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    Thatís a very open question. Chip size is...

    Thatís a very open question.

    Chip size is important for heat management.
    bit diameter affects this


    i would turn to manual for a start, and then go start looking at feed and speed calculators...
  2. I found that and needed one for some work I was...

    I found that and needed one for some work I was doing.

    The linked one below seemed to work better and was recommended by my ply supplier.

    CutList Optimizer
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    Ticking along, torsion box bench and frame built....

    Ticking along, torsion box bench and frame built. Waiting for castors and going to buy 40mm sq profile aluminium legs for bench as the last ones were wood and I was never 100% on them.
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    NEW DRAW I'm in

    I'm in
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    Base Frame and wasteboard. 493706 I...

    Base Frame and wasteboard.



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    I bought a waste board because its quicker and more likley to be square. Turns out Ben has a bigger router and just cnc's them out. Well protected and...
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    Y axis rails. 493700 Parts laid out, bags of...

    Y axis rails.
    493700
    Parts laid out, bags of bits getting smaller by the day.

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    Inspection of rails led to finding swarf in a drill hole. Easily removed. Had to hit the ends with a file to...
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    493672 z axis hanging off x carriage. The...

    493672

    z axis hanging off x carriage. The silver bit showing is more than I wanted so I changed out the t nuts to smaller ones. This affects z axis clearance. If it sticks out more I have less...
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    x axis carriage assembly and z slide. 493592...

    x axis carriage assembly and z slide.

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    x axis parts find and laid out

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    assembled, photo of inside.

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    another rear and outside x carriage
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    Yes, belt driven. I found it good enough for my...

    Yes, belt driven. I found it good enough for my purposes and could reliably reproduce to the limit of my cheap calipers at 0.1mm on my old unit. Also plenty strong enough to break 1/4 in bits as I...
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    18/4/21. Found time to assemble the Y...

    18/4/21.

    Found time to assemble the Y carriages and start on the control box.
    One idler pulley has a bung seal and will need replacement before I assemble the X carriage.
    Little issue with the...
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    The name is in the title, however a little...

    The name is in the title, however a little subtle.

    Home - CNC Routers | 3DTEK
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    I've attached a copy of plans for bench that...

    I've attached a copy of plans for bench that should end up looking like this:

    492938 492939

    I do have a .igs file that has the full design where I can get measurements from and the last one I...
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    Parts made it today. It's clear since the last...

    Parts made it today.
    It's clear since the last one I bought that Ben has been working on packaging, the stuff arrived well packaged and no signs on damage.
    Yet to check the inventory to confirm...
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    Pick up some nice wood in TAS.

    Pick up some nice wood in TAS.
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    Moved interstate so sold it locally. Did not...

    Moved interstate so sold it locally. Did not trust removalists to deliver unharmed.

    I expect itís still going ok, might have needed a new router but the rest was schmick, or at least I thought so.
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    XYZ carve build

    Bought my second unit but this time with a spindle.

    any interest in a Build blog or similar,? I can do if interest is shown, otherwise a finished and ad hoc build post is likely.
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    Agree, work and materials involved are likely...

    Agree, work and materials involved are likely equal to or more tHan secondhand refrigerator.
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    Iíd suggest a shallower depth of cut, most of the...

    Iíd suggest a shallower depth of cut, most of the ones I did were maximum 0.5mm. But then I did use 4mm cast acrylic. 6mm means the rear edges canít pick up light. Perhaps a test is in order to see...
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    I'm with aussieadam on the power tool thing and...

    I'm with aussieadam on the power tool thing and being scared of them.
    Keeps me safer as I check and double check every single time and follow best practice and all the safety stuff.

    Heck, I...
  20. As a kid my father converted a public incinerator...

    As a kid my father converted a public incinerator into a firebox and jammed a 6m length of 12" steel pipe into it. It was welded up on one end and we simply filled the bottom with a few liters of...
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    Lovely overkill for some plastic holders....

    Lovely overkill for some plastic holders. Certainly tarts the table up nicely
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    Cal, I ran with a machine surface much like...

    Cal,

    I ran with a machine surface much like yours for the time I had my old machine, never had to replace the spoil board and as the parts I used were smaller than the workplace never had overhang...
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    Going to need a tad more info. dimensions? ...

