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Old 11-17-2019, 02:05 PM   #101
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Those machines are awesome


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Old 11-18-2019, 11:03 PM   #102
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Looks great! So many cool projects to try.
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Old 11-18-2019, 11:31 PM   #103
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Looks great! So many cool projects to try.
It is a lot of fun!!
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Old 11-22-2019, 09:26 PM   #104
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Marine Corps emblem is just great. Nice job.
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Old 01-24-2020, 10:35 PM   #105
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Been busy with big pieces but have done a little bit on the cnc.

Acrylic was interesting to say the least

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Old 01-24-2020, 10:36 PM   #106
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Old 01-24-2020, 10:37 PM   #107
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Used it to make templates for this river table

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Old 01-24-2020, 11:04 PM   #108
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Looks like fun projects.

Have you tried making a wooden AR15 mag speed loader?
https://thefunnybeaver.com/how-to-bu...-speed-loader/
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Old 01-27-2020, 08:26 AM   #109
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Those are neat...Yall are making some cool stuff
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Old 01-27-2020, 02:41 PM   #110
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Great job Mmoses!! Keep it up
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Old 02-02-2020, 11:58 AM   #111
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I've been following this thread since the beginning and am looking hard into getting in the game. The amount of products out there is slightly overwhelming. Prices are all over the place depending on size, router vs. spindle, frame material, servo vs. stepper, etc... I don't want to spend more than necessary, but I also don't want to go cheap and regret it. All my research keeps pointing to the Bob's CNC as one of the best bang for the buck. The biggest negative I've read in the assembly time required, however buyers have said the assembly instructions are excellent, customer service is great, and they learn a lot about the machine due to the need for assembly. Does anyone have experience with this one? What other machines should I look at other than the Shapeoko? Thanks.

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Old 02-02-2020, 08:50 PM   #112
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I've been following this thread since the beginning and am looking hard into getting in the game. The amount of products out there is slightly overwhelming. Prices are all over the place depending on size, router vs. spindle, frame material, servo vs. stepper, etc... I don't want to spend more than necessary, but I also don't want to go cheap and regret it. All my research keeps pointing to the Bob's CNC as one of the best bang for the buck. The biggest negative I've read in the assembly time required, however buyers have said the assembly instructions are excellent, customer service is great, and they learn a lot about the machine due to the need for assembly. Does anyone have experience with this one? What other machines should I look at other than the Shapeoko? Thanks.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H2QH17J...v_ov_lig_dp_it
Bob's is an interesting machine. I can only speak for the pictures of it on amazon.com as I have never seen one or used one. I can not see how a wood frame machine that is put together with box joints is going to remain firm and stable, (it may, but I cant see it). As for starter/hobby machines, I would stick with the Shapeoko or the X-carve. I know price is a major deciding factor, as it was for me too. I bought the X-Carve 750mm kit and kinda wish I would have bought the larger 1000mm kit. I am limited to a cutting size of about 19in X 19in. The X-Carve also comes with good controller and all the connections for the z probe, all the steppers and other accessories you can add to even remote start your router. Using Easel, inventables software, it connects directly to the controller so you do not have to convert g code and all that.

I am mmoses can break down the Shapeoko for you. All I know about that is the carbide software is can do a lot more than Easel can.

If you are ever around the San Antonio area hit me up and you can come check it out. Best of luck!

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Old 02-02-2020, 09:17 PM   #113
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Bob's is an interesting machine. I can only speak for the pictures of it on amazon.com as I have never seen one or used one. I can not see how a wood frame machine that is put together with box joints is going to remain firm and stable, (it may, but I cant see it). As for starter/hobby machines, I would stick with the Shapeoko or the X-carve. I know price is a major deciding factor, as it was for me too. I bought the X-Carve 750mm kit and kinda wish I would have bought the larger 1000mm kit. I am limited to a cutting size of about 19in X 19in. The X-Carve also comes with good controller and all the connections for the z probe, all the steppers and other accessories you can add to even remote start your router. Using Easel, inventables software, it connects directly to the controller so you do not have to convert g code and all that.

I am mmoses can break down the Shapeoko for you. All I know about that is the carbide software is can do a lot more than Easel can.

If you are ever around the San Antonio area hit me up and you can come check it out. Best of luck!

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Thanks for the feedback. I'll look into the x-carve too.

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Old 02-04-2020, 03:12 PM   #114
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You are more than welcomed to come by and look at mine. I have the XL.

