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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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« 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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« Reply #22 on: January 08, 2019, 09:11:25 AM »
But can it get beer?
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Re: Waiting for my mill
« Reply #23 on: February 02, 2019, 08:36:43 AM »
Well let the games begin.....my mill has arrived gotta start the assembly process.  I am going to order a er11 collet for it because I think the one that came with it isn't very good.  This whole mill deal will be an experiment as I believe if I use mainly balsa and foam it should be okay and give me some experience with CNC.

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« Reply #24 on: February 14, 2019, 07:19:35 AM »
Has my first failure putting the collet on the spindle motor....ruined the motor.  I froze the motor and heated the collet but the fit was so tight that trying to seat the collet it ruined the motor.  New 775 motor is only about 10 bucks but I decided that I wanted the higher output one anyway because I want to be able to try to do aluminum as well.  I got this:
https://www.banggood.com/ER11-Chuck-CNC-500W-Spindle-Motor-with-52mm-Clamps-and-Power-Supply-Speed-Governor-p-1027937.html?rmmds=search&cur_warehouse=CN

It has the collet installed and has more power....reviews on it are pretty good.  I'll have to print up a new holder for it but I think someone already designed one on Thingiverse.

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Re: Waiting for my mill
« Reply #25 on: February 14, 2019, 08:05:42 AM »
I have that one I think, yet to actually fit it to my mill as I am not happy with the chassis strength as it stands so I wanted to toughen it up first.

https://youtu.be/lMeD_B1UVCM

One warning, treat the wires to the motor as if they are live mains, it runs rectified mains to one side of the motor, so capable of killing you.



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Re: Waiting for my mill
« Reply #26 on: Today at 02:17:47 AM »
pedwards2932, just out of pure curiosity which cnc mill are you looking at getting?? I ask as I am also tempted to take the jump into cnc milling..
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