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by dataway
Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:57 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Appreciation Plaque
Replies: 6
Views: 1678

Re: Appreciation Plaque

Thanks aarvidsson, I would say homing is a must when doing 2.5D milling as you require at least two bit changes. I was thinking of going to optical switches as they may be a bit more accurate but to date I have not had a problem with accuracy and my mechanical switches so I have put off the change.
by dataway
Sun Apr 06, 2014 1:31 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Appreciation Plaque
Replies: 6
Views: 1678

Re: Appreciation Plaque

Yes I have a single mechanical switch on each axis which are configured as homing only in GRBL.
by dataway
Sun Apr 06, 2014 12:55 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Appreciation Plaque
Replies: 6
Views: 1678

Re: Appreciation Plaque

I use Vectric Aspire to do all my modeling as well as defining my tool paths.

1/8" end mill to do my roughing pass
1/8" Ball nose for the finishing pass
90deg Vbit for all of the text and logos
1/8" end mill for the profile pass to cut out the plaque.

Used Airbrush to lay in all the color...
by dataway
Sat Apr 05, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Appreciation Plaque
Replies: 6
Views: 1678

Appreciation Plaque

Wanted to share my latest project I was asked to do for a great Organization called Habitat for Humanity in my area. I have been volunteering with Habitat for over 7 years now and have loved every minute of it. The reason for this was in the latest board meeting they were talking about sending lette...
by dataway
Sat Apr 05, 2014 2:57 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: A source of hardwood for projects
Replies: 8
Views: 1441

Re: A source of hardwood for projects

@gadgetman - I took your advice and sent lunch for the whole crew today ...
by dataway
Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: A source of hardwood for projects
Replies: 8
Views: 1441

A source of hardwood for projects

I just wanted to share an experience I had that may help others. I have been creating some award plaques for a couple of organizations where I volunteer my time in my community and I have been looking for sources of hardwood to make said plaques from instead of Pine. I went to the local hardware sto...
by dataway
Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: GRBL
Topic: Clarification of the buttons in UGS
Replies: 8
Views: 1359

Re: Clarification of the buttons in UGS

Limit switches are the way to go to get the homing in place then you just issue a $H to the GRBL shield after making a tool change and you are good to go. This is the thread I used which had a good wiring diagram for mechanical limit/homing switches. http://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t...
by dataway
Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Gear Coaster
Replies: 3
Views: 3169

Re: Gear Coaster

Very cool project, great Job.....I think they need to put a Disclaimer on each Shapeoko.. "CNC Can be Addicting..." :D
by dataway
Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Mother's Day Sign
Replies: 18
Views: 5031

Re: Mother's Day Sign

@awesomename - I don't mind posting the 3D file but Vectric only allows me to export to .EPS , .DXF or .AI will any of those work for you ?
by dataway
Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Mother's Day Sign
Replies: 18
Views: 5031

Re: Mother's Day Sign

@hoggy38 - This is my second 2.5D sign that I have created so am very new to CNC, so I have to give the credit to Vectric Aspire software which makes the workflow very easy. I have also created 5 Vcarve signs, one you can see in the project area, for friends as gifts and just got my first paying job...