Legacy Maverick 3x5 Gen. II #2: The pin has been pulled!

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Blog entry by copythat posted 02-06-2018 01:07 AM 4084 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I still cannot believe I did it! The wire transfer is complete . . . $16K to Legacy Woodworking for a decked out Maverick 3 X 5 Gen. II with a couple accessories.

It is NO SECRET that getting into the CNC field is not cheap and I am living proof! My spending to date includes purchasing and receiving the following items in preparation of the CNC:

Four: FOOTMASTER GDR-80S-BLK-1/2-U Urethane Wheel and Pad Ratcheting Leveling Caster, 1100 lbs, Stem Mounted with 0.5” Mounting Hole Diameter, Black (4×109.64)

The beast has got to be mobile and also level when parked!

One: Fein 9-20-27 TURBO I Turbo 1 Vacuum with 5.8-Gallon Tank ($258.00)

Strictly for the vacuum table!

One: HFS® Heavy Duty Live Tailstock Center (#2 Morse Taper) ($17.84)

Because $16K is not enough to include one!

Twenty-Two: CNC bits ($621.41)

All the bits I need to complete almost all of Legacy’s online tutorial projects. Hey I gotta start my training somewhere!

One: Dust shoe ($159.00)

Because CNC machines are all about making chips!

One Roll: EPDM Foam Rod ($41.74)

To create my own vacuum table based on Legacy’s files.

Next on the list is:

Vectric Aspire ($1,995.00)
It seems to be the best and most robust program out there for 3D CNC work!

Forklift rental ($250.00)
Because a lift gate can’t get it done with this monster!

And hopefully that is it for now!

-- Rob

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#1 posted 02-06-2018 01:17 AM

This setup joins the new drill pass, and a new table saw, right? It’s getting all fancy up in there!

Enjoy it!

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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#2 posted 02-06-2018 01:25 AM

It does. In fact, I have a shop full of new equipment. I feel very fortunate to be in the position I am. Life is good!

-- Rob

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#3 posted 02-06-2018 05:37 AM

Maybe now you can press Enter and post some projects.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#4 posted 02-06-2018 06:15 AM

Maybe in a couple weeks when she arrives.

-- Rob

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#5 posted 02-06-2018 05:40 PM

I’m very happy for you and of course a bit envious. Looking forward to seeing what you’ll make. Enjoy the journey!

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#6 posted 02-07-2018 01:21 AM

Wow, congrats

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#7 posted 11-30-2018 05:56 PM

Congrads on the Legacy.
I’m thinking of pulling the same trigger.

-- Jeff

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#8 posted 12-01-2018 04:26 AM

Congrads on the Legacy.
I’m thinking of pulling the same trigger.

- Redbone

I think the Legacy Maverick is an awesome machine. It does everything I hoped it would.

-- Rob

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Al Breit

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#9 posted 02-01-2020 04:47 PM

After looking at this beauty at a woodworking show in Milwaukee several years ago I’m back looking again. Haven’t gotten the quot yet but I’m sure it will be a sticker shock. Would love to hear how your liking yours after having it for a bit. Thanks

-- Al Breit "A day without sawdust is like a day without sunshine"

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#10 posted 02-01-2020 05:59 PM

Al Breit, I ordered the Maverick 3×5 Gen II and they sent me the Gen I. I was taken aback because the Gen II had significant upgrades like a substantially befier gantry. I worked a deal with Legacy and instantly upgraded to the Maverick 4×8. It is massive and very heavy . . . I love it!

I had grandiose ideas when I opted to upgrade to the 4×8 and thought I might get into a modest cabinet business. Instead of cabinets, I turned to 2.5D carvings and that has been my forte since day one. I have a facebook page that highlights some of my work. It is Blackacre Wood Crafts and can be found here:

In hindsight, I should have stuck with the 3×5 because most of my carvings are around 12” high by 10” wide and none have been larger than the 3×5 envelope. However, if I had done that, I probably would have regretted it and struggled with a cabinet business. ;-)

Legacy use to make a small Explorer that would be perfect for my current business. If they still made the unit, I would order three of them and have multiple carvings going at a time. However, I would not part with my 4×8!

-- Rob

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