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    Default Re: WidgitMaster's Largest Steel Router Table Project 9ft x 5ft x 8" Water Cooled Spi

    The problem isn't really in the XY for me its in the depth. I installed hall effect switches with an Arduino to solve the home problem but your suggestion is great as well, not nearly as much work.

    I've noticed with a machine where you can't tell if the screws or rail is straight, you end up with accelerated thrust and radial bearing wear and even steel shavings inside of bearing housings. The depth isn't reliable for a multitude of factors my guess. But how can you adjust anything on the machine back to its true position without the machine sitting on a true position plane. You literally have nothing for a datum at all without the basic plane. You have trial and error which isn't fun.

    I've found the difference is 50-100 IPM between having a machine that stays lined up and one that has unknown problems inside of it.

    Just saying... you probably saved a lot of money and short term trouble doing it without epoxy though.

    I don't use ball screws either, I used ACME threads, and 3D printed nuts for them... this has been a very forgiving method for me considering the number of crashes the machine has been through.



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    I feel like I'm picking on you haha and your router is far better than mine just know that years of fussing with mine has created a lot of frustration



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    Quote Originally Posted by justCNCit View Post
    I feel like I'm picking on you haha and your router is far better than mine just know that years of fussing with mine has created a lot of frustration
    It’s a learning experience!
    Your next router will fix all your known problems, and create a list of new ones????

    I’ve made:
    30 Mini-Routers
    40 Midi-Routers
    12 Wide-Routers
    1 V-Rail Router
    2 Square Rail Routers
    1 Big Red monster!

    I’ve learned much in that journey!

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    Default Re: WidgitMaster's Largest Steel Router Table Project 9ft x 5ft x 8" Water Cooled Spi

    Merry Christmas to all!

    Yesterday, I chopped up all my scraps of yellow pine into 13 inch strips! Removing all the knots & cracks!
    Then I glued them together making 13" x 13" squares! Now I have the perfect gift for my closest Veteran Friends!
    The Laces were engraved with a 30 deg V-Bit!

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    Default Re: WidgitMaster's Largest Steel Router Table Project 9ft x 5ft x 8" Water Cooled Spi

    Merry Christmas to you also Sir. May you have a good one and look forward to the new year.

    Thank you for your service to the Country and to all of us on this board that look forward to seeing your work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    Merry Christmas to you also Sir. May you have a good one and look forward to the new year.

    Thank you for your service to the Country and to all of us on this board that look forward to seeing your work.
    Thanks Bubba!

    Here is the Source Files for the Memorial Plaque!

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    Default Re: WidgitMaster's Largest Steel Router Table Project 9ft x 5ft x 8" Water Cooled Spi

    Great Work Widgit;
    Merry Christmas and here's hope for a wonderful new year!
    God bless you and our men in arms!
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    Default Re: WidgitMaster's Largest Steel Router Table Project 9ft x 5ft x 8" Water Cooled Spi

    Hey widgit can I ask did you pack all cables into the same cable carriers? That is, power cables and motor control cables/digital cables? Or was interference going to be a problem?

    Thanks



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    Quote Originally Posted by justCNCit View Post
    Hey widgit can I ask did you pack all cables into the same cable carriers? That is, power cables and motor control cables/digital cables? Or was interference going to be a problem?

    Thanks

    YES!
    All the cables are braided shields & stranded wires.
    They all have their shields grounded on one end, so all noise goes to ground.
    There is a fine bare-copper wire inside my dust tubes & pipes, which is also grounded on one end!
    I had the water cooling lines inside the wire tracks, now they run outside the tracks!
    When designing the electronics, I had purchased a spool of braided shielding, which allowed me to put all the single wires inside a braid & ground it!

    The shop vac has a metal canister, which sits near the computer. I had to connect a ground wire to it also, as the static was screwing up the computer!

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    Default Re: WidgitMaster's Largest Steel Router Table Project 9ft x 5ft x 8" Water Cooled Spi

    Excellent work!!



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    Default Re: WidgitMaster's Largest Steel Router Table Project 9ft x 5ft x 8" Water Cooled Spi

    Quote Originally Posted by widgitmaster View Post
    YES!
    All the cables are braided shields & stranded wires.
    They all have their shields grounded on one end, so all noise goes to ground.
    There is a fine bare-copper wire inside my dust tubes & pipes, which is also grounded on one end!
    I had the water cooling lines inside the wire tracks, now they run outside the tracks!
    When designing the electronics, I had purchased a spool of braided shielding, which allowed me to put all the single wires inside a braid & ground it!

    The shop vac has a metal canister, which sits near the computer. I had to connect a ground wire to it also, as the static was screwing up the computer!
    Forgive me for not going through all pages of the thread, were there pics or where did you source the shielding? Thanks

    nevermind... https://www.ebay.ca/itm/3M-Copper-Me...57cc%7Ciid%3A1

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    Quote Originally Posted by justCNCit View Post
    Forgive me for not going through all pages of the thread, were there pics or where did you source the shielding? Thanks

    nevermind... https://www.ebay.ca/itm/3M-Copper-Me...57cc%7Ciid%3A1

    Here is a quick demo of how to make a shield for your wires!
    It was easier than searching for the right picture & thread!

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