My Shapeoko 3 build, enclosure and dust shoe project

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DonRonito
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My Shapeoko 3 build, enclosure and dust shoe project

Post by DonRonito » Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:32 pm

Hi everyone!

Thought it would be nice posting some images of my project. Everything is getting kinda ready now, just finishing doing the dust shoe. If anyone have some tips to where I can find brushes for the shoe, that would be awesome :).
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DonRonito
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Re: My Shapeoko 3 build, enclosure and dust shoe project

Post by DonRonito » Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:36 pm

Some more images with the dust shoe project. I removed the hose from an old vacuum cleaner, so that the hose will fit snuggly and can be removed if needed.
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kurt
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Re: My Shapeoko 3 build, enclosure and dust shoe project

Post by kurt » Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:43 am

Very nice enclosure .
Did you fab that from scratch or re purpose some enclosure from something else ?
I notice a tablet with Carbide Motion running on it. Is that a window tablet or does CM have a iPad app ?
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JuKu
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Re: My Shapeoko 3 build, enclosure and dust shoe project

Post by JuKu » Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:30 am

Temporary / redneck solution for the brush: Clear packing tape, folded onto itself, cut to fingers.


DonRonito
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Re: My Shapeoko 3 build, enclosure and dust shoe project

Post by DonRonito » Thu Jan 28, 2016 6:51 pm

Kurt; thanks. It's built from scratch out of hollow alu. profiles. So every bit is attached inside with home made brackets. Since temporarily having the machine in my bedroom for "for a limited test period", it's very nice to have an enclosure. The tablet is a cheap Lenovo 10" windows 10 hybrid. Very nice for jogging the machine and having an ok working platform/RIP. All my other computers are mac, so I attached a dedicated Windows machine to it.

I'm putting some time into the dust shoe, so I want the brushes to be real brushed. The problem is finding a dealer that can ship this to Norway. I was hoping something was available on ebay, but haven't found anything yet. The one from Grainger is exactly what I'm looking for :).

Attached are some updates on the dust shoe as is now. It's almost complete - I'm only missing the small magnets between the black and white parts, so that the brushes can be detached for easy cleaning and viewing of the router.
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stuarttaylor00
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Re: My Shapeoko 3 build, enclosure and dust shoe project

Post by stuarttaylor00 » Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:58 am

Your enclosure looks great! very slick.

I tried every type of brush I could find (in Australia...choice is also limited) and ended up going with a foam mousepad cut into 250mmx75mm strips, cut about 60mm through every 10mm, the result is awesome, easily the best material I've found. It needs to be very soft or it stops the machine from travelling down on the Z-axis. I get no dust outside of it when milling wood
Shapeoko 3 #1095 - Aluminium wasteboard, homing switches, Modified Z plate, Makita 700 router
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DonRonito
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Re: My Shapeoko 3 build, enclosure and dust shoe project

Post by DonRonito » Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:42 pm

Stuart, that sounds like a great idea :). I would carry that one thru, but finally found the brush I need from buildyourcnc.com. Price with shipping was ok.

Have done some major upgrades lately with the enclosure, tidying up all cables, attaching the vacum hose, etc. Pictures will come.

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