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by jfdotcom
Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: DIY manual touchplate
Replies: 0
Views: 888

DIY manual touchplate

After seeing the huge cost of the Carbide 3D touch plate combined with it having unicorn availability, I decided to just make one that I can manually use. It's accurate 1-3 thou and that's plenty good enough for me. The touchplate is from Amazon and it's the same one linked in the wiki article. Part...
by jfdotcom
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How long should a bit last?
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Re: How long should a bit last?

Keep in mind heat is the worst thing for metal. The more pitch and resin on the bit, the more heat generated, thus burning and becoming more dull. In a wood like pine, your bit will get gunked up pretty fast. Something like mineral spirits or simple green will keep it clean.
by jfdotcom
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: Precision collett versus sleeve adapter
Replies: 3
Views: 1236

Precision collett versus sleeve adapter

What is the difference between the precision collett sold by C3D and using the stock DWP611 collett nut with a quality 1/8" adapter sleeve (such as Amana)?

Thanks!
by jfdotcom
Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Sizing stepper motors?
Replies: 0
Views: 120

Sizing stepper motors?

I'm looking to do something like this to automate pen blank drilling on my press but the biggest puzzle for me is what size of stepper motor do I need to be looking for. Everything else is cake in my head except that small little part.

Thoughts?
by jfdotcom
Sun Mar 27, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: Tools included w/ a Shapeoko 3
Replies: 1
Views: 738

Re: Tools included w/ a Shapeoko 3

Does the 1.5mm actually fit the bolts now?
by jfdotcom
Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Expansion packs announced
Replies: 71
Views: 5409

Expansion packs announced

I'm glad to see this finally happening although the price is still a shocker. $499/$699
by jfdotcom
Wed Feb 24, 2016 2:40 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: S3 stops mid-job
Replies: 190
Views: 21330

Re: S3 stops mid-job

C3D's support really has taken a great turn since Jorge started dealing with the customers. I really +1 it
by jfdotcom
Mon Feb 01, 2016 12:08 am
Forum: Computing Hardware
Topic: Dust control for laptop
Replies: 10
Views: 2480

Re: Dust control for laptop

Notebook keyboards and track pads are notoriously bad to go wonky with only the slightest amount of debris. My suggestion is to go for a USB keyboard and mouse and forget about it.
by jfdotcom
Mon Feb 01, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: Router Stalls after 3min
Replies: 4
Views: 540

Re: Router Stalls after 3min

by jfdotcom
Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: S3 stops mid-job
Replies: 190
Views: 21330

Re: S3 stops mid-job

I don't want to point the finger towards any specific router but I believe it's more a sum of all the parts causing this rather than blaming one specific manufacturer. I would like to see an included package for machine grounding since the only ground the machine is connected to in the factory confi...