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    EDDY I can confirm that the switches work as they should when there is no power going to the stepper motors. I'm guessing I have to now re wire switching wire with shield wire of some kind??

    thanks

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    Man its been a while since I've been on here. Time for some pics!
    Overall I'm pretty happy with how the machine runs, especially seeing as I made it with zero plans/planning, a big no no on here haha. Haven't had any major problems and once I received the new driver everythings been sweet. Still haven't wired up any limit switches, I'm lazy.


    Some videos

    DIY CNC Router Flush Handle - YouTube

    DIY CNC router pocket - YouTube


    Here's a few things I've been making....
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  4. #33
    Those doors are great, what cutter did you use for that ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EddyCurrent View Post
    Those doors are great, what cutter did you use for that ?
    Hi,
    I used a 85 degree 2 flute v cutter. The holes are all the same distance apart centre to centre however there size changes according to depth(deeper equals larger). I'll put up a link to the free program when I'm on a computer.

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  7. #35
    Great stuff. G.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swisscheese View Post
    Hi,
    I used a 85 degree 2 flute v cutter. The holes are all the same distance apart centre to centre however there size changes according to depth(deeper equals larger). I'll put up a link to the free program when I'm on a computer.
    Any chance you can post that link ? thanks in advance.
    Spelling mistakes are not intentional, I only seem to see them some time after I've posted

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    My guess would be the software by this guy...?

    http://jasondorie.com/page_cnc.html

    In fact, seeing a link to his software was one of the first things that got me into cnc machines!

    Nice job swisscheese, looks really good!

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  11. #38
    Quote Originally Posted by cncJim View Post
    My guess would be the software by this guy...?

    CNC Software

    In fact, seeing a link to his software was one of the first things that got me into cnc machines!

    Nice job swisscheese, looks really good!
    Yes that's the link.
    Might take you a few shots to get it working well.
    A few tips
    Make centre distance between holes about 0.4mm bigger or more than hole size.
    Set z retract limit quite low, I do mine at 2mm
    High contrast images work best


    Also look up iannonne design. He has some great furniture with nice disigns on it using this and other techniques.

    Cheers

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    Lives in Reading, United Kingdom. Last Activity: 2 Weeks Ago Has been a member for 4-5 years. Has a total post count of 170. Received thanks 15 times, giving thanks to others 32 times.
    Good tips, thanks. I haven't tried using the software yet as I think my machine might die from all the z action! First thing I will try when I upgrade though.
    What sort of times did your half-toning take to machine?
    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by cncJim View Post
    Good tips, thanks. I haven't tried using the software yet as I think my machine might die from all the z action! First thing I will try when I upgrade though.
    What sort of times did your half-toning take to machine?
    Jim
    Also another
    Start with min hole size at 1 mm and max around 4.
    Melamine faced chip board and laminated mdf work good.

    I have never timed but I would estimate that one of those doors ( from the tree cabinet) took around 1 to 1 and a half hours. Those doors were 15 thousand holes each. Probably could go faster but as you say you don't want the z axis losing steps as it works very hard and would be a bugger to reset.

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