Tuesday, August 1, 2017


    As a MAKER, I've always looked at the tools around me to see what would help me with my workflow on projects.

    Back in 2012 Edward Ford had successfully run a Kickstarter for his DIY CNC machine called ShapeOko and had partnered with Inventables for fulfilment.  This is when I got my ShapeOko CNC!
    It was small with a cutting bed of only 7"x7".  I was able to modify it from there to accomplish the tasks that I needed.  Personally I would love to upgrade to this newer model X-Carve so that I can use the stronger router.  If you are inclined to get into CNC this is a great machine.  I've had mine since 2012 and had very little maintenance in order to keep it running.

    There are great tutorials out there to help with the setup and the workflow. Best yet, I'm always willing to hangout and chat with you about anything to do with the machines. Before you jump into a CNC machine; create a free Easel account with Inventables to see what kind of things you can do with their free software.

   Here are a few links to the machines as well as their Easel software.

X-Carve Machine: https://www.inventables.com/technologies/x-carve?ref=MakeTinkerShare
Easel: https://www.inventables.com/technologies/easel?ref=MakeTinkerShare
Carvey: https://www.inventables.com/technologies/carvey?ref=MakeTinkerShare
Inventables: https://www.inventables.com/?ref=MakeTinkerShare

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