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    Jeff
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    How many of you are like me?  You get your machine (LR2, MP3DP, whatever) working great and then decide, I can make it work even better… and then… the rabbit hole of despair where the enemy of Good is Perfect.  Ug, I just spent this morning going down that rabbit hole again, and I chased a few squirrels for good measure.  I “think” I have my MP3DP back to where it was, running a print now to find out…

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    #93111

    Brandon
    Participant

    I tore my perfectly working MPCNC apart in October to reprint almost all the parts and the new burly parts as well. I still don’t have it working today!!! What was I thinking?

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    Jeff
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    I tore my perfectly working MPCNC apart in October to reprint almost all the parts and the new burly parts as well. I still don’t have it working today!!! What was I thinking?

    Yup, that’s something I would do as well…  Can’t leave well enough alone.  Except, now I really do have problem with my MP3DP – it won’t print circles properly.  lol.  chasing that one now.

    #93123

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    When that happens to me, I revise parts, test a few of them, release them, then spend the next two months updating the site, shop, and instructions. Then answer a million new questions, panic that I made some sort of mistake.

    Yup, I think we all do it.

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    Jeff
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    When that happens to me, I revise parts, test a few of them, release them, then spend the next two months updating the site, shop, and instructions. Then answer a million new questions, panic that I made some sort of mistake.

    Yup, I think we all do it.

    Definitely more of an issue on your end considering we are all using your parts!

    #93128

    MegaDad3D
    Participant

    I was watching some Frank Howarth videos and thinking about how to do the vertically aligned cuts he does on his CNC. I’m thinking of making another machine so that I can have one that is optimized for vertical cuts. Being able to make such an inexpensive machine allows this kind of thinking, where you have multiple CNC machines optimized for different tasks.

    As of this morning, I’m thinking of making a low-rider next, then modifying the base of my current MPCNC to allow for vertical cuts.

    Ask me again tomorrow and the plan could change…

    I’m pretty sure that I’m going to build the next one before I break anything that’s currently working, though. 🙂

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    Jeffeb3
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    I was watching some Frank Howarth videos and thinking about how to do the vertically aligned cuts he does on his CNC. I’m thinking of making another machine so that I can have one that is optimized for vertical cuts. Being able to make such an inexpensive machine allows this kind of thinking, where you have multiple CNC machines optimized for different tasks.

    Bed goes up…

    I have wanted one of those for a while. I don’t think I would need anything but 90, and anything else could.just be shims. I have also not used the enormous size of the LR, so maybe I should switch to a smaller LR or even make another MPCNC… Hmmm.

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    #93224

    Dui, ni shuo de dui
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    That’s how improvements and discoveries are made. If we were just satisfied with whatever we had already we wouldn’t be the specie who evolves by continuously inventing stuff. We’d just lay down on our dam drinking beers and doing drugs, like beavers.

    I think I’ve taken my MPCNC apart more than 50 times aready, most of the time it ended up better than its previous iteration, with more functionalities or improved reliability. That’s what’s fun about it in my opinion, you almost get to create your own machine at some point.

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    Jeff
    Participant

    Good insight Dui!  I didn’t think about it like that.

    #93573

    David Walling
    Participant

    I’m more of a ‘house of cards’ type of engineer. Once I have something working good enough, I don’t touch the thing unless I absolutely have to, but if one small thing goes wrong with part of it, it’s likely to explode.

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