The steel parts are dry and i started assembling the carriages:
Gold, silver, and black go together nicely, the parts sometimes not. But after a second look in the manual and use of force everything fits.
Moving the z-carriage up and down during assembly is quite cumbersome, I attached my drill to the threaded rod to turn it and move it easily.
Up next will be the X-axis and testing the electronics, as the motors should arrive soon.
I’ve been finishing the steel parts with varnish so they won’t rust.
First i had to apply a primer:
After priming both sides i could finally apply colour:
I still have to do the second side, but tomorrow i can start putting everything together.
Today i finally got my ShapeOko 2 kit. I’ve been wanting a CNC for years and the ShapeOko seemed like a good start on a low budget. I got mine from the one shop im germany that sells and they changed some details, like converting all the screws and measurements to the metric system.
Here are all the parts laid out, motors and electronics have to arrive yet.
The steel panels are unfinished so i will have to paint them first.
Thats all for now, i have to go get paint