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Projects / Re: Slate Coasters
« Last post by ggallant571 on Today at 07:24:52 AM »
I have been able to sand the image off and reuse the coaster of test purposes. The original finish is much better. Wonder if it is wet sanded or polished. My stack of dead coasters is growing!!
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Engraving / Re: Upgraded Stepper Motor Driver (TMC2130's)....SO QUIET
« Last post by jhferguson on Today at 04:53:04 AM »
I believe you have to clip off some of the pins and solder the SPI jumper closed but I am waiting before I do that just to make sure.
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Engraving / Re: Upgraded Stepper Motor Driver (TMC2130's)....SO QUIET
« Last post by kibodwin on Today at 04:16:16 AM »
I was thinking of replacing the ones on my 3d printer with the TMC2130's...
anyone done this??
Maverick, you sound so happy with the change, was it just a straight swap or did you have to configure / setup the TMC2130's before they could work properly?
=)
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Projects / Re: Slate Coasters
« Last post by kibodwin on Today at 01:32:37 AM »
If you buy nice thick slate coasters you can sand any images off and start over, I found this to be very useful when engraving pictures as they are more complicated (sometimes you need to invert the black / white for the picture to look human!).
This way if you have a test piece of slate you can sand it and keep testing on the same piece of slate, I use a belt sander, careful of the dust produced!
Nice results, well done!
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Projects / Re: Slate Coasters
« Last post by Zax on September 23, 2018, 04:28:16 AM »
Welcome to the SEA* club. Those are excellent examples and sure to infect others.


* Slate Engravers Anonymous
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Projects / Re: Slate Coasters
« Last post by wveagle81 on September 22, 2018, 10:11:17 PM »

Here are two demo coasters I made for a charity event being held next month.
Once I decide on a final design, I'll make a couple of sets and put them in an
auction along with a medal hanger I'm engraving on a Basswood plank.  I'm
hoping they'll fetch a nice return for the charity.
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Projects / Re: Slate Coasters
« Last post by wveagle81 on September 22, 2018, 10:05:58 PM »

Here's a set of Star Wars based coasters I'm making for my lightsaber group.
I'm going to add ones with the group logos, but they're a little more difficult
and complex.  So nailing down the image is taking some time.
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Projects / Slate Coasters
« Last post by wveagle81 on September 22, 2018, 10:02:30 PM »

I caught the slate coaster bug bad, and I've actually got my first sale
already.  The owner of the card house where I deal poker has agreed
to buy coasters with the card house logo on them and sell them to
members.  Here is what I'll be selling.  I'm working on other coasters,
and I'll be posting pictures in this thread.

Thanks for infecting me with the bug y'all.  You've managed to eat up
all of my free time and money :-)
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General Discussion / Re: Manase2 or laser module failing after 3 months of use
« Last post by jc2046 on September 21, 2018, 12:40:00 PM »
Hi Zax,

When I power the module alone with 12V it start dimming itself after 3-4 seconds. I had read the voltages and is the driver which is failing.

Im ordering a new one here:
(link provided by someone at the eleklaser site, this is the official drivers in case someone needs one)

https://es.aliexpress.com/store/product/Extra-Fee-for-Customize-Added-Shipping-Cost/4265030_32925987410.html?spm=2114.12010615.8148356.23.655cb722eYQZr5

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Engraving / Re: Upgraded Stepper Motor Driver (TMC2130's)....SO QUIET
« Last post by jhferguson on September 21, 2018, 08:21:18 AM »
IanChia - Do you have the information for this upgrade posted somewhere? Where can I find the information to do this upgrade myself? Thanks in advance.
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