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by stuarttaylor00
Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:12 am
Forum: tinyG
Topic: got my shapoko 3 running on tinyG
Replies: 7
Views: 2706

Re: got my shapoko 3 running on tinyG

Did you have any trouble getting it set up? I have had two boards sent to me and still having big issues... Has it still been running without disconnections? is that a watercooled spindle in the pic? I've still got a Makita router, I'm not sure if it is the culprit or not... I'm tossing up the TinyG...
by stuarttaylor00
Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:15 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Router interference\Spindle size for SO3
Replies: 5
Views: 1064

Router interference\Spindle size for SO3

Hey guys, I'm still having some dramas with my SO3 and the disconnection issues, I have the 2.3 board, ferrite cores on my usb cable, and have run the trim router (makita 701) and Shapeoko power off separate circuits, with everything else on those circuits powered off, Which leads me to think that t...
by stuarttaylor00
Thu Mar 03, 2016 6:41 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Australia Expansion pricing
Replies: 14
Views: 3350

Re: Australia Expansion pricing

Yeah its actually an option now! I have decided I'm going to buy the xxl expansion and make up some brackets to join the original y extrusions to the xxl ones, maybe run a length of 8020 along the whole length and have jacking screws built in so I can align it. I'm even thinking threaded bar inside ...
by stuarttaylor00
Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Where can I get a Shapeoko system in Australia?
Replies: 3
Views: 2636

Re: Where can I get a Shapeoko system in Australia?

I ordered mine off the Carbide3D store. It was about AUD$1600 including freight. It took less than a week to arrive to Perth, WA. I had the 'disconnection issue' and they express freighted me a brand new board the day after I emailed them about the issue, free of charge, it turned up 4 days later. I...
by stuarttaylor00
Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Australia Expansion pricing
Replies: 14
Views: 3350

Re: Australia Expansion pricing

just a quick update, I contacted Carbide3D sales to ask about leaving the wasteboard out. Their response was that the shipping calculator has been having issues, but it has now been rectified. Updated shipping cost to Australia for the XXL expansion was US$336, which is far more realistic. Again, ex...
by stuarttaylor00
Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Australia Expansion pricing
Replies: 14
Views: 3350

Re: Australia Expansion pricing

Hmm, it's so hard to know what the best way to go is... I was thinking 100x50x 2mm box section steel for the 2 stationary axis, maybe with aluminium v rail bolted to it, and some Aluminium extrusion for the gantry, I don't know how belts would go driving a big gantry like that made out of steel. Wou...
by stuarttaylor00
Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Australia Expansion pricing
Replies: 14
Views: 3350

Re: Australia Expansion pricing

Have you found any decent extrusion to use? It's a shame, I really like the fact the official expansion just bolts on, and its a really clean, very strong extrusion. And I really want to support Carbide3D

I just can't justify paying US$1000+ for shipping... crazytown
by stuarttaylor00
Thu Feb 25, 2016 4:31 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Australia Expansion pricing
Replies: 14
Views: 3350

Australia Expansion pricing

check this out... That shipping is nuts! *** EDIT *** Not having a whinge but looking for anyone else in Aus to share the postage costs with for a multiple buy Convert that to Australian Dollars: Kit price = $975 Shipping = $1508 Total = $2483 damn that hurts... especially considering a 1000mm x-car...
by stuarttaylor00
Sun Feb 14, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Limit Switch Job restart ???
Replies: 14
Views: 2995

Re: Limit Switch Job restart ???

I was having a lot of disconnect issues and ran with bcnc, using the limit switches to home, then jog yo the zero on your workpiece and zero there. After a disconnect it was always still stored so restarting the job was quite painless. If you haven't already, email carbide3d about the disconnect iss...
by stuarttaylor00
Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Shapeoko Ver3 not a very good experience!
Replies: 9
Views: 1614

Re: Shapeoko Ver3 not a very good experience!

Another satisfied Shapeoko 3 customer here - even despite a few speedbumps. I had zero CNC experience, but quite a bit of manual machining experience, I have a 3d printer but did no more then download files off thingiverse and send them to the printer. I really had no concept of what I was getting m...