Hobby or machinist?

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galyion
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Hobby or machinist?

Post by galyion » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:31 am

So how many people in here are machinists or just learning with there shapeoko. I am a machinist with 10+ years exp. can't wait till mine is delivered in 12 hrs or so.

PsyKo
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Re: Hobby or machinist?

Post by PsyKo » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:44 am

Simple hobbyist in my case :) I'm a software developper
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Kress 800, Z Axis upgrade, dual Y, 600mm X&Y rails, metal spacers and V Wheels, home switches, 4th axis
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Re: Hobby or machinist?

Post by WillAdams » Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:40 am

Hobbyist, w/ 3 yrs. of high school shop where one of the tests was free-hand grinding a screwdriver --- wish I still had it.
Shapeoko 3XL #0006 w/ Carbide Compact Router w/0.125″ and ¼″ Carbide 3D precision collets

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Re: Hobby or machinist?

Post by cvoinescu » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:08 pm

Hobbyist, software developer. No machining experience before this, but I'm handy with electronics.
Proud owner of ShapeOko #709, eShapeOko #0, and of store.amberspyglass.co.uk

DevinTX
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Re: Hobby or machinist?

Post by DevinTX » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:48 pm

Hobbyist, I play at wood working (making big pieces of wood into small pieces of wood) LOL, work full time as a Systems Admin for the local Government. Looking forward to understanding CAD

DevinTX
ShapeOko # 207 / Dual Y Drive / Acme Upgrade / Belt on outside / Working on expansion

Althiels
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Re: Hobby or machinist?

Post by Althiels » Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:51 pm

Hobbyist and materials engineer, always wanted to learn about this stuff!
Serial #: 1295, DW660 Router, TinyG controller, Dual Y Motors, ACME Z-Axis - First Cut - 2/19/2013

SnapFracturePop
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Re: Hobby or machinist?

Post by SnapFracturePop » Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:54 pm

Hobbyist, network admin, no real woodworking experience at all.
Shapeoko #384: dual-Y, outside-belt, ACME-Z,1000mm Y, drag chain cable management, insert-nut style base board, 800mw IR laser cutter, & 3d-printing with Qu-Bd & Printrboard.

Tom Smith
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Re: Hobby or machinist?

Post by Tom Smith » Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:04 pm

Hobbyist machinist by night, software developer by day. Interesting how IT seems to be a common thread so far :)

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PsyKo
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Re: Hobby or machinist?

Post by PsyKo » Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:14 pm

Tom Smith wrote:Intesting how IT seems to be a common thread so far
I guess that's because Kickstart is mainly known by geeks, and more widely, people that use Internet more than to read google news :)
Shapeoko #736
Kress 800, Z Axis upgrade, dual Y, 600mm X&Y rails, metal spacers and V Wheels, home switches, 4th axis
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Re: Hobby or machinist?

Post by Will Winder » Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:07 pm

I'm another hobbyist by night, software developer by day. Other hobbies include embedded electronics, woodworking and antique woodworking machine restoration.
ShapeOko #367: Dual-Y drive, Belt on outside, 1000mm Y-Axis, DW660 Spindle, Nema-23 X/Y motors.

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