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 were some burrs on them from the stamping process so I grabbed some 400 grit paper and a flat surface and sanded them down a bit.

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Then I measured them all and sorted them by thickness. There was a bit of variation ranging from 0.032″ to 0.039″.

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Just to see, I also measured all the precision washers that were in the v-wheel assemblies. They were actually all the same and measured 0.043″ I think I’m going to use the old bearing shims between the wheels and the plates. Then I don’t have to worry about the differences in thicknesses.

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