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by stargeezer
Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:01 am
Forum: Mini Spindles - Purchased
Topic: Chinese spindle (the 2nd best thing I've done for my Shapeok
Replies: 27
Views: 34809

Re: Chinese spindle (the 2nd best thing I've done for my Sha

Thanks for posting this thread and for keeping it updated. I am also going with a 1.5kw spindle like you did but have elected to use a water cooled unit. I was wondering if you would post a few detail photos of your mount. I'm using a acme thread screw, but there are a couple spots I'm concerned wit...
by stargeezer
Sat Feb 28, 2015 2:39 am
Forum: Mach3
Topic: Help! My ShapeOKO is just sitting there and won't move
Replies: 8
Views: 3269

Re: Help! My ShapeOKO is just sitting there and won't move

Working or not, that's a beautiful electronics build stargeezer. Thanks friend. It looked a lot better before I cut all the wire loom apart to trace everything. :) Oh well.... :):) I hope to get things back in shape this weekend, but I might wait until I get the bugs all worked out. The last thing ...
by stargeezer
Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:59 pm
Forum: Mach3
Topic: Help! My ShapeOKO is just sitting there and won't move
Replies: 8
Views: 3269

Re: Help! My ShapeOKO is just sitting there and won't move

After my last post I went back to the shop and started looking for the problem. I discovered that the motor tuning screen held many wrong values compared to what was listed in the manual and the breakout board instructions. After correcting these and resetting the computer I'm happy to report that t...
by stargeezer
Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: Mach3
Topic: Help! My ShapeOKO is just sitting there and won't move
Replies: 8
Views: 3269

Re: Help! My ShapeOKO is just sitting there and won't move

http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a579/Larry_Kruzan/20150227_121744_zpsp34oyckw.jpg Hope that works. Trying to get a copy of the breakout board manual. I have the copy I printed, but can't find the cd right now. All wiring has been checked and double checked. As you can see from the pic, all the ...
by stargeezer
Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: Mach3
Topic: Help! My ShapeOKO is just sitting there and won't move
Replies: 8
Views: 3269

Help! My ShapeOKO is just sitting there and won't move

Hello, I recently completed a Shapeoko build that I built up to the 1 meter size and have spent a few days trying to get Mach 3 to move the steppers. So far I have - checked my wiring, at least three times from power supplies to spinal. I've reloaded the Mach 3 software twice and used the configurat...
by stargeezer
Wed Feb 25, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Steppers/Axis jerky when moved by hand - willing to listen
Replies: 3
Views: 1106

Re: Steppers/Axis jerky when moved by hand - willing to list

Got that, but in my limited experience it's been a constant amount of resistance. This is a sharp lock of the stepper after moving a couple inches which releases in just a moment. I suppose it could be due to my moving the gantry at a high enough rate to generate a bigger field than I'm used to seei...
by stargeezer
Wed Feb 25, 2015 4:50 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Steppers/Axis jerky when moved by hand - willing to listen
Replies: 3
Views: 1106

Steppers/Axis jerky when moved by hand - willing to listen

Hi Folks. I'd sure like to make my first post not be a problem, but life is not always like that, is it? :lol: I'm building my first CNC router but have built a number of printers. With all of my printers I could move the axis by hand and they always moved with no resistance. With this router I can ...
by stargeezer
Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:53 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: How BIG do I need to build my Shapeoko?
Replies: 3
Views: 967

Re: How BIG do I need to build my Shapeoko?

Thanks! I'm prepping the table this weekend and delivery of my Shapeoko is supposed to be next week. The table will be all steel, welded for rigidity. I plan to sandwich a piece of steel between the rails that make up the slide and hope that helps make things stiff along with a number of tabs to bol...
by stargeezer
Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: How BIG do I need to build my Shapeoko?
Replies: 3
Views: 967

How BIG do I need to build my Shapeoko?

Hi all! I'm beginning to plan the table my new Shapeoko will be built on and since I want to be able to work a carving that measures 24"x48", what is the minimum size I should plan to build my new CNC table/cart?