You guys know me for my work with the Shapeoko 3. It's been a good machine but with some caveats. Belt stretch and breaking, Z movement loosing steps, very heavy to move by yourself, and needing a computer to be constantly tethered to use it.
In comes the Onefinity. Created by the people who make the Suck It dust boot, this machines solves all the major faults of the Shapeoko and Xcarve. X, Y, and Z Axis use ball screws standard. Linear Bearings on all axis, no belts anywhere to be found. The controller is so powerful that it runs its own built in software so no computer needs to be connected to it to send or run files. Finally, no computer is needed in the dusty shop.
I'm one of the first 'influencers' to receive this beast so make sure to be following me on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube. I'll be sure to post lots of videos about the machine and its capabilities. Check out their announcement video below.
You can find Onefinity CNC at www.onefinitycnc.com. Make sure to follow them on Instgram and Facebook as well @onefinitycnc.
Can't wait to show you what it's all about!
Bear Hunt Design File, FREE Download, for Children during Corona Virus. For Laser, CNC, 3D Printer and Paper Printer.
With all the crazyiness going on in the world during the corona virus, covid-19, I love the fact that people are hiding bears around their homes for children to 'hunt' for during walks and bike rides. I designed a very simple file that can be used on a cnc, laser cutter, 3d printer, vinyl cutter or just a regular everyday home printer that you can print out on paper for kids to color.
Please feel free to use these files as you'd like. Please tag me, email me, or leave a comment on the socials so I can see what you do with the, @myerswoodshop.
We're in this together! Let's bring a smile to the faces of children.
*This is a ZIP file. You will need to 'unzip' the file to access the files*
Changing brushes on DeWalt DPW 611 compact router
When your router won’t turn on, nine times out of ten, it’s because your brushes need changing! Here’s how to fix this problem in ten easy steps. Although this tutorial is for the Dewalt, it will also apply to the Bosch, Ridgid, and Makita routers as well. Since this is a widely used router for the Shapeoko 3 and Inventables XCarve CNC desktop routers, it's always good to have a few extra brushes on hand.
What you’ll need:
T-20 torx driver(preferred) or flathead screwdriver & some sort of pointy tool or hook for spring
A few extra tips:
TOOLS / MATERIALS
■ Dewalt DWP 611 Trim Router : https://amzn.to/2UspwmB
■ Dewalt DWP 611 Replacement Brushes : https://amzn.to/2Z4Rt2H
■ Bosch Colt Trim Router : https://amzn.to/2CisHSj
■ Bosch Router Brushes : https://amzn.to/36FtHxM
■ Ridgid Trim Router : https://amzn.to/32oW1kT
■ Ridgid Router Brushes : https://amzn.to/2Nn73CL
■ Makita Trim Router : https://amzn.to/2qx05C5
■ Makita Router Brushes : https://amzn.to/32h2gXS
The Touch Probe allows you to quickly identify job zero (X, Y, and Z) by running the probing feature found in Carbide Motion. The touch probe from Carbide 3D is pretty expensive. I've found an alternate for 1/2 the price on Amazon. It works just as well. The one difference is that it does not have a green and red light indication (but this is not necessary for it to function).
This alternative CNC Touch Probe can be used with Shapeoko 3 that use Carbide Motion. Can also be used on other CNC routers on control software that support a probe with the standard .100 (2.54mm) connector spacing. The probe supports 4 different types of probing XYZ (otherwise known as corner probing), X (to find the left edge of your material), Y (to find the front edge of your material), and Z (to find the top of your material. Can be used on Nomad 883 Pro as well, but this will require removing or rewiring the tool height sensor. Since that connection is also plugged into the 2 pin PROB connector.
The kit includes aluminum probe plate a 60” cord to connect to the control board and 10 inch wire alligator clips.
BUY IT USING THE BUTTON BELOW:
If you need a way to store your touch probe, I 3D print a touch probe holder. You can find it on my Etsy shop, benmyerswoodshop or click the link below to purchase one!
Part 4 of the series, I used some advanced features to design a wooden sign. I walk you through how to cut out multiple tool paths with endmills and v bits. Also show how to use the probe with a v bit. In this one we actually cut the sign on the CNC.
I created this video series aimed at the true beginner to hobby CNC's. Although Carbide Create is made for the Shapeoko, it can be used for any CNC because it just generates G-Code.
Please leave any info i left out that you want to know about in the comments below. I'll be out with more videos soon.
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TOOLS / MATERIALS
■ Carbide 3D Shapeoko 3 XXL : http://bit.ly/shapeoko
■ Asus Rog Laptop : https://amzn.to/2R9uhvB
■ 90 Degree V Bit : https://amzn.to/2XGzMp8
■ 1/8 Downcut Bit : https://amzn.to/2EHWlS3
■ Suck It Dust Boot and Oops Clamps : http://bit.ly/suckitdustboot
■ Touch Probe : http://bit.ly/touchprobe
■ J Tech Laser : http://bit.ly/jtechlaser (use code 'myers' for 10% off)
■ Fein Turbo 1 Vac : https://amzn.to/2PzrZEs
■ Remote Keyboard : https://amzn.to/2QNvLi9