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by ajacocks
Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Who has Upgraded their Z Axis?
Replies: 18
Views: 2918

Re: Who has Upgraded their Z Axis?

I have already extended my Z-axis, to get all of the ~2.5" of clearance that the gantry design of the S2/X carve is capable of. However, I was also considering upgrading my Z-axis to a C-beam linear actuator. I've done some research, and it seems like a solid design. Let me know where you end up goi...
by ajacocks
Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: yet another dust shoe
Replies: 10
Views: 4445

Re: yet another dust shoe

This looks very nice. Let me know if you decide to make and sell them, as I'd be interested in one.

Thanks!
- Alex
by ajacocks
Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:31 pm
Forum: Mini Spindles - Purchased
Topic: Possible Spindle Upgrade - 600W or More
Replies: 5
Views: 2778

Re: Possible Spindle Upgrade - 600W or More

I'll be curious to hear...please also let us know what power supply and speed control you used.

Thanks!
- Alex
by ajacocks
Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Mini Spindles - Purchased
Topic: Possible Spindle Upgrade - 600W or More
Replies: 5
Views: 2778

Re: Possible Spindle Upgrade - 600W or More

cvoinescu, Thanks for the note. I hadn't really given the electronics in the controller a detailed look, yet. So, it sounds like a 110 VDC power supply would be a good investment, or to go the whole distance and get a VFD-controlled spindle. Any thoughts on my other question of a 600W (or 800W) spin...
by ajacocks
Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: Mini Spindles - Purchased
Topic: Possible Spindle Upgrade - 600W or More
Replies: 5
Views: 2778

Possible Spindle Upgrade - 600W or More

I'm currently using a DW660 on my S2/X-Carve, and was thinking of upgrading to something better, given the lack of flexibility of that router. The best options that I have found are either the DW611, which most seem to use, or a 600W+ mini-spindle (Inventables, or Chinese). The major problems with t...
by ajacocks
Mon Dec 28, 2015 4:03 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Mid Span Supports
Replies: 6
Views: 2991

Re: Mid Span Supports

bharbour,

I'd like to see the Inkscape files. I'm in the process of upgrading my S2 to a 1000mm^2 X-carve, and I'd like to add a set of mid-span supports, while I'm building it.

Thanks,
Alex


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by ajacocks
Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:19 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: FS: Shapeoko 3 Limit Switch Kits - V2.0
Replies: 15
Views: 3325

Re: FS: Shapeoko 3 Limit Switch Kits - V2.0

Would these mounts also work on a Shapeoko 2, or are the mounting holes too different?

- Alex
by ajacocks
Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:13 pm
Forum: GRBL
Topic: Easel Stepping Too Far in Z-axis (S2 w/Acme & NEMA 23 Z)
Replies: 4
Views: 1048

Re: Easel Stepping Too Far in Z-axis (S2 w/Acme & NEMA 23 Z)

So, the answer to the problem just occurred to me, and it should have been obvious, from the beginning: I have installed IC's belt-drive Z-axis mod, and this applies a 2-to-1 multiplier to the Z-axis speed. So, indeed, my $2 should be 94.473. However, that is a problem, when using Easel, as it autom...
by ajacocks
Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:55 pm
Forum: GRBL
Topic: Easel Stepping Too Far in Z-axis (S2 w/Acme & NEMA 23 Z)
Replies: 4
Views: 1048

Re: Easel Stepping Too Far in Z-axis (S2 w/Acme & NEMA 23 Z)

Well, that is interesting. I cut a basic square circle test pattern, and indeed, the S2 is cutting twice as deep as it should! A 2.5" square containing a 2" circle, with the square being a pocket 0.125" deep, and the circle being a pocket 0.250" deep actually comes out to be a 0.250" square containi...
by ajacocks
Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: GRBL
Topic: Easel Stepping Too Far in Z-axis (S2 w/Acme & NEMA 23 Z)
Replies: 4
Views: 1048

Re: Easel Stepping Too Far in Z-axis (S2 w/Acme & NEMA 23 Z)

Will, I will cut a test piece and see if that is the case. I did check Inventables' spec sheet for the NEMA 23 motor that I bought, and it does say 200 steps, as that was one of my first ideas. I do know that setting the cutting depth for a pocket to 0.300" will cut slightly deeper than a 7/16" piec...