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by fasteddy
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: Inlay issue
Replies: 2
Views: 749

Re: Inlay issue

Could be a lot of different things, though I wonder if your v-bit is actually 30 degrees. If it's off a little you'd be overcutting the male and undercutting the female (or vice versa). And since v-carve inlays are so forgiving of tolerance, it makes sense that you'd only see it in the corners. In t...
by fasteddy
Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: calculating setup with different z-axis motor
Replies: 1
Views: 237

Re: calculating setup with different z-axis motor

You don't need 48V for those motors, but they'll be stronger if you do. It's the amperage you need to think about. Your current PSU is probably fine, but 10 amps may be pushing it. Assuming those ratings are correct, you're looking at 10.1 amps. I'd probably substitute for a 12 or 15 amp PSU (and if...
by fasteddy
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Lost Coordinates and how to recover from them
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: Lost Coordinates and how to recover from them

I ran into the same issue over the winter. I was 3 hours into 3d carve when I screwed something up (don't remember exactly, but I paused the program and somehow ended losing my home.) However, after 5 minutes of utter despair, I rehomed the machine and realized that linuxcnc keeps your offsets. I ha...
by fasteddy
Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Walk Of Shame
Replies: 2
Views: 1254

Re: Walk Of Shame

That's an interesting project and turned out pretty well, but I gotta be honest, you should really scale back some of the language on your page. Professionally speaking, it's really not a good idea to slam your former boss like that (especially if you're going to display his name so prominently!). E...
by fasteddy
Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Z Gouging on thick wood
Replies: 3
Views: 305

Re: Z Gouging on thick wood

Are you zeroing your Z using the bed or the top of the work surface?
by fasteddy
Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: project stops half way through
Replies: 5
Views: 558

Re: project stops half way through

Do you have limit switches installed? If so they might be tripping due to mechanical or electrical issues. Otherwise, a loose wire could be your issue. Based on your (admittedly limited) description, my bet is vibration causing a momentary disconnect due to a loose connection somewhere. However, you...
by fasteddy
Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Reindeer Wine Bottle Holder
Replies: 1
Views: 892

Reindeer Wine Bottle Holder

I meant to post this prior to Christmas, but I just didn't get around to it. Oh well, maybe someone can make use of it for next year. Anyway, I'd seen similar designs floating around the interwebs, but I couldn't locate any CAD files to machine it. So this is my attempt at it using half inch stock (...
by fasteddy
Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:17 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Christmas Wreath
Replies: 5
Views: 716

Re: Christmas Wreath

If you follow the link in my first post, the project files are freely available. However, you must have a Vectric software for it to work.
by fasteddy
Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Christmas Wreath
Replies: 5
Views: 716

Christmas Wreath

I finally got around to completing the Christmas Wreath project from Vectric . Pine, 1/4" roughing, 1/8" BN finishing at 7.5% stepover. Total machining time with bit changes approx. 9 hrs for the wreath and 3 hrs for the bow. Then minor sanding (defuzzing in some spots, but at 7.5% stepover there wa...
by fasteddy
Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Cutting bits for PC cases?
Replies: 3
Views: 246

Re: Cutting bits for PC cases?

What material and thickness is your case? Aluminum, sheet metal, acrylic, etc?