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Offline Oldwood

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  • Alberta, Canada
Re: Choosing a CNC Router For My Shop
« Reply #30 on: March 30, 2021, 10:49 AM »
Thanks for the response Will. Nothing about the 2G BitRunner in the link you gave, which I did read before I made my earlier post.

Your response is the first I have heard of a next gen BitRunner, good to know.

Can you answer my question on tiling or working a piece larger than the machines cutting area? The CarveX Pro and some other machines claim to be able to do this.

Vectric software has this option. I have used it in the Aspire program, but I think it is available in Vcarve pro also.

You draw the file in the size you need, then input the size of the panel you want to use.

I have attached a photo of a sample I did to demonstrate the process.

I could have milled this in one piece but used the tile option for a presentation for a client.
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Offline Bob D.

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Re: Choosing a CNC Router For My Shop
« Reply #31 on: September 23, 2021, 09:44 AM »
I bit the bullet and ordered a OneFinity Journeyman X-50 today
which has a 48"x32" cutting area.

When I started looking I didn't even know of the Onefinity but
from what I have read online I think I have made a good choice
for what I want to do without limiting myself with regard to
expanding the capabilities of the machine.

I bought V-carve Pro and I'm using the time before the CNC arrives
to get familiar with it and to make room in the shop plus get power
and dust collection run over to the corner of the shop where the CNC
will be located.

Downside is it's a 6+ week lead time. :-(

https://www.onefinitycnc.com/product-page/onefinity-journeyman

Here's why I choose the Onefinity:

https://www.myerswoodshop.com/blog/onefinityvsshapeoko
« Last Edit: October 04, 2021, 06:44 AM by Bob D. »
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Offline Bob D.

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Re: Choosing a CNC Router For My Shop
« Reply #32 on: October 26, 2021, 07:43 PM »
Last report on  a shipping date for my CNC is Dec 12. I ordered on Sep 23 so that's about 11 weeks which is what everyone was saying it has been taking all year. Onefinity recently updated their order status page with more realistic delivery dates after a bunch of complaints form those waiting. Looks like they are shipping anywhere from 300 to 500 orders a week. I don't know if those are all CNC machines or just parts but that's still a significant number of orders a week.

Now that my lathe is sold I have all the room I need to build the 52x75 table.
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It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?