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by bill z
Sun Nov 19, 2023 7:53 am
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: V Carve Question
Replies: 9
Views: 946

Re: V Carve Question

Bob,

Yes, adjusting the 'Safe Z' worked.

I must have set it to .001 while I was trying to adjust for another issue I was having. I shouldn't go around changing values to see what works.

Thanks again.

Bill
by bill z
Fri Nov 17, 2023 5:52 pm
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: V Carve Question
Replies: 9
Views: 946

Re: V Carve Question

Thanks Bob. However changing the Safe Z wasn't easy. I haven't done that before. I found safe Z in the Toolpaths but it is only displayed, not changeable there. But, in Material Setup, it just says 'Set' and the picture indicates above the material. I changed it and I'll try it. I'll let you know.
by bill z
Fri Nov 17, 2023 7:48 am
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: V Carve Question
Replies: 9
Views: 946

Re: V Carve Question

Thanks for the quick reply Bob. My Shark is more than 10 years old and doesn't have a laser. The Post Processor in V Carve that I use is 'CNCShark-USB Arcs (inch)(*.tab)' Recently, the hard drive in the laptop used with the Shark died and I installed a new version of CNC Shark Control Panel (2.1 bui...
by bill z
Fri Nov 17, 2023 7:40 am
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: V Carve Question
Replies: 9
Views: 946

Re: V Carve Question

Thanks for the supper quick reply Bob. My Shark is very old. I bought it used some 10 years ago. It doesn't have laser, just a Bosch router. Same with my V Carve, it is version 4. It has been working just fine till now. The only thing new is the 'CNC Shark Control Panel 2.1' I installed after the la...
by bill z
Thu Nov 16, 2023 5:03 pm
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: V Carve Question
Replies: 9
Views: 946

V Carve Question

I'm using V Carve to make some Christmas ornaments using a 1/32 inch diameter carbide down cut inlay router bit in a 2D Profile Toolpath. All seems to work great except for when the program raises the router and moves it to another part of the board to be cut. The router doesn't lift high enough and...
by bill z
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Curved Betting (Poker) Chips Trays
Replies: 11
Views: 5210

Re: Curved Betting (Poker) Chips Trays

After carving a bunch of scrap wood, I finally figured it out, or at lease what works for me. In Aspire, In Toolpath in finishing Toolpath, in Machine Strategy, I chose Conventional Offset instead of Raster. At first I thought Raster would take less time but it doesn’t. The other change I made was t...
by bill z
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Curved Betting (Poker) Chips Trays
Replies: 11
Views: 5210

Curved Betting (Poker) Chips Trays

A friend contracted me to build a Craps Table, complete with betting (poker) chips trays. The table was relatively straight forward and simple but the chips trays were more challenging. Craps tables have betting (poker) chip trays on the curved ends and that creates more of a challenge. 2 rail model...
by bill z
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Software. Programming
Topic: Virtual Zero Unlimited
Replies: 10
Views: 9042

Re: Virtual Zero Unlimited

2 things: Won't using virtual zero unlimited take a long time, like twice as long as cutting? What about us guys that don't have pendents and use a computer with our controller? Will Virtual Zero Unlimited be available for us?
by bill z
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Z axis will go down but not up
Replies: 4
Views: 3960

Re: Z axis will go down but not up

How old is your machine?

Did it work before?

What happened just before this started happening?
by bill z
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Z axis will go down but not up
Replies: 4
Views: 3960

Re: Z axis will go down but not up

Tell us some of what you have seen around your Z tower. Could the coupler between the motor and the screw have come loose? does the screw turn at all when trying to raise the Z axis? If you uncouple the screw from the stepper motor does the motor then turn but not when toe screw is attached? Maybe p...