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by RaymondOverman
Tue Mar 17, 2015 3:48 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Shapeoko 2L
Replies: 19
Views: 2364

Re: Shapeoko 2L

If we assume the gcode file includes the A axis information can the arduino/grbl configuration handle trading X or Y for A? Or do I need a different controller? Or am I thinking about this the wrong way? Would the Y information translate into rotary axis information given the right ratio between the...
by RaymondOverman
Tue Mar 17, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Shapeoko 2L
Replies: 19
Views: 2364

Shapeoko 2L

Has anyone used the Shapeoko platform as a starting point for a CNC lathe? I would like to build one using Shapeoko type components with an X, Z and A axis. X would be the length of the lathe, Z would step toward the material and A would be the rotary axis. I'd like to use the arduino/grbl for the c...
by RaymondOverman
Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: No, thank you! Will not buy Shapeoko
Replies: 28
Views: 5273

Re: No, thank you! Will not buy Shapeoko

It sounds like you have your business plan written and can get the funding to start your custom CNC parts distribution website rolling. Since it's an open source technology, there isn't anything stopping you from sourcing and providing the parts with your parameters. That's the power of capitalism, ...
by RaymondOverman
Fri Sep 26, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Anyone actually cnc'd a guitar with the Shapeoko2?
Replies: 17
Views: 8323

Re: Anyone actually cnc'd a guitar with the Shapeoko2?

I'm actually working on a fixture to do a radiused fretboard as multiple tiled cuts for use on my stock S2. The problem is of course the accuracy of the frets once you reposition the stock for the second pass. I'm working off of a witness mark included in the g-code to let me line things up properly...
by RaymondOverman
Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: I made a mistake by buying GRBL-based hardware.
Replies: 24
Views: 2917

Re: I made a mistake by buying GRBL-based hardware.

There's a For Sale forum. I'm sure someone would be happy to relieve you of your burden so you can move on to greener pastures.
by RaymondOverman
Thu Sep 11, 2014 3:01 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: I was walking along the other day...
Replies: 2
Views: 520

I was walking along the other day...

and almost tripped over this box of cutting boards. They have corners cut out of them (With a bandsaw, barbarians!) and some are odd shaped so my wife doesn't want us using them to slice and dice veggies and fruit. What should I do with them? ;)
by RaymondOverman
Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: The Solo Wallet
Replies: 2
Views: 1169

The Solo Wallet

My chocolate lab decided to eat my wallet over the weekend. I like the front pocket style so looked around to see if the CNC/3D printing world had a spin on them. In the end, I came up with this thing.

I've got a little more thinking to do around the design but overall I'm happy with it right now.
by RaymondOverman
Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:54 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Cigar Box Guitar
Replies: 1
Views: 1166

Cigar Box Guitar

I've been building cigar box guitars for a couple of years now and had an idea for a Dia De Los Muertos themed CBG. I did some engraving in the top, and some profile cuts for the f holes and the hole for the resonator. I then worked on the fret board with the fret layout and some inlays for the fret...
by RaymondOverman
Fri Jun 20, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: Re-working the Shapeoko 2
Replies: 10
Views: 2335

Re: Re-working the Shapeoko 2

I picked up a DW660 today so I can have my Foredom carver back for actual carving. Now I just have to tear the brand new tool apart and make the adjustments I've read about in other posts. I almost laughed out loud when the guy at the register told me I needed to keep the receipt in case I wanted to...
by RaymondOverman
Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:23 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: What is a good inexpensive "test" material for milling?
Replies: 28
Views: 2751

Re: What is a good inexpensive "test" material for milling?

I use a lot of maple fall off from a cabinet shop. Luckily for me I'm able to source it right now for free but I don't think it would be extremely expensive even if you had to pay for it. Just find the right person to talk to.