Search found 9 matches

by JohnManly
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: CAM Help
Topic: Shapeoko 3 XXL stops mid job while cutting
Replies: 2
Views: 2291

Re: Shapeoko 3 XXL stops mid job while cutting

I had this behavior start happening with my relatively new machine. I set up a test to run the machine with/without the laptop plugged into AC power (to rule out AC noise/spikes). Also tested with/without the router running (to rule out router-generated EMI), and with/without the dust collector runn...
by JohnManly
Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: Router Power Cable Concern
Replies: 1
Views: 1645

Re: Router Power Cable Concern

Wow, nothing? OK.

I think I'll route the cord along the dust collector hose once I get that set up.
by JohnManly
Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: Router Power Cable Concern
Replies: 1
Views: 1645

Router Power Cable Concern

Hi all: First post as a newbie S3XXL owner, and a chronic over-thinker, so go easy on me. I just installed the router, and was a little disappointed in the management of the router power cable. I have the cable routed according to the instructions, using the three wire-tie chain to suspend it below ...
by JohnManly
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: vertical storage idea
Replies: 9
Views: 9642

Re: vertical storage idea

Now that you've had a couple of years to use it with the cart, have you had any issues? Specifically, I'm curious as to whether storing the unit on its side requires re-calibration when you go to use it again.
by JohnManly
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Material Depth Doesn't Agree With Cutter
Replies: 6
Views: 1363

Re: Material Depth Doesn't Agree With Cutter

In the US, at least, the days of plywood being as thick as its nominal dimension are long past. It's typically 1/32-1/16 inch thinner, and can vary from piece to piece. The home center "birch" plywood coming from the far east is the worst, and is rarely flat. About the only thing I've found that is ...
by JohnManly
Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: Need M5x40mm button-head cap screw
Replies: 6
Views: 1258

Re: Need M5x40mm button-head cap screw

For future reference, I like McMaster Carr for hardware, provided you can use their quantities: Here's a box of 25 for under $10: https://www.mcmaster.com/#button-head-cap-screws/=18w8h3w The best thing about them is that they nearly always ship that day for next day delivery. Hard to beat that. Bew...
by JohnManly
Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: Tapping holes for the drag chains
Replies: 6
Views: 1704

Re: Tapping holes for the drag chains

I realize the OP already solved this. But as info, a good rule of thumb for minimum threaded hole depth is three threads. So for an M3x0.5 screw, you would ideally want at least 1.5mm of wall thickness. In reality, for a steel screw threaded into aluminum, you'd want more if the connection was highl...
by JohnManly
Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Machining charts and spreadsheets
Replies: 4
Views: 894

Re: Machining charts and spreadsheets

Forgive my newbie question. But wouldn't DOC be dictated by spindle/router power? Just trying to learn. Thanks.
by JohnManly
Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Stock Purchase
Replies: 4
Views: 1291

Re: Stock Purchase

The above sources are good. I've found Woodcraft and Rockler to be quite expensive. But if you want a nice specimen wood, they might be the quickest way to get it. Do a search for hardwood dealers in your area. Most will let you pick out what you want and charge by the board foot (12" x 12" x 1"). T...