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    My first cut was a circle and then a square in...

    My first cut was a circle and then a square in blue foam. I had spent so much time and my budget was pretty tight, so I tested every cut in foam initially.
  2. Update: Problem Solved

    Well, I didn't think there was a problem with the Linistepper as it affected all axes and in only one direction each. I had disconnected the parallel cable from the computer thinking that I'd wire...
  3. They've been great, but yesterday I went to use...

    They've been great, but yesterday I went to use my router and I'm getting some strange behavior on both my X and Z axis. One direction works just fine, but when I go to move the other direction, it...
  4. James, Chad (flyboy1015). I posted that reply...

    James,

    Chad (flyboy1015). I posted that reply to Matt.

    Chad
  5. Matt, You can build a machine for under...

    Matt,

    You can build a machine for under $1,000. You'll have to look around a little and decide which design fits your needs. Once you've decided what you like, you can start looking for postings...
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    Congrats on finishing your machine and making...

    Congrats on finishing your machine and making some cuts. I have to agree with MCYR, you need to do some squaring on your gantry. I clamped a scrap piece of plywood and then made a couple of short...
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    my solution

    Just my 2 cents here. I bought the Linistepper controls. These have worked great for me. I used some molex connectors on the ends of my cables where they plug into the power supply/driver control...
  8. I got my motors from Probotix. A 280 oz-in motor...

    I got my motors from Probotix. A 280 oz-in motor lists on their website for 49.95. I've been running mine for over a year.
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    Don't worry about wiring and software. There are...

    Don't worry about wiring and software. There are plenty of people here who can help with that part. I've had my machine running for a little over a year now and I still run into things that I learn...
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    This board appears to have the db25 on it. ...

    This board appears to have the db25 on it. You'll need a cable and then you'll have to map the pins correctly in your driver software so that it will respond appropriately.
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    Hey Kreutz, I run mine at 35V and 1.5A. My...

    Hey Kreutz,

    I run mine at 35V and 1.5A. My machine runs great. I don't have any video of it right now, but I could get some if you like. I have mine set up for half-stepping and can run at 25...
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    FYI Linistepper Experience

    For anyone out there using a Linistepper controller, I'd like to offer some experience. I highly recommend these, by the way.

    Recently, I had noticed my Z-axis motor making some strange noises...
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    I built a solsylva and I really like it. Yes, it...

    I built a solsylva and I really like it. Yes, it takes some time, but it's a good quality machine, especially for the money. I operate on a very small budget, so it was perfect for me. The HOBO...
  14. I can't help with the overhead part as I built a...

    I can't help with the overhead part as I built a dual leadscrew machine. Is this your first machine? What is your question?
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    What I don't understand is: when you open the...

    What I don't understand is: when you open the same drawing in the default Mach3 mill screen, you get a view that has the whole toolpath in the toolpath window. It is pretty much sized to fit. In...
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    Need help with Mach3 Screen designer

    I'm currently using the MachBlue screen set, which is very nice. I would like, however, to change the toolpath screen so that it doesn't start at such a "high level." I have to really zoom in to...
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    I would contact Probotix about this problem...

    I would contact Probotix about this problem providing specific details. I have corresponded with them and they are very good about answering questions and are very patient with new machine operators...
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    I had the same problem with my machine. I used a...

    I had the same problem with my machine. I used a scrap piece of plywood and cut short slots where the ends of my carpenter's square would lay out and then cut short slots where the corner of the...
  19. I'll probably add some more functions later on,...

    I'll probably add some more functions later on, but for now, I have the minimum functionality that I need. I used a label maker to do the lettering on the keys. I had originally thought about...
  20. Thought I should add a picture of my finished...

    Thought I should add a picture of my finished "pendant". I just used a USB keypad and mapped the keys to jog the machine. I then took the advice above and added a hotkey to one of the buttons with...
  21. I was also able to get mine set up like I wanted....

    I was also able to get mine set up like I wanted. I just needed to play around with the screen designer to figure out what I was doing. It is working. Thanks.

    Chad
  22. Dan, Did you ever find an answer to this...

    Dan,

    Did you ever find an answer to this question? I am also looking for a way to zero the Z axis while using a keypad as a pendant.

    Chad
  23. Rich, That's a very nice build. I also have a...

    Rich,

    That's a very nice build. I also have a dual lead screw solsylva, but it's not nearly as nice as yours. Very impressive. I can see that you've put a lot of thought into it. Thanks for...
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    Steve, For CAD, I'd recomend A9CAD. It's...

    Steve,

    For CAD, I'd recomend A9CAD. It's free--great feature. For CAM, I'd recommend using CAMBAM. It is also free and does a pretty good job with engraving and other machining operations. I...
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    I've been looking at pendants for some time now. ...

    I've been looking at pendants for some time now. My most recent thought is that I could buy a low-cost game controller from my local Wal-Mart and dissassemble it. I can then build my own pendant...
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    No problem. I did a lot of researching before I...

    No problem. I did a lot of researching before I found those. Prices vary greatly. This guy sent them out pretty quickly. He's running an Ebay store, so it takes a day or two to ship out. After...
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    Tom, I had the same experience. I think the...

    Tom,

    I had the same experience. I think the long runs caused my problems as well. I got my bearings from this guy: http://stores.ebay.com/BEARING-BARGAINS Prices are pretty good. I bought a...
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    That's a beautiful build so far. I personally...

    That's a beautiful build so far. I personally like the lead screw and nut. I would like to go the ACME thread route one day. Nice work.
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    I agree, the router runs too many RPM to be...

    I agree, the router runs too many RPM to be cutting aluminum. Is better to use a spindle. I know it costs more too, but that's the way to go.
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    I saw the postings here as I am trying to find...

    I saw the postings here as I am trying to find replacement bearings for my Bosch Colt. I can say that with my router, I have less than 100 hours on it and have already begun to lose the bearings. I...
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