6/21/2021 0 Comments
65mm Router and 80mm Spindle Light
Want to build your own?
Here I will walk you through the steps of making your own router or spindle light. Below you will find links to tools and products I use to make these lights a reality.
First get all your tools and materials laid out for ease of access so that when you are trying to hold the cable sleeve while reaching for the lighter stuff does not go everywhere.
Second Your cord length does not have to be exact but you definitely want to have around 10" in total. Your transformer plug should come with around 5 feet so measure your wire out around 5 feet as well.
Third you will prepare your light and take off the hard plastic that covers the actual led round light strip. Also take off the foam adhesive on the back of the light strip. You will also want to unplug the wire at the white connectors. This will allow more movement while soldering.
Next strip your wires and slip on the 1/4" heat shrink over both wires than 1/8" heat shrink on to each individual wire and using the helping hands solder the wire together than slip the 1/8" heat shrink over each wire and use the lighter to shrink it. Than slip the 1/4" heat shrink over both 1/8" joints and repeat the process with the lighter.
Next slid the braided cable cover on your wires than slide the heat shrink over the braided cable cover. You will use the heat shrink to keep the braided cable cover in place. This will give it that professional look!
You will repeat this process just remember you will need to think ahead as to when to add the braided cable cover and the heat shrink.
Your last solder will be soldering your wires to the transformer plug after you snip the end off of the transformer plug to expose the bare wires. What I have found is some of the plugs do not have colored wires so you will have to do some trial and error to make sure your positives and negatives match up.
Hook this bad boy up to your Onefinity and plug it in to your clapper and viola you are done!!
I was already super happy with the Ortur Master 1 and Master2 so I made the plunge and I have not looked back. When I got the camera my next task was to create a mount so that I could actually use the camera and keep the machine mobile. Once it was created I had to calibrate the camera using the Lightburn software you can use the video below
9/10/2020 0 Comments
Ortur Master 1
One of the hardest things to do is line up your project when you have an odd shaped piece of material that you are trying to engrave on. I solved that problem by creating a lightburn camera mount for the Ortur Version 1. Some ask why do I need a camera?
The Camera allows you to see your work space and where that odd shaped piece of wood is within the work space. Therefore you can superimpose your image design over top of what the camera is seeing. So when you hit fire on your laser you know that your design will be in the perfect spot on your material.
8/30/2020 1 Comment
Onefinity Touch Probe Holder
For installation instructions watch the YouTube video:
Onefinity Router cable Vacuum Hose Boom.
This is a Vacuum Hose Boom to help support your Router Cable and Vacuum house while using your Suckit Dust Boot. No more hanging your hose or router cable from a bungee cord or rope! Below is a YouTube video to help answer your questions! Let me know if you have any additional questions as well.
3 1”7/8, 2.5" or Fein clips are an add on. Some customers prefer not have a designated vacuum hose for their cnc or have additional lines for their spindle. These clips allow you to easily take your vacuum hose on to your next project and support your 3/8” waterlines for your spindle!!
8/29/2020 2 Comments
Welcome to RowdyRoman.com
Hey guys! Welcome to Rowdy Roman. I started out as a firefighter and medical responder within our small community of Judsonia Arkansas. Through working house fires I would occasional see a need for certain tools. Through a developed friendship with Myers Woodshop I started having fun 3d printers, xcarve cnc, Shapeoko cnc, and the Onefinity cnc. With these new tools I was only limited by my imagination. I immediately started designing custom door chocks for local firefighters and friends. After the love started pouring in that is when I started my Etsy Shop.
As my shop grew I started designing more items for the hobby cnc world as well. Cnc machines such as the xcarve, shapeoko, and the Onefinity are huge hobby cnc companies. It was through developing relationships with Onefinity that has allowed my little business grow bigger and faster then imagined.
Although I am having a blast printing and designing my "real" job is as a school counselor where I help students socially, emotionally, and prepare for their bright futures. It is here where I also have a 3d printer in my office. I can introduce the students to 3d printing using the creality ender 3 and the anycubic chiron as well as the artillery sidewinder x1 and the best of the best the Prusa. The students love the fidget toys i print for them, which helps them focus on the task at hand while in school. It has been a great tool to break the ice with students who are more shy.
I do not know where this road is going to take me but it has been an awesome ride
All 3d Printing CNC Laser Projects Welcome