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by forrie
Wed May 30, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Nuts and Bolts
Topic: What is in your tool chest?
Replies: 3
Views: 1103

Re: What is in your tool chest?

I also have the Engineer PA-09. They work really nice....
by forrie
Wed May 23, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Australia and New Zealand
Topic: Need a filament fix - where?
Replies: 4
Views: 1448

Re: Need a filament fix - where?

I remembered he posted a closing down message on the site, so checked the internet wayback machine and found;

Where do we buy stuff now? Well I like Jamie from http://3dprintergear.com.au/ so contact him if need any filament – he’s got the nice ABS/PLA that we sold.
by forrie
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: DIY Mill Turn Center
Replies: 157
Views: 28552

Re: DIY Mill Turn Center

Even if you have built the best machine in the world it will be worthless without decent electronics and stable firmware, software \ workflow. Even if you market it at the low end $ range I wouldn't touch it with a barge pole without it. I'd be prepared to do some opensource community tinkering to i...
by forrie
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: DIY Mill Turn Center
Replies: 157
Views: 28552

Re: DIY Mill Turn Center

The Duet + expansion board would give you the axis count you need. No idea if the drivers are good enough to do what you want though, might need external drivers as well.
by forrie
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: DIY Mill Turn Center
Replies: 157
Views: 28552

Re: DIY Mill Turn Center

No questions, just interested in seeing this beast coming together and what it is capable of machining. Pictures are super cool!
by forrie
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: DIY Mill Turn Center
Replies: 157
Views: 28552

Re: DIY Mill Turn Center

An amazing bit of engineering you have going on here, very well thought out. I only found this thread recently but I have to say you have my attention. I know it's not a working prototype yet, but if it ends up having the work envelope, tolerances and capabilities you say it does and you can manufac...
by forrie
Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: I'm currentlyy building a Metal Max from Trick Laser and I could use some suggestions.
Replies: 4
Views: 1190

Re: I'm currentlyy building a Metal Max from Trick Laser and I could use some suggestions.

Brian - what have you used to cover up the wires in the extrusion channels? Looks really neat and tidy.
by forrie
Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Aluminum and carbon fiber E3d V6 mount. RELEASED!
Replies: 389
Views: 59350

Re: Aluminum and carbon fiber E3d V6 mount. RELEASED!

That is crazy!! you had to go through that whole ordeal. Could I ask of you, since you have such knowledge on the subject. What would you recommend for kit cnc router, that can machine aluminium very easy as yours can. I have a good sizable budget and quite a bit of space. I would like to stay way ...
by forrie
Fri Apr 15, 2016 3:22 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: If I'm lucky.
Replies: 19
Views: 2324

Re: If I'm lucky.

Also I have trouble setting the dial to zero, because after touching the dial the measurement is off sometimes by 0.05 because. That's a bit of a worry. You should be able to get near perfect repeatability on a bed that is temp stable. I'd be looking into that before going any further otherwise you...
by forrie
Wed Apr 13, 2016 4:17 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: If I'm lucky.
Replies: 19
Views: 2324

Re: If I'm lucky.

It really is worth getting a cheap dial indicator off Amazon and running either manual or auto OpenDACT etc. The FSR kit is pretty cheap as well for auto calibration. Longer arms 300mm or 325mm help as well to print over the entire bed.
by forrie
Tue Apr 12, 2016 5:20 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: If I'm lucky.
Replies: 19
Views: 2324

Re: If I'm lucky.

Weird issue with the calibration??? Notice the honeycomb isn't as defined at the bottom of the picture as at the top. http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-HLILRhef5zs/VwlW6XjUGNI/AAAAAAAAX0Q/2Er6gSgfuokxHifgNpdh6bb0kF8uDaxQgCCo/s800-Ic42/IMG_20160409_152355.jpg Looks like the bed isn't level. I think ...
by forrie
Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:42 am
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Trick Laser MAX METAL Build
Replies: 500
Views: 68737

Re: Trick Laser MAX METAL Build

Good eye! It's a LRS-350-12. Super quiet relative to the clone I currently have, and much slimmer than what most people have been using. Comparing against the older thicker model, specs are almost identical, but rated MTB was higher for an extra $0.75 in cost. For the cost of a soda, it was well wo...
by forrie
Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:11 am
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Trick Laser MAX METAL Build
Replies: 500
Views: 68737

Re: Trick Laser MAX METAL Build

ccavanaugh wrote:Updated FSR specific mounts have been uploaded to the git repo. There were some height related issues that slipped in.

