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by glendresser
Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: My second shapeoko iteration
Replies: 10
Views: 3538

Re: My second shapeoko iteration

A few years ago I had started to build a pipe clamp workbench loosely based on the famous Fine Woodworking design: http://www.finewoodworking.com/workshop/video/new-fangled-workbench-revisited.aspx I never got around to actually installing the pipe clamps and ended up just using it as a tool bench, ...
by glendresser
Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: My second shapeoko iteration
Replies: 10
Views: 3538

Re: My second shapeoko iteration

The homing seems to work extremely well. I haven't properly tested it with a micrometer, but my basic tests of just repeatedly homing and drilling at the same spot suggest that it's accurate to better than 0.1mm. It's like the most accurate part of my machine right now. Hardest part was actually try...
by glendresser
Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:31 am
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: My second shapeoko iteration
Replies: 10
Views: 3538

Re: My second shapeoko iteration

Got my homing switches fully working! Optical switches from Sparkfun. Turning it on and seeing it run a perfect homing sequence on its first try was one of the most satisfying moments with my Shapeoko thus far. http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3719/9541305139_0b82102cca_z.jpg http://farm6.staticflickr....
by glendresser
Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: My second shapeoko iteration
Replies: 10
Views: 3538

Re: My second shapeoko iteration

Still had some leaning with my widest spacers, but unfortunately this was because I didn't have any single perfect length. Eventually I found I had some threaded standoffs that were substantial enough to keep it from leaning. But because I don't have the perfect lengths of anything, I've got this fr...
by glendresser
Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: My second shapeoko iteration
Replies: 10
Views: 3538

Re: My second shapeoko iteration

I've got an issue that's turning into a real head-scratcher. After upgrading to double makerslide on the x, and replacing all my nylon spacers with aluminum, I was still getting a little more slop than I want (about 0.5mm on the x axis, about 0.2mm on the y). And eventually I figured out that the cu...
by glendresser
Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:52 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Cold Weather Considerations
Replies: 4
Views: 766

Cold Weather Considerations

My Shapeoko got flooded out of the basement this summer, and so will probably spend this winter in an unheated garage. It being Canada and all, I'm probably looking at temperatures dropping to -30C, but I'd probably only be running it on days when it's -5C and up. Is there anything I need to be worr...
by glendresser
Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: DW660 stopped after power surge
Replies: 0
Views: 499

DW660 stopped after power surge

So I wasn't paying attention to the weather and was running my ShapeOko when a thunderstorm rolled in. I heard the motor speed fluctuating, turned it off, and now it won't turn back on. Anyone know what would be involved in fixing this? Am I going to need to replace the motor? Something I can do mys...
by glendresser
Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:08 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Buick Trishield Emblem as a Father's day present.
Replies: 10
Views: 2938

Re: Buick Trishield Emblem as a Father's day present.

Is that fir? One of my favorite woods to work with, because it machines nicely, gorgeous grain and is pretty cheap.
by glendresser
Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:37 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Another limit switch thread
Replies: 5
Views: 1556

Re: Another limit switch thread

Thanks for your help; I borrowed a mulitmeter, found some faulty connections, and it's working now. Now I just need to anchor them to the frame and I'll be set!
by glendresser
Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Another limit switch thread
Replies: 5
Views: 1556

Re: Another limit switch thread

They aren't working as expected. When I run a homing cycle and try to block the switch, there's no response. I tried at one point connecting the SIG and GND connectors on the Z board during a homing cycle (trying to short to ground), which caused the machine to stop homing the Z axis and go on to th...