I wanted a way to level wooden parts on my CNC router an easier way than using shims and trial and error. I found software that would do it for me by using a probe and Mach3. The software is G Code Ripper found here http://www.scorchworks.com/Gcoderipper/gcoderipper.html
To use the software I needed a probe I designed this probe a bit different than most. My idea was to be able to probe with the tool I am going to use when cutting the part, so that the only offset I will need while probing will be an offset for the Z. The Z offset is the length of the probe which is the length of the bolt I used for the probe.
This probe mounts on a Bosch Colt router mount from Inventables https://www.inventables.com/technologies/bosch-colt-spindle-mount
Here is a link to a YouTube Video of the probe in action https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ei4Fv9O2lHs&feature=youtu.be
Other than the printed parts I used .
Two 1/4 20 x 3 1/2 inch bolts
One 1/4 x 3/4 bolt
One piece of aluminum strap 1 inch wide and about 1 1/2 long
Two #8 flat head screws and nuts
Four springs large enough to slide over the 3 1/2 bolts
Two 1/4 inch washers
There are several YouTube videos with instructions on using G Code Ripper with Mach3
This is the first try I am sure I will make improvements would like to hear for anyone that uses my idea or improves it. There are two supports that will have to be remover from the part that slides onto the router mount.
PS That is not me in the instructional video the video is to show how G Code Ripper works