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by SlickShoez
Wed Jun 04, 2014 3:01 am
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Z axis skipping/going too deep.
Replies: 5
Views: 1771

Re: Z axis skipping/going too deep.

So check this out. I cleaned up my machine, checked pulleys, wheels, and also got a fan and pointed it directly at grbl board. After that I tried re running the job and the missed/added steps happen in what seems to be the same exact spot! Any ideas? I've attached pics below of the two jobs. I still...
by SlickShoez
Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:41 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: z axis randomly plunges too deep
Replies: 17
Views: 4147

Re: z axis randomly plunges too deep

1-5, not 1-1.5 I've gone over all that could be too loose or too tight. When it plunges too deep it does it smoothly, like it was supposed to and then continues to cut the pattern fine, just on a wrong level. For example when milling a planar level it does the first half fine, then the bit lifts up...
by SlickShoez
Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Z axis skipping/going too deep.
Replies: 5
Views: 1771

Z axis skipping/going too deep.

Hi there! Quick question for you all, On some jobs, my z axis seems to gradually get deeper and deeper as I run a job. X and Y stay on target, but my Z axis eventually drops so low by the end of the job it goes through the material and the job is ruined. Typically it only happens on really fine fini...
by SlickShoez
Sun May 04, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: Large Format Shapeoko
Replies: 9
Views: 3552

Re: Large Format Shapeoko

So I've been tinkering around with my 1800x1800 shapeoko. To probably no ones surprise but me I found out pretty quick that you can't have such a large format of a shapeoko without reinforcinig the X axis and midpspan supports(of some kind). I was finding with some tests if I tried to cut material t...
by SlickShoez
Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:23 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Working on a custom Shapeoko 2
Replies: 145
Views: 68258

Re: Working on a custom Shapeoko 2

As for joining the makerslides and extrusion together you can do it in two ways. One way is to drill through one makerslide and the extrusion while only putting in pre or post extrusion nuts on the second makerslide (on the side that will be against the extrusion). You can use 45mm button head cap ...
by SlickShoez
Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: 900x1800 Shapeoko reBuild - Old + New
Replies: 3
Views: 1919

Re: 900x1800 Shapeoko reBuild - Old + New

Looking good Kirk! Quick question for you. How important is the torsion box? I'm doing a large format shapeoko and this is my first cnc machine and I am learning a lot "the hard way". I'm in the process of reinforcing my X axis and I'm wondering if I should build a torsion box while my machine is to...
by SlickShoez
Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: Large Format Shapeoko
Replies: 9
Views: 3552

Re: Large Format Shapeoko

Updated original post with my latest and "greatest".I broke the collet :shock:
by SlickShoez
Wed Apr 09, 2014 3:57 am
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: will1384's Shapeoko 2
Replies: 77
Views: 49194

Re: will1384's Shapeoko 2

will1384 wrote: It leaves very little room to travel

So this is what I did

I did still move the carriage down like the blog post said, I moved it down to 2.5 inches above the table.


I've got the colt as well and was wondering about this! That makes a lot of sense, so I may do the same! Thanks!
by SlickShoez
Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:59 am
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: Large Format Shapeoko
Replies: 9
Views: 3552

Re: Large Format Shapeoko

##Spindle Carriage Assembly (PS20029) 6. Attach the Delrin Lead nut to the center of the plate using two 12mm M5 BHCS (**\#12**) --- be careful not to over-tighten the bolts --- they should be tightened after the plate is mounted onto the balance of the Z-axis ##Z-Axis Sub-Assembly (PS20030) If nec...
by SlickShoez
Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:11 am
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: Large Format Shapeoko
Replies: 9
Views: 3552

Large Format Shapeoko

Hi there Shapeoko Community, I've almost got my shapeoko all put together, all I have left is the working/wasteboard area and I thought I'd share. I've got to say that Z axis was the biggest pain in the @$$. When moving the Z axis I would get an unpleasant buzz and vibration. I think the instruction...