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by northbear
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: toolpath setting idea in Carbide Cut
Replies: 5
Views: 90

Re: toolpath setting idea in Carbide Cut

Quick note to say I tried setting z-zero at the waste board and defining zero at the bottom of the stock in job setup in Carbide Create and it seemed to work great. Only did a quick test but thought I would report back
by northbear
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: toolpath setting idea in Carbide Cut
Replies: 5
Views: 90

Re: toolpath setting idea in Carbide Cut

Can the same effect be done by setting z-zero at your waste board and defining zero at the bottom of the stock in job setup in Carbide Create?
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by northbear
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: ShapeOko inspired CNC by Northbear
Replies: 19
Views: 9714

Re: ShapeOko inspired CNC by Northbear

Jon,
Drill press is nothing special but gets the job done. It is just a cheap harbor freight bench drill press. This is the model: https://www.harborfreight.com/8-in-5-sp ... 60238.html
by northbear
Sat May 26, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: ShapeOko inspired CNC by Northbear
Replies: 19
Views: 9714

Re: ShapeOko inspired CNC by Northbear

Couple pictures of the touchoff plate, linuxCNC button (upper right hand corner), as well as a picture of my grounding wire on the inside of the tube. Have had trouble with static in the past so wanted to try to prevent static buildup.
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by northbear
Sat May 26, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: ShapeOko inspired CNC by Northbear
Replies: 19
Views: 9714

Re: ShapeOko inspired CNC by Northbear

Been a while since I have posted, but recently I made a few updates to my CNC. First update was to my dust shoe. My first dust shoe was never really designed to be permanent and was showing it's age (aka falling apart!). I have also always liked the idea of fixed z height dust boot so I designed one...
by northbear
Thu May 03, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Struggling with coordinate system on bCNC
Replies: 2
Views: 460

Re: Struggling with coordinate system on bCNC

My understanding was upper left was zero on many industrial CNC machines as that is the typical location of the hard stop for work holding. (clamps push the part up and to the left).

That being said I set my machine zero as lower left 'cause it makes the most sense in my head.
by northbear
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: A few questions from a new starter
Replies: 4
Views: 567

Re: A few questions from a new starter

Seeing that you are in the UK you could take a look here for v-wheels: https://amberspyglass.co.uk/store/v-wheel.html Unfortunately it looks like the store is closed until April 15th. Otherwise inventables sells them https://www.inventables.com/technologies/dual-bearing-v-wheel-kit Openbuilds also s...
by northbear
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: tinyG
Topic: Coming back to shapeoko 2 and tinyg - questions on software
Replies: 5
Views: 478

Re: Coming back to shapeoko 2 and tinyg - questions on softw

Glad I saw this thread. I missed the announcement that Carbide Create is now free! I will have to give it a look. Thanks!
by northbear
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Is there a Shapeoko 4 in the works?
Replies: 13
Views: 6126

Re: Is there a Shapeoko 4 in the works?

A good company with continue to improve its product so I imagine there will eventually be a ShapeOkO 4. That being said I hope they also "go back to their roots" and look at producing a low cost CNC as well. They have made the ShapeOkO better with each revision but have also increased the cost as we...
by northbear
Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: twforeman's Shapeoko 3 #0004 Upgrades - Long
Replies: 65
Views: 16446

Re: twforeman's Shapeoko 3 #0004 Upgrades - Long

twforeman wrote:I'm a bad Shapeoko owner, I don't use my machine nearly as much as I should.
I think you should start a club so I can join :mrgreen:

Other projects / responsibilities / hobbies / life keep me from this hobby more than I would like!