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by Brian
Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Pictures of finished machines
Replies: 43
Views: 15328

Re: Pictures of finished machines

All, I'm in the process of building a gallery page that shows off a collection of our finished (assembled) machines. If you are interested in having your machine displayed, please reply with the picture attached (min resolution 800x600), and a (brief) description of your setup. This is open to both...
by Brian
Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: Mini Spindles - Purchased
Topic: 800W Water-Cooled Spindle Running on 110V
Replies: 6
Views: 5020

Re: 800W Water-Cooled Spindle Running on 110V

I used the following settings, which I cribbed from this post: http://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1912 Bit: .125" two-flute end-mill Depth: 0.2mm per pass Spindle: 10,000 RPM Feed Rate: 500 Lots of WD-40... Cutting aluminum is kind of messy. It's a really awesome capability, but I ca...
by Brian
Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Gecko G540 Upgrade
Replies: 17
Views: 6660

Re: Gecko G540 Upgrade

How many axis can the grbl handle? I thought it was only 3-4 as well.

Yeah the g540 should be alright for the shapeoko, was just sharing my issues. Microstepping is not adjustable on the g540.
by Brian
Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:31 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Gecko G540 Upgrade
Replies: 17
Views: 6660

Re: Gecko G540 Upgrade

I believe mach3 now has a plugin for 3d printing. One issue I see is if you are using a shapeoko as a base you'll be utilizing all 4 stepper drivers the g540 offers out of the box, and correct me if I'm wrong but the extruder requires a stepper motor as well which means you'll have to setup a second...
by Brian
Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:12 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Vote for your favorite ShapeOko spindle solution!
Replies: 75
Views: 30162

Re: Vote for your favorite ShapeOko spindle solution!

Took the spindle off yesterday to add some new belt anchors.. The old setup didn't result in very tight belts, going to check runout when the spindles back on. It appears to be losing x steps, I'd assume because the x has half the power the y does. I'll prob slow it down regardless of what happens t...
by Brian
Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:10 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Gecko G540 Upgrade
Replies: 17
Views: 6660

Re: Gecko G540 Upgrade

http://www.rpc-electronics.com/g540.php

I run a g540 on my mill and use it with that relay board. Makes wiring a lot simpler and gives you 2 relays.

Brian
by Brian
Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:16 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Vote for your favorite ShapeOko spindle solution!
Replies: 75
Views: 30162

Re: Vote for your favorite ShapeOko spindle solution!

HF cutout tool is cutting alum plate like a champ. .025 doc at 30ipm with an 1/8 carbide altin endmill. 6061 t6 plate After I took some measurements on accuracy it was less than desirable. Going to slow it down when i get a dust shoe to keep the shop clean of alum chips. I love the HF spindle though.
by Brian
Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:53 pm
Forum: Mini Spindles - Purchased
Topic: 800W Water-Cooled Spindle Running on 110V
Replies: 6
Views: 5020

Re: 800W Water-Cooled Spindle Running on 110V

What were your speeds, feeds and DOC for the 6061?

Spindle looks nice, tempted to grab one myself.
by Brian
Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Belt anchor upgrade for Shapeoko 2
Replies: 2
Views: 999

Re: Belt anchor upgrade for Shapeoko 2

Finally got around to installing mine, shipping was alot quicker than i expected and fitment was perfect.
by Brian
Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:46 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: All Aluminum bed with T-Slots
Replies: 7
Views: 8233

Re: All Aluminum bed with T-Slots

Did you know about the Reddit $150 discount? I didn't know they carried this, I may order some when I upgrade my Shapeoko. Thanks! reddit discount? Do share I've actually been toying with the idea of a nice tslot table and this material should do the trick. I don't like the MDF mounting solutions a...