First X-Carve Projects

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Project by rockmolsen posted 01-21-2018 10:03 PM 1309 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It took a long time for me to decide on this purchase. I wasn’t and am still unsure how I’ll incorporate this in current projects. During the holiday they ran a special, $100 off and free shipping so I pulled the trigger.

Assembly spanned 2 days. I read directions carefully but still was a bit perplexed at certain stages. I stumbled across assembly videos on YouTube (after I was done) by The New Brit Workshop, he has some really well done videos on the entire setup. Wish I would have watch these before I started.

My first dilemma was space. I decided to modify a “free” workbench I got from a friend, adding some depth to accommodate the 750mm X-Carve. This worked out well – see last 2 pictures.

The free Easel software is fairly easy to use, but there is a bit of a learning curve operating and calibrating the machine. After a few carves I noticed that the frame was a bit racked and wasn’t cutting squarely. Something I probably would not have had to address after everything was assembled. I was able to move it off to my Kreg Mobile work center, to get underneath loosen the frame screws and using a few clamps get it square.

So I keep reading, learning, making some final adjustments and playing and having fun. Picture 3 was the first “Vbit carve, using one of the 4 free days a month for Easel Pro.

Thanks for looking.

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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#1 posted 01-22-2018 01:00 AM

Looks like that machine works really well Rick. Have fun with it!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#2 posted 01-22-2018 03:42 AM

Hey Rick, are you on the Inventables forum? I’m on there quite a bit as Midnight Maker. Looks like you’ve hit the ground running with your new toy and well on your way to make it pay for itself. Take care…

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#3 posted 01-22-2018 11:30 AM

Pretty cool maschine. Your problems sound like fun. To bad it’s nor available in my country. To buy online would cost at least double due customs procedures.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 01-22-2018 01:22 PM

Captain Skully,

I am on the forum as “rockmolsen”. I find it quite helpful and have been on it frequently.

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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#5 posted 01-22-2018 03:05 PM

very nice …you will make tons of money now ….just with signs….GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#6 posted 01-22-2018 03:57 PM

These are all nicely done and it’s an interesting ‘CNC’.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#7 posted 01-22-2018 03:57 PM

Looks like a lot of fun 8^)

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#8 posted 01-26-2018 12:46 PM

Congrats! Work/Play safe. Looks like you’ll have much fun with this new toy

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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