Started assembly

Thank you looking up pen holders i found similar attachments.

It has power now, y homing is working (had to flip the motors. Z homing is working, only had to flip 1 as they went in opposite directions.

X homing/movement is conpletely wrong though. Just vibrates back and forth with out actually moving. Cut power moved it manually a bit and power back up and does the same thing in a different spot. Not quite sure what is wrong or how to fix this yet.

you have wiring issues. Either a connection is loose or the motor cable was pinned wrong. If you got your motors from Ryan that usually isn’t the case. I would check all your connections from the core back to the control board.

The whole kit was from Ryan*

And thank you, your response was very helpful. I took the cover off the controlboard double checked connections and tried moving it without the cover in place and it moved properly. I must have nudged it a little when i slid the cover in place after trying to get the y/z to move correctly.

Now to attempt squareing this thing as per the directions.

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Last night re-leveled it. Rotating the whole table around for the screen to be on the outside and pipe rail against the wall shifted a few things since I built the table in place. Started squaring, figured out how to restrict z movement to 80 instead of 200 etc.

Was out by about 12mm running the squareness test. I think my 1 stop block is forward more than the other. Didn’t get to do a followup test after adjusting the offset, hopfully I can get that far tonight.

One thing i’m finding is that the z-stop during homing right by the screen hasn’t be 100%. Double, tripple check that the cable was seated properly etc and out of like 6 attempts had it fail twice.

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Still having z-homing issues on occasion. Cutting power leaving it for a few minutes and trying again and it might do it properly.


So this appears to be what is happening to me what they touch on here. By homing the X & Y then centering the X carriage and then trying to home Z it is more likely to get the behavior I expect.

What is weird is that I can press the z-limit while it is still low and it will stop but it doesn’t work near the top and I can watch the LED flash on and off as I touch the switch even when it stops responding to the Z limit.

After cutting the strut plates and I go to install the plates I’ll try adding the resistors as mentioned.

Also I noticed that I’ll get the same behaviour on both sides if the X carrage is near either end.

Strut playes cut. Forgot to reset to 0 when i had it where i needed to start for the first one so it is offset from starting a second time.

First full cut was 6 hours since i mindlessly used the settings from the software setup. Low feed rate and 1mm cut depths.

Second one i increased the cut depth fiddled with some of the z-axis movement tab depth etc but didnt touch feed rates and it took a little under 2 hours.

Felt a little more confident with the 3rd one set full cut depth and bumped the feeed rate. Also added the slope in cut so it didnt pluge in at 90’ and increased the overlap for the keyhole cuts and had it down to under 30 minutes.

Now that i lubed the z-axis it drops pretty quick when i cut power. I’ll have to poke around for for posts talking about how to soften that.


Been a very long time since i last soldered something and it shows. Used to do it on a regular basis.

All the supports are installed now and gave it a little bit of mood lighting. Lighting is poor in this area and the extra light does actually help some.

I think all i have to do now is put the board back in and get the vacuum hose to sit in a way im comfortable with.


Had some time last night to mess with the vacuum hose and wiring to make sure i was happy with how everything moved back and forth along the gantry. Vacuum hose reliably goes into the holders, wires not getting tangled etc.

I did find one thing im not happy with though and it is how the hose droops over the edge and actually makes slight contact with the belt.

I thought of simply taking a brace and zip tieing in place but im wondering if this is a more common issue with a better solution that im overlooking

@azab2c has a part on Printables made for supporting that. At least one other community member also has an extended support part designed for that. I don’t have a link on me right now, but maybe one of them will chime in and post a link to theirs.

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I think this is the file that @DougJoseph is talking about.

Its on my to do list.


Also, the LED strips look pretty sweet. Not sure how much it will help see the work, but it does look cool as hell!!!

Yes, that’s one. Someone else has one like it, that’s even longer.

probably genetics. idk


i am always surfing printables and adding stuff to various collections. Not all of the files in this collections are LR3 sepcific but they are saved for me to reference later as possible idas. Feel free to check out the collection, or check it every so often for new things I have added to it.


Thank you for the responses as those printables look promising. I think I have the used ender 5 I picked up dialed in now so printing those actually look like an option.

I printed everything for mine on my Ender 5 :wink:

I did not trust using my modified Aquila (ender 3 clone) to make parts that holds a dangerous spinny thing so I bought the lowrider kit in its entirety instead of printing anything. But a ender 5 with microsiwss DD + hotend was too good of a value to pass up just a couple weeks ago. It needed some tuning but i’m getting better prints already than I ever did with the Aquila.

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That did the trick nothing is touching the belt now.

Have a surfacing bit now too, so ill surface the MDF tomorrow to get rid of the high spot and time to start getting this to do some work for me.