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by DustyGeek
Sun Oct 04, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: Open Talk
Topic: "Not" round holes
Replies: 15
Views: 7942

Re: "Not" round holes

Dumb question, but are you sure your spindle is square to the table both side-to-side and front-to-back? While it seems odd that it would be off enough from 90° to cause oblong holes like you're describing, it can cause that effect if it is. A quick, cheap and simple way to do that is to find a piec...
by DustyGeek
Sun Oct 04, 2015 10:30 am
Forum: Legacy V90 & X90 Machines
Topic: motor couplers
Replies: 2
Views: 3514

Re: motor couplers

Mine never slipped, but I saw the stepper motors moving around as the lead screw turned due to the rigid connection and thought that wouldn't be good over the long term. One of my earlier mods was replacing all of my motor couplers with these, and I've never had a problem with them loosening up: htt...
by DustyGeek
Wed Aug 26, 2015 6:20 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Laptop/monitor stand; Desk art
Replies: 1
Views: 1457

Laptop/monitor stand; Desk art

We were out of laptop/monitor stands at work when I started and for various reasons it was going to be a couple of weeks before we got some new stock in. I decided to take matters into my own hands and made some measurements from one of the metal ones we give out. I have a wireless keyboard, so I us...
by DustyGeek
Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:03 am
Forum: Machine Mechanics
Topic: How to index a longer board
Replies: 3
Views: 2519

Re: How to index a longer board

I think Tiling may not necessarily be what you want to use. To me, Tiling is cutting the same part over and over (like placing Tile on a floor). I've done this before few times on my X90. Not knowing any better (and still don't) here is the process I used: ⋅ Direct the machine drill alignm...
by DustyGeek
Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:24 am
Forum: Machine Mechanics
Topic: V Bits
Replies: 8
Views: 5431

Re: V Bits

I've been using Whiteside router bits for my v-carving. My go-to is their 1541 1/4" 60-degree 3-flute solid carbide bit. This one works really well for fine work. They're just under $16 on Amazon right now, but I'm sure you can get them in other places, too. I think Woodcraft carries Whiteside ...
by DustyGeek
Sat Aug 22, 2015 7:46 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from DC
Replies: 0
Views: 1553

Hello from DC

Hi everyone. I ventured into the CNC world with an X90 back in the spring of 2013. I primarily use it to augment my hobby woodworking, so most of what I do are 1-offs from furniture parts, signs, shop jigs, coasters, an iPhone "speaker", to a simple laptop stand I made for my laptop at wor...

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