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by ALuomala
Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: CNC Piranha Fx
Replies: 21
Views: 5519

Re: CNC Piranha Fx

An update, of sorts: I would avoid this product line like the plague. I finally started cutting my first project (not overly complex, compared to ones I completed on my SO2), and the software paused the job about 20% in (about 10 minutes). Turned it off. Started it up and since the machine was alrea...
by ALuomala
Sun May 22, 2016 2:36 am
Forum: Other - (etchers, drag knifes, lasers)
Topic: Drag knife option
Replies: 1
Views: 1213

Drag knife option

Found this site (think it's European) while looking for vinyl cutting tips and tricks:link. Looks very swanky. Not sure how much 59 Euro is, but it oozes German engineering!
by ALuomala
Sat May 21, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: CNC Piranha Fx
Replies: 21
Views: 5519

Re: CNC Piranha Fx

Here's a bit of an update (with a rant of sorts): I haven't actually cut anything yet (of merit), so I can't really talk about overall performance, but I have had buyer's remorse more than a few times with this unit. I decided to take a more analytical approach to getting up to speed with this unit,...
by ALuomala
Sun Apr 24, 2016 2:34 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Apple Watch Stand & iPhone Dock
Replies: 5
Views: 1356

Re: Apple Watch Stand & iPhone Dock

Nice work. I like the combination of printed and milled materials. Purists might cringe :twisted: but I like it.
by ALuomala
Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:00 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: CNC Piranha Fx
Replies: 21
Views: 5519

Re: CNC Piranha Fx

This was one of the options i weighed when i chose the Axiom AR1. I couldnt stand that the shark was all made of HDPE. I also went and saw a shark HD3, but the spindle carriage had a lot of flex. My goal was tight tolerences, but i didnt need a big build area. Overall, im happy i went with the axio...
by ALuomala
Fri Feb 26, 2016 2:39 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: CNC Piranha Fx
Replies: 21
Views: 5519

Re: CNC Piranha Fx

I just picked one of these up at CanadianWoodworker (only distributor in Canada that I am aware of). I paid $2500 for the basic kit (comes with Vectric V-carve Desktop). I have built a large (1m x 1m) SO2, and I was able to make some nice stuff with it, but I rarely used the full bed, and I was tire...
by ALuomala
Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:48 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Enhancing Existing Items with your CNC
Replies: 24
Views: 4154

Re: Enhancing Existing Items with your CNC

Very nice work people!!! This is the type of stuff I want to get into, and it is always nice to get inspiration (i.e steal ideas from :twisted: ) from other users. I look at CNC boards on Etsy and Pinterest, so there is a good amount of inspiration, but to be honest, so of the CNC inspirations there...
by ALuomala
Sat Dec 26, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: My First CNC'd Guitar Body
Replies: 5
Views: 2196

Re: My First CNC'd Guitar Body

Nice work! I am going to eventually get around to doing a guitar on my SO2 (might do a Tele style as a warm up), but really want to do a carved body Les Paul. Might even get fancy and do some scroll-work and carving on the top. I think doing the body as a multistage (do back and then front) would al...
by ALuomala
Mon Oct 19, 2015 10:51 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Beginners guide to setting up bCNC (+ autoleveling)
Replies: 19
Views: 6715

Re: Beginners guide to setting up bCNC (+ autoleveling)

I tried to use the eval build, but I can't get it to open. I can get the master build to run no problem, but with the eval version all that happens is I see the Python window rapidly open/close, and that's it (much like when I first tried to run/install bCNC in the first place (when I extracted the ...
by ALuomala
Mon Oct 19, 2015 10:43 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Scan a model from a real-world object?
Replies: 10
Views: 2340

Re: Scan a model from a real-world object?

Rather than create another thread, I thought I would add a link to a DIY probe that I found, that doesn't involve heavy-duty lathing/machining, and would actually be able to be partially created with your SO2/SO3: link . I haven't made it (yet), but this one seems much more doable by an average DIYe...