My SO3 is waiting for it to ship so, both can ship together.....
I can already hear wifey say
Another machine !!!
Another machine !!!
Thanks! I think what I'm after is what is realistic once an S3 is assembled with the stock MDF, and that "swell" is compounded with being bolted down to the frame, and that's more of a practical ("seat of the pants"? there's a metaphorical way of putting it, but I can't think of it) sense of "yeah, +/- 0.05" is realistic" or "sure some are more out of whack, but most fully assembled are +/-0.015" " or something along those lines.edwardrford wrote:However they also indicate a 'swell' tolerance! On pieces >15mm in thickness it's listed as 6%, on pieces < 15mm in thickness, it is listed as .05"! There is not a spec for flatness.
Will definitely be all over this upgrade when it hits the shelves! The SO3 will be much more 'WD40 proof' for work on aluminum with this base.edwardrford wrote:A picture of the clamps - the kit will come with 4 clamps, and a few sizes of M6 screws to accommodate common sizes of material. The rear of the clamp is threaded, with the intent of using an M6 screw as the 'jack' to direct the force onto the side touching the material. These are nice looking parts - all the edges are broken and the black anodize makes them look really great.
Is the hole pattern compatible with the vise on the Carbide store? Or, are there out of pattern holes to affix the Carbide vise?edwardrford wrote: The table has 96 holes tapped to M6 and the entire thing is type II anodized black as are the clamps.
edwardrford wrote:We are actually in the process of making a new vice for the Shapeoko. Although the nomad vice is great, we feel like a slightly larger version for the Shapeoko would be ideal.
Speaking of the table - I did some more work with it today and it's really great. With the rigidity of the table you can clamp down hard without distorting anything, plus any vibrations have been further dampened by the extra mass of the table. The hold down clamps do a nice job of keeping everything in place without taking up a bunch of real estate.
Here's a shot of the table in action.
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