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by northbear
Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: twforeman's Shapeoko 3 #0004 Upgrades - Long
Replies: 65
Views: 21755

Re: twforeman's Shapeoko 3 #0004 Upgrades - Long

twforeman wrote:I'm a bad Shapeoko owner, I don't use my machine nearly as much as I should.
I think you should start a club so I can join :mrgreen:

Other projects / responsibilities / hobbies / life keep me from this hobby more than I would like!
by northbear
Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: S03 Fire
Replies: 12
Views: 1818

Re: S03 Fire

This should be shown to anyone who has ever considered running their cnc unattended.
by northbear
Tue May 10, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Maker Faire in Minneapoils
Replies: 9
Views: 1142

Re: Maker Faire in Minneapoils

Understand that. Weather forecast says 56 and partly sunny so it looks like they day should be nice.
by northbear
Tue May 10, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Maker Faire in Minneapoils
Replies: 9
Views: 1142

Re: Maker Faire in Minneapoils

twforeman,
So did you end up getting a booth at this years MSP Makerfaire?
by northbear
Thu Apr 07, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: CNC Cookbook Survey
Replies: 9
Views: 1028

Re: CNC Cookbook Survey

Well, I guess I have to do the survey now just to help represent the LinuxCNC user base. :lol: Although my X-Oko is soon going to be running GRBL, so that will be fun to compare the two. Would be interested in your thoughts on the comparison. When I was building my CNC I was not impressed with the ...
by northbear
Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Maker Faire in Minneapoils
Replies: 9
Views: 1142

Re: Maker Faire in Minneapoils

The Minneapolis Maker Faire is May 14th this year. Applications for makers are being accepted until April 15th. I just learned about it today. ;) http://makerfairemsp.com/ I'm thinking about carting my S3 to the faire and showing it off if no one else is going to do so already. Thanks for posting t...
by northbear
Wed Mar 09, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Help debugging hardware gone bad!
Replies: 16
Views: 3103

Re: Help debugging hardware gone bad!

Just a note, if you are looking for bare copper wire, Home Depot sells 18 ga by the foot, for $0.11 a foot . It is just bare stranded wire, so it is probably not quite as nice as the braided wire from Rockler, but inexpensive (and more convenient for me)
by northbear
Tue Mar 08, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Stiffness of the spindle carriage plate
Replies: 81
Views: 18776

Re: Stiffness of the spindle carriage plate

While I believe the SO3 is a *much* more capable system than the original Kickstarter, it is also $1000 (ok $999) machine rather than the $300 goal it started out as. A valid point, but I have to say that the comparison is not entirely fair. The $300 in the Kickstarter was cost in materials for a h...
by northbear
Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Stiffness of the spindle carriage plate
Replies: 81
Views: 18776

Re: Stiffness of the spindle carriage plate

You can buy the proper bearings for the rail specified above here... http://www.pbclinear.com/V-Guide-Roller-Bearing-Components I've used this company at work on $500K+ equipment with no issues. Another company is Bishop-Wisecarver - http://www.bwc.com/products/components-accessories/dualvee-family...
by northbear
Thu Jan 28, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Help debugging hardware gone bad!
Replies: 16
Views: 3103

Re: Help debugging hardware gone bad!

reread this link http://www.waterfront-woods.com/Article ... static.htm and from what they say the wire on the inside prevents static build up on the inside and wire on the outside prevents static on the outside (There is my duhh conclusion for the day -- your welcome :mrgreen: )