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by HDVideo
Fri Apr 01, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Private message
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Re: Private message

Reply sent.
by HDVideo
Fri Apr 01, 2016 1:20 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: My new Shapeoko 3 is it just me?
Replies: 46
Views: 3427

Re: My new Shapeoko 3 is it just me?

I haven't looked at your G-Code because I'm not all that good with it anyway, but understand that there are two processes going on when you design and prepare a part for cutting on the mill/router. 1. CAD - Design the part in your CAD software. 2. CAM - Describe the tool or tools you want to use, yo...
by HDVideo
Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:27 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: My new Shapeoko 3 is it just me?
Replies: 46
Views: 3427

Re: My new Shapeoko 3 is it just me?

Are you generating tool paths and G-code in Gearotic or using some other CAM application for that? If another app, what is it? Are you selecting the correct post processor when generating G-Code? If you are not selecting Grbl as the Post Processor, you may be generating G-code that is incompatible w...
by HDVideo
Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Z-axis not smooth, feels notched at a point.
Replies: 8
Views: 619

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

You might also want to check your Z-Rails to make sure they are parallel to each other and perpendicular to the X-Axis. From your description it sounds like the rails could be closer together at the top than at the bottom. Just a thought.
by HDVideo
Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: What are folks using for aluminum S3 wasteboards?
Replies: 2
Views: 747

Re: What are folks using for aluminum S3 wasteboards?

A cheaper alternative to replacing the MDF waste board might be to add some support underneath. In this example I used 2" x .5"thick aluminum strips.

Just a thought.

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by HDVideo
Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Stiffness of the spindle carriage plate
Replies: 81
Views: 15357

Re: Stiffness of the spindle carriage plate

Attached are both left and right side supports in STEP format. Hope that helps.

Be sure to check dimensions against your machine before milling as these dimensions were taken from the SO3 model on the wiki.
by HDVideo
Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New XL/XXL Spindle Plate
Replies: 3
Views: 532

Re: New XL/XXL Spindle Plate

There were two potential problems discussed with the original design. First, flex in the plate, which should be much less with the flanges. The other problem was the fact that the router mount is not thick enough to accommodate more than one row of mounting bolts, possibly allowing the mount to flex...
by HDVideo
Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New XL/XXL Spindle Plate
Replies: 3
Views: 532

New XL/XXL Spindle Plate

I've been studying the drawings provided for the two expanded SO3 models, trying to figure out what has been done with the new spindle plate. It appears that the spindle mount has been moved to just above the lower v-wheel mounting holes with the portion of the spindle plate below the lower v-wheels...
by HDVideo
Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Expansion packs announced
Replies: 71
Views: 5334

Re: Expansion packs announced

I guess my confusion of the chosen sizes stems from the Wiki statement (I think it's still there), that sizes up to 5'x10' should be possible, I assume that was based on testing of the extrusion. So 33x33 seemed an odd choice given the stated capabilities of the parts and the fact that 48x48 was by ...
by HDVideo
Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Expansion packs announced
Replies: 71
Views: 5334

Re: Expansion packs announced

Here's a quick and dirty comparison in size between the SO3 and SO3-XXL sitting on a 49"x65" table. There are several problems with the XXL drawing, just a quick stretch of the original SO3.