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by willo
Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:24 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Rather Large ShapeOko
Replies: 30
Views: 13403

Re: Rather Large ShapeOko

I'm using Vexta PK268 motors for X and Y. Just looked up those motors -- is this the motor you have? http://catalog.orientalmotor.com/item/all-categories/pk-series-stepping-motors/pk268-02b?&plpver=11&origin=keyword&filter=&by=prod If so they are powerful! 240 in*oz and weighs 2.25 lbs! Yes. Those ...
by willo
Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Rather Large ShapeOko
Replies: 30
Views: 13403

Re: Rather Large ShapeOko

I should be joining the mega-shapeoko club soon. Inventables scrounged up a pair of 1200mm slides for me so I can get rolling rather than wait for the 1800mm slides. So, My dimensions will be 1200x1200. To compliment that, I ordered Edwards new plates along with some 1400mm misumi rail, brakets and ...
by willo
Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Rather Large ShapeOko
Replies: 30
Views: 13403

Re: Rather Large ShapeOko

Which rail did you use for your base? I need to get some and haven't had time to wade through the options. I just put in an order for some 1800mm rail to expand my X axis with double maker rail - I looked at my build and came to the same conclusion as you. I already have 1200mm for the Y. Inventable...
by willo
Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: Rotary Tools (like dremel)
Topic: Proxxon IB/E
Replies: 12
Views: 7261

Proxxon IB/E

These things deserve their own topic. Dremel (and most generics) use bushings and have pretty dissapointing runout see http://www.precisebits.com/tutorials/spindle_runout.htm for a nice description of measuring it. The proxxon IB/E is usually around $120+ and is simply the best deal for a high speed...