My buddy just moved into a new apartment and was forced to downsize his workspaces. As a result, he sold me his partially assembled Zenworks CNC for CHEAP. I immediately set out to get it up and running.
My goals for this device were twofold: to allow me to *see* the coolant circulating thru my Laser Cutter, and observe its temperature in real time.
As my first really practical laser cutting project, I created an acrylic enclosure for a voltage regulator.
The K40 lasers are legendary for their shoddy quality and unreliable components, but as far as I can tell, those might be issues of the past! I’ve been getting excellent results—here’s what’s it took to get there.
Long before Inventables sold an all-in-one controller/power supply for the X-Carve, I was busy making my own better version.
My bedroom had been lacking a proper coat rack, and the idea of using super cheap used screwdrivers as hanging pegs seemed compelling.
To stretch the legs of my new CNC mill, I endeavor to make a magnetized tool tray to hold the small tools associated with the X-Carve.
THE WARNING SIGNS DEFINING & REPRODUCING THE ISSUE RESOLUTION PART I. — REPLACE SPINDLE RESOLUTION PART II. — SEEK REFUND
The first of two X-Carve shipments arrived today! Ordered via Website: 6/17/15 Shipped from Chicago, IL: 7/6/15, 7/9/15 (19 days…