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by Schruminator
Wed Mar 11, 2015 2:55 am
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Under-Rail Lighting
Replies: 16
Views: 2561

Re: Under-Rail Lighting

My LED strips were a bit bent and crinkled from a year of being stored away, but I'd imagine new ones would slip in smooth without the need for foam. Of course, if you have foam lying around, it surely can't hurt :)
by Schruminator
Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:37 am
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Under-Rail Lighting
Replies: 16
Views: 2561

Re: Under-Rail Lighting

I saw this project pop up and went "D'oh!" I've had some LED strips lying around from a past project that I couldn't figure out what to do with. The strip was a bit narrower than the OP's, so they slid right into the pocket in the MakerSlide. A little bit of wiring and, ta-da! All done. Granted, the...
by Schruminator
Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: X-Carve/Inventables Own Forum
Replies: 3
Views: 891

X-Carve/Inventables Own Forum

Well, shoot. It looks like the new X-Carve owners that will soon be popping up may miss this forum since Inventables is pushing their own platform ( https://discuss.inventables.com/ ). That's too bad as I think this forum and Wiki are probably one of the best places to begin when starting on a new m...
by Schruminator
Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: What is going wrong??
Replies: 1
Views: 371

Re: What is going wrong??

You can separate the code into multiple files and run each file-- I've never done that before, so I couldn't tell you how easy it is, but it is possible. Personally, I've used Aspire for a while now without any issues. I use the ShapeOko g-code processor and just have to remove the first line (T1M6 ...
by Schruminator
Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:37 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

BLAHBLAHBLAH wrote:How much do these spindles cost. On my mob. Cheers
Please check eBay or AliExpress if you're looking for ballpark prices. Keep in mind that you will also need a VFD to drive these and possible a water cooling system if you choose a spindle that requires that.
by Schruminator
Mon Feb 16, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Mortise and tenon
Replies: 9
Views: 1446

Re: Mortise and tenon

When I build my larger machine I plan to keep the table narrower than the SO2 so I can clamp to the front edge of the table. That should give me room to do tenons and bowl work without raising the X rail height. I know some people have their machine hang over the table or I've also cut a slot into/...
by Schruminator
Mon Feb 16, 2015 2:49 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Aspire help - Not plunging deep enough
Replies: 7
Views: 836

Re: Aspire help - Not plunging deep enough

A bit of quick Google-fu produces: http://support.vectric.com/aspire-questions/item/how-to-use-safe-z-settings-z1-and-z2 https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=the+home+z+position+is+below+the+safe+z+height+aspire I start with the tip of my endmill physically lo...
by Schruminator
Fri Feb 13, 2015 9:07 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Aspire help - Not plunging deep enough
Replies: 7
Views: 836

Re: Aspire help - Not plunging deep enough

The start position of my router is the center of my workpiece, which is 0,0,20 in aspire. Do I need to set my position up in Universal G-code sender to 0,0,20 before I send the code? You need to set your Aspire to start at 0,0,0 and before you start milling your job, you need to zero your coordinat...
by Schruminator
Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:00 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Is a dust shoe a must?
Replies: 7
Views: 1417

Re: Is a dust shoe a must?

Also, I should mention-- a dust shoe without a vacuum is still a help. It's a big help especially if your router/spindle directs air downwards and blows dust everywhere-- and you're able to redirect that air flow somewhere else. Without having the rush of air stirring up the dust and having the dust...
by Schruminator
Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Is a dust shoe a must?
Replies: 7
Views: 1417

Re: Is a dust shoe a must?

A dust shoe is a must in my book. I didn't have one and just brushed off my rails or vacuumed here and here during a job. That worked fine for a few months-- but eventually I got a bit lazy and either missed a spot or waited too long in between cleanings and the ultra fine dust accumulated on my whe...