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by bill z
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Curved Betting (Poker) Chips Trays
Replies: 1
Views: 264

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: 1
Views: 264

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: 2422

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: 1672

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: 1672

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...
by bill z
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: CNC Shark videos
Topic: Cameo Youtube
Replies: 1
Views: 1227

Cameo Youtube

2 months ago, I helped a friend, David, make some special wedding presents for long time friends of his. David is a professional artist by all means of the word. He even put together this Youtube of him making these plaques that he gave as a wedding present. The specifics of the plaques are meaningf...
by bill z
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Show off your CNC Shark projects
Topic: Red Cedar Cardinal
Replies: 13
Views: 3837

Re: Red Cedar Cardinal

Looks really great Bill.

Tell some about the bits you used.
by bill z
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Setting up the Shark
Topic: Learning the hard way.
Replies: 1
Views: 987

Learning the hard way.

This is more of a reminder to the CNC Shark users to not only keep their machines clean but to check all joints for tightness. Recently, I started a project of making 350 5 pointed stars for a Christmas project for my local church. I started noticing that some of the stars were not just quite right....
by bill z
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: New Router mount for Z Axis
Replies: 10
Views: 2496

Re: New Router mount for Z Axis

gmagge, Please, for clarification, does your Dixiebillet clamp actually clamp or is it bolted to the new Z axis router mount? Also, on my shark, I had to shim my Dixiebillet clamp just a little to get the router perpendicular to the table top because there was not adjustment in the Shark. Does the n...
by bill z
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Setting up the Shark
Topic: Leveling the router
Replies: 6
Views: 1477

Re: Leveling the router

It depends on your mount and router or spindle.

For me, I used some thin dense cardboard and some masking tape to shim my router.

It doesn't take much at the router to make a bid difference.