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by sk8nmike
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: CNC Shark Pro Plus HD
Topic: Z axes Drawings
Replies: 4
Views: 1656

Re: Z axes Drawings

Not long ago I switched to the water cooled spindle. Was disappointed that it only had a 1/4 inch spindle. I surface my spoil board on occasion but the surface bit is 1/2 inch. I switched back to my electric router. Bummer.... Comments? No sure if it will help you but; Collets for Spindles are meas...
by sk8nmike
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Controller Replacement BlackBox
Replies: 8
Views: 3647

Re: Controller Replacement BlackBox

recently purchased a BlackBox Controller and set it up on a dummy station. Runs well and other than no being able to run the A Axis on a separate control channel (you need to switch cable) it has feature that I like. 1. I can control my spindle speed from within the Tap file. 2. I can turn my Spindl...
by sk8nmike
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Water cooled spindle beginning to make noise
Replies: 5
Views: 1088

Re: Water cooled spindle beginning to make noise

My first check would be the bearings, they are failing or in need of a lube job
by sk8nmike
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Starting in the middle of a program after Estopping?
Replies: 4
Views: 867

Re: Starting in the middle of a program after Estopping?

No as hard as it sounds if X and Y Axis hasn't been reset. Go back to your model in Apsire or V-Carve and delete out the portion that's all read been carved, leaving a little bit of over lap then create a new tap file. I like to create several tap files for my large carvings, that way I have places ...
by sk8nmike
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: CNC Shark Pro Plus HD
Topic: Feeds and Speeds
Replies: 16
Views: 4788

Re: Feeds and Speeds

no chart would ever work for someone else. Feed and Speed are based on the Material, the bit being used and rotation speed of your spindle/router. ideally you want to want to have the feed and speed set so that one point of the bit clears the material just as the second starts it's cut, but even tha...
by sk8nmike
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: CNC Shark Pro Plus HD
Topic: Wrecking my Brain
Replies: 3
Views: 1025

Re: Wrecking my Brain

without seeing your path files I would guess that you're using too large of a bit. The bit you use should pass between the closest points of the stars. I've used bits as small as .75mm, the to using them is very slow plunge, shallow cuts (half the diameter for depth and pass or smaller). Use larger ...
by sk8nmike
Sun May 20, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: System Comparisons
Topic: vacuum pump recommendations?
Replies: 8
Views: 6765

Re: vacuum pump recommendations?

Another source for a good vacuum pump is and old refrigerator. The pumps are quiet. I would also suggest that no matter what pump you wind up using make a vacuum storage tank.
by sk8nmike
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Z Axis Drop
Replies: 5
Views: 1633

Re: Z Axis Drop

Things to check for Z axis problems.. 1. The router mount, the HDPE mount will let the router slip down. either replace it with an aluminum mount or place a set screw in it, be careful to not over tighten the screw and bind up the router. 2. Bindings in cables as others have pointed out. Also check ...
by sk8nmike
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Pausing a carving
Replies: 2
Views: 1352

Re: Pausing a carving

I've yet to find a really good way to pause a carving. But what I do is move back to 0,0,0 and then move the z axis down until it's in good contact with carving material. Then power off the Shark... I've also used an edge finder with varied success. And moving the gantry until hit mechanical zero an...
by sk8nmike
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Bosch 1617 collets
Replies: 5
Views: 2108

Re: Bosch 1617 collets

www.precisebits.com has collets. I used them for few years before switching to a spindle