It's not much, but geez, I've been spending so much time on the books lately I think I was forgetting how this stuff works.
Anyway, I really need to get my Shapeoko router up and ready to do some work, which means three things: A dust enclosure, a dust-collection system, and a new spindle.
I could have kept using the DeWalt router it came with, but those are loud, and usually die in flames in anywhere from 100 to 200 hours. I'd picked up a 1.5KW (2HP) high speed water-cooled spindle off of eBay, but as I mentioned not too long ago, I'd outsmarted myself- the 2HP version was too big and heavy for my machine.
I sold that off to another Guilder, and bought myself an 800KW/1HP version. I'd started on a set of mounting brackets a while back, and as I was trying to remind myself where the heck I was in the shop before being so rudely interrupted by this whole book thing, I found the half-machined blanks.
An hour or two of finish machining...
And voila`! (Which I'm pretty sure is French for "hey, come check this sh*t out!" )
They're pretty basic mounts but strong and functional. I'll need to undo/redo all the cables, as the router cord is firmly zip-tied into place, and then figure out something to do with the water-cooling hoses.
I'm now accepting recommendations on what sort of water pump to get, too. Anybody know if there's a one-piece reservoir type container with a pump built into the lid, or something, out there? That doesn't cost an arm and six of my eighteen toes?
This message has been edited by DocsMachine on Feb 13, 2018 10:42 PM