How to prepare for Shapeoko 3 - New to CNC

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veng1
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Re: How to prepare for Shapeoko 3 - New to CNC

Post by veng1 » Tue Mar 17, 2015 2:11 am

I went with Raise. Thanks for that tip. And Sears.

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Re: How to prepare for Shapeoko 3 - New to CNC

Post by Sorwrith » Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:55 pm

HAHA... I wonder if some one at Dewalt or Amazon is anticipating the release of the SO3
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Re: How to prepare for Shapeoko 3 - New to CNC

Post by WillAdams » Tue Mar 17, 2015 2:08 pm

It would be nice if they were, but we're probably not even a rounding error --- it's really kind of sad how small the hobby / fine woodworking / craftsman market is in comparison to:

- industry
- homebuilding
- cabinet-making

&c.

John Economaki had an interesting writeup on this on his blog a while back: http://www.bridgecitytools.com/blog/201 ... celebrate/

Moreover, rather than searching out on-line for the lowest price, why not instead value one's time and community and just buy the tool (at list price) from a local dealer? For me, the local Makita dealer is a family-owned lumberyard which has been in business since "the recent unpleasantness" (as my Great Aunt Annie Mae named The Civil War) --- see who's around for you --- I always enjoy dropping in at Eberly's.
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Re: How to prepare for Shapeoko 3 - New to CNC

Post by Sisco » Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:15 pm

veng1 wrote:I went with Raise. Thanks for that tip. And Sears.
Glad i could save you a few bucks.

Rick
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Re: How to prepare for Shapeoko 3 - New to CNC

Post by kayaker » Wed Mar 18, 2015 3:15 pm

There are great CNC resources here for "new to the sport" hobbyists such as myself.

I am in the April group so I have lots of time to get things ready. I have the following in hand at this point:
- DeWalt DWP611
- Super-PID (on a courier truck somewhere)
- Precise Bits ER collet
- A good selection of mill bits
- AND, the Bench below. 48" Wide, 25" deep, 32.5" high, one side - 3 drawer, other side - 1 door. Fit in the only corner I had left in my basement shop.
. . . . The bench weighs a ton and at $12.49 from Salvation Army Thirft Store was less expensive than an end mill!
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Re: How to prepare for Shapeoko 3 - New to CNC

Post by WillAdams » Wed Mar 18, 2015 3:20 pm

Did you have to notch it to fit it around the pipe? Or did it fortuitously have that as a (perfect!) feature?
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Re: How to prepare for Shapeoko 3 - New to CNC

Post by kayaker » Wed Mar 18, 2015 3:22 pm

WillAdams wrote:Did you have to notch it to fit it around the pipe? Or did it fortuitously have that as a (perfect!) feature?
No, I wasn't that lucky. Had to take the jigsaw to it. But not a big deal at all.
Take Care,

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Re: How to prepare for Shapeoko 3 - New to CNC

Post by WillAdams » Wed Mar 18, 2015 3:24 pm

Okay, that's my kind of luck.

Very glad to see the safety glasses and hearing protection ready.
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Re: How to prepare for Shapeoko 3 - New to CNC

Post by kayaker » Wed Mar 18, 2015 4:00 pm

WillAdams wrote: Very glad to see the safety glasses and hearing protection ready.
Ya, I'm 59, I gave up doing stupid decades ago. ;)
Take Care,

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Re: How to prepare for Shapeoko 3 - New to CNC

Post by Sisco » Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:25 am

I wonder how many people will be using a Super-PID and how many will manually control the speed
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