I wanted to make a thread to show my Shapeoko and things I have done with it. I have had the machine for about two and a half years, but because of bugs, it mostly just sat in the garage. I recently regained interest and started working through the bugs and trying to stiffen it. I also recently replaced the HF trim router I was using with a Dewalt DW660- mainly because it was only $52 on Amazon. And I had a lot of run out on the HF unit.
My electronics enclosure. The one on the left has all of the electronics. There is a fan connecting the two boxes, with the one on the right serving as a filter.
My new spindle mount. I took one shared with me on here, and added the two side plates for rigidity.
reinforced x axis. These two pieces of aluminum I had around equaled the .15" I needed. I used three bolts to tie it all together.
Here you can see the Y axis dust shields. They are stainless steel topped with angle aluminum. THese also act to strengthen the rails.
My crappy speed controller, but it works.
I got my blower installed. I decided to just install a quick connect instead of using a dedicated compressor.
I added a flex light from a decommissioned piece of equipment from work. I converted it to LED too…
And a little aluminum cutting for friends.
I am planning to upgrade to at least 1000x1000; does the 40x40 one piece rail have the right spacing for a Shapeoko 2, or do I have to upgrade to the X-carve carriage? I believe they are different spacing judging by the thickness of metal people use to put between two makerslides on the X-carve vs. Shapeoko 2.
I’ve been using a pepsi bottle for coolant. With the flow turned down, it doesn’t use a lot. So I used one of my failed router brackets to hold it.
I bought these big drag chains because I am going to run my air and coolant lines in them too:
Forgive the mess in my shop…
drag chains are installed and operational! Thank goodness I had enough random hardware to make them work. I had to take some links out of the side one to make the gantry chain long enough. Not a big deal though as my cables will be fed from midway down the table anyway.
It moves under its own power! I have everything square but tram is way off. I guess did a poor job drilling the holes on the mount. And the fact that the DW660 has a tapered case. I can fix the front to back with shims in the mount. But I am not sure how I’ll adjust it side to side.
I used pieces of belt to shim the router in the mount. Tram is pretty on point now.
You’ve been busy. Can’t beat getting the passion back for something that faded away
I wanted to make sure I could easily run the air and coolant line in it. And I plan to add some lighting too.
Air and coolant lines installed. I bought some 5/16 line to completely replace the short coolant hose.
I am using the power supply that came with my original Skapeoko 2. Does this need to be upgraded? After reading about the current needs of my steppers I think an upgrade would help.
That 16A power supply can run the quiet cut spindle too though, right? This was the standard for Shapeoko 2 with NEMA 17 steppers. How large of a power supply do I need? And should I up it to 30v instead of 24v?
I found a 15a power supply on Amazon for $26 and ordered it.
These 3.5x.75 angles came in today. Perfect for side rail guards.
I may extend the tops a little they don’t quite cover the v wheels.