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Shapeoko + EASEL Milling using Meshcam‘s 3D GCode

This is to help anyone use the CUC Fab Lab’s shapeoko milling machine for single sided milling. My end result is a wooden button that I designed using Tinkercad’s free 3D design software. I designed it to be simple, small, and quick to demonstrate the process.

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Shapeoko 2, nicknamed Colten for the styrofoam head w/ googly eyes stuck on it
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The yellow highlighted box gives you rescale options
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The highlighted box is to define your stock-material to be milled. You don’t need to change anything here.
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Highlighted box shows support dimensions, or your tabs. The default settings here work great!
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Estimate Machining Time gives you this screen
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