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by bill z
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Software. Programming
Topic: Virtual Zero Unlimited
Replies: 10
Views: 1443

Re: Virtual Zero Unlimited

2 things: Won't using virtual zero unlimited take a long time, like twice as long as cutting? What about us guys that don't have pendents and use a computer with our controller? Will Virtual Zero Unlimited be available for us?
by bill z
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Z axis will go down but not up
Replies: 4
Views: 1301

Re: Z axis will go down but not up

How old is your machine?

Did it work before?

What happened just before this started happening?
by bill z
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Z axis will go down but not up
Replies: 4
Views: 1301

Re: Z axis will go down but not up

Tell us some of what you have seen around your Z tower. Could the coupler between the motor and the screw have come loose? does the screw turn at all when trying to raise the Z axis? If you uncouple the screw from the stepper motor does the motor then turn but not when toe screw is attached? Maybe p...
by bill z
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: CNC Shark videos
Topic: Cameo Youtube
Replies: 1
Views: 912

Cameo Youtube

2 months ago, I helped a friend, David, make some special wedding presents for long time friends of his. David is a professional artist by all means of the word. He even put together this Youtube of him making these plaques that he gave as a wedding present. The specifics of the plaques are meaningf...
by bill z
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Show off your CNC Shark projects
Topic: Red Cedar Cardinal
Replies: 13
Views: 2460

Re: Red Cedar Cardinal

Looks really great Bill.

Tell some about the bits you used.
by bill z
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Setting up the Shark
Topic: Learning the hard way.
Replies: 1
Views: 709

Learning the hard way.

This is more of a reminder to the CNC Shark users to not only keep their machines clean but to check all joints for tightness. Recently, I started a project of making 350 5 pointed stars for a Christmas project for my local church. I started noticing that some of the stars were not just quite right....
by bill z
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: New Router mount for Z Axis
Replies: 10
Views: 1864

Re: New Router mount for Z Axis

gmagge, Please, for clarification, does your Dixiebillet clamp actually clamp or is it bolted to the new Z axis router mount? Also, on my shark, I had to shim my Dixiebillet clamp just a little to get the router perpendicular to the table top because there was not adjustment in the Shark. Does the n...
by bill z
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Setting up the Shark
Topic: Leveling the router
Replies: 6
Views: 966

Re: Leveling the router

It depends on your mount and router or spindle.

For me, I used some thin dense cardboard and some masking tape to shim my router.

It doesn't take much at the router to make a bid difference.
by bill z
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Setting up the Shark
Topic: Leveling the router
Replies: 6
Views: 966

Re: Leveling the router

I knew I saw something on this somewhere. Looking around, I found exactly what you need on this Youtube video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6pfIoyhgTc

It worked great for me.

Good luck.
by bill z
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Setting up the Shark
Topic: Leveling the router
Replies: 6
Views: 966

Re: Leveling the router

VBWoodworker, Adjusting the router so the bit is true with the carving surface is unique to each machine. I have an older shark and I had to place paper in the router mount till I got it good enough. To get good enough, may I suggest using the largest bit or making an alignment tool. Search the foru...