Tools: ShapeOko 2

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The ShapeOko2 has been disassembled with the intent of converting it into a LinuxCNC machine

This page is let for historical purposes.


Tool Description:

  • Open source platform and components
  • 12" x 12" x 2.5" effective work volume
  • Precision: X Axis 25μm, Y Axis 25μm, Z Axis 3.125μm
  • Arduino Microcontroller

Materials (what to use, and not use, it on):

  • Broad range of materials that may be worked (See materials and feed rates link below for details):
    • Wood (successfully milled)
    • Metal
    • Plastic
    • Composites
    • Some Stones
    • PCB
    • Linoleum
    • Corian

ShapeOko Wiki page on Materials and Feed Rates

General and Special Safety Considerations:

This is not an exhaustive list!

  • Always wear safety glasses.
  • Read, understand and follow all warning labels, instructions and safety manuals.
  • Take the class.

Shapeoko 2 Safety and Operating Checklist

Tool Use:

  • Use Easel ( to design simple cuts, generate gcode, and control the ShapeOko.
  • Other software may be better for complex designs.

Tips and Tricks:

  • Wood or plastic panels can be positioned to prevent waste material from being thrown. This includes shielding the controlling laptop.

Related links:

Shapeoko 2 Safety and Operating Checklist

ShapeOko Wiki page on Materials and Feed Rates

ShapeOko Wiki page on Endmills