Saturday, December 31, 2011

So its mechanical

So we are going to be mechanized this year.

We bought this.

Probotix Fireball Comet.

Then we built this for it.

First order of business is to learn how to cut pickup routes. And learn gcode...

This was taking too long so time to adjust feed rates and plunge depths. Speed this thing up a bit.
Also have to stop this thing from returning to zero after every pass.

Now that we can cut at a better speed we can check the fit. Very tight. Almost too tight as a pickup with cover is not going to fit at all.

A check against the old templates... much better. No more slop.

Running a test headstock template cut. Scale was off a little bit but I think this will work. Now back to the computer.