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  • #73185

    Brandon
    Participant

    A few questions…

    Does this look correct for the X stepper wiring? Which direction do I plug into the board?

    2018-10-24-12.50.23

    #73187

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Power it off before you plug or unplug anything.

    For the steppers it is a 50/50 chance you get it right. each build is different depending on your builds orientation.

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    #73189

    Brandon
    Participant

    Sweet. Seems to be working. Yes, power it off!!! I’ve fried plenty X5 Mini’s..

    The knob of the display when in the case is near impossible to push down. Is the knob height adjustable?

    2018-10-24-13.11.04

    #73191

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Some old Guy Coding , had a tip for that. Add a tiny piece of the zip tie cutoff into the slot before you put the knob on. All the ones I have in use are tight enough not to sink down very far, guess I am lucky.

    #73192

    Brandon
    Participant

    So how do I get the knob off then? Hammer? Crowbar?

    #73206

    Jeffeb3
    Participant

    Just pull straight out.

    #73375

    Brandon
    Participant

    How does this LCD clip mount on the LowRider?

    #73381

    Sam Warmuth
    Participant

    I haven’t done it myself, but Ryan said it gets zip-tied to z stepper. The question actually came up yesterday in the LowRider “Advice” forum: https://www.v1engineering.com/forum/topic/lcd-top-clip/

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    #73393

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    I will add a picture now.

    #74561

    Brandon
    Participant
    #75526

    Brandon
    Participant

    I think I see a possible issue with this table. The top table part of this is using 2×6’s for the frame. I guess a work around would be to mount a 2×4 on the outside of the 2×6. I hope that makes sense…

    I’ve already cut my X stainless steel rails to 36 inches which leaves about 33 inches of width to play with. Y will be about 65 inches. That should give me enough room to mess around with any 2’x4′ piece of wood.

    I’m getting closer to having this working!!

     

    #75599

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    I don;t see why you couldn’t just add a 2×3 on the outer edge. It doesn’t seem like it would interfere with the folding, but I could be very wrong.

    #75621

    Brandon
    Participant

    I don;t see why you couldn’t just add a 2×3 on the outer edge. It doesn’t seem like it would interfere with the folding, but I could be very wrong.

    I think I will add the 2×3 on the outside edge. I can’t see an issue with it. I will cover the entire surface with mdf so that the LowRider rides on the mdf. I don’t have a whole lot of room left for cutting 24 inches.

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    #76003

    Brandon
    Participant

    Great design! This thing is awesome!! Thank you Ryan!

    I didn’t get much done today but I did pick it up off the carpet and put it on the desk…

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    #76009

    Jeffeb3
    Participant

    It sure looks like it has a purpose there.

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    #76012

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    That first picture looks fake, like a render. You have two half built machines, they are so close, both of them.

    #84446

    Brandon
    Participant

    I decided to scrap the whole foldable table. I added the 2×4’s on the end so the LowRider couldn’t roll off the table while I get it setup.

    So question… Should I put this table on rollers so it’s easier to move around? I’m not sure if that would cause me trouble when cutting something.

    Ryan, if you wouldn’t have uploaded that YouTube video of the LowRuder last night it might have been at least another year before I got motivated to get this done.

    I will need some break in gcode. Do you have any handy?

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    #84449

    Jeffeb3
    Participant

    So question… Should I put this table on rollers so it’s easier to move around? I’m not sure if that would cause me trouble when cutting something.

    It won’t hurt it. It might move a little, but it’s no big deal. The important thing is the bit relative to the work and they’ll both move the same.

    I will need some break in gcode. Do you have any handy?

    Have you done the crown?

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    #84453

    BT
    Participant

    I’ve got mine on casters that I can lock into place.  It works fine and allows me to shift it in my smallish workroom.

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    #97124

    Brandon
    Participant

    Working on a new enclosure for my MPCNC and LowRider V2. 4′ x 8′ x 86 inches tall. I framed in the table part and put down some MDF for the LowRider to roll on. I usually screw each part down when I cut it. What are my options for adding holes or even threaded holes to hold down the part being cut?

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    #97134

    Greg
    Participant

    Threaded insert for hardwood or T-nut for softwood?

     

    #97136

    Brandon
    Participant

    Threaded insert for hardwood or T-nut for softwood?

    So inserts or t-nuts in mdf then waste board and then material?

    #97141

    Greg
    Participant

    I’m still at the design point but I’m doing a torsion box out of MDF and thinking about gluing hardwood blocks at some of the intersections of the spars and running the threaded inserts into them through the skin.   They would mostly sit along the edges although I would have some in the middle for smaller stock.  Then I would use the bolts to tighten hold downs onto the work piece and spoil board from the side.

    T-nuts install from underneath so they have the disadvantage of having to use longer bolts.

    T-Track might be an option as well but my top skin will be too thin for that.

     

    #97163

    Barry
    Participant

    I cut a series of holes across the table top and spoil board.  Use bolts and wooden hold downs after that.  They’re also big enough to run a clamp through for really long stuff I’m not going to cut on one end.

    #97512

    Brandon
    Participant

    If I was to go the t-track route how far apart should I place them? I can get them 36” long. So 36” across. Is every two feet close enough or do I need them closer? My bed is 33” x 8’.

    #97515

    Jeffeb3
    Participant

    I always optimize this too much. I would put one at 0, 3″, 9″, 21″ and then continue at 24″ increments. You can use the closer together ones to do fine adjustments. You really only need one place that you can clamp a 1″ wide board.

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