Shapeoko 5 Material Fence

Created by - Teddydakilabear

Date Created - 2024-01-09

Last Update - 2024-02-05 16:38:27

Status - published

This is a simple fence that is able to be cut on any Shapeoko 5 right out of the box! It is made from a 24x24" 3/4" sheet of MDF. This uses the 201 1/4" endmill that comes with the machine and a 60 degree Vee bit for optional finishing pass. All bit settings are set to Shapeoko HDM since that seems like the closest option for the Shapeoko 5<br /><br /><br />

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The file includes 4 different fences.<br /><br /><br />

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1 - 22x22" (19x19" support)<br /><br /><br />

1 - 15x15" (12x12" support)<br /><br /><br />

1 - 14x14" (11x11" support)<br /><br /><br />

1 - 9x9" (6x6" support)<br /><br /><br />

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The pockets for the bitzero came out a little larger than needed but functions as intended. These pockets leave .25 " material at the bottom for support so all 1/2" and above material can use these fences. You can use thinner stock once the XY zero is set you can just zero the Z from the top of the workpiece. <br /><br /><br />

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The outer hole is set to a depth for the original screws that come with the hold downs but you will likely need to adjust the depth to the screws you have. <br /><br /><br />

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The Vee path is optional, I added it after I ran the first set of tool paths to reduce sanding.<br /><br /><br />

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I looked around for a file for this and could not find one.

Type Length Width Thickness Job Zero
Name Type Tool Feedrate Plungerate Cut Depth