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by Kayvon
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Setting up the Shark
Topic: Custom touch plate
Replies: 7
Views: 114

Re: Custom touch plate

You might check the G91/G90 setting in the post and resulting GCode: absolute mode is G90, incremental is G91. I'm plenty familiar with writing and reading GCode to do that, but it's just as easy for me to start at the origin, so I've never bothered. It sounds like that's more useful to you, especi...
by Kayvon
Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: 3D Star
Replies: 1
Views: 27

Re: 3D Star

This should be exactly what you need:
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:543562

Two STL files with 5-point 3d stars.
by Kayvon
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Setting up the Shark
Topic: Custom touch plate
Replies: 7
Views: 114

Re: Custom touch plate

That sounds infuriating. I haven't had that issue, thankfully. The only thing I've encountered is problems if I start running gcode when I'm not at (0,0,0). It's probably because of relative moves in g-code, rather than absolute. I haven't checked explicitly -- I just learned to start at (0,0,0) lik...
by Kayvon
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Show off your CNC Shark projects
Topic: Diamond drag
Replies: 1
Views: 41

Re: Diamond drag

Those look terrific!

I made my own drag bit, but acrylic is the only thing I've tried so far:
http://perryprojects.blogspot.com/2017/ ... g-bit.html
by Kayvon
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Setting up the Shark
Topic: Custom touch plate
Replies: 7
Views: 114

Re: Custom touch plate

I have not observed the 0.0185" depth problem. If you jog down to 0", without running code, is it 0.0185" too deep? Or do you have to run code? Admittedly, I determined the width of my touchplate using the CNC (I didn't have calipers at the time), so once I contact the plate I tell the Control Panel...
by Kayvon
Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Touch plate wires
Replies: 6
Views: 168

Re: Touch plate wires

Junior, I created a new thread:
https://www.cncsharktalk.com/viewtopic. ... 396#p34396

Feel free to ask questions there. It's a simple solution that works well for me.
by Kayvon
Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Setting up the Shark
Topic: Custom touch plate
Replies: 7
Views: 114

Custom touch plate

I made my own touch plate for the Shark (or anything else). New Wave sells an official Shark Touch Plate for about $100. $10 of that goes towards a cable and piece of metal. The rest goes towards paying the fee to unlock the Shark Control Panel so it recognizes the plate. If it weren't for the softw...
by Kayvon
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Shark Pro Plus HD/All Sharks Router Mount
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: Shark Pro Plus HD/All Sharks Router Mount

You may be reading too much into this, Rando. I didn't see anything political here. Or, possibly, I'm not reading enough into it, but I prefer to give people the benefit of the doubt. Gdon, it was a nice offer. I can't speak for the other 49 people, but I didn't take you up on it because it doesn't ...
by Kayvon
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Touch plate wires
Replies: 6
Views: 168

Re: Touch plate wires

The magic is in getting the controller software to recognize the plate, which is what most of the fee goes towards. I ended up making my own touchplate that works through USB, interacting with the controller software as a "keyboard" rather than plugging in to the controller directly. I can post deta...
by Kayvon
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: CNC Shark Pro Plus HD
Topic: z axis kept going down
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: z axis kept going down

If you lose focus while holding down a jog button, the main window will never get the "released button" signal when you let go. Best not to load g-code while jogging. :)