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Re: Pictures of finished machines

Posted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:26 pm
by twforeman
NakedWoodturner wrote:You all sit on a throne of lies! There is no finished machine. It's never done. There's always one more tweak, one more upgrade, a new spindle to try, another axis, a new board. Three dimensional space and we need twenty five motors to eventually get to one point in it. I feel like Charlie Brown when Lucy pulls the football away again and again. :lol:
You are totally correct. I have a pile of parts for various upgrades sitting on my workbench waiting for the current batch of projects to get done on the machine. And I still need to make an electronics enclosure.

I'm not sure how I every got anything done without my ShapeOko. :)

Re: Pictures of finished machines

Posted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:46 am
by nfortosis
Shapeoko #165: 1m X 1m, Double X, Dual Y motors, Acme upgrade, DW660

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Re: Pictures of finished machines

Posted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:29 am
by akhlut
There are some bits from 1465 in there, I promise.

http://i.imgur.com/FXP0pam.jpg

It's finished, wired up and moving. Working on the cooling/lubricant dispenser which is essentially finished. Calibration and first cuts this weekend, then on to aluminum.

Pictures of finished machines

Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:46 pm
by Little Hands
Don't know where to start. This machine is kickbut. Does what I need it to. Producing and creating product. Started the build 12/23/13.......NICE!

UPGRADES (full kit SO2 #3291):

1m (x-axis)
T-Nut waist bd.
Nema 23's (Z & X axis)
Custom Z axis motor mount plate
Inventables Bosch Colt spindle mount
Bosch Colt spindle
Custom dust shoe (for Bosch Colt)
Wire management: alum. channel & orange expandable sleeving....
CAM/BAM is the best........

WORKING ON:

Limit switches (wired and ready but not sure if I need them).
Vacuum table
dual spindles(?), almost dbl production..., more to come.



I do have a few .DXF files available .....? New to this posting stuff so let me know....

Re: Pictures of finished machines

Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:36 pm
by Brian
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Re: Pictures of finished machines

Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:59 am
by danimal
Kinda got it back together, though I doubt that it will ever be finished. I think I am somewhere between revision 1245.3 and "honey I swear to God this is the last part I need". I still need to finish the cable drag mount, top cross carriage support and a few little odds and ends.

Aside from the extrusions, my spindle and my spindle mount all of the upgrade parts on my machine were made with my machine. And that is pretty sweet.

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Re: Pictures of finished machines

Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:29 am
by chomdh
That's a really slick set-up Danimal. So many other awesome builds out there, too.
Mine is mostly stock, but I'm planning to expand the axes someday. For now the stock size is keeping me entertained. Here's a pic from the last time I had a clean-ish bench.
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Re: Pictures of finished machines

Posted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:40 am
by ekoelle
Here's a couple shots of my mostly stock machine. Only upgrades at the moment are the DW660 and IC's dust shoe but I do have IC's acme upgrade waiting to be installed. Since I live in a condo/apartment I had to build an enclosure so I don't bother the neighbors too much. Can't wait to get back into a house so I won't have to worry about bother the neighbors with the noise.

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Re: Pictures of finished machines

Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:35 pm
by secretspy711
Danimal or Little Hands, I noticed your machines in particular are double X axis and stock Y axis length. Any tips? Did you fasten the two rails together? How? Would a single piece of 40x40 extrusion with OpenRail be worth the extra cost?

Re: Pictures of finished machines

Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:42 pm
by danimal
secretspy711 wrote:Danimal or Little Hands, I noticed your machines in particular are double X axis and stock Y axis length. Any tips? Did you fasten the two rails together? How? Would a single piece of 40x40 extrusion with OpenRail be worth the extra cost?
I did fasten them together, and I covered how I did it on the bottom of the first page of my build log. It made a world of difference in the rigidity of my machine near the center of travel. I chose to double my X axis length because it gives me the most access to the work area. I chose the double makerslide because it was a cheaper solution and the open rail was back-ordered everywhere when I was building. I think it is a wash as far as rigidity because the open rail will flex more (even when fastened really close together) than the built in rails on makersilde. But the 40x40 will be more rigid. In the end the real determining factor that affects rigity is the v-wheels. They will completely mask any difference between the two.

My build log: http://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1983