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    I use those litle 4-way connectors for signal connections (limit switches, etc) - they are fiddly to wire, aren't they?

    For stepper connections, I personally use 4-way XLR latching connectors, which are a bit chunkier to handle! Not sure what other people use but XLR are readily available and not too expensive compared to some of the more exotic connector types.

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    A little more modern to boot. I just took another look at the spindle connector - it is actually a larger version of the 4-pin mike connector. Doesn't look too bad to solder to and seems a bit heftier.

    Decided to affix the spindle to my surface plate and check it out while I was messing with it. The inner contact surface of the spindle is nuts on - I get under a tenth of runout - very nice! The included collet, not so much. More than 2 thou (once the needle on my tenths indicator starts moving that much, I don't bother to get an exact measurement). Probably worrying too much for a primarily wood machine, but that collet goes in the trash. I'll order a Lyndex or Royal...

    This is getting fun!
    Wallace

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    First cut! The requisite circle :)



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    Still so much to do, but that is definitely encouraging!

    Regards,
    Wallace
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    Wally!
    Good work and well done :D

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    More test cuts. Doing calibration.



    Thanks,
    Wallace

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    Nice, looking good.

    Is that a Fusion tool path??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davek0974 View Post
    Nice, looking good.

    Is that a Fusion tool path??
    It is. I have to say, of all the hurdles so far Fusion 360 has been the biggest. But, I am finally starting to get the hang of it.

    Makes sense, I suppose. I have lots of experience with building stuff and electronics. But, CAD is new to me.

    Thanks,
    Wallace

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    Its a steep curve but once you get over the top, the fun really starts - there is great satisfaction in designing a part in 3D then converting to tool paths and watching your machine turn it out. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davek0974 View Post
    Its a steep curve but once you get over the top, the fun really starts - there is great satisfaction in designing a part in 3D then converting to tool paths and watching your machine turn it out. :)
    Yes it is!!! I made a dust shoe top! Getting ready to try the bottom here in a few.



    Thanks,
    Wallace

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