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Project by Mike Merzke posted 02-18-2015 02:21 AM 2827 views 14 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a standing workstation that I made for my shop. It holds my Shapeoko 2 CNC milling machine and my shop computer.

-- Mike Merzke, https://www.merzkecustomwoodworking.com





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Albe

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#1 posted 02-18-2015 05:04 AM

Nice idea

-- Be yourself everyone else is already taken.

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Roger

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#2 posted 02-18-2015 12:35 PM

Very nice and compact

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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Mike Merzke

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#3 posted 02-18-2015 12:42 PM

Thanks! I try to find the best way to get the most use out of my shop. Every time I think my shop is set I come up with something else I need to adjust or make room for. But I’ll admit this has made huge improvements in my work flow.

-- Mike Merzke, https://www.merzkecustomwoodworking.com

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StaticCling

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#4 posted 02-18-2015 03:54 PM

Wow! That is a great design. Perfect for a small shop and I love the way you incorporated your dust removal. I have been looking to build something for my Shapeoko 2. Would you be willing to share your CAD file?

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Jeff_in_LSMO

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#5 posted 02-18-2015 07:32 PM

nice set up. curious how you handle dust getting into the monitor… nevermind, just saw the vac.

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Desert_Woodworker

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#6 posted 02-19-2015 02:21 AM

I like it.

-- Desert_Woodworker

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Mike Merzke

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#7 posted 02-19-2015 02:33 AM

I have no problems sharing the SketchUp file I made for this build. Just send me an email to mike@merzkecustomwoodworking.com

-- Mike Merzke, https://www.merzkecustomwoodworking.com

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MT_Stringer

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#8 posted 02-19-2015 02:36 AM

The CNC sure is small. What do you make with? As you might guess, I have no idea how to use one, and basically no room for one. This caught my fancy. Nice job.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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Mike Merzke

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#9 posted 02-19-2015 02:45 AM

It is the Shapeoko 2 by inventables. It is a kit you can purchase to build a DIY desktop CNC. I make Military Plaques, engraving, signs, and even cut out a longworth chuck for my lathe. It has roughly a 12” x 12” cutting surface. The price point they offer these kits for are a fraction of the price that most companies charge for a comparable size CNC milling machine.

-- Mike Merzke, https://www.merzkecustomwoodworking.com

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StaticCling

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#10 posted 02-19-2015 03:02 AM

Mike is right…while its not huge, the price point is very good. The community is active for support and the stock machine can be built quite large with additional parts. Inventables is releasing a newer model that has some upgrades built in.

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Mike Merzke

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#11 posted 02-19-2015 03:06 AM

Inventables is probably one of the best companies I have ever worked with in regards to support for their products and their customers. Also, since the entire machine is built around open source materials the possibilities are almost endless.

-- Mike Merzke, https://www.merzkecustomwoodworking.com

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MT_Stringer

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#12 posted 02-19-2015 03:09 AM



It is the Shapeoko 2 by inventables. It is a kit you can purchase to build a DIY desktop CNC. I make Military Plaques, engraving, signs, and even cut out a longworth chuck for my lathe. It has roughly a 12” x 12” cutting surface. The price point they offer these kits for are a fraction of the price that most companies charge for a comparable size CNC milling machine.

- Mike Merzke

Thanks for the info. I’ll check it out.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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McDustmaker

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#13 posted 02-19-2015 05:36 AM

Love the design. That should make a great addition to your shop.

-- Richard, Temple, GA.....If I smell of sawdust then I was having fun

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Grant Davis

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#14 posted 02-19-2015 11:53 AM

I absolutely love this. I have been researching and looking at inventables for about a week now and have been looking over there forum. Is this the sub $700 model kit or the $1K kit? If you dont mind I will be sending you an email for the cad file also. What are the chances of getting a few closer pics of the DC and how you have it attached to the head?

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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Mike Merzke

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#15 posted 02-19-2015 11:57 AM

Grant I bought the $650 kit and have made a few small upgrades since. Send me an email and then I’ll reply back with whatever additional photos you’d like.

-- Mike Merzke, https://www.merzkecustomwoodworking.com

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