Scaled-Up 54" x 54" Shapeoko

discussion of design changes / improvements / suggestions
superklaub
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Re: Scaled-Up 54" x 54" Shapeoko

Post by superklaub » Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:47 am

Hi Ben,

During the build I laid a very fine metal file flat on each of the butt joints and worked it back and forth until the surfaces were smooth. I made sure I couldn't hear or feel any bumps or ticks as the v-wheels rolled over the butt joints. I really can't even tell there's a joint there. The workpieces turn out great.

Best Regards, Kevin

WesjTX
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Re: Scaled-Up 54" x 54" Shapeoko

Post by WesjTX » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:15 pm

Kevin,

What is the table size you built for the table your XXXL unit is sitting on? I just ordered a Shapeoko3 and the XXL expansion pack as I also need the ability to work on pieces up to 48” across. This build is my inspiration for my build. Thanks for any info you can help with.

Wes

superklaub
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Re: Scaled-Up 54" x 54" Shapeoko

Post by superklaub » Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:27 am

Wes, I apologize for the extremely late response. The vacuum table measures 54" square. The steel tubes under the bed make a 72" square support grid.

Best Regards, Kevin

MikeA
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Re: Scaled-Up 54" x 54" Shapeoko

Post by MikeA » Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:34 am

infinity06 wrote:Hows is it cutting with the expansion? I am on the fence ready to buy a shapeoko but only if i can expand it.
Me too. I want to build custom furniture for a Victorian house and need the 48" cut capability. I'm like you, on the fence.

MikeA
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Re: Scaled-Up 54" x 54" Shapeoko

Post by MikeA » Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:39 am

I'm new to 3D routing and haven't bought the Shapeoko yet, The issue I have is the cutting width as I build Gothic and Victorian furniture. The 54" cutting width would be ideal. Are you or will you create an upgrade kit for the rest of us. I'm not going to have a problem with buying it from you. I was planning to get the Shapeoko 3 XXL anyways. Please tell me you can help us out by doing a how to, or creating a kit etc. How well does the upgraded 54" cut. Have you had any problems? Thanks

rub0t
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Re: Scaled-Up 54" x 54" Shapeoko

Post by rub0t » Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:44 pm

Hey Kevin,

I plan to do exactly what you did. Could you confirm you purchased a Shapeoko 3 XXL and an XXL expansion kit then modified the XXL with the XXL expansion kit to get the larger cutting area? Have you learned any useful tips or lessons since doing this?

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