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by PeteD
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: CNC Shark Pro Plus HD
Topic: X axis slop
Replies: 1
Views: 200

X axis slop

I am getting about .020 slop in the carriage on the x axis. It is not from loose connector at the motor or loose screws. How does one adjust the drive nut system to take this slop out?
by PeteD
Wed Mar 18, 2015 4:16 pm
Forum: Shark Pro
Topic: painting drag lines in granite
Replies: 2
Views: 3005

Re: painting drag lines in granite

On corian after cutting the project I paint letting the paint get on the top surface also then when good and dry I sand with 120 grit sandpaper. Then blow off with compressed air. This leaves very nice edges on the engravings. I do the same with wood projects also.
by PeteD
Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: HELP
Replies: 6
Views: 1293

Re: HELP

Did you download the post processors from nextwave and insert them as directed so you can get them in v-carve?
by PeteD
Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Chinese endmills?
Replies: 10
Views: 2210

Re: Chinese endmills?

The two links are different types of end mills. Ball nose are better for 3d carving and drilling and with the proper feeds and speeds should last well over 2 hours of carving time.
by PeteD
Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Post Deleted
Replies: 3
Views: 1344

Re: Shark Pro Plus HD (For Sale CANADA ONLY)

If you want to see one working I live in Chatham. Call me at 519-437-8991. Pete
by PeteD
Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:19 pm
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Chinese endmills?
Replies: 10
Views: 2210

Re: Chinese endmills?

I have been using them for years drilling holes in crib board for about 4 years with no problems. I have made hundreds of crib boards with over 500 holes in each of them and they do not wander when hitting the various grains in a price of wood.
by PeteD
Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:30 pm
Forum: Setting up the Shark
Topic: Bit milage
Replies: 12
Views: 4045

Re: Bit milage

I use a 1/8 carbide ball nose end mill for all my crib board holes. I find a drill bit is not stiff enough and will wander when it hits different grains in the wood. I make about 200 boards a year and get about 100 boards with 1 end mill before it needs replacing. You can get them on e-bay from Chin...
by PeteD
Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Newbie can't center designs - I am SO FRUSTRATED!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 7251

Re: Newbie can't center designs - I am SO FRUSTRATED!!!

The z position has nothing to do with what you cut being offset. The z is up and down, for depth. Souns to me like you ate trying to cut past the machine limits. Pete
by PeteD
Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: PRICING
Replies: 3
Views: 2286

Re: PRICING

I charge $35 for signs 12 x 16 and under. My material costs are $2 for the ash, $1 for the clear coat, $1 for the craft paint and $6 for end mills, sandpaper, a hanger, hydro and other supplies. This leaves me $25 per sign profit. While the machine is cutting I do my design work for other jobs, mill...
by PeteD
Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Which router for the shark HD ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1854

Re: Which router for the shark HD ?

Get the variable speed model. Different diameter and flute combinations require different speeds. Pete