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by ALuomala
Wed Nov 05, 2014 5:32 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: z-axis plunge rate problems with a Dewalt DW660 -- RESOLVED!
Replies: 8
Views: 2175

Re: z-axis plunge rate problems with a Dewalt DW660 -- RESOL

Good catch! I was having similar problems (plunging too deep, or not retracting enough.... hard to wrap your head around the latter, but it makes sense when you finally do). I also realized my coupler was loose when I accidentally maxed out the z-axis (using keyboard to jog machine around to test fo...
by ALuomala
Tue Nov 04, 2014 6:30 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Thread Lock?
Replies: 12
Views: 2633

Re: Thread Lock?

I left the alligator clip for my probe attached to my router and started it up.... It ripped apart my dust shoe and came close to ripping out the majority of my cabling, but that's another story... I suggest adding a feature to require the alligator clip (GND) to be parked (and closing a circuit) s...
by ALuomala
Mon Nov 03, 2014 5:23 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Thread Lock?
Replies: 12
Views: 2633

Re: Thread Lock?

As I was laying in bed contemplating my day (which was a bit of a disaster, since I left the alligator clip for my probe attached to my router and started it up.... It ripped apart my dust shoe and came close to ripping out the majority of my cabling, but that's another story....), I realized that L...
by ALuomala
Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:37 am
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Thread Lock?
Replies: 12
Views: 2633

Re: Thread Lock?

I had one of my v-wheels come off today, but the problem that I have is that it is one with the eccentric nuts (i.e one can't use lockwashers or nylon nuts). I was contemplating LocTite, but then the tension can't really be adjusted (the LocTite seal would be broken, methinks). Does anyone use LocTi...
by ALuomala
Mon Oct 27, 2014 10:02 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Carriage wiring options
Replies: 4
Views: 1390

Re: Carriage wiring options

I used terminal blocks with spade terminals. At first I just curled the wire around the terminals, but that was a pain. Then I switched to ring terminals but removing the screw to place on the connector got old in a hurry. http://etokki.com/image/cache/data/Crimp-on%20Spade%20Terminal%203Y-500x500.j...
by ALuomala
Thu Oct 23, 2014 1:50 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: 3D files for examples and test
Replies: 7
Views: 3851

Re: 3D files for examples and test

I was wondering if anybody had come up with a "stress test" or similar type of file, whereby one could accurately test speeds, depths of cut, etc. Something that could be run on different types of materials so one could gauge the proper settings for a given machine (especially since there are so man...
by ALuomala
Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Carvey - Self-zeroing clamp question
Replies: 24
Views: 5652

Re: Carvey - Self-zeroing clamp question

One piece of advice: you want them connected the other way round, the metal plate (insulated from the work) to A5, and the tool to ground. This is so that you collect the minimum of interference and reduce the chance of ESD destroying your Adruino. So, measure the thickness of your touchplate. Say ...
by ALuomala
Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Carvey - Self-zeroing clamp question
Replies: 24
Views: 5652

Re: Carvey - Self-zeroing clamp question

@Groguard and ThatOtherGuy435: Thanks for the info. You posted while I made my second post. I already have limit switches for homing: it's just the z-axis issue that I am having difficulty imagining (I just switched over from GRBL 0.8c to 0.9g the other day so I am still tweaking settings, and learn...
by ALuomala
Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Carvey - Self-zeroing clamp question
Replies: 24
Views: 5652

Re: Carvey - Self-zeroing clamp question

After doing a bit of Google-fu, I found a video ( link ) that shows a fairly basic way of doing what I want (using alligator clips attached to the spindle/endmill and one to a copper plate (knowing the thickness of plate is critical, obviously). I am slowly remembering that this has been asked/expla...
by ALuomala
Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Carvey - Self-zeroing clamp question
Replies: 24
Views: 5652

Carvey - Self-zeroing clamp question

After watching the video for the new " Carvey " (what Inventables has been teasing for the last month or so), I was most intrigued about the clamp used to hold down the bottom-left corner, as it is used to also auto zero the z-axis. Here is a link to "Make:" magazines look at Carvey and you get a be...