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by will1384
Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Possible Crooked Flange Bearing?
Replies: 25
Views: 3674

Re: Possible Crooked Flange Bearing?

I fixed my problem, the M8 threaded rod is not 8mm, its like 7.8 + or -, and when you tighten down the flexible coupler with an 8mm hole it will be off center with something smaller than 8mm, so I measured and out 22 centimeters of Teflon tape and cut with scissors, them carefully wrapped it onto th...
by will1384
Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:17 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Possible Crooked Flange Bearing?
Replies: 25
Views: 3674

Re: Possible Crooked Flange Bearing?

I made another video of how bad the wobble was: https://picasaweb.google.com/111348481387450062635/Shapeoko2CNCRouter#5976949859808079394 I replaced the nuts, and added washers, but no amount of changing the orientation of them helped, I then started looking for other solutions, I traced the problem...
by will1384
Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:14 am
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: will1384's Shapeoko 2
Replies: 77
Views: 49103

Re: will1384's Shapeoko 2

I got all the Limit switches working and I can make it home, here is a video of the homing cycle: https://picasaweb.google.com/111348481387450062635/Shapeoko2CNCRouter#5977157431689262850 and some images to show the wiring and limit switches. https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-FCJUZyKQY5s/UvMg2PC2vJ...
by will1384
Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:03 am
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: will1384's Shapeoko 2
Replies: 77
Views: 49103

Re: will1384's Shapeoko 2

I finished most of it today :D I had a bad Z Axis wobble, so I replaced the nuts, and added washers, no help, I then started looking for other solutions, I traced back the problem to the flexible coupler, and the wobble is dependent on how tight or lose the flexible coupler is on the M8 threaded rod...
by will1384
Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:01 am
Forum: Assembly
Topic: a simple Shapeoko cable management solution
Replies: 6
Views: 2401

Re: a simple Shapeoko cable management solution

Looks good. I just did something similar with spiral wrap, I have Cable carrier / drag chain but wanted to save that for when I scale up my Shapeoko 2, the only problem is that the spiral wrap combined with the heavy gage stepper motor wire that I used, is a little stiff, and it does tug at the wire...
by will1384
Sun Feb 02, 2014 5:33 am
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: will1384's Shapeoko 2
Replies: 77
Views: 49103

Re: will1384's Shapeoko 2

I decided to use some 1/4-20 T-Nuts on my Spoilboard and used a drill press, speed square, pencil and rubber mallet to install, simple quick and easy. https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-GGCSlVGyu-w/Uu3IouDZGsI/AAAAAAAAC_Y/pGSTdMKq-vc/s800/Shapeoko_2_005.jpg https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-PAi33eQ...
by will1384
Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:45 am
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Possible Crooked Flange Bearing?
Replies: 25
Views: 3674

Re: Possible Crooked Flange Bearing?

This is what my Z-Axis is doing, small 1mb video, hosted on Google Picasa.

https://picasaweb.google.com/1113484813 ... 5408325218

I tried using some washers, did not help any, I might get some new M8 nuts and washers and try again.
by will1384
Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:38 am
Forum: GRBL
Topic: External Reset Button for GRBL Shield
Replies: 14
Views: 10249

Re: External Reset Button for GRBL Shield

sorry i should have been more specific. I got a screw shield for the limit switches, can the reset also be hooked up through the screwshield via pins on the screw shield? #edit# so correct me if i am wrong, but for an external reset switch, I would simply run a momentary switch between A0 and groun...
by will1384
Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Possible Crooked Flange Bearing?
Replies: 25
Views: 3674

Re: Possible Crooked Flange Bearing?

I had a bad wobble on my Z-Axis, it would shift back and forth as the the Z-Axis traveled up and down, one problem was that the Z-Axis stepper motor shaft was touching the M8 Threaded Rod, when I put a god size gap between them inside the Flexible Coupler, that got rid of most of the wobble, the oth...
by will1384
Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:49 am
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: will1384's Shapeoko 2
Replies: 77
Views: 49103

Re: will1384's Shapeoko 2

Part (5) fine tuning and adjusting. I had to make a pen holder, it worked but not that good, I used some pipe, a spring, two rubber grommets and tape, along with a sharpie, the pen holder had two much play and pressed the pen down to hard, I guess my next step is to make a better pen holder, this i...