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by twforeman
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Shapeoko 3 Z-carriage mod and electronics enclosure update
Replies: 5
Views: 810

Re: Shapeoko 3 Z-carriage mod and electronics enclosure upda

That looks great. I love the industrial control components. Can you explain what they are all for?

That Z axis mod looks like a great idea - I might have to implement it myself.
by twforeman
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Site Suggestions
Topic: Change minimum search term length to two characters?
Replies: 2
Views: 391

Re: Change minimum search term length to two characters?

The board is setup to use the mysql search settings. The search length is set by a mysql setting and I'm not sure that I want to change it.

Setting the length down from 4 to 2 will probably cause some DB inflation and probably slow down searching.
by twforeman
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New member question.
Replies: 6
Views: 976

Re: New member question.

It's true, you will get answers to your questions no matter what machine you buy, we're friendly here like that. That said, I have owned both the original Shapeoko, which I then upgraded to close to the Shapeoko 2 design and now I have the Shapeoko 3. The X-Carve is close to an upgraded Shapeoko 2. ...
by twforeman
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: GRBL
Topic: Setting limits
Replies: 8
Views: 663

Re: Setting limits

I sell limit switch kits in my Etsy store. I created a kit right after the S3 was released and before CM made theirs.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/249684351/ ... e_active_1
by twforeman
Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: GRBL
Topic: Setting limits
Replies: 8
Views: 663

Re: Setting limits

$22 enables the homing cycle. You can't run the homing cycle without limit switches. This is why you are getting an alarm. If this is enabled the machine will be in alarm state until you run the homing cycle. Set this back to 0. $20 enables soft limits. This is what you want. $110 sets the max speed...
by twforeman
Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: GRBL
Topic: Homing within a part
Replies: 8
Views: 1197

Re: Homing within a part

I would be more focussed on fixing the Z axis drift instead of re-homing. Why is the axis drifting? Is it losing steps? Maybe the stepper motor is overheating. Or your Z carriage is binding. Or your stepper motor is under-sized. Or you are plunging too fast. Or your stepper motor is bad. Is it skipp...
by twforeman
Tue May 30, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: How to prevent corrosion on tools?
Replies: 13
Views: 1759

Re: How to prevent corrosion on tools?

I haven't used it, but lots of people swear by Boeshield T-9. https://boeshield.com/
by twforeman
Mon May 15, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: What the bleep is going on?
Replies: 4
Views: 662

Re: What the bleep is going on?

Looks like loose belts or slipping pulleys to me.
by twforeman
Thu May 11, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Electrical panel for my camper
Replies: 0
Views: 769

Electrical panel for my camper

Look - a project from twforeman! I'm been a very bad Shapeoko owner - I haven't been using it at all for a while. But I finally dusted it off and made something. We recently bought a small 5x8 camper from Escapade Campers . http://i.imgur.com/CGWNqgph.jpg It came with a very rudimentary electrical s...
by twforeman
Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: twforeman's Shapeoko 3 #0004 Upgrades - Long
Replies: 65
Views: 16906

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

When I got the new Z plate installed I discovered that I could no longer reach the bed of the machine, so I ended up removing the lift blocks under the rails.

So no, I can no longer get material under the front and rear rails. I could still run long skinny material under the Y rails if I wanted.