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Forum: General Discussion 06-21-2013, 12:02 AM
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Posted By donektools
New Marquetry tutorial

I have created a new tutorial video on cutting marquetry with the Donek Drag Knives. It also covers the use of Sheetcam for creating Drag Knife tool paths.
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Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,482
Posted By donektools
Drag Knife Video tutorial

I have created a new video tutorial that shows how to program your drag knife with the new Vectric Gadget. This demonstration covers programming and cutting both vinyl and coroplast.
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Forum: The Water Cooler 03-06-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,639
Posted By donektools
I am told that the gadget will work in V-carve as...

I am told that the gadget will work in V-carve as well as Aspire.
Forum: The Water Cooler 03-06-2013, 01:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,639
Posted By donektools
The screen shots come from an early version of...

The screen shots come from an early version of the gadget. I do not know exactly when it will be released, but will provide links and updates as soon as it is available for download. I have...
Forum: The Water Cooler 03-05-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,639
Posted By donektools
I ran some test cuts with a toolpath created with...

I ran some test cuts with a toolpath created with the gadget and it works perfect.
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Forum: The Water Cooler 03-05-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,639
Posted By donektools
Vectric 4.0 and the new drag knife gadget

The guys at Vectric are releasing their new versions. I was sent the new drag knife gadget to play with and test today. The tool works great and all within the cam software. Below are some screen...
Forum: Cobra CNC Routers 11-18-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,911
Posted By donektools
That is really great. Can't wait to see it.

That is really great. Can't wait to see it.
Forum: Cobra CNC Routers 11-18-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,911
Posted By donektools
I have made a couple more modifications to the...

I have made a couple more modifications to the code. I believe the premature end of file has been corrected in this version. I have added two tabs to this version as well. One is a readme tab. I...
Forum: Cobra CNC Routers 11-17-2012, 01:23 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,911
Posted By donektools
Sorry. It's been a busy week. Big race, broken...

Sorry. It's been a busy week. Big race, broken machines, preparations for a demo event. I will work on it this weekend. I will also provide some details from others on what they are doing to...
Forum: Cobra CNC Routers 11-10-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,911
Posted By donektools
I have tested the software in excell 2000 and...

I have tested the software in excell 2000 and 2007 and have had others use it in 2003. When you are prompted to save a file, you see this:

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Forum: Cobra CNC Routers 11-10-2012, 12:03 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,911
Posted By donektools
Jim sent me a file created with the...

Jim sent me a file created with the shopsabre.inch post processor today. That file processed just fine. I have created a change to the code that works with the code posted by Michael. Hopefully...
Forum: Cobra CNC Routers 11-08-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,911
Posted By donektools
Without the source code you started from, I can't...

Without the source code you started from, I can't tell you what it's defining as unknown. Please post the the file before you converted it.
Forum: Cobra CNC Routers 11-07-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,911
Posted By donektools
I got started on a new g-code importer yesterday...

I got started on a new g-code importer yesterday afternoon. It appears to be working on this end, but I have a very limited number of files to test it on. Nobody has sent me any sample g-code. I...
Forum: Cobra CNC Routers 11-03-2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,911
Posted By donektools
The tool works in any machine. The only time the...

The tool works in any machine. The only time the software is needed is if you want sharp corners.

If you e-mail me some sample files from the post processor that is typically used for cammaster,...
Forum: Cobra CNC Routers 11-03-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,911
Posted By donektools
The g-code version seems to have troubles with...

The g-code version seems to have troubles with speed commands. Try removing any f commands from your file before processing. It will also only process G01 (G1) commands. It will ignore any other...
Forum: Cobra CNC Routers 11-03-2012, 01:57 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,911
Posted By donektools
While a version of this tool has been in use in a...

While a version of this tool has been in use in a handful of snowboard manufacturing facilities for more than 10 years, we only recently began marketing it to the general public. There are many...
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