Upgrade shopping list

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droo
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Upgrade shopping list

Post by droo » Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:05 am

Guys,

Wonder if you can help me - I want to upgrade my stock shapeoko as bought from inventables with the following mods :-

*Increase X to 1 meter rails
*Increase Y to 1 meter rails
*dual X rail
*dual Y motors
*Fit the belts on the rails

So far I was going to get :-

4x 1m makerslide
4x new motor plates
4x new end plates
4x brackets to hold end plates down
10' of belting
1x dual drive upgrade kit

My question is what other nuts, bolts, screws will I need to complete this ?
I think I will need more spacers and maybe more V Wheels ?

Any advice or info to help this would be much appreciated

Drew.

calica
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Re: Upgrade shopping list

Post by calica » Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:59 am

You only need 2 motor plates.

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Re: Upgrade shopping list

Post by cvoinescu » Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:02 am

You'll need about 1150-1200 mm of belt on each side, for a total of, say, 3.45-3.6 m, that is, about 11.5 ft. You need to account for going around the pulleys, clamping each end, and enough loose belt at one end to grab and tighten while clamping. Buy 12 ft.
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droo
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Re: Upgrade shopping list

Post by droo » Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:10 pm

calica wrote:You only need 2 motor plates.
looking at the pictures here I thought I would need 4 - that will allow for belt on the rail and dual X support ?

Drew.

CNC_Noob
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Re: Upgrade shopping list

Post by CNC_Noob » Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:32 am

Any update on this? I'd love to see how it turned out.

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