I bought a notebook at Walmart and use it for a log book for my Shapeoko XXL. I use it basically as a journal and take pictures with my cell phone and print them and paste them in the book. The book is getting out of control and I was thinking about going digital instead of analog.
What do others do to keep track of projects and general notes on the use of your CNC Router.
I find it useful to review the log book and refresh my self of what worked and more importantly what did not work.
For instance I made a square pocket to put my touch probe in and wanted dog bone fillets. The simulation would not show the dog bone. Finally I increased the radius to larger then the 1/4" #201 bit and the dog bone appeared in the simulation. There were no warning about not having the radius big enough they would just not show up. I made a note that the dog bone radius had to be equal or bigger than the bit used to actually cut. This seems so simple but at the time it was very frustrating trying to figure out why the dog bone did not show up. I had used .125 radius (half of .25" bit) but until I put .25" radius the dog bone did not show up in the simulation. Having that note helps me for future reference.