Views: 850

Engraving aluminum. What did I do wrong?

60 degree V-bit.
about 30K rpm (my max).
0.01" deep.
10 IPM.
No lube.

Anything obviously pop out as wrong? Seems like the bit was just "sticking" for lack of a better word. I could see the gantry flexing as it was trying to cut.
by kf4mot
Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:30 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: All the scaling is wrong. Heekscad and inkscape
Replies: 5
Views: 1817

Re: All the scaling is wrong. Heekscad and inkscape

All my work is in inches.
I have noticed when I save as a "big blue" dxf it scales wrong but if I use the inkscape default dxf it scales fine.
by kf4mot
Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: All the scaling is wrong. Heekscad and inkscape
Replies: 5
Views: 1817

Re: All the scaling is wrong. Heekscad and inkscape

Heeks just seems really temperamental to me.
Some days it works fine and other days not so much.

My scaling problem went away when I started using my own drawings.
Now today it can't make tabs properly while it was working fine earlier?
by kf4mot
Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:43 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Easy Hold Down Table
Replies: 31
Views: 23204

Re: Easy Hold Down Table

Where can we get some steel clamps like that? I'm not even sure what to google
Slot clamp maybe??
by kf4mot
Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: LinuxCNC
Topic: Heekscad and LinuxCNC. Explain cutter comp to me?
Replies: 2
Views: 2177

Re: Heekscad and LinuxCNC. Explain cutter comp to me?

Cutter Compensation allows the programmer to program the tool path without knowing the exact tool diameter. The only caveat is the programmer must program the lead in move to be at least as long as the largest tool radius that might be used. Taken from: http://linuxcnc.org/docs/html/gcode/tool_compe...
by kf4mot
Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: LinuxCNC
Topic: Heekscad and LinuxCNC. Explain cutter comp to me?
Replies: 2
Views: 2177

Heekscad and LinuxCNC. Explain cutter comp to me?

I get the concept of cutter comp. What I'm asking is how to setup comp in Heekscad specifically for LinuxCNC. I've been through enough tutorials to get Heekscad to do what I'm trying to get it to do but can't seem to find any documentation on setting up the cutter comp. The option I'm talking about ...
by kf4mot
Sat Nov 24, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: All the scaling is wrong. Heekscad and inkscape
Replies: 5
Views: 1817

All the scaling is wrong. Heekscad and inkscape

What am I doing wrong here?
Opening the DW660 dxf file in inkscape and it shows up about 1 inch wide.
Same file in Heeks shows up less than 0.11 inch wide.
Both are wrong but not sure why and what the solution is?

https://github.com/shapeoko/ShapeOko/tr ... r/upgrades
by kf4mot
Sat Nov 03, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: z axis threaded rod not gripped by coupler
Replies: 10
Views: 3155

Re: z axis threaded rod not gripped by coupler

I had to tighten the snot out of mine. Batch 4 also.
I thought I was going to strip the aluminum coupler but it didn't.
by kf4mot
Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Any idea when Batch #4 will start shipping ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2359

Re: Any idea when Batch #4 will start shipping ?

Just got my shipping notice for batch 4.
by kf4mot
Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: Rotary Tools (like dremel)
Topic: Proxxon Rotary Tools
Replies: 13
Views: 9245

Re: Proxxon Rotary Tools

So is a mount for the Proxxon readily available or am I going to have to cobble something together myself?