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  #721  
Old Fri 08 May 2015, 00:53
KenC
Just call me: Ken
 
Klang
Malaysia
G64 Px.xxx sometime its call constant velocity, other times  its called path following. Play with Px.xxx to ach ieve the smoothness you desire. for graphic stuff,  dimension is alway not important.
G61 is exact stop, i.e. it will pass through the poin ts exactly and it will stop as corners if the cond ition requires eg, 120 degree u turn sharp c orner.
If G64 Px.xx wasn't there in your g-code, most lik ely G61 (exct stop) was there.
G-code details
[G61 and G64]
Path following details
Path following

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  #722  
Old Mon 11 May 2015, 20:11
darren salyer
Just call me: Darren #101
 
Wentzville mo
United States of America
this the suspect font?
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  #723  
Old Tue 12 May 2015, 00:06
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
It is the default Verdana font, but from Ken's foreign keyboard setting (Malaysia).

Ken, do you use a different keyboard when you get the strange font?
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  #724  
Old Tue 12 May 2015, 09:28
servant74
Just call me: Jack
 
Nashville (Tennessee)
United States of America
Just a guess on my part, but it looks like he was set up to use a double-byte-character set, normal in many areas where more pictographic characters are used, rather than even the extended arabic characters used in most English language.
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  #725  
Old Tue 12 May 2015, 21:55
KenC
Just call me: Ken
 
Klang
Malaysia
From what you suspected, it seem like my pinyin entry (Chinese character entry) is causing the problem.

I'll dig further the next time it happens.

Thanks
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  #726  
Old Sun 17 May 2015, 21:16
darren salyer
Just call me: Darren #101
 
Wentzville mo
United States of America
Had a rush job to get out for a commercial contractor....20 wall appliques..18 pcs. 64.25"x16",2 pcs. 70.75x16"...out of 7 sheets of 3/4" MDF.
1/4" 2 flute downspiral, 10k RPM 120 IPM federate.



Lots of cutouts...



All in all, exactly what the machine was designed for.
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  #727  
Old Mon 18 May 2015, 05:40
Jason Marsha
Just call me: Jason
 
B'Town
Barbados
Sweet.

How many passes? or did you cut the full 3/4" in one pass.

Jason
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  #728  
Old Mon 18 May 2015, 06:18
lonestaral
Just call me: Al #114
 
Isarn
Thailand
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Wall appliques, is that a fancy word windows ?

A good looking product.
Lots of cutouts to clutter up the shop.
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  #729  
Old Mon 18 May 2015, 07:00
darren salyer
Just call me: Darren #101
 
Wentzville mo
United States of America
1/4" cutter, 3 passes. The Milwaukee router doesn't have the brawn for a single pass.
I like to limit cutter depth to equal or less than diameter.
Just what works well for me.
120 little blocks to clutter the dumpster today, Al.
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  #730  
Old Tue 19 May 2015, 00:41
hennie
Just call me: Hennie #23
 
Roodepoort JHB
South Africa
Those clutter looks like name boards for a primary school.
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  #731  
Old Tue 19 May 2015, 07:19
darren salyer
Just call me: Darren #101
 
Wentzville mo
United States of America
I actually kept 60 of them at the last minute, for that very reason. Posted a preview of one on my FB page, and sold $100 of v carved name plaques yesterday.

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  #732  
Old Tue 19 May 2015, 19:40
racedirector
Just call me: Bruce #122
 
New South Wales
Australia
Oooo, do show us I just invested in some Amana Tools V groove insert bits they I am itching to try out. Not 'til Monday though.....
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  #733  
Old Wed 20 May 2015, 00:20
hennie
Just call me: Hennie #23
 
Roodepoort JHB
South Africa
Shows you there is money in things we want to throw away.
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  #734  
Old Fri 17 July 2015, 01:49
bwiab
Just call me: bwiab
 
denver co
United States of America
Darren... Read through your thread. Great build and amazing thread. Really appreciate all the photos and documentation before and after. I'm planning a similar build. x = 62 y = 120. Do you think the shaking you mention early on after completing the build is because of the minimal lateral bracing in the x to accommodate material storage? What would you tweak about your frame design if you were to do it again? Any surprises by building the gantry extra wide? Appreciate it!
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  #735  
Old Fri 17 July 2015, 07:15
darren salyer
Just call me: Darren #101
 
