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by Lionshead
Sat Aug 20, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Other - (etchers, drag knifes, lasers)
Topic: Best tool to weld Polyethylene sheet? Laser or Soldering?
Replies: 2
Views: 1237

Best tool to weld Polyethylene sheet? Laser or Soldering?

I've got a few projects in mind that require welding plastic sheets together to make channels. Similar to an inflatable pool raft, but smaller. I'm trying to figure out what the best tool would be on my Shapeoko. Would a cheap laser get the job done? Or should I find a ball-nose soldering iron to mo...
by Lionshead
Mon Dec 07, 2015 6:05 am
Forum: tinyG
Topic: Using TinyG for SO2/ 3D Printer combo
Replies: 7
Views: 2656

Re: Using TinyG for SO2/ 3D Printer combo

Sorry for not checking in on all the great advise. I think if I want a large form-factor printer, it would probably be easiest to get a dedicated board. A few more plugs and I can reconnect my motors. But then I have to devise a way to swap out the spindle simply, quickly, and without loosing true s...
by Lionshead
Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Using TinyG for SO2/ 3D Printer combo
Replies: 0
Views: 1315

Using TinyG for SO2/ 3D Printer combo

There haven't been any updates for a while. Has anyone had luck using the tinpyG for 3D printing. I'm planning on making a swappable plate to convert from spindle to extruded, but I'd rather not buy a new controller. Has anyone been able to control an extruder, hot end, and heated bed with the TinyG?
by Lionshead
Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: tinyG
Topic: Using TinyG for SO2/ 3D Printer combo
Replies: 7
Views: 2656

Using TinyG for SO2/ 3D Printer combo

There haven't been any updates for a while. Has anyone had luck using the tinpyG for 3D printing. I'm planning on making a swappable plate to convert from spindle to extruded, but I'd rather not buy a new controller. Has anyone been able to control an extruder, hot end, and heated bed with the TinyG?
by Lionshead
Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Workholding with Threaded Inserts
Replies: 35
Views: 19968

Re: Workholding with Threaded Inserts

(a year later I catch up)

I'm using threaded inserts without the flange. They're only about 1 cm tall, so I set them flush with the bottom of the wasteboard and get a couple mm clearance. This way I won't have to worry about endmill strikes.
by Lionshead
Mon Apr 06, 2015 3:14 pm
Forum: CAM Help
Topic: Inventor and HSM Express
Replies: 7
Views: 3981

Re: Inventor and HSM Express

Not to resurrect a thread or anything, but I just downloaded HSM a few days ago. It looks like they include grbl as one of the setup options now.
by Lionshead
Mon Sep 29, 2014 7:04 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: Suggestions/Critiques for first shapeoko purchase list?
Replies: 5
Views: 1137

Re: Suggestions/Critiques for first shapeoko purchase list?

Thank you for the quick response! I DO want end blocks for the drag chain. I'm really only planning on using one length of it to run along-side the gantry. It looks like the 1m length of chain comes with 2 end pieces. But I might be misreading, let me know: https://www.inventables.com/technologies/d...
by Lionshead
Mon Sep 29, 2014 5:13 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: Suggestions/Critiques for first shapeoko purchase list?
Replies: 5
Views: 1137

Suggestions/Critiques for first shapeoko purchase list?

Hi everyone! I've read a lot of threads on the forum but this is my first post. I'm planning on finally buying my Shapeoko2 one week from today. Had to sell a motorcycle to afford it so I'm anxious to get going. My budget for the CNC and startup materials is $1200. I've put together a purchase list ...