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Re: Using T2Laser to engrave on Cylindrical Objects
« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2017, 09:02:46 PM »
I ordered an extra stepper motor yesterday and then I started gathering up the rest of the things I needed to make it work. Once I realized I had everything else I went ahead and robbed a stepper motor off of my y axis and went to work. I've had it going most of the day, the results are pretty impressive so far. I'm trying to engrave seamless patterns so I'm having to tweak my numbers a little to make them meet up right at the start/end, but it's coming together.  Thanks for all the help guys.







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Re: Using T2Laser to engrave on Cylindrical Objects
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2017, 09:04:53 PM »

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Re: Using T2Laser to engrave on Cylindrical Objects
« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2017, 09:06:17 PM »
Now that would make an awesome jackolantern design
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Re: Using T2Laser to engrave on Cylindrical Objects
« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2017, 09:44:06 PM »
That looks great! Awesome job

You get that on a pumpkin and you will be my hero
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Re: Using T2Laser to engrave on Cylindrical Objects
« Reply #19 on: October 17, 2017, 04:53:42 AM »
Well done, that looks great and your rotary axis seems to work perfectly.

Achieving a perfect pattern is going to be tricky (as I am sure you've already discovered) but with a design like that it should be possible to get "close enough". I tried it with the EggBot and geometric patterns, that didn't work!

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Re: Using T2Laser to engrave on Cylindrical Objects
« Reply #20 on: October 17, 2017, 06:34:10 AM »
Thanks. It's been a fun thing to play with. I'm wanting to do geometric patterns primarily so I'm gonna keep doing some test runs to see how accurate I can get it. I got it pretty close on this one.

https://youtu.be/16_joJIBpKs
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Re: Using T2Laser to engrave on Cylindrical Objects
« Reply #21 on: October 17, 2017, 06:43:17 AM »
well now, I know who I am taking lessons from.........
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Re: Using T2Laser to engrave on Cylindrical Objects
« Reply #22 on: October 17, 2017, 07:21:32 AM »
well now, I know who I am taking lessons from.........

I don't know about that! But thanks for the kind words.

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Re: Using T2Laser to engrave on Cylindrical Objects
« Reply #23 on: October 17, 2017, 09:32:39 AM »
Pretty close, that looks perfect! Well done.

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Re: Using T2Laser to engrave on Cylindrical Objects
« Reply #24 on: October 18, 2017, 08:28:07 AM »
Pretty close, that looks perfect! Well done.

Thanks! T2 does all the hard work for me!

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Re: Using T2Laser to engrave on Cylindrical Objects
« Reply #25 on: November 29, 2017, 02:06:51 PM »
Can some please explain where T2 has "rotary settings" the dont seem to be obvious.

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Re: Using T2Laser to engrave on Cylindrical Objects
« Reply #26 on: November 29, 2017, 02:21:53 PM »
It's not too hidden, but perhaps you were looking on the Design screen not the Laser Controller.

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« Reply #27 on: November 29, 2017, 04:19:31 PM »
WOW, Yes i was looking in the design area. I understand it now and i got it to work. now all i need it a good way to align the rotary.

Thanks Zax.

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Re: Using T2Laser to engrave on Cylindrical Objects
« Reply #28 on: November 29, 2017, 06:51:51 PM »
WOW, Yes i was looking in the design area. I understand it now and i got it to work. now all i need it a good way to align the rotary.

Thanks Zax.

What rotary are you using? The one I designed has lines on the screw hole mounts to give you some alignment.

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Re: Using T2Laser to engrave on Cylindrical Objects
« Reply #29 on: December 01, 2017, 06:46:44 AM »
HA found it! was digging last night and today and just kept missing this post.
Maybe I need to drink more...

Ok, can someone post a link(s) for doing this attachment?
like a cheap lathe head or the 3d printed stuff... I found a local guy that can print for the cost of the plastic...
I know someone sent me the link to thingverse but I sure cant find it now that I am ready.

thanks again gang.