Ghost Gunner

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waverace
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Re: Ghost Gunner

Postby waverace » Mon Jan 04, 2016 1:18 am

here's a couple of pictures of the machine, its work, and the completed lower
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Magicniner
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Re: Ghost Gunner

Postby Magicniner » Mon Jan 11, 2016 4:33 am

Nice, that certainly covers it's primary function ;-)
How are you getting on with the possibility of machining other things?
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Nick

waverace
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Re: Ghost Gunner

Postby waverace » Mon Jan 11, 2016 4:36 am

have not had a chance to do any programming yet, still at the bottom of a steep learning curve on that one.
will probably start off with some simple probe and engrave type programs and move on from there, won't be for a while yet though.

Magicniner
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Re: Ghost Gunner

Postby Magicniner » Fri Jan 15, 2016 3:40 am

waverace wrote:still at the bottom of a steep learning curve on that one.


I know how that feels, keep at it, it's worth the effort!
Regards,
Nick

Bulldogcoach74
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Re: Ghost Gunner

Postby Bulldogcoach74 » Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:22 am

Please let me know if you figure out how to do any programming. I would love to be able to engrave or even skeletonize lowers with my gg.

Dadenz
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Re: Ghost Gunner

Postby Dadenz » Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:38 pm

Has anyone skeletonized a lower yet? Not much around for open sourced files outo there.

Dadenz
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Re: Ghost Gunner

Postby Dadenz » Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:44 am

Bulldogcoach74 wrote:Please let me know if you figure out how to do any programming. I would love to be able to engrave or even skeletonize lowers with my gg.


Have you figured out any engraving? No one really seams to know anything as far as I have seen. I have seen there is a company that will do a code for you but are pretty costly. Wish I knew how to use a cad program I would think it would be a pretty easy thing to do.

Magicniner
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Re: Ghost Gunner

Postby Magicniner » Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:52 pm

Dadenz wrote: I would think it would be a pretty easy thing to do.


Only if you can find a post processor for your CAM package which supports the controller in the Ghost Gunner.

woodguy
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Re: Ghost Gunner

Postby woodguy » Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:02 pm

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.

Magicniner
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Re: Ghost Gunner

Postby Magicniner » Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:30 am

woodguy wrote: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.


What CAM supports the GRBL controller though?
Lots of batting around the phrase "Standard G Code" but sadly that's not a specific Post Processor in most CAM packages, Post Processors are written in response to a demand for support for a specific controller, Mach3 and LinuxCNC are supported by quite a few CAM packages, any Post Processor for GRBL would need to deal with the set of codes supported by GRBL.

woodguy
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Re: Ghost Gunner

Postby woodguy » Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:16 am

Fusion 360 has a post for grbl. I've used cambam as well, taking care not to use things I know are not supported.

jcarmon
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Re: Ghost Gunner

Postby jcarmon » Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:04 pm

A ghost gunner is a very small, 3 axis horizontal milling machine. They work like a charm for pieces up to their table size. I even made a 3c collet indexer and small tall stock for mine. I know, Ive got way to much time on my hands. I use mine primarily for engraving aluminum and cnc drilling muzzle break ports.


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