Shapeoko Ono Increasing Cutting Area Questions

Assembly questions and answers for the Shapeoko 3 CNC Mill
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PedroL
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Shapeoko Ono Increasing Cutting Area Questions

Post by PedroL » Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:58 pm

* I may have this in the wrong forum as this is not a S3

Hello all,

I have a question about upgrading the hardware by replacing the makerslide components that my gantry runs on. The Y-axis in my machine. This appears to be just two makerslides back to back bolted together. Currently the Y is 7.4". I want to make it 1000mm. Am I assuming correctly that swapping out the makerslide and longer drive belt is all that is needed? Do I need to be concerned with rigidity or the like? My thoughts are if the wiring it long enough it should be fairly straight forward after I make a new base/bed/table/whatchcallit that is square and level.

Are there any common concerns I should know about before taking my working machine apart? Thanks in advance.

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Re: Shapeoko Ono Increasing Cutting Area Questions

Post by WillAdams » Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:33 pm

Shapeoko 3XL #0006 w/ Carbide Compact Router w/0.125″ and ¼″ Carbide 3D precision collets

PedroL
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Re: Shapeoko Ono Increasing Cutting Area Questions

Post by PedroL » Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:41 pm

Thanks for the links. It was great to see the process done on my actual machine from when the previous owner did it. ;) I need to remember his blog next time.

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