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Did you get that or are you looking at getting it? You know, since we're in a DIY forum... might as well post the DIY CNC projects . I've been thinking once I get my own house 5 or 10 years down the road I'll build one of my own



Also, do you think that the software for that CNC is compatible with AutoCAD or Solid Works?
 

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I got the same itch when I saw it on TV over the weekend.
 

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$1800 can buy you some really good tools that are more useful for DIY speaker projects.
 

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But not the skill to use them well. For some of us, money just doesn't help.



That's a cool machine, but IF I could justify buying such a thing (which I can't, considering low rarely I actually need one), I'd want one that could handle wider material.
 

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$1800 can buy you some really good tools that are more useful for DIY speaker projects.

Yeah, you're probably right. However, this thing could make some pretty patterns to put on top



How big of a piece can you put in it?
 

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How big of a piece can you put in it?

Yeah...I saw this thing on TV too, but that was my first thought. Those awesome DIY CNC machines look capable of handling much larger pieces (and are more versatile).


Building one wouldn't be that easy though...I suppose.
 

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According to their site, it can only handle pieces up to 14.5" wide, though there doesn't seem to be a limit to length.

Exactly, Imagine the fancy design you can etch on to the front of a speaker baffle???


Or not having to route another hole again for speakers.


I really want one......
 

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I wanted to pass along that the Sears CompuCarve (aka. Carvewrite) was on sale for $1799 with Craftsman Club members receiving an additional $100 off and 12mon deferred interest.


The software (free trial available at www.carvewrite.com ) only accepts graphics files currently (bmp, jpg, gif, png, mng, and xpm) to create a 3D model. Their software basically interprets 8bit greyscale information into height (depth) for 3D. This is not a simple plug n' play kinda toy. It does require some patience and troubleshooting on the users part. One must understand that while this is an expensive piece of equipment, it is an amazing price for a packaged system and as with most things, you get what you pay for. The company is trying its best to work with its customers and resolve any problems, but as a small company, they may not be available the instant you want help.


Awaiting for mine to show up today!.
 

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I wanted to pass along that the Sears CompuCarve (aka. Carvewrite) was on sale for $1799 with Craftsman Club members receiving an additional $100 off and 12mon deferred interest.


The software (free trial available at www.carvewrite.com ) only accepts graphics files currently (bmp, jpg, gif, png, mng, and xpm) to create a 3D model. Their software basically interprets 8bit greyscale information into height (depth) for 3D. This is not a simple plug n' play kinda toy. It does require some patience and troubleshooting on the users part. One must understand that while this is an expensive piece of equipment, it is an amazing price for a packaged system and as with most things, you get what you pay for. The company is trying its best to work with its customers and resolve any problems, but as a small company, they may not be available the instant you want help.


Awaiting for mine to show up today!.

Awesome news, be sure to take some pictures!


I wouldn't insult Craftsman by calling them a small company, they are tool giants.
 

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Turns out the salesman is buffoon. He got the ship date wrong. He set it up for March 7. Got it reordered and it should be here on next Wednesdays truck.


Oh well, gives me more time to read up and make a few more projects.


I think the only drawback will be the Craftsman name on the side. Such a shame to see a product with such potential put in the hands of one of the most incompetant retailers.
 

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My experience with this retailer says that "incompetant" is way too generous for those jerks. Can't say enough bad about them but there are rules about flames....

so this it
 
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