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by DStanworth
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Joining Shapeoko 3 rails
Replies: 14
Views: 6429

Re: Joining Shapeoko 3 rails

Their website says "it's the most hackable machine in it's class, Customize it to suit your needs"! Yet I contacted them and they will not sell the rails. That seems backwards to me. They promote modifying the machine but won't sell you the parts. I would have to pay $475 for an upgrade kit plus sh...
by DStanworth
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Build Logs
Topic: Carbide 3D will not sell the rail extrusions. Really?
Replies: 0
Views: 3181

Carbide 3D will not sell the rail extrusions. Really?

"The most hackable machine in it's class. Customize it to suit your needs". That's what is says on their website. So If I want to purchase two rails I have to spend $675.00 on the upgrade kit. Something just seems wrong here. I thought they were promoting modifications to their machines. I guess I ...
by DStanworth
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Computing Hardware
Topic: Expanding bed size. Will Carbite Create & Carbide Motion work on a larger bed?
Replies: 0
Views: 5602

Expanding bed size. Will Carbite Create & Carbide Motion work on a larger bed?

Really appreciate any feedback on this. I'm in the planning stage of upgrading my bed size with new longer rails. One of the issues that came to mind, will carbide software products still work? I like using Carbide Create. I import all my drawing files from Corel draw and create cutting paths in Car...
by DStanworth
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Professional Signage
Replies: 0
Views: 1479

Professional Signage

Here are a few signs I've made using PVC sheet. Also goes by the brand name of Sintra or Celtec.
by DStanworth
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Professional Sign Shop. Anyone making money with their Shapeoko?
Replies: 2
Views: 2190

Professional Sign Shop. Anyone making money with their Shapeoko?

I was just curious if I am the only sign shop using the Shapeoko. A CNC is a common tool in the sign industry to cut letters and graphics. Being a small sign shop I did not want to purchase an expensive machine, especially since I've had no experience with a CAD table. I usually order my letters who...