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by roberlin
Fri Nov 23, 2012 5:50 am
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

I saw this mentioned somewhere else (maybe this forum maybe buildlog.net) it was something about the wear of using metal vwheels on standard makerslide being overstated for someone using the machine a a hobby. That "overstated for hobby use" was me. I was basing that opinion on Bart's report at bui...
by roberlin
Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: How to mount DW660?
Replies: 43
Views: 13825

Re: How to mount DW660?

Care to share your new mount design? I didn't make a new design-- just used Edward's. What I meant was that when I cut it out with the Dewalt in the standard mount, the new mount wasn't perfect (the face which was supposed to bolt onto the z-axis was not square) due to the limitation of the standar...
by roberlin
Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: How to mount DW660?
Replies: 43
Views: 13825

Re: How to mount DW660?

I got mine to fit in the standard mounts. Don't remember if I used the stock bolt length, though.
It wasn't very square. But was (sort of) good enough to cut new mounts.
The new new mounts I cut with the new mounts were even better.
by roberlin
Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: Rotary Tools (like dremel)
Topic: Proxxon IB/E
Replies: 12
Views: 6409

Re: Proxxon IB/E

My Proxxon did the same thing a month or two ago. Couldn't have been more than about 5 hours of cutting aluminum (also at very shallow passes). Probably about 30 minutes at a time?
I haven't gotten around to trying to get it warrantied yet. Replaced it with a Dewalt which is holding up much better.
by roberlin
Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:14 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

I will be really amazed if you can muster enough accuracy cutting metal with the shapeoko to beat the delrin v-wheels. See for example the wavy lines on my heatsinks in the member-projects section. I've also cut a bunch of aluminum plates for making an ord-bot and the circular holes are quite visibl...
by roberlin
Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Precision washers were causing slop: what I did to fix it
Replies: 22
Views: 8670

Re: Precision washers were causing slop: what I did to fix i

I keep toying with the idea of trying the steel wheels (I know you would need custom plates, and eventually they will wear out the makerslide (I think that problem may be overstated with average hobbyist use)) http://store.makerslide.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=75 Does a...
by roberlin
Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Custom Plates
Replies: 9
Views: 4327

Re: Custom Plates

If you want to get it hardcoated, I think the anodizer will strip the pre-existing anodization (you should warn them, though). But, as Cat says, hardcoating is not DIY. It may be that the most extensive discussion of this (as far as makerslide is concerned) is in Bart's "plasma cutter" thread at the...
by roberlin
Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:27 am
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Custom Plates
Replies: 9
Views: 4327

Re: Custom Plates

1/4" steel. Awesome!!
I wouldn't worry about the weight. It'll probably just help dampen the vibrations ;-)

For the most part I agree with Cat's list, with the exception of the 1/8" aluminum standard plate.
I think I can see mine flex significantly (who knows maybe an optical illusion).
by roberlin
Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: World's slowest laser cutter
Replies: 8
Views: 3500

Re: World's slowest laser cutter

That's awesome!

I'm sure your being very careful, but seriously make sure you don't put your eye out.
by roberlin
Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Tool mount play in Y direction
Replies: 6
Views: 1767

Re: Tool mount play in Y direction

Running the dual x axis, ala improbable construct, helps a lot with this. But it is not gone completely. I keep thinking of ways to stiffen it up a bit (which I am too lazy/busy to try), but have the nagging feeling that the real solution is to get rid of the plastic wheels (thus pretty much abandon...