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by JohnStack
Thu Jun 05, 2014 12:06 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Installing cork stepper dampers
Replies: 22
Views: 6199

Re: Installing cork stepper dampers

I bought cork dampers and used small rubber and flat washers. Honestly I didn't notice much of a difference. There is less vibration though.

For what it's worth, on another I built overseas, we had some folks make rubber gaskets out of tires. Those seemed to be a little bit more quiet.
by JohnStack
Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:44 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: New Max V2 build with Magnetic ball mod.
Replies: 9
Views: 2287

Re: New Max V2 build with Magnetic ball mod.

bdjohns1 wrote:
It's not a breakthrough improvement, but I think it was worth the exercise.


That's a maker response if I've ever seen one. Huzzah!
by JohnStack
Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:58 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Build surface...which one?
Replies: 18
Views: 6073

Re: Build surface...which one?

I've tried PEI and BuildTak. See the PEI thread for my comments. I won't use it. True enough, it is wonderful for PLA but it can stick too much for ABS. Same with PEI I think. As John Oly recommends, I am going to try simple Window Tint. It's cheap. I like the idea of having a surface that's removab...
by JohnStack
Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:53 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Unsolved Mystery. Weird Z0 behavior around build perimeter.
Replies: 500
Views: 99712

Re: Unsolved Mystery. Weird Z0 behavior around build perimet

626Pilot, of course; however, a two minute check is worth trying the reflash.
by JohnStack
Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:07 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX Official Docs
Topic: What Rostock MAX upgrades do you want to see in the manual?
Replies: 25
Views: 8127

Re: What Rostock MAX upgrades do you want to see in the manu

Parts listings and sources for screws, nuts, bolts, etc.
by JohnStack
Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Unsolved Mystery. Weird Z0 behavior around build perimeter.
Replies: 500
Views: 99712

Re: Unsolved Mystery. Weird Z0 behavior around build perimet

I think it is something more basic. If I missed it, have you considered reflashing your EEProm with some base settings? There is a small script in the IDE that will allow you to reset the firmware back to it's base 2560 settings. Use it. Then reload a fresh config. It doesn't make sense that you're ...
by JohnStack
Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:21 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: 3d printing is bad for your health?
Replies: 17
Views: 4221

Re: 3d printing is bad for your health?

But it was done in Canada! :ugeek:
by JohnStack
Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: I made a vid for a quick refresher in calibrating the Max
Replies: 13
Views: 2534

Re: I made a vid for a quick refresher in calibrating the Ma

Nicely done. It's a great reminder - one of those "Oh yeah" things.... love it!
by JohnStack
Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:25 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: A list of 5 ways to move the 3D printing industry forward
Replies: 11
Views: 2273

Re: A list of 5 ways to move the 3D printing industry forwar

It's very cool. Enough to make a living from it? Or is it sitting in the hobbyist column?
by JohnStack
Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:22 am
Forum: FAIL HAPPENS ! ! !
Topic: Adventures in Printing 2 - "Whoa, that doesnt look like ABS"
Replies: 17
Views: 2953

Re: Adventures in Printing 2 - "Whoa, that doesnt look like

Speaking of not soldering, where do you find those crimps that SeeMeCNC puts on their assembled hot ends?
by JohnStack
Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: Rostock MAX
Topic: E3D Release New Version 6 of HotEnd.
Replies: 55
Views: 16620

Re: E3D Release New Version 6 of HotEnd.

So I'm wondering, but is there any advantages to the V6 over the V5 for printing ABS? It seems everyone has been talking about the changes improving the ability to print PLA, however I never print PLA and never intend to so PLA printing ability isn't of any real concern to me, and with the V6's out...
by JohnStack
Thu May 29, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Creeking magnetic ball rods
Replies: 16
Views: 2468

Re: Creeking magnetic ball rods

Geesh, if that was the only problem I had...LOL

Really though - that would drive me nuts too.
by JohnStack
Thu May 29, 2014 10:55 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: I is a hopeless case
Replies: 6
Views: 1194

Re: I is a hopeless case

I would sell it if you can't devote the time. Orions print right out of the box - you might have to update the software sometime in the future; however, it would reduce your time investment.

