Using the Y axis travel in front of the waste board

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Dan_the_Chemist
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Using the Y axis travel in front of the waste board

Post by Dan_the_Chemist » Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:22 am

Hi Guys

Part of the work area on the new SO 3 overhangs the front of the frame. This could be handy to use for certain types of cuts on long material - for example:

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Has anyone made use of this to fixture/clamp tall/long stock? Do you have any advice and/or pictures?

Thanks
Dan

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Re: Using the Y axis travel in front of the waste board

Post by WillAdams » Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:26 am

Yes, that was designed into the machine --- I worked up a fixture for this early on, but have never gotten around to using it.
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Re: Using the Y axis travel in front of the waste board

Post by Dan_the_Chemist » Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:58 am

WillAdams wrote:Yes, that was designed into the machine --- I worked up a fixture for this early on, but have never gotten around to using it.
I'm designing one now, and I keep finding myself having to make trade-offs on rigidity, capacity, possibility of cutter intersection, etc. Any thoughts would be appreciated because it might save me some time, or some end mills...

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Re: Using the Y axis travel in front of the waste board

Post by WillAdams » Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:34 pm

Mine was pretty straight-forward, a matched pair of jigs with a couple of cross dowels to hold everything in place --- I'll try to find the files this evening.
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Re: Using the Y axis travel in front of the waste board

Post by Shook » Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:53 pm

There's this one on the wiki that I still want to make

http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/Joinery_Vice
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Re: Using the Y axis travel in front of the waste board

Post by Dan_the_Chemist » Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:57 pm

Shook wrote:There's this one on the wiki that I still want to make

http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/Joinery_Vice
Thank you... I had been working along a different line of design, and this has given me some new ideas. I'll build something next week after I evict the passel of family and friends that are going to descend on my poor abode in a few hours. All this Holiday stuff gets in the way of my being a dedicated grumpy hermit.

Ho ho humbug. ;)

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