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by TReischl
Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Is there a way to control width of profile cut?
Replies: 11
Views: 567

Re: Is there a way to control width of profile cut?

LOL, it seems someone thinks if the software that "shall remain unamed" is never shown here none of us will ever learn about it. Guess someone has not quite figured out this is the internet and we can search for things. . . I have use the "software that shall remain unamed" myself. In fact, spent a ...
by TReischl
Wed Mar 17, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Alternative for end mill?
Replies: 7
Views: 594

Re: Alternative for end mill?

RC's low tech method for tramming a spindle is deceptive. At first glance it can seem like it is crude, not as accurate as a fancy schmancy expensive dual indicator rig. But that is not the case. If the Z shape is made so that it swings about a 12 inch or greater diameter it becomes extremely accura...
by TReischl
Wed Mar 17, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Arduino, GRBL, Experiences So Far
Replies: 49
Views: 3592

Re: Arduino, GRBL, Experiences So Far

This is the OTHER Gerry..... :lol: :lol: :lol: I see you are in So Cal? I used to get into San Jose a lot for work. My absolute favorite spot was Computer Literacy book store, I think it was on like 1st street? Beat the heck out of sitting around in a hotel room or bar all evening. Well, on some da...
by TReischl
Wed Mar 17, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Arduino, GRBL, Experiences So Far
Replies: 49
Views: 3592

Re: Arduino, GRBL, Experiences So Far

Hello Bill, Yea, it is sort of mystery, kinda. The GRBL software that you install on the board determines the pin connections. I did a search for Arduino GRBL Mega 2560 pinout and this popped up: https://circuitchemas.blogspot.com/2019/12/grbl-arduino-mega-2560-pinout.html So that is how I knew what...
by TReischl
Tue Mar 16, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Optimum Computer Laptop
Replies: 17
Views: 1112

Re: Optimum Computer Laptop

At the risk of being crude. . . . Laptops/computers share something in common with underwear, they need to be changed often. With that in mind I have never EVER spent big $$$ on a computer. There is absolutely nothing special about the one I am running on righrt now, a NUC plain vanilla with the ram...
by TReischl
Tue Mar 16, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Post Processors
Topic: G-Code from V-Carve Desktop - newbie :)
Replies: 11
Views: 2096

Re: G-Code from V-Carve Desktop - newbie :)

About that Z.2, that is a safe distance above the actual work surface, a rapid point. It is normal, do not worry about it.
by TReischl
Tue Mar 16, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Post Processors
Topic: G-Code from V-Carve Desktop - newbie :)
Replies: 11
Views: 2096

Re: G-Code from V-Carve Desktop - newbie :)

IIRC G54 is the default for Mach3. In other words, it will use that unless you spec G55, G56, etc. It has to have a default workpiece coordinate system and G54 is it. If you would feel better having it in your code then you can head over to the post processor folder, open the post up and add the G54...
by TReischl
Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: Wrapped Rotary Machining
Topic: 4th Axis Incomplete Finish Cut
Replies: 27
Views: 2069

Re: 4th Axis Incomplete Finish Cut

Took a long hard look at the g code file. It is commanding full rotations of the A axis. It steps its way around changing Z as it goes. I could not find anything wrong with the file at all. You have something else going on at your machine. I know you do not want to hear that, but it is what it is. E...
by TReischl
Mon Mar 15, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: I need help please
Replies: 5
Views: 976

Re: I need help please

You are probably not getting your Z zero height set correctly.
by TReischl
Mon Mar 15, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: Design & Make Clipart- General
Topic: Material Thickness
Replies: 5
Views: 655

Re: Material Thickness

My guess is because that is a common size of lumber, at least here in the US, 19mm = 3/4 inch (within a couple of thou).
by TReischl
Sun Mar 14, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Getting the Router to lift in the Z axis before attempting to move to another part when parts are nested
Replies: 8
Views: 514

Re: Getting the Router to lift in the Z axis before attempting to move to another part when parts are nested

wdwrkr wrote:
Sun Mar 14, 2021 2:51 pm
The post processor is for Nextwave CNC from Vectric.
Just so you know, manufacturers modify a post and then provide it to Vectric. So the horse's mouth is the builder.
by TReischl
Sat Mar 13, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Getting the Router to lift in the Z axis before attempting to move to another part when parts are nested
Replies: 8
Views: 514

Re: Getting the Router to lift in the Z axis before attempting to move to another part when parts are nested

It could also be how your post processor is set up. IIRC, posts for machines like the Shark are edited by the machine builder. So you might want to post on their forum or send them an email.
by TReischl
Sat Mar 13, 2021 2:42 am
Forum: Wrapped Rotary Machining
Topic: 4th Axis Incomplete Finish Cut
Replies: 27
Views: 2069

Re: 4th Axis Incomplete Finish Cut

It would be nice if the OP posted at least a portion of the G code. Watching something run and then declaring there is a bug is not very "scientific". A look at the g code will confirm whether the software is outputting full rotations around the axis or not. It is very easy to read. Just look at the...
by TReischl
Fri Mar 12, 2021 1:06 am
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Arduino, GRBL, Experiences So Far
Replies: 49
Views: 3592

Re: Arduino, GRBL, Experiences So Far

Try that 45 years ago. . . In the old days, I got all my info from magazines, and books for more in depth knowledge. You could learn almost as much back then, but not in 30 seconds like now. Before online shopping, I mail ordered everything, including big tool purchases. Bought my first PC and CAD ...
by TReischl
Thu Mar 11, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Arduino, GRBL, Experiences So Far
Replies: 49
Views: 3592

Re: Arduino, GRBL, Experiences So Far

I am always impressed by the amount of talent we have on this forum. Folks who know Windows inside and out, engineering skills, artistic talent, software skills, etc. I have been active on this forum for about 14 years now, the amount I have learned by making it a regular stop is staggering. Sometim...