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Offline cgraham

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What CNC machines are people in fog using?
« on: April 05, 2017, 12:24 PM »
I don't have a CNC and am not really in the position to purchase one just yet but am interested it what the fog community is using. I am not mechanically inclined to build one myself but not completely against the idea. I like the idea of a turn key system.

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Offline greg mann

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Re: What CNC machines are people in fog using?
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2017, 12:34 PM »

Here's my latest:




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Offline HarveyWildes

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Re: What CNC machines are people in fog using?
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2017, 01:44 PM »

Here's my latest:

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Looks like two Robots dancing.  Is it capable of creating a MFT top? :)  I don't think I want to know the hourly rate.

Offline Atonwa

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Re: What CNC machines are people in fog using?
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2017, 02:37 PM »
I've got a Shopbot Desktop and a Routakit HD CNC routers. Love the Shopbot and I'm pretty mechanically inclined so the Routakit works very well too. If a larger Shopbot became available locally I would d finitely upgrade tho. 

Offline wptski

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Re: What CNC machines are people in fog using?
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2017, 03:26 PM »
Here's mine.

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Offline greg mann

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Re: What CNC machines are people in fog using?
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2017, 06:48 PM »
Here's mine.



@wptski, I doubt you or I are much help to the OP. ::)
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Offline wptski

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Re: What CNC machines are people in fog using?
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2017, 06:57 PM »
Here's mine.



@wptski, I doubt you or I are much help to the OP. ::)
I figured if you could do it so could I!  [big grin]Had 15 or so of these where I was employed now retired from maintaining them.
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Offline Mdr6407

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Re: What CNC machines are people in fog using?
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2017, 07:44 PM »
I have a Multicam 5000 with a 8 position rotary carousel and a 9 spindle drill bank.
I have been using it for around 10 years and it has worked great. Just ordered a Felder H10 will be here in July, for a new shop I'm putting together.

Offline blaszcsj

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Re: What CNC machines are people in fog using?
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2017, 07:48 PM »
I build these big guys for my day job! I have an xcarve at home.


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Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: What CNC machines are people in fog using?
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2017, 09:10 PM »
To bring this back to the ream of mere mortals... Shapeoko 3 and Nomad 883 Pro, and a Handibot I am looking to sell. None of which received much use this winter.

Shapeoko 3 has the best combo of capacity/specs/cost for my needs.

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Offline tallgrass

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Re: What CNC machines are people in fog using?
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2017, 02:51 AM »
which handibot do you have?

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Re: What CNC machines are people in fog using?
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2017, 08:22 AM »
which handibot do you have?

@tallgrass - it's a heavily upgraded Kickstarter version. PM me w/email if you want photos or more info.

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Offline jaguar36

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Re: What CNC machines are people in fog using?
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2017, 12:43 PM »
I built my own using GRBL on an Ardunio. Was easy enough to do, but now that I did it, I've found I don't really have a use for it.  Fortunately I only spent $100 or so on it.

Offline ben_r_

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Re: What CNC machines are people in fog using?
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2017, 12:57 PM »
Had my eyes on a ShopBot for a while. Just havent been able to justify the cost of owning a good CNC router yet.
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Online Nick561

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Re: What CNC machines are people in fog using?
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2017, 03:40 PM »
I have a shopbot with a 5hp spindle 4'x8'.   Great machine

Pics in use.

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Offline live4ever

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Re: What CNC machines are people in fog using?
« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2017, 05:06 PM »
Really want to get in the game with a CNC Router Parts machine....maybe 4x4 or in an ideal world, 4x8.  Just can't justify it yet (space or cost), even if the cost is less than some of these other commercial machines. 

Will probably have to sell off some Festool to get it done.  [tongue]
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