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by philIam
Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:23 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Can you connect quiet spindle right to power source?
Replies: 2
Views: 583

Can you connect quiet spindle right to power source?

Do I have to have the speed controller?
by philIam
Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:34 am
Forum: MakerCAM
Topic: Spindle lifts up and doesn't cut through... shpko leveled
Replies: 2
Views: 648

Re: Spindle lifts up and doesn't cut through... shpko levele

So my solution for now is to make ridiculously (deep) cuts i.e. .125" target depth I changed to .155" target depth with a stepdown of .22.

Anyone have a better solution to this?
by philIam
Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:26 am
Forum: MakerCAM
Topic: Spindle lifts up and doesn't cut through... shpko leveled
Replies: 2
Views: 648

Spindle lifts up and doesn't cut through... shpko leveled

Hi, I'm cutting an 11" long template out and the first half of the holes it cuts all the way through. But half way through the length of the cut it looks like the shapeoko starts lifting up and produces the attached picture result. Here is what I have tested: 1. Shapeoko is leveled 2. I believe I ha...
by philIam
Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:15 am
Forum: MakerCAM
Topic: Inkscape to makercam sizes differ
Replies: 11
Views: 2214

Re: Inkscape to makercam sizes differ

Ok thank you.
by philIam
Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:19 am
Forum: MakerCAM
Topic: Inkscape to makercam sizes differ
Replies: 11
Views: 2214

Re: Inkscape to makercam sizes differ

Sorry in the build tutorial FIRST JOB it says the depth is -0.03125 and our step down is .3125 why is that?
by philIam
Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:17 am
Forum: MakerCAM
Topic: Inkscape to makercam sizes differ
Replies: 11
Views: 2214

Re: Inkscape to makercam sizes differ

Ok.

Does the step-down have something to do with this? Im a bit confused, thats the amount it drills for each step. Then why if we want to drill .125 (like in the build tutorial) does it say .3125, thats far more than .125"
by philIam
Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:16 pm
Forum: MakerCAM
Topic: Inkscape to makercam sizes differ
Replies: 11
Views: 2214

Re: Inkscape to makercam sizes differ

Ah I see DPI must match inkscapes in makercam. Maybe this could be the problem for skipping holes as well!
by philIam
Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: MakerCAM
Topic: Inkscape to makercam sizes differ
Replies: 11
Views: 2214

Re: Inkscape to makercam sizes differ

My dpi seems to have already been set to 90.

I didn't find anything under the Edit tab but found the attached photo by going to inkscape preferences.
by philIam
Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:34 pm
Forum: MakerCAM
Topic: Inkscape to makercam sizes differ
Replies: 11
Views: 2214

Re: Inkscape to makercam sizes differ

Oh I see. Ok thank you.

Not sure if this is the right space but my machine seems to be missing a drill hole. Would this be a maker cam thing or a current thing? It just decides on to do one of the drill holes. Please see attached!

It misses drill # 2 consistently. hmmm


Thanks!!!!
by philIam
Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:06 pm
Forum: MakerCAM
Topic: Inkscape to makercam sizes differ
Replies: 11
Views: 2214

Re: Inkscape to makercam sizes differ

From quick experimentation it appears that my .5" inkscape has turned into .625 " during the export from inkscape and import into makercam. It appears to be adding some sort of ratio or percentage onto it as .125" isn't being added exactly to each but each are getting about the same proportion bigger.