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by Fablicator
Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:11 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: To add stain, or to not add stain
Replies: 4
Views: 844

Re: To add stain, or to not add stain

YES.

I strongly prefer the dark or medium dark.
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by Fablicator
Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:47 am
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: Shapeoko 3 Homing Cycle Aborts
Replies: 7
Views: 1723

Re: Shapeoko 3 Homing Cycle Aborts

$20, $21, and $22 all have to be enabled.
by Fablicator
Sat Feb 20, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Shapeoko threaded table announced (again)
Replies: 28
Views: 5775

Re: Shapeoko threaded table announced (again)

DRobs86 wrote:This seems like a cool upgrade, but I really question the need for 90 threaded holes in this work area.
I have a home made version with about the same pattern.

There are never enough holes to mount things exactly where you want them.
by Fablicator
Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:09 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Using Shapeoko 3 to drill 1/8 thick aluminum.
Replies: 38
Views: 6836

Re: Using Shapeoko 3 to drill 1/8 thick aluminum.

Special-ish. It's its own thing in fusion 360.

You could get close just doing the hole as standard pocket with multiple depths.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGcwAaUooo0
by Fablicator
Fri Feb 19, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Using Shapeoko 3 to drill 1/8 thick aluminum.
Replies: 38
Views: 6836

Re: Using Shapeoko 3 to drill 1/8 thick aluminum.

Reporting back I tried peck distance of .02" / .5mm with plunge rate 2IPM @ 8000 spindle RPM. My end mill broke at the second hole. I am considering increasing the spindle RPM. I've only ever had success at 1ipm plunge or less, and I can see the axis flexing and the belt go half slack. I have no sp...
by Fablicator
Wed Feb 17, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: S3 Electronics Enclosure
Replies: 15
Views: 4671

Re: S3 Electronics Enclosure

DigitalDaze wrote:We're the files ever posted for this?
No, but you can still buy them here: http://additive-aerospace.myshopify.com ... ccessories
by Fablicator
Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:02 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Ideas on how to make this part?
Replies: 5
Views: 1085

Re: Ideas on how to make this part?

Just drill and tap through the aluminum by hand and use a machine screw.
by Fablicator
Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:47 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Shapeoko 3 Probe & Limit Switch Kit
Replies: 39
Views: 13273

Re: Shapeoko 3 Probe & Limit Switch Kit

I sent Winston Moy one of my kits to review, and he posted his findings earlier this week.
If you are on the fence about getting a limit kit, definitely check out the video!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_OctNyLmhI
by Fablicator
Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Seeking: Non-conductive touch probe for auto leveling - SO3
Replies: 19
Views: 4832

Re: Seeking: Non-conductive touch probe for auto leveling -

Been trying to do some engraving and have found my waste board and/or the working material is not flat enough. I work with wood and plastic so the PCB conductive probes won't work for me. Yea I could stretch some aluminum foil over the working material, but I'm not sure that would work all that wel...
by Fablicator
Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Seeking: Non-conductive touch probe for auto leveling - SO3
Replies: 19
Views: 4832

Re: Seeking: Non-conductive touch probe for auto leveling -

woodworkerbob wrote:Maybe I'm over thinking this. Isn't this just a switch on the end of a stick attached to the Z axis plate? The "stick 'n switch" (patent pending - copyrighted) should be removed easily so it's not in the way during routing operations. Wires up to the controller. That's about it?
Yes, exactly.