Thanks!LouisV wrote:Hey will1384,will1384 wrote:Could you tell me what spacers and bolts you used, I am going to build a 60x60 inch Shapeoko 2 and I am trying to roundup all the parts I am going to need, it looks like you used 1/2" spacers on the idlers, but what about between the motor mount plates, it kinda looks like 1 inch spacers on ether end, but the middle spacer looks shorter?LouisV wrote:
Here you can see I widened the sub gantry assembly to accommodate 2 makerslides and one 40x20mm extrusion that will be sandwiched in the middle to serve as reinforcement.
Also what bolts and nuts are you planing on using to join the makerslides and 40x20mm extrusion?
I'm very interested to see your custom Shapeoko 2. Please post some photos when you can. The spacers I used are two 1" and a .875" for the middle, the bolts I used are 90mm socket head cap screws, though 85mm cap screws would work as well (if you can find them that is).
As for joining the makerslides and extrusion together you can do it in two ways. One way is to drill through one makerslide and the extrusion while only putting in pre or post extrusion nuts on the second makerslide (on the side that will be against the extrusion). You can use 45mm button head cap screws to join all three.
The second method is to drill straight through all three. You'll use washers and hex nuts to tighten everything up. The length of bolt you'll use with this option will be 65mm.
I hope I was of some help, if you have any more questions please let me know.
I ordered my Shapeoko 2 December 2nd so I am hoping they send it out soon, I have been buying parts the last three months, getting what I can afford, I have all the rail I need, and all the electronics, I just need some more extrusion, bolts and Spacers, what I have been doing in the meantime is cleaning out my small welding workshop, its only 14x20 foot, so I had to figure out were a 5x5 foot CNC router would fit, and rearrange everything, but I was able to find a space and build a table.
I will likely build the Shapeoko 2 kit without any modifications and use it as is for some time to get a better understanding of the Shapeoko 2, that will also give me time to buy more parts, I plan on later getting the NEMA 23 Z-Axis Kit and Acme Upgrade along with NEMA 23 motors and a better controller / driver, but thats likely two or three months away.