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by bmsleight
Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:14 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: plumber's silicon thread tape on the collet of your rotary t
Replies: 5
Views: 1762

plumber's silicon thread tape on the collet of your rotary t

HI, In :- http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/End_mills#Mounting_an_end_mill http://blog.inventables.com/2013/11/milling-aluminum-with-shapeoko-2.html?utm_content=buffer5437c One thing I highly recommend right away is: use a bit of plumber's silicon thread tape on the collet of your rotary tool, ...
by bmsleight
Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:51 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Workholding with Threaded Inserts
Replies: 35
Views: 19981

Re: Workholding with Threaded Inserts

Hi krayvis, Great video. Well shot - that is about 20 tips for a newbie like me sprinkled across the video. The end presentation of the video was very cool, love it. Thanks very much for sharing. I think I may end up wathcing this one more than most and taking notes. Cheers, Brendan Note to self: 3m...
by bmsleight
Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: BMSleight Build in 60 Seconds
Replies: 1
Views: 577

BMSleight Build in 60 Seconds

Come on guys it only took 60 seconds... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_h3guCEfC2Q&hd=1 I must say - I normally struggle putting together anything, ikea furniture, 3d printer - well anything really. The documentation for this project is wonderful. Really, really good. Thanks for all the help, Brendan
by bmsleight
Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:42 am
Forum: MakerCAM
Topic: Shapeoko 2 - First Job - Digging in after first layer
Replies: 6
Views: 2110

Re: Shapeoko 2 - First Job - Digging in after first layer

First JOB! It printing/cutting/milling as I type - whilst keeping on eye on that all important power switch. I had two issues which took me a little while, a night sleep to resolve and tip hat to Will. PROBLEM 1 After extensive testing - and a hint from Will. Z-axis was not reliable. Just using the ...
by bmsleight
Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:03 am
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Shapeoko 2 - Electronics - X motor clockwise
Replies: 6
Views: 1723

Re: Shapeoko 2 - Electronics - X motor clockwise

Sorry Will, commented without realising you had updated the Docs.

I should rtfm :)
by bmsleight
Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:16 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Shapeoko 2 - Electronics - X motor clockwise
Replies: 6
Views: 1723

Re: Shapeoko 2 - Electronics - X motor clockwise

Top Tip... Rather than re-wiring to flip the direction I used this website, To flip the direction. :- https://www.cambiummachines.com/grbl/bitwise.php During http://docs.shapeoko.com/helloworld.html the Air Print - it was really useful to flip the X-axis and in my case the Z-axis. Entering $6=188 is...
by bmsleight
Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:02 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Shapeoko 2 - Z-Axis - Sub Gantry - Suggestion Add Locktight
Replies: 2
Views: 925

Shapeoko 2 - Z-Axis - Sub Gantry - Suggestion Add Locktight

HI Will, After trying my first job with the rotary tool on, the vibrations from the tool made the V-Wheels on the Z-Axis shake loose. I then remembered in the wonderful toolkit - I got supplied with some "TurboLock - Blue removable thread-locker." I tried to follow the instructions to the letter (wi...
by bmsleight
Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:52 pm
Forum: MakerCAM
Topic: Shapeoko 2 - First Job - Digging in after first layer
Replies: 6
Views: 2110

Shapeoko 2 - First Job - Digging in after first layer

HI, I struggling with my first job. Can do the Hello World with a Sharpie. I made a simple in line http://docs.shapeoko.com/firstjob.html For "Engrave Your Letter" I used the default values to get the following g-code:- http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=HaCKBg2b Using:- http://jherrm.github.io/gcode-vie...
by bmsleight
Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:10 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Shapeoko 2 - Workarea - Belts - Photo/Diagram request
Replies: 2
Views: 802

Re: Shapeoko 2 - Workarea - Belts - Photo/Diagram request

Thanks - Will.

As I got to this step - looked at the instructions again and the photo was there, about to apologies for not looking properly - then read this post. :)

Cheers,
Brendan
by bmsleight
Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:54 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Shapeoko 2 - Workarea - Belts - Photo/Diagram request
Replies: 2
Views: 802

Shapeoko 2 - Workarea - Belts - Photo/Diagram request

Hi,

Anyone got a photo of how the belt goes from the belt anchors through the Idlers over the pulley and back through the Idlers to the last belt anchor. I think that it is obvious, but would appreciate any photo or diagram.

Thanks,
Brendan