Wasteboard Plans with threads

(barthelemy bach) #41

hello what “doc” means? in the speed and feed chart.
and all the settings are of speed and plunge are in inch?

(Mark Walker) #42

DOC = depth of cut

In the official chart everything is in inches. Feed and plunge are inches per minute.

(Temujin Kuechle) #43

It would be very helpful to have these files in the Carbide Create Library.
Actually, having links to documentation through Carbide Create would be convenient too.
Lastly, if all of these files were updated every so often (automatically) to reflect the latest files through some cloud magic, that would be very helpful too instead of tracking down information in the forum. Thanks!

(Tchad Rogers) #44

In that same spirit, I would also like to see the units clearly labeled on the speeds and feeds chart.

It’s a recurring question of new users, myself included. The fact that it’s not labled always reminds me of https://www.xkcd.com/833/

(Gaylon Raney) #45

Ok noob here and this might be a stupid question for all the pros out there but here it goes. When making the holes is that going into the original 2 pieces of mdf that came with the machine or do I buy another and put on top of those and drill and use that as wasteboard? Just wasn’t so sure if the 2 boards were for drilling or more for holding machine in place…thanks! @WillAdams

(William Adams) #46

@tchad — yeah, agree, there are some typos and outright errors which really ought to be fixed as well.

@GaylonR — no, not stupid (the only stupid question is the one which goes unasked). Either way is valid — for an XL or XXL, it’s probably better to add a layer as I did here: http://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=8332&p=65068#p65068 (because they have taller endplates, and the new Z-axis plate has less reach)

Lots of other options here, and most of them ought to be collected at: https://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/Workholding

(KSLE Pilot) #47

My “Perfect World” forum/Wiki: Fixed headers with fixed subheaders. Only moderators could post updates and topics A “fixed” forum posting for “New to CNC?” A One-Stop-Shop for all “Noob” queries.

  1. Building your:
    A) Shapeoko 3X
    _____1] Latest build instruction download V1.XXX
    B) Shapeoko 3XX
    _____1] Latest build instruction download V1.XXX
  2. What software will you need?
    A) Carbide Create / Carbide motion
    _____1] 2.5D vs 3D
    _____2] Getting Started
    ___________a) My first program - “Hello World”
    ___________b) Wasteboard flattening
    ___________c) Walking you through your first design
  3. HELP! I’m lost!
    A) Searching forums
    B) Alphabetical glossary of terms and abbreviations
    C) Frequent mistakes
  4. How to get to Wiki and how to use it