Wentzville mo
United States of America
Thanks for the compliments.
I have an overabundance of bracing in the X direction. I'll assume you mean the Y.
This machine has a ton of mass. the legs and all the structure under the beams are 3/16" wall. Feeling the machine shake is different than having something show up in a cut. It cuts rock solid with no perceptible flex.
My only change would be to use thinner wall gantry beams, with a bolt strip inside, to reduce the weight of the gantry. I don't believe that would decrease cut quality, and may allow a small speed increase.
Temper that with the fact that I believe 120IPM is the limit of my cutters, (mostly 1/4" and 1/8") and router HP. On the rare occasion I use a 1/2" bit, I use 150-165 IPM speeds, which the machine handles with ease, with no lost steps.
Good luck with your build.
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  #736  
Old Fri 17 July 2015, 10:51
pblackburn
Just call me: Pete #98
 
South-Central Pennsylvania
United States of America
You need to make the jump to a spindle someday Darren. I have been waiting for that report.
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  #737  
Old Fri 17 July 2015, 10:55
domino11
Just call me: Heath
 
Cornwall, Ontario
Canada
And a laser Darren!
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  #738  
Old Sun 19 July 2015, 07:16
Tom Ayres
Just call me: Tom #117
 
Bassett (VA)
United States of America
Me! Me! I want a laser too!
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  #739  
Old Sun 19 July 2015, 19:48
darren salyer
Just call me: Darren #101
 
Wentzville mo
United States of America
Lol. How about we take up a collection for #101s member requested upgrades?
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  #740  
Old Sun 19 July 2015, 21:17
pblackburn
Just call me: Pete #98
 
South-Central Pennsylvania
United States of America
I am up for that
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  #741  
Old Mon 20 July 2015, 09:34
darren salyer
Just call me: Darren #101
 
Wentzville mo
United States of America
Was it this forum where someone posted a link to a DIY diode laser made into a bracket that mounted to the router housing?
Of course, I found it intriguing, and now I can't find it back...
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  #742  
Old Mon 20 July 2015, 09:53
servant74
Just call me: Jack
 
Nashville (Tennessee)
United States of America
http://www.banggood.com/300mW-Mini-D...-p-958368.html

A little CNC machine to laser burn. Ripe to take the laser and power supply to hack for mounting on the MM!
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  #743  
Old Mon 20 July 2015, 09:59
darren salyer
Just call me: Darren #101
 
Wentzville mo
United States of America
I'll look into that one Jack.
Heres the one I was thinking of.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EMENb5xdRM
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  #744  
Old Mon 20 July 2015, 10:18
servant74
Just call me: Jack
 
Nashville (Tennessee)
United States of America
Laser Shoe Laser

I remember seeing that one some time ago.

Just never found a laser similar to what he used.

Just found it: http://stores.ebay.com/KALE-CNC?_trksid=p4340.l2563

Last edited by servant74; Mon 20 July 2015 at 10:31.. Reason: Found source for lasers
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  #745  
Old Mon 20 July 2015, 11:36
darren salyer
Just call me: Darren #101
 
Wentzville mo
United States of America
Me too, came here to post link...
I'm thinking I may need to order one up...that small entry level machine I started with would be ideal for this....
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  #746  
Old Mon 20 July 2015, 11:40
servant74
Just call me: Jack
 
Nashville (Tennessee)
United States of America
Laser only machines can be much lighter because they have almost no mass required in the heads. Some just carry mirrors but from what I read they can be pretty hard to align. So for me, mounting a LED laser directly on the head is worth the little extra heft required.
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  #747  
Old Mon 20 July 2015, 11:41
darren salyer
Just call me: Darren #101
 
Wentzville mo
United States of America
A few posts back, I mentioned cutting plaques for a guy with a plasma, of course, he sent me a pic of his most recent cutout, and I had to have one for the shop wall, in 14g. steel. 48" wide... I think its cool.

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  #748  
Old Mon 20 July 2015, 11:53
darren salyer
Just call me: Darren #101
 
Wentzville mo
United States of America
Jack, that seller has a slightly more powerful Infrared Laser for the same price...Know anything about the difference between that and the one he used?
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  #749  
Old Mon 20 July 2015, 11:53
domino11
Just call me: Heath
 
Cornwall, Ontario
Canada
This was the one I was thinking of, it was on a facebook group you are in Darren,
http://jtechphotonics.com/
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  #750  
Old Mon 20 July 2015, 11:59
darren salyer
Just call me: Darren #101
 
Wentzville mo
United States of America
Thanks Heath!!
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