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by dave_the_nerd
Tue Dec 08, 2015 1:18 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Daughters First Project
Replies: 9
Views: 1768

Re: Daughters First Project

Nice!
by dave_the_nerd
Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:05 am
Forum: MakerCAM
Topic: The "h" in THE is giving me H*** !!
Replies: 13
Views: 4260

Re: The "h" in THE is giving me H*** !!

KRG wrote:You are absolutely right Heath, I don't understand (I have been a Mac user for 35 years. I bought this dang PC just for learning CNC and using my Shapeoko)).
Really? I just run mine off my Macbook. :P
by dave_the_nerd
Mon Nov 16, 2015 5:21 am
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: Finished my Shapeoko 3 build..but now what???
Replies: 12
Views: 2600

Re: Finished my Shapeoko 3 build..but now what???

Carbide Motion, probably yeah - look on the wiki under "tool chains". You could use any number of different GCode senders, though.

The Shapeoko 2 "Hello World" gcode file should work on the 3, at least - if you want to test that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCGXrnqsoVA
by dave_the_nerd
Sun Nov 15, 2015 1:55 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Is there such a thing as a Filligre generator?
Replies: 3
Views: 610

Is there such a thing as a Filligre generator?

Hi.

If I wanted to, say, engrave a floral pattern on something - is there a particular software package that will auto-generate something like that, or do I have to have, like, actual... artistic talent? :oops:
by dave_the_nerd
Sun Nov 15, 2015 1:27 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Wooden Mason Jar
Replies: 13
Views: 2893

Re: Wooden Mason Jar

...woah.
by dave_the_nerd
Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:30 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Pour-over coffee stands
Replies: 7
Views: 1903

Re: Pour-over coffee stands

Did you make the screw threads on a lathe or did you use the Shapeoko somehow? Taps and dies specifically for wood threading. I cut out the nuts on the shapeoko (inner and outer circle) and ran the tap through twice to make the sure the nuts would be a bit loose. (To leave room for finish.) Only ha...
by dave_the_nerd
Sun Nov 08, 2015 1:33 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Pour-over coffee stands
Replies: 7
Views: 1903

Pour-over coffee stands

A couple of these are going out for gifts this year. (Pretty sure they don't hang out here, so I doubt it'll ruin the surprise.) IMG_1520.jpg Used the SO2 to cut the slots for the inlay strips, cut out the inlay strips (1/8" thick maple), hollow out the bottom side of the base for the metal, and mak...
by dave_the_nerd
Sat Nov 07, 2015 9:52 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What else is needed after your initial purchase?
Replies: 6
Views: 2850

Re: What else is needed after your initial purchase?

The biggest money-sink for me was bits, probably. And you definitely don't want to go cheap if you're working with metal. (You'll also burn through them faster than us wood-types.) That said, mostly it comes down to an 1/8" straight, a 1/4" straight, a couple of v-bits, and a spare or two for when t...
by dave_the_nerd
Sat Nov 07, 2015 9:49 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: 3inch scraps...
Replies: 5
Views: 1119

Re: 3inch scraps...

Nice.

If I had much more scrap, I'd be able to build a box to keep all my scrap in.