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by o2photo
Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Recessed work area for more Z height.
Replies: 14
Views: 10570

Re: Recessed work area for more Z height.

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by o2photo
Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Recessed work area for more Z height.
Replies: 14
Views: 10570

Re: Recessed work area for more Z height.

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by o2photo
Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Recessed work area for more Z height.
Replies: 14
Views: 10570

Recessed work area for more Z height.

A friend of mine who went in on this machine with me had a need for more Z for one of his projects. Plenty below the board, so we came up with a port with pin height adjustable base. We are going to just use wedges to hold the work. Turned out great! Hope this helps someone.

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by o2photo
Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Machine Mechanics
Topic: Checking for square
Replies: 2
Views: 3271

Re: Checking for square

I use a v-bit and scribe X and Y lines starting at 0,0. When that isn't practical, like in the middle of the table, and assuming the work piece has one straight edge, I'll use a bit in the router (router off). Set the workpiece against the bit, then manually jog along the edge I want square, then pu...
by o2photo
Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: Machine Mechanics
Topic: Shimming spindle carriage.
Replies: 6
Views: 5779

Re: Shimming spindle carriage.

So much to choose from. http://www.mcmaster.com/#shim-stock/=145hbej I like the idea of the peel-away. I just have no idea where to start, and this stuff is expensive. I suppose I could just wing it and cram something in there, but I think I'd rather just leave it if it came to that. The shim tape l...
by o2photo
Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Open Talk
Topic: Aluminum stand with caster & leveling
Replies: 2
Views: 3141

Re: Aluminum stand with caster & leveling

What about both leveling feet and these? Maybe they could be positioned in a way that would give enough lift for range of adjustment...? https://www.amazon.com/POWERTEC-17000-Workbench-Caster-Pack/dp/B00SX3T2LO/ I threw the crate for my asteroid back together into a table. Had to get it working asap...
by o2photo
Thu Sep 01, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: Machine Mechanics
Topic: Shimming spindle carriage.
Replies: 6
Views: 5779

Re: Shimming spindle carriage.

Thanks for the advice. It's pretty new, and I don't feel any play, but I will double check. I'm moving to this soon: http://www.amanatool.com/rc-2248-insert-solid-carbide-mini-spoilboard-surfacing-rabbeting-flycutter-leveler-1-1-2-dia-x-15-32-12mm-x-1-4-inch-shank-router-bit.html So it will probably...
by o2photo
Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: Machine Mechanics
Topic: Shimming spindle carriage.
Replies: 6
Views: 5779

Shimming spindle carriage.

In cutting a plane with a 1.25" bit, it looks like I need to shim the Z carriage a bit. Not bad, but it's creating more finish work than necessary. Not expecting perfection, just minimize it. I have the Asteroid. Has anyone done this? I need to shim the bottom out. Should I be doing this on the...
by o2photo
Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Machine Mechanics
Topic: Update, Mapping table deviation, wish list.
Replies: 2
Views: 5488

Update, Mapping table deviation, wish list.

1st, let me say I'm still impressed with our new tool, an Asteroid. It's such a great value, so rock solid so far. I started a little more than a year ago with an X-Carve at work to prove we needed CNC capability. That prompted the purchase of a gigantic 5x8 ShopBot PRS Alpha I've been using about 6...
by o2photo
Fri May 20, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Whole house file sharing (Mac, Win, L-CNC) - my solution.
Replies: 1
Views: 2895

Whole house file sharing (Mac, Win, L-CNC) - my solution.

Hi all, I'm forever making tweaks and sample cuts, versions, etc, and doing the thumb drive thing was quite the inconvenience. I tried accessing my Mac or my son's PC computer from the Ubuntu box and also the other way around without much luck. Today I stumbled onto a better solution: ***Be sure to ...

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