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Plywood Sphere Table
Would you mind sharing some photos?
Thanks! You are so right about the horizontal boring, and about the wonky table. I'm excited about my next Shopsmith hack that addresses this problem. Like you, I bought mine used, an early 80's Mark V. I really love it because I don't have a lot of space to work in, or the budget for so many dedicated tools.
You got rid of it?
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Pumpkin pie from scratch
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Drill Press/Drum Sanding Table
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Thanks for the feedback!
Band Saw Circle Cutting Jig
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Maybe you need to click the "Next" button to see the next step?
Getting the Angle Right wit...View Instructable »
Excellent use of what you have!
Thanks for some good questions! I have updated the instructions in an attempt to address them.
Good question! It's kind of random because the big holes were already in the piece of scrap, but I have put fasteners through them to clamp the base down.
Thanks for such encouraging feedback! Please post and share if you make one.
Thanks for the feedback! Please let me know if you make one.
I'm happy to judge the Workshop category. Thanks for asking!
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Color + Finishes
That's how I was going to try it initially, but it takes a bit more torque to drive the jackscrew than the smaller version does. The hand crank/bevel gear drive could be used to reduce the amount of torque needed, but it has a lot of backlash. Not that it couldn't work, this just seemed easier with what I had already. I have a couple of gas springs from my truck shell I started to use to balance the arm. If I get around to trying it, I will post what I learned. Thanks for the question!
Thanks for the feedback! I have simplified it quite a bit, still trying to convey the purpose.
Hi, I would appreciate any feedback on this one: http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Engraving-W...Thanks!
Solder Fume Extractor With Activated Carbon Filter
Upcycle Brushless DC Motors From Printers
Simple Engraving with a CNC...View Instructable »
Great! Please feel free to link to this instructable from your website.
I would love to see that! Please post when you do it. How are you planning to drive the jackscrew? Mine has a crank on the front that drives the screw through a pair of bevel gears, but it has quite a bit of backlash.
Homemade DIY 3D Printer Filament Extruder
Thanks! I still use the saw sometimes, so I'll keep the motor on mine.
Thanks! Please post if you build one!
The items I bought added up to US$172.
I used the A4988 StepStick Stepper Motor Drivers listed in step 2 to drive the stepper motors. You can use the "Amazon" links to buy any of the materials in the list that you don't have. I wired them up as shown in my cartoon schematic on step 6. I will add some more details about the parallel port pin designations.
Thank you for such encouraging words! I have three kids, so I don't have tons of free time. I've been working on it among other projects for a year or so an hour here, a Saturday morning there, etc.
Thanks! You are right, of course. I was having fun learning with what I had, but I have looked at some of the other options. I actually did some of my first motor tests with an MSP430 (with Energia, it's sort of like Arduino).
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