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:Working on polishing. That screw is 2.75 mm in diameter. Photo taken through a 7x loupe.Life for me us about making things, and sometimes the little things are the most enjoyable. (the threaded portion is just under 1mm in diameter and 2.75 mm long)A week and a half post surgery and I'm starting to get back in the shop by working on little projects. This is a chuck for holding cratex sticks for doing perlage.