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by heathenx
Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: S3 Electronics Enclosure
Replies: 15
Views: 3766

Re: S3 Electronics Enclosure

@Fablicator

I need one of those! Pretty please post your STL...(actually, wouldn't mind a step file too) :)
by heathenx
Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:06 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Installing threaded inserts
Replies: 4
Views: 944

Installing threaded inserts

Cripes! I've been installing these upside down.

https://youtu.be/tIhEqoKE8Dc
by heathenx
Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:03 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Another Dial Indicator Bracket
Replies: 10
Views: 4713

Re: Another Dial Indicator Bracket

No, I do not mill with the dial indicator installed.
by heathenx
Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Another Dial Indicator Bracket
Replies: 10
Views: 4713

Re: Another Dial Indicator Bracket

Attached is some CAD data if anyone is interested (step and stl). I actually used a 3D printed version for a bit. It works just as well but cutting one out in 1/2" thick aluminum on the Shapeoko is sexier looking. Matches the mount anyway. Prototyped one out of wood too. Wooden one will work but you...
by heathenx
Wed Sep 09, 2015 5:11 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Another Dial Indicator Bracket
Replies: 10
Views: 4713

Another Dial Indicator Bracket

Seemed like a good spot for a dial indicator bracket. So far so good.
by heathenx
Tue Sep 08, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Beginer Machining Questions with Shapeoko3
Replies: 11
Views: 1601

Re: Beginer Machining Questions with Shapeoko3

I would rather use some decent wax than wood for testing this design, though. (Wax is much more forgiving of the feeds/speeds than wood, so that he can run the G-code with the correct settings without risking the durn thing catching fire...) Note taken, except, wood is much easier to come by at you...
by heathenx
Tue Sep 08, 2015 11:02 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Beginer Machining Questions with Shapeoko3
Replies: 11
Views: 1601

Re: Beginer Machining Questions with Shapeoko3

You can do what I do when I'm a little unsure of things...cut the whole thing out on some scrap wood before attempting the aluminum.
by heathenx
Mon Sep 07, 2015 10:18 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Beginer Machining Questions with Shapeoko3
Replies: 11
Views: 1601

Re: Beginer Machining Questions with Shapeoko3

Chamfers can be difficult with an unlevel wasteboard. You can use a chamfering bit, center drill or bull nose end mill. I dont normally chamfer any more than .020" max. Seems to be plenty for breaking an edge.
by heathenx
Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:23 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Facing Aluminum on the S03
Replies: 8
Views: 2055

Re: Facing Aluminum on the S03

Sounds like a plan. I'm a bit short of wood material at the moment. I have a slab of MDF at work that I could use. I could use my flycutter on that. I shimmed my vice about .024" on one end. I didnt realize it was that far out. I have .004", .008", .012" and .020" shims. They are all millimeter shim...
by heathenx
Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Facing Aluminum on the S03
Replies: 8
Views: 2055

Re: Facing Aluminum on the S03

Thanks for the tips Gadgetman. I've just finished shimming my vise with round shims that I bought from McMaster. Going to see if that alone will improve things before moving on to other things. I have a number of these shims in various sizes. (http://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-washer-shims/=yr3a9l) ...