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by zamp
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: New SO3 Z-Axis
Replies: 15
Views: 2489

Re: New SO3 Z-Axis

I emailed the seller of this Z-axis assembler and let them know I'd modified it to install on a on SO3. The seller replied: We have a spacer kit for our Z axis when customers need to mount them on a SO3. It's 25$ for this kit, the kit consist of a spacer plate and some screws. I have no other detail...
by zamp
Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: New SO3 Z-Axis
Replies: 15
Views: 2489

Re: New SO3 Z-Axis

I finally cut a couple of jobs. Sorry it took so long, but I had to be at work last weekend while fiber optic cabling was relocated and reterminated. Also, I'd done so little work with CAD and CAM before and too long ago that it too a while for me to come back up to speed. Super brief summary: I'm v...
by zamp
Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: New SO3 Z-Axis
Replies: 15
Views: 2489

Re: New SO3 Z-Axis

This is the one I bought and have been writing about in this forum thread: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Z-AXIS-SLIDE-5-6-TRAVEL-BELT-COUPLED-CNC-ROUTER-3D-PRINTER-PLASMA-Xcarve/282219827576?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 The seller also has a web site with similar z-axis assem...
by zamp
Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: New SO3 Z-Axis
Replies: 15
Views: 2489

Re: New SO3 Z-Axis

I got the SO3 with its new eBay leadscrew z-axis assembly calibrated, but I've not had time to draw anything for a test cut. It may be a few more days before I get time to do a test cut. A change with this new z-axis is that the z-stepper has to turn a lot more to make the z-axis move. It now takes ...
by zamp
Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: New SO3 Z-Axis
Replies: 15
Views: 2489

Re: New SO3 Z-Axis

I also found that with springs and a Z limit switch, having the switch trip when Z was almost at the top allowed me to home OK even though the springs were no longer supporting the router at all (they were actually slightly compressed at the top of the Z travel), but as soon as the z started down it...
by zamp
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: New SO3 Z-Axis
Replies: 15
Views: 2489

Re: New SO3 Z-Axis

I've reworked the x-axis cable chain mount and reattached the cable chain, fabricated a new z-axis limit switch mount and mounted a new (different style) limit switch, and rerouted the cable for the z-axis limit switch. Tonight or this weekend I'll solder the cable to the z limit switch and calibrat...
by zamp
Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: New SO3 Z-Axis
Replies: 15
Views: 2489

Re: New SO3 Z-Axis

I went ahead and attached the router mount to the middle of the slider plate instead of the bottom, and then cut off the bottom. At the bottom of the z-axis you can see where I filed some channels to allow the router mount screw heads to pass by the bottom plate. WIth the router mount attached in th...
by zamp
Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: New SO3 Z-Axis
Replies: 15
Views: 2489

New SO3 Z-Axis

My Sunday afternoon project was taking one of these eBay z-axis assemblies... new z.jpg ...and replacing z-axis on my Shapeoko 3. I removed x-axis plate from my SO3 and removed everything related to the old z-axis. Because I wanted to minimize how much further out the new z-axis would stick out form...
by zamp
Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: Mini Spindles - Purchased
Topic: What about eBay spindles?
Replies: 7
Views: 1520

Re: What about eBay spindles?

There's also Christian (aka the guy who wrote EstlCam) who wrote up putting a water cooled 0.8Kw spindle on his Shapeoko 3. See http://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=7270 for Christian's writeup, including circuitry he needed to interface the VFD he purchased with the CarbideMotion cont...
by zamp
Sun Oct 02, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: S03 Fire
Replies: 12
Views: 1264

Re: S03 Fire

Since watching that video I've done some google searches that will make me hesitate before using a downcut bit to penetrate all the way through metallic work pieces. It turns out a lot of people have written about the danger and some others have also experienced fire as a result of similar operation...