i recently installed the EstlCam Firmware to control my LowRider directly from Estlcam.
Works so far, but i have a problem with the Steps settings.
I put my Board in 1/8 Stepping mode, tried 1600 Steps per Revolution and 32,00 mm per Rev.
Seems not to work really well as the dimensions and speeds are really off!
Is there any way to…[Read more]
Sorry, should rember to post the Info next time!
Drv8825 and the same steppers as you have in the kit
Use an 8mm fan, never failed on me. But I’ll try on the voltage limit you suggested tomorrow and see if something fails.
Thanks for the thermal shutdown info, haven’t had this in mind
the first “Big” project on the lowrider and after 20 minutes of cutting the right axis seems to loose its power. Simply dropping and destroying the workpiece by doing so.
As I’m troubleshooting, anyone have an idea what could cause it? vref set to around 1V (noticed skipping steps while being under 1V) and wired in…[Read more]
haha, my lowrider is not collecting dust, it´s collecting wood chips!
yesterday i cut a 1,5cm piece to attach around the 611 plate, put a 3mm cutout in the middle and glued bristles to it.
Will try if it works today.
Thinking about attaching it with magnets, so it´ll be removable.
Hey there everybody,
i tinkering around with dust collection the last few days (as chips are stating to pile up behind my machine), built a cyclone and attached it to the shop vac (just a small thingie)
I noticed, that that wasn´t sufficient enough to suck the majority of chips into the seperator.
Has anyone built a “dust shoe” for the…[Read more]
I´m cutting birch multiplex with 8+ laminates.
I just bought this one https://www.sorotec.de/shop/Zerspanungswerkzeuge/sorotec-werkzeuge/2-schneider/Schaftfraeser-HOLZ/
It has some good recensions on the Internet. My first “expensive” bit, hehe 🙂
Excited where this will go!
Btw, had a 4 Flute laying around and tried it out, cuts are r…[Read more]
Thanks for the answer 🙂
My estimated settings on this project would be 6mm per Pass (8mm 2 Flute bit) – 10mm/s . 90 degree plunge angle with 5mm/s plunge feedrate. Material is 18mm thick.
The big circle will be a full thickness cut.
Haven´t noticed that time window in preview 🙂 Learned another thing, hehe!
I just tested bits like…[Read more]
as i already learned much in this forum, i´d like to ask some questions (hope they are not sticky anywhere and i just oversaw them)
so there´s multiple questions 🙂 :
-How fast do you run the machine? (Ryan said he´s cutting 6mm Plywood in one pass with around 15mm/s)
-How fast do you set your plunge Feedrate (Ryan wr…[Read more]
i was just wondering, if the Z Axis lowering could be prevented by springloading it?
Would there be any negative downsides of doing so?
If i need to hit the emergency switch, the Z Axis comes down so fast, that the spinning bit ruins the workpiece almost every time (Happy that i need to press it not that often :D)
Realized the table isn´t as flat as i thaught!
Got like 1,5mm difference from start to end of the table!
But i´m still very happy with the machine!
Here´s a picture where i engraved the workingspace with a V-Bit and tested some letters 🙂
Hey there again!
Thanks for your answer.
I’ll re measure tomorrow when I’m in the shop.
I always zero the bit above the workpiece with a piece of paper. Make sure it’s running a little bit on the paper and then start cutting.
Will give some measurements and Futher detail tomorrow when in shop.
i´m using the standard firmware and just noticed that all my cuts are around 1,6mm too deep.
Any idea on this?
I tried using the reprap step calculator but i´m not quite sure if my Z Axis is really running 32th stepping?
Standard Setting is 788.
Using a 2mm Pitch Leadscrew
Any ideas on this?
I´m not able to re…[Read more]
As im kinda new to all this CNC stuff, i was asking myself : how do i cut angles?
I plan using the LowRider to cut some speaker boxes (hobby´ish) and being able to cut some angles would be nice.
It´s not that i only need 45degree cuts, there are many different ideas in my head (building folded horns for example)
Am i right, t…[Read more]
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