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by madhatter
Thu Jun 09, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Font
Replies: 2
Views: 736

Re: Font

I use the CamBam fonts from here: http://www.mrrace.com/CamBam_Fonts/ There is also an Inkscape extension (Hershey Text) that has CNC friendly fonts that I have installed, but have not had a chance to use yet. http://www.evilmadscientist.com/2011/hershey-text-an-inkscape-extension-for-engraving-font...
by madhatter
Sun Jun 05, 2016 1:44 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: F-engrave G code not working with Carbide motion!
Replies: 2
Views: 736

Re: F-engrave G code not working with Carbide motion!

At the beginning of the code, there is a line that has multiple M codes on the same line. Just put each M code on a separate line. There is another set of M codes at the end of the file as well.
by madhatter
Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:48 pm
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: DeWalt 611 durability/maintenance
Replies: 17
Views: 8367

Re: DeWalt 611 durability/maintenance

Oh, I have no idea what the recommended replacement interval is. I was just showing what they look like with a known run time and RPM range. I hooked my router to a Super PID from day one so I had an exact runtime log. It started making a "funny" noise a couple of days ago (okay, it was really more ...
by madhatter
Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:52 pm
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: DeWalt 611 durability/maintenance
Replies: 17
Views: 8367

Re: DeWalt 611 durability/maintenance

Dewalt DWP611
249 hours 46 minutes runtime.
90% of run time spent between 18,000-24,000 RPM.
Ugliness Here.
by madhatter
Tue May 31, 2016 11:42 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Carbon Brushes
Replies: 1
Views: 565

Re: Carbon Brushes

If all else fails, buy brushes that are larger than what you need and sand them down to size. I had to do that with an old drill for my dad a few years back.

I just used some 120 grit to get it close, then 400 to fine tune them. Just really work on keeping the sides parallel.
by madhatter
Tue May 17, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: Computing Hardware
Topic: $78.00 10" Windows 10 tablet at Walmart
Replies: 14
Views: 5617

Re: $78.00 10" Windows 10 tablet at Walmart

Please update us on what software you used and how it performed if you are using this as your g-code sender.
by madhatter
Mon Apr 25, 2016 3:16 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: New minimal control software: RasPyCNCController
Replies: 43
Views: 6116

Re: New minimal control software: RasPyCNCController

I ordered a 7in LCD touchscreen (looked at a few sites, and they were all out of the 3.5in screens for some reason) and will be trying this on a RPi 3B when I get all the parts. I will be wirelessly connected to my FreeNAS server where my files are located. Will I need to copy them to the SD card be...
by madhatter
Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:51 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Source for tools --- spindle also?
Replies: 1
Views: 619

Re: Source for tools --- spindle also?

It was hiding from me for a while, but I found it.
by madhatter
Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: S03 suddenly went rogue
Replies: 4
Views: 696

Re: S03 suddenly went rogue - resolved?

Thanks, Will! Your response got me thinking. I had been vacuuming up the dust with hose connected to the shop-vac -- which terminated in a metal tube. Could the flow of air and dust have created a static charge? And then grounded onto the S03 chassis when I inadvertently touched the tube to the rou...
by madhatter
Wed Apr 13, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Prusa i3 Aluminum
Replies: 11
Views: 2085

Re: Prusa i3 Aluminum

I have a Prusa i3 with a single extruder. It has an 8"x8"x8" (200 mm x 200 mm x 200mm) print volume. If you add in a second extruder, you will lose whatever distance that exists between the nozzles. Probably about an inch or so. This frame is about 13mm wider and 10mm taller to retain the full prin...