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by fasteddy
Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:33 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

And one more without the trays:
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by fasteddy
Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Jewelry Box For My Daughter's 9th Bday
Replies: 16
Views: 4798

Jewelry Box For My Daughter's 9th Bday

Overall, I'm happy with how this turned out, though in hindsight I would've probably taken a different approach. Let's just say this was a learning experience. Biggest lesson: Little errors (like a spoilboard that's not perfectly level) add up when assembling a box. Box: Maple & walnut Trays: Single...
by fasteddy
Sat Jan 30, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Full depth profile cuts without destroying waste board
Replies: 4
Views: 899

Re: Full depth profile cuts without destroying waste board

While it's true that spoil boards can be thought of as consumables, it is a shame to cut paths in them when you've gone through the effort of putting in hold down nuts. Recently, I've been using thin layers of cork between the spoil board and material. Seems to work pretty well. A pack of 3 from the...
by fasteddy
Sun Dec 27, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Link for Misumi Canada?
Replies: 2
Views: 1179

Re: Link for Misumi Canada?

Back in 2014 I jumped on their offer of first $150 on your order free, but found it to be a mixed bag. In the end Shipping was expensive, arrived in multiple packages over multiple days, and showed up incomplete. On top of that, after clarifying with them that I wouldn't be charged anything additio...
by fasteddy
Fri Sep 25, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Simple & cheap clamping of workpieces
Replies: 9
Views: 6921

Re: Simple & cheap clamping of workpieces

Interesting solution. But how often can you insert/remove screws before the insert is stripped? They're cheap to replace, anyway.
by fasteddy
Mon Sep 21, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: LinuxCNC
Topic: Zeroing With Camera - Some Success, Some Difficulty
Replies: 7
Views: 9969

Re: Zeroing With Camera - Some Success, Some Difficulty

Also: LinuxCMC has its own camera addon. Look below: http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?Adding_Camview Indeed, this is what I'm using. I set it up using the guide that I referenced above, but am left with the problem that the camview module seems to crash on me. [edit: Actually, I see what yo...
by fasteddy
Mon Sep 21, 2015 4:02 pm
Forum: LinuxCNC
Topic: Zeroing With Camera - Some Success, Some Difficulty
Replies: 7
Views: 9969

Re: Zeroing With Camera - Some Success, Some Difficulty

There is a ready to run program by kd-dietz called edge finder: http://www.kd-dietz.com/klausphp/pages/eng/webcam_standaloneV3/description/cam_description.html It has everything you need. Hmmm, I'm at work, so I can't really test out this program, but I'm somewhat skeptical. A glance at the downloa...
by fasteddy
Mon Sep 21, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: LinuxCNC
Topic: Zeroing With Camera - Some Success, Some Difficulty
Replies: 7
Views: 9969

Zeroing With Camera - Some Success, Some Difficulty

I recently reengineered my "Shapeoko 1 + acme upgrade"-style Z axis to something more similar to the Shapeoko 2 (to allow for greater Z travel). While I was at it, I added a usb camera following the guide here . A couple of notes if you're planning on following the same guide (also on the inventable...
by fasteddy
Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:03 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Fuzzy edges
Replies: 5
Views: 871

Re: Fuzzy edges

An obvious candidate might be your endmill. Is it an up-cut bit?
by fasteddy
Wed Jul 08, 2015 3:28 pm
Forum: Geckodrive
Topic: running 2 stepper motors off y axis?
Replies: 1
Views: 3220

Re: running 2 stepper motors off y axis?

I asked more or less the same question in this thread. Short answer is, yeah, you could do that, but you're much better off using the a+y on the G540.