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by PLHS54
Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:06 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Upgrade Parts!
Replies: 194
Views: 53297

Re: Upgrade Parts!

I wouldn't leave them raw as they will rust
by PLHS54
Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:23 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Holy Acrylic!
Replies: 8
Views: 3406

Re: Holy Acrylic!

Thanks! Very creative for the clips. I don't see any place where you had tabs to keep the piece in place once it was cut...maybe I'm not seeing them? Can you elaborate more on this?
by PLHS54
Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: DW660 Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 3883

Re: DW660 Questions

The second way also allows you to slide in different types of fixtures as well, such as an extruder (I've got that designed too), a laser, or even your pen. These different fixtures are all contained in their own modules, so switching between one another should only take about 10 seconds. I'll send...
by PLHS54
Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: DW660 Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 3883

Re: DW660 Questions

You spawned this Z axis topic thread just when I wonder the actual deformation at the bottom of Z axis. Based on: - Real dimensions (X 375mm beam & Z 200mm beam), - Using 6061 alu as material - Having Z axis quite low (bit is some millimeters above wasteboard), I simulate a 10lbs force pushing the ...
by PLHS54
Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: DW660 Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 3883

Re: DW660 Questions

I...Make sure you vent the DW660 if you take it a apart and build a new housing. That motor will generate quite a bit of heat, it has it's own cooling fan built in. I'd really like to leave my tool in one piece and just figure out a way to stiffen up the z axis. Yes I will be venting the housing, a...
by PLHS54
Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: DW660 Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 3883

Re: DW660 Questions

Searching lead me to an exploded view. Take a look: http://www.ereplacementparts.com/dewalt-dw660-type-cut-out-tool-parts-c-1009_2641_2651.html or a pdf http://www.ereplacementparts.com/images/dewalt/DW660_TYPE_1.pdf I like your concept! The only problem I can see with it is changing the spindle ou...
by PLHS54
Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Holy Acrylic!
Replies: 8
Views: 3406

Re: Holy Acrylic!

Very nice results! What kind of endmill were you using? Also, how did you secure the piece down while it was being milled?
by PLHS54
Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Setting current limit on A4988 drivers
Replies: 5
Views: 6181

Re: Setting current limit on A4988 drivers

I had the same question awhile ago too, you might want to read this thread.

http://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=447
by PLHS54
Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Shapeoko build qualities for 3d printing
Replies: 9
Views: 3245

Re: Shapeoko build qualities for 3d printing

I second what edward says about the speed. There is a video on here somewhere showing a ridiculously fast shapeOko, so I don't think speed is a problem here.
by PLHS54
Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:13 pm
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: DW660 Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 3883

Re: DW660 Questions

Although you can't see it in the rendering, my plan calls for taking apart the dw660 and only using the armature. I'm going to mill two plates that the bearings then fit into. These plates then slide up into the square center piece and the square center piece has v-rails on the edges. The advantages...