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by Targus
Wed Apr 22, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Acme upgrade, Nema 23 Z upgrades and Tiny G installed.
Replies: 6
Views: 1447

Re: Acme upgrade, Nema 23 Z upgrades and Tiny G installed.

I got the tiny G. It was a bit confusing to set up and the instructions were not very clear in a lot of steps. But finally, after a few hours of getting it hooked up and settings set, it works and it works great. Ill post up a video later in the week.
by Targus
Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:27 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Acme upgrade, Nema 23 Z upgrades and Tiny G installed.
Replies: 6
Views: 1447

Re: Acme upgrade, Belt Drive, and Nema 23 Z upgrades install

i have been playing around with the machine. I have all the NEMA 23s hooked up a working. I thought i would not have to take the CNC apart to install the NEMA 23s ... boy was i wrong. The NEMA 17s came off without disassemble, but the hole locations for the 23s were overlapped by the makerslides. Wa...
by Targus
Fri Apr 10, 2015 3:28 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Acme upgrade, Nema 23 Z upgrades and Tiny G installed.
Replies: 6
Views: 1447

Acme upgrade, Nema 23 Z upgrades and Tiny G installed.

It's finally warm enough to get back out in the garage. In this video, I upgrade the Z axis on the Shapeoko 2 with the Acme upgrade, Belt drive Z-axis kit, and NEMA 23 stepper motor. These upgrades are fantastic. I will be able to move my router closer to the gantry, and the Acme upgrade is super sm...
by Targus
Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:39 pm
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: Makita RT0701C Mounting Bracket with Dust Boot
Replies: 39
Views: 26687

Re: Makita RT0701C Mounting Bracket with Dust Boot

oniontalker wrote:Any reason not to do the dust boot from 3/8" acrylic like the one's IC sells?
i can't think of any. i just used the HDPE because i had some laying around.
by Targus
Tue Nov 04, 2014 2:42 pm
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: Makita RT0701C Mounting Bracket with Dust Boot
Replies: 39
Views: 26687

Re: Makita RT0701C Mounting Bracket with Dust Boot

Just wondering if you have cut your mount out of aluminum yet? If so wondering how it went for you? Just purchased the SO2, NEMA23 upgrade, and Makita 0701C with a 1/8" collet on the way as well. I have not. I have gone through a couple of designs to address various issues. I am planning on getting...
by Targus
Sun Oct 12, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Chili Cook Off Trophy using F Engrave
Replies: 4
Views: 2367

Re: Chili Cook Off Trophy using F Engrave

Nice. Did you make the ladle somehow too, or just paint one gold? I bought the ladle at walmart and painted it gold. Very cool! I like the beveling on the edges of the front flame. What bit did you use for the lettering? I haven't tried F engrave to cut anything yet but I when I do I'd like to mini...
by Targus
Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Chili Cook Off Trophy using F Engrave
Replies: 4
Views: 2367

Chili Cook Off Trophy using F Engrave

Using F Engrave and CamBam, i designed and milled out a trophy for a chili cook off my work is hosting. F Engrave took a little figuring out to get it to work right, but in the end, I am pleased with the results. https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5612/15505707501_cc5871a1a6.jpg https://farm4.staticflic...
by Targus
Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:52 pm
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: Makita RT0701C Mounting Bracket with Dust Boot
Replies: 39
Views: 26687

Re: Makita RT0701C Mounting Bracket with Dust Boot

sectorix wrote:Why switch to aluminum? (bare in mind i'm new in this thing) is the HPDE not strong enough?
I guess just a personal preference. I've been wanting to mill something out of aluminum for awhile, and this gives me an excuse. I also think aluminum will hold up longer and better than the plastic.
by Targus
Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: Makita RT0701C Mounting Bracket with Dust Boot
Replies: 39
Views: 26687

Re: Makita RT0701C Mounting Bracket with Dust Boot

Also, I wonder If im doing something wrong. when I import the SVG you mage into inkscape, and then draw a 65x65mm circle, mine seems to be much bigger than the inner circle in your shape. What am i missing ? (sorry for the newbie question) The original model was in Solidworks, then exported to DXF ...
by Targus
Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:45 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Electronics Enclosure with fan and reset button.
Replies: 15
Views: 2914

Re: Electronics Enclosure with fan and reset button.

Actually I thought about using a cheap Tupperware knock off for an electric box. The electrical engineer at work stopped me and made me think about static. He said it was dangerous what I was thinking of. I just saw a parallel here. Thanks for the warning. I don't plan to use this box for more than...