The assembly on the shapeoko wasnt bad. Maybe 6 hrs?

The other one I would look at is the Mill Right Mega V. That is gear driven and not belt driven but you are on your own for software.

Sorry, but the one on amazon looks like a piece of junk. You are super limited on bits and capacity.
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Old 02-04-2020, 03:29 PM   #115
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Now this is bass @ss!
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Old 02-04-2020, 03:59 PM   #116
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You are more than welcomed to come by and look at mine. I have the XL.



The assembly on the shapeoko wasnt bad. Maybe 6 hrs?



The other one I would look at is the Mill Right Mega V. That is gear driven and not belt driven but you are on your own for software.



Sorry, but the one on amazon looks like a piece of junk. You are super limited on bits and capacity.
I may take you up on the offer since I live in Pearland, so not too far away.

I thought the same at first about the Bob's on Amazon until I read all the reviews and watched a dozen or more YouTube videos. Definitely not on par with your machine, but also half the cost. But I also think you need your own software too.

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Old 02-05-2020, 07:44 PM   #117
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Thanks to Martin for inviting me into his shop today. He has a very nice setup and was nice enough to show me the in & outs of his Shapeoko.

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Old 02-09-2020, 07:13 PM   #118
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Old 02-12-2020, 12:47 PM   #119
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Thanks to Martin for inviting me into his shop today. He has a very nice setup and was nice enough to show me the in & outs of his Shapeoko.

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Old 02-12-2020, 12:47 PM   #120
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Old 02-12-2020, 12:48 PM   #121
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Finished up a batch order this week to!!

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Old 02-12-2020, 01:14 PM   #122
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Old 02-12-2020, 01:45 PM   #123
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What's the foam for?
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Old 02-13-2020, 12:09 AM   #124
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Old 02-13-2020, 04:53 AM   #125
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You folks are rocking some awesome projects. I recently purchased an X-carve but have yet to get it cutting. Any advice as to table set up/features that you wish you had done from the start??
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You folks are rocking some awesome projects. I recently purchased an X-carve but have yet to get it cutting. Any advice as to table set up/features that you wish you had done from the start??
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I am at work so I am not sure if the pics are working - Also mmoses if I am imposing on your post please let me know

I did a clock for a friend at work who is getting ready to have their first baby boy. Used the clock parts at Hobby Lobby and a Pine round at Home Depot. I also tested out my Frued keyhole bit. I will be honest - I was a bit “scared” if you want to use that word. I was using some bits and techniques I had not used before and did not want to mess up and start over.
I started with some test cuts for the motor and the key hole. Got it right on the 4th try



Here I used 3 blocks to make sure my center did not move and mark on the bottom to make sure I referenced the same spot when I flipped it over for face carve.



This the motor pocket and the key hole



I used a 1/8 bit for roughing and waste removal and a 90* bit for detail



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I did a clock for a friend at work who is getting ready to have their first baby boy. Used the clock parts at Hobby Lobby and a Pine round at Home Depot. I also tested out my Frued keyhole bit. I will be honest - I was a bit “scared” if you want to use that word. I was using some bits and techniques I had not used before and did not want to mess up and start over.

I started with some test cuts for the motor and the key hole. Got it right on the 4th try







Here I used 3 blocks to make sure my center did not move and mark on the bottom to make sure I referenced the same spot when I flipped it over for face carve.







This the motor pocket and the key hole







I used a 1/8 bit for roughing and waste removal and a 90* bit for detail







All Done



That is pretty cool. I've got to get me one of these soon.

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Old 02-16-2020, 11:27 AM   #130
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I am at work so I am not sure if the pics are working - Also mmoses if I am imposing on your post please let me know

I did a clock for a friend at work who is getting ready to have their first baby boy. Used the clock parts at Hobby Lobby and a Pine round at Home Depot. I also tested out my Frued keyhole bit. I will be honest - I was a bit “scared” if you want to use that word. I was using some bits and techniques I had not used before and did not want to mess up and start over.
I started with some test cuts for the motor and the key hole. Got it right on the 4th try



Here I used 3 blocks to make sure my center did not move and mark on the bottom to make sure I referenced the same spot when I flipped it over for face carve.



This the motor pocket and the key hole



I used a 1/8 bit for roughing and waste removal and a 90* bit for detail



All Done



look good! Love the vcarve detail.

Keep posting! this is why I started this thread.
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