New to this world.. help

I am new to this and need help trying to figure it out

You will need to tell us much more :slight_smile:
What Shapeoko you have, what you are trying to do, what problems you encounter, or do you want general advice as to where to start in the amazing world of CNC ?


Hello Tara:

We don’t know where you are in your journey, if you have a box un-assembled or your are stuck on your first project.

First, did you read the documentation, watched the Carbide videos including the info from Edward Ford, assembly instructions?

@julien is too modest to have not mentioned his excellent e-book (free) that provides everything you need to know about the Shapeoko and are afraid to ask. You can find it here.

There are a few YouTube Channels that will show you how to design and make basic and intermediate projects on the Shapeoko. Check out the Carbide 3D, John Clark and Stuff to keep you entertained channels. Once you have the hang of it, other more advanced channels are also available.


In addition I’d like to note that we have a standing offer — if you get stuck on a file or project, post it here, or send it in to us at and we’ll do our best to work through it with you — sometimes this has resulted in a custom tutorial such as:


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