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by seigenblues
Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:37 am
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: best rigidity mods for SO2?
Replies: 37
Views: 9049

Re: best rigidity mods for SO2?

ok, i'll try some of those! I have just PLA 3d printed mounts, they could be flexing...

how about bringing the spindle closer to the x-axis with a tweaked z-axis mount? (for a dw660)
by seigenblues
Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:05 am
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: best rigidity mods for SO2?
Replies: 37
Views: 9049

best rigidity mods for SO2?

Hey all, just ran my generally stock so2 on some aluminium this past weekend and my squares weren't very square, etc.

i'm curious what some of the best mods are for increasing stiffness. what gets the most bang for the buck?
by seigenblues
Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:54 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Narrow Belt Clip
Replies: 12
Views: 5938

Re: Narrow Belt Clip

I cleaned up the svg a bit, joining the curved arcs with the line segments. it was giving a couple different cam software trouble (jscut, easel, and meshcam from the dxf export) the cut went fine except the bit broke on the last pass of the profile cut. i was using an uncoated 1/16" bit and will try...
by seigenblues
Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:15 am
Forum: Assembly
Topic: A small problem with small holes.
Replies: 10
Views: 2411

Re: A small problem with small holes.

So, if the g-code dimensions are known correct, i'd go back and check the machine. Have you tried cutting it in something very, very soft, like foamcore or wax? Esp. if there are some loose v-wheels or the eccentric nuts aren't right, you can get a surprisingly large flex just pushing on the tool.
by seigenblues
Tue Jun 24, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Linux vs OSX to TinyG
Replies: 8
Views: 9698

Re: Linux vs OSX to TinyG

I had great results using Chilipeppr to send a job of moderate complexity to TinyG. It worked great. Really like the ability to send pause/resume commands. In getting it going, i had to install the go language on my mac to set up a JSON . I use homebrew to manage my packages, so it was as easy as $ ...
by seigenblues
Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:50 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Linux vs OSX to TinyG
Replies: 8
Views: 9698

Re: Linux vs OSX to TinyG

i had zero confidence in tgfx after some of their UI bugs. It looks like the devs are switching to working on Chilipeppr, which looks great:

http://chilipeppr.com/tinyg

will give it a go tonight.
by seigenblues
Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Linux vs OSX to TinyG
Replies: 8
Views: 9698

Re: Linux vs OSX to TinyG

I had some bad luck using the universal g-code sender with tinyG -- after jogging the machine a bit with the +/- xy buttons, it would lock up and have to be reset. Still looking for a better solution.
by seigenblues
Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Narrow Belt Clip
Replies: 12
Views: 5938

Re: Narrow Belt Clip

nice! Thanks for this, will cut some when i get home.

Out of curiosity -- and because i broke a 1/16" end mill yesterday on 6061 -- what were your speeds & feeds like?

Still trying to figure out how to not get that little "ting!" of failure...
by seigenblues
Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: DND Themed Board Game Meeples
Replies: 4
Views: 1226

Re: DND Themed Board Game Meeples

wow, nice! where'd you get a 1mm endmill to fit a dw660 collet?
by seigenblues
Fri Jun 06, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Z axis skipping/going too deep.
Replies: 5
Views: 1765

Re: Z axis skipping/going too deep.

If it happens at the same spot repeatedly, i suspect the g-code. What did you use for your CAM toolchain?
I know makercam can create individual gcode lines that are too long for GRBL's buffer. (e.g., it specifies the position with waaaaay too many digits)