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by RegB
Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Ethernet cable as power to hot end.
Replies: 24
Views: 4156

Re: Ethernet cable as power to hot end.

Thanks Jim,
Imagining it through it looks like all the nuts and bolts change over as well.
Did you get extra effector platforms as well ?

There is a ~$60 crimp tool recommended, so I am wondering if my $10 radio shack tool will work with the molex pins.
by RegB
Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Astrosyn Dampers on Orion?
Replies: 13
Views: 2439

Re: Astrosyn Dampers on Orion?

I'll try to make a picture of the parts I had used. Quite simple, I used foam gaskets between the motor faces and the melamine, then 1/8 inch grommets and washers under the screw heads. I'll try to dig out a link to the gaskets, I think they were $2 for 4. The Astrosyn rubber layer is a lot harder t...
by RegB
Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: New Member introduction
Topic: V2 in Minnesota - plenty of questions.
Replies: 41
Views: 6751

Re: V2 in Minnesota - plenty of questions.

Koooo_wel, THANKS !!!
Gotta print me one (or several) o' them (-:
by RegB
Thu Dec 11, 2014 5:46 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Astrosyn Dampers on Orion?
Replies: 13
Views: 2439

Re: Astrosyn Dampers on Orion?

I hate to "harsh anyone's buzz", but I put Astrosysns in my max a week or two ago and it is now LOUDER than it was with the foam gaskets, 1/8 inch grommets & longer motor screws - which had the advantage of barely needing a mm of hob gear out-shift. It isn't worth my time and trouble t...
by RegB
Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:26 am
Forum: Members Marketplace
Topic: CNC Equipment Huge Assortment
Replies: 15
Views: 2942

Re: CNC Equipment Huge Assortment

Memo to self; Do STOP reading as soon as the word "SOLD" appears. Do NOT salivate, stuff pockets with cash, hook up horse trailer and plan route before reading DATES on old threads. @Eaglez; Sorry to hear of your back problems, mine isn't exactly "good" either - largely a problem...
by RegB
Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:39 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Ethernet cable as power to hot end.
Replies: 24
Views: 4156

Re: Ethernet cable as power to hot end.

Picked up two last night! Looks good but instructions are a little spotty. nitewatchman A couple of months later; I just found these and I am considering them (1 or 2 for now, maybe 3 so I have an excuse for a_NOTHER hot end). If I (& others) may benefit from your experience; How did they work ...
by RegB
Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:01 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Trick Trucks - Lightweight Aluminum Carriages by Trick Laser
Replies: 184
Views: 33495

Re: Trick Trucks - Lightweight Aluminum Carriages by Trick L

Thanks for answering my next (unasked) question Brian - clairvoyance ? (-: I had been thinking that squeezing the inner races of the bearings together with the same force as required to mount the axle to the plate would be a BAD idea. The rest of my bearings should be here TODAY -- C'mon postal serv...
by RegB
Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Trick Trucks - Lightweight Aluminum Carriages by Trick Laser
Replies: 184
Views: 33495

Re: Trick Trucks - Lightweight Aluminum Carriages by Trick L

Thanks,
Yes, it is clear from the picture - and it is the hole that is for the side that takes only ONE roller.

I know I shouldn't obsess over this, but that cam looks to be awful short to be going into the plate.
Maybe the screw takes all the relevant force(s) and it doesn't matter.
by RegB
Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:45 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Trick Trucks - Lightweight Aluminum Carriages by Trick Laser
Replies: 184
Views: 33495

Re: Trick Trucks - Lightweight Aluminum Carriages by Trick L

Anyone else get their OpenBuilds parts and try fitting them together yet ? I may be having a blonde/senior moment, but I had EXPECTED the eccentrics to fit inside the bearings. Either they fit inside the truck plates or I have the wrong eccentrics. My order SAYS 1/4 inch eccentrics, which is what Br...
by RegB
Sun Dec 07, 2014 8:33 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Trick Trucks - Lightweight Aluminum Carriages by Trick Laser
Replies: 184
Views: 33495

Re: Trick Trucks - Lightweight Aluminum Carriages by Trick L

FYI, if anyone else had to take a short shipment of the 625 bearings. Following an e-mail exchange ...OpenBuilds finally told me that the 625 bearings are back in stock, so I ordered the remaining 15 yesterday. Too bad I couldn't get them ALL at the 15% Cyber Monday discount and all on the same ship...
by RegB
Sat Dec 06, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: E3D has released new hotends!
Replies: 216
Views: 39465

Re: E3D has released new hotends!

I'll guess that the Volcano is a new INDUCTION HEATED hot end.
I imagine a nice little soft iron sleeve right around the nozzle, perhaps the nozzle actually threads INTO the soft iron sleeve.
VERY localized heating.

