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by madhatter
Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Collet and Locknut Holder
Replies: 0
Views: 734

Collet and Locknut Holder

I was tired of keeping the collet and lock nut assemblies in their original cardboard boxes because after two years, the boxes were getting pretty beat up, so I designed and printed one.

It's on Thingiverse if you have a printer and are interested in it.
by madhatter
Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: Drag Chain Brackets
Replies: 2
Views: 687

Re: Drag Chain Brackets

Here are the drag chain brackets I made for my SO3. I am not using the drag chain from C3D but from the Inventables website. Also, the controller is in a different location on the SO3 XXL. Basically, here's what I got... Good luck. ;-)
by madhatter
Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Bearings wearing out
Replies: 2
Views: 909

Re: Bearings wearing out

Interesting. I have 347 hours on my SO3 according to my SuperPID, and I mostly cut harder woods (padauk, chechen, katalox, wenge, purpleheart, sapele, cherry and a bit of bamboo - I know bamboo is not a wood but I thought I'd include it anyway), but I tend to run more conservative feeds and speeds l...
by madhatter
Tue May 23, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: How to prevent corrosion on tools?
Replies: 13
Views: 3221

Re: How to prevent corrosion on tools?

If your tools are in a toolbox or other small enclosed volume, check out VCIs (Vapor Corrosion Inhibitors). They work very well when used properly.
by madhatter
Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Carbide Motion: Adjust Velocity on the fly
Replies: 4
Views: 1175

Re: Carbide Motion: Adjust Velocity on the fly

I am not an expert with G-Code, but I am able to play the Copy/Paste game well enough to get it to suite my needs. I think the issue would be that because the speed command is called whenever a different move code is issued, I see two things happening: 1) You want it to go faster while cutting (G1 o...
by madhatter
Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: CAD Help
Topic: Inkscape/Carbide Create Can I do this?
Replies: 4
Views: 1750

Re: Inkscape/Carbide Create Can I do this?

Like Will said, you have to convert the images. EDIT to make it a bit more clear : To convert them to vectors in InkScape, import the images into InkScape . The higher the resolution, the better the vector . To import, use the menu command: File => Impor t Select the first image and then use the men...
by madhatter
Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Does anyone sharpen their milling bits?
Replies: 2
Views: 414

Re: Does anyone sharpen their milling bits?

I have not thought about this since most of the time I am using bits smaller than 0.125" so they are little more than 1.25" x 0.125" rods of carbide with the 0.012 to 0.0394 cutting surface machined on the end. I should just get a small (really small) cup and throw them in there, but after a year of...
by madhatter
Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: S03 Fire
Replies: 12
Views: 2119

Re: S03 Fire

Oh man, my worst fear come to life. . .

I have run unattended before, but NEVER with code that has not run without issues. I'll usually run new code a couple of times before I am comfortable enough to walk away from it for 10-15 minutes at a time.
by madhatter
Sun Sep 04, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Carbide Create Images
Replies: 7
Views: 2179

Re: Carbide Create Images

Hi madhatter this image is nice! What did you use to cut the flowers? what size of bit or bits? have you made the design in inkspace or other software? I have a big project of cutting a map of an island which is 3'x3' in size, I have devided the map into 9 parts so i can cut each part on my SO3 (li...
by madhatter
Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Good deal on a 3D Printer
Replies: 97
Views: 24013

Re: Good deal on a 3D Printer

Since I don't seem to have enough projects in my life yet I decided I needed a 3D printer. :roll: I found a place in China selling a Prusa i3 clone for $360 shipped. Now I need to come up with a 3D scanner syst...