Help Wanted - Create a drawing for my shapeoko

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awesomewheel
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Help Wanted - Create a drawing for my shapeoko

Post by awesomewheel » Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:50 pm

Hello ---
I have been trying to learn how to use your shapeoko 3 xxl ---- trying to get the training and read almost everything, download all the software links on shapeoko site so I can learn.
WOW IT IS SCARY --- WOW I DO NOT THINK I CAN SURVIVE --- I NEVER USE CNC MACHINE IN MY LIFE - I WILL LEARN and not give up as time goes by.

Can someone help me to create a file for my school project. I am not in school but study online at home. Trying to train myself.
I need to cut a piece of aluminum
material size 18" height x 16" width x 3/16" thick
I need to cut a 3-3/4 hole at the center of the width --- the bottom of this circle is 1' from the bottom of the material
5 (1/2' holes ) on each corner of the big hole
1 ( 5/16' hole at the top of the material )
2 curves on both sides of the material
Please see attached drawing for detail

If you can help me to made this file so I can use it as a training guide, this will help me as I will learn and modify the file by myself, for example, move the big hole to a different position on the material, resize the big hole ETC..... this is how I learn,

Please help
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cozmicray
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Re: Help Wanted - Create a drawing for my shapeoko

Post by cozmicray » Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:45 pm

Learn to use sketchup.
download sketchup
do some of the tutorials

make some trials in softwood

If you can't CAD you can't CAM
don't start with aluminum!

you could make up a picture of task
and use
bmp2cnc to generate work code


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WillAdams
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Re: Help Wanted - Create a drawing for my shapeoko

Post by WillAdams » Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:41 pm

You should be able to do this in Carbide Create. I recently posted a couple of tutorials which address this sort of thing at:

- http://community.carbide3d.com/t/fidget ... ng/5400/12
- http://community.carbide3d.com/t/boolea ... ate/5470/9
- http://community.carbide3d.com/t/carvin ... hic/5515/2

The same principles apply to Inkscape or any other CAD program.

I would suggest starting in 2D to make this a bit simpler.

If you have some specific difficulty, I'd be glad to help you with this, but I don't believe it's appropriate for me to do your school work for you.

Please make a good faith effort, and when you get stuck let us know:

- what you are trying to achieve
- what you tried
- what happened
- what you expected to happen

and on that basis, we should be able to walk you through this whole project pretty quickly.
Shapeoko 3XL #0006 w/ Carbide Compact Router w/0.125″ and ¼″ Carbide 3D precision collets

xfredericox
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Re: Help Wanted - Create a drawing for my shapeoko

Post by xfredericox » Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:32 pm

yeah but he should definitely practice in cheap plywood or MDF before taking the plunge to alu.
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Re: Help Wanted - Create a drawing for my shapeoko

Post by WillAdams » Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:39 pm

Agreed. Always start w/ a test cut in scrap or an inexpensive material --- wish we had more analogue materials where an inexpensive one would cut similarly to a nicer, more expensive one (there's an alloy pairing which is like that mentioned on the Materials page on the wiki).
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awesomewheel
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Re: Help Wanted - Create a drawing for my shapeoko

Post by awesomewheel » Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:29 pm

Hello
Thanks for all the replied and helping me. I am trying. Have a great Father Day. God Bless.

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