Shapeoko XXL baseboard... 306 holes later


(Luke) #1

Hi guys

I’ve been working on a baseboard drilling cycle for my home grown cnc, however I think it will also work for an XXL. This is meant for an aluminium base and M6 holes. You set the machine at the front middle and click go.

3 Cam cycles, a round pass to check clearances, 306 holes, then 306 bevels.

They can be downloaded from here:

https://a360.co/2PQ6VyI


(Neil Ferreri) #2

Are you going to tap those by hand or try thread milling them?


(Griff Carpenter) #3

I hope he decides thread mill…


(Luke) #4

I wasn’t going to… but then I can’t think of a reason not to…

If only I had thought about it Monday and I would have bought a thread mill in time for this weekend.

Update, where can I buy one from?


(Luke) #5

I’ve just found these

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Sprial-flutes-Carbide-thread-end-mill-M10X1-5-thread-mills-thread-milling-cutter-with-TIALN-coating/32317273199.html?spm=2114.10010108.100009.3.e3361f80AMZdmm&gps-id=pcDetailLeftTopSell&scm=1007.13482.95643.0&scm_id=1007.13482.95643.0&scm-url=1007.13482.95643.0&pvid=5d713167-b105-4da2-9cfe-6eca69b91e14

this would be what I want right? Not sure how I feel about waiting 3/4 weeks to do the threading mind


(Griff Carpenter) #6

https://www.ebay.com/usr/roguesystemsinc?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2754

They have threadmills. Not sure about UK shipping

EDIT: Oops, no metric, sorry.

But, ask, maybe they will make some.


(Neil Ferreri) #7

Or you could spend 3/4 weeks DOING the threading.


(Luke) #8

Ah I can’t wait that long to thread it…

I have now had the machine running for 2/3 hours milling 321 5mm holes, and 15 10mm pockets… then 321 chamfers…

I will save the tapping for tomorrow, I need to lift the board out a fraction…


(Luke) #9

it took me an hour and three dewalt batteries but all my holes are threaded!

time to make something!