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by Kyleitzen
Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:31 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How long does your CNC woodworking machine use?
Replies: 6
Views: 1284

Re: How long does your CNC woodworking machine use?

I've had my Shapeoko3 since March and a typical days use ranges from 6 hours to 24 hours during peak times. I make plastic engraved name plates for lockers. I have had next to no problems with my machine once it is setup correctly. I replace brushes in the router which is a consumable item and expec...
by Kyleitzen
Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:47 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Houston Texas SO3 For Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 1214

Houston Texas SO3 For Sale

Looking to sell my Shapeoko 3 CNC. Includes Homing Switches, Baltic Birch Wasteboard with threaded Inserts, and DeWalt router. I currently use this machine to make acrylic name tags for lockers seen here www.ItzenSigns.com. The machine is very accurate and I can demonstrate it running if seriously i...
by Kyleitzen
Sat Jun 04, 2016 1:22 am
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: new x-axis and z-axis plates -- updated instructions?
Replies: 10
Views: 2091

Re: new x-axis and z-axis plates -- updated instructions?

If they upgraded the Shapoko 3 with a new Z axis plate to reduce flex issues, and it is now currently shipping with machines. Are they going to swap out everyone that has the original design? Or is it going to be available for purchase for everyone that has already purchased a machine
by Kyleitzen
Wed May 11, 2016 3:13 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Workholding - Engravers mat
Replies: 4
Views: 889

Re: Workholding - Engravers mat

Melamine, definitely the way to go. Just swapped out my wasteboard this morning and it grips great.
by Kyleitzen
Sat May 07, 2016 4:16 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Workholding - Engravers mat
Replies: 4
Views: 889

Re: Workholding - Engravers mat

So far the mat is working very well. I purchased a 12-inch by 12-inch mat for $61 from Johnson Plastics. The 1/16" engraving plastic sticks to it amazing. It is easy to peel and reposition when necessary. It can withstand an upcut 1/8 inch End Mill profile cut on the edge that would normally peel th...
by Kyleitzen
Fri May 06, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Workholding - Engravers mat
Replies: 4
Views: 889

Workholding - Engravers mat

I've been struggling with workholding Current setup - vacuum table with double sided tape on ends however neither hold my 1/6" engraving plastic perfectly flat. When your only cutting .008" - .012" flatness matters alot I found this product. https://www.rowmark.com/seklema/seklema.asp Waiting on it ...
by Kyleitzen
Sat Apr 23, 2016 3:40 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Plastic Locker Nameplates
Replies: 7
Views: 2814

Re: Plastic Locker Nameplates

http://www.rowmark.com/distributor/europe/europe.asp
Here is a link to Rowmark's distrubution Europe page.
by Kyleitzen
Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: What do you wish you knew about when starting?
Replies: 5
Views: 952

Re: What do you wish you knew about when starting?

I've had my machine since February and I have only been up and running for about a month. I started doing lots of research, watching you tube videos, forums. My setup is SO3, V-Carve Desktop, Universal G-Code Sender. I highly recommend all 3. I downloaded the free trial of V-Carve in December and pr...
by Kyleitzen
Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:25 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Vacuum Table!
Replies: 20
Views: 14513

Re: Vacuum Table!

Here is some information on my Vacuum Table. Made from two layers of 1/2" Baltic Birch. 16"x17" overall dimensions. 12"x12" vacuum work surface. 1/4" grid pattern milled into the bottom. 1/4" diameter holes on one inch. Added 1/8" grid in between holes to increase clamping force. Cheap Home Depot Bu...
by Kyleitzen
Sat Apr 16, 2016 3:57 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Shapeoko use
Replies: 8
Views: 1151

Re: Shapeoko use

I am running a small business with my SO3 as employee of the month. I make personalized gear locker nameplates for fellow firefighters. Engraving station and department logos.

http://Www.ItzenSigns.com