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Old 03-04-2019, 08:49 AM   #1
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Default CNC router projects! who has one?

Picked up a CNC router from Shapeoko last week. Went with an XL.

It only took me 4hrs or so to put together and square up. Very sturdy machine.

Getting files and designs into their cad program is pretty easy.

Ill post some pictures of what I have done already.
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Old 03-04-2019, 08:51 AM   #2
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It doesn't come with any clamps to hold down material so I got to make my own!

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Old 03-04-2019, 08:51 AM   #3
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Just messing around

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Old 03-04-2019, 09:48 AM   #4
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I would love to have one of these
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Old 03-04-2019, 11:54 AM   #5
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I have really been looking into a machine like this. lots of different options and price ranges tho!
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Old 03-04-2019, 12:46 PM   #6
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I've been thinking about getting one for a while, this is a nice price for one compared to others.
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Old 03-05-2019, 11:11 AM   #7
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is the program pretty easy to use or does it need a class?
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Old 03-10-2019, 01:48 PM   #8
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is the program pretty easy to use or does it need a class?
Program is really easy to use. A few online tutorials and your good to go.

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Old 03-10-2019, 01:50 PM   #9
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Messed around with some letter carving a got the enclosure built to contain some of the dust and noise.

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Old 03-10-2019, 04:59 PM   #10
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They are fun to watch; my son is co-owner of Turner Sign Systems in Fr. Worth it's pretty cool when his router going. He has some big national accounts and his router is huge, hold the stock with vacuum. I don't remember how big it has to be 10' x 5' at least. Here is a few pics of the router can do.
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Old 03-10-2019, 06:07 PM   #11
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They are fun to watch; my son is co-owner of Turner Sign Systems in Fr. Worth it's pretty cool when his router going. He has some big national accounts and his router is huge, hold the stock with vacuum. I don't remember how big it has to be 10' x 5' at least. Here is a few pics of the router can do.
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How do they make those gas station signs?
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Old 03-11-2019, 07:52 AM   #12
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How do they make those gas station signs?

I'm not sure bro, I only go there a few times a year he's always busy, they are a multimillion dollar business.
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Old 03-12-2019, 02:10 PM   #13
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Couple of projects. Still learning!

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Old 03-13-2019, 05:53 AM   #14
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If you dont mind me asking, what do you have invested in this so far. Really want one and trying to save my pennies up for one.
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Old 03-13-2019, 08:11 AM   #15
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If you dont mind me asking, what do you have invested in this so far. Really want one and trying to save my pennies up for one.
The machine was $1650, $200 in bits, $140 in the enclosure/bench/wasteboard/clamps/hardware.

Next up is a dust boot($100) and the tool bit zeroing plate($120).

Not too bad I think.
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Old 03-13-2019, 08:13 AM   #16
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Going to run some turkey fan/beard mount today. Stay tuned!
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Old 03-13-2019, 08:19 AM   #17
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You could sure make some cool plaques made to order... I know like us Knifemakers or other vendors that do shows, kids birthday presents, I think the possibilities are endless. A low investment for starting a business. I spend that much on one grinder just spent 1,600.00 yesterday on another heat treating oven.
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Old 03-13-2019, 08:36 AM   #18
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The machine was $1650, $200 in bits, $140 in the enclosure/bench/wasteboard/clamps/hardware.

Next up is a dust boot($100) and the tool bit zeroing plate($120).

Not too bad I think.
thank you sir.
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Old 03-13-2019, 12:28 PM   #19
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Mocked up turkey mount. Time to cut it out of mesquite and oak.

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Old 03-17-2019, 10:48 PM   #20
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Is it going to have a turkey silhouette carved on the front?
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Old 03-17-2019, 11:31 PM   #21
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Alright this is dang cool! I want one. Didn't realize the start up cost could be kept that reasonable. Awesome machine, keep showing us what your turning out!
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Old 03-20-2019, 09:26 PM   #22
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A couple of signs

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Old 03-20-2019, 09:27 PM   #23
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Any rock climbers out there? This is a hangboard I did for my younger brother.

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Old 03-24-2019, 12:44 PM   #24
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Turkey fan mount out of mesquite.

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Old 03-27-2019, 09:28 PM   #25
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Door hanger for the wife and a push stick for the table saw.

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Old 04-07-2019, 11:55 AM   #26
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Awesome. My BIL is looking to get one to make some small stuff.
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Old 04-07-2019, 12:07 PM   #27
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We use a complete setup from redart. Here’s a few we have done.







