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Messages - ggallant571

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General Discussion / Re: Just cant get smooth circles
« on: September 23, 2017, 07:23:06 PM »
My Elksmaker A5  (about 15 months old now) came with 2 different lengths of plastic spacers. Ones size for the X carriage and one for the Y carriages. I had one spacer wrong and that caused lots of grief.

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Projects / Re: Glass Baby!!!!!
« on: September 22, 2017, 07:47:34 PM »
Quit posting these fabricated stories. It will cost me a K40.

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Projects / Re: Glass Baby!!!!!
« on: September 22, 2017, 05:13:20 PM »
I just tried to open them with both inkscape and librecad. Both flash an image on the screen and then crash
with an "Invalid format" message. All stl still files open in cura which is what I use to 3D print.

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Inspiration / Re: Business Cards
« on: September 22, 2017, 04:16:23 PM »
He actually does nothing. Just posts great success stories and has us poor slobs invest time and money trying to replicate. He probably owns a controlling interest in the slate coaster industry and is now branching off into the wooden arena.

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Benbox / Re: Benbox laser pauses intermittently with laser on as it burns.
« on: September 22, 2017, 10:41:07 AM »
Yes on firmware but I suspect getting the accel parameters correct on Grbl 1.x would give better results. I am planning on going that path.

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Benbox / Re: Benbox laser pauses intermittently with laser on as it burns.
« on: September 22, 2017, 06:58:09 AM »
Are they at end of lines? I had similar problem when burning corners. Turned out to be the acceleration setting. Editted the firmware to remove all acceleration profiles. Now I have lower top speeds but sharp end of lines.

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Engraving / Re: Settings?
« on: September 22, 2017, 06:54:16 AM »
Our site administrator (Ralph) and others have published test image patterns. Ralph is also quite keen on direction of burn. I have a 5.5V laser and use speed 1200 mm/min and a max power of 25 out of 255 when etching soft woods.

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T2 Engraving / Re: newbie troubles.
« on: September 20, 2017, 05:34:03 PM »
There are both raster and vector images. Cutting a rectangle in raster mode is pretty slow. The laser moves left/right burning as needed. This is great for etching images. You want a vector format to cut lines.

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Engraving / Re: Engraving into colored acrylics
« on: September 20, 2017, 09:59:33 AM »
@Stonemull : I thought you would make your own laminated plastics sheet from discarded bottles.

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Projects / Re: First Projects
« on: September 19, 2017, 01:37:26 PM »
I do children's building block for tots. Put a letter of their name on 4 faces and round magnets on the other two. Found that if I stain and polyurethane the surfaces prior to drilling and etching it keeps the surface cleaner. I press fit the magnets and glue with JB weld and then give everything a few extra coats of poly. I get the blocks at HobyLoby.

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General Discussion / Re: YOUR COUNTRY.
« on: September 19, 2017, 01:31:22 PM »
We have a site administrator who is very proactive. If it becomes a problem I am sure he will take action to squash any inappropriate behaviors.

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Projects / Re: First Projects
« on: September 19, 2017, 06:55:39 AM »
Great progress.

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General Discussion / Re: YOUR COUNTRY.
« on: September 19, 2017, 06:52:32 AM »
I think that is a excellent idea. It has been great conversing with people from all corners of the world, all with the same problem.

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Projects / Re: My Rotary Axis
« on: September 18, 2017, 08:32:46 PM »
My wife's cat????

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Laser Accessories / Re: Laser bed nounts
« on: September 18, 2017, 04:46:34 PM »
Can you insert the bolt such that the head in on the inside and the nut on the outside?

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