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Posted by RCWorks | Sep 02, 2021 @ 10:49 PM | 28,881 Views
Just got this, it's not that big a deal but it lets me know I'm doing well.
Posted by RCWorks | Aug 31, 2021 @ 11:10 AM | 21,899 Views
It was an update for a 9 by 19 foot router table.

It was running on an old LPTR port machine. I have updated the motion controller to run off the USB port of a late model laptop running Mach3 and using the RS-485 port to run the spindle.

I take these fail or stalled machines in to keep myself current on the new stuff. Also this last project will fuel a new video series for a first time builder up coming.

I still have to make the control and output panels as well as a set of doors for the case it came in, then test it with all the steppers and spindle motor befor crating it up to ship.

The video series I do will cover the hardware as well as Mach3 installation and configuring. Mac3's documentation left a lot to be desired. I see why so many have problems with it.
Posted by RCWorks | Jun 19, 2021 @ 11:56 PM | 40,118 Views
I started my jointer project. It was a mess this picture was taken after taking a coarse sharpening stone to the top for a good hour. It had a layer of rust on it that was beginning to pit the surface.

I could have opted to build a fixture and have the in and ot feed tables ground but I don't think it was worth the time and expense.

I ordered new knives and bearings for it.

Someone had been in it for bearings some time in it's past and was a bit brutal to it with a hammer. It had a couple of hickies on the cutter head from the attack.

The shaft was galled up a bit as well. Some file work restored it to functionality.