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by fasteddy
Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Cutting bits for PC cases?
Replies: 3
Views: 534

Re: Cutting bits for PC cases?

What material and thickness is your case? Aluminum, sheet metal, acrylic, etc?
by fasteddy
Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:42 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Joining the Club
Replies: 16
Views: 2197

Re: Joining the Club

While I can appreciate John_TX's cautious approach, in my opinion it's much too conservative. IPM is okay (though could probably push double that fairly easily) and stepover is reasonable, but if you have a quality endmill you should be able to take .25" depth at a time with ease in most woods. For ...
by fasteddy
Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:38 am
Forum: GRBL
Topic: Not milling to size
Replies: 13
Views: 1887

Re: Not milling to size

Glad to hear that your Z is cutting correctly, but are you sure about that? It's difficult to adjust the Z for belt stretch, because it's your shortest axis. This is why I prefer direct drive for Z, I never have to guess about depth.
by fasteddy
Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:32 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Jewelry Box For My Daughter's 9th Bday
Replies: 16
Views: 4798

Re: Jewelry Box For My Daughter's 9th Bday

There are quite a few tutorials out there, but while they're all similar, they do depend on the software that you're using. I'm a Vectric user, so I used the following source. However, I understand F-Engrave does a pretty great job as well if you're looking for a free program.
by fasteddy
Sat Oct 15, 2016 12:03 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: MaslowCnC 4' x 8' hanging router...
Replies: 6
Views: 1767

Re: MaslowCnC 4' x 8' hanging router...

Being able to cut pieces out of a full panel would be useful. It would, except that you probably won't want to cut a full piece. Because it's basically a polargraph that cuts instead of draws, you'll be limited to some area in the centre of the sheet if you're at all concerned about resolution/accu...
by fasteddy
Fri Apr 22, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: What do you wish you knew about when starting?
Replies: 5
Views: 1037

Re: What do you wish you knew about when starting?

I wouldn't have wasted my time and money with the cheap TB6600 controller from China. It was okay for a couple of months, but eventually the magic smoke came out through the course of normal operation. Ended up getting a Gecko G540, and it's been rock solid ever since. So basically I threw away $130...
by fasteddy
Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Jewelry Box For My Daughter's 9th Bday
Replies: 16
Views: 4798

Re: Jewelry Box For My Daughter's 9th Bday

Thanks for the kind words. As with any project, there are plenty of small things that only I notice (and will continue to bug me), but overall I was very pleased with how it turned out. More importantly, so was my daughter. However, a word of warning to other dads out there. The moment you complete ...
by fasteddy
Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: LinuxCNC
Topic: Zeroing With Camera - Some Success, Some Difficulty
Replies: 7
Views: 9969

Re: Zeroing With Camera - Some Success, Some Difficulty

This thread is pretty old, so it probably doesn't matter, but the issue turned out to be hardware-related. Specifically, the computer that I was using to run linuxcnc was on its last legs. USB and networking hardware was shot. Replaced the system with another, and now everything works perfectly.
by fasteddy
Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Brush for dust shoe in europe
Replies: 8
Views: 1198

Re: Brush for dust shoe in europe

I bought a roll from Aliexpress. Just search under "cnc brush". Of course, you'll need to be patient as shipping will take a month.
by fasteddy
Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Jewelry Box For My Daughter's 9th Bday
Replies: 16
Views: 4798

Re: Jewelry Box For My Daughter's 9th Bday

Oh, one more mistake that I learned from. I cut the male inlay perpendicular to the direction that I cut the female inlay. Don't recall why I did that, exactly, but if your X and Y axes are not scaled identically - which mine were not, apparently - it will throw off the inlay. Fortunately, the v-car...