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    Wow, Time flys by. I never updated this thread....

    Wow,
    Time flys by.
    I never updated this thread.
    The issue was a loose set screw on the intermediate shaft of the X axis.
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    3D CAD for gunstock design

    We are finalizing a design /build of a 4 axis router built specifically to route out gun stocks from laminated blanks. That is all this machine will do, typ turn out "one of" custom carved stocks.
    ...
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    Got a little side tracked,, but actually getting...

    Got a little side tracked,, but actually getting back on this project with help from a VT electrical engineer and programmer :)
    Getting ready to ask some CAD questions in the CAD forum
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    Wes, Thanks for the info on the mill bits,, I...

    Wes,

    Thanks for the info on the mill bits,, I am sure it will be a learning curve, but that gives me a starting point.

    For me, building a gun stock specific machine should be basic (not quite...
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    Thanks for your reply. Yes, the hand finishing...

    Thanks for your reply.
    Yes, the hand finishing is what will "make or break" the finished stock.

    My strong area is fabrication, mechanical and electronics, My CAD is week, only from lack of time....
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    I do not plan on going into "mass production", I...

    I do not plan on going into "mass production", I am more dissatisfied with the products currently available and I am initially exploring "one off" examples for my own use.
    "If" there ends up being...
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    CNC gun Stocks?

    Been a while,, life gets in the way. Anyhow:

    Hobbyist level, I have built 3D printers and refurbished an old Epilog Laser, Now I am looking at building a task specific 4 axis router for gun...
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    Kev, The table literally rides on the belts, no...

    Kev,
    The table literally rides on the belts, no lead screws.
    I did spend some time and there appears to be some allen screws that adjust the table,, not sure on the whole procedure.

    Nick
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    leveling Epilog Radius table?

    Problem with owning an older machine, tech manuals are not online.
    Does anyone have any experiance leveling an Epilog Radius table.
    When I am focused in the upper left (home), I am 3/16" low in the...
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    Thanks, I was actually I tile shops yesterday,...

    Thanks,
    I was actually I tile shops yesterday, looking for "black" slate tile.
    I did a countertop 15 years ago in black slate 6x6, 6x12, etc.
    Can not find any now, I'll look them up
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    Waiting for it to arrive,, I have my digital...

    Waiting for it to arrive,, I have my digital calipers ready :)
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    I have a wood/metal shop, but it's not worth my...

    I have a wood/metal shop, but it's not worth my time.
    The round black plastic "pucks" do the job. She can whip out a sign/picture and stuff it in a $5 puck and it is a fully functioning lighted...
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    You know it will work, I know it will work. But...

    You know it will work, I know it will work. But giving someone a gift with some "duct tape" wrapped around it to make it fit,, just doesn't look good :)

    Found some 4mm on ebay,, but literally...
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    I learned long ago, Someone with little talent...

    I learned long ago,
    Someone with little talent or gift, can buy the best best software package and equipment and still will produce poor artwork,, While a good artist will produce beautiful things...
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    Not saying I would not answer a question, or...

    Not saying I would not answer a question, or steer someone in the right direction, I do it all the time.
    And I am more free wit the help on an internet forum because chances are the person asking is...
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    Thanks for the info guys, I dont have a state,...

    Thanks for the info guys,
    I dont have a state, only a federal tax ID #
    I'll have to get daughter set up on that.

    Nick
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    Laser is not my business, just a hobby. I am in...

    Laser is not my business, just a hobby.
    I am in the renovation and rehab business.
    I do not give my sub contractors name/info out and I don't "talk people through jobs"

    Nick
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    Those round "hockey puck" bases that come with a...

    Those round "hockey puck" bases that come with a remote for ~5.00 are from China, they work great.
    But the standard thicknesses in the rest of the word (outside the US) is metric.
    Those bases are...
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    4mm acrylic sheets? or 1/8 LED sign base

    The sign bases I have purchased (Amazon) are for 4mm acrylic, the 1/8" is to loose and my 3/16 signs do not fit in the slot.
    I have searched and found no US distributor of 4mm cast acrylic. and I...
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    I went to JDS's website,,, Sure wish I knew what...

    I went to JDS's website,,, Sure wish I knew what the price of their product was ?
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    US supplier of Slate Coasters?

    Looking for boxes of 25, 50,or 100 blank round and square coasters.
    Everything I find in the US is not from the stone supplier, but 2nd, 3rd, or 4th person re seller. (packed as 4 coasters with a...
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    Epilog tech solved it in 3.5 seconds, they are...

    Epilog tech solved it in 3.5 seconds, they are good :)
    In Coreldraw he had me go to:
    Tools>Options>Global>Printing+driver comp>and UNCHECK "Send Beziers and Paths to drive"

    It now works like a...
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    I'll try this tomorrow PM,, Wife has me on...

    I'll try this tomorrow PM,, Wife has me on "double Secret Probation" the rest of the day :)
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    Print preview DOES show all 4 sides. Nick

    Print preview DOES show all 4 sides.

    Nick
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    Slowed it down to 10% speed, 10% power. made 4...

    Slowed it down to 10% speed, 10% power.
    made 4 squares with the rectangle tool, pulling each one into the center of the group to create the square.
    here is a video of it:...
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