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:Always worthwhile to spend some time at the Seattle Art Museum. Catching the Victorian Radicals exhibit before it closes. #podforge #seattleartmuseumI needed some sanding sticks, so i dug through the scrap bin and found a chunk of stabilized curly mango and some thin G-10. I'll stick micron polishing paper to the G-10 with double sided tape. File handle for scale. #podforge #wip #tools #simpletools #makingthingsPicked up some NOS Bergeon tools today. Delicate little tools for fiddly little work. Not sure how often I'll need to adjust banking pins, but when I do it will be much easier with these. #podforge #wip #watchmaking #watchmakingschool #horology #horologylife #verysmallmachines #tinymachines #smalltools #bergeon #bergeontools #thatyellowinkmustbereallyexpensive