Shimming Shapeoko 3 Wheel Bearings

This post describes the process that I used to shim the bearings in my Shapeoko 3 V-Wheels. This process could be used for any V-Wheel assembly whether it’s used on a Shapeoko or some other machine. The V-Wheels that I received with my Shapeoko 3 were out of tolerance (no fault of Carbide 3D) and […]

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Shapeoko 3 Upgrades – Interlude

(I’ve kind of given up on the Part X numbering at this point…) Last we heard I was waiting for my shims to arrive for the v-wheels. While I was waiting I decided to checkout out the spacer washers that go between the wheels and the plates. The first thing I noticed was that there […]

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Shapeoko 3 Upgrades – Part 2

I have done some other mods to my S3 so as long as I’m waiting to hear from support I’ll write them up now. While I don’t think mounting the control board to the back of the X rail is a bad idea, I’m not a huge fan. It makes running the USB and power […]

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Shapeoko 3 Upgrades – Part 1.3

Good news this time. So there is good news… I did use this as a chance to buy a new tool but what I bought was a 48″ level with milled sides. Guaranteed to be flat to .0005″ (right, pull the other one, it’s got bells on.) In any case it’s bound to be straighter […]

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