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by heathenx
Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: Depth Rings / Distance Rings
Replies: 13
Views: 3007

Re: Depth Rings / Distance Rings

I wanted some too so I made some for my 1/8" and 1/4" end mills out of brass (lathe and mill). I was pretty impressed with myself until I found pretty much the same ones in steel at my local Ace Hardware, a 1/4 mile down the road. Doh! They are precise and fit my bits rather snuggly. I think they ar...
by heathenx
Tue Dec 22, 2015 11:51 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Making Letters in Aluminum
Replies: 14
Views: 2848

Re: Making Letters in Aluminum

I've never tried a tapered ball end mill for my engraving work. Here's one I did in stainless steel a few weeks ago. I used a 1/8" ball end mill and went down about .005". Took my daughter's fingernail polish and painted over the text and sand off after dry. Anyway, I used V-Carve to do the text whi...
by heathenx
Wed Dec 02, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: AutoDesk Fusion 360 on sale for $25/yr. from Amazon
Replies: 11
Views: 1785

Re: AutoDesk Fusion 360 on sale for $25/yr. from Amazon

Personally, I bet I've told people countless times on countless forums that Fusion 360 is free for hobbyists. Still, people question it. IT'S FREE!
by heathenx
Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:22 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: First Cut and VCarve Desktop
Replies: 4
Views: 736

Re: First Cut and VCarve Desktop

Problem is not V-Carve. It's your step settings on your Carbide board. I believe you need to set them to 1/4 instead of 1/8. I had the same problem.

Update: Oh, sorry. Will beat me to it.
by heathenx
Sat Nov 21, 2015 1:15 pm
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: Finished my Shapeoko 3 build..but now what???
Replies: 12
Views: 2398

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

Patience. Don't expect to be an expert over night. You have a new and expensive hobby now. My advice would be to avoid MeshCam. If you want to spend money on software then buy Vectric V-Carve Desktop. It makes more sense. I bought both and never touch MeshCam. When I'm not using V-Carve for my easie...
by heathenx
Sat Nov 14, 2015 11:13 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Wooden Mason Jar
Replies: 13
Views: 2581

Re: Wooden Mason Jar

That is awesome! Well done.
by heathenx
Thu Oct 22, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: 3D model of Shapeoko 3
Replies: 45
Views: 13432

Re: 3D model of Shapeoko 3

Version 0.2 is up. Still not perfect but a little further along if someone needs it for reference.

By the way...zip file is still uploading to dropbox. Might need a few more minutes before the link is good.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/172 ... y_v0.2.zip
by heathenx
Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:37 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Delrin Plate on S03
Replies: 0
Views: 751

Delrin Plate on S03

First time cutting Delrin plate. 15krpm at 40ips feed rate with an 1/8" carbide flat end mill. All cuts are nice and crisp. Love cutting this stuff so far.
by heathenx
Sun Oct 11, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: UGS & tool changes
Replies: 11
Views: 3103

Re: UGS & tool changes

Why not just break it up into two different gcode files...one for roughing and one for finishing.
by heathenx
Sat Oct 10, 2015 1:58 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Carbide WCS and homing issue
Replies: 9
Views: 2142

Re: Carbide WCS and homing issue

I had similiar issues at first. After finding GrblPanel (instead of Carbide Motion) my problems went away. I think it's much easier to do tool changes with it and set up WCS.

Everytime I mention GrblPanel, WillAdams beats me to it with bCNC. :)