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by jrsteensen
Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Candle Molding?
Replies: 7
Views: 1950

Re: Candle Molding?

"Buy a real mill" That sort of stings. :-) In all seriousness though, I wonder if you could use mdf stacked up to your desired height? I have been using a CAM program lately called meshcam and it gives you the option to 'slice' files to the thickness of your material. -Edward Haha, I don't mean it ...
by jrsteensen
Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Table depth changes on Y axis
Replies: 4
Views: 705

Re: Table depth changes on Y axis

As Sven said, it is a whole lot easier to mactch the bed to your machine by milling it, than it is to match your bed to the machine.
by jrsteensen
Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Alternative to tapping Makerslide?
Replies: 4
Views: 1122

Re: Alternative to tapping Makerslide?

I tapped it and used 10mm M5 bolts into it - it always makes me nervous directly threading steel hardware into aluminum threads. I did consider tossing a locking helicoil in there, but it didnt look like there was enough meat to install it safely in the slide.
by jrsteensen
Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:39 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Candle Molding?
Replies: 7
Views: 1950

Candle Molding?

So my slow boat from China finally arrived with my electronics and motors for Shapeoko, gotta grab cabling and such next weekend to finalize the assembly, but everything is finally assembled and loctited in place. As soon as my wife saw what I was up to, she asked about making molds for candles with...
by jrsteensen
Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Expansion Question....
Replies: 2
Views: 960

Expansion Question....

I'm having a hard time determining my work envelope, and how to calculate it (lost my machine model in a HD crash....ugh) Using the dual Y NEMA 23s, and the dual X rail, what are the lengths of my X and Y rails to have a work space of 24"x12"? (Which is the size of the aluminum sheet I order, and th...
by jrsteensen
Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Good source of insertion nuts?
Replies: 2
Views: 602

Re: Good source of insertion nuts?

Great! Thanks! was looking at the wrong type of insertion nut on there.
by jrsteensen
Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Good source of insertion nuts?
Replies: 2
Views: 602

Good source of insertion nuts?

Looking to get 16 - 30 insertion nuts, but I'm too cheap to pay $.80 - $1 each.

Anybody have a good source?
by jrsteensen
Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: MendelMAX 1.5 kit...
Replies: 0
Views: 1146

MendelMAX 1.5 kit...

Just wanted to pass on a deal I found on the MendalMAX 1.5 kit. Decided to pull the trigger on this instead of multi-purposing my Shapeoko for the near term. http://blomker.com/product.php?id_product=24 Comes out to $653.91 USD. (Waiting to hear back what shipping will be to CONUS) The only things y...
by jrsteensen
Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: Another Red Shapeoko
Replies: 26
Views: 9011

Re: Another Red Shapeoko

SnapFracturePop wrote:You should be able to mark acrylic with the standard paper backing.
I would want to engrave the rowmark laser engravable plastic - black with white engraving.

Making a F-16 cockpit in my living room. ;)
by jrsteensen
Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Printing in G-code
Replies: 4
Views: 2392

Re: Printing in G-code

Its been in here.

If your using Mach3, there is an addon with a modified version of slicer, but you will need the 4th axis for the extruder head, and a print bed.

I wrote up a theoretical 3d printing upgrade on the wiki yesterday. http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/ ... ting_Mach3