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by oniontalker
Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: Assembly
Topic: What do I do with all these wires?
Replies: 11
Views: 1724

Re: What do I do with all these wires?

I ended up using drag chain, but before that had a beautiful monstrosity. y2.jpg And before that I just stood there holding them. You certainly want to keep the wires out of the way of the wheels, which would cause the machine to miss many steps and destroy your work, at best. I'd get your 30-50 dol...
by oniontalker
Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:42 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: FS: Shapeoko 1 mechanical kit Brand New in Australia
Replies: 8
Views: 1195

Re: FS: Shapeoko 1 mechanical kit Brand New in Australia

What state/area are you in?
by oniontalker
Sat Dec 06, 2014 1:45 am
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Best Vacuum for CNC
Replies: 16
Views: 4302

Re: Best Vacuum for CNC

I'd have a look at those cheap shopvacs also, a lot of them have the same motors in them, so it ends up just being the bucket size being the difference.
ShopVac + cyclone is a good place to be, of course you REALLY need to enclose that sucker and keep it cool, enough.
by oniontalker
Sat Dec 06, 2014 1:41 am
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Calibration
Replies: 7
Views: 1256

Re: Calibration

Z0 or "depth of cut" might be a little to Z-. The pen might be drifting and when it lifts, it mostly goes back to a stable position.
I'd try with a sharpie or some sort of felt tipped instrument and reduce the, "depth of cut", to rule that out.
by oniontalker
Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:21 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: 1000X1000 upgrade? What is the actual cutting area?
Replies: 6
Views: 1262

Re: 1000X1000 upgrade? What is the actual cutting area?

I put that extra piece in between and bolted them together. I'd love to get some hefty extrusion, but I just can't find it where I'm at. I was however going to get some steel bar and connect it to the tops and bottoms, grabbed 5mm, but it with the screws I have, it was too thick and the spacers didn...
by oniontalker
Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: supplemental fire extinguishing
Replies: 0
Views: 280

supplemental fire extinguishing

(supplemental) I have a 3D printer and a fire extinguisher handy. But alas, every once in awhile, I have to go to the bathroom. Now that is out of the way... I've read a lot recently about fire+CNC and wanted to be a bit more prepared. Where I'm at chemical fire extinguishers are inexpensive, but Co...
by oniontalker
Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:02 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Grrr... Guess I should have waiting a couple of days.
Replies: 3
Views: 609

Re: Grrr... Guess I should have waiting a couple of days.

$100 is a bit, but when you look at the serial number you can be comfortable knowing, most everyone below that number didn't get a $100 discount either. What's important is getting it out of that box and doing what you want with it. I haven't made a $100 mistake yet, but I've made a multitude of $20...
by oniontalker
Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:55 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Christmas gift ideas
Replies: 4
Views: 868

Re: Christmas gift ideas

Nice set of allen wrenches, maybe a gimmicky wrench, like the 8mm Joker, locktite, 1/8" collet for your router. As for router bits, I can't suggest Alan Campbell enough, even half way across the world now, he gets me what I need in a timely fashion for an acceptable price. His website is: http://woo...
by oniontalker
Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:47 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Belt Drive NEMA 23 Z axis kit
Replies: 42
Views: 8971

Re: Belt Drive NEMA 23 Z axis kit

Awesome.

I just wouldn't be surprised if these sold out within moments of them coming into stock.
Something that can increase your Z AND Y travel (with a new mount) while bringing the weight in?
YES PLEASE.
by oniontalker
Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:43 am
Forum: Assembly
Topic: 1000X1000 upgrade? What is the actual cutting area?
Replies: 6
Views: 1262

Re: 1000X1000 upgrade? What is the actual cutting area?

With tweaking one end of the Y axis belt anchors and one side of belt pulleys... X = 804mm Without existing the table with my current mount/router: Y = 765mm Of the table it will go to: Y = 808mm With the Z-axis belt drive, a closer mount and getting the belt anchors out of the way, I should be able...