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by will1384
Sun Sep 28, 2014 11:39 pm
Forum: Mini Spindles - Purchased
Topic: The guts of a 300w eBay spindle.
Replies: 0
Views: 1522

The guts of a 300w eBay spindle.

I had ordered a 300w spindle from eBay for another project, and the spindle was very hard to turn by hand, I had contacted the eBay seller and they wanted me to power up the spindle as a test, the spindle only worked for a few seconds before my motor controller started to smoke, and the spindle turn...
by will1384
Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: will1384's Shapeoko 2
Replies: 77
Views: 47103

Re: will1384's Shapeoko 2

How did you cut the top plate down? I have to do the same thing to gain clearance for my Makita. I used a bandsaw, but it still came out a little off, I have an 4" x 6" band saw that I got from Harbor Freight, I try to keep it squared up, but after a few months it starts to cut crooked again, I gue...
by will1384
Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:22 am
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: will1384's Shapeoko 2
Replies: 77
Views: 47103

Re: will1384's Shapeoko 2

Someone had been nice enough to take a M8 threaded rod and try turning it down to 6mm for me, but I could never get the wobble out of the Z-Axis, so I went an ordered the Z-Axis upgrade and installed it. Top is the regular Shapeoko 2 M8 threaded rod. Middle is the M8 threaded rod with one end turned...
by will1384
Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:38 am
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: Bosch Colt started squeaking, so I replaced the bearings.
Replies: 6
Views: 3601

Re: Bosch Colt started squeaking, so I replaced the bearings

Does it still work Will? :lol: Yep it seems be functional, I remember reading something about letting the new bearings run with out using the Bosch Colt, so the bearings can adjust or burn-in, but I don't know how true that is, I did let it run for about 5 minutes and the squeaking was gone, I remo...
by will1384
Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:53 pm
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: Bosch Colt started squeaking, so I replaced the bearings.
Replies: 6
Views: 3601

Re: Bosch Colt started squeaking, so I replaced the bearings

Does it still work Will? :lol: Yep it seems be functional, I remember reading something about letting the new bearings run with out using the Bosch Colt, so the bearings can adjust or burn-in, but I don't know how true that is, I did let it run for about 5 minutes and the squeaking was gone, I remo...
by will1384
Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: Bosch Colt started squeaking, so I replaced the bearings.
Replies: 6
Views: 3601

Bosch Colt started squeaking, so I replaced the bearings.

I recently pushed my Bosch Colt router a little to hard, when testing out my Mach3 configuration, and the bearings started squeaking, so I stared looking on the Internet for a fix. I found a few web pages: Bosch Colt Overheating http://www.microcarve.com/forum/showthread.php?tid=71 Bosch PR20EVSK Co...
by will1384
Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: will1384's Shapeoko 2
Replies: 77
Views: 47103

Re: will1384's Shapeoko 2

will, Your limit switch setup looks very professional, and I was thinking of borrowing it, for my S2. What model and manufacturer switches did you use? I couldn't find them, in this thread. Thanks! - Alex I believe I got them on eBay over here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/400619957434 Specification: Ov...
by will1384
Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: will1384's Shapeoko 2
Replies: 77
Views: 47103

Re: will1384's Shapeoko 2

That is a good print, especially considering what your extruder is. The artifacts you see on the flat faces most likely come from the teeth of the drive wheel -- even if your stepper rotates evenly, the wheel, with its relatively large teeth, advances the filament unevenly. You also see some vibrat...
by will1384
Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: will1384's Shapeoko 2
Replies: 77
Views: 47103

Re: will1384's Shapeoko 2

I decided to print a few more parts, like this Makerslide dial indicator holder http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:43621 and wanted the part to be as accurate as possible, so I mounted the extruder like this. https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-yqhPNdr1Eu4/UycQxLW6XkI/AAAAAAAADLY/U9jO3LpuHGY/s800/3d_pr...
by will1384
Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:07 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: cut2d
Replies: 2
Views: 536

Re: cut2d

any one using cut2d if so what is there workflow from design to cut ...thank,s...john I use Cut2d, I had to install a Post Processor file for Cut2d so it would work with grblShield, got it over at this page https://www.inventables.com/technologies/cut2d-15 I often make something simple in Cut2d, us...