It's Alive!

A project log for Building a Shapeoko 3 from Scratch

Let's find out if I can use my little X-carve to build a bigger and better CNC router.

Caleb PetersCaleb Peters 06/20/2016 at 16:030 Comments

It moves! There’s still a few things that need to be done before the machine can go through some trials and do its first job, but it moves! It’s been a challenging project at times, but it’s also been truly rewarding.

This project has been taking quite a lot of time for almost every step, so I’m a bit surprised how fast I was able to get all of the hardware and electronics mounted to the machine. Not to mention all the wiring done.

I’m extremely proud of what I’ve been able to accomplish, but I couldn’t have done any of this without the Shapeoko community.