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Shapeoko 2 CNC Kit: Assembly Overview

In case you hadn’t noticed, I was kinda majorly geeking out over this Arduino-controlled machine last week.

Over the holidays, the Shapeoko 2 CNC kit I had ordered from Inventables arrived. I spent most of my free time in the beginning of January putting together my first serious workshop toy/tool. I documented the entire process as well as I could (I was far too busy trying to make sense of all the metric hardware) and summarized the entire process in a video as I am wont to do.

If you have a hankering to tinker, and no one else can help, maybe you can invest in… a DIY CNC milling machine kit. *cue A-Team theme*


Seriously though, the kit is a beautifully designed piece of work. As the second-gen affordable CNC solution by Edward Ford, the level of refinement is spectacular for a beginner hobbyist. And it’s way cheaper than consumer-level 3D printers. Take a gander at my not-quite-fault-free construction process if you’re interested. I edited the entire thing to make me look more competent than I really am.


One thought on “Shapeoko 2 CNC Kit: Assembly Overview

  1. Hey, I think you did a good job and would like to say that. First off I’m a new comer to the CnC world but trying to gather all the help I can muster for my build, when it get it in. my order was placed on the 22nd of Dec. Just missed the first batch but oh well. at-lest this would give me the time to do all the research that I might need and as far as I see its going to be the programming and software that might give me the most headache. As far as the mechanics of it all I feel that I’m very mechanically inclined for this build but lacking in the programming side of things and hope you might be able to help if you have the time for some stupid questions LOL Well thanks again for your time on the videos and they are such a big help you might consider posting them on Shapeoko .com forum if you browse that at all. would be nice to see it in there scene its a big help in getting started with the Build and you had great info on each step….. thanks and have a blessed day…

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