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by wickity
Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Threaded (or Acme?) rod for X- and Y-axes?
Replies: 10
Views: 4056

Re: Threaded (or Acme?) rod for X- and Y-axes?

All said, I'm not sure why you'd switch to a screw drive, except for the fun of doing it, of course. :ugeek: Uhhh, are there other reasons for doing things? :D At times I get wrapped up with one of my machines thinking about all the things I could have done to make it better, only to be relieved of...
by wickity
Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Threaded (or Acme?) rod for X- and Y-axes?
Replies: 10
Views: 4056

Re: Threaded (or Acme?) rod for X- and Y-axes?

Actually, I might be wrong on that. My people are apparently giving me bad info.

We're redoing our calculations.
by wickity
Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Threaded (or Acme?) rod for X- and Y-axes?
Replies: 10
Views: 4056

Re: Threaded (or Acme?) rod for X- and Y-axes?

We here at Warpickle have been discussing the possiblity of converting to leadscrew on our ShapeOko, but we don't think it'd be worthwhile. It would require new motor mount brackets, as PsyKo mentioned. These would require mounting the motors in line with the axis, and you'd lose a fair amount of yo...
by wickity
Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:43 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Spindle Mounts for DW660
Replies: 1
Views: 814

Spindle Mounts for DW660

I know these have been done here before, but these are our first parts. Here's the video of the Warpickle ShapeOko cutting our spindle mounts. Please, spend time marvelling at our entirely ghetto method for holding down the stock. Aluminum extrusion attached to the front and back rails with L-bracke...
by wickity
Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:06 am
Forum: Other - (etchers, drag knifes, lasers)
Topic: Pen holders
Replies: 17
Views: 32976

Re: Pen holders

Good point. I've bought a selection of pens to try out to see which gave me the best result. I have the most hope for the ballpoint easy flow gel types, as I'm hoping a very light pressure will work those, but give a nice consistent line. I may need to dismantle one or two if they get wobbly, and tr...
by wickity
Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:13 am
Forum: Other - (etchers, drag knifes, lasers)
Topic: Pen holders
Replies: 17
Views: 32976

Re: Pen holders

Resurrection time...

How does this mount fare with a ballpoint? To me, that's the holy grail of plotting with the ShapeOko... The felt tip has several issues, specifically with "spotting" where the begin/end of the tool paths are for any given shape.
by wickity
Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:00 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: ACME screw upgrade for Shapeoko Z-Axis
Replies: 175
Views: 43240

Re: ACME screw upgrade for Shapeoko Z-Axis

We installed ours today. Had some spacing trouble with the machined down bit of the acme rod, I think we might have needed a trim. But we had enough spare thread in our stepper mount screws, that a few extra washers on those for spacing moved everything up enough to fit perfectly. Now it's smooth li...
by wickity
Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: So you're thinking about scaling up.
Replies: 15
Views: 4694

Re: So you're thinking about scaling up.

We use a chopsaw to cut ours and it comes out beautifully. It's about 90-95% as good as the factory cuts, IMO. I'll dig up a link for the blade we had to get for it, which was a bit costly. IC, have youchangedthevertical height of your ShapeOko? I was watching one of Edward's videos and it looks lik...
by wickity
Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: New X-axis plates
Replies: 112
Views: 134553

Re: New X-axis plates

We just upgraded our warpickle shapeoko with these plates this weekend. I think it's amazing that no one's really discussed how much they look like a man with a tie.