Matt

  • I have ran it in a Windows guest VM using VmWare, so it should work as well inside VirtualBox.

    It would be interesting to try it out using Wine, 2.0 was just released…

  • Matt replied to the topic Azteeg X3 Pro in the forum Advice – MPCNC 8 months ago

    Steve, I agree with Jeff. The easiest solution is grabbing the OctoPi image from OctoPrint and load it. Then connect the Pi to the X3 via USB (this is how I’m set up now). There are very few things to configure and you’re up and running.

    Then you can use any web browser on the network to load and monitor printing. I just added a R-pi camera…[Read more]

  • Matt replied to the topic Azteeg X3 Pro in the forum Advice – MPCNC 8 months ago

    Steve, welcome to the club. I’m using an Azteeg X3 (non-pro model) from a previous 3d printer build I caniballized for the MPCNC build and it works great so you shouldn’t have issues because of that.

    I’m using Ryan’s Marlin build and only had to edit some steps per mm settings for my Z (I’m using an 8mm lead screw instead of the imperial sized…[Read more]

  • Matt replied to the topic Azteeg X3 Pro in the forum Advice – MPCNC 8 months ago

    Steve, welcome to the club. I’m using an Azteeg X3 (non-pro model) from a previous 3d printer build I caniballized for the MPCNC build and it works great so you shouldn’t have issues because of that.

    I’m using Ryan’s Marlin build and only had to edit some steps per mm settings for my Z (I’m using an 8mm lead screw instead of the imperial sized…[Read more]

  • From OpenScad, a model can be exported in various formats. STL and DXF are the most popular for me.

    I finished up the Telecaster model and knocked one out tonight. Again, I used 2×12 so it’s not as wide as a normal Telecaster (about an inch (25mm) less than normal).

    The Telecaster neck I bought fits the pocket like a glove again (this machine…[Read more]

  • Thanks!

    I made the model myself based off measurements from own SG. I didn’t want to take mine apart to get all the measurements so I bought an inexpensive kit online so I could get the measurements for the internal cavities: tail/bridge, controls, pickups and neck.

    I used OpenScad for the modeling so it was easy to add modules for other…[Read more]

  • I’ve been tinkering/improving my MPCNC with the goal of cutting out some guitars and I think I’ve finally gotten there. Here are some pics of the first guitar cut with the right dimensions to fit the neck I bought with a kit. It fits the neck like a very snug glove, just the way it should. Thanks Ryan. Next up is a Telecaster.

    I used 2×12…[Read more]

  • So, I’ve stepped up the ambition level and modeled a couple of guitars (a Gibson SG and a Fender Telecaster to start). I grabbed some top choice 2×12 from Lowes for some practice runs and below is how far I’ve gotten. 2×12 is not wide enough for a full size SG so I scaled it down on just that axis so you understand why it’s a little…[Read more]

  • Sergey:

    1. In ESTLCAM, in the upper right corner are the “Tools”. Think of these as just a list of “saved settings”. Besides the width of the end mill you’re using, hover your mouse over the other columns and find one for X/Y feedrate. That is the cutting speed for horizontal movements. There is also a Z feedrate which is the cutting speed…[Read more]

  • Tonight I took a first stab at some carving. I grabbed a svg file from the googles and used a 1/8″, 60 degree end mill.

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  • Did my first cut this morning and it came out great!

    Now I need to really learn how to use this…

  • Matt replied to the topic How Square is Square Enough? in the forum Assembly 12 months ago

    Are the 4 corners square? I would loosen the middle assembly, make sure the 4 corners are square, then tighten the assembly again. I don’t see any way to compensate for it with the “timing belts”.

  • By any chance, did you upgrade the slic3r software recently? I had the EXACT same thing happen in the middle of the process printing the parts. The first parts were great, I was prompted to upgrade the software (and did so) and then I started getting parts that look a lot like yours around places with vertical holes. I had to completely wipe…[Read more]

  • By any chance, did you upgrade the slic3r software recently. I had the EXACT same thing happen in the middle of the process printing the parts. The first parts were great, I was prompted to upgrade the software (and did so) and then I started getting parts that look a lot like yours around places with vertical holes. I had to completely wipe…[Read more]

  • Barry, did you use a standard punch down tool to get the stepper motor wire into the keystone jacks or something else? I tried to do something similar but am having issues getting a good electrical connection…

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