    Going to need a tad more info.

    dimensions? Will you dismantle and put your own bezel on? Screen quality? Touchscreen capable?
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    I clamped mine down with some wood that was cut...

    I clamped mine down with some wood that was cut to fit the profile. Preferred that to bolting it down as the machine was untouched. Concept was the same.
  25. I find the failure posts much more useful in many...

    I find the failure posts much more useful in many cases than the success ones as I learn more.
    thanks for sharing
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    Cal, Iíd suggest you leave it and see what...

    Cal,

    Iíd suggest you leave it and see what happens first. No point trying to fix something that might not happen.

    just be on the lookout for interference during the beginning.
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    Mine used GRBL 1.1 and Universal Gcode sender....

    Mine used GRBL 1.1 and Universal Gcode sender. Lots of different controllers, all do similar things.

    the Blackbox also uses GRBL 1.1 according to specs so UGS will send commands to it no problems...
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    Looks fine to my eye, the equipment should have...

    Looks fine to my eye, the equipment should have ventilation specs I. Instructions you could read about if you are concerned. My setup was different so I didnít need a dedicated box.

    - - - Updated...
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    Cal, made the move in jan last year. Caught in...

    Cal, made the move in jan last year. Caught in temporary accomodation for 2020 due to COVID so no woodworking for me. House marked basically closed shop where we are living.

    I do move into my new...
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    Cal, Good to see the pics. The metal on the...

    Cal,

    Good to see the pics.
    The metal on the workbee is certainly pretty thick. My next one will be a spindle but I've still a couple of months to go before moving (damn covid). Probably get...
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    I could get pretty much whatever I was looking...

    I could get pretty much whatever I was looking for here when living in SA.

    Sassafras Angencies | The Tradies' Secret
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    DRAWN & CLAIMED Iím in

    Iím in
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    DRAWN & CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
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    You can certainly do both. Comes down to cost and...

    You can certainly do both. Comes down to cost and programming skill if you want to use 4th axis for rotation. There is also a technique using locating pins where you manually rotate the workpiece 180...
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    Put a couple of places I knew of in Adelaide.

    Put a couple of places I knew of in Adelaide.
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    I did consider the old google, but it is always...

    I did consider the old google, but it is always better to make sure you are talking about the same thing and check.
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    No, got a link?

    No, got a link?
  38. DRAWN & CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
  39. That link says Titan. What did you search for and...

    That link says Titan. What did you search for and how did you know it was the right manual?
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    I like this idea, particularly if I can somehow...

    I like this idea, particularly if I can somehow make sure my backside is converted to wood paneling for use in parliament.
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    This thread has a few comments on workflow I made...

    This thread has a few comments on workflow I made a while ago.

    https://www.woodworkforums.com/f170/am-track-235864?highlight=Universal+Gcode+sender
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    The curse of age. By the time you are old enough...

    The curse of age. By the time you are old enough to start to be sensible and know things the body starts to break.

    I envy the 20yo people who know nothing, think they know everything and still...
  43. What about the plastic coated magnetic strip like...

    What about the plastic coated magnetic strip like that you find in fridge door seals. Stick to the dowel/ wood the entire length and the plastic would protect the poster nicely.

    I like this idea...
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    Would need to know more about exactly what you...

    Would need to know more about exactly what you make and how you plan to make it before commenting.

    there are options for rotating axis machines that might fit the bill.
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    CLAIMED Iím in

    Iím in
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    When growing up there was a local cockatoo named...

    When growing up there was a local cockatoo named Beverly that was someone's pet. It flew about the neighbourhood and would regularly visit to say hello. When he saw people outside having a bbq he...
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    Pretty cool. Love seeing people share their...

    Pretty cool. Love seeing people share their projects.
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    I ran a fanless second hand netbook I bought for...

    I ran a fanless second hand netbook I bought for $100 with windows 10 that connected to the house wifi. A simple shared folder setup on the laptop allowed me to transfer the gcode with no issues and...
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    No problem Cal, been meaning to write this stuff...

    No problem Cal, been meaning to write this stuff down for a while so I don't forget it.

    if you have the money you could do a lot worse than the lead screw unit.

    I won't be getting too hung up...
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    Hi Cal, I've since had to move to Sydney for...

    Hi Cal,

    I've since had to move to Sydney for work and sold my machine locally so I cannot show it to you or demonstrate its use.

    Far as I can tell most hobby units seem to have a precision of...
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