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by groguard
Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Carvey - Self-zeroing clamp question
Replies: 24
Views: 5427

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/expl...
by groguard
Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Carvey - Self-zeroing clamp question
Replies: 24
Views: 5427

Re: 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 b...
by groguard
Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Premature order
Replies: 43
Views: 6518

Re: Premature order

My whole problem with "Carvey" is the design isnt very unique, and the price point. There are other desktop machines that offer what it does for less.
by groguard
Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Upgraded to 9mm wide belts
Replies: 52
Views: 20210

Re: Upgraded to 9mm wide belts

I was typically getting around +/-.5mm accuracy. To be honest I was inspecting my end mills yesterday and realized the they are not all the size they claim to be, varying in size from 3.0-3.16mm so that could defiantly be where the discrepancy is. I think I could half that by measuring the end mill ...
by groguard
Sat Oct 18, 2014 11:42 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Upgraded to 9mm wide belts
Replies: 52
Views: 20210

Re: Upgraded to 9mm wide belts

I have been taking measurements of all of my parts I've been making recently, and I've found the all of my parts are within .25mm(.0118"). I would like to point out that this is on smaller parts no more than 5"x5". I haven't cut anything really larger recently, but I will put it to the test soon.
by groguard
Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: DW660 and the Super PID
Replies: 3
Views: 2681

Re: DW660 and the Super PID

deejayspinz wrote:I've had the SuperPID mated to my DW660 for nearly a year now and am very pleased with it. Do a lot of milling around 12000-18000 RPM and no issues.
I would be interested to see how you have it setup, if you dont mind sharing a picture. :)
by groguard
Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: DW660 and the Super PID
Replies: 3
Views: 2681

DW660 and the Super PID

Hey guys, I recently picked up a super-pid from ebay used for $100+free shipping :). It had only been used for 60 minutes according to the display, so its pretty much brand new. I will be putting it through it paces and posting my finding here. I have used it for about 2 hours now, and I have to say...
by groguard
Fri Oct 10, 2014 4:38 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Upgraded to 9mm wide belts
Replies: 52
Views: 20210

Re: Upgraded to 9mm wide belts

I can say that even cutting the purple heart wood, which is some pretty hard stuff, I've had no issues with slipping. I have about 10 hours of cut time on the new belts, and I have been really happy with the results. Being that the belts are wider, I would say that there is a more for the pulleys to...
by groguard
Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:37 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Upgraded to 9mm wide belts
Replies: 52
Views: 20210

Re: Upgraded to 9mm wide belts

Gadgetman! wrote:And here are 5mm bore 9mm wide GT2 pulleys suitable for NEMA17...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Wide-GT2-Pulley ... 1303131521
Nice! Well, for those with 5mm bore steppers, now you can get 9mm wide belts as well.
by groguard
Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: When is a circle not a circle?
Replies: 38
Views: 8133

Re: When is a circle not a circle?

I've noticed if you cut a little deeper than the machine can handle(flex on the Z side to side) You will end up with ovalish shaped holes. I dont know if this is what your experiencing. I've found that taking lighter passes for holes made them more circular. I also recently upgraded to 9mm wide GT2 ...