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by NL7U
Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Laser text onto a 3D carving??
Replies: 0
Views: 194

Laser text onto a 3D carving??

I have a Shark HD4 with the laser attachment. I want to make a plaque for a family members' 50th wedding anniversary. The plaque will have a3D Bible carved into it, and I would like to lase a Bible verse actually onto the pages of the book. Is this possible? I know that I could Vcarve the verse, but...
by NL7U
Sun Mar 14, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Router bit drags in Z slightly
Replies: 1
Views: 479

Router bit drags in Z slightly

I am experiencing a new problem after several years of Shark HD4 ownership. I set the coordinates X,Y,Z as I have always done. For the past 2 projects the tool will drag (in Z) a bit making a mark in the wood. It is only a couple of thou's deep, but it pisses me off. I can use the Z setting block, o...
by NL7U
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Are you having laser and/or other post processors problems???
Replies: 0
Views: 1080

Are you having laser and/or other post processors problems???

Having just aquired a 3 watt laser for my HD-4, and downloaded the PP files the way the user manual instructs, I was flumoxxed why I could not load the .tap file to the thumb drive. I kept getting an error message that it was not getting along with the system. I had just also upgraded to Vcarve Desk...
by NL7U
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: What XY location are you using...and WHY?
Replies: 7
Views: 3936

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

Is there any advantage to using the XY setup at a corner rather than at "center mass"? I use center mass, but could be persuaded to change if there is a good enough reason. Thanks....
by NL7U
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Clamping an inlay
Replies: 0
Views: 1872

Clamping an inlay

IMG_2771.JPG I am sure this has been discussed before but I could not find it using the search feature. I have lately tried inlaying with my Shark and have been successful and very happy, EXCEPT when it came to clamping it up while gluing. Then it dawned on me that I have a super clamping system st...
by NL7U
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Grave marker suggestionns please
Replies: 5
Views: 1210

Re: Grave marker suggestionns please

Yes, I agree...but she wants a wooden marker, so that is what I am exploring first.
by NL7U
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Grave marker suggestionns please
Replies: 5
Views: 1210

Grave marker suggestionns please

I recently lost my youngest brother, and his wife has asked me to create a wooden headstone on my cnc machine. Oh, Boy! This has me looking for help as I want to explore all the possible scenarios for me to accomplish this. All woods left outdoors will deteriorate whether it is teak, cedar, or whate...
by NL7U
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Software. Programming
Topic: Virtual Zero not Compensating
Replies: 15
Views: 5329

Re: Virtual Zero not Compensating

This is not in regards to your code query, but the first thing that I saw was your failure to use a spoilboard. it scares me think of a pristine machine bed being gouged up with a possible "oops" in coding.
by NL7U
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Stoping a cut and going back to 0.0.0
Replies: 3
Views: 1265

Re: Stoping a cut and going back to 0.0.0

If I remember correctly, I hit the red stop, then the "X"...then individually and manually enter in the "0" on each axis's pendant position, then use the MOVE command on the pendant. This well bring you back to 0,0,0 where you can start your project all over again. I do this when I determine that I ...
by NL7U
Mon May 06, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Show off your CNC Shark projects
Topic: Carved and Painted sign for Chiropractor
Replies: 9
Views: 3421

Re: Carved and Painted sign for Chiropractor

I would be interested to know
1: What program do you use for carving?
2: What bits did you use?
3: Are the letters raised?

I am especially interested in #3 as I am using only Vcarve desktop and see many processes that are not available to me.

Thanks,
NL7U