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by awesomename
Fri May 16, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Need some project advice
Replies: 9
Views: 1101

Re: Need some project advice

I think i will either end up making it from entirely bamboo ply, or make the hdpe a press fit.
by awesomename
Fri May 16, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Need some project advice
Replies: 9
Views: 1101

Re: Need some project advice

Enraged wrote:I can't help with the glues, but I like using bamboo cutting boards.
What would you recommend for an endmill for cutting the bamboo(plywood im assuming). Do you stain it at all?
by awesomename
Fri May 16, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Need some project advice
Replies: 9
Views: 1101

Need some project advice

I'm thinking of making something for the wife and was thinking about milling a cutting board out of some sort of wood and or/HDPE I was actually thinking of doing an hdpe inlay on the inside of one side and making the profile out of some sort of wood. Can someone recommend a good wood for this as we...
by awesomename
Mon May 12, 2014 9:24 pm
Forum: GRBL
Topic: Is my uno/gshield dying?
Replies: 8
Views: 733

Re: Is my uno/gshield dying?

I will try adjusting the pot tonight. I was able to max out around 750mm/min before the z started binding. I was hoping to run around 5000mm/min on x and y Not a huge deal since I am cannibalizing my shapeoko for another, bigger and stronger build and will be using the USB CNC mk2/4 controller soon.
by awesomename
Mon May 12, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: GRBL
Topic: Is my uno/gshield dying?
Replies: 8
Views: 733

Re: Is my uno/gshield dying?

This is definitely what it was! Is there a way to independently control the z axis speed on retracts?
by awesomename
Sun May 11, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: GRBL
Topic: Is my uno/gshield dying?
Replies: 8
Views: 733

Is my uno/gshield dying?

So it seems that there is something going on with my uno/gshieldv5 combo. Every job I run in the last week does the same thing, at some point or another, it will overplunge on the z by about .25 to .5inches and start trying to rip away . I have verified that the g code seems to look fine but I can't...
by awesomename
Fri May 09, 2014 12:26 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Bit Holder - Design Help
Replies: 1
Views: 470

Re: Bit Holder - Design Help

Download a trial for meshcam. This is seriously the easiest and best software I have used. it has unlimited usage during the trial period.
by awesomename
Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Home made dust collector
Replies: 23
Views: 6054

Re: Home made dust collector

For those using a vacuum line on their shapeoko machines, what diameter of vacuum tubing do you have going into your vacuum clamp mount?

I am debating between 1.25in and 1.5in. I really want some flexibility like in the 4in clear plastic stuff but it seems to be much stiffer for the under 2in stuff.
by awesomename
Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Openbuilds opinions
Replies: 9
Views: 2465

Re: Openbuilds opinions

I have also gone with openrail on the X and used the HFS5-4060-1000, it has been great. Im very happy with it. Im also using the inventables v wheels. Quality is great on the openrail. I think it is much more ridged now on the X VS 2 pieces of makerslide with a 20x40 piece of extrusion sandwiched i...
by awesomename
Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Openbuilds opinions
Replies: 9
Views: 2465

Re: Openbuilds opinions

For the latest iteration of my shapeoko I ditched makerslide for the most part and moved to openbuilds v-rail mounted on hfs5-4040-600 for x and y. Very happy with the outcome. Stiffer than makerslide ever could be. No real downside other than clearance between the motor plates and the rail - butto...