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by pshupe
Sun Feb 28, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: CNC Shark Pro Plus HD
Topic: problem with spoil board?
Replies: 9
Views: 3714

Re: problem with spoil board?

Thanks guys. I haven't had time to figure it out, but I think it could be the internal stresses in the hardwood spoilboard. I will be making one of mdf soon and will then be able to test. That's a great idea about the angle under the bed to stiffen. It would be nice if the t-track bed was actually p...
by pshupe
Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: CNC Shark Pro Plus HD
Topic: problem with spoil board?
Replies: 9
Views: 3714

Re: problem with spoil board?

Thanks for the tips guys. The base is fully supported on 3/4" ply on a very sturdy table. I'll check if there is deflection as the gantry travels along. I wouldn't be surprised if this could happen as the machine is not that sturdy and I have been disappointed with the problems with the T tracks not...
by pshupe
Sat Feb 20, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: CNC Shark Pro Plus HD
Topic: problem with spoil board?
Replies: 9
Views: 3714

problem with spoil board?

So I recently made a new spoilboard for my CNC shark pro HD. I made it out of hardwood and made it so there were T slots in the top. I surfaced it a while ago and then I noticed that it seem to be not planar anymore so I figured it must have been from the wood moving as a result of moisture etc, eve...
by pshupe
Sat Jan 02, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: CNC Shark Pro Plus HD
Topic: zero out spoil board
Replies: 8
Views: 3636

Re: zero out spoil board

To that same point, Is there a way to set the 0,0,0 point and not have the bit start there? For instance if I am cutting a thin piece of plastic. Say it's a circle. I have my 0,0,0 point in the centre of the circle on top of the material. When I zero the Z, the bit is just touching the plastic, whic...
by pshupe
Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: CNC Shark Pro Plus HD
Topic: Router clamp issue- again! unbelievable
Replies: 12
Views: 5436

Re: Router clamp issue- again! unbelievable

Thanks Rod - I didn't see that, but my Bosch 1617 router has a tapered portion that sits well above the bolts, about 2" actually. So it is not an issue with the bolt heads. Thanks for the tip though.

Cheers Peter.
by pshupe
Wed Aug 05, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: CNC Shark Pro Plus HD
Topic: Router clamp issue- again! unbelievable
Replies: 12
Views: 5436

Re: Router clamp issue- again! unbelievable

Thanks - I have the CNC Shark Pro Plus HD. I've had it for a few years and it was up at my father's place which he used it primarily for signs. I'm starting to use it for more guitar building and I need it to be more stable. Eventually I want to get up the nerve to cut fret slots which are 0.023" wi...
by pshupe
Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: CNC Shark Pro Plus HD
Topic: Router clamp issue- again! unbelievable
Replies: 12
Views: 5436

Re: Router clamp issue- again! unbelievable

Thanks Rod - Yeah I have been looking all over the forum. This started off as a bit of a rant because it really was my own fault. I knew there was a reason I had my router sitting so low in the clamp. Unfortunately I had to ruin a nice people of maple, not to mention having to plane the top from a g...
by pshupe
Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:16 am
Forum: CNC Shark Pro Plus HD
Topic: stability upgrades & other
Replies: 3
Views: 2224

Re: stability upgrades & other

Thanks Bob - Lots of great information there. I think I will look at getting the aluminum plate for the back and also work on using some hardwood slats and tying them into the slats and having them planed as a spoil board as well. I have an MDP spoil board now that is laminated to 3/4" plywood. It's...
by pshupe
Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:59 am
Forum: CNC Shark Pro Plus HD
Topic: sppeds and feeds - sorry
Replies: 1
Views: 1290

sppeds and feeds - sorry

Hey guys - I understand that this has been covered to death probably but I did search and read a lot of threads but am still a little confused. I have been using my Shark for quite some time and haven't had too many issues but want to get things right going forward. I have a Bosch 1617 router - vari...
by pshupe
Sun Jul 26, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: CNC Shark Pro Plus HD
Topic: stability upgrades & other
Replies: 3
Views: 2224

stability upgrades & other

Hey guys - I have some questions regarding the modification of my Shark Pro Plus HD 25"x25"x7". My dad and I initially purchased this to do signs and nick nacky things. It is great for that. I have recently got into building guitars and find I want to use it for more precise operations. I was consid...