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by typomaniac
Fri Oct 02, 2015 11:51 am
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Squaring z-Axis?
Replies: 1
Views: 1263

Squaring z-Axis?

Hey all, i just rebuilt my shapeoko (bigger!) and wanted to pay much more attention to squaring than before. This applies especially for the z-axis. I used a square to check the slides squareness in y-direction and recognized that it is not square at all. How do i adjust this? Is this a matter of th...
by typomaniac
Sun Sep 27, 2015 8:55 am
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: Dual X Makerslide > how can i compensate imprecise cut?
Replies: 1
Views: 313

Dual X Makerslide > how can i compensate imprecise cut?

Hey, i am just in the process of resizing my eshapeoko with a dual-x axis. The 2 makerslides are bolt together and i can see that they were not cut with high precision. There is a slight angle which results in the rear maker slide being a mm short on the top compared to the bottom. Same goes for the...
by typomaniac
Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:55 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How many watt do i really need (spindle choice)
Replies: 6
Views: 2683

Re: How many watt do i really need (spindle choice)

hmm. Still very difficult. 600 W sounds like a good idea but without control almost useless. Did anyone ever push its quiet cut 300 to the limits in order to find out what it is capable of? It would be really useful to know what the spindle can do. At the moment i would go for the kress because of t...
by typomaniac
Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:20 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How many watt do i really need (spindle choice)
Replies: 6
Views: 2683

Re: How many watt do i really need (spindle choice)

Hey, sorry for getting back so late. Thank you very much for your opinion. I really would appreciate more feedback from owners of the dc spindles. From what i can read so far 300 w is not enough for me. I cut a lot beech wood with a 1/4 end mill and 800 mm/min with 1.5 mm cuts. Thats way more than G...
by typomaniac
Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How many watt do i really need (spindle choice)
Replies: 6
Views: 2683

How many watt do i really need (spindle choice)

Hey all, i am currently running a 1,5 kw chinese spindle (watercooled) which turned out to be to heavy for the machine. Therefore i am thinking about a downgrade but i am totally uncertain what to do. I love the quietness of this spindle compared to other solutions but i am not sure if something lik...
by typomaniac
Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Are Openbuilds V-Wheels identical to the makerslide wheels?
Replies: 3
Views: 1284

Re: Are Openbuilds V-Wheels identical to the makerslide whee

awesome! Thank you so much! Maybe one more question: Do i really need the precision spacers or would it be enough if i take my box of spacers and take the spacers which are 1.00 mm thick?

thanks a lot,

tm!
by typomaniac
Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Are Openbuilds V-Wheels identical to the makerslide wheels?
Replies: 3
Views: 1284

Are Openbuilds V-Wheels identical to the makerslide wheels?

Hey all, i currently purchased several openbuilds v-wheels as a replacement part for some worn out original makerslide v-wheels on my shapeoko. After ordering somebody told me that they weren't compatible/identical. Is this right? Does anyone have information regarding them fitting on the makerslide...
by typomaniac
Mon Feb 16, 2015 5:34 am
Forum: Mini Spindles - Purchased
Topic: Chinese spindle (the 2nd best thing I've done for my Shapeok
Replies: 27
Views: 31581

Re: Chinese spindle (the 2nd best thing I've done for my Sha

Hey forgottenCNC, are you still happy with your chinese spindle? I also put one 1,5 kw water cooled spindle on my shapoko about 1,5 years ago but i never made the x-axis tight with that weight. My spindle can flex a lot because i cannot tighten the v-wheels which are next to the spindle enough. What...
by typomaniac
Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:26 am
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Dual X-Axis > Flex with heavy spindle. Solutions?
Replies: 4
Views: 690

Dual X-Axis > Flex with heavy spindle. Solutions?

Hey : ) i have been using my shapeoko for a while but i have been problems with accuracy all the time which may be a result of my heavy spindle. I use a 1.5 kw china spindle which puts a lot of weight on the x-axis. Therefore i use the dual x-option. If i lift the spindle manually (by pulling the sp...
by typomaniac
Tue Jan 13, 2015 7:22 am
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Squaring Machine > Are there videos/pictures/drawings?
Replies: 2
Views: 530

Squaring Machine > Are there videos/pictures/drawings?

Hey : ) i have been using my shapeoko for almost 2 years now but i have to admit that i never paid really attention to squaring the machine. Currently i am resizing it and therefore want to do it right. I have to admit that i am not really sure if i understood all the squaring threads. Is there anyb...