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by Ken Rychlik
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Ghost in the machine?
Replies: 5
Views: 854

Re: Ghost in the machine?

You could try to raster the other direction to see if any kind of problem follows that. It's to even for loosing steps so that seems out. Those files run back and forth like a typewriter, so it almost seems like software. Other wise it would be every other direction. I guess you have tried the previ...
by Ken Rychlik
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Control Software related questions
Topic: Vision 2550 V4 Controller
Replies: 7
Views: 1560

Re: Vision 2550 V4 Controller

I had a computer "guru" do what he called ghosting on a hard drive I thought was toast. With a replacement ghosted hard drive, I was up and running again. It may be worth asking a local PC shop to give it a try.
by Ken Rychlik
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Control Software related questions
Topic: y axis motor not turning when homing machine
Replies: 15
Views: 2460

Re: y axis motor not turning when homing machine

If you are just using one homing switch, you could hardwire pair them instead of software pairing.

If it was working before, and you have a saved copy of your Mach3 folder, Just reload it with your backup copy. I always keep a running backup ready, in case there is a software glitch.
by Ken Rychlik
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Rack & pinion vs ball screw drive
Replies: 17
Views: 3635

Re: Rack & pinion vs ball screw drive

TReischl, if you still have original pinions after 7 years, you might need to check em.
by Ken Rychlik
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Rack & pinion vs ball screw drive
Replies: 17
Views: 3635

Re: Rack & pinion vs ball screw drive

I have had both and my latest machine is Rack and Pinion for x and y. I can't tell any difference in cut quality from one to the other. Racks require more maintenance, but at least maintenance is inexpensive. Keep em lubed and replace pinion gears every few years. I do think ball screws for the Z is...
by Ken Rychlik
Wed May 29, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Time for a new machine; CAMaster vs Axiom Precision
Replies: 12
Views: 5078

Re: Time for a new machine; CAMaster vs Axiom Precision

I have had Shopsabre AND camaster. I think camaster provides better support, having a user forum, but shopsabre is a good machine. I would not do the Axiom, as it is just a china rebranded machine like laguna.
by Ken Rychlik
Sun May 19, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: WinCNC, UCCNC or Centroid Acorn
Replies: 40
Views: 9779

Re: WinCNC, UCCNC or Centroid Acorn

Wincnc would be my choice with dual Z's if money were not an object. Sounds like 5 motor drives are needed. The acorn screen can't be modified like wincnc, but it's a decent controller. If you can get by with 4 motor outputs, the acorn is worth looking at. If you have dual drive motors, and wire the...
by Ken Rychlik
Thu May 16, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: 60 degree vs 90 degree V bit Inlay?
Replies: 7
Views: 2125

Re: 60 degree vs 90 degree V bit Inlay?

Old dog, new trick I guess. :mrgreen:
by Ken Rychlik
Thu May 16, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: 60 degree vs 90 degree V bit Inlay?
Replies: 7
Views: 2125

Re: 60 degree vs 90 degree V bit Inlay?

If you are doing a v carve the bit changes the depth of the cut by going from 60 to 90. However you question about an inlay is strange to me. Why do you have a v bit for an inlay? A flat pocket, and a flat part that fits in it is an inlay right? If the inlay sticks out above the base material, then ...
by Ken Rychlik
Thu May 16, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Nesting Multiple Materials in the same file
Replies: 15
Views: 2042

Re: Nesting Multiple Materials in the same file

You can add another sheet to the same file and just have different toolpaths for maple and birch.
Having multiple sheets in one file is no problem at all.

I have a gadget to add a sheet, but you could also nest a big square and vectric will add the necessary sheets that way also.
by Ken Rychlik
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Camaster Stinger 3 upgrade to ATC
Replies: 0
Views: 826

Camaster Stinger 3 upgrade to ATC

It can be done, but it's not a simple plug and play thing.
by Ken Rychlik
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: It Nearly Worked!
Replies: 18
Views: 2356

Re: It Nearly Worked!

You can try to run the chamfer first to help eliminate knocking off the small parts. Possibly do an outline of the small parts with a smaller endmill before running the main clearing toolpath. If you do a pocket around the 3d part and take all of that area down it will look more like the carving is ...
by Ken Rychlik
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Thanks to all posters here
Replies: 8
Views: 1334

Re: Thanks to all posters here

You can use a 2 inch circle and use any size bit. If you use a .25 bit on a 2 inch circle, you get a .25 hole in the center using the drilling toolpath. So you really don't need to resize them.
by Ken Rychlik
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Import Method for Digitized Files?
Replies: 18
Views: 3107

Re: Import Method for Digitized Files?

" That was the info I offered to send you, but you said you don't cut wood. " And I still don't To funny. Anyway the type of gadget for importing the csv file is the same. The cabinet outline is a point to point csv with straight lines between each point. If you need any help making it fly, it may ...
by Ken Rychlik
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Downgrading
Replies: 19
Views: 2876

Re: Downgrading

I wish I had never gotten aspire, as for me, it was a waste of money.

I do like the new snapping options available.