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by wunderaa
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Shapeoko 3 Z-carriage mod and electronics enclosure update
Replies: 5
Views: 693

Re: Shapeoko 3 Z-carriage mod and electronics enclosure upda

That looks great. I love the industrial control components. Can you explain what they are all for? That Z axis mod looks like a great idea - I might have to implement it myself. Truth be told, this very similar in function to my previous box https://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=6662&h...
by wunderaa
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Shapeoko 3 Z-carriage mod and electronics enclosure update
Replies: 5
Views: 693

Re: Shapeoko 3 Z-carriage mod and electronics enclosure upda

Finally made some progress. control box is mostly finished and now moving onto finalizing carriage mechanicals and field wiring.
by wunderaa
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Shapeoko 3 Z-carriage mod and electronics enclosure update
Replies: 5
Views: 693

Shapeoko 3 Z-carriage mod and electronics enclosure update

It's been a little while since I've posted. I wanted to share a couple of updates I'm currently undertaking. - Z-Carriage Modification I've wanted to tackle this for a while. Basically this consists of removing the electronics from the X-beam and developing a rear plate that attaches to and stiffens...
by wunderaa
Sat Apr 30, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Y+ and X- cut clean, Y- and X+ are rough? SO3 HDPE
Replies: 5
Views: 550

Re: Y+ and X- cut clean, Y- and X+ are rough? SO3 HDPE

Just a couple of thoughts on this. First, make sure that your spindle is perpendicular to the table. There are a couple of good tutorials on this site for reference. Next, HDPE has a bit of give to it, so even on professionally milled pieces, you'll see mill marks that are about 0.001" ridges. Your ...
by wunderaa
Wed Apr 13, 2016 1:43 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: First Inlay
Replies: 14
Views: 2076

Re: First Inlay

looks awesome! Having done a ton of these now, I'll give my $0.02 of advice: use a 30-degree v-bit. This bit allows for steeper walls and a tight, consistent fit. You can do some really complex inlays with that. And the bits can be had for about $1/each. Again, great work! Can you provide a good so...
by wunderaa
Wed Apr 13, 2016 1:35 am
Forum: GRBL
Topic: Android app for sending Gcode!
Replies: 55
Views: 9917

Re: Android app for sending Gcode!

This. Is. Awesome.

Do want!
by wunderaa
Mon Apr 11, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: First Inlay
Replies: 14
Views: 2076

Re: First Inlay

looks awesome! Having done a ton of these now, I'll give my $0.02 of advice: use a 30-degree v-bit. This bit allows for steeper walls and a tight, consistent fit. You can do some really complex inlays with that. And the bits can be had for about $1/each. Again, great work!
by wunderaa
Tue Mar 29, 2016 3:27 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Z-axis not smooth, feels notched at a point.
Replies: 8
Views: 621

Re: Z-axis not smooth, feels notched at a point.

FWIW, I ran into the same issue a while back. I had over-tightened my v-wheels in an attempt to get rid of some z-plate flex. I left it like that over night and flat-spotted the wheels. I loosened them back up and it appeared the wheels sprang back a little, but even today I have a little thud. Not ...
by wunderaa
Mon Mar 21, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Aztec Glyphs
Replies: 59
Views: 8810

Re: Aztec Glyphs

First thought was the poor bottom cuts are from a combination of a change in grain pattern in the wood and not clearing chips properly from the bit (down cut). Personally, I prefer up-cut for this type of work. It will leave a clean bottom and the nibs that it leaves on the surface are typically eas...
by wunderaa
Tue Mar 08, 2016 3:55 am
Forum: GRBL
Topic: enable FeedHold ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1175

Re: enable FeedHold ?

That's strange. I don't recall there being any feed enable built into the grbl config. Defective board? I'm lost on this one.