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by MeanderBolt
Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:58 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Misumi flat aluminum extrusions HFSQN4-15250-500
Replies: 12
Views: 1652

Re: Misumi flat aluminum extrusions HFSQN4-15250-500

I was one of the people who had this problem . There is a spec and yours looks like it is out. (Although I don't work for them and don't have the final say). Call them. They will have you send in some pictures and then will respond within a couple of days. One thing to make sure of is that if they s...
by MeanderBolt
Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:30 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Chanfers? The quest for the finished edge.
Replies: 8
Views: 886

Chanfers? The quest for the finished edge.

Another topic for conversation. I have been watching several videos of things being milled. I know, it is a really weird habit, that started when I got the machine. There, I said it, and I refuse to be ashamed. Heh. I have several guys who run a chamfering pass at the end of cutting their aluminum b...
by MeanderBolt
Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:13 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Undercutting Ideas
Replies: 4
Views: 432

Undercutting Ideas

In another thread I was talking about Vises. The Carbide vise came up and has been itching my brain ever since. I have been now milling aluminum for a few months and would love to try something like that, but it got me thinking about what sort of endmill to use. This is not a common cut. Well, at le...
by MeanderBolt
Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: Caleb's Shapeoko 2 #3164
Replies: 88
Views: 35423

Re: Caleb's Shapeoko 2 #3164

It does. I will hold off and use the $60 somewhere else. Thanks.
by MeanderBolt
Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: Caleb's Shapeoko 2 #3164
Replies: 88
Views: 35423

Re: Caleb's Shapeoko 2 #3164

Hey man, Awesome work on the Z zxis and the 660 mounts. Back on this post several pages back, you bought some new work holding clamps. I was wondering if you were still using them and if you still liked them. They seem to be met with mixed thoughts. I am about to purchase several work holding... thi...
by MeanderBolt
Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:19 pm
Forum: Computing Hardware
Topic: Dust control for laptop
Replies: 10
Views: 2510

Re: Dust control for laptop

I built a dedicated desk for the Shapeoko. It will eventually be fully enclosed (More for noise, not dust). My laptop sits on top of the desk (check out my build log for pictures). Keeping it away from the work area has kept it far cleaner than when I used to place it next to the machine. That said....
by MeanderBolt
Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: DSLR Camera Slider
Replies: 31
Views: 4499

Re: DSLR Camera Slider

The design so far... (was done as a screen shot. It looked great in the DraftSight. It looks like crap as a still. Sorry about that.)
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by MeanderBolt
Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:47 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: DSLR Camera Slider
Replies: 31
Views: 4499

Re: DSLR Camera Slider

So... The finger hole... I though it would be a good idea to place a hole on the plate so I could easily get at the tensioning belt plate. In theory, it is still a good idea. The problem is that... it turns out that fingers don't bend the way I though they would. I measured the width on my first fin...
by MeanderBolt
Sun Jun 21, 2015 11:07 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: DSLR Camera Slider
Replies: 31
Views: 4499

Re: DSLR Camera Slider

And the project as it stands... (Yes, I will be getting some washers on the wing nuts, I just didn't have any when I put it together.)
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by MeanderBolt
Sun Jun 21, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: DSLR Camera Slider
Replies: 31
Views: 4499

Re: DSLR Camera Slider

Realized that I never put up the picture of the (almost) finished controller.
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