Shapeoko 3 CNC Router
PLEASE NOTE: You may NOT use this machine prior to being checked out on it.
Owner/Loaner: Asheville Makers
Donated By: Steve A.
Serial Number: N/A
Make/Model: Shapeoko 3
Arrival Date: June 2016
Assembly Guide: Manual
Working Condition: yes
Contact: Steve A.
Securing the Stock - One good method for securing your stock is to use super glue, activator, and masking tape as described in this video
For post processing, choose carbide3d.cps for the Post Configuration.
To engrave with a V bit in Fusion 360 (e.g. lettering), you can select a chamfer mill as your bit and then edit the bit to create the appropriate V bit. For example, you can create a 1/4 inch 90 degree V bit with the following settings: Diameter - 0.25 in; Shaft Diameter - 0.25 in; Taper Angle 45 deg; Tip Diameter - 0.001 in.
For poplar, cutting 5mm depth, a feed rate of 600 mm/sec gave good results. At 800 mm/sec, the CNC would skip teeth on the belts.