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by sectorix
Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Should I?
Replies: 28
Views: 2783

Re: Should I?

Nothing scares me like a lathe. And that's from a guy that lost a part of his finger to a router.

Too many pictures of accidents online :S
by sectorix
Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:11 am
Forum: Mach3
Topic: Change tool & tool length compensation
Replies: 8
Views: 9169

Re: Change tool & tool length compensation

Someone should really do a video on a tool change with a grblShield
cant find anything that I can relate to
by sectorix
Mon Aug 11, 2014 1:29 am
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: Sectorix's custom build
Replies: 12
Views: 4058

Re: Sectorix's custom build

Limit switches and rewiring day. Today was way longer than I expected it to be, but I am pleased with the end result. I used the simple limit switches most of us use, obtained from eBay for cheap. I then mounted them on Z first, then X and Y, and aggregated the wires as I went all the way to the wir...
by sectorix
Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:06 am
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: Sectorix's custom build
Replies: 12
Views: 4058

Re: Sectorix's custom build

Alright, so this weekend starts with getting things custom. 1. a control box 2. mounts for my Makita + a dust shoe 3. limit switches 4. fine tuning everything Lets start with #1 and #2. First thing I did was to make the mount for the Makita based on Targus's design, but added my own design for the d...
by sectorix
Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:53 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Mid job tool replacement workflow
Replies: 10
Views: 2613

Re: Mid job tool replacement workflow

I am interested in the pause resume thing.

1. how can you zero your Z in a case of pause/resume ?
2. is it supported by grbl and any of the gcode senders ?
by sectorix
Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Mid job tool replacement workflow
Replies: 10
Views: 2613

Re: Mid job tool replacement workflow

I am assuming that tools like CamBam and MasterCam create a single gcode plan file for the project. I assume so because Mach3 (which i cant use with Arduino) has macros titled "M6" to allow tool changing mid job, the machine will actually stop and go home for tool replacement, then continue after re...
by sectorix
Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: machining time calculation
Replies: 3
Views: 777

Re: machining time calculation

WillAdams wrote:Some of the simulators will calculate this (ISTR OpenSCAM having this feature), and some of the comm/control programs will give one a rough estimate.
could not find this feature in OpenSCAM, what am I missing ?
by sectorix
Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:28 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: machining time calculation
Replies: 3
Views: 777

machining time calculation

Hi,

Is there any validated tool that can read your grbl config and your gcode and estimate how long will a job take to run?

this is very interesting to me, since some jobs take hours and you dont want to lock yourself in your garage for 6-7 hours if you dont know its coming


Barry.
by sectorix
Mon Aug 04, 2014 12:48 am
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: Sectorix's custom build
Replies: 12
Views: 4058

Sectorix's custom build

Hi, This thread will document my build and changes in it as I progress. The main goal for me building a CNC is to be able to build guitar parts, Inlays, etc. Therefor I opted for a Makita router and a fairly large build (680 x 1000) after a discussion in this forum. While I will start out with the m...
by sectorix
Sun Aug 03, 2014 4:48 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Limit Switch Wiring?
Replies: 102
Views: 56406

Re: Limit Switch Wiring?

I have a couple of questions as I am about to wire limit switches myself.

1. what version of GRBL supports them?
2. given that the grblShield goes into the pins that are marked to wire the limit switches, where do I solder the wires to? explanation + pictures would be amazing!

Thanks!

Barry.