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by James RS
Thu Jul 02, 2015 12:22 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New Machine, New Software?
Replies: 21
Views: 2436

Re: New Machine, New Software?

One thought here --- could you do a writeup of the features of the Carvewright software? We've been getting some other people who are making the switch and it might be useful to prepare a list which matches features in that software w/ matching programs w/ equivalent functionality. Well I don't hav...
by James RS
Wed Jul 01, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New Machine, New Software?
Replies: 21
Views: 2436

Re: New Machine, New Software?

It would be helpful if rather than just saying, “I've seen the wiki” you were to state: - what you read - what you got out of it - what you were looking for, but didn't find - what you would like to create / make (and what you found which related to that) - maybe a list of programs you were conside...
by James RS
Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New Machine, New Software?
Replies: 21
Views: 2436

Re: New Machine, New Software?

Check out the software section on the wiki. In brief: CAD ---(design)---> CAM ---(G-code)---> G-code sender ---(USB/serial)---> G-code interpreter ---(pulses)---> Motor drivers ---(winding currents)---> Motors In CAD, you create the shape you want. In CAM, you create the machine movements that woul...
by James RS
Tue Jun 30, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New Machine, New Software?
Replies: 21
Views: 2436

New Machine, New Software?

As the delivery date looms closer and I see different software mentions. GBRL etc, Doesn't the S3 come with the Carbide software? I've seen JRS Cut, Makercam,Easel. seems to be a lot to get the mind wrapped around. Is there a tutorial video on the Carbide software? I am excited and at the same time ...
by James RS
Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: 4th Axis?
Replies: 14
Views: 3833

Re: 4th Axis?

You're limited by at least three factors: 1. The carbide motion board specifically, and GRBL in general, don't support a 4th axis, so you'd have to either use a different board or disable one of your axes. 2. AFAIK no cheap CAM software supports generating high quality toolpaths for 4+ axis carving...
by James RS
Mon May 11, 2015 10:14 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: My rubberband gun project.
Replies: 26
Views: 5303

Re: My rubberband gun project.

I like it even more now that I have read the story behind it. My guess is your friend is going to be blown away by this gift. How do your hinges work - do they have a metal rod holding the 2 parts together? Also here is a possible option for a latch - I like the simple design & once it's unlatched ...
by James RS
Sat May 02, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: My rubberband gun project.
Replies: 26
Views: 5303

Re: My rubberband gun project.

All I have is, Wow! I'd love to make that for my nephew. Awesome job
by James RS
Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Sizing Up?
Replies: 4
Views: 760

Re: Sizing Up?

I have a Carvewright machine I do wood carving on now, and a rotary jig that a gentleman designed for it also.
What I want to do is to be able to maybe upsize to 4 x 4 to cut additional parts for cabinets etc.
And do some larger carving
by James RS
Sat Oct 12, 2013 2:12 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Sizing Up?
Replies: 4
Views: 760

Re: Sizing Up?

Thank you,now I'll just wait until the release of V.2
by James RS
Sat Oct 12, 2013 12:12 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Sizing Up?
Replies: 4
Views: 760

Sizing Up?

Hello,
I came across this in a search and it has caught my interest,
Has anybody increased the size of this machine for use with a router?

Many Thanks,
JIm