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by whimmel
Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: So... is this forum going to be shut down?
Replies: 19
Views: 2717

Re: So... is this forum going to be shut down?

shapeoko.ORG is available and would suit the community nature of the project vs. the .com that now refers to the product.
by whimmel
Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: 3/4 in. 6061 Aluminum Center Cap(s)
Replies: 7
Views: 9092

Re: 3/4 in. 6061 Aluminum Center Cap(s)

How about leaving it polished but filling the engraving with black or red epoxy? (I don't know if that's the appropriate material to use)
by whimmel
Thu May 05, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Why are all the VFD-required spindles 220v?
Replies: 7
Views: 1018

Re: Why are all the VFD-required spindles 220v?

In places where there's 220v at the plug, does that mean the service from the pole is 440v? No. The typical arrangement in Europe is three-phase wye, 230 V* to neutral each, 400 V between phases. All but the largest houses get one phase (230 V); very large houses, apartment buildings with many unit...
by whimmel
Wed May 04, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Why are all the VFD-required spindles 220v?
Replies: 7
Views: 1018

Re: Why are all the VFD-required spindles 220v?

In places where there's 220v at the plug, does that mean the service from the pole is 440v?
by whimmel
Mon Apr 11, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: Something almost but not quite entirely unlike a ShapeOko 3
Replies: 24
Views: 8630

Re: Something almost but not quite entirely unlike a ShapeOk

I have metal v-wheels from Open Builds and they say it's made from "hard carbon steel 45"

http://openbuildspartstore.com/metal-v-wheel/
by whimmel
Tue Apr 05, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: cheap and easy way to control a stepper motor
Replies: 7
Views: 1099

Re: cheap and easy way to control a stepper motor

What about a plain DC motor with a speed controller?
by whimmel
Tue Nov 17, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: "What does a CNC machine produce?"
Replies: 19
Views: 5522

Re: "What does a CNC machine produce?"

Please consider the wood species when disposing of sawdust --- walnut will inhibit plant growth, Ipê can cause allergic reactions, &c. Will, thanks for the heads up. I saw things like this , and thought I would be in the clear. Based on your comments, I did a bit more research, and others feel that...
by whimmel
Thu Nov 12, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Rambone first try
Replies: 4
Views: 1094

Re: Rambone first try

Tell me more about this zeroing laser? I didn't find anything here in the forum after a cursory search.
by whimmel
Thu Oct 15, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: V Wheel Woes
Replies: 23
Views: 2982

Re: V Wheel Woes

Openbuilds still offers the steel v-wheels too. You'll probably want to hard-anodize your rails though.
by whimmel
Tue Oct 06, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Epoxy granite?
Replies: 5
Views: 1977

Re: Epoxy granite?

I've seen (very heavy) table saws with granite tops. I didn't realize it was a composite.