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by CastIrony
Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:15 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Post Processor help!
Replies: 8
Views: 2987

Re: Post Processor help!

There should be Grbl postprocessors in the list that work with the Shapeoko. Inches or mm shouldn't matter, since it includes the relevant unit code in the output.

If your cuts are too deep, it's possible you need to recalibrate Grbl's z axis settings.
by CastIrony
Thu Nov 03, 2016 6:45 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Inkscape scaling issue w/ Carbide Create
Replies: 2
Views: 594

Re: Inkscape scaling issue w/ Carbide Create

This is that 72/90 points per inch thing, isn't it.
by CastIrony
Tue Nov 01, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Suckit Dust Boot for Shapeoko 3
Replies: 0
Views: 848

Suckit Dust Boot for Shapeoko 3

The Kickstarter campaign for the Shapeoko 3 version of the Suckit Dust Boot is finally live! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXwMallF2uA I'm not involved with the project, but I did just back it. A lot of people had good things to say about the Shapeoko 2/Xcarve version, and I really like the idea o...
by CastIrony
Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:16 am
Forum: GRBL
Topic: Carbide 3D blog on Grbl 1.1
Replies: 4
Views: 1975

Re: Carbide 3D blog on Grbl 1.1

Woah, what happened to 1.0? :D
by CastIrony
Tue Oct 11, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Best Zero'ing Method for MeshCAM and 2 Sided Machining
Replies: 10
Views: 2000

Re: Best Zero'ing Method for MeshCAM and 2 Sided Machining

I think it's best to zero along the centerline when doing such flipping. I've always been faintly surprised that the default for this isn't a paired jig w/ V-shaped inset at top, and a hole drilled just above the tip of the V (to verify the placement of the endmill along the centerline), and a matc...
by CastIrony
Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: GRBL
Topic: reprogram UGS's "return to zero" button
Replies: 1
Views: 669

Re: reprogram UGS's "return to zero" button

I took a look at the code, and the relevant lines were in Universal-G-Code-Sender/ugs-core/src/com/willwinder/universalgcodesender/GrblUtils.java: static protected ArrayList<String> getReturnToHomeCommands(final double version, final Character letter) { ArrayList<String> commands = new ArrayList<>()...
by CastIrony
Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: Easy way to tension the Z belt
Replies: 9
Views: 4041

Re: Easy way to tension the Z belt

Some reason my belt was already tight with the stepper in the lowest position. I had to loosen the two 15mm spacers to gain enough slack to get the belt over the top pulley. Once everything was routed correctly, I tightened those two spacers which tensioned the belt without having to raise the step...
by CastIrony
Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: S03 Fire
Replies: 12
Views: 2469

Re: S03 Fire

It's actually kind of nice to see just how much time there was between when things first went wrong, to when the smoke started, to when the actual fire started. If the operator had been present they could have easily cut the power the second the clamp failed and only been out a piece of wood.
by CastIrony
Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:19 am
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: Assembly Instructions Needed: 2016 New Z-Axis
Replies: 3
Views: 932

Re: Assembly Instructions Needed: 2016 New Z-Axis

Have you read this? It's pretty much all there is.
by CastIrony
Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:25 am
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: Australian DPW611?
Replies: 16
Views: 5606

Re: Australian DPW611?

I don't know about the mounting, but Elaire sells a 1/8" collet for Makita routers. Check if your model number is on there.