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PAID HELP required (Central Coast NSW AU) OX, TinyG

Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by Mitchell Taylor, Apr 16, 2017.

  1. Mitchell Taylor

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    Hi,
    I joined the Openbuilds community exactly a year ago and bought myself a 1500x 1000mm OX kit, TinyG and a Kress 800w spindle. Since then I have honestly just had problem after problem, some of which was my fault in testing limitations (3x TinyG's later) but many, just through the billion variables required to work out in the DIY CNC world... hindsight I should have spent $5-10k on a pre-fab CNC as I will be using this for prototyping ideas for my next business.
    What I am looking for is someone on the Central Coast or around Sydney to spend a few hours with me working out why I am having such trouble with accuracy, setting up the machine, G code and outputting it from Fusion 360 or SW17 and also the tricks to Chilipeppr.. Before everyone says have you read the Wiki on the TinyG- It's like searching for the answer before knowing the question sometimes and I am happy to pay someone experienced to help a brother out for money and I don't mean $20 (I am willing to pay up to $500 for 4-8h)... on the other side I don't want someone that's just got one working without knowing that much to look at it (unless that's all I can find near by).
    I have the bigger OX as I want to be making some large detailed panels so unfortunately I can't just move on to a Stepcraft2-840 directly (too small) or invest in some other unit right just yet
    Cam software was a massive headache too but Fusion 360 and exporting a STEP file from Solid works might have resolved that unless I am advised of an even better way...
    Please ask around- I have no one I know that can help at all locally (only used commercial CNCs and no clue on DIY)
    Cheers
    Mitch Taylor

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  2. Rodm

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    So true.
     
  3. Joe Santarsiero

    Joe Santarsiero OB addict
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    It sounds like you're in a mess. You could try hosting a twitch feed or maybe a group Skype. Something with a camera and screenshare would probably be best. Time zone planning required.
    Making sure the machine is sorted out should come before working out the cad/cam issues. Maybe post your TG settings in electronics and explain the machine.
    Making a clear list of your problems then ordering it can sometimes keep you organized and on a clear path.

    Joe.
     

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