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    Ok after about a month of tweaking and messing with the cnc here are my first bits of work.

    Ive had to learn how to use artcam and aspire, and also how to make a post processor for my needs, although that is still in the creative phase.

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    These are 80mm wide the first three are 3d reliefs of my children. the last one is one i did for a friend we met in the premature baby hospital.

    This one is for my partners mum, who just had a hip operation i forget the diemnsions of the top of my head but i will find out.
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  2. #2
    Quote Originally Posted by Jester View Post
    i forget the diemnsions of the top of my head but i will find out.
    Well the average human head is about 22cm long and 18cm wide.
    Old router build log here. New router build log here. Lathe build log here.
    Electric motorbike project here.

  3. #3
    Good stuff.... I would be very happy if my first bits of work turned out like that!

  4. #4
    Well done mate...onwards and upwards on the learning curve!! A bit jealous as I'm still making my router...
    Neil...

    Build log...here

  5. #5
    Excellent work you should be very proud of these for first attempts things can only get better and more creative.

    I'm curious to why you needed to get into Post processors.? Both those softwares have posts for Mach3 (and Linux I believe.?) do you have special requirements (nearly wrote Special Needs but didn't think it sounded right . .Lol)

    PS: Nice looking Kids and Riley's got that little Rascal look. . .Lol
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    The ones that came with the software didnt have MTC so i had to do a bit of research and figure out how to do MTC.

    Sometime quite simple im sure but it took a while to figure out lol

    Next i need to strengthen a new bed i put on, it flex's a hell of a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jester View Post
    The ones that came with the software didnt have MTC so i had to do a bit of research and figure out how to do MTC.
    By MTC do you mean manual too change.? . . . . . Erm don't know if I dare tell you this if you have spent alot of time on it.? . . You may have just had Mach3 set wrong(If using Mach3). Thou it never hurts to learn how post P's work just like learing G-code.

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    No ive not spent a lot of time on the post p, it was the artcam software that was saying mach3 didnt support toolchange. and i wanted to tweak it so it displayed the toolpath name and tool being used.

    Next step is that really have to fit home and limit switches although i dont know wether to swap out this bob and drive boards for another one i have which has optoisolation built on. or do i stay with the tonsen bob i have which seams to be working ok at the moment.

    descions descions lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jester View Post
    No ive not spent a lot of time on the post p, it was the artcam software that was saying mach3 didnt support toolchange. and i wanted to tweak it so it displayed the toolpath name and tool being used.
    Ok know exactly what you mean but there is a Mach Post for Artcam that works with multiple tools for either ATC or manual tool change but needs mach setup correctly to work.! . . . . Like I say thou it's good to learn how the internals work so you can do things like formating to your prefered style or information.

    If it's working don't mess.! . . . . When it gives up the ghost then replace with a decent BOB because this is one area that gives the most hassle.

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    Good effort !, what cutter did you use for the 3D reliefs ? also as I'm sure you will know the results would be a lot crisper with a closer grained hardwood like beech or lime as used in carving.

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