Kress mount Europe

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Re: Kress mount Europe

Post by WillAdams » Fri Sep 11, 2015 12:13 pm

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Re: R: Kress mount Europe

Post by Alie » Sat Sep 12, 2015 6:01 am

Yeah i already downloaded that; in fact i wrote an e-mail to damen cnc and cnc plus using that very file as an example of the holes i need, but they both said that they don't do custom parts...i guess that in the end i would buy the drill press and do the job myself (it's a fundamental tool anyways so no big deal i guess)...

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Re: Kress mount Europe

Post by mjo » Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:04 pm

I'm in the UK, and I'd also be interested in buying a Kress mount for my (fairly soon to arrive) Shapeoko 3.

I'd be quite happy to wait a month or so, but probably not three months.

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Re: Kress mount Europe

Post by AnonymousPerson » Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:21 pm

mjo wrote:I'm in the UK, and I'd also be interested in buying a Kress mount for my (fairly soon to arrive) Shapeoko 3.

I'd be quite happy to wait a month or so, but probably not three months.
No worries at all. :)
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Re: Kress mount Europe

Post by mjo » Wed Sep 16, 2015 5:17 am

Does that mean you can supply one AP ?

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Re: Kress mount Europe

Post by AnonymousPerson » Wed Sep 16, 2015 12:08 pm

That's my intention, yes. Best keep an eye on this thread over the next 2-3 weeks, to see how I progress with my materials experimentation though. Just to be safe. :D
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Re: Kress mount Europe

Post by pfml » Wed Sep 16, 2015 2:13 pm

Onekk,

I also own a Kress, and an eShapeoko. I'm in search of a suitable mount for it.
I would very appreciate if you could publish -or PM me- some pictures or plans of your mount
Thaning you in advance !
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Re: Kress mount Europe

Post by AnonymousPerson » Wed Sep 23, 2015 2:52 pm

Progress report... ;)

I'll be ordering my Kress mid next week. In the meantime I'm experimenting with the "best" way to get an accurate model, using my existing dodgy Dremel clone as the guinea pig. ;)
  • Initially tried basic modelling in Fusion 360, from dimensions taken with micrometer. Pretty much fail there. My Dremel clone is somewhat curvy shapes + my Fusion modelling skills need a lot more work. ;)
  • Then tried modelling in Fusion, using front/side/top photo's to trace with in 3D. Better result, and with some practise it might be good enough. Instead, tried a different approach that has better potential.
  • Tried out Autodesk 123D Catch. It's one of those applications that creates a 3D model of an object out of a bunch of photo's.
Although 123D Catch turned out to be the flakiest piece of non-open-source software I've ever used, with much persistence + patience it seems possible to get usable results. :) Initial working model:
Autodesk 123D Catch object screenshot.jpg
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The model could stand to be redone with new/better photo's, but I'm just working through a concept tool chain (from start to finish) to see if it works first... 8-)

From 123D Catch, the model is exported into Autodesk Meshmixer (free application, seems decent) for tidy-up, then exported to a format Fusion 360 can deal with:
Import model finally worked.jpg
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From Fusion 360, I was able to perform basic boolean operations on the model, and print it out pretty accurately in machining wax:
Machining wax.jpg
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It's probably not obvious from that photo, but the Dremel clone fits snugly in those cut outs. To me, that indicates this approach/tool-chain is likely workable. :)

Btw, that's my first batch of Machining wax. Made it a few days ago from paraffin wax + LDPE + HDPE. It's nifty stuff. :) Can be cut a lot faster than wood in testing so far. (eg MDF or Plywood = 1200 mm/Min, Machining wax = 6000 mm/Min). That's on only 14k rpm with the Dremel clone, which can go up to 35k rpm. I'll likely try pushing it harder when I have a more solid spindle mount. ;)

Anyway, hope that's interesting to someone... :D
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Re: Kress mount Europe

Post by Auarhau » Wed Sep 23, 2015 7:20 pm

Interesting experiment! :D How did you make that wax thingy? Looks super cool! 8-)
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Re: Kress mount Europe

Post by SmokyRick » Thu Sep 24, 2015 10:56 am

I agree that this is really cool. Please share how you made the wax stuff.
Thanks
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