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  • #61

    Parts of this I copied from a previous post...

    The basic machine is made by OneFinity in Canada https://www.onefinitycnc.com/product...ity-journeyman. I purchased the Journeyman 32" by 48" model which allows you to work on full 48" wide material. It is a very solid machine and well built. It has a dedicated controller which handles all of the machine code execution (safer operation not relying on network stability). I use V-Carve as the CAD software to design projects and then it allows conversion to the machine code (G-code) that the CNC understands, I do all of the design work on my PC and then just download the code from there. The machine is accessible from a touch pad for homing and setup and a game pad can be used to maneuver the machine around.
    As far as costs go, you can get the machine, controller, touch monitor, a couple sets of cutter bits for under $4000 - mounting bench, spoil-boards, dust collection system and software (~$600) would be extra...​

    Good Luck!!
    Budget Buster - 1978 Mako 232 center console w/twin Suzuki DF140 Four Strokes on a HermCo bracket!!

    Lake Huron, MIchigan

    Project Thread: https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...s-on-a-bracket
    Classified Thread: https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...f140-on-hermco
    CNC Router Projects Thread: https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...outer-projects

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    • #62
      Originally posted by WallyJohn View Post
      Here are two puzzle boards that I made for my grandsons (3 and 5 years old), the letters pop out so that they can spell different words and make up different equations with the numbers.

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      I made this sign for a friend that is retiring to Florida

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      Hahaah margarittas not sidewalks. Very nice. Salting driveway is coming soon for me 😂
      1984 Mako 238 WA [br]2015 Suzuki 250 APX[br]Central PA/OCMD[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=35081[br]

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      • #63
        Originally posted by WallyJohn View Post
        Parts of this I copied from a previous post...

        The basic machine is made by OneFinity in Canada https://www.onefinitycnc.com/product...ity-journeyman. I purchased the Journeyman 32" by 48" model which allows you to work on full 48" wide material. It is a very solid machine and well built. It has a dedicated controller which handles all of the machine code execution (safer operation not relying on network stability). I use V-Carve as the CAD software to design projects and then it allows conversion to the machine code (G-code) that the CNC understands, I do all of the design work on my PC and then just download the code from there. The machine is accessible from a touch pad for homing and setup and a game pad can be used to maneuver the machine around.
        As far as costs go, you can get the machine, controller, touch monitor, a couple sets of cutter bits for under $4000 - mounting bench, spoil-boards, dust collection system and software (~$600) would be extra...​

        Good Luck!!
        Thanks Wally. My machine came in. Ended up with a 48"x48" with a 2.2kw spindle. I got a controller called an XProV5 which runs GRBL so that'll be new for me. I was looking at V-Carve since it seems that many people use and like it but it's a little steep in price for me right now so I'll have to get back to that one since I love some of the features to do carving. For flat parts I'm just gonna stick with Fusion 360 or Solidworks for now. Anyhow, thanks again for the response. I'll drop some pics back here after I give the starboard a shot on the new rig. Take it easy!

        Nate

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        • #64
          Hey Nate, that sounds like a good size machine - I haven't had any experience with lasers yet, my next upgrade will most likely be to purchase a spindle for replace the router that I currently use....

          I recently finished a 9 foot long sign for a friend's cottage on Lake Huron in Michigan. We used a nice slab of maple for this project and this was my first test of the Tiling feature in V-Carve. The Tiling allows the work piece to be indexed 3 times, 32" inches each move on my machine, it would only have to be indexed twice on your's Nate...

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          Budget Buster - 1978 Mako 232 center console w/twin Suzuki DF140 Four Strokes on a HermCo bracket!!

          Lake Huron, MIchigan

          Project Thread: https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...s-on-a-bracket
          Classified Thread: https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...f140-on-hermco
          CNC Router Projects Thread: https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...outer-projects

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            That sign looks great Wally! I love working with maple. That tiling feature sounds like something I'd be interested in for sure! Looks like it worked really well. I am still in the process of getting things setup, both physically and software wise. Almost ready to pull the trigger on V-carve. Had to make more space in my "shop" in order to be able to work properly, but I haven't had time to finish yet. Taking a couple or three weeks off of work next month though, so I should get things rolling soon. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

        • #65
          Thanks Nate! Have you got your new machine up and running yet?

          I've been working on a few new projects - This one is for my soon too be daughter-in-law, she came up with a drawing of what we call the "Critters Of Life Tree" and asked me to do a carving of it. The first pass was a 17" x 22" size made from 1/2" MDF board. We made two versions of this size, one with a boarder and the silhouette version painted green. The painting was done before cutting which makes it much simpler. These have become popular amongst family members and I have had to make several more of them.

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          The large version is 48" x 62" and is cut from the same material. It was not painted prior to cutting it, they will be painting it by hand.....

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          Budget Buster - 1978 Mako 232 center console w/twin Suzuki DF140 Four Strokes on a HermCo bracket!!

          Lake Huron, MIchigan

          Project Thread: https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...s-on-a-bracket
          Classified Thread: https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...f140-on-hermco
          CNC Router Projects Thread: https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...outer-projects

          [SIGPIC] [SIGPIC]

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          • #66
            I did some more experimenting with 3D carvings and made these for my son-in-law and the grandfathers!

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            Budget Buster - 1978 Mako 232 center console w/twin Suzuki DF140 Four Strokes on a HermCo bracket!!

            Lake Huron, MIchigan

            Project Thread: https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...s-on-a-bracket
            Classified Thread: https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...f140-on-hermco
            CNC Router Projects Thread: https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...outer-projects

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            • #67
              Looks great Wally! I can't wait to get back into that stuff. Still trying to get my shop setup worked out and work has been really demanding recently, but I should be back at it this week. I decided to find a home for my previous machine to make room for the new one, but with the holiday being what it is, everything is taking longer than it should. Anyhow, those carvings and that tree look great! I hope to have some stuff to share soon! Merry Christmas!

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