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by CastIrony
Mon Sep 05, 2016 5:15 am
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: Australian DPW611?
Replies: 16
Views: 5606

Re: Australian DPW611?

Yes that looks exactly like the DWP611PK. If you can find a D26200, it's the 230v version of the 611 without the plunge router base. I know they sell them in the UK, so if they're not available in Australia you might still be able to import one and change the plug and still pay less than the D26204K...
by CastIrony
Sat Sep 03, 2016 3:59 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Joining Shapeoko 3 rails
Replies: 14
Views: 7510

Re: Joining Shapeoko 3 rails

Is 9mm as wide as the GT2 belt goes? Since I have to get longer belts anyway it would make sense to upgrade that now if possible.
12mm GT2 belt is available, but IIRC there was trouble finding any pulleys that wide without having them be custom manufactured.
by CastIrony
Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: 3D printed step blocks
Replies: 4
Views: 2020

Re: 3D printed step blocks

I probably won't 3D print clamps, but that gives me a good idea for how I could cut some out of wood.
by CastIrony
Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New X-carve and profiles?
Replies: 6
Views: 1293

Re: New X-carve and profiles?

Barton Dring, the MakerSlide Kickstarter guy , has been Director of Product Development at Inventables for over three years , so probably. Looks like they're just using it on the X axis to replace those two pieces of regular MakerSlide from the Shapeoko 2 design. Certainly an improvement over what t...
by CastIrony
Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:03 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Some of my projects
Replies: 10
Views: 4595

Re: Some of my projects

What kind of epoxy did you use on that peel?
by CastIrony
Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Whats the best deal on 3d printers these days?
Replies: 10
Views: 1952

Re: Whats the best deal on 3d printers these days?

Gadgetman! wrote:The WanHao i3 is a pretty good deal, if you get a glass plate for the print bed, and print off a few extra parts to stiffen it up.
(There's a very active group for it on Thingiverse)
Oh yeah, that one looks cool too. I think they recently announced the i3 Plus, with some nice upgrades.
by CastIrony
Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:10 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Whats the best deal on 3d printers these days?
Replies: 10
Views: 1952

Re: Whats the best deal on 3d printers these days?

I've been looking at the Trinus printer, because it's relatively inexpensive, has a really simple modular design that feels vaguely shapeoko-ish, and has had good preliminary reviews from people who've seen test units . It's still really early though, and I'll probably wait until they've been shippi...
by CastIrony
Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: New Hand Held CNC Machine
Replies: 3
Views: 1008

Re: New Hand Held CNC Machine

We had a thread on it here a few months ago.

The tech looks cool! At that price, though, I'd think it'd be limited to people with some very specific use cases in mind.
by CastIrony
Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Invalid gcode ID:26
Replies: 8
Views: 2672

Re: Invalid gcode ID:26

Yeah, G64 is one of the weird edge cases where it's enabling an unsupported feature, but making it a no-op wouldn't really hurt anything, but that might give people the mistaken impression that Grbl supports the feature. I'm not sure there is a way to handle commands like that better than how Grbl d...
by CastIrony
Fri Aug 05, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Invalid gcode ID:26
Replies: 8
Views: 2672

Re: Invalid gcode ID:26

I added a long overdue feature to UGS recently (in the nightly build). Grbl is a lot more strict about these sorts of errors than it used to be. That's really cool! I get why Grbl is so strict about these commands (their presence or not might totally change the tool path in dangerous ways) but the ...