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by jland
Tue Feb 24, 2015 5:23 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Fusion360 gcode: Stange Plunging on Contour Cut
Replies: 3
Views: 742

Re: Fusion360 gcode: Stange Plunging on Contour Cut

The Z values at the beginning of your code look ok, although the code itself is a bit odd... the first CCW arc is composed of short line segments, the second CW arc is alternating short lines and arcs. In terms of your plunging problem, I would check first that your Z motor parameters are correct, t...
by jland
Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:59 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Interactive Control of Shapeoko 2
Replies: 3
Views: 424

Re: Interactive Control of Shapeoko 2

Cool... I was also thinking of doing something like this for scanning 4x5 up to 8x10 film. One thing to be aware of is that the stepper motors vibrate a little when energized and holding, so it would be good to be able to de-energize them at the start of your vibration damping period. You could prob...
by jland
Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:02 am
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Calibration / accuracy
Replies: 6
Views: 1698

Re: Calibration / accuracy

Why no finishing cut and different op type on the bottom piece? Maybe the lack of finishing cut is causing more deflection in the end mill, with your contour coming out slightly oversize compared to the top.

Nice work!
by jland
Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:25 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Limit Switch Mounting for X and Y
Replies: 0
Views: 1200

Limit Switch Mounting for X and Y

Just wanted to share how I mounted the X and Y limit switches on my SO2... I made these mounts so that I could use the extrusion slot to fasten and position the switches where I wanted, and set them up so that they trip a few millimeters before the V wheel hits the belt anchor. I went with this conf...
by jland
Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:18 pm
Forum: tinyG
Topic: tgFX and working envelope
Replies: 4
Views: 1157

Re: tgFX and working envelope

Yes, it's on the axis setup tabs. On the edge version I'm using the setting didn't seem to stick at first... If so, try disconnecting and reconnecting to the tiny g board
by jland
Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:09 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Cutter flute lenght for Aluminum
Replies: 12
Views: 2046

Re: Cutter flute lenght for Aluminum

Being ground from the shank, the cutting edges are a little smaller in diameter than the shank size, so you can get some rubbing. You could make an extra pass on the top 1/8 to create some relief.
by jland
Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:31 am
Forum: Assembly
Topic: How to get an SO2 square?
Replies: 6
Views: 1732

Re: How to get an SO2 square?

I had a similar experience to you with the X rails. Some of the end cuts appear to not be totally flat, as well as the rails varying slightly in length - like everything else, there are tolerances in the cutting process. My X rails are bolted together for additional stiffness which turned out to be ...
by jland
Sat Feb 15, 2014 4:05 am
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Brass Standoff Doesn't Fit
Replies: 4
Views: 753

Re: Brass Standoff Doesn't Fit

I'm not using the kit motors, but I found the standoff threads to be too tight to even start in my motors. I ran a die over the threads which fixed that issue, although the threads still bottom out in the motor.
by jland
Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:01 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: tips for tapping the MakerSlide
Replies: 27
Views: 4506

Re: tips for tapping the MakerSlide

There are three separate types of taps in the machining world. Or, rather, three with straight flutes, and lots more specialized ones. * tapered tap * plug tap * bottom tap Most of your hardware store taps are tapered just like @ing showed. They have about 7 threads in the taper part before they ge...
by jland
Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: When is batch 2 shipping?
Replies: 26
Views: 3077

Re: When is batch 2 shipping?

Huh... I ordered the mechanical kit on 11/15/2013 and nothing... Did you get an initial order confirmation? Do all the usual stuff (check spam folder....) and then if need be, contact Inventables customer service. Yes, I emailed last Friday and the response was that they were getting the list of or...