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Very soon, I will release the How to step by step directions on two sided machining of the cookie molds, promised earlier this year. Currently I am working on text in three diferent documents.
- The fixture document
- Side one machining document
- Side two machining document
Photo edge showing both sides machined.
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The free offer this month is a set of three inch letters. As seen below.
The file is both words in there entireity, it will be password protected. You must be a registered user of the site to make the download. Get registered and get the file.
These letters will cast a great shadow and are good looking with the taper top.
If you prefer, only run the profile program for straight sided router bit for block letters giving an entirely different look.
Make sure you down load the readme document to recieve password and machining specs plus step by step directions.
The file is located in This Months Free or Half Price category. The file is cut into three equal pieces 4" x 10" x 3/4" and will once completed make this sign.
The entire Alphabet in 3" letters. The material set at 3/4" thick and a work piece only 4" x 4" required to make any letter. Price each is $.99 each, the set of punctuation characters and numbers 0 thru 9 added, at the same great price each or by the set.
The entire set of letters, numbers and punctuation characters are available for the set price of $29.99 an excelent bargin.
This product uses a set of drop down menu's to make selections for making a sign you design. Multiple fonts, shapes, graphic, and number of words you want on your sign. Your purchase will get you the g-code to make the sign. Take a look at a few examples on the product page.
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CNC-n-signs is committed to your success. We believe our success is solely a result of your success as a new CNC owner operator or intermediate skilled owner operator CNC router or CNC mill. Our eBooks are designed to give you the most basic forms of knowledge. The basic knowledge that is published in the books are designed to help intermediate and beginner level CNC operators. We take this basic knowledge and turn it into project based G code. This G code is supported with step-by-step instructions. This virtually ensures instant success, and the successes instantly turned into experiences that you enjoy. If you enjoyed the project we hope you return for more projects as a beginner it is important to have some success under your belt. Often times the learning process is so frustrating that you may decide to quit or just too complicated. Believe me I know this and I am a machinists/engineer by trade. Yet the process was so foreign to me and in some ways so simple it was difficult to grasp.
One day after having my machine fully set up and functional. I sat in my garage and decided that this was not going to beat me. I took the first step, and started Mach 3 then I loaded a file, at the time it was the roadrunner file a 2D portrait of a roadrunner in motion. That was Mach3 test file at the time, I made a horrible mess of it. My machine was significantly underpowered, 60 ounce inch stepper motors attached to a 1/4 inch 20 TPI thread screw, running on aluminum ways with a plastic bearing LDPE. The problems here are many fold, drag was excessive plastic on aluminum, the motors were too small, and I was trying to run at maximum speed achievable. This created a disaster from the G code.
I ran that file many times only to see the same errors occurring. It was a story in the making all I had to do was figure out how to read the story. The errors seem to occur in almost the same place every time sometimes sooner in the G code than later. The major cause of failure was trying to run the motors too fast, and the motors running in a high heat condition started failing. As I found out later the motors were getting hotter and hotter and they lose power as heat is builds up in the motors. This problem I couldn’t correct with the current drivers installed in the machine. The best way to help the situation is to turn off the power immediately after running a file allowing the motors cool down.
I like many people read the directions last. The Mach 3 owner’s manual went into this in detail; it is also discussed many times under Web forum. If you don't think you have this problem you ignore it, now I had to actually embrace the idea it existed in my machine. The solution was to slow the motor speed down, I ended up at about 10 inches in minute. This was extremely slow and frustrating but I was able to at this point to finish the project and actually see success.
Success comes in small steps experience is being successful many times. By making this simple change in speed, I was able to become successful and more experienced. Now it is time to start making my own G code, locate how is this done in what will it take for me to do this. Fortunately my workplace had AutoCAD which gave me access to a CAD package before I purchased my own. It was this experience plus success again and again lets you grow to the next level, from beginner to intermediate user of CNC. This CAD package would put out DXF. The DXF file could then be processed in Mach 3, add-on LazyCam and create G code to use in my CNC machine. I believe this has been a missing step for many people getting into the CNC router mail or plasma cutter hobby/business. If you haven't taking a college class on machine shop theory and practical application, the steps may be hard for you to discover plus leaning on your own.
At this point I am experienced but still a beginner, but believe I may be ready to improve my skills from 2D cad to more advanced 3D CAD/CAM . After looking around and investigating it would take some sort of CAD/CAM package that functioned together. I made the plunge and purchased V-carve Pro a $600.00 investment. In a program that produces 2.5D G-code. Quickly falling in and out of love with the program, my desires were pointing me in the direction of 3D CAD/CAM programs Aspire by the same software maker is the next purchase. Purchased as a standalone product the cost is nearly $2000.00 however I was able to make an upgrade purchase at a discount.
This is the point that spawned my first e-book CNC how hard can it Be. Many people believe it's just a matter of pushing a button. Okay I confess it's a matter of pushing a button after you spent thousands of dollars for software, even then there's a steep learning curve. I give you the basic steps in eBook CNC how hard can it Be step-by-step in a learning tree/hierarchy. This is if you are ready to make the steps to purchase the software's. My website however allows you to make these projects without owning the CAD/CAM software, or the process of learning the software, both expensive and time-consuming.