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by CharliesWoodStuff
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: CNC Shark Pro Plus HD
Topic: Spindle water question...
Replies: 2
Views: 1387

Spindle water question...

I've got a water cooled spindle that I bought with my HD4. Rather than depend on the $5 POS Chinese pump, I bought a CW-3000 Chiller off Amazon. Just installed it and appears to be working well. However, the water bucket I previously used was moldy / slimy when I took it out from under the table. Ot...
by CharliesWoodStuff
Mon May 27, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Spiral flute vs. O flute bits
Replies: 0
Views: 898

Spiral flute vs. O flute bits

I’ve been using up and down cut spiral end mills. The down cut bits pack chips into my profile cut. A pita to clean out and I know that can’t be good for the bit. The uncut bits frequently leave rough bottoms and usually fuzzy at the perimeter. I’ve been doing a little reading about O flute bits. Ca...
by CharliesWoodStuff
Thu May 23, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Software. Programming
Topic: help with 1 year anniversary project
Replies: 2
Views: 1385

Re: help with 1 year anniversary project

I like this idea. Is there a tool (or an easy process) where you can create a shape (in this case - a heart) then fill it with text? I know you can do a square or rectangle. But say I wanted to put the pledge inside a star? It’d be a pita to resize the text then change ctrl-newline constantly.
by CharliesWoodStuff
Wed May 01, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Water cooled spindle
Replies: 4
Views: 1007

Re: Water cooled spindle

I'm amazed that the gantry will flex. I bought this because I thought the metal (aluminum?) would be stronger than that. This isn't a complaint against my shark, just a bit of a disappointment. My first CNC was a bobscnc made of 1/4" plywood. I thought I'd solved the flex issue with the shark. Oh we...
by CharliesWoodStuff
Wed May 01, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Tell us where you're from map
Replies: 570
Views: 330369

Re: Tell us where you're from map

I'm in Maysville, WV and would love to find someone close enough to get together to share info and tactics!

I periodically drive to Clarksburg, WV
by CharliesWoodStuff
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Setting up the Shark
Topic: pinout for LED?
Replies: 2
Views: 1123

Re: pinout for LED?

Thank you for the answers!
by CharliesWoodStuff
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Setting up the Shark
Topic: pinout for LED?
Replies: 2
Views: 1123

pinout for LED?

Is there a pinout on the controller or the spindle controller that I can tap to install a small LED strip?
by CharliesWoodStuff
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Shark Pro
Topic: Vetric Pro programs
Replies: 7
Views: 6408

Re: Vetric Pro programs

Thank you! I'm going to load on the how me computer! Woot!
by CharliesWoodStuff
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Shark Pro
Topic: Vetric Pro programs
Replies: 7
Views: 6408

Re: Vetric Pro programs

Is it permissible to install Vcarve on a second laptop? I'd love to be able to design in the house as well as the workshop!
by CharliesWoodStuff
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Setting up the Shark
Topic: Setting up water cooled spindle
Replies: 4
Views: 1596

Re: Setting up water cooled spindle

Thanks you. Looks good - and I'll bet it's sturdy as heck! Mine is wood and hopefully it'll stand up to the rigors of the Shark. I'm thinking about putting a second 3/4" MDF on top, just to make it a little heavier.