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by secretspy711
Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:32 pm
Forum: GRBL
Topic: help with G53 not working
Replies: 2
Views: 522

Re: help with G53 not working

yep... that was the problem! anyway now it's here for anyone else that might run into something similar.
by secretspy711
Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: GRBL
Topic: help with G53 not working
Replies: 2
Views: 522

Re: help with G53 not working

whoops, I think it was a units mixup... stand by, running again using (-.1,-.1,-.1) instead
by secretspy711
Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:16 pm
Forum: GRBL
Topic: help with G53 not working
Replies: 2
Views: 522

help with G53 not working

My machine is set up with conventional homing switches in the back-upper-right, so that all valid machine coordinates are negative. I always home the machine before starting a job. I am trying to run a job where the first MOP is to spiral-drill a bunch of holes. The next MOP is supposed to send the ...
by secretspy711
Sat Mar 07, 2015 1:01 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Looks like the Shapeoko 2 has been discontinued
Replies: 36
Views: 5808

Re: Looks like the Shapeoko 2 has been discontinued

BubbaDan wrote:I want it now. Any suggestions?
take a look at the OX or Charging OX over at openbuilds. you have to source some components yourself but it's more "now" than the shapeoko at the moment.
by secretspy711
Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:33 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Good deal on a 3D Printer
Replies: 97
Views: 26302

Re: Good deal on a 3D Printer

Is anybody using the Autodesk 1-2-3Catch process yet? I just tried this. I was very impressed with the quality achieved by simply taking a bunch of photos of an object. Probably could have done even better if I used more photos. I just did the minimum. This was printed on the Makerbot Replicator 2X...
by secretspy711
Wed Mar 04, 2015 10:36 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: What do you use to clean your slide wheels?
Replies: 6
Views: 1022

Re: What do you use to clean your slide wheels?

not only will it make them eventually bind if left unchecked, but could cause wandering (straight lines not straight) and even breakage of the cutter. My solution is a bellows on the X axis and dust guards on Y. Z is left open but doesn't seem to be as much of a problem. http://www.youtube.com/watch...
by secretspy711
Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:21 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Shapeoko 2 inspired custom build
Replies: 15
Views: 6706

Re: Shapeoko 2 inspired custom build

AFK66, any problems getting the 4 sets of wheels on the Z axis to all touch the rail with equal pressure? I'm about to add a 3rd (middle) set to my SO2 Z axis. I have a friend building an OX, he is having trouble getting the 3rd wheel to even make contact with the rail. I made the plate for him, and...
by secretspy711
Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:25 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: Build Log for #6971
Replies: 64
Views: 30277

Re: Build Log for #6971

that's exactly what I wanted to know (and more), thanks!

Did you have to lengthen the horizontal slots in the two carriage plates to fit the 3rd rail between the other two?
by secretspy711
Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: Build Log for #6971
Replies: 64
Views: 30277

Re: Build Log for #6971

Damin69, do you have a parts list (spacers, etc) for what is required to add the 3rd rail in-between the 2 X-axis makerslides? Did you have to shim anything or cut any spacers down? The biggest issue on my machine currently is twist around the X axis, so I would like to do something like this. I had...
by secretspy711
Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:06 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Aluminum spindle mounts for Makita RT0701c
Replies: 33
Views: 16620

Re: Aluminum spindle mounts for Makita RT0701c

I don't have enough aluminum to make any more, and they are time consuming... Not to mention drilling the holes was "interesting" since I don't have a drill press -- I used the shapeoko. Spiral milling works ok but the clamp hole needed a real drill bit due to reach. Problem is, the spindle goes WAY...