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Thread: Locking Register Calipers after H.O. Studley

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    Locking Register Calipers after H.O. Studley

    Made up a pair on my Shapeoko 3:

    WIN_20150914_214307.jpg

    PDF attached in case anyone wants to make their own:

    studley_caliper_imposed.pdf

    CAM done using MakerCAM and F-Engrave.

    Parts list: 6061-T6 aluminum, brass Chicago screw, #8-32 screw, #6-32 screw (may need a divot filed into it), and a knurled #6-32 thumb screw

    Cut on a ShapeOko 3 using a Makita RT-0701 and 1/8" bits, feed 215mm/min., plunge rate 27mm/min., 0.2mm cutting depth.

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    Looks great. How thick is the alum and how did you hold it?
    How do you like the Shapeoko 3?
    Please help support the Creek.

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    Thanks!

    1/8" thick aluminum.

    Made a fixture to hold it in place — actually 5 — only the first and last worked out for various reasons. I’ll probably make a new fixture out of a block of aluminum.

    Really enjoying the ShapeOko 3 — huge improvement over my SO1 and 2. Just waiting on the expansion kits — hoping for a kit which will afford a 5' wide cutting area (and still be <16" deep so as to remain portable).

    Photo:

    WIN_20150914_192800.jpg
    Last edited by William Adams; 09-17-2015 at 9:10 PM.

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