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by CptanPanic
Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: It's time for a metal v-wheel
Replies: 36
Views: 10473

Re: It's time for a metal v-wheel

It is the same diameter as the standard delrin ones?
by CptanPanic
Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: It's time for a metal v-wheel
Replies: 36
Views: 10473

Re: It's time for a metal v-wheel

Another option is waiting until Open Rail starts supplying metal v-wheels that are the same size as the delrin wheels http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/openrail/openrail-open-source-linear-bearing-system/posts/262093 Not sure how long this wait will be.... It looks like they are only sending out ...
by CptanPanic
Tue Oct 30, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: It's time for a metal v-wheel
Replies: 36
Views: 10473

Re: It's time for a metal v-wheel

Wouldn't it be easier to get the metal v-wheels from the makerslide store and just use the shapeoko to modify the z-axis plate to fit. I got a message from Bart, and the makerslide steel wheels are smaller in diameter. The current plate spacing looks like 64.6mm, and with the other wheels it would ...
by CptanPanic
Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: It's time for a metal v-wheel
Replies: 36
Views: 10473

Re: It's time for a metal v-wheel

Wouldn't it be easier to get the metal v-wheels from the makerslide store and just use the shapeoko to modify the z-axis plate to fit.
by CptanPanic
Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: It's time for a metal v-wheel
Replies: 36
Views: 10473

Re: It's time for a metal v-wheel

Look great, can't wait to see how it turns out.
by CptanPanic
Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Dust shoe for dw660
Replies: 0
Views: 1027

Dust shoe for dw660

I previously was using a wooden dust shoe using IC's design on the wiki, but I didn't do a very good job making it so I decided to make a new one from scratch, and I like how it came out. Q
by CptanPanic
Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:07 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: ACME screw upgrade for Shapeoko Z-Axis
Replies: 175
Views: 41638

Re: ACME screw upgrade for Shapeoko Z-Axis

I will get one of the next batch if you can test out the 2 nut idea.
by CptanPanic
Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: ACME screw upgrade for Shapeoko Z-Axis
Replies: 175
Views: 41638

Re: ACME screw upgrade for Shapeoko Z-Axis

edwardrford wrote:Good thinking guys! If one set of holes were slotted (or had some play) you could put a spring between the bottom delrin nut and the top (sloppy) nut, that would give you a "true" anti-backlash solution as they would always be pushing against the threads.

-Edward
Yes, good thinking.
by CptanPanic
Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: ACME screw upgrade for Shapeoko Z-Axis
Replies: 175
Views: 41638

Re: ACME screw upgrade for Shapeoko Z-Axis

I wonder if you included a second delrin nut so that you can attach to top and bottom of z plate, then this would give a lot more axial support for the z axis. It would also in effect strengthen the z axis plate. What do you think?
by CptanPanic
Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:38 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Anyone put a home switch on z axis?
Replies: 1
Views: 628

Anyone put a home switch on z axis?

Just wondering if anyone has put a home switch on their z axis? If so how did you mount it?