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Shapeoko 3 - Walnut Carbide Logo

Post by edwardrford » Tue Aug 04, 2015 1:32 am

Hi All - I spent some time today playing with the new aluminum table and clamps. Here's a video of the Carbide 3D logo I cut from a piece of walnut I had in my bin.



Job Specifications:
Stock Material - Walnut (11-1/2" x 5-1/2" x 7/8")
Cutting Bit - 3 Flute, 1/4" Square Endmill
Total Cutting Depth - 1/4" (0.25")
Depth Per Pass - 1/8" (0.125")
Feed Rate - 60 inches Per Minute
Plunge Rate - 30 inches Per Minute

Total Job Time - 13 minutes

After it was all done I trimmed it to size (removed ends) with my bandsaw, then wiped it down with mineral spirits. Tomorrow I'll apply a coat of tongue oil and call it good.
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Re: Shapeoko 3 - Walnut Carbide Logo

Post by Brian Stone » Tue Aug 04, 2015 2:28 am

Very slick. Chewing through that walnut like walnut butter. :D

After using sticky tape for a month making really small parts, I'm starting to mill out larger stock again and I realized that I never fully appreciated the need for strong, bulletproof hold downs. Out of curiosity, is there any reason why the new table couldn't be retrofitted to an appropriately sized S2?
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Re: Shapeoko 3 - Walnut Carbide Logo

Post by edwardrford » Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:50 am

@brian - i actually have a table like this for my shapeoko 2! Someone here on the forum made one for themselves (a few years ago) and I asked (and paid) for them to make one for me as well! Same principal, but it was 1/4" aluminum if I remember correctly, so it wasn't as large or as heavy, but it still added a lot to the machine in terms of work holding.

A better alternative for an aluminum table for shapeoko 2 is the misumi table extrusions - i'll try to dig up the part number.
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Re: Shapeoko 3 - Walnut Carbide Logo

Post by RobCee » Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:24 am

Misumi table extrusions are from the HFSQN4 range. Mine were HFSQN4-15250 and are fantastic on the SO2!
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Re: Shapeoko 3 - Walnut Carbide Logo

Post by Brian Stone » Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:33 pm

Thanks guys. I'll definitely look into that.
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Re: Shapeoko 3 - Walnut Carbide Logo

Post by WillAdams » Tue Aug 04, 2015 4:53 pm

Discussed on the wiki: http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/Parts#Structure

It would be interesting to see what is the optimal arrangement for an SO3.

I'd also dearly love to see a CAD file or the specifics of the hole spacing / pattern which was used.

(guess I'm going to have to order a whole bunch more T-nuts)
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Re: Shapeoko 3 - Walnut Carbide Logo

Post by RobCee » Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:58 am

@EdwardFord - I recently found a tip for a better finish on the flat bits of wood - Try to make 'raster' cuts in the direction of the grain in large flat areas and the ridges will disappear.
Great fun logo though!
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