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by Rando
Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Reduced Cooling Flow
Replies: 4
Views: 75

Re: Reduced Cooling Flow

The internal construction is not very complex: Turn OFF power the the VFD! Put an alignment mark on the top cap and body so you can realign them in re-assembly. Clamp off the water tubes (have a towel/rag handy) and pull the three (four?) screws that hold on the cap. It should lift right off with on...
by Rando
Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:14 am
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Beware 2 Watt laser not centered with spindle
Replies: 3
Views: 415

Re: Beware 2 Watt laser not centered with spindle

Daaaaaang....that is so uncool! :shock: so have you drilled a hole somewhere and made some mechanical thing to make it stay at least in one misdirected position? :ugeek: After all, it's out of warranty! What are they gonna do....not accept the warranty claim they've already denied? Yeah..... :evil: ...
by Rando
Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Software. Programming
Topic: SUbroutines
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: SUbroutines

Nope, not at the GCode level. Creating Array patterns is available in VCarve, as is nesting. Then create separate sets of toolpaths for each panel, output them and run each one in whole before loading and moving on. I know of truly sick ways to do it, but you don't want my post-processor. Is this a ...
by Rando
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Y & Z axis issues
Replies: 11
Views: 618

Re: Y & Z axis issues

can you past the first 100 lines of the gcode into a post here? Let's see if there's something in there.

If I had to guess, I'd start with inches versus mm. Excursions that much bigger than the machine happen for a reason,
and not usually a good one....but usually an easy one to fix!
by Rando
Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Y & Z axis issues
Replies: 11
Views: 618

Re: Y & Z axis issues

Which generation of machines are we talking about here? When you say "it tries to move outside the...." what EXACTLY do you mean? There is no try. It either does or does not (paraphrasing Yoda). So, exactly what is the sequence of events that brings it to move incorrectly? How far into the process o...
by Rando
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Y & Z axis issues
Replies: 11
Views: 618

Re: Y & Z axis issues

JoeB: Machine crashes suk! In cases like this there are sooo many things that could be checked. First up, dump your tap file into this web site: https://ncviewer.com (yes, it's free) Check whether the size of things is right. Look especially at a "front" or side-on view to see the z-axis extents tha...
by Rando
Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: CNC Shark Pro Plus HD
Topic: hd3 upgrade - hd5 aluminum spindle clamp
Replies: 16
Views: 1496

Re: hd3 upgrade - hd5 aluminum spindle clamp

snicker....

"junk..."

What's wrong cro-magnon? did your president lose? did your coup attempt fail?

You seem to have a lot of stored anger.

Rando.
by Rando
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: CNC Shark Pro Plus HD
Topic: hd3 upgrade - hd5 aluminum spindle clamp
Replies: 16
Views: 1496

Re: hd3 upgrade - hd5 aluminum spindle clamp

You say this is for the HD3. I have the HD Pro. How do I know if it is an HD3, 4 etc? With minor changes fully feasible, if the machine has gantry rails that are supported, 20mm in diameter, and 5.25" center-to-center, and it uses the circular anti-backlash t-nuts, then it will almost certainly wor...
by Rando
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: CNC Shark Pro Plus HD
Topic: hd3 upgrade - hd5 aluminum spindle clamp
Replies: 16
Views: 1496

Re: hd3 upgrade - hd5 aluminum spindle clamp

cromag27 wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:39 pm
mcsteve wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:22 pm
You say this is for the HD3. I have the HD Pro. How do I know if it is an HD3, 4 etc?
are you referring to what i bought and the original reason for the thread? or what the thread jacker is peddling?
He's talking to me, cromag, Mr. 17 posts.

signed, Rando, Mr. 651 posts.....
by Rando
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: CNC Shark Pro Plus HD
Topic: hd3 upgrade - hd5 aluminum spindle clamp
Replies: 16
Views: 1496

Re: hd3 upgrade - hd5 aluminum spindle clamp

...all that said, I'm seeing no more takers, so I'm going to move on to the next project(s) very soon. Yes, people: if you want one of these, you need to act now. After Feb, I won't even take orders for them anymore. There will be no web site you will find them at, they won't be on Amazon or eBay or...