Actual machining content!

by Doc Nickel

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. happy.gif

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...

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And voila`! (Which I'm pretty sure is French for "hey, come check this sh*t out!" happy.gif )

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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?

Doc.



    
This message has been edited by DocsMachine on Feb 13, 2018 10:42 PM

Posted on Feb 13, 2018, 10:42 PM

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  1. In pc based watercooling get tube resevoirs with a Lang D5 or DDC pump built into one end. FireFrenzy, Feb 14, 2018
  2. Submersible pump. Antknot, Feb 14, 2018
    1. ... and a 5 gallon bucket?. J.Cook, Feb 14, 2018
    2. Water-cooling fluid. Irregular Logic, Feb 14, 2018
      1. Run some antifreeze for insurance. Bruce Bergman, Feb 14, 2018
  3. A trashcan and a fountain pump. James, Feb 14, 2018
    1. Probably a little overkill.... Doc Nickel, Feb 15, 2018
  4. Doc I have a small contained flood coolant pump.... B, Feb 14, 2018
    1. Yeah?. Doc Nickel, Feb 15, 2018
  5. Do it the old-fashioned way. DannyBeans, Feb 14, 2018
  6. Cooling considerations.. MephitMark, Feb 14, 2018
    1. Many good points.... Doc Nickel, Feb 15, 2018
      1. motor efficiency and cooling requirements (worked example). maker of toys, Feb 15, 2018
        1. Gak. . . equation error.. maker of toys, Feb 15, 2018
          1. aaaaaand the preview uses a different type face. ignore above. (n/t). maker of toys, Feb 15, 2018
            1. Heroic effort. Typeminer, Feb 15, 2018
        2. See, now THAT is a Tinker's Guild answer!. Doc Nickel, Feb 15, 2018
          1. Reservoir possibility. Josh A., Feb 15, 2018
          2. criticality of flow rates. maker of toys, Feb 15, 2018
            1. oh, and. . .. maker of toys, Feb 15, 2018
          3. Dust collection. Antknot, Feb 15, 2018
    2. Re: Cooling considerations.. Irregular Logic, Feb 15, 2018
      1. Cooling and fans.... beejay5169, Feb 15, 2018
    3. Thinking about this.... Renegade Azzy, Feb 17, 2018
  7. Pumps and stuff. Renegade Azzy, Feb 17, 2018

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