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pedwards2932

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Re: Waiting for my mill
« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2019, 09:55:26 AM »
Ok that looks like exactly what I want.....price is right.   Looking at other CAM programs last day or so and they are ridiculously expensive for the hobbyist.  It looks like he was cutting foam which would be of interest with my model airplanes.  You could build molds for vacuum forming pretty easily.  Need to brush up on my 3d drawing.

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Re: Waiting for my mill
« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2019, 04:00:29 AM »
The only catch with estlcam is that it uses a modified grbl 0.9 I think. It can upload firmware s well and has a smart configuration tool but it's still a bit of trial and error, kind of annoying if you want to swap between estlcam and say flatcam or t2laser though.
It is also a little crankier about usb hubs, I can only use it plugged into the front of my pc and I think I modded the main board to power the nano from the main supply instead of usb, I forget the details now.

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Re: Waiting for my mill
« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2019, 04:46:19 AM »
I don't use his modified firmware as it's not compatible with my controller (Cronos Maker with a remote pendant) but you can still save the G-code.

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Re: Waiting for my mill
« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2019, 07:09:44 AM »
I was wondering about that seems like the g code would still work.  Once I get my hands on the mill I will start experimenting.  I have a 3D front end of a spitfire I need to build......I could do it with sandpaper but where is the fun in that.

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Re: Waiting for my mill
« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2019, 07:52:31 AM »
I hope it's 1:1 scale, be awesome

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Re: Waiting for my mill
« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2019, 09:53:36 AM »
Wouldn't 1:1 be huge!!!
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Re: Waiting for my mill
« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2019, 11:36:52 PM »
Actual spitfire size..
That means you can fly it down to the shops to get milk

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Re: Waiting for my mill
« Reply #22 on: January 08, 2019, 09:11:25 AM »
But can it get beer?
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