{Way off base, or just crazy enough to be RIGHT ?}
by RegB
Thu Dec 04, 2014 9:58 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Question About Astrosyn Vibration Dampers Install
Replies: 13
Views: 3259

Re: Question About Astrosyn Vibration Dampers Install

I got impatient AGAIN this morning and did the Z tower motor. I know, I know, I coulda/shoulda waited for the trick trucks.... Anyway, I want to add another TIP: If you are anywhere near as ham fisted and klutzy as I am with small mechanical assemblies DO go to m and make yourself a few of these BEF...
by RegB
Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Question About Astrosyn Vibration Dampers Install
Replies: 13
Views: 3259

Re: Question About Astrosyn Vibration Dampers Install

Right about here;
http://repables.com/r/424/

They tuck in under the axle holder, BRIGHT BLUE in the pics.
by RegB
Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Trick Trucks - Lightweight Aluminum Carriages by Trick Laser
Replies: 184
Views: 33495

Re: Trick Trucks - Lightweight Aluminum Carriages by Trick L

Hmmm, 4, 5, or 6 bux a piece in some places. A little under $3 if I buy wheel kits, but I would need 8 kits and get a lot of bits left over, since I already bought everything else. A dollar each, but they are out of stock of the "BEARINGS ONLY" at OpenBuilds - though they have enough to ma...
by RegB
Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Question About Astrosyn Vibration Dampers Install
Replies: 13
Views: 3259

Re: Question About Astrosyn Vibration Dampers Install

I got my astrosyn dampers this morning and set about installing the X tower one. See previous post, I had sponge rubber gaskets between the motors and the melamine and 1/8 inch rubber grommets under the screw heads, so I may already have a quieter than standard build, longer screws than standard. An...
by RegB
Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Unsolved Mystery. Weird Z0 behavior around build perimeter.
Replies: 500
Views: 90900

Re: Unsolved Mystery. Weird Z0 behavior around build perimet

Bahh, Just to throw ANOTHER money wrench in the works; I liked the trick trucks from Trick Laser when they first appeared, I held off buying them, the $10 off expired, Brian renewed it, I ordered... Somewhere in there I got to thinking about building my own - well, having a machinist friend make som...
by RegB
Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:59 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Trick Trucks - Lightweight Aluminum Carriages by Trick Laser
Replies: 184
Views: 33495

Re: Trick Trucks - Lightweight Aluminum Carriages by Trick L

Thanks Brian, I flipped AGAIN and ordered mine. Only hang up is that the 625RS bearings seem to be in VERY short supply - and there isn't an EASY way to know how many you can get, only that you are trying to buy too many. Heck, I got THREE, so only FIFTEEN to go (-: Not your problem, but they don't ...
by RegB
Sun Nov 30, 2014 9:18 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Trick Trucks - Lightweight Aluminum Carriages by Trick Laser
Replies: 184
Views: 33495

Re: Trick Trucks - Lightweight Aluminum Carriages by Trick L

Ooops, I put them in the cart just before some "system problem" and by the time I got to check-out the $10 off was gone. Maybe jmpreuss was right all along - although the web site STILL says anticipated ship date is Dec 12 and $10 off is available on pre-orders. Probably still worth $50, ...
by RegB
Sun Nov 30, 2014 9:18 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Trick Trucks - Lightweight Aluminum Carriages by Trick Laser
Replies: 184
Views: 33495

Re: Trick Trucks - Lightweight Aluminum Carriages by Trick L

Ooops, I put them in the cart just before some "system problem" and y the time I got to check-out the $10 off was gone. Maybe jmpreuss was right all along - though the web site STILL says anticipated ship date is Dec 12 and $10 off is available on pre-orders. Probably still worth $50, but ...
by RegB
Sat Nov 29, 2014 2:22 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Trick Trucks - Lightweight Aluminum Carriages by Trick Laser
Replies: 184
Views: 33495

Re: Trick Trucks - Lightweight Aluminum Carriages by Trick L

I *HOPE NOT*, since I am on the web site now and it is saying order now and save $10.
by RegB
Sat Nov 29, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: LCD Display is unreadable
Replies: 13
Views: 2297

Re: LCD Display is unreadable

So I got to that final stage in the build, Check point 22. Flip the switch, I hear the RAMBo fan and LCD comes on, YAY! But then I start to freak out a little, because I see nothing on the LCD. As I look closer, I DO actually see the 2 rows of blocks, but it's one of those where you have to look at...
by RegB
Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Black Friday deals
Replies: 12
Views: 2398

Re: Black Friday deals

I'm willing to take a 15% cut off of dampers for the black friday weekend. Valid Friday 11/28 to Monday 12/1, a set of dampers will only cost you $20 shipped ($27 shipped internationally). Thanks, I just ordered mine. I hope the lower sound level will be worth the tear-down - it may be a good idea ...
by RegB
Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:38 am
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Printing with support material.
Replies: 17
Views: 3307

Re: Printing with support material.

I wouldn't expect either of those to "need" any support material.
The tops of the heads are open, no "roof" to worry about caving in.

I can't get them because I won't register/join.
by RegB
Thu Nov 27, 2014 8:00 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: Microcenter Inland Filament is the same as Toy builder labs.
Replies: 31
Views: 12775

Re: Microcenter Inland Filament is the same as Toy builder l

There is a Micro Center in Cambridge Mass, perhaps the original one ? I go in there a couple of times a month when I happen to be in the area, always on weekdays. Their 3D printer displays are merely "there" with please do not touch signs on. They are never printing anything and it is my i...

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