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BuildLog Laser 2.x build

This week* i will be mostly putting together a buildlog.net 2.x laser

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This project was created on 03/05/2014

Description
For some reason I've decided to build another laser cutter. I have a 600mm x 900mm 90W that is destined to become a 150W , and an el cheapo ebay special that cuts all the things , regardless if you want it to or not, or at least it has a valiant try.

This is basically just going to be a work log as i go along with it, ordering parts and assembling it etc. etc. I may combine the upgrades of my existing 35W (claimed 40W but i can work a tape measure) and the 90W after the tube dies out.

*week as in whenever I get time this loris is of the slow variety, but you can read way ahead of me at the original version
http://www.buildlog.net/blog/2011/02/buildlog-net-2-x-laser/
and build from there too.

Now in the words of the immortal (Though i suppose immoral now) Rolf Harris Can you tell what it is yet?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_D-LmRNdQiQ
Details

A build of BuildLog.net's 12” x 20” x 4” working size 40W-ish Laser cutter, may vary from original. 

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Components
  • 45 × HBLFSN5 CAST CORNER BRACKET - Assembly Brackets Slot Width 6
  • 2 × HBLSS5 THIN BRACKET, 1 WIDE - Assembly Brackets Slot Width 6
  • 2 × HBLTS5 THIN CORNER BRACKET - Assembly Brackets Slot Width 6
  • 1 × HFS5-2020-160 EXTRUSION 2020 160MM LG. - ALUMINUM FRAME
  • 1 × HFS5-2020-230 EXTRUSION 2020 230MM LG. - ALUMINUM FRAME
  • 4 × HFS5-2020-310 EXTRUSION 2020 310MM LG. - ALUMINUM FRAME
  • 2 × HFS5-2020-370 EXTRUSION 2020 370MM LG. - ALUMINUM FRAME
  • 7 × HFS5-2020-560 EXTRUSION 2020 560MM LG. - ALUMINUM FRAME
  • 2 × HFS5-2020-580 EXTRUSION 2020 580MM LG. - ALUMINUM FRAME
  • 1 × HFS5-2020-728 EXTRUSION 2020 728MM LG. - ALUMINUM FRAME

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Project logs
  • Ordering parts from McMaster Carr

    5 months ago • 0 comments

    I choose to do the packs, since it is all useful bits and pieces and no matter how many of those darn pack of nuts, bolts screws, etc i buy from HF etc i never have the right ones.  These quantities are for individual part quantities, and not boxes. $293.50 before shipping and taxes, or about $69 if you buy in the actual part count. 

    1pack95475A572
    Zinc-Plated Steel Fully Threaded Stud, 1/4"-20 Thread, 8" Length, packs of 10
    Monday morning$13.04 pack13.04
    2

    pack

    95475A576
    Zinc-Plated Steel Fully Threaded Stud, 1/4"-20 Thread, 10" Length, packs of 5
    Monday morning8.26 pack8.26
    3

    pack

    98055A099
    Metric Spring Steel Shim - DIN 988, 1.0mm Thick, 5mm ID, 10mm OD, packs of 50
    Monday morning8.62 pack8.62
    4

    each

    6061K31
    Hardened Precision Steel Shaft, 1/4" Diameter, 12" Length
    Monday morning5.21 each5.21
    5

    each

    6061K415
    Hardened Precision Steel Shaft, 1/4" Diameter, 14" Length
    Monday morning6.16 each6.16
    6

    pack

    9600K22
    Push-in Grommet, 1/2" ID, 1" OD, 3/32" Thick for a 3/4" Diameter Panel Hole, packs of 50
    Monday morning9.54 pack9.54
    7

    4 each

    62805K31
    High-Cap Leveling Mount with Zinc-Plated Steel Stud, 10-24 x 1-1/2" Thread Length, 1-3/16" Base Diameter
    Monday morning1.98 each7.92
    8

    each

    1764K42
    Steel Angle Ring with 6 Holes, 4" Duct Diameter, 9/32" Hole
    Monday morning4.31 each4.31
    9

    pack

    91420A320
    Metric Flat Head Phillips Machine Screw, Zinc-Plated Steel, M5 Size, 10mm Length, .8mm Pitch, packs of 100
    Monday morning4.05 pack4.05
    10

    pack

    96659A101
    18-8 Stainless Steel Type A SAE Flat Washer, Number 4 Screw Size, 5/16" OD, .02"-.04" Thick, packs of 100
    Monday morning
    2.96 pack2.96
    11pack97416A115
    Black-Oxide Steel Type A SAE Flat Washer, Number 10 Screw Size, 1/2" OD, .03"-.07" Thick, packs of 100
    Monday morning3.82 pack3.82
    12

    pack

    90631A003
    Zinc-Plated Grade 2 Steel Nylon-Insert Hex Locknut, 2-56 Thread Size, 1/4" Width, 9/64" Height, packs of 100
    Monday morning3.45 pack3.45
    13

    pack

    90631A005
    Zinc-Plated Grade 2 Steel Nylon-Insert Hex Locknut, 4-40 Thread Size, 1/4" Width, 9/64" Height, packs of 100
    Monday morning2.55 packRead more »

  • parts ordered from misumi (and delivered)

    5 months ago • 0 comments

    A few days ago i ordered parts for part of the frame from misumi, they have a special going on where I could get $150 off the first order.

