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Thread: WANTED: 3 Axis Zero Plate

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    Default WANTED: 3 Axis Zero Plate

    I am looking for a 3 axis zero plate for my SB with a 4G controller.

    Let me know if you have one for sale.

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    you can make your own just get a 3/4 copper cap and cnc a corner block

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerry_stanek View Post
    you can make your own just get a 3/4 copper cap and cnc a corner block

    Tell me more please. What is a CNC corner block?

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    A corner block is a fixture for finding the X,Y and Z coordinates of a piece of material… more specifically, for setting the origin at a corner of the material. Since most CNC users have a Z-zero plate that uses electrical conductivity to help establish the Z origin, it’s just a bit more programming to use that same circuitry to establish all three axes.

    Establishing 0,0,0 at a point on your material is, in my experience, a machinist’s mind set where woodworkers traditionally have used the lower left extremities of their machines travel, typically set with proximity sensors.

    Sometimes its nice to be able to establish the origin at another location due to the irregular shape of the stock or if you’re adding some operation to an existing part… like personalizing a jewelry box.

    SG

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    Here is a quick DFX of what Mine looks like. I pocketed the square .125 and through pocketed the circle you may have to adjust the size of the hole to match you copper cap. I then just wired a clip to the cap and glued it in the hole.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jerry_stanek View Post
    Here is a quick DFX of what Mine looks like. I pocketed the square .125 and through pocketed the circle you may have to adjust the size of the hole to match you copper cap. I then just wired a clip to the cap and glued it in the hole.

    What about software and hooking it up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rb99 View Post
    What about software and hooking it up?
    Here try this file you may have to adjust the thickness
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    More info in your other thread on the same subject, with files and instructions needed to make it work. There are also files in the sbparts folder that you can learn from and adapt to work with one of your own making.

    http://www.talkshopbot.com/forum/sho...xis-Zero-Plate

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    Quote Originally Posted by srwtlc View Post
    More info in your other thread on the same subject, with files and instructions needed to make it work. There are also files in the sbparts folder that you can learn from and adapt to work with one of your own making.

    http://www.talkshopbot.com/forum/sho...xis-Zero-Plate

    I was hoping to buy one already made and ready to go... SB ships only with Fedex and they want $130CAD to ship a small plate to me.

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    Hey Richard... I checked into it for you and it looks like ShopBot had sent you a quote that included shipping via UPS for $78.19. Let them know if you didn't get that quote.

    Bill

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