Projects? What do you want to make with your X-Carve?

Yes it can! I was even able to download the software (iPicture) and run it (not physically on my S2).
The output is standard gcode. (you have to change the extension to nc)

I could see making great molds for vacuum forming, nice work!

This is the Shape OKO 2 Station I built for our makers group.

Fold down drawer front missing. Acrylic panels lift off and can hang on each other. Vacuum and storage in the back. <img src="//discuss-
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Guitar stuff!

mainly inlay and templates

Also may incorperate it into these pokeballs I make, need to make a mount for the arduino inside the ball

Some inlay work I would like to achieve

maybe some pickup covers and hardware?

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@JamiePhillips I love that flower inlay on the guitar neck, I’m definitely going to have do that one, just looks super nice. you mind sharing the cad design for that one with me?

Whoa, that inlay is amazing!

Sergio, that isn’t my work. Just something i’d like to do. I may draw up something similar soon, and once I have i’ll send it accross.

I’ve heard the X-Carve’s capacity for high enough precision to pull of PCB manufacturing is in question. I’ve never seen examples of milled copper clad stock, and I won’t buy one until I do.

EDIT: I posted a discussion on this and Inventable’s staff (MichaelUna) responded almost instantly with some pretty reassuring words and promises of updates soon to come.

Just so it’s linked here as well, here are some examples from Matthew White: Milling PCBs

One of many projects is an acoustic transmission line designed speaker box. anyone interested in helping out with this project (lots of math involved) is greatly appreciated. i’m considering making the design open source. might be a fun community project :smile: either way. my desk needs these.

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Where does the math come in, seems like a straight fwd Solidworks project. Of cause I know nothing about audio :smile:

your daily dose of acoustic engendering :wink:

http://www.t-linespeakers.org/design/classic.html

This is how Bose get pretty good sound out of small speakers… Looks like a great job to tinker with in your coming X-Carve. :smile:

indeed. i have afew designs and MDF is cheap. speaker i’m planning on using is a 4" full range swan driver even if i make afew versions it wont be very expensive for a fun project. my desk will thank me at any regard :wink:

Hey Zach I took your advice. With this machine i plan on starting a new business venture. Most of what i will be doing will be furniture with carving in them. One of the first ones that i will be doing is the table from S.O.A. I have the reaper all set up and ready to go so what i plan to do is glue the center boards for the carving to go on and then once that is complete i will finish putting the dining room table together and stain it. Followed by a lot of liquid glass to completely cover the top. My mother wants a coffee table with the last supper in the middle of it done the same way. Also i will be building mantel piece clocks along with a lot other things. Once i have a few things made i will post my website with the completed projects so that anyone that wishes to see them can do so freely. And if I am lucky maybe place a few orders…

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I am looking forward to cutting some of the more time-consuming clockworks for wooden gear clocks. Along with wall art and crafty items, I love making clocks. My favorites to craft are the all wood, weight driven ones like these:

Currently, I use the scroll saw for all of my gear cutting, but I’m hoping the x-carve will give me an accuracy bump that will cut down on post-production adjustments.

Emory

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Both the wife and I will be using our X-Carve.

She will be mainly using it to cut out copper shapes from sheet stock for her jewellery business. Assuming tests bear out the accuracy it will also be used for engraving. Also be looking to use it for the application or removal of resist for electro-etching of copper, again for her jewellery.

I’ll be using it for general woodworking mainly. Cutting things like plywood/fibreglass/CF sheet to produce things like battery trays for RC aircraft/boats and fins, bulkheads and motor mounts for model rockets. I’m especially interested in producing front panels for home built synthesizers and stands for such instruments. And to that end, building the chassis and PCBs for same.

I’m sure I’ll use it for 100s of other things once I get a good handle on the possibilities and that is the really exciting bit. :smile:

Cheers

Ian

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These look like some super cool projects people have got going :slight_smile: I’m going to start probably with some simple boxes too. Maybe make a bunch of gifts for the family for practice. I love some of the inlay stuff I’ve seen, I’ll probably end up putting inlays in every piece of furniture I can! Go inlay crazy!! Also PCBs, I indulge in many electronics projects and often hit a wall when it comes to custom circuitry; being able to make high quality PCBs at home will be so helpful and save so much time and money!
I hope one day to sell my creations but until I find something novel and profitable I will just be taking on personal projects for fun :smiley:

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How did that work out for you as I’m considering doing a few myself. How do you import jpegs/png’s to easel. I’m also in Ireland

Use the image trace feature in the import menu

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