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Old March 19th, 2011 Mar 19, 2011 7:22:25 PM -   #61 (permalink)
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Now we need to cut up the extra parts to make the front and the sides. First out of the center of the two side parts you will need to get two pieces 12 ½” long. From the ends of the two side parts you will need to get 4 pieces 2 ½” long. The parts should be approximately 1 ¼” tall. Don’t worry about the PE slot as of yet. Cut the above parts and clean them up. Below is a photo of the final part we are building.

Sorry I did not take photos of the above cuts although I thought that I did! Getting OLD!
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Now we need to mark up and drill the small holes to attach the ends to. Start by holding the top end to the front and back of the platen, mark with your sharpie. Mark out four holes starting from each side. I went with 2” and 5” from each side. You must not put a screw where the PE Slot will be! Study the drawing! Drill your holes with a 5/64” drill bit. And counter sink the holes so they will be flush to the bottom of the platen when the screws are inserted.

Now hold your platen end in place and drill the holes into the top end. You can also use a clamp to hold it in place.
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Old March 19th, 2011 Mar 19, 2011 7:35:26 PM -   #63 (permalink)
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Sleepy now so will finish posting in the morning. Here is a photo of the finished platen for your enjoyment.
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Old March 20th, 2011 Mar 20, 2011 6:17:12 AM -   #64 (permalink)
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Good morning! Now it’s time to put the 4 side parts into place. I clamped them in and drilled from the front and back parts into the side parts. Make this hole high so you can take advantage of torque. Clean the part and then put the screw in. Don’t forget to countersink! Do all four parts this way them drill from the bottom and put the screws in. I slipped a razorblade into the gap to clean it out before I put the screws into place.
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Old March 20th, 2011 Mar 20, 2011 6:27:47 AM -   #65 (permalink)
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Now it time to set up the table saw. READ CAREFULLY set the fence at 3 ½” and the blade height at ¾”. You will have to remove your anti kick back so be real careful! Run your platen through the saw. My blade removed 1/16” so I moved the fence 1/16” closer to the blade and cut again. Repeat until you have a ½” PE slot. Don’t go below ½” as you will need lot of play here so the PE does not rub.
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How did you figure cut height and distance from side?
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Old March 20th, 2011 Mar 20, 2011 6:46:42 AM -   #67 (permalink)
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I looked at a lot of photos and the clue book. It seems to be a factor of where and how you mount the PE sensor. So I decided to assign a value and make the PE mount to match it. Everyone seems to do it a little different from what I can see. This was a question I had also.

BTW I had a hard time understanding why a slot and not just a hard trip on the bottom? Then it struck me you can put different jigs in the drawer and it will be custom every time! Freaking smart German!
 
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Clean up your slot and clean up the mess now. We are going to now mount the new platen into the frame. Place your new platen into the frame with the PE slot to the right. Line it up nice and square by taking a lot of measurements from the sides. Drill your first hole at the front right side and put a 10-24 1”machine screw into it. Make sure you keep it real clean with a vacuum as you don’t want any filings to get into the rails. Now push the platen into place take lots of measurements a drill the front left hole insert a screw. Keep it clean! Now again measure and drill the right back hole and insert a screw. Now drill the left rear hole and insert a screw. Your platen should now move freely! If it does not take the platen off and increase the whole size in the frame so you have some play and you can correct things when you tighten the nuts. Leave the nuts off for now as you will be removing the platen in the near future to install the mechanics.
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Good job....you should do your own manual since you have pictures.

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Clean up your slot and clean up the mess now. We are going to now mount the new platen into the frame. Place your new platen into the frame with the PE slot to the right. Line it up nice and square by taking a lot of measurements from the sides. Drill your first hole at the front right side and put a 10-24 1”machine screw into it. Make sure you keep it real clean with a vacuum as you don’t want any filings to get into the rails. Now push the platen into place take lots of measurements a drill the front left hole insert a screw. Keep it clean! Now again measure and drill the right back hole and insert a screw. Now drill the left rear hole and insert a screw. Your platen should now move freely! If it does not take the platen off and increase the whole size in the frame so you have some play and you can correct things when you tighten the nuts. Leave the nuts off for now as you will be removing the platen in the near future to install the mechanics.
 
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Again I want to stress that this is my first time and I am documenting it as my payment. So use what you see. If I find a problem I will document the fix. If you see a problem please tell me so I can correct it. Now off to find my R1900 printer sole mate!
 
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I will condense it all when I am finished and put it at the end as a download. Spider also asked if they could use our drawings in the clue book. Of course I said yes! Thus some of the info will be incorporated into the clue book.
 
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Did you start tearing your printer apart yet.?
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Nope that is next. I want to look at it and see exactly how it works and learn its steps. I think it is time to start adding in some video. Then i will disassemble one. I am not so fast although I do intend to keep up the documentation.

After I am successful I will build another with my use (art world) in mind.
 
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Nope that is next. I want to look at it and see exactly how it works and learn its steps. I think it is time to start adding in some video. Then i will disassemble one. I am not so fast although I do intend to keep up the documentation.

After I am successful I will build another with my use (art world) in mind.
I wish I had been that smart but I tore mine down 2 days before I even had the plywood. I'm a little worried about clogged heads but its only a 1400 so its a might cheaper for replacement if I need another for parts. In my defence, I had been waiting to do this since the first day makemygraphics started the "$150 DTG" thread so I figured I had waited long enough since I had enough information to do this within my budget.
 
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that parts list that you requested. It's the same as in clue book page 7.
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