Everything appears to line up well. I will wire and test in a few days.

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What model MW power supply is that?
by forrie
Wed Mar 16, 2016 2:58 am
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Going to Build using the Max Metal Frame...no kit
Replies: 114
Views: 10666

Re: Going to Build using the Max Metal Frame...no kit

DerStig wrote:Someone needs to build metal mounts for the Metal max.... Just saying.


Yeah ccavanaugh's new corner fsr mounts that work with the standard snowflake in aluminum would be pretty slick.
by forrie
Fri Mar 04, 2016 2:59 am
Forum: Smoothieboard and variants
Topic: Poor connection or something else going on?
Replies: 2
Views: 620

Re: Poor connection or something else going on?

Pop the black pin out and have a look inside (and the pin) , should give you the answer
by forrie
Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: "Ultra" Max. Questions for my new build.
Replies: 7
Views: 1115

Re: "Ultra" Max. Questions for my new build.

I'd go with 16 teeth on the stepper pulleys. Better resolution.
by forrie
Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:41 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: bad element in the heat bed?
Replies: 4
Views: 470

Re: bad element in the heat bed?

Tricklaser sell heat spreaders for the max. Get one, they work good.
by forrie
Tue Dec 08, 2015 3:26 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Does the glass build plate have to be pyrex?
Replies: 44
Views: 2954

Re: Does the glass build plate have to be pyrex?

Captain Starfish wrote:I then bought 5 replacements from an Australian glass manufacturer and, of course, now that I have spares I've never had another problem :)


That sounds like a good idea, I'm still on my original glass going on 1 1/2 years. Where did you get it from?
by forrie
Sat Dec 05, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: Show us your machine!
Topic: r3d2
Replies: 20
Views: 2435

Re: r3d2

Is that inkbird doohicky for the heated enclosure lamp? Or something new from seemecnc?
by forrie
Wed Dec 02, 2015 3:38 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Longevity of E3D Fan Shroud
Replies: 6
Views: 1176

Re: Longevity of E3D Fan Shroud

Mine is fine..still looks brand new and I probably have a good 500 hours on it. It does freely spin around horizontally though.
by forrie
Fri Nov 27, 2015 3:42 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Unsolved Mystery. Weird Z0 behavior around build perimeter.
Replies: 500
Views: 69785

Re: Unsolved Mystery. Weird Z0 behavior around build perimet

I think the issues are much much deeper than anything to do with the lasercut parts. Ask the folks who went with the max metal frame if the rigid frame has helped alleviate this problem. I still haven't gotten around to building my max metal (because I couldn't do a good enough full bed print to ma...
by forrie
Thu Nov 26, 2015 3:00 am
Forum: Smoothieboard and variants
Topic: Heuristic (AI) calibration for delta printers on Smoothie
Replies: 523
Views: 75762

Re: Heuristic (AI) calibration for delta printers on Smoothi

Also, I have read somewhere that someone from the Smoothie team wants to get the PanelDue working on Smoothie. When I install my Smoothieboard, I will miss the hell out of that panel. If no significant progress has been made on getting that supported, I might just have to do it myself. YES PLEASE! ...
by forrie
Fri Nov 13, 2015 6:49 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Aluminum and carbon fiber E3d V6 mount. RELEASED!
Replies: 389
Views: 59350

Re: Aluminum and carbon fiber E3d V6 mount. RELEASED!

crocky wrote:Finally got here :)
Now to put it together and.....


Mine turned up on Monday, survived the 15,000km or so trip without a problem. Now it's the weekend I have the time to play around.
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by forrie
Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:20 am
Forum: Show us your machine!
Topic: I might have the only Rostock that caught on fire! :(
Replies: 9
Views: 2921

Re: I might have the only Rostock that caught on fire! :(

And that's why I have a couple automatic dry powder extinguishers and a smoke alarm suspended above my printer. For under the top plate https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQd-FwX3AkA6HSJVseuih0cHV3OfC32U2-fjp1AYsJEA4eJIEgZ Above the printer if the first one doesn't work https://enc...
by forrie
Sun Nov 08, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: WHAT WITCHCRAFT IS THIS?!
Replies: 7
Views: 1141

Re: WHAT WITCHCRAFT IS THIS?!

What's this.. a new stock power supply?

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