Shapeoko3 CNC

New Hobby Time – CNC for the DIY’er.

Photos below are of my Shapeoko3 CNC machine, cutting its first piece. Machine is sold by Carbide, includes the GRBL sender software, along with a beta version of CarbideCreate.

Commercial software test underway using Vcarve Desktop, to see if a commercial product is worth the additional cost for less of a learning curve to create the necessary toolpath code.

**and yes, the machine will cut foam, but at this time, cutting area is only 16×16 – an 24×48 upgrade is supposedly to be released early in 2016.

2015-12-21 13.45.44 2015-12-21 13.46.07 2015-12-21 13.45.54