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by justallan17
Sun May 01, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: Open Talk
Topic: My turn for Z axis trouble
Replies: 4
Views: 3676

Re: My turn for Z axis trouble

Thank you, Sir. The whole model thickness and all still confuses me, but if I'm only doing 2D work right now and just have to set my zero gap on top then I'm good with that. I'm still bragging on Probotix and Vcarve, so life is good. When I have time this coming winter I'll invest the time to learn ...
by justallan17
Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:16 am
Forum: Open Talk
Topic: My turn for Z axis trouble
Replies: 4
Views: 3676

Re: My turn for Z axis trouble

Very cool, thank you. What I think I had somehow done was set my machine zero at my G28 position and couldn't figure out how to reset it back to zeros. I accidently got the X and Y back right and now think I got the Z also, but had made mistakes in my drawing and was trying to use up to much space b...
by justallan17
Thu Apr 28, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Open Talk
Topic: My turn for Z axis trouble
Replies: 4
Views: 3676

My turn for Z axis trouble

Somehow I managed to accidently zero all 3 of my "0" machine settings to where my G28 is set to. I managed to get my X and Y axis back to normal, but I can't figure out how to get my Z axis zeroed again. ARGH!!! I'm guessing I would raise my z all the way up, go into MD? and punch in a gco...
by justallan17
Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Tool touch off sensor
Replies: 21
Views: 11431

Re: Tool touch off sensor

I don't know if this may help or not and I'm pretty much brand spanking new on these things, but..... Although I don't have a tool touch off sensor I get this same message on occasion and re-set my tool in the router, generally in a little, then re-zero my Z and it works. I've come to the conclusion...
by justallan17
Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:02 am
Forum: Open Talk
Topic: Tear out on first cut .030
Replies: 3
Views: 3089

Re: Tear out on first cut .030

If it's something that you are going to put a finish on, apply some sanding sealer beforehand. It basically works like glue or filler and holds all the fibers in place.
by justallan17
Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: Machine Mechanics
Topic: Collets
Replies: 2
Views: 2030

Re: Collets

I just got mine through them a couple weeks ago and they do just fine, plus they are priced about as good as I could find.
by justallan17
Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:31 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Tool Changes?
Replies: 7
Views: 3606

Re: Tool Changes?

If you are getting chip blockage in your profile toolpaths then I suggest using an upcut spiral endmill. They pull the chips up as they are cut. 4D Thanks 4D. I think me being cheap and using a metal cutting endmill is probably my problem. It's cutting great without any chatter and when I'm done al...
by justallan17
Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:24 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Tool Changes?
Replies: 7
Views: 3606

Re: Tool Changes?

Thank Dave.
I haven't it made it far enough to know if the CNC will do it or not. Where I'm stuck is I just got Vcarve Pro and it won't let me save all 3 in one file to put into the CNC. It says it doesn't support tool changes, or something of that nature.
by justallan17
Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Tool Changes?
Replies: 7
Views: 3606

Re: Tool Changes?

I didn't get the tool length sensor, DRATS! It only takes a couple seconds to get the next file and zero the "Z". This where research and the million question would have come in handy. :D I'm not griping though. It's starting to slowly pay for itself and it's keeping me sober so all is good.
by justallan17
Tue Feb 02, 2016 7:49 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Tool Changes?
Replies: 7
Views: 3606

Tool Changes?

I finally had the money to upgrade to Vcarve Pro and drew up another crib board this morning using it. When I went to save it I was thinking that I could save all 3 of tool paths to one file, it says that I can't because that program does do tool changes. I make 3 tool paths. 1 for drilling (.125 en...

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