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by levlandau2
Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:24 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: ShapeOkos in the US
Replies: 15
Views: 1921

Re: ShapeOkos in the US

+1 Minnesota (Minneapolis), so far I only have a few of the simpler upgrades on the stock shapeoko. But am hoping to go big and add in a camera, z-axis upgrade, etc. :-) Also a couple of suggestions for this distribution. 1) Edit you profile and add your location. It is always interesting to see whe...
by levlandau2
Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Shop Sign (First successful 3D Profiling)
Replies: 8
Views: 2999

Re: Shop Sign (First successful 3D Profiling)

The only upgrades I have are DW660, dual y-axis motors, and the belts on the outside mod. Everything else is fairly stock. Poplar was great to work with. To complete the 3D profiling I used waterline roughing and then horizontal finishing in the cambam settings. For the roughing I used 2mm depth inc...
by levlandau2
Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Shop Sign (First successful 3D Profiling)
Replies: 8
Views: 2999

Re: Shop Sign (First successful 3D Profiling)

I was successful in recovering a handful of times (for various errors and changes I wanted to make). What I did is drill a hole at x=0, y=0, which I then used to manually align the endmill in the x-y axes. This hole was outside the shapes to be milled so it did not interfere with the actual milling....
by levlandau2
Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:13 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Milling Aluminum - First Results
Replies: 17
Views: 15115

Re: Milling Aluminum - First Results

I ended up ordering plates from Edward. I think the aluminum milled endplates were usable, but I became frustrated with the aluminum milling due to a large amount of flex in the z-y plane. When the endmill would plunge into the material the endmill flexed and slid in the -y direction instead of simp...
by levlandau2
Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:07 pm
Forum: Mini Spindles - Purchased
Topic: Chinese spindle (the 2nd best thing I've done for my Shapeok
Replies: 27
Views: 31763

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

Interesting. Have you been able to control the speed/rpms on this thing? Also what is a E11 collet? Does that fit the standard 1/8" shaft endmills?
by levlandau2
Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Which t-slot drop-in fastener to use with Makeslide?
Replies: 3
Views: 856

Re: Which t-slot drop-in fastener to use with Makeslide?

The insertion nuts that came with the kit seem a little flimsy. I like these misumi nuts much better. They fit inside the t-slot perfectly and seem more mechanically robust than the insertion nuts. That said, I am not a nut expert and have not done any testing between the two nut types :-).
by levlandau2
Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:15 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Shop Sign (First successful 3D Profiling)
Replies: 8
Views: 2999

Shop Sign (First successful 3D Profiling)

Ok, so trying out 3D profiling has been a huge goal of mine for some time. My first fairly successful project can be seen below. It was inspired by Brandon FIischer's project . Overall the results were good and I was able to profile this wrench and screwdriver into a piece of poplar wood. I found th...
by levlandau2
Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:38 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Milling Aluminum - First Results
Replies: 17
Views: 15115

Re: Milling Aluminum - First Results

Do you run a vacuum during the milling? I am hoping my vacuum will pickup most of the aluminum chips so the cleaning up would be minimal :-).
by levlandau2
Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:36 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Some success at last but Y and Z one direction only
Replies: 41
Views: 5211

Re: Some success at last but Y and Z one direction only

Yes, the above suggestions are good. I had a similar problem which turned out to be a bad solder joint.

That said, I don't think you need to compile grbl. I used a pre-compiled version to make my life easier...

Make sure to post your progress or solution. Sounds like you are almost there.
by levlandau2
Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: How to mount DW660?
Replies: 43
Views: 12540

Re: How to mount DW660?

The plastic is 0.5" thick, although you could go thicker if you wanted to (probably don't want to go thinner). It has worked well so far. I don't have any advanced testing or data showing that 0.5" inch plastic is sufficiently thick/strong, but anecdotal it seems to work well. If you look at the CAD...