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by cozmicray
Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Where to get depth rings
Replies: 6
Views: 1781

Re: Where to get depth rings

What is a depth ring ? Doesn't the Z axis set the depth? Do you mean a stop collar? a collar on a bit spinning at 20,000 rpm kind of dangerous? These things must be anchored well to withstand spindle speed? Are they applied with a bench press? Depth setting rings are plastic collars that are securel...
by cozmicray
Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:45 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Help/ Recommendations Needed with Shapeoko 2 Build/Job
Replies: 11
Views: 1820

Re: Help/ Recommendations Needed with Shapeoko 2 Build/Job

Why? Nema 23 s ? Perhaps standard Nema 17s run at 24v nice heffty power supply. What kind of Z-Axis upgrade? Acme or ball screw? Why? Why Gecko? What's wrong with the Arduino and grbl board? Spend your time : -- designing / building ----- dust collection ----- cable management, connectors ----- spin...
by cozmicray
Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:08 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Help/ Recommendations Needed with Shapeoko 2 Build/Job
Replies: 11
Views: 1820

Re: Help/ Recommendations Needed with Shapeoko 2 Build/Job

I just built a Shapeoko 2 two weeks ago and have done some 1.75W Laser diode cutting/ engraving and some wood routing with included dremel type spindle I agree use a standard Shapeoko 2, building it well, upgrading some parts. You will be able to clamp in a 12" x 12" acrylic plate and do up a number...
by cozmicray
Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:57 pm
Forum: Other - (etchers, drag knifes, lasers)
Topic: SSD Laser cutting
Replies: 4
Views: 2155

Re: SSD Laser cutting

This should answer question about cutting 3 mm depron or at least bottom of a meat pack cut is NOT exactly square (90 deg) don't know why (perhaps focus off) yes there is a screwy square cut outside the star Star_cut_A.jpg Movie at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGAzMp4WPuA a clean cut on all sides...
by cozmicray
Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:02 am
Forum: Other - (etchers, drag knifes, lasers)
Topic: SSD Laser cutting
Replies: 4
Views: 2155

SSD Laser cutting

Shapeoko 2 Jtech Solid state Laser CR_S2_2-9-14.jpg S2_Laser_2-9-14.jpg Micro switch wired into laser trigger port used the fan pins to switch 12v on port Adjustable stop to actuate laser when it goes down to zero Z When it raises up -- micro switch opens to turn OFF laser. Movie at: http://www.yout...