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Ideas / sources for wasteboards / beds

Post by WillAdams » Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:11 pm

Hmm, checking stuff on eBay is dangerous.

Wonder how well this would fit an upgraded SO3: http://www.ebay.com/itm/CNC-Router-Extr ... 1068941743

while this looks quite workable for a stock SO3: http://www.ebay.com/itm/CNC-Router-Extr ... 1068946786
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Re: Ideas / sources for wasteboards / beds

Post by CastIrony » Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:18 pm

For me the issue is vertical clearance.

It's one thing if you can build your whole baseboard out of this stuff, and bolt it directly to the frame, but if it's going to be sitting on top of the stock Shapeoko 3 baseboard, and then it's an inch thick itself, and then you still need some kind of spoilboard on top, you're rapidly chewing through your vertical space, limiting the thickness of what you can cut.

But maybe that's ok! I know a lot of people just cut 2D shapes out of fairly thin sheet material, so losing an inch here or there wouldn't matter much. I just know that I added an almost-inch-high holddown/spoilboard, and I'm already feeling the crunch. My next solution will be much thinner.
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Post by twforeman » Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:51 pm

My solution is to remove the cross bracing and raise the machine.

I haven't finished the build yet, but it's essentially the same as my S1 build. I'm working on it and documenting it in the build log section: http://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=7507
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Re: Ideas / sources for wasteboards / beds

Post by WillAdams » Thu Jan 28, 2016 12:29 am

Found another option: http://www.woodpeck.com/supertrack.html

This is attractive since the 48" length is stocked by Woodcraft, and the local store is great about letting me order and pick stuff up (and their new location is across the way from the gaming store where I go to Friday Night Magic)

Alternately there’s http://www.woodcraft.com/product/159894 ... track.aspx which in an X-pattern, would be really convenient and quite affordable (though I guess I’d have to fashion some custom arrangement for the center).
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Post by Damin69 » Thu Jan 28, 2016 1:47 am

These are the ones I am using 48" and Love them. http://www.orangealuminum.com/t-slot-fr ... track.html

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Post by ijv » Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:04 pm

What about some v-slot linear rail interspersed with wood blocks? Its overkill from a technical point of view but not too expensive.

http://www.makerstore.com.au/product-ca ... near-rail/

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Post by cvoinescu » Fri Jan 29, 2016 2:23 pm

Why pay extra for V-slot when ordinary T-slot is just as good? You're not going to run wheels on it. T-slot profile is more or less a commodity product, so you'll find several sources for it (I prefer the Misumi HFS5 series).
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