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by SteveM
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Bit for 3D finish pass?
Replies: 2
Views: 762

Re: Bit for 3D finish pass?

You could use a 1/16" tapered ball nose or a 1/32".
by SteveM
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: CNC Shark Pro Plus HD
Topic: Cutting 45%
Replies: 3
Views: 1600

Re: Cutting 45%

A 1/2" dia 90 degree V-bit should cut to 3/4". Otherwise, you will just need to get a 3/4" 90 degree V-bit.
1/4" or 1/2" shank, depending on your collet size.
by SteveM
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: CNC Shark Pro Plus HD
Topic: Cutting 45%
Replies: 3
Views: 1600

Re: Cutting 45%

Are you meaning you want a 45 degree cut and not 45% ?
If so, you could use a 90 degree V-bit to get a 45 on each side of the cut.
To do that, you will need a 90 degree V-bit that can cut to 3/4" depth.
by SteveM
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Software. Programming
Topic: Random Machining Grooves
Replies: 8
Views: 2522

Re: Random Machining Grooves

If I am not mistaken, the proper post processor is Arch inches and not contour.
I would try that on a piece of scrap to see if that is the problem.
by SteveM
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Software. Programming
Topic: New to CNC world
Replies: 8
Views: 3372

Re: New to CNC world

You don't convert a dxf file! You just bring it into Vcarve and work with it there.
I usually just drag it from the desktop into my project.
by SteveM
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: water cooled spindle
Replies: 1
Views: 1202

Re: water cooled spindle

A 3 h.p. Spindle that will take 1/2" collets is 80mm in dia. You would probably need a new mount to hold it. Also the weight is more than the one you have.
You would also need a different VFD to run the larger sipndle.
by SteveM
Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Software. Programming
Topic: G12 code ignored by shark hd4
Replies: 3
Views: 2100

Re: G12 code ignored by shark hd4

If you are using V-carve, you could use a 1/8" bit and in V-carve make a circle of .251 and do a pocket cut. You should wind up with a slightly larger hole than 1/4". If .251 isn't large enough just make a few practice cuts to get the hole size you need. There should be no need to mess with any gcode.
by SteveM
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Moderators
Replies: 14
Views: 4180

Re: Moderators

Yea I know. There are just over 10 pages of crap!
by SteveM
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Moderators
Replies: 14
Views: 4180

Re: Moderators

Al said that when he got the emails from the forum members, he blocked that person from the site forever. The last time the junk was entered was Nov 30th. He said he hasn't been looking at the site every day, which is why there are more than 10 pages of crap. He is now trying to figure out how to de...
by SteveM
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Moderators
Replies: 14
Views: 4180

Re: Moderators

I just got off the phone with AL. He has blocked him from the site and is now trying to figure out how to remove the first 10 pages of advertising from the site.
Should be corrected in the next day or so.