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by csmithwoodworking
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Setting up the Shark
Topic: Loosing depth on cuts
Replies: 12
Views: 2396

Re: Loosing depth on cuts

Hi, I tried another cut using a file I got from the Next Wave forum. It's the pendent stand plans that are set up for half inch mdf which is pretty flat. It's loosing 1/4" depth consistently throughout, so it's cutting only halfway through & I believe it to be very flat. When zeroing the Z, I even ...
by csmithwoodworking
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: CNC Shark videos
Topic: Shark HD5 EXT Full Assembly
Replies: 1
Views: 1517

Shark HD5 EXT Full Assembly

I searched all around for a good assembly video of the SharkHD5 and didn't find many results. I decided to do a full assembly video and discuss the various issues that arose throughout my process. I put mine on the Kreg Universal Workbench. I ended up making a second video describing the issues with...
by csmithwoodworking
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Controller Features
Replies: 2
Views: 1763

Re: Controller Features

I would vote for being able to copy your toolpath file to the controller, so the thumb drive doesn't have to be in at all times. Longer run times run the risk of a glitch due to the drive overheating. Axiom has that feature and it is awesome.
by csmithwoodworking
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Setting up the Shark
Topic: HD 5 Sensor on left side of gantry?
Replies: 1
Views: 667

Re: HD 5 Sensor on left side of gantry?

Do you have a pic? I just got the HD5 EXT and don't see a sensor.
by csmithwoodworking
Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Setting up the Shark
Topic: Dust Tube Holder
Replies: 6
Views: 1745

Re: Dust Tube Holder

I like it. I just bought the HD5 and it comes with a 2-1/2" shoe port. The new dust shoes come with super soft bristles and get sucked into the port. I'm going to be changing the whole thing out and replacing with a KENT CNC or something similar. I love your design for keeping the hose up. I was pla...
by csmithwoodworking
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: System Comparisons
Topic: Imagination to Reality i2R or Shark HD5
Replies: 2
Views: 1721

Re: Imagination to Reality i2R or Shark HD5

The I2R is going away. It is actually manufactured by another company. Axiom is upgrading it to the Iconic series since they recently purchased the Iconic brand out of Canada. It has an air-cooled 1hp spindle. The frame and gantry aren't as beefy as the Shark HD5. The Basic series from Axiom is clos...
by csmithwoodworking
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: What XY location are you using...and WHY?
Replies: 7
Views: 3107

Re: What XY location are you using...and WHY?

Mount a fence (can be strips of wood) to the table that is set just outside, but on the border of the X/Y. Run a profile pass or manually jog the machine to cut the fence square to this axis. Make a block that can sit on top of the fence and references the inside corner where X & Y meet. You will al...
by csmithwoodworking
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Virtual Vero using HD5 Touchpad
Replies: 2
Views: 1282

Re: Virtual Vero using HD5 Touchpad

The virtual Zero is available when using a PC and the controller software or the pendant. You have to set it up in the "apps" section. I'm more interested in information regarding the Virtual Zero Unlimited, which is supposed to allow for an unlimited number of reference points compared to the five ...
by csmithwoodworking
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Tell us where you're from map
Replies: 567
Views: 312156

Re: Tell us where you're from map

C Smith
Conover, NC 28613
by csmithwoodworking
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: CNC Shark videos
Topic: Image - Set up of Shark HD4 Extended
Replies: 5
Views: 2110

Re: Image - Set up of Shark HD4 Extended

this is my set up in progress everything is done except for the set up of my 7 watt laser, needed an extension cable for the laser head because i'm running the cable through the two drag chains to the foot of the table, extension cable coming Monday I like your setup. Did you rewire your X-axis or ...