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by stuarttaylor00
Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Shapeoko 3 Z-Axis stepper skipping
Replies: 16
Views: 5049

Shapeoko 3 Z-Axis stepper skipping

Hi guys, I'm having a few issues with my Shapeoko 3 (#1095). It started with the machine not cutting all the way through on a profile cut, instead of a 12mm deep cut it only made a 6.5mm cut (material is plywood). I did some investigating and it turns out the Z-Axis stepper has lost almost all of it...
by stuarttaylor00
Mon Jan 04, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: Shapeoko 3 - 4' x 4' - Prototype #1
Replies: 49
Views: 18193

Re: Shapeoko 3 - 4' x 4' - Prototype #1

I'm pretty keen on an upgrade too, I've got the hang of this bad boy but would love a 4x4' work area... not looking forward to postage to Australia though :shock:
by stuarttaylor00
Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:56 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: SO3 #1095 build and first projects
Replies: 6
Views: 2827

Re: SO3 #1095 build and first projects

Wait, what is available for the X-Carve that doesn't also work for the Shapeoko 3 (or any GRBL-based 3-axis machine)? Haha, i knew someone would get into me about that comment. I was referring to Easel. I guess I meant that once you have built the machine it is not immediately obvious what to do ne...
by stuarttaylor00
Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:17 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: SO3 #1095 build and first projects
Replies: 6
Views: 2827

Re: SO3 #1095 build and first projects

Then I just cut some walls out of MDF, and a lid & door out of 4mm Perspex, threw on some hinges and a handle, and BAM! a sweet enclosure to keep the shed tidy. Enclosure.jpg After a bit of dicking round learning how to create toolpaths with Fusion 360, I started up the router and started my first p...
by stuarttaylor00
Wed Nov 18, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: SO3 #1095 build and first projects
Replies: 6
Views: 2827

Re: SO3 #1095 build and first projects

Sorry about the huge photos...hopefully better now... once everything was wired up it was time to do the obligatory 'Hello World' test. I used a ball point pen instead of the sharpie, it came out pretty nice for the first run. I just loaded the text file into Universal GCode Sender on my macbook Pro...
by stuarttaylor00
Wed Nov 18, 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: SO3 #1095 build and first projects
Replies: 6
Views: 2827

SO3 #1095 build and first projects

Hi guys, I have used this forum a lot for information so figured it was time to get involved and post my Shapeoko 3 build :D There are stacks of detailed build threads so I won't go into too much detail with the machine itself.. I'm based in Perth, Australia. The parcel turned up 8 days after I plac...