Search found 626 matches

by Rando
Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Setting up the Shark
Topic: Custom touch plate
Replies: 1
Views: 34

Re: Custom touch plate

yeah, but have you put a dial test indicator on, and found that it doesn't actually move in 0.001" increments? My measurements show a cycle of 0.0008, 0.0008, 0.0014. Also, the Z-axis max speed and acceleration numbers seem to affect that incremental jog. Not to in any way diss; looks like a great i...
by Rando
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Shark Pro Plus HD/All Sharks Router Mount
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: Shark Pro Plus HD/All Sharks Router Mount

If you say so. Seems to me literally every single shark owner already has one of those...it comes with the machine. They are, quite literally, useless pieces of plastic. After all, he's found the one place where people come who would be interested in them, a significant number of people who actually...
by Rando
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Shark Pro Plus HD/All Sharks Router Mount
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: Shark Pro Plus HD/All Sharks Router Mount

Maybe none of those 50 chose to spend the time to reply to your extremely generous offer because it's nothing more than $2.00 of plastic, made well over a decade ago. Oh, but wait, that would only be $2.00 in plastic if they didn't have holes in them. You know, USABLE plastic. Sorry, those are nothi...
by Rando
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Touch plate wires
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: Touch plate wires

The cable I have is marked with a label saying 255-285. The touch-plate connector is a 3-conductor tip-ring-sleeve (TRS) stereo 1/8" plug. The center conductor (tip) and the middle conductor (ring) of the plug both go to the wire that has the magnet that attaches to the spindle/bit. The outer conduc...
by Rando
Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: CNC Shark Pro Plus HD
Topic: How do you resume a carving after a stop
Replies: 1
Views: 108

Re: How do you resume a carving after a stop

Well, do you want the short answer, or the easy answer? The short answer is that restarting at some arbitrary point in a GCode file is not a built-in feature of the system....at all. The easy answer is there IS NO easy answer. The hard answer is that it's possible, but you have to first develop a fr...
by Rando
Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: CNC Shark Pro Plus HD
Topic: z axis kept going down
Replies: 5
Views: 259

Re: z axis kept going down

yes, very weird. I've seen it too. In one way reproducible: Jog to one end of your machine...you'll want to have plenty of room. select slow continuous jog speed Now hold down the numeric keypad button for jogging Once it starts moving, click the Load GCode button. Now try and stop it ...... :D You ...
by Rando
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Z Axis Issues
Replies: 15
Views: 518

Re: Z Axis Issues

Well that sure is definitive! Such robust data collection, morningafterpost. Yeah, those are the UL regulations that prevent him from getting sued. Whether the box is hot to the touch is not a reliable indicator of whether there's an internal over-temp condition going on. And for you to claim that's...
by Rando
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Z Axis Issues
Replies: 15
Views: 518

Re: Z Axis Issues

Cool; look forward to it. It'll fix THAT issue...whether that issue caused your intermittent failures, sadly, only time will tell. I hate problems not resolvable to a root cause, but sadly, many are! Hope the travels and road-time go well for you; stay healthy, unless somehow you live on a planet wi...
by Rando
Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Z Axis Issues
Replies: 15
Views: 518

Re: Z Axis Issues

Sounds good: nice to see someone who knows which end of a soldering iron to NOT hold. I'd just go ahead and open it up. In mine, a now-old HD2, they did all sorts of odd things, like routing the 120VAC cable that fed the (always nice and clean) router motor directly over the CPU. I went in a pretty ...
by Rando
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Z Axis Issues
Replies: 15
Views: 518

Re: Z Axis Issues

well, try turning off all the fans in your computer...and see how long THAT one runs....that controller is no different: there are perfectly normal operating conditions that can trigger an over-temp condition. Period. There is no conjecture or contention here. Adequate heat management is a requireme...