Thread: Build and Intro
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??
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.
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Here's a few things I've been making....
Last edited by swisscheese; 01-02-2014 at 11:36 AM.
Those doors are great, what cutter did you use for that ?
Great stuff. G.
My guess would be the software by this guy...?
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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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.
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?
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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