    The details of the discount are here, I accidentally used First150--Reddit, but that is not the right code, since they have it for a specific set of parts for a 3d Printer.

    "To receive the $150.00 Credit, companies must place their first order online using a Credit Card and include promotion code "First150--BuildLog" in the "Special Instructions" of the order. Offer is based only on the value of the goods purchased; freight and handling charges are excluded. The full value of the $150.00 credit must be used on the first order, no promotional credit balance will carried forward. Offer expires March 31, 2014. Available in US and Canada only."

    Details are here.

    http://www.buildlog.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2445&p=21864

    Sorry about the funky layout, i copied it off the order I made, you should double check with the Buildlog BOM, because if i did make any mistakes i won't know til i start assembling it.

    Line Item

    Name

    Part number

    Description

    Quantity

    Item Cost

    Total Cost

    --------------------------------------------------------------------

    1

    CAST CORNER BRACKET
    HBLFSN5
    Assembly Brackets Slot Width 6
    45
    0.75
    33.75
    --------------------------------------------------------------------
    2
    THIN BRACKET, 1 WIDE
    HBLSS5
    Assembly Brackets Slot Width 6
    2
    1.02
    2.04
    --------------------------------------------------------------------
    3
    THIN CORNER BRACKET
    HBLTS5
    Assembly Brackets Slot Width 6
    2
    1.10
    2.20
    --------------------------------------------------------------------
    4
    EXTRUSION 2020 160MM LG.
    HFS5-2020-160
    ALUMINUM FRAME
    1
    3.03
    3.03
    --------------------------------------------------------------------
    5
    EXTRUSION 2020 230MM LG.
    HFS5-2020-230
    ALUMINUM FRAME
    1
    3.03
    3.03
    --------------------------------------------------------------------
    6
    EXTRUSION 2020 310MM LG.
    HFS5-2020-310
    ALUMINUM FRAME
    4
    1.76
    7.04

    --------------------------------------------------------------------
    7
    EXTRUSION 2020 370MM LG.
    HFS5-2020-370
    ALUMINUM FRAME
    2
    2.10
    4.20
    --------------------------------------------------------------------
    8
    EXTRUSION 2020 440MM LG.
    HFS5-2020-440
    ALUMINUM FRAME
    2
    2.50
    5.00
    --------------------------------------------------------------------
    9
    EXTRUSION 2020 560MM LG.
    HFS5-2020-560
    ALUMINUM FRAME
    7
    3.19
    22.33
    --------------------------------------------------------------------
    10
    EXTRUSION 2020 580MM LG.
    HFS5-2020-580
    ALUMINUM FRAME
    2
    3.30
    6.60
    --------------------------------------------------------------------
    11
    EXTRUSION 2020 725MM LG.
    HFS5-2020-725
    ALUMINUM FRAME
    2
    4.13
    8.26
    --------------------------------------------------------------------
    12
    EXTRUSION 2020 728MM LG.
    HFS5-2020-728
    ALUMINUM FRAME
    1
    4.14
    4.14
    --------------------------------------------------------------------
    13
    EXTRUSION 2020 730MM LG.
    HFS5-2020-730
    ALUMINUM FRAME
    3
    4.16
    12.48
    --------------------------------------------------------------------
    14
    EXTRUSION 2020 90MM LG.
    HFS5-2020-90
    ALUMINUM FRAME
    1
    3.03
    3.03
    --------------------------------------------------------------------
    15
    EXTRUSION 2020 960MM LG.
    HFS5-2020-960
    ALUMINUM FRAME
    3
    5.47
    16.41
    --------------------------------------------------------------------
    16
    EXTRUSION 2040 960MM LG.
    HFS5-2040-960
    ALUMINUM FRAME
    2
    10.36
    20.72
    --------------------------------------------------------------------
    17
    HINGE - LEFT
    SHHPSL5-2
    Detachable Hinges
    1
    7.31
    7.31
    --------------------------------------------------------------------
    18
    HINGE - RIGHT
    SHHPSR5-2
    STAINLESS SLIP JOINT HINGES
    1
    7.31
    7.31

    03/03/2014
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    19
    M5 T-SLOT NUT
    HNKK5-5
    NUTS FOR ALUMINIUM FRAMES
    1
    19.32
    19.32
    --------------------------------------------------------------------
    20
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