Graphite Carving CNC Setup
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Graphite Milling CNC Setup with dust extraction: BOM
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CNC Machine
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Xcarve CNC
-choose nema 23 motors, Dewalt 611, 1/8" precision collett. Accessories: Clamp kit can be useful, plus bundled software: Vcarve Desktop, Pro or Aspire (this price includes Vcarve Desktop)
-You will also need bundled 3D carving software: VCarve Desktop, VCarve Pro or Aspire software.

Assembly Tips- look at these videos for assembly tips and tips on belt tension and adjusting the pots for x,y,z axis. Pot adjustment is VERY important: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLq2hWTec8drcoFOu-R-znsWJ2S7xcAhID
https://www.inventables.com/technologies/x-carve/customize#fully-loaded1$1,531$1,531TOTAL SETUP:$2,376
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An Alternative CNC is Shapeoko
This is the original machine the Xcarve is based upon. Prices start at $1099 and it may be a little cheaper than Xcarve.
http://carbide3d.com/shapeoko/
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Router Bits and Dust Extraction System
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Rough carve router bits: Solid Carbide 2 Flute Spiral Upcuthttps://www.inventables.com/technologies/solid-carbide-2-flute-spiral-upcut--3

or Ebay/Amazon
6$28.15$168.90
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Finish pass Router bits 1/8" Solid Carbide Ball End Mill10$33.88$338.80
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Dust Boot Option 1: Kent CNC Mini Splitshoe
(Router/Spindle: MINI Dewalt DWP611 with 2" Brush Ring)
This is what Pilchuck has. The brush skirt attaches to the head with magnets and its very nice.
https://www.kentcnc.net/nc/mini-split-shoe1$159$159
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Dust Boot Option 2: Suckit Dustboot for Xcarve
New offering from Kickstarter now on the market. Cheaper and looks good.
http://www.suckitdustboot.com/#!product-page/c20v7/8fe8f05f-951e-1563-b917-88adf82845431$79$79
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Dust Deputy Cyclonic dust collector
(You can buy this cheaper on Ebay, or can just purchase the funnel and supply yopur own bucket/lid/hardware
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002GZLCHM/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_uZ.FxbC9AVYMW1$100$100
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ShopVacI bought a portable at Home Depot. I recommend a dedicated shopvac. 1$100$100
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Precision Collet Kit for DeWalt 6110- adapter for 1/*" router bitshttps://www.inventables.com/technologies/precision-collet-kit-for-dewalt-611$5858
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Windows PC as controller for CNC.
Internet connection recommended
(Note Mac or PC can run the machine using the free http://easel.inventables.com to do 2.5D carving but true 3D requires more sophisticated carving software: VCarve Desktop, VCarve Pro or Aspire software are recommended. The above cost included Vcarve Desktop as a bundled program.
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Graphite for Carving
(Without modifications, Xcarve can only take material up to ~2.5" thick)
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Graphite source: Ameri-Sourcehttp://www.ameri-source.com
Jeff Mazur Sales Rep 412-831-9400 jeff@ameri-source.com
Pilchuck ordered 2”x6”x6” AS-RM Graphite Plates.
General cost is 25¢ ber cubic inch and 5¢/square inch for cuts. Please tell him Fredini sent you
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Alternate Graphite source: Weaver Insustries
Word on the street is that if you go in person, there is a summer sale where you can walk the yard and pick up scaps super cheap.
http://www.weaverind.com/0
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