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by twforeman
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New member question.
Replies: 6
Views: 913

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: 626

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: 626

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: 1186

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: 1699

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: 640

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: 744

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: 16563

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.
by twforeman
Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: twforeman's Shapeoko 3 #0004 Upgrades - Long
Replies: 65
Views: 16563

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

I'm a bad Shapeoko owner, I don't use my machine nearly as much as I should.

But I did use it a few weeks ago and it worked great.

I used it to make a crank wheel for a project.

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by twforeman
Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Site Suggestions
Topic: stuff to post to the wiki
Replies: 1
Views: 270

Re: stuff to post to the wiki

Hmm. Wonder if I need to tweak something for SSL.

I'll try and take a look at it shortly.