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by jbc
Wed Jan 20, 2016 6:37 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: S3 stops mid-job
Replies: 190
Views: 28484

Re: S3 stops mid-job

I posted on an earlier discussion about the success I had eliminating the drops. I plugged my router into a 'Tripp lite' surge protector http://www.amazon.com/Tripp-Lite-Isobar-Protector-ISOBAR2-6/dp/B0000510Z9 I have my shop-vac (hooked up to a dust shoe) plugged into the Tripp Lite too. One switch...
by jbc
Wed Jan 20, 2016 6:22 am
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: twforeman's Shapeoko 3 #0004 Upgrades - Long
Replies: 65
Views: 21211

Re: twforeman's Shapeoko 3 #0004 Upgrades - Long

Looks Pro!
Cant wait to see it completed.
jbc
by jbc
Sat Jan 16, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Carbide Create
Replies: 64
Views: 14838

Re: Carbide Create

I'd like to see a feature in Carbide Create that would help when cutting aluminum. Slotting on the SO3 is tough when cutting aluminum. Lots of heat and pretty difficult for a machine that isn't too ridged. If Carbide Create could make profiles with tabs using an adaptive cutting approach you could i...
by jbc
Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:16 am
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: Depth Rings / Distance Rings
Replies: 13
Views: 2866

Re: Depth Rings / Distance Rings

Be VERY careful with those larger metal depth collars. All the ones I've seen are made for drills and much lower RPM than what most routers slowest speed is. They could cause bearing damage or be a safety concern if they are unbalanced enough. I had heard that and with your comment I will continue ...
by jbc
Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: Depth Rings / Distance Rings
Replies: 13
Views: 2866

Re: Depth Rings / Distance Rings

They are precise and fit my bits rather snuggly. I think they are called lock collars or something. I made mine with 2 set screws. The Ace ones have one set screw. I saw something like that on the web but wondered if the screws that hold them in place would cause more bearing wear. If they don't I ...
by jbc
Mon Jan 11, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: Depth Rings / Distance Rings
Replies: 13
Views: 2866

Depth Rings / Distance Rings

Is there a source for 1/4" depth rings out there that allow me to add a depth ring to my end mill? I have end mills that don't have them. I'm looking to source some rings that I can add on the end mill and possibly remove and reuse once that end mill is worn. Ideally they would have both the 1/4" an...
by jbc
Sat Jan 09, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: T-Slots or peg holes?
Replies: 16
Views: 8650

Re: T-Slots or peg holes?

One more reason for a peg style hold down. The aluminum bed I had made has .252 holes placed 1" apart all the way across the entire bed. This allows me to use material at least 23" X 28" (my ALU bed is placed under SO3's bed so I can slide material from left to right which could take material 23" x ...
by jbc
Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:50 am
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: T-Slots or peg holes?
Replies: 16
Views: 8650

Re: T-Slots or peg holes?

The aluminum bed gives me a solid base that wont be damaged by the wooden pegs and wont be affected by lubrication. I also found I could place that base below the SO3's frame effectively giving me more height for jobs needing taller material. The scrap peg board material from the hardware store is p...
by jbc
Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:39 am
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: T-Slots or peg holes?
Replies: 16
Views: 8650

Re: T-Slots or peg holes?

The tips of the Noga (circled in red) are positioned about 3/8" above the tip of the bit (I cut mostly 1/4" material). One tip will be set to force only air out at max while the other tip will be set to spray out lubrication. Both can be adjusted independently. 4.jpg Here is a side shot showing the ...
by jbc
Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:33 am
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: T-Slots or peg holes?
Replies: 16
Views: 8650

Re: T-Slots or peg holes?

I ended up having a 1/2" aluminum plate cut and drilled out for me. It's a pegboard type hold down system rather than a 'T-Slot' system. I found that wooden dowels held the part well without a need to hold the material down from above. The wooden dowels hold the part even when cutting the materials ...