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by TonyB
Mon Sep 07, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: SO3 - First wood inlay success - end mill method
Replies: 15
Views: 3330

Re: SO3 - First wood inlay success - end mill method

Awesome work!

You guys are all using vCarve? Isn't that a $700 program?
by TonyB
Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:04 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: One Handed Bottle Opener (3/8 Aluminum 6061)
Replies: 4
Views: 1461

Re: One Handed Bottle Opener (3/8 Aluminum 6061)

Neat! Since this is really a 2D part, I probably would have used CamBam instead of MeshCAM (not that I don't like MeshCAM, I do have a copy of it and use it.) I would create the thumb hole with a pocket operation which would mill out all the material and then run a bolt and washer through it and pr...
by TonyB
Thu Mar 05, 2015 5:59 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: One Handed Bottle Opener (3/8 Aluminum 6061)
Replies: 4
Views: 1461

One Handed Bottle Opener (3/8 Aluminum 6061)

Awhile back I stumbled upon GRABCAD (grabcad.com), which seems to be like Thingiverse for CAD files. I was (and still am) working on a bottle opener design when I found this one: https://grabcad.com/library/one-handed-bottle-opener I was kind of looking for an excuse to buy MeshCAM (http://www.grzso...
by TonyB
Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: Mach3
Topic: Windows 7 64 bit
Replies: 5
Views: 3222

Re: Windows 7 64 bit

I can confirm that 64 bit is the issue and 32 bit will solve the problem. If you look under Device Manager for something like "Mach3 Pulsing Engine", if it's there then Mach3 will run on that setup. In 64 bit I couldn't ever get that "Mach3 Pulsing Engine" "device" running, but on 32 bit (on the sam...
by TonyB
Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:51 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Upgraded to 9mm wide belts
Replies: 52
Views: 16972

Re: Upgraded to 9mm wide belts

When I ordered my pulleys, I had no issues with them. I also didn't have anything come up where I needed to contact them. Sounds like, "Get it right the first time." Is a good solution, lol. I also recalibrated my machine when I put the new belts on. Anytime I do anything to the belts I check calib...
by TonyB
Thu Dec 11, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Upgraded to 9mm wide belts
Replies: 52
Views: 16972

Re: Upgraded to 9mm wide belts

If you had GT2 6mm wide and bought GT2 9mm wide, then the theoretical 2mm tooth spacing should stay the same. That said, if you have a long axis, I suspect that you'll see less belt stretch and if you'd calibrated your machine so as to account for belt stretch ( http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.p...
by TonyB
Thu Dec 11, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Upgraded to 9mm wide belts
Replies: 52
Views: 16972

Re: Upgraded to 9mm wide belts

As I was installing these belts last night, I started to wonder... do you have to retune the motors when switching to these belts? Or are all the dimensions the exact same (except width of the belt)?
by TonyB
Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Upgraded to 9mm wide belts
Replies: 52
Views: 16972

Re: Upgraded to 9mm wide belts

Have you checked with whoever is living at your old address now? Maybe it ended up there again? I had a forwarding address with the apartment office; though I'm not sure whether they would ship the package back (like they would if I was still living there) or forward it on. I found SDP/SI sales and...
by TonyB
Thu Dec 04, 2014 5:23 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Upgraded to 9mm wide belts
Replies: 52
Views: 16972

Re: Upgraded to 9mm wide belts

Just a heads up for others, I ordered from this site: http://www.sdp-si.com/eStore/Catalog/PartNumber/A%206A51-020DF0908 I shipped it to my apartment address, thinking I would get it before I moved out. Turns out, it came to my apartment after I had moved, so it was sent back to the company (sdp-spi...
by TonyB
Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Longboards
Replies: 0
Views: 1303

Longboards

After seeing this post: http://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=4053[/url] I decided I'd make a longboard. Specs: 1/8 in.[sp]four flute endmill. 1/2 in.[sp]Baltic Birch plywood. Step down of 0.125 in. Feed of 35 in./min. Plunge of 20 in./min. Since I'm using Mach3, I adjusted my speed per...