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Re: Using T2Laser to engrave on Cylindrical Objects
« Reply #30 on: December 01, 2017, 07:29:32 AM »
Would this be a good start? then get a 17 stepper and attach with some duct tape and gum?
https://www.harborfreight.com/2-inch-mini-lathe-chuck-with-mt-1-shank-65132.html

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Re: Using T2Laser to engrave on Cylindrical Objects
« Reply #31 on: December 01, 2017, 11:01:41 AM »
I love it. I'm gonna go look for one at hf tomorrow. The gum is a good idea
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Re: Using T2Laser to engrave on Cylindrical Objects
« Reply #32 on: December 01, 2017, 11:04:25 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.

Rotary Axis for Diode laser engraver with self centering chuck found on #Thingiverse https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2561227

Laser Engraver Rotary Axis found on #Thingiverse https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2626616
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Re: Using T2Laser to engrave on Cylindrical Objects
« Reply #33 on: December 01, 2017, 11:29:46 AM »
Thanks Nottingham!

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Re: Using T2Laser to engrave on Cylindrical Objects
« Reply #35 on: December 01, 2017, 04:06:22 PM »
Sorry Loki! I forgot one  :(
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Re: Using T2Laser to engrave on Cylindrical Objects
« Reply #36 on: December 01, 2017, 04:09:45 PM »
No worries toes. Yours and mine are practically the same.

Honestly, I just want to take danowarís Chuck and redesign my body a bit and make a remix
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Re: Using T2Laser to engrave on Cylindrical Objects
« Reply #37 on: December 01, 2017, 04:11:50 PM »
I started printing his but got distracted. I'm printing the drag chain for my x axis right now. It kept getting caught on the stepper motor and ruining engravings
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Re: Using T2Laser to engrave on Cylindrical Objects
« Reply #38 on: December 01, 2017, 06:54:23 PM »
I started printing his but got distracted. I'm printing the drag chain for my x axis right now. It kept getting caught on the stepper motor and ruining engravings

I was going to but could never get a decent connector that would allow the range of movement. I need a swivel for my x axis because the cables arenít long enough to hav the chain fold sideways
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Re: Using T2Laser to engrave on Cylindrical Objects
« Reply #39 on: December 02, 2017, 11:27:59 AM »
I just ordered the longest cable that eleksmakers website offers along with the drawing servo attachment.  Hopefully I wont need the longer cable cuz I dont want to wait for the package from china!  Finally got the drag chain printed... here goes nothing.
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Re: Using T2Laser to engrave on Cylindrical Objects
« Reply #40 on: December 02, 2017, 12:13:19 PM »
I used cat5 cable to extend my elekscables, didnít mind all the soldiering as it gave gave me practice.

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Re: Using T2Laser to engrave on Cylindrical Objects
« Reply #41 on: December 02, 2017, 12:37:38 PM »
I initially made something like this to use for my x cable but never got to finishing it
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Re: Using T2Laser to engrave on Cylindrical Objects
« Reply #42 on: December 02, 2017, 02:26:40 PM »
What is the procedure to prepare the glass for laser etching?
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Re: Using T2Laser to engrave on Cylindrical Objects
« Reply #43 on: December 02, 2017, 02:31:11 PM »
I spray paint it with black primer. let it dry then etch.  Then use loki's patented Goof Off paint remover to remove the paint. 
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Re: Using T2Laser to engrave on Cylindrical Objects
« Reply #44 on: December 02, 2017, 02:31:14 PM »
What kind of glass? Flat or cylindrical?

For flat, I have used paint and black paper underneath it. Not methods work well

I have used spray paint and acrylic paint on wine glasses and both paints work well. Acrylic is a LOT easier to get off than spray paint (warm water versus Goof Off)
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