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by Ric
Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Where can I find the Z axis pully system for ShapeOko 2?
Replies: 13
Views: 2481

Re: Where can I find the Z axis pully system for ShapeOko 2?

I'm also interested in such a kit, or list of parts. If the kit isn't being made anymore (I've been checking their website for a few months), it would be good to have instructions on how to put together the 'kit' ourselves.
by Ric
Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Shapeoko 2 stutters/skips under load
Replies: 3
Views: 817

Re: Shapeoko 2 stutters/skips under load

I hadn't realized the current to the stepper motors was adjustable, and I just googled it and found what screws to turn. I'm not very good at electronics, and although some pages suggest measuring current at various places (I wasn't sure how to do that, even with my multimeter), it seems I can also ...
by Ric
Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:40 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Shapeoko 2 stutters/skips under load
Replies: 3
Views: 817

Shapeoko 2 stutters/skips under load

I'm planning to upgrade my fairly stock Shapeoko 2 (with Quiet One spindle) after Christmas, but in the meantime I'm using it to make some fiberglass fins for a surfboard. It works fine as long as the depth of cut is very shallow. The problem is that I'm using Fusion360 CAM, and some times at the ed...
by Ric
Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:24 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: shapeoko 2 upgrade, or ???
Replies: 5
Views: 1131

Re: shapeoko 2 upgrade, or ???

I was thinking about 1000mm for the Y-axis, and that sounds pretty doable. I haven't yet stiffened the X-axis plates together, but I have been planning to do it soon. I hadn't realized there were 9mm wide belts, and I will look into those; is the gain in durability, or do they also increase accuracy...
by Ric
Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: shapeoko 2 upgrade, or ???
Replies: 5
Views: 1131

shapeoko 2 upgrade, or ???

I have a Shapeoko 2 that I love, but it would be nice to have a machine that could cut larger material. It is mostly stock with the quiet one spindle. I've thought about simply enlarging my shapeoko 2 with longer MakerSlide, but am wondering if there are better options. I know there are a lot of com...
by Ric
Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Bunch of CNC ideas (ZenziWerken)
Replies: 16
Views: 4722

Re: Bunch of CNC ideas (ZenziWerken)

Very Nice! On your Bend Spiral Bowl (first photo), I'm not sure about what causes the bowl shape, so that it is not simply a flatter piece of wood. Does simply pulling the ends or "fingers" in with the brackets result in the bowl shape? Or did you have to use steam or some other bending techniques? ...
by Ric
Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: which bit for aluminum slots
Replies: 3
Views: 2499

Re: which bit for aluminum slots

I have made a few trials now, and the first thing I found is that cutting with a 1/8" bit is a lot easier than cutting with a 1/16" bit. I've still some work to do to get 1/16" working well. I did make the slots a bit wider than the bit, and that did help. But even with cutting a simple contour arou...
by Ric
Sat Oct 22, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: which bit for aluminum slots
Replies: 3
Views: 2499

which bit for aluminum slots

For the first time I'm trying to mill some aluminum with my Shapeoko 2, and am wondering what bit to use. The spindle is the small Quiet One they sold at the time. The aluminum is 1/8" plate, and I need to first cut out some slots (slightly wider than 1/8" and about 1/2" long) and then contour aroun...
by Ric
Thu Sep 08, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: GRBL
Topic: A better Fusion360 - GRBL PostProcessor
Replies: 5
Views: 4332

Re: A better Fusion360 - GRBL PostProcessor

By any chance, does this raise the tool at the beginning, before going to the location of the first cut? One problem I often have with Fusion360 is that in the beginning the tool is moved to the location of the first cut, without being raised. This often creates a mark on the stock. It would be nice...