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by roberlin
Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:19 pm
Forum: Mini Spindles - Purchased
Topic: Chinese spindle (the 2nd best thing I've done for my Shapeok
Replies: 27
Views: 33344

Re: Chinese spindle (the 2nd best thing I've done for my Sha

Awesome! I am pretty happy with the the power on my Dewalt DW660, but the noise is a major issue and I'd been thinking one of the Chinese spindles would be a good solution. I'm glad to see they are apparently not too big to use with a Shapeoko :-) How much does yours weigh? Are you on 110 or 220 vol...
by roberlin
Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: More OrdBot Parts
Replies: 37
Views: 9036

Re: More OrdBot Parts

I think with the 2.4mm bit I was doing passes at 400 mm/s with .3 mm depth. I used a 3mm bit where I could and sped it up a little (maybe 600mm/s with .4 mm depth). This may have been overly conservative but it worked for me (with the Dewalt spindle -- could be it should be slowed down more with som...
by roberlin
Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Easy Hold Down Table
Replies: 31
Views: 24798

Re: Easy Hold Down Table

For Americans with a metric fetish (like me), it looks like bolt-depot has the T-nuts in a range of sizes
http://www.boltdepot.com/Metric_T-Nuts_ ... steel.aspx
by roberlin
Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: tinyG
Topic: Controller software for PC
Replies: 7
Views: 3159

Re: Controller software for PC

1] Has anyone got the sender working for 64bit windows? I tried it with mac and linux, but not windows 2] I'm having major heartburn with my Z axis. Mechanically it's fine, but when I set trp to 1.250 it simply vibrates like it can't step when asked to move. If I set trp to anything larger than 2, ...
by roberlin
Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: tinyG
Topic: Controller software for PC
Replies: 7
Views: 3159

Re: Controller software for PC

Yeah, Synthetos has a nice GUI for tinyg: http://www.synthetos.com/wiki/index.php?title=Projects: That being said, I've found that the easiest way to zero out the z-axis (once I've got it within a few millimeters) is to rotate the motor coupler by hand (while wiggling a sheet of paper under the endm...
by roberlin
Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: HPDE where to get it?
Replies: 7
Views: 1370

Re: HPDE where to get it?

I can't help you as to where to get it in Europe. But, for purposes of comparison it was $20 delivered for me to get a 2 ft x 1 ft x .5 inch sheet of standard HDPE here in the states (from Amazon "small parts"). Prices seem pretty much proportional to volume (i.e. 1/2" thick roughly twice as much as...
by roberlin
Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Shapeoko Enclosure / Stand
Replies: 8
Views: 3862

Re: Shapeoko Enclosure / Stand

I will be using my Shapeoko in my garage and want to build some sort of enclosure to stop the dust covering my bikes and tools. I know what you are talking about with the dust all over the garage :-) I would suggest getting a cheap shop-vac and building a dust-shoe. Improbable Construct has a desig...
by roberlin
Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: So you're thinking about scaling up.
Replies: 15
Views: 4972

Re: So you're thinking about scaling up.

Does anyone sell 500mm pre-cut makerslide? It seems like expanding the y axis and having to get two pieces of makerslide to be the same length would be painful with a hand saw. I don't actually think it would be that bad to cut with a hand saw. If you were careful and used a miter box you should be...
by roberlin
Sat Nov 24, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: tinyG
Topic: How to Update settings?
Replies: 14
Views: 3750

Re: How to Update settings?

Actually there is a way to do this (atleast for TinyG). I can just create a file of the commands I would issue to change the settings manually. Then all i have to do is send that file to the board. Viola! This is what I do also. But make sure you set your terminal program to insert a delay (like 10...
by roberlin
Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: It's time for a metal v-wheel
Replies: 36
Views: 11352

Re: It's time for a metal v-wheel

One thing I'm curious about is how it will handle hard crashes (in the z direction or where the bit gets hung up on something while traveling in the y direction). It seems conceivable that the steel wheels could put a significant ding in the vrail.

Maybe that would be the last test to do, though :-)