Im in Clovis a suburb of Fresno. The Journeyman is still for sale.
I am selling because I upgraded to the Elite Masso system.
I purchased the original Journeyman when I retired and it was delivered right around March of 2022.
I have alot of extras that I listed and I even purchased the Saoter controller system and built the box for it but didnt connect it.
Same thing with the spindle kit.
I have it boxed up in the original boxes it shipped in and placed in storage now.
I think this is a solid deal. Let me know if you want to make the trip down to look at it or pick it up.
My schedule is wide open.
Thanks for the quick reply. Your location is further than I can drive, Stockton is my max. I’ve vertigo and that distance would be a two day drive for me.
I’m still researching what I need. I’m retired also and at 72 looking to start a new skill set and cnc carving seems like something I can get behind.
The onefinitycnc forum seems like another good resource.
Sounds like a great deal and hope you sell soon.
Sorry to hear about your verigo. And sorry I didnt reply sooner. Your message went into my spam folder.
If you are serious about buying, I could drive it up to Carmichael. My wife and I love Mikunis sushi and havent been to the original one there.
I would be willing to deliver for an even $3000.
It is a fun hobby. I have made some amazing project that I mostly give to friends and family. My wife wants me to start a business and sell things at craft fairs but that sounds like a job and Im allergic to the idea of working anymore.
Let me know if that sounds like something agreeable to you.
Thanks for the offer buy I think I need to define what I want to do first before buying. Right now I’m fascinated with the idea on carving but will use it. I think my best course is to start using the design software as I understand that’s the real heart of CNC work. Once I have a basic understanding of design and gcode than I should buy the CNC.
I’ve heard a lot of good comments on Vcarve, if I’m going to invest money on a good machine I should start with a good design program. In your apinion would this be a good starting point for a beginner?
I started with Vcarve but wanted more of the features that Aspire had. Most things that Aspire does have some work arounds in Vcarve but I decided to bite the bullet.
The nice thing is Vectric will let you upgrade from Vcarve to Aspire and just pay the difference. That is the path I took.
All my computer skill are self taught (lots of youtube videos). I was already using Adobe Illustrator to create vector art and those skills translate to working with vectors in both Vectric software.
The design software can be intimidating but once you start making things you build the knowledge base pretty quick.
When I was initially looking at machines I noticed alot of people on youtube would have several machines. Most people start with a small machine and then figure out they need something bigger. I decided to get the largest cutting area machine available from Onefinity at the time.
Most of my projects are under 2’ x 3’, but I am happy I have had the larger cut area.
In my opinion if you are going to spend time designing projects, you are going to want to carve them too.
The other thing to consider is what types of things you want to make, simple V carve signs, wood inlays, boxes or bowls.
I had several types of projects in mind when I first ordered the machine but quickley found I was making very custom epoxy inlay designs that are backlit buy LED lights. These have become what people I know want. But 3d carvings are alot of fun too. I especially like carving foam like the haloween headstones.
I attached some pictures (hopefully they upload here)
Weather you decide on my machine or a new one or something totally different, this hobby can be very rewarding and keep you occupied. I actually feel like I work harder now than when I was working but I love it!
The machine is still available. I think it’s a smoking good deal. I’m available today until 6. I have had only one other interested party so far. If you want to give me a call to discuss it further my cell is (510) 673-7499.
Congratulations on the sale.
I’ve started working with Vcarve Pro designing inlayed cutting boards and wall art. This part turned out to be easier than I thought.
My hope is to start making projects on a church friends CNC next month. Will post pic’s then.