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Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) / Re: New Project for the shop.
« on: July 04, 2010, 01:57:41 AM »
Yea - you wish Sam.  ;D

Really smooth Dave - this is going to be one nice machine.

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: quilting or embroidery machine
« on: July 02, 2010, 01:55:11 PM »
Sorry but I don't understand either - perhaps if you rephrase your question or attach pictures of the problem we would have a better idea.

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: glass cutting or etching
« on: July 02, 2010, 01:41:52 PM »
Made my own cutting knife then any vector toolpath can be used for cutting the vinyl. It's perhaps not as quick as the purpose built machine but it makes just as good a job and it can still be used for routing wood.  ;D

btw. The ready made vinyl drag knives are not that expensive to buy now-days (made in China of course).

There are more details here http://www.cooperman.talktalk.net/files/11.htm

And video here http://www.cooperman.talktalk.net/anelpako.wmv

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: glass cutting or etching
« on: July 02, 2010, 12:27:14 PM »
I suppose it depends on how much cash you want to spend on your kicks  ;D

I would think the easiest way would be to cut a stencil with your machine stick it to the glass and then lightly sand blast the for the etch (not on or anywhere near the machine  :)  This is vinyl but there is a special stuff made for sandblasting however for light blasting the vinyl works well.

   

Or you could perhaps add a laser to etch the glass directly.

 

This is just two options but I am sure there are plenty more. Hope this gives you inspiration.

Tweakie.

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Thanks Ian for taking the time to look at this, your findings are much appreciated.

Tweakie.

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Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) / Re: The Laser Project.
« on: July 02, 2010, 08:44:34 AM »
Than you Dave.

I was impressed with this mainly because it was made using the Mach plug-in which others before me had criticized. OK the plug-in doesn't work 'straight out of the box', so to speak, it has to be optimized and fiddled with a bit but it does work, at least for me.  :)

The image is approx 120mm x 120mm and it took about 40 minutes or so (the Mach elapsed time doesn't work when using this plug-in).  If my machine had less mass to the X axis it could have been a whole lot quicker. (when using a laser the slowest thing is the axis movement unless I make a galvo scanning laser  ;D ;D - Amir was thinking about it for printing Denim so it could be a maybe).

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Initial Test Run for CNC Router
« on: July 02, 2010, 08:28:24 AM »
Hi Kevin,

There are a few GCode examples posted in this thread http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,12539.20.html

Happy chip making  ;D

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: G54 problem....
« on: July 02, 2010, 08:17:50 AM »
Hi Lemo,

Don't know if this helps but I had a similar problem so I unchecked everything in the Axis DRO Properties box on the General Config page - haven't had the problem since.  ;)

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Where do you live ?
« on: July 02, 2010, 07:47:37 AM »
Down a bit from Hood, well down a lot really - South East UK.

Tweakie.

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Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) / Re: The Laser Project.
« on: July 02, 2010, 07:28:53 AM »
As we all like pictures........
This bitmap image has been raster engraved, just lightly, into the surface of a piece of obechi using the Mach Impact/Laser Engraving plug-in.

Tweakie.

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