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Lookin4help
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Looking for help

Post by Lookin4help » Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:49 am

I just got my Shapeoko XXL and have absolutely no experience with CNC or CAD. Maybe that's why I feel absolutely lost.

So here's what I want to do. I want to create an American flag using 13 1x1 pieces of lumber. Each piece representing one stripe. Of course nine of those 1x1 will also contain a line of stars.

I would like the finished product to maintain as close as possible the same ratios that are found in the flag. This may not be entirely possible, but I would like to be as close as possible.

My thought is to use 60° V bit to cut the stars and that I would do each 1x1 individually, combining them upon completion.

I have been struggling with this for several days and find myself getting nowhere. Just experimenting with trying to cut one star was a total failure. As a beginner have I bitten off a piece to big for my britches? Any advice or help?

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Re: Looking for help

Post by WillAdams » Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:42 am

Sorry to hear about these difficulties.

First check the machine mechanically: https://wiki.shapeoko.com/index.php/FAQ#Mechanical

Then test feeds and speeds: https://wiki.shapeoko.com/index.php/FAQ ... and_Speeds

We have files for a flag at: https://community.carbide3d.com/t/creat ... ments/8787

You'll need to adjust them and break them up --- see: https://docs.carbide3d.com/assembly/car ... operations

Let us know where you're having difficulties and we'll do our best to help!
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