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by ijv
Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Ideas / sources for wasteboards / beds
Replies: 16
Views: 3411

Re: Ideas / sources for wasteboards / beds

What about some v-slot linear rail interspersed with wood blocks? Its overkill from a technical point of view but not too expensive.

http://www.makerstore.com.au/product-ca ... near-rail/

ijv
by ijv
Thu Jan 28, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Thinking about moving Y axis plates to the inside, à la SO3
Replies: 9
Views: 2786

Re: Thinking about moving Y axis plates to the inside, à la

I couldn't come up with a better solution than standoffs either. I will say this: mounting to the outside doesn't protect the wheels as much as I thought they would. Hmmm... thats good to know. So are chips landing on the rail getting the wheels dirty or is it something else. Sounds like something ...
by ijv
Sat Jan 23, 2016 6:26 am
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Thinking about moving Y axis plates to the inside, à la SO3
Replies: 9
Views: 2786

Re: Thinking about moving Y axis plates to the inside, à la

I've been thinking about the exact same thing, but my reason for doing it to try and keep the v-wheels clean. I'm in the middle of an upgrade to X-Carve style plates, so the spacing options are a bit better. But the only way I can see to mount the y-axis steppers outboard is to use some stand offs l...
by ijv
Sun Jan 10, 2016 5:02 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Sorta ready for Xmas
Replies: 3
Views: 1770

Re: Sorta ready for Xmas

They look nice Thanks, my daughters think they look nice as well, but that didn't stop them from decorating them with stickers and the like. :D Do you have the link handy for where you bought the 18mm router bit? I've been using a 10mm end mill for roughing out things, and haven't yet seen larger s...
by ijv
Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Sorta ready for Xmas
Replies: 3
Views: 1770

Sorta ready for Xmas

P1090004.JPG These are some jewellery boxes that I was making as Christmas presents. I has them cut out in time at least, but finishing had to wait till afterwards. The wood is pine and finished in 2-3 coats of Scandinavian Oil. One thing I found out the hard way is that you should pay attention to...
by ijv
Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: Computing Hardware
Topic: Workshop computer for $15
Replies: 26
Views: 15808

Workshop computer for $15

Already funded on KickStarter, its a 64bit SBC with heaps more power than a Raspberry Pi, 1,2GHz quad core with 2x USB & HDMI and 512MB - 1GB memory. Runs Ubuntu or Android so it looks like it could easily handle Universal Gcode Sender or any other Shapeoko control program. https://www.kickstarter.c...
by ijv
Mon Nov 30, 2015 5:48 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Vendor Sign Project
Replies: 31
Views: 7894

Re: Vendor Sign Project

Very nice!

Did you just paint the inside of the engraving cuts?
by ijv
Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:18 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Spark fun red Shapeoko 3
Replies: 4
Views: 1026

Re: Spark fun red Shapeoko 3

Is there any relationship between the Sparkfun Shapeoko 3 and Carbide or Inventables?
by ijv
Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:39 pm
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: T-Slots or peg holes?
Replies: 16
Views: 10354

Re: T-Slots or peg holes?

jbc wrote:Thanks ijv,
I was looking for those earlier but couldn't find them.
Once I get my printer repaired and printing I'll try these.
Thanks.
Jbc
Cutting them out of wood on a Shapeoko works really good!
by ijv
Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: T-Slots or peg holes?
Replies: 16
Views: 10354

Re: T-Slots or peg holes?

jbc wrote:Thanks ijv,
I was looking for those earlier but couldn't find them.
Once I get my printer repaired and printing I'll try these.
Thanks.
Jbc
Cutting them out of wood on a Shapeoko works really well!