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by woodguy
Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Easy to turn but hard to mill
Replies: 12
Views: 960

Re: Easy to turn but hard to mill

I'd put the piece in my wood stove - get it good and hot and allow the stove to cool overnight. Then try it on the mill. I used to buy scrapyard shafting which was hardened by some unknown (to me) process and annealing the stock in this way always left it machinable.
by woodguy
Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Ghost Gunner
Replies: 35
Views: 7165

Re: Ghost Gunner

Fusion 360 has a post for grbl. I've used cambam as well, taking care not to use things I know are not supported.
by woodguy
Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Ghost Gunner
Replies: 35
Views: 7165

Re: Ghost Gunner

Gshield sits on an arduino flashed with GRBL. You talk to GRBL using a gcode sender over a usb link. There are quite a few gcode senders you can download. Everything is open source.
by woodguy
Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Cloning hard drive
Replies: 38
Views: 2959

Re: Cloning hard drive

I had a number of requests from friends to replace their slow laptop drives with SSDs and the problem there is, of course, the same as yours. I used to use Acronis TrueImage for this purpose but have switched to a free product by Macrium called reflect. You can get it here: http://www.macrium.com/re...
by woodguy
Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help me Get Crazy Bolt out of Steel Block
Replies: 16
Views: 882

Re: Help me Get Crazy Bolt out of Steel Block

Left Hand Thread?
by woodguy
Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Help identify a welder
Replies: 8
Views: 1656

Re: Help identify a welder

Google the part number MV445DPM111 and it will take you to a data sheet.
by woodguy
Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: How Many Flutes for Wood?
Replies: 24
Views: 2489

Re: How Many Flutes for Wood?

I think as long as the cutter is large enough and spindle speeds appropriate, you can use 4 flute cutters successfully. With very small cutters, I use one or two flutes in wood and plastic.
by woodguy
Wed Jul 01, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Anybody have experience with Autodesk's Fusion 360?
Replies: 12
Views: 3161

Re: Anybody have experience with Autodesk's Fusion 360?

It's free now - you can sign up for a 1 year (renewable) "enthusiast" license. I've done a little with it the past couple of days and it looks good. I tried onshape but found that the network traffic was too much for my limited bandwidth. Fusion 360, while exhibiting some delays, is perfec...
by woodguy
Sun Mar 22, 2015 9:42 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Free Canadian income tax software
Replies: 8
Views: 579

Re: Free Canadian income tax software

Genutax is another Canadian Tax program that is free (payment is voluntary). I've used it for years and it works well. The rules do change every year - more so in an election year. No affiliation - just a satisfied customer, not of the government - just the tax software.
by woodguy
Thu Jul 10, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best Approach to Drilling and Tapping Cast Iron Lathe Bed?
Replies: 3
Views: 477

Re: Best Approach to Drilling and Tapping Cast Iron Lathe Be

I had exactly the same job to mount a t-slotted tooling plate on my lathe. I used a hand drill and block just as you are planning to do - and I drilled dry, but used tapping fluid for that portion of the job. Worked out well.
by woodguy
Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Help with workflow for a total newb? Mach3
Replies: 8
Views: 1358

Re: Help with workflow for a total newb? Mach3

"Do I need to tell the software in my CAM where 0,0 is? Like the center of a hole, or a corner, etc..? If that is so, I need to figure out how to do that." Yes you do. All cam programs have a way to define the stock, to align the stock, and to align the part in the stock. I took a look at ...
by woodguy
Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Milling" Flat Sides on a Round Part in Alibre 2012?
Replies: 19
Views: 941

Re: "Milling" Flat Sides on a Round Part in Alibre 2012?

I am using the current version of Alibre - now called geomagic design elements. I got the advanced import/export option originally but I think that feature is now standard. The easy way to find out is to download a free demo copy and have a look. You can do that here: https://www.alibre.com/download...

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