Phil, your a gentleman and a Scholar. Thanks for all the info, very informative.
This will help a lot of people, including a rookie like myself, thanks for your time and help Phil and to everyone else for helping others on this forum.
Have you found any used for the 2 extra extrusion after upgrading the X axis ? I just upgrade the X axis to the new one piece. I also started ordering the metal for the bed upgrade.
Phil, I wanted to say thanks for the G28/30 tips… The “parking spots” for tool and material changes are freeking awesome. I know NOTHING about programming and I’ll admit was initially intimidated by the thought of having to change anything in the controller… Thanks to your posts, I have “parking spots” and use them constantly! Thanks again and keep up the good work!
Good find Phil. Based on that logic, i assume you could also put text above a shape, use the zero depth on the text , and it could carve everything but the text (?)… I will try it tonight.
Good to know! will try them both…
@PhilJohnson- ya know Phil, I didn’t know anything about programming when I bought my machine, and now, with the help of your videos and a huge amount of your patience, I get it! I will no longer move my machine around manually, G28 and G30 are working perfect! Thanks again Phil.
@Zach_Kaplan we spoke briefly about doing some training videos for newbs, at the time I’m sure I wasn’t very clear about what videos would most beneficial, well, I think Phil hit the nail on the head with the G28 and G30, Bump stop and working in Easel and Inkscape. Simply, this what I was trying to convey to you.
Maybe this topic could go in the WIKI?
I’m confused. I’m sorry but I don’t understand the question.
I was referring to an email conversation that we had back in May. I asked you if there were videos available for newbs that cover Gcode or at least introduce the basics. I think that Phils G28&G30video is a great start and essential for to new guys to properly locate and properly move their machine. I didn’t know you could program the locations or “home” the machine until I followed Phil on his builds.
Same goes for his Easel and Inkscape videos.
Great stuff there!
from the horses mouth this will fill/phil in any gaps
Besides a nice long sit down with a pot of tea, I got some really good stuff from this Phil,
very much appreciated over here in Australia , top effort mate, bonza , true blue (thumbs up)
Also, I’m not sure if this works for you @PhilJohnson but to get to the machine inspection window faster you can use the key combo:
cmd + shift + d
Win - (I think it is)
ctrl + shift + d
Phil… will I have to manually put in the inspector everytime?
How do I get to How to paint a vcarve without sanding ?
Go to the top of this page.
Used a different bit . Worked great . But when I went to paint this happened ? Also what type of material should I be selecting for clear plexiglass ?
@PhilJohnson you have previosly said a collet adapter is rubbish. are the elaire collets are different than the precision collets inventables sells?
Acrylic sheet . Sprayed with enamel in Red then 2 weeks later tried to spray with White . Called Rustoleum , they sent me 2 new cans of spray . Trying those this week .
Rustoleum White Enamel and Red Enamel .
is that the correct one to buy for the smaller bits?
Awesome! Sorry for making you say it an eight time Hoping this solves my jaged edge issue on my acrylic signs.