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Old 04-07-2019, 10:56 PM   #28
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Thats awesome. I dont think my machine would be happy with concrete!
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Old 04-08-2019, 07:04 AM   #29
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How big of item can you cut on that? Pretty stinking cool

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Old 04-08-2019, 07:48 AM   #30
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How big of item can you cut on that? Pretty stinking cool

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I have a 16"w x 33" long


I can go bigger than the 16" if I pass it through the machine though.

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Old 04-10-2019, 02:12 PM   #31
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Y'all do darn good work.

Anybody know of a good resource or place to find someone local for a small project I'd like to have made for a friend?
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Old 04-10-2019, 02:18 PM   #32
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There are some awesome projects on here! I've got a flat-ish slab of mesquite I found in dad's barn that I've been trying to think of something to do with. While 2+ inches thick, it's not wide enough for a cutting board.
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Old 04-11-2019, 12:49 PM   #33
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There are some awesome projects on here! I've got a flat-ish slab of mesquite I found in dad's barn that I've been trying to think of something to do with. While 2+ inches thick, it's not wide enough for a cutting board.
I've only worked with a little mesquite, its a hardwood but some awesome grain.
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I've only worked with a little mesquite, its a hardwood but some awesome grain.

Yeah Bjank and I are in the preliminary stages of designing a custom knife. Was thinking a handle but not sure of the logistics. Keep the pics coming! Love these kinds of projects!









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Old 04-11-2019, 01:59 PM   #35
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If you dont mind me asking, what do you have invested in this so far. Really want one and trying to save my pennies up for one.
Dang. Beat me to it.

I've wanted on of these and a laser one.
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Old 06-28-2019, 10:02 AM   #36
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A few projects down!

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Old 06-28-2019, 06:25 PM   #37
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Arrowhead skull mounts?
8 point silhouette skull mounts?


Just a couple of ideas for ya.
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Mmoses, you have done some really nice work. I have been looking at the xcarve and have already built the cabinet for it. What software are you using? Vcarve? Keep up the great work!!
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****, you, Martin!

My wife is gonna be very upset with you when I tell her you made me spend more money!
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Old 07-11-2019, 04:46 PM   #41
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I should be picking mine up on Saturday!!! Happy Happy Happy!!!
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Old 07-17-2019, 12:59 PM   #42
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I should be picking mine up on Saturday!!! Happy Happy Happy!!!
AWESOME!!!!

with the shapeoko it comes with their free software. That is all I used so far. I have looked a vcarve though. Might try that out.
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****, you, Martin!

My wife is gonna be very upset with you when I tell her you made me spend more money!
HEy keep your wife to yourself!!! tell her you will use it to make money? thats what I told mine.......?
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a few more things... the EGA was for a buddy of ours. took like 6hrs to cut.
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Old 07-17-2019, 01:34 PM   #46
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I have been telling everyone I know that there is a huge market for CNC router work. Every shop within 50 miles of Austin with a 4'x8' machine or larger, is tied up for months.

Once we purchase a house, my garage is going to be home to a 5'x10' Shop Sabre!
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Mmoses, I picked mine up last Saturday and took me about a week to put together. I finally got it in the shop and am moving through some saw dust like its going out of style. I borrowed your Texas dish (about 6.5 in wide), I made a finger joint box for my bottle of Andaluzia whiskey, and knocked out a quick logo (did it in spare plywood so there is a pit of tearout - might try a downcut bit for it later)

Next time you come to San Antonio let me know and we will get together and share some notes.




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Awesome. We are looking into a 4x8 camaster. We have large workloads just have to decided to keep doing everything by hand or go ahead and automate the process.
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Mmoses, I picked mine up last Saturday and took me about a week to put together. I finally got it in the shop and am moving through some saw dust like its going out of style. I borrowed your Texas dish (about 6.5 in wide), I made a finger joint box for my bottle of Andaluzia whiskey, and knocked out a quick logo (did it in spare plywood so there is a pit of tearout - might try a downcut bit for it later)

Next time you come to San Antonio let me know and we will get together and share some notes.




thats awesome!!! What size is it?

Yeah plywood is tough with the tear-out. Is the xcarve software pretty easy to figure out?

keep posting pictures!
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thats awesome!!! What size is it?

Yeah plywood is tough with the tear-out. Is the xcarve software pretty easy to figure out?

keep posting pictures!
Easel has its plusses and minuses. It is free as well and you don't need an x-carve to use it for design. It also has lots of tools like box makers, replicators and what nots. My x-carve is 750mm x 750mm
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