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by Brian
Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:56 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Fixture plate
Replies: 20
Views: 4992

Re: Fixture plate

I also added a touch plate for easy z setting.
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by Brian
Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:47 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Fixture plate
Replies: 20
Views: 4992

Re: Fixture plate

Its pretty cool, i cant wait to get cutting. I love the extra weight it adds to the machine. Less sliding around on the table and seems more sturdy.
by Brian
Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:41 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Fixture plate
Replies: 20
Views: 4992

Re: Fixture plate

No issues so far. Was cutting alum with it and it didn't get too hot. Ive heard other people claiming the same thing, guess i got lucky. Going to cut some small blanks of lexan out of some bigger sheets at work once the $25k spindle gets back from being rebuilt.

Thanks
by Brian
Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:36 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Pictures of finished machines
Replies: 43
Views: 14947

Re: Pictures of finished machines

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by Brian
Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:23 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Fixture plate
Replies: 20
Views: 4992

Fixture plate

Drew up this plate and cut it on my massive router at work out of 3/8 6061 t6 alum. Tapped all the holes with a drill and bought some M6 clamps from inventables. I also added 2 support braces on the underside to stiffen up the gantry and also provide extra support for the table. Also just finished p...
by Brian
Sun Mar 16, 2014 3:21 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: cut2d
Replies: 2
Views: 658

Re: cut2d

I use it and vcarve pro. They have a ton of training videos on their website. http://support.vectric.com/training-material/cut2d
by Brian
Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:46 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: G540 with RPC interface board **SOLD*** pending funds
Replies: 2
Views: 1163

Re: G540 with RPC interface board **SOLD*** pending funds

Someone needs this.. Dont make me build another larger CNC router.. I need a laser
by Brian
Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:06 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: G540 with RPC interface board **SOLD*** pending funds
Replies: 2
Views: 1163

G540 with RPC interface board **SOLD*** pending funds

I have a rev8 g540 for sale with the RPC interface board(12v dual relay) that im thinking about selling. Looking for 250$ shipped OBO. Both are in good working condition. Needed up upgrade to a new controller that would allow 1/2 microstepping. I can provide pics upon request but it looks like every...
by Brian
Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:06 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Cutter flute lenght for Aluminum
Replies: 12
Views: 2284

Re: Cutter flute lenght for Aluminum

The air hose should keep things from getting gummed up. I don't like manual applications of coolant and they can be inconsistent and provide thermal shock to the tool which weakens it. Check out little machine shop as they sell a small simple mist coolant setup ($35 IIRC) that you can run as an air ...
by Brian
Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:03 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Vacuum Table for Shapeoko 2
Replies: 5
Views: 4287

Re: Vacuum Table for Shapeoko 2

After working with it as it is, I don't know if it would be practical for it to be the only holding method. I do think that it might work well at keeping my working material that have bows in it flat against the waste board so my depth cuts will be more accurate. Depending on the holding force it c...