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by edwardrford
Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:43 am
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: shapeoko 3 z axis
Replies: 13
Views: 1664

Re: shapeoko 3 z axis

I agree with Will - check the belt tension. http://docs.carbide3d.com/article/34-z- ... tensioning
by edwardrford
Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:01 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: unable to open CarbideMotion
Replies: 4
Views: 667

Re: unable to open CarbideMotion

Try this version of Carbide Motion - http://carbide3d.com/files/beta/CarbideMotion-Setup.exe The problem you are experiences more than likely stems from the OpenGL hardware requirement. The version linked to above falls back to software rendering instead of GPU. Regarding the other packages that Wil...
by edwardrford
Mon Aug 17, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: Site Suggestions
Topic: Frontpage font colors almost invisible. Why white on white?
Replies: 2
Views: 884

Re: Frontpage font colors almost invisible. Why white on whi

The page is designed to 'hide' the navigation bar at the top, to better show off the full width image. Once you begin to scroll down the page, the navbar fades in, and the white text, with the black background, is much easier to notice. Agreed that without scrolling, the text is hard to see. -Edward
by edwardrford
Mon Aug 17, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Easel: "Raise the bit" issues
Replies: 4
Views: 644

Re: Easel: "Raise the bit" issues

My guess is that your z-value is opposite of what it should be. You'd probably find that if you were to enter a manual g-code command to move your Z, it will behave opposite of what you are expecting: 'G21 G1 F250 Z-10' Should move your spindle down 10mm from zero 'G21 G1 F250 Z10' Should move your ...
by edwardrford
Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: G28 and G28.1 help needed (Carbide Motion, S3)
Replies: 7
Views: 758

Re: G28 and G28.1 help needed (Carbide Motion, S3)

You could setup another Work Coordinate System. Where G54 (the default WCS) is the toolchange location, and G55 is your job 0,0,0. You can call a specific WCS from within g-code just by passing it's value on a single line: G54, G55, etc.

@twforeman has a good writeup on the wiki.
by edwardrford
Sun Aug 16, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Replacement waste board
Replies: 7
Views: 15047

Re: Replacement waste board

A nice easy DIY way to make a 1 piece wasteboard: 1.) Remove your 2 part MDF from the machine 2.) Aligning together, and clamping to ensure no movement, lay the two pieces on top of a single piece of MDF (or other material) that is at least 24" x 30". 3.) Using a transfer punch, duplicate the hole p...
by edwardrford
Sat Aug 15, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Cutting 2" material (poplar) issues
Replies: 11
Views: 869

Re: Cutting 2

I think the problem is where you are starting the z-carriage? Look through your job and find the 'safe z-height'. That is the distance your spindle with move in the *positive* direction when the job begins, and every time you move between toolpaths. If you start your spindle carriage too close to th...
by edwardrford
Fri Aug 14, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: Stepper motors are different models
Replies: 5
Views: 1110

Re: Stepper motors are different models

No reason to be concerned. The suffix of the part number (X1, X2) represent the different length wires.

X2 has the longer leads, X1 has the shorter leads. Use the X2 motors for your X and Z, and use the X1 motors for your dual Y.

-Edward
by edwardrford
Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:39 am
Forum: Site Suggestions
Topic: New window/tab when click on link
Replies: 5
Views: 856

Re: New window/tab when click on link

I like to do the same thing when using a large monitor. - Open 1 window and snap to the left half of screen (windows button + left arrow) - Open another and snap to the right (windows button + right arrow) If you're looking to pop open a whole new window from the browser, you can shift+click (at lea...
by edwardrford
Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: Spoilboard Surfacing Bit
Replies: 21
Views: 7039

Re: Spoilboard Surfacing Bit

I have one of these, the 1/4" shank version (RC-2248) to fit my DWP611. Bought from toolstoday.com, same place I grabbed the picture. http://www.toolstoday.com/images/product/medium/5785_4_.jpg It's a sweet tool, but it was also pretty expensive. The replaceable carbide inserts are fairly inexpensiv...