September 17, 2018 at 3:51 am #69558
Greetings from the UK.
I am starting to print the parts for the Lowrider2 so thought I best start a thread for it. I am going to be sourcing all the parts myself more to spread the costs than anything. The XZ Main part below is a fantastic piece of design and one of my favorite pieces I’ve printed.
One quick question was the 60mm skate wheels, these seem a little tricky to find in the UK but various other sizes are available, 64-72mm being the most popular. Will a 64mm wheel cause any issues, from a quick glance at the designs it just looks like it will raise the Z by 2mm?
1 user thanked author for this post.September 17, 2018 at 4:44 am #69561
Unfortunately, there’s a couple items in every vicious1-Machine that are superhard to get, if you’re not from the US and A.
I’m not done with my own build yet, but the only (!) wheels I found to be somewhat suitable for the LowRider are these (didn’t even find ANY on aliexpress):
Paid about 20$ for 4 pieces.
As I said, not done with my build yet so not sure if they really work. Also see https://www.v1engineering.com/forum/topic/spacer-dimensions/September 17, 2018 at 9:51 am #69575
Yup, look for hockey wheels. They are not the most common but they should be out there.September 21, 2018 at 6:28 am #69858
Managed to find some nice red bearings for the build, mocked up here. I dont want to make a new post for every part on the forum as thats going to get a bit boring but if you are interested I will put them on my Instagram and keep forum posts to more completed built parts.October 10, 2018 at 2:28 am #71520
And so it begins!
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Making up some paper templates to cut the wooden parts after converting the DXF files for printing.
Are there any issues with cutting the 611 plate at 1/2″ the same as the Y plates? Also, would there be any issues in cutting all 3 plates in 18mm material? Just that I have a sheet of 18mm MDF handy already.October 11, 2018 at 12:16 pm #71624
You will just lose some default thickness, no big deal and you can easily change it later.October 15, 2018 at 3:53 am #72059
Bit of a problem, possibly…
I’ve prnted all the parts now, got all the nuts & bolts and a 25mm tube and started cutting the wooden parts. I test fitted the X roller assemblies on the bar and they are a really nice fit with no play.
However the same cannot be said for the YZ roller assemblies or Z roller assemblies. My plan was to fit the conduit through the rollers before bolting down the plastic parts to the Y plate to make sure everything was in line. There seems to be a lot of play in the rollers, so much that I went back to double check I had the 25mm files and not the 25.4mm ones.
The bearings on either side of the assm’s were bolted up properly but the middle bearings are still loose on their bolts, I havent fitted the nuts yet and tightened them down. Will tightening the middle bearing bolts kind of squeeze in the outer bearings in a bit clamping them onto the conduit better? do I have a problem or are they supposed to have a little more play?October 15, 2018 at 4:51 am #72070
The bearings don’t look big enough. What’s the outer diameter?October 15, 2018 at 5:29 am #72073
They are normal 608 skate bearings, I can double check the diameter when I get home but I’m pretty sure they are the correct ones.
If the bearings were too small then suggesting they need to be bigger would mean my X roller assemblies wouldnt fit on the conduit because at the moment they fit perfectly.October 15, 2018 at 10:15 am #72099
Oh, I see, you don’t have the bolts in place in that picture.November 26, 2018 at 4:58 am #76919
So i’ve been a bit quiet, collecting up hardware etc. I now have the plywood parts cut and looking at stepper motors. Any comments on using the steppers with the lead screw built in? or is it better to keep the screw as separate parts?November 26, 2018 at 8:19 am #76945
I think having a coupler is more safe. Judging by all the stretched and bent couplers I have seen on a lowrider, it is probably best to have a line of safety and forgiveness of the coupler.December 4, 2018 at 2:05 pm #78160
Hey up Simon,
I’ve been looking around for parts for myself, how’s about some 64mm light up Pink wheels…LOL
Would be fun to see if the LowRider can go fast enough to illuminate the LED’s. At 12GBP for 4 it’s a steal.
My Ender 3 arrived today but my wife is holding it back for my Christmas present…Can’t wait…April 2, 2019 at 8:37 am #95316
So I’ve been somewhat distracted for a few months and not progressed on the Lowrider at all, until now.
I have finally decided on a table top size and design. The final top will be 3′ x 5′, thats taking a standard 2′ x 4′ and adding 6″ all the way around.
2′ x 4′ is a fairly standard off the shelf size for sheet material in the UK so I should be able to grab full sheets of various materials and slide them onto the machine for cutting without any issues. Offset bracing for ease of construction.
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Well it’s been a while since I posted on here! Last night I tried my first ‘cut’ without a router.
Plenty of pics on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/hill.designs/July 5, 2019 at 2:03 pm #105286
Almost ran over your laptop.
Looks good, time to get it dirty!July 6, 2019 at 3:04 am #105310
Haha yes, I hadn’t even thought about the laptop, complete flute it didn’t hit it.
I did run a quick pen test on it yesterdayJuly 13, 2019 at 1:29 pm #106042
X axis limit switch mount
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