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by twforeman
Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:35 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Hobby or machinist?
Replies: 23
Views: 5271

Re: Hobby or machinist?

Hobby. I'm an IT guy now. I did work as a CAD designer in a machine shop for 12 years though, so I have some of the tools of the trade and enough knowledge to be dangerous. :) I also have a pretty complete woodworking shop in my basement and I do repair work on my cars and motorcycles so I'm pretty ...
by twforeman
Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:16 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: twforeman's build
Replies: 50
Views: 13005

Re: twforeman's build

The torsion box is a great idea. I'll have to noodle on that a little bit. Thanks!
by twforeman
Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:56 am
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: twforeman's build
Replies: 50
Views: 13005

Re: twforeman's build

More work on the ShapeOko build. I built a new base for the machine, but I'm not entirely happy how it turned out.

Teaser photo:
04-progress.jpg
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Full details on my blog.
by twforeman
Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: n00b questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1024

Re: n00b questions

I put 1000mm rails on my Y axis. Works great with dual motors. As for cutting large parts, I raised the ShapeOko so that I can get about a 1" thick piece under the rails and motor plates. This allows me to clamp it down, cut the area under the gantry and then slide it over and do it again. I milled ...
by twforeman
Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: Shapeoko #298 build log
Replies: 7
Views: 2046

Re: Shapeoko #298 build log

I also took the lazy way and drilled my plates for the double X axis mod without taking the machine apart. I got lucky on one side and the holes came out in the right place. On the other side, not so much. I ended up drilling and filing out the holes until I could get the rails where I wanted them. ...
by twforeman
Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: GRBL
Topic: Seeeduino v3 does not work with grbl 8c
Replies: 5
Views: 1613

Re: Seeeduino v3 does not work with grbl 8c

Are you typing "x10" or "g0x10"?

If it's the first one, that's not a valid G code command and I wouldn't expect the machine to move at all.
by twforeman
Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: GRBL
Topic: Having trouble updating grbl on my Seeeduino
Replies: 3
Views: 1072

Re: Having trouble updating grbl on my Seeeduino

Looks like I need an AVR programmer. There is no bootloader on the Seeeduino anymore.

Ah well...
by twforeman
Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:21 am
Forum: GRBL
Topic: Having trouble updating grbl on my Seeeduino
Replies: 3
Views: 1072

Having trouble updating grbl on my Seeeduino

I bought the grbl shield/Seeeduino bundle and it came with grbl v0.8a on it. I'd like to upgrade it to 0.8c but I can't seem to get it to flash under Linux with avrdude or Windows with Xloader. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, but neither seem able to talk to the Seeeduino at all. It works fine ru...
by twforeman
Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:16 am
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: eShapeoko #23 or MadManMoe's Marvellous Milling Machine
Replies: 12
Views: 25709

Re: eShapeoko #23 or MadManMoe's Marvellous Milling Machine

I like that font. Well worth the trouble you took. :D
by twforeman
Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:15 am
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: twforeman's build
Replies: 50
Views: 13005

Re: twforeman's build

You are correct, I forgot to detail what I used for the spacers. I actually re-did the spacers this evening because I wasn't happy with it. I had to dig around in my parts boxes to find washers of various thicknesses to make the plates the correct distance apart. I purchased the spacers from McMaste...