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by Brian
Wed Jun 25, 2014 3:18 am
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: Harbor Freight cut out tool?
Replies: 15
Views: 5054

Re: Harbor Freight cut out tool?

I left mine in one piece just in case there is a warranty issue. I need to pull my shapeoko out of its cabinet and set it back up for some projects. Its hard to justify using smaller machines when you have a 5x12 router with a 12 tool changer that can plow through aluminium at 200IPM. Although that ...
by Brian
Wed Jun 25, 2014 3:14 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Cooling an endmill using air diverted from router?
Replies: 13
Views: 2249

Re: Cooling an endmill using air diverted from router?

What kind of materials are you cutting? As long as you have adequate chip removal you shouldn't have overheating issue with woods and plastics. When you get into aluminium you'd benefit more from a good mist setup (i use alcohol) to clear chips and keep everything cool rather than pushing warm air f...
by Brian
Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:38 am
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: Harbor Freight cut out tool?
Replies: 15
Views: 5054

Re: Harbor Freight cut out tool?

I have the orange cutout tool, however I am actually not using the stock mounts as they were too narrow. I just drew the stock spindle mounts up adding about 1/4" in the middle as it was the easiest spindle mount to make at the time.
by Brian
Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: Harbor Freight cut out tool?
Replies: 15
Views: 5054

Re: Harbor Freight cut out tool?

I used the Harbor Freight 1/4" Trim Router w/ my SO1 as noted in my sig line (though I see now that I didn't specify the NEMA 17 motors which I use) and it just required a slight tweaking of the motor current for the Z-axis as I mentioned. Really, NEMA23 motors are only needed for: - speed --- if y...
by Brian
Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:37 am
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: Harbor Freight cut out tool?
Replies: 15
Views: 5054

Re: Harbor Freight cut out tool?

I have and love that spindle. My machine is now only limited by the power of my steppers. I plan to throw some nema 23s on it soon and really see what this spindle can do.
by Brian
Sat May 24, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: LinuxCNC
Topic: Embedded Camera
Replies: 18
Views: 10881

Re: Embedded Camera

by Brian
Thu May 15, 2014 2:11 am
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Fixture plate
Replies: 20
Views: 4992

Re: Fixture plate

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-CNC-Router-Mill-Z-Axis-Tool-Setting-Touch-Plate-works-with-Mach3-/271301429710?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f2ad349ce Cheap and effective. I just got the same touch plate and I'm kind of disappointed. I assumed it was spring loaded. Is this any better then using a sma...
by Brian
Thu May 08, 2014 11:20 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: Edward's S2 Enclosure
Replies: 21
Views: 7562

Re: Edward's S2 Enclosure

I actually just got a free 6x10 sheet of 1/8 red (not my choice) plex, I'm thinking about building this and adding some side panels and a top to keep it all contained. I could even add an air blast at the tool and a a vac at the top to suck out the kicked up dust, similar to a dust collector on a sa...
by Brian
Thu May 08, 2014 11:17 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Fixture plate
Replies: 20
Views: 4992

Re: Fixture plate

by Brian
Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:50 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Aspire software
Replies: 18
Views: 3247

Re: Aspire software

Check out the vectric site, they have a few videos and tutorials showing the capacity of each of their programs. You could easily make signs using cut 2d ($150ish) it just depends on what kind of bits you use. Most of simple wooden signs with complex edges you find are cut using profiled routing bit...