You can probably get $800 for your open box version.
by JohnStack
Thu May 29, 2014 9:50 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: I love the Rostock Max so much, I now sell them :)
Replies: 11
Views: 1993

Re: I love the Rostock Max so much, I now sell them :)

Change your tagline to include the link! Personally, I'm happy that others are selling the machine. You've got a mostly green field in AU - so good on you! I'm also happy that you're making a contribution to the forum - as well as selling something (instead of, errr.....others.) The site's great. Wo...
by JohnStack
Thu May 29, 2014 9:44 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: A list of 5 ways to move the 3D printing industry forward
Replies: 11
Views: 2273

Re: A list of 5 ways to move the 3D printing industry forwar

DavidF wrote:They come out great, I have really refined the lost pla process and have been casting some awesome stuff.
As for Darths lawyers, they are far more busy trying to concur the universe than worrying about a give away.


I remember seeing that from you somewhere. Are many others doing it?
by JohnStack
Wed May 28, 2014 6:57 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: A list of 5 ways to move the 3D printing industry forward
Replies: 11
Views: 2273

Re: A list of 5 ways to move the 3D printing industry forwar

DavidF, How did those Yoda heads turn out and did Darth's lawyers show up at your door for casting likenesses?
by JohnStack
Wed May 28, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Hot end is full of melted ABS (not the nozzle)
Replies: 22
Views: 3266

Re: Hot end is full of ABS filament

Polygonhell wrote:I wouldn't bet it's safe to leave PEEK in acetone for a long period, PLA contains no styrene and isn't disolved by acetone, but it is damaged by it.


Oh crap, I missed that. Yes, don't soak the Peek in acetone!
by JohnStack
Wed May 28, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: A list of 5 ways to move the 3D printing industry forward
Replies: 11
Views: 2273

Re: A list of 5 ways to move the 3D printing industry forwar

My personal suggestion is that you buy a Rostock and contribute as a member to this forum. Every post you have made (5, so far) is to sell filament. Having a drawing is great, posting your projections about the industry is great - but this is actually a forum. People come here for help and to share ...
by JohnStack
Wed May 28, 2014 1:30 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Opinion on something that might ultimately help this forum.
Replies: 28
Views: 3855

Re: Opinion on something that might ultimately help this for

So here is the debate statement and question: FAQs are expert posts. In other words, they are the correct way to do something - mostly likely asked over and over again. To summarize: Forums are made up by community members who post. Wikis are generally crowdsourced as well. Moderators moderate. FAQ...
by JohnStack
Wed May 28, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX
Topic: E3D Release New Version 6 of HotEnd.
Replies: 55
Views: 16620

Re: E3D Release New Version 6 of HotEnd.

Hot ends are the new IT.

I'm going to put my old ones into the same pile as my Sony walkman, angel flights, and Donny and Marie albums.
by JohnStack
Tue May 27, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Opinion on something that might ultimately help this forum.
Replies: 28
Views: 3855

Re: Opinion on something that might ultimately help this for

@Eaglesoar, I do take a few off but probably not many. I work on things I love; therefore, I love to work!
by JohnStack
Tue May 27, 2014 10:54 am
Forum: New Member introduction
Topic: It took over 20 hours but its built!
Replies: 12
Views: 1762

Re: It took over 20 hours but its built!

Spent over 20 hours building...

Back in the day, it took....and that was with below zero temps and walking to the shop in four foot of snow.
by JohnStack
Tue May 27, 2014 10:32 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: PEEK Tube.
Replies: 11
Views: 2168

Re: PEEK Tube.

If you have a standard heater block like the E3D and make it screw into a ceramic head piece that's a 1" cylinder with a 1.75mm hole down the center, wouldn't that solve the world's ills? Seems to me, all you would have to worry about is how brittle the ceramic is.
by JohnStack
Tue May 27, 2014 10:26 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Opinion on something that might ultimately help this forum.
Replies: 28
Views: 3855

Re: Opinion on something that might ultimately help this for

Thanks all! Lots of good suggestions! I also registered PopFaq... I'm so surprised that such a short domain name is available. Someone suggested Faqattack - which would have bene fun as well. Dev has started. Over the weekend, I built a Chrome Extension similar to what Evernote does. I handed requir...
by JohnStack
Tue May 27, 2014 10:17 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Can someone explain SeeMeCNC, Tricklaser and RotoMaak
Replies: 5
Views: 1139

Re: Can someone explain SeeMeCNC, Tricklaser and RotoMaak

My take is that they're an evil alliance set on destroying our predefined notions about making as it pertains to 3D printing and replication. What makes them unique is their access to other makers and maker resources. Who knew that being centered around the epicenter of the RV industry would have su...

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