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by apspurgeon
Wed May 22, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Cleaning bits
Replies: 1
Views: 108

Cleaning bits

HI all, I had a number of bits with blacken burn marks and hardened/baked on debris. They may be a bit blunted, but still have life but were marking the material I am milling with burn marks from the baked on debris. I decided to try putting some detergent / degreaser in an ultrasonic cleaner (like ...
by apspurgeon
Sun May 12, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: My setup and usig BCNC
Replies: 0
Views: 92

My setup and usig BCNC

Hi all It's been a while. I've been occupied with my laser cutter of recent months but came back to my ShapeOko3. I had a number of problems in the past, with Z Axis issues and trying to figure out BCNC with working positions. I've solved them now, and thought I's share a rambling video as I found i...
by apspurgeon
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: ShapeOko 3 - Homing - Touch plate and tweaks summary
Replies: 1
Views: 246

Re: ShapeOko 3 - Homing - Touch plate and tweaks summary

For anyone wanting details on the Y Stop or MDF sides I have put 2 links to share the files MDF Sides https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1eeBsy63G1WqOSIgv5xqnwhP8asjuNY55?usp=sharing End Stops and GRBL changes https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0Bz-KxXzikAWwZnpBUnpoWVpVcnM?usp=sharing Laser ...
by apspurgeon
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: ShapeOko 3 - Homing - Touch plate and tweaks summary
Replies: 1
Views: 246

ShapeOko 3 - Homing - Touch plate and tweaks summary

Hi All

A made a quick video of my tweaks/mods to the ShakeOko3, and how I do homing and using a touch plate using bCNC.
(forgot to talk about the laser addition - don't use it much now - I have a 100w laser cutter!).

https://youtu.be/W7U___HMDdM
by apspurgeon
Mon Oct 31, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Programming 2.4d Board
Replies: 2
Views: 628

Programming 2.4d Board

Hi all I have upgraded my early machine with a v2.4d board. I could find much (any) info on it and was having trouble uploading grbl, and new config.h. It wouldn't upload with either Arduino or XLoader and was getting an avrdude communication error. "avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not respond...
by apspurgeon
Mon May 02, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Y+ and X- cut clean, Y- and X+ are rough? SO3 HDPE
Replies: 5
Views: 520

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

Yeah that would explain it, the bit will bite and pull the Z plate forward (Y-) and cause a stepping in the cut. Other than making sure the v-wheels are tight, a number of us (me included) found the v-wheel where moving laterally on the bearing. e,g the plastic v-wheel will move front/back on the 2 ...
by apspurgeon
Sat Apr 30, 2016 4:44 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Y+ and X- cut clean, Y- and X+ are rough? SO3 HDPE
Replies: 5
Views: 520

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

A bit hard to see what is going on, I had Y- issues caused by the Z plate flexing (and Z bearings moving laterally)
by apspurgeon
Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: V-Wheel Washer Issues
Replies: 30
Views: 3612

Re: V-Wheel Washer Issues

Same here...mine is running very nicely indeed after replacing the washers on the bottom 2 wheels on Z axis.
by apspurgeon
Mon Mar 14, 2016 12:41 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: X,Y,Z Stops and mounting
Replies: 2
Views: 944

Re: X,Y,Z Stops and mounting

Final set up now - and it's awesome. I have limit switches with front, left, bottom as 0,0,0. And I have a X, Y homing 1st, so the Z touch plate can be permanently mounted on the waste board. I Just need to lift Z axis before homing to make sure it clears the material and issue $H. I'm very happy wi...
by apspurgeon
Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Documented my mods and tweaks
Replies: 19
Views: 2262

Re: Documented my mods and tweaks

I noticed that also, but you can get 10W solid state, but after some reading since I posted that link they are very overdriven and tend to have very short lives. For the price you'd be way better off getting a cheap CO2 cutter off ebay/aliexpress