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mmoses 03-04-2019 08:49 AM

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.

mmoses 03-04-2019 08:51 AM

It doesn't come with any clamps to hold down material so I got to make my own!https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...87bc4704a8.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...9ac2a94a65.jpg

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mmoses 03-04-2019 08:51 AM

Just messing aroundhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...c6b09e583b.jpg

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Rick 03-04-2019 09:48 AM

I would love to have one of these

boyles77 03-04-2019 11:54 AM

I have really been looking into a machine like this. lots of different options and price ranges tho!

dannorocks 03-04-2019 12:46 PM

I've been thinking about getting one for a while, this is a nice price for one compared to others.

boyles77 03-05-2019 11:11 AM

is the program pretty easy to use or does it need a class?

mmoses 03-10-2019 01:48 PM

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Originally Posted by boyles77 (Post 14030901)
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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mmoses 03-10-2019 01:50 PM

Messed around with some letter carving a got the enclosure built to contain some of the dust and noise. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...2aa30bb537.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...1ccb26b8ef.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...5220e81c16.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...33a2455491.jpg

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Bjankowski 03-10-2019 04:59 PM

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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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Lexington 03-10-2019 06:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Bjankowski (Post 14039921)
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?

Bjankowski 03-11-2019 07:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Lexington (Post 14040005)
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.

mmoses 03-12-2019 02:10 PM

Couple of projects. Still learning!https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...012fd4773a.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...d949a71a4a.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...f2a2a2c993.jpg

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Kevin Warren 03-13-2019 05:53 AM

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.

mmoses 03-13-2019 08:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Kevin Warren (Post 14044225)
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.

mmoses 03-13-2019 08:13 AM

Going to run some turkey fan/beard mount today. Stay tuned!

Bjankowski 03-13-2019 08:19 AM

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.

Kevin Warren 03-13-2019 08:36 AM

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Originally Posted by mmoses (Post 14044391)
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.

mmoses 03-13-2019 12:28 PM

Mocked up turkey mount. Time to cut it out of mesquite and oak. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...4f09e839d9.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...fc82878ab2.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...466831827c.jpg

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WildThings 03-17-2019 10:48 PM

Is it going to have a turkey silhouette carved on the front?

whitetailtrail 03-17-2019 11:31 PM

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!

mmoses 03-20-2019 09:26 PM

A couple of signshttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...46017410d4.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...7a233fe7fb.jpg

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mmoses 03-20-2019 09:27 PM

Any rock climbers out there? This is a hangboard I did for my younger brother. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...0374f78763.jpg

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mmoses 03-24-2019 12:44 PM

Turkey fan mount out of mesquite. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...376327e9e1.jpg

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mmoses 03-27-2019 09:28 PM

Door hanger for the wife and a push stick for the table saw. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...5589cfa342.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...30df165634.jpg

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HainesNYT 04-07-2019 11:55 AM

Awesome. My BIL is looking to get one to make some small stuff.

onetondodge 04-07-2019 12:07 PM

We use a complete setup from redart. Here’s a few we have done.
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mmoses 04-07-2019 10:56 PM

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Originally Posted by onetondodge (Post 14087875)

Thats awesome. I dont think my machine would be happy with concrete!

Sticks&Strings 04-08-2019 07:04 AM

How big of item can you cut on that? Pretty stinking cool

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mmoses 04-08-2019 07:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Sticks&Strings (Post 14088914)
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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Ride_Klein 04-10-2019 02:12 PM

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?

BlackHogDown 04-10-2019 02:18 PM

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.

mmoses 04-11-2019 12:49 PM

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Originally Posted by BlackHogDown (Post 14093253)
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.

BlackHogDown 04-11-2019 12:56 PM

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Originally Posted by mmoses (Post 14095179)
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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rferg84 04-11-2019 01:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Kevin Warren (Post 14044225)
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.

mmoses 06-28-2019 10:02 AM

A few projects down! https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...440092fa8b.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...0b9e8a004f.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...62dae463b1.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...61b34ca546.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...de2c7b6d5c.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...f33ff4a839.jpg

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Texas Grown 06-28-2019 06:25 PM

Arrowhead skull mounts?
8 point silhouette skull mounts?


Just a couple of ideas for ya.

100%TtId 06-28-2019 10:39 PM

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Drewboy22 06-29-2019 08:29 PM

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!!

Texastaxi 07-01-2019 08:09 AM

****, you, Martin!

My wife is gonna be very upset with you when I tell her you made me spend more money!

Drewboy22 07-11-2019 04:46 PM

I should be picking mine up on Saturday!!! Happy Happy Happy!!!

mmoses 07-17-2019 12:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Drewboy22 (Post 14240347)
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.

mmoses 07-17-2019 01:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Texastaxi (Post 14223687)
****, 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.......?

mmoses 07-17-2019 01:05 PM

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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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Spoiled_TN_boy 07-17-2019 01:34 PM

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!

Drewboy22 07-22-2019 09:03 PM

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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kparker158 07-22-2019 09:16 PM

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.

mmoses 07-22-2019 09:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Drewboy22 (Post 14260448)
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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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!

Drewboy22 07-22-2019 09:37 PM

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Originally Posted by mmoses (Post 14260498)
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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