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by SmokyRick
Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:57 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Construction Ideas
Replies: 3
Views: 1275

Construction Ideas

Has anyone thought of using this combination of things to make a ShapeOko- like machine? This just really captures my imagination. Start with this type of linear shafting rail. LinearShaftingRail.jpg Add round gear racks. RoundGearRack.jpg And use open style pillow blocks for attaching the rest. Ope...
by SmokyRick
Sat Aug 29, 2015 10:30 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: AutoDesk Inventor resources
Replies: 1
Views: 359

Re: AutoDesk Inventor resources

This appears to be strictly an add-in for Inventor and Autodesk products (which are high priced, good quality Cad/Cam systems.)
by SmokyRick
Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: SO3 Z axis Upgrade discussion
Replies: 22
Views: 1638

Re: SO3 Z axis Upgrade discussion

Personally, I don't care for the idea that it will fall down if not supported. Seems to drop the ball when thinking about the KISS principle. Don't have any better ideas at this time though. Will certainly speak up if I come up with something.
by SmokyRick
Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1.2mm Slot bits
Replies: 9
Views: 1083

Re: 1.2mm Slot bits

Honestly, no. I have been having some heart trouble and haven't started this up for over 2 months. Not serious troubles, but time consuming with all the doctor visits, etc. Also it is summer here and I have no extra time for working inside. The farm needs more of my time and so do the grandkids.
by SmokyRick
Fri Jul 17, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1.2mm Slot bits
Replies: 9
Views: 1083

Re: 1.2mm Slot bits

Do you have any pictures or descriptions? Probably would sell more if we knew what you are trying to sell.
by SmokyRick
Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:03 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Ultimaker Cura for CNC milling
Replies: 8
Views: 9786

Re: Ultimaker Cura for CNC milling

Yes that appears to be so. I only created things directly in Fusion360. As an old Autodesk user, I couldn't find anything that would deal with a *.stl file, so I never did any in that way.
by SmokyRick
Sun Jul 12, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Ultimaker Cura for CNC milling
Replies: 8
Views: 9786

Re: Ultimaker Cura for CNC milling

If you are just a hobbyist, (not making lots of money from this) Fusion 360 is free. I actually called their help desk and got this confirmed. They also say it on their website. Quite a nice program and similar to the Autodesk Inventor I use daily at work.
by SmokyRick
Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:01 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: 3D relief carving
Replies: 11
Views: 5647

Re: 3D relief carving

Now that is really cool !!
by SmokyRick
Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: Other - (etchers, drag knifes, lasers)
Topic: 3D Laser Diode Engraving with PicEngrave Pro 5
Replies: 10
Views: 4227

Re: 3D Laser Diode Engraving with PicEngrave Pro 5

That is some beautiful work. Very nice. I would have thought that the wood would all be black on the surface from the laser.
by SmokyRick
Mon May 18, 2015 10:55 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Considering adding a build log
Replies: 10
Views: 936

Re: Considering adding a build log

That would be really cool. I am interested in this. What program do you use to generate the drawing for the gears themselves? That is what I am really having a hard time finding. I am using Fusion 360, so could probably import almost anything from a current cad system.
Thanks, Smoky Rick