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by Gadgetman!
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: Build Log Shapeoko 2 #CHB01
Replies: 7
Views: 825

Re: Build Log Shapeoko 2 #CHB01

Safe? That's not much faster than what I cut through Aluminium with... You're getting pretty close to friction-burn territory with that. Take a scrap piece of material and run some zig-zag cuts on it, and look for distortions, then back down 20 - 25% on the speed from where you notice the distortion...
by Gadgetman!
Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: Build Log Shapeoko 2 #CHB01
Replies: 7
Views: 825

Re: Build Log Shapeoko 2 #CHB01

You can't just post a video of your machine cutting something.

We want feed speed, cutting depth, overlap, size and type of endmill, and how many flutes.

We want DETAILS!
by Gadgetman!
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: Build Log Shapeoko 2 #CHB01
Replies: 7
Views: 825

Re: Build Log Shapeoko 2 #7354

You can upload pictures of your machine here...

This is a custom machine, not from a kit?
Where does the #7354 come from?
by Gadgetman!
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Tramming/Facing issues
Replies: 2
Views: 356

Re: Tramming/Facing issues

I started by building a Torsion box to put my machine on. I kept it somewhat level while I built the machine... One Y-axis rail(lefthand side on mine) was considered 'master' and is what everything else is based on. It was adjusted to be just as high off the table at both ends, and even the middle b...
by Gadgetman!
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Is there a Shapeoko 4 in the works?
Replies: 13
Views: 5380

Re: Is there a Shapeoko 4 in the works?

My SO (started as a SO1) will get the ability to cut 48" one way on the next large rebuild... I already have the 1500mm Makerslides in storage. While I wouldn't mind the same capacity on the X-axis, too, but there's space constraints in effect(I like to be able to park my car in the garage...) and t...
by Gadgetman!
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: router choices
Replies: 8
Views: 1344

Re: router choices

The big reason why we use Delrin wheels is WEAR.
Now the wheels are the weakest part and will slowly wear down and need to be replaced.
But Steel or harder wheels will grind down the aluminium profiles they run on, and replacing them is far costlier and much more difficult.
by Gadgetman!
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: First Shapeoko3 run resulted in some cutting questions
Replies: 4
Views: 434

Re: First Shapeoko3 run resulted in some cutting questions

It's quite possible that the part was slipping, but... The wasteboard may be to blame for some, and any inaccuracies in setting up the machine will add to the issues. My SO is built on top of a torsion box table, and the wasteboard is a 22mm thick slab of Plywood bolted down on top of the table. Thi...
by Gadgetman!
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New member question.
Replies: 6
Views: 779

Re: New member question.

The X-carve is a decent machine, but it's not 'completely compatible with the ShapeOko 2' as their FAQ claims. The issue with the X-carve is their X-carriage design. It's a single piece of extruded aluminium. This makes it more rigid(Yayy!) which is good, but it also makes it much more difficult to ...
by Gadgetman!
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Ultimate dust collection
Replies: 4
Views: 756

Re: Ultimate dust collection

It's $3495 right now.
by Gadgetman!
Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: bit size issue.
Replies: 2
Views: 250

Re: bit size issue.

Measuring bits can be a pain and it's easy to get it slightly wrong.
I prefer to make a test cut on a scrap piece, and measure the width of the cut.