This afternoon I finally got a chance to start dialing in the CNC table. I wrote up a simple Gcode file to do a few major traverse of each axis and then a couple of cut moves, one straight one radius. Turns out that 300ips == badness.. lost steps and just sort of jammed up the steppers. This was the default set into the machine. Got to learn quite a bit about resetting the and re-zeroing the machine. Turns out 200ips is a fine traverse speed. I’m not worried about minimizing the program time and can live with a slower traverse speed. I think the next thing I’ll do with it is to make a holder for a pen and determine if it is calibrated accurately for axis travel.. In other words if I tell it to move 10 inches how much does it actually move.
Instagram Feed:I do like making small custom boxes. 3 dozen little pegwood sharpener blades all wrapped in VCI paper and tucked into a box ready to head off.Hand sharpening a batch of tiny little blades (the thing with 2 holes on the right).In the past I would have cobble-fab'd this out of goodness knows what random parts I could find at the local hardware store, but with CAD and a 3d printer I think I created a better solution.