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Desktop CNC Build - Shapeoko 2
« on: February 06, 2014, 11:58:11 AM »
I love CNC routers and have always wanted to get back into them.  I occasionally lerk on The CNCzone forums and have been casually looking for a small desktop CNC mill.  A few years ago I bought a 24x36" router that was home built by an amateur in the CNC community who was making some in small batches.  It wasn't very accurate but was extremely fun and I picked up the basics.  I wound up selling it because it was too big and because of the fact that it wasn't perfectly accurate.  I was learning how to route the back of guitar necks and fretboards.  I also got really interested I'm pearl inlay fretwork.

I decided to pick up a shapeoko 2.  It's the second version of the router made by Edward Ford and is marketed as a low cost open source CNC mill that can be built in a weekend.  The all in one version is pretty much a CNC router in a box, tools included.  The cutting area is approx 12" x 12" and is a 3 axis CNC mill using the arduino.

https://www.inventables.com/technologies/desktop-cnc-mill-kit-shapeoko-2

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In case anyone else is interested, I was gonna post and share the build process here.  I plan to use it a little with the project but also do other pin related projects.  I mentioned on one the project updates that I wanted to create artwork using pinball inserts inlayed in wood so that will probably be my first project.  The wait for shipping is a few week so I'm expecting it to arrive in two weeks.
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Re: Desktop CNC Build - Shapeoko 2
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2014, 12:42:22 PM »
i am very tempted to buy one of these, and scale it up...
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Re: Desktop CNC Build - Shapeoko 2
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2014, 07:46:20 PM »
Could definitely mill some parts from that.  May need a good break for bends though.  Very cool item!

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Re: Desktop CNC Build - Shapeoko 2
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2014, 08:40:03 PM »
well, mine is on order :)

already have a huge stock pile of the large stepper motors, just need upgrade belts and a few small pieces to upgrade them..
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Re: Desktop CNC Build - Shapeoko 2
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2014, 12:32:05 AM »
I just got a notification that mine shipped.  Took just under 4 weeks which is pretty good compared to their estimated ship time of 6-8 weeks.  There are already two good resources on a step by step build as well as an unboxing, so my thread will be more of an abridge version of my experience with the router.

Check out the links below.

http://blog.inventables.com/2013/10/shapeoko-2-now-available-for-preorder.html

http://docs.shapeoko.com/
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Re: Desktop CNC Build - Shapeoko 2
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2014, 06:38:22 AM »
So mine should ship around mar 10 then :)
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Re: Desktop CNC Build - Shapeoko 2
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2014, 09:43:41 PM »
Box came today, won't get to mess with it until after the APE though.

Box on the door step.  Was smaller than I expected it to be in a good way





Letter from the maker



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Re: Desktop CNC Build - Shapeoko 2
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2014, 09:26:48 PM »
Parts all laid out



Assembled V-wheels and Idlers




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Re: Desktop CNC Build - Shapeoko 2
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2014, 09:47:59 PM »

Is that a squid or an octopus?

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Re: Desktop CNC Build - Shapeoko 2
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2014, 07:51:38 PM »
Octopus!


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Re: Desktop CNC Build - Shapeoko 2
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2014, 07:53:38 PM »
V Wheels and Idlers assembled on the carriages





Beginning building the z-axis.  Taped holes in the top of the maker slide and attached the bearing plates and stepper motor to the slide




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Re: Desktop CNC Build - Shapeoko 2
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2014, 07:54:43 PM »
Z axis assembled



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Re: Desktop CNC Build - Shapeoko 2
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2014, 08:40:33 PM »

Can't wait to see some action shots.  :)

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Re: Desktop CNC Build - Shapeoko 2
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2014, 03:41:15 PM »
I just got notification mine shipped today :)
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Re: Desktop CNC Build - Shapeoko 2
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2014, 09:11:13 PM »
Tapping the gantry maker slide x 8



Definately the worst part of the build and the tap handle that comes with the all in kit is horrible.


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