JTech 3.8w Laser – X-Carve

This is meant to be a quick review of the JTech Laser Upgrade for the Inventables X-Carve, It will be updated as more progress is made. Building the Addon We bought the JTech 3.8w Laser upgrade in early August. We received it in a timely manner and everything was in good condition. We bought. The 3.8w Laser with 2.5amp Driver, the Laser Fan, 3 sheets of 24"x12" shielding, the X-Carve Mounting Kit, and an extra pair of Goggles. All of the mounts, the Fan Mount, The Laser Mount, and the Driver Mount, Read more [...]

The X-Carve: 2-ish Months Later

NOTE: This article was meant to go live mid March, but medical issues delayed that until now. It has been 2 months since we built the X-Carve. It has been a very eventful couple of months, We have both done a lot and learned a lot since then. What we learned along the way: It is always best to go stock before adding anything to it, even if what you are doing has tons of evidence behind it. The "30 Minute Stiffening Mod", despite the 75+ posts about it, lead to our rails being improperly Read more [...]

Building the X-Carve: A Journal of Our Experiences

Day 1: 3 1/2 Hours Unpacking - 1/2 Hour: Everything arrived very neatly packed, and basically on time, there was a minor delay on UPS's end, but Paul over at Inventables worked with us to figure it out. Every type of component came in its own bag that was clearly labeled, but, as a side effect, this creates a lot of wasted plastic. I would highly recommend getting the toolkit, mainly because you are guaranteed to have tools that fit and it is a good backup just in case. The X-Carriage - 2 Read more [...]