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by tbfleming
Mon Sep 08, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Quick change spindle option?
Replies: 12
Views: 1797

Re: Quick change spindle option?

Woodworker wrote:A press fit is not really a do it yourself operation.
Do you mean machining accuracy or the actual process of pressing it in? If the latter, would a cheap arbor press work?
by tbfleming
Sat Sep 06, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: New in-browser CAM: jscut
Replies: 49
Views: 10136

Re: New in-browser CAM: jscut

Tab support is now done! Bonus feature: this works with all operations including pocket.
by tbfleming
Fri Sep 05, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: Kirigami Shapeoko
Replies: 20
Views: 11035

Re: Kirigami Shapeoko

WillAdams wrote:Have you considered doing a driveshaft instead?
It didn't occur to me; maybe I'll give it some thought. I'll probably try dual drivers first since I have some spares and I don't feel like redesigning the protective coverings.
by tbfleming
Fri Sep 05, 2014 6:11 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: Kirigami Shapeoko
Replies: 20
Views: 11035

Re: Kirigami Shapeoko

chamnit wrote:Have you been able to check whether or not you have lost any steps after these high-speed machining drills? I'm very curious.
I'm sometimes loosing steps on y; I still need to get around to switching from a single y driver to a pair.
by tbfleming
Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: New in-browser CAM: jscut
Replies: 49
Views: 10136

Languages, tab support, and v cutters

tl;dr: There are headaches ahead for Safari and for grblweb. I hit a dead end with the existing JavaScript polynomial libraries. jsClipper is the reigning champ; it does what it's designed to do exceptionally well. However, its support for open paths is lackluster and it doesn't do what it isn't des...
by tbfleming
Thu Aug 28, 2014 2:20 am
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: Kirigami Shapeoko
Replies: 20
Views: 11035

Re: Kirigami Shapeoko

Pocketing a circle:

by tbfleming
Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:58 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: Kirigami Shapeoko
Replies: 20
Views: 11035

Re: Kirigami Shapeoko

I replaced the Dremel clone with a DWP611.
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The router handles what the Shapeoko can dish out quite nicely; this video is not sped up:
by tbfleming
Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: Kirigami Shapeoko
Replies: 20
Views: 11035

Re: Kirigami Shapeoko

Poor Dremel clone now wildly varies its speed with no load. I think I'll upgrade to a router.
by tbfleming
Sat Aug 23, 2014 8:28 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: Kirigami Shapeoko
Replies: 20
Views: 11035

Re: Kirigami Shapeoko

Types of failures I'd expect while test cutting for speed-and-feed trials from my experience with other machines: Missed steps (check) Broken bits (not yet) Running cutter into clamps (not yet) Bits running hot (not yet) Running machine hard into X/Y limits (check) Types of failure I wouldn't expect...
by tbfleming
Sat Aug 23, 2014 7:05 pm
Forum: GRBL
Topic: GRBL 0.9 - some issues
Replies: 11
Views: 1646

Re: GRBL 0.9 - some issues

I have these same issues. I never tried with 0.8 so I assumed it was just a UGS bug.