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by Schruminator
Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:43 pm
Forum: Other - (etchers, drag knifes, lasers)
Topic: Cheap Engraver Tool
Replies: 1
Views: 1268

Cheap Engraver Tool

A while back bookman shared how he hooked an engraver to his machine and his results looked pretty awesome ( http://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=5061 ), so I thought I'd try something similar. Below is my set up and the results I got using an $8 engraver from Harbor Freight and some c...
by Schruminator
Wed Feb 04, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Dewalt 611 Deflector and Dust Shoe
Replies: 20
Views: 8500

Re: Dewalt 611 Deflector and Dust Shoe

How easy is it to access the collet and change the endmill when that is installed? I wasn't sure if it has to be removed/unscrewed every time or if it's thin enough that it's not really an issue.

It sure looks slick! Nice job.
by Schruminator
Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: Site Problems
Topic: woodworkerblog.com not found
Replies: 4
Views: 1786

Re: woodworkerblog.com not found

If I recall, I believe that page had directions for leveling the drill press table similar to the directions in the link I've pasted below.

http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthier ... 101-a.html
by Schruminator
Fri Jan 30, 2015 4:34 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: How BIG do I need to build my Shapeoko?
Replies: 3
Views: 657

Re: How BIG do I need to build my Shapeoko?

I'd probably wait to put the table together until you have the machine mostly assembled at the size you are happy with. While the rail dimensions plus the gantry dimensions seems pretty straightforward for figuring out your table, you may find that your numbers are off or that you want more room on ...
by Schruminator
Fri Jan 30, 2015 1:30 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: GrblGru: Engrave on curved surfaces
Replies: 7
Views: 1136

Re: GrblGru: Engrave on curved surfaces

This seems like an awesome feature, especially if it is easy to implement. On the same note, I haven't had GrblGru pop up on my radar yet-- so I don't know much about it. Is there a page anywhere that I can learn more about it? Is it possible to use GrblGru in my current work flow (with Vectric Aspi...
by Schruminator
Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: GRBL
Topic: Upgraded .8 to .9G and loads of problems
Replies: 14
Views: 3740

Re: Upgraded .8 to .9G and loads of problems

.. and don't forget to update your communication rate from 9600 baud-- otherwise, as cclontz said, it's pretty painless. I think it took me 10 minutes to do, then another 10 to pop in my original settings. Also, make sure and write down ALL of your settings on 0.8 before you move on-- that is, write...
by Schruminator
Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Engagement Ring Box
Replies: 9
Views: 2901

Re: Engagement Ring Box

Thanks guys. I basically wanted it to be simple, good looking, and low profile so I could slide it in a pocket a whole lot easier than the huge box the jeweler gives you. In the end, it all worked out pretty slick and she was happy with it too.
by Schruminator
Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Connecting leds in arduino
Replies: 2
Views: 537

Re: Connecting leds in arduino

Depending on how many LED's you're putting on there, I wouldn't wire them to the arduino at all. Some small LED's will pull 20 mA each and I think the Ardunio Uno can only support 50 mA per pin out. So if you throw 3 LED's on there, you're already shucks out of luck. I'd look at a separate power sup...
by Schruminator
Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:59 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Engagement Ring Box
Replies: 9
Views: 2901

Re: Engagement Ring Box

SmokyRick wrote:Very nice. What cad, cam and g-code transfer programs do you use?
Thanks, Smoky
I used Vectric Aspire to design and spit out the g-code, then I used UGS to send it to my machine for milling.
by Schruminator
Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Z-Axis Stepper Cooling - Ideas?
Replies: 14
Views: 1745

Re: Z-Axis Stepper Cooling - Ideas?

I put a heat sink on top of mine as well as hung a few 40mm CPU fans off of the side of it. Looks a bit ridiculous, but it does the trick.