Dangers of being impatient...

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Sorwrith
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Dangers of being impatient...

Post by Sorwrith » Sun Jan 31, 2016 5:25 am

So I bought my Shapeoko #85 in the first batch, waited the preorder time and finally got my machine around 6 months later. After some issues from the shipping company and issues with the parts, I had to but it on the back-burner for another 5 or 6 months because of problems in life.

Now today i finally got my machine up and running with a small degree of error. Decided to tram the waste-board, ran the gcode, and had some issues with Carbide Motion closing unexpectedly. I went and bought a longer and better quality USB cable and the problems went away. After completing the gcode something wasn't right... The cuts weren't long enough, interestingly they were 1/4th the size they should have been... Figuring it out i went into GRBL and changed the settings to be correct.

So I ran the gcode again... Everything is going great! Except... about 50% way though the job I started to hear some god awful noise coming from it... I hurriedly hit the pause button but it was a little too late.
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In my impatience I didn't tighten the spindle nut tight enough. During the job the nut came looser and the bit slowly dropped out at first but then dropped quickly and cut into the frame.

Well after resetting to zero, and changing step-over to be a little less than before I was able to completely tram the waste-board. over the next couple of weeks, months, years, life, I will be doing small things to make my machine better.
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Re: Dangers of being impatient...

Post by WillAdams » Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:11 am

Ouch. Happens to all of us.

A replacement Wasteboard (instructions in the wiki) will cover that over nicely.
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NewMexico
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Re: Dangers of being impatient...

Post by NewMexico » Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:27 pm

Where did you purchase a better USB cord?

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Re: Dangers of being impatient...

Post by JeromyReno » Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:42 am

i have a similar cut in my waist board hahaha

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Re: Dangers of being impatient...

Post by NewMexico » Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:48 am

Can you expand on your "longer and better USB cord?"

What problems went away?

Sorwrith
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Re: Dangers of being impatient...

Post by Sorwrith » Wed Feb 03, 2016 4:30 pm

It is a GE 6 foot USB cable with a built in ferrite bead. Unfortunately though, I did have 2 more disconnects but those happened white I was shutting down the router. I haven't had anymore since I've been turning down the speed of the router before turning it off.
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