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by BenL
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Aluminium V Wheels
Replies: 1
Views: 2086

Aluminium V Wheels

I have been thinking about replacing my plastic V-wheels with aluminium ones. (I would machine them myself) I think this should be ok as the rails are hard anodized and I also might consider getting untemperted 6061 (i.e. 6061-O not 6061-t6) or a 2xxx series alloy that is a little bit softer. The go...
by BenL
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: carving wooden ducks
Replies: 3
Views: 1250

Re: carving wooden ducks

This is not super hard, you can do this with a phone camera and a computer that had the proper hardware (Nvidia graphics card I believe, I think some software doesn't have this limitation). This is done through a process called photogrammetry and with a good number of photos a very accurate model ca...
by BenL
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Flood Coolant on a Shapeoko 3 and Plastic Waste Boards
Replies: 2
Views: 1058

Flood Coolant on a Shapeoko 3 and Plastic Waste Boards

Hi everyone, First of all, I want to upgrade my shapeoko to have flood coolant for two main reasons. FIrst of all, it would give me much better performance when slotting and second I think it would just be super awesome. Recently I have been machining a ton of Aluminium on my Shapeoko 3. I currently...
by BenL
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: CAM Help
Topic: Speeds and Feeds for Ramping into Aluminium
Replies: 0
Views: 704

Speeds and Feeds for Ramping into Aluminium

Hello everyone, Recently I have been spending a lot of time cutting aluminium on my Shapeoko 3. It has been going pretty well but I have been having some issues ramping into the piece. I checked and my end mill is center cutting so that is not the issue. I am using a 1/4" 3 flute YG-1 square end mil...
by BenL
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Don't laugh! I'm serious. I'm seeking a donation unit
Replies: 9
Views: 1918

Re: Don't laugh! I'm serious. I'm seeking a donation unit

This is an awesome cause!! I unfortunately do not have a Shapeoko that I can donate but, I do have some food for thought. Some people build their own Shapeokos: https://hackaday.io/project/11486-building-a-shapeoko-3-from-scratch Maybe, the whole Shapeoko community could come together and machine pa...
by BenL
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: Speeds And Feeds
Replies: 5
Views: 4528

Re: Speeds And Feeds

I just bought a set of bit from Carbide3D So I was wondering if you all could tell me what depth of cut would be maxs for these bits? Mostly cutting soft wood pine and plywood Also step over if there is any rule of thumb. Jeff As you have noted the material that you are cutting is one of the most i...
by BenL
Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Tool Change (M6) doesn't work with UGS(a solution to this)
Replies: 0
Views: 671

Tool Change (M6) doesn't work with UGS(a solution to this)

So far, universal gcode sender has yet to include a way to preform a tool change by sending the M6 command. I know BCNC has a way to do it but, for a shapeoko I prefer the simple GUI of UGS(see their semi stable nightly build, I really like it and I haven't had any issues yet). Recently I have been ...
by BenL
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: G28, moves all 3 axis at once!
Replies: 4
Views: 2779

Re: G28, moves all 3 axis at once!

If I remember correctly, GRBL processes the commands sequentially, so the correct format for the command needs to be: G91 G28 Z0 From the shapeoko wiki it says G91:Coordinates are now relative to the current position, with no consideration for machine origin. G0 X-10 Y5 will move to the position 10...
by BenL
Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: G28, moves all 3 axis at once!
Replies: 4
Views: 2779

G28, moves all 3 axis at once!

Hello everyone, I am currently using fusion 360 to as CAM my shapeoko 3. I use the generic carbide 3d grbl post processing config. I use Universal Gcode Sender to run my Gcode (I don't want to use carbide motion, it has better tool changes but it is always giving me an error and stopping 1/2 through...