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by twforeman
Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: twforeman's Shapeoko 3 #0004 Upgrades - Long
Replies: 65
Views: 21204

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: 21204

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: 816

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.
by twforeman
Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: y-axis limit switch installation issue
Replies: 4
Views: 845

Re: y-axis limit switch installation issue

First thing that popped into my head was that you could just file a flat onto the standoff so it clears the wheel.

You could contact support at Carbide 3D and they would probably send you a new plate, but that would require disassembling the machine to install.
by twforeman
Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Site Suggestions
Topic: Any objections if I make a page on METAPOST?
Replies: 3
Views: 1116

Re: Any objections if I make a page on METAPOST?

Knock yourself out.

Disk space is free and infinite after all. :)
by twforeman
Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Site Suggestions
Topic: Any objections if I make a page on METAPOST?
Replies: 3
Views: 1116

Re: Any objections if I make a page on METAPOST?

I'm not sure what this means or entails. :)
by twforeman
Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: What is the smallest z (depth)distance a ShapeOko 2 can cut?
Replies: 6
Views: 600

Re: What is the smallest z (depth)distance a ShapeOko 2 can

However, realistically with the flex in the machine, the flatness of the bed, and various other factors, I would say that 0.001" would be about maximum precision I would expect.

A precision of +/- 0.001" is pretty tight for the S2. I was able to hold about +/- 0.005" on mine.
by twforeman
Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Realigning a work piece
Replies: 1
Views: 403

Re: Realigning a work piece

Your best bet is to do what real machinists do. Get a dial indicator and find a way to mount it to your Z axis. This is my mount: http://timf.anansi-web.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/01-y-cal-1.jpg Then you can run the indicator along the edge of your part until it shows that is it parallel to t...
by twforeman
Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: What is the most quiet AC powered spindle for the ShapeOko 2
Replies: 5
Views: 1471

Re: What is the most quiet AC powered spindle for the ShapeO

Yeah, "quiet" and "30k RPM Router" don't really go in the same sentence.

Your best bet is to build an enclosure.

Routers are not going to be quiet. A VFD spindle might be quieter, but not cheap.
by twforeman
Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: GRBL
Topic: Can I get Universal G Code sender to read out in inches?
Replies: 4
Views: 726

Re: Can I get Universal G Code sender to read out in inches?

I made UGS display in inches. I think what you have to do is configure Grbl to report in inches.

Set $13 to 1

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$13=0 (report inches, bool)