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by jrsteensen
Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: Kit is in
Replies: 27
Views: 3267

Re: Kit is in

typically when one creates shop drawings for parts, the note for finish is: "Paint all surfaces IAW XXXX, COLOR XXX, RED. Mask all holes, threads, and indicated surfaces....
by jrsteensen
Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:08 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Budget electronics that support Mach3?
Replies: 18
Views: 6075

Re: Budget electronics that support Mach3?

Forgot to mention, it also should allow for home and limit switches.
by jrsteensen
Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:50 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Budget electronics that support Mach3?
Replies: 18
Views: 6075

Budget electronics that support Mach3?

Well, my shapeoko expansion is coming along smartly in CAD. I think I am about to hit the point of no-return on it and start poking around to find a waterjetter to cut my parts. I have searched the forum, and found mention of individuals using Mach3. I am very familiar with the program, and have use...
by jrsteensen
Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Expanding the ShapeOko for light PCB milling and panels.
Replies: 14
Views: 4848

Re: Expanding the ShapeOko for light PCB milling and panels.

Definately a possibility...but the Maker Rails have grown on me in a big way. One question - how deep a tap can be done on the ends of the maker rails? it seems like the current screws thread engagement may be slightly anemic for the sort of torsion that will be applied to this frame? (I need to sou...
by jrsteensen
Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:36 am
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Expanding the ShapeOko for light PCB milling and panels.
Replies: 14
Views: 4848

Re: Expanding the ShapeOko for light PCB milling and panels.

Depth isn't particularly a concern for me. The thickest material I will cut is .75" plus max tool height. My materials list I desire to be able to cut and engrave is: FR-2 Copper Clad PCBs. .75" MDF. Up to half inch acrylic sheet. Up to .093 aluminum sheet. Once I attach a spoil board, I am getting ...
by jrsteensen
Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Expanding the ShapeOko for light PCB milling and panels.
Replies: 14
Views: 4848

Re: Full SolidWorks or STEP model?

Well, I think I fixed any runs with the Y-Axis, and the low side of the X axis. Now my only concerns are the X-span itself, and sideloading on the spindle head... Any ideas?

EDIT: Updated the title thread to be more reflective of actual topic. :D
by jrsteensen
Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Expanding the ShapeOko for light PCB milling and panels.
Replies: 14
Views: 4848

Re: Full SolidWorks or STEP model?

I found a step in the github, (v1i or somesuch), and mirrored the Y motor assembly, and extended the rail and the longitudinal braces to allow for a 36" x 24" bed. https://d2t1xqejof9utc.cloudfront.net/screenshots/pics/ea5c5cc3b97615094e15a453b8e987d3/large.png?1339476529 I do have some concerns abo...
by jrsteensen
Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Expanding the ShapeOko for light PCB milling and panels.
Replies: 14
Views: 4848

Expanding the ShapeOko for light PCB milling and panels.

Hello! My name is John, and I am a ShapeOko addict. I just found this machine a few days ago, and absolutely have fallen in love with it. The driving force behind me finding a desktop engraver is as a companion for my Mendel MAX 3d printer. I am building a full scale 1:1 F-16 Block 52 simulator in m...