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by ElevationCreations
Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:02 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Looking to hire someone to design a 3d model
Replies: 6
Views: 991

Re: Looking to hire someone to design a 3d model

I will already need to purchase a Next Wave Shark HD500 as it's accurate within 0.03mm rather than my Shopbot which is accurate +- 0.18mm or 0.007". If you are looking to produce these and have consistency you may want to consider a machine which has limit switches and can consistently home to the ...
by ElevationCreations
Sun Mar 07, 2021 6:56 am
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Arduino, GRBL, Experiences So Far
Replies: 49
Views: 5443

Re: Arduino, GRBL, Experiences So Far

I have not found a way to home one axis at a time using GRBL. Not sure that is real important, but it seems to me there have been times I only wanted to home the Z axis for some reason. Maybe getting too aggressive on a plunge and losing steps? Some of this might be doable depending on what flavor ...
by ElevationCreations
Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:43 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Cutting 2.5 inch hard maple
Replies: 10
Views: 896

Re: Cutting 2.5 inch hard maple

Are you able to do a two sided job? You could cut your profiles larger on the second side and trim with a flush trim bit, and on the holes (pockets) make the second side pockets smaller then flush trim with the router. I have a 1/2" x 2" spiral flush trim which works well.
by ElevationCreations
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:50 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: First Experience cutting 6061 Aluminum
Replies: 17
Views: 822

Re: First Experience cutting 6061 Aluminum

For aluminum plate hold down we prefer the blue tape and super glue method. Bits we use the TiN coated carbide 3 or 4 flute and run between 10K-12K RPM. Feed and DOC depends on the size of the bit. Lubricant we use denatured alcohol - dries and does not interfere with the waste board and recently pi...
by ElevationCreations
Tue Feb 02, 2021 2:34 am
Forum: Wrapped Rotary Machining
Topic: Does it matter what side of the 4th axis that you cut on?
Replies: 4
Views: 2391

Re: Does it matter what side of the 4th axis that you cut on?

rscrawford wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:07 pm
I replaced my 4th axis with a lathe
What is the difference between a 4th axis and a lathe?
by ElevationCreations
Mon Feb 01, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Shapeoko XXL Post Processor
Replies: 3
Views: 337

Re: Shapeoko XXL Post Processor

You didn't mention which G-Code sender you are using for GRBL. You will still need to zero your reference for the new tool. There are controllers such as the Centroid Acorn and ATC spindles which are capable in effect of what you are asking, but they are a significant investment above the Shapeoko a...
by ElevationCreations
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:27 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: metric on the fly
Replies: 10
Views: 712

Re: metric on the fly

If you type in the value in the box , and multiply by i equals, the programs will calculate and convert

for example if you type in "19*i=", the program will calculate 0.748031"

and going from inches to metric is ".748031*m=" will calculate to 19mm
by ElevationCreations
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:49 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Problem cutting clipart.
Replies: 26
Views: 1590

Re: Problem cutting clipart.

You may want to see if the mfg has a support forum. If you are running a GRBL controller, Github has a wiki on how to view your settings and also what each setting is in relation to. Look at your Z axis motor, lead screw, and coupler. Does your stepper motor have a flat for the set screw and does th...
by ElevationCreations
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:06 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Problem cutting clipart.
Replies: 26
Views: 1590

Re: Problem cutting clipart.

Is it possible your bit is slipping in the collet or maybe a problem with your Z axis ?
by ElevationCreations
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Problem cutting clipart.
Replies: 26
Views: 1590

Re: Problem cutting clipart.

Is this a fish in a dish model or a fish model being placed in a dish model? Was your eagle in a dish model which you carved?

If you are trying to place a model in a dish, there are additional steps you need to take, including adding zero plane, merging models, and creating a boundary vector.
by ElevationCreations
Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: USB Mach3 Stepper Motor Motion Control Card
Replies: 4
Views: 1918

Re: USB Mach3 Stepper Motor Motion Control Card

You may want to consider Centroid Oak or All-in-One for five+axis. Their Acorn has been very solid, as has their control software, and it supports ATC.
by ElevationCreations
Sat Dec 12, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Inlay not quite fitting right
Replies: 3
Views: 492

Re: Inlay not quite fitting right

If your inlay male is cut too deep for the pocket, you can just sand down the inlay for a tighter fit. As Mike stated, check your bit angle, there is a post on the forum how to check the angle. We've had Whiteside Bits not at 60 degrees and had to adjust the bit angle for the life of that bit. Also ...
by ElevationCreations
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Question about roundover bit
Replies: 6
Views: 530

Re: Question about roundover bit

Magnate does sell some round over bits without bearings which can plunge. I've only purchased one radius from them.
by ElevationCreations
Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Resin Inlay Dam
Replies: 8
Views: 677

Re: Resin Inlay Dam

Silicone residue on the wood may interfere with film finishes applied to the area. I'd recommend testing this process with your finish first to ensure compatibility. I've had a few jobs in the past to rework due to silicone contamination of the wood where the finish would not bond.
by ElevationCreations
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Inlay: Never Get it Right
Replies: 12
Views: 1156

Re: Inlay: Never Get it Right

Dave, which version of Z axis do you have? Belt or HDZ? Getting V-Inlays to work properly on a Shapeoko takes some finessing to get the pocket and inlay to come out correctly. I had to approach the inlay with additional steps to get consistency and quality. Following the video settings exactly is be...