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by sjj47
Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:39 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Vendor Sign Project
Replies: 31
Views: 7066

Re: Vendor Sign Project

One other thought --- given the uneven surface, did you consider covering w/ aluminum foil, probing the surface and then executing the G-code file using the probed surface as zero? It would've kept a more even weight to the V-engraved lines and text. This is a great idea! I'm working on a pair of w...
by sjj47
Mon Dec 07, 2015 11:10 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: jewelry box
Replies: 4
Views: 1851

Re: jewelry box

Ha - clever :) Another approach to add to the toolbox.
by sjj47
Thu Dec 03, 2015 8:36 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Shapeoko 3 Probe & Limit Switch Kit
Replies: 39
Views: 12992

Re: Shapeoko 3 Probe & Limit Switch Kit

Wanted to add my feedback also. The kit is perfect - everything went together flawlessly. Well worth the money. :D Haven't tried the probe yet because I'm still using Universal G-code Sender, which doesn't support it :( . I'll give it a try when I upgrade -- maybe to bCNC. The limit switches seem ve...
by sjj47
Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:13 pm
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: Wasteboard
Replies: 10
Views: 4310

Re: Wasteboard

My biggest concern was that I would rack the machine out of square if I poorly marked the hole centers. For my wasteboard I cut a piece of 3/4" MDF almost the size of the baseboard. Centered it between the rails and lined the front edge with the front edge of the baseboard. (Make sure the R/L edges...
by sjj47
Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:46 pm
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: Finished my Shapeoko 3 build..but now what???
Replies: 12
Views: 3080

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

How do you put a 1/8" bit in a collet that is made for 1/4" bits? Even worse, why is it that you sell a whole bunch of bits that are 1/8" shaft on the Shapeoko 3 commerce site, and they don't fit? You can buy a new collet that will take a 1/8" bit. A cheaper alternative is to buy an adaptor sleeve....
by sjj47
Mon Nov 02, 2015 3:26 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: HSMAdvisor
Replies: 18
Views: 2740

Re: HSMAdvisor

jbc wrote: Anyone have specs on the Dewalt611?
jbc
Not torque - they only list rpms in their manual:

DeWalt 611 router speeds:

Dial rpm
1 16,000
2 18,200
3 20,400
4 22,600
5 24,800
6 27,000
by sjj47
Fri Oct 23, 2015 6:30 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: D&D Puzzle Box
Replies: 17
Views: 5888

Re: D&D Puzzle Box

Just a followup - I worked through your description of the Work Coordinate System and the Machine Coordinate System and now I get it. Roughing out passes, tool changes -- now we're cooking. Thanks!
by sjj47
Thu Oct 15, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How to create snap on acrylic boxes?
Replies: 13
Views: 2710

Re: How to create snap on acrylic boxes?

I agree the CamBAM overcut feature is a really nice one and should be standard on all CAM programs. However, from some quick research it doesn't appear to be -- at least not in hobbyist-level CAM programs. Here's a description from the CamBAM help document for those interested. Since the simple CAM ...
by sjj47
Thu Oct 15, 2015 7:03 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How to create snap on acrylic boxes?
Replies: 13
Views: 2710

Re: How to create snap on acrylic boxes?

When you cut the box choose to over cut the inside corner. If you use 2mm bit you will barely know the over cut. Granted it is not as nice as laser cut but it will work. I'm just a newbie, so please excuse the dumb question - but how do you 'over cut' the corner? Do you mean modify the design to ad...
by sjj47
Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:46 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: D&D Puzzle Box
Replies: 17
Views: 5888

Re: D&D Puzzle Box

Thanks very much for the detailed response! I've just had my Shapeoko for 5 weeks and I know I've got a lot to learn. These kinds of detailed answers are what make the Forum such a valuable resource! :D