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by skipmcdonald
Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: Skip's Shapeoko 2 #3181
Replies: 13
Views: 11613

Re: Skip's Shapeoko 2 #3181

Added 1/8in, 3/16in precision Think and Thinker Collet Kit. DEPG-0611-83KIT http://www.precisebits.com/products/equipment/dewalt_611_kits.asp?tsPT=!!!Dewalt_611!!!Kit!!!PG!!!#Tabs It lets me use the 1/8 in (and some dremel) endmills I already have in the DW611 spindle and has no appreciable runout. ...
by skipmcdonald
Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: Skip's Shapeoko 2 #3181
Replies: 13
Views: 11613

Re: Skip's Shapeoko 2 #3181

Upgraded Spindle: Dewalt 611 router, using scratch designed 3d printed bracket. I created and fit 3 different brackets, this is the one I settled on: https://db.tt/eAPwuaZS Used 3 M5 nyloc nuts and 3 M5 bolts here are links to the Openscad and stl files: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/30110380/...
by skipmcdonald
Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:37 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: All Aluminum bed with T-Slots
Replies: 7
Views: 7397

Re: All Aluminum bed with T-Slots

Yes,for larger and longer beds it gets a bit pricey but not unreasonable given the price of comparable machines. It fits the "precision by design" ShapeOko philosophy very well, and for my money it is worth it because cutting and drilling large spoil-boards may be beyond the ability of many hobby bu...
by skipmcdonald
Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:43 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: Skip's Shapeoko 2 #3181
Replies: 13
Views: 11613

Re: Skip's Shapeoko 2 #3181

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/301 ... ko%20b.JPG

picture of the new bed. the Leveling problems mentioned above are fixed as well now.
by skipmcdonald
Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:37 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: Skip's Shapeoko 2 #3181
Replies: 13
Views: 11613

Re: Skip's Shapeoko 2 #3181

Upgrading the bed to all Aluminum T-slot was a simple matter. I had a choice to make, 6mm slot or 8mm slots, since the extrusion has both one on one side and one on the other. After doing some measuring the best solution is with the 8mm slots up. That way one of the holes in the end of the extrusion...
by skipmcdonald
Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:32 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: All Aluminum bed with T-Slots
Replies: 7
Views: 7397

Re: All Aluminum bed with T-Slots

This extrusion works perfectly as a replacement of the wood spoil boards. One hole in each bracket lines up perfectly.

A small 4 hole plate fastens it in the middle. I'll put details in my build log soon.

http://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2381

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by skipmcdonald
Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:28 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: All Aluminum bed with T-Slots
Replies: 7
Views: 7397

All Aluminum bed with T-Slots

Edit: I did this and it worked even better than I expected. two extrusions, received precision cut to 500mm -- it made the bed and makerslide square to each other by tapping the extrusion and using an existing hole in the stock Shapeoko 2 bracket!! The bed was trivial to level as well and didn't nee...
by skipmcdonald
Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: Skip's Shapeoko 2 #3181
Replies: 13
Views: 11613

Re: Skip's Shapeoko 2 #3181

I am having a little problem with the bed being not quite level. Here are some images of a 45-degree v shaped bit 1/8 in carved game board in hobby plywood. near the origin (lower left) the v-bit took the right amount of material and left a nice space between the circles. https://db.tt/7DotsmqR Away...
by skipmcdonald
Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: Skip's Shapeoko 2 #3181
Replies: 13
Views: 11613

Re: Skip's Shapeoko 2 #3181

by skipmcdonald
Sun Dec 22, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: Skip's Shapeoko 2 #3181
Replies: 13
Views: 11613

Skip's Shapeoko 2 #3181

Shapeoko 2 #3181 The initial configuration is a standard mechanical kit assembled according to directions. In addition the following were added. Nema 17 stepper motors, 76 oz-in. High-torque 200 steps/revolution, single shaft with a flat Protoneer Arduino CNC Shield V3.0, 4 Stepstick 4988's Drimmel ...