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  1. Thread: Mobile CNC

    by routalot
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    Re: Mobile CNC

    Maybe a little while before that happens!On the other hand I do have an app on my phone called TexttoCNC which produces the G code for engraving letters and I use Bluetooth to send it to the...
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    Re: program to convert to G code

    Inkscape has some capabilities that might do the job.Freemill is out there for download or for a modest investment,something like Meshcam or the more basic Vectric offerings.After you spend an hour...
  3. Thread: Mobile CNC

    by routalot
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    Re: Mobile CNC

    Its something I considered doing in the past.Given a little care about securing the moving parts,it might well work.What put me off the idea is that lots of such events are held in a marquee or even...
  4. Thread: Raspberry Pi

    by routalot
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    Re: Raspberry Pi

    The latest generation of Raspberry Pi has more capability than those that were current when this thread was launched.Other people have posted their experiences:
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    Re: enroute and aspire

    I might be wrong,but which of the additional capabilities of Aspire are justified for cabinet boxes?You can probably do it with Vcarve and save a chunk of money.
  6. Re: Beginner design advice for small 24" x 24" machine

    Agreed. Supported hardened rod should be a much better idea. As for the structure of the machine,any material within reason can be made to work if the engineering behind it is sound.Think rigidity...
  7. Re: Retrofitting and old benchtop mill - Town Labs 512

    Looks like a worthwhile project to me.Now the machine is running you can easily find things to do with it and the depth of knowledge you gained from doing the work will be a useful resource for your...
  8. Re: 3040-T ROUTER MAKING SPINDLE TURN ON /OFF WITH PROGRAM

    When I read the part where you posted "This is the youtube video I was talking about it was posted by a man named Charles Sarsfield the only thing is this is a different type of box than the one I...
  9. Re: 3040-T ROUTER MAKING SPINDLE TURN ON /OFF WITH PROGRAM

    Do you have a reason to believe the spindle can actually be started by some means other than the switch?I might well be wrong,but can't see how a spindle with a switch can be started with the switch...
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    Re: CNC Tube Bender

    Interesting project, an acquaintance used to pay occasional visits to a company that bent car exhausts.The machine had the facility to feed the tube along to the next bend location and then rotate it...
  11. Re: I would not buy a wheel barrow from Omni - 6 months late, lies & a crap machine

    You certainly have high expectations of accuracy from a router.If its any consolation,I have found worse on a machine by another company-now thankfully out of business-the X axis rails dipped by...
  12. Re: Chinese 2.2kw 24000rpm Spindle minimum RPM and aluminium mill

    Its good to see progress being made.It may not seem like it now but you will be able to produce better parts in a sensible amount of time now you have learned more about the way to extract accuracy...
  13. Re: Building Steel Frame Gantry Router for wood, MDF, and maybe more

    It looks like a very large Z axis to my eyes.I read the original post about the type of work you would like to do with the machine and I can see a potential problem.I have machined quite a lot of...
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    Re: Spare control board for 3040T

    First things first,what a great wife and does she have any sisters?Can you describe the control software that came with the machine?It would be even more useful if you can post a screenshot as there...
  15. Re: Big difference between the drawing and the work piece.

    If the connections between your controller and the machine are in good shape-(have you checked them on the X axis?),I would suspect either flexing or working the machine too hard and thus causing it...
  16. Re: Big difference between the drawing and the work piece.

    Can you post a photograph of your machine?It might be useful to see what kind of tracks your machine has and whether there are drive belts that may be flexing.I would be almost certain that the root...
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    Re: FreeCAD software and basis tutorials

    I first looked at it when version 0.14 was current and the ease of modelling simple objects and adding draft and chamfers was pretty good.I looked more closely a couple of years ago and it had...
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    Re: My CNC has gone CRAZY please help

    Since hes posting from China,I suspect he might put anything you can think of on about any machine you can imagine.
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    Re: Helical twist of a 3D CAD file

    If you plan on doing this as a full size project you may need access to a very large machine with a very high 4th axis centre.I expect Fusion could do it,but haven't ever used it myself. A good...
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    Re: Looking for a direction to proceed

    I agree that learning in advance of getting hold of a machine is a good thing. I didn't mention it in my earlier post but if you go with Linux the Freecad package has an inbuilt post processor for...
  21. Re: Retrofitting and old benchtop mill - Town Labs 512

    If you have the machine and the parts and are willing to devote a bit of time-why not do it?At best you will have increased your knowledge and gained a useful machine.At worst you will have wasted a...
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    Re: Using a shaper cutter on a 5X router

    I haven't and I wouldn't.A five pound cutter block!A long router cutter and a few passes would be my choice.I don't know Onsrud machines and consequently haven't ever spoken to their technical...
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    Re: Looking for a direction to proceed

    LinuxCNC works very well and can be configured for several variations of machine type.There aren't as many people using it,it seems,as there are using Mach of some variety because they are used to...
  24. Re: Chinese 2.2kw 24000rpm Spindle minimum RPM and aluminium mill

    I hope no damage has been done by this method of finding the flexible areas of the machine.Were you able to see if the spindle was flexing in it's clamp?It would suggest that light cuts at high speed...
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    Re: Options for vac table pump

    Have you seen this sort of thing? https://www.m-powertools.com/vaccum-clamping Trend used to make something like it as an accessory and it allowed routing without fouling and clamps.The possible...
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