A few weeks ago I joined the club of Shapeoko owners too
Got mine from myhobby-cnc here in Germany. I started with some plotting using a pencil.
It took me a while to find the right cnc tools to generate the toolpath.
Most cnc tools (CAM) require Windows but I only have a Linux pc in my workshop. Pycam worked but crashed when reading a SVG file. I ended up using FlatCAM for Linux (meant for PCB milling) to do the plotting. Can anybody recommend a good toolpath generator for Linux ?
My plan is to develop a CNC edition of #GCodeSimulator and #GcodePrintr. I was surprised how different the cnc controls and gcodes are compared to 3D printers. I made several fixes to the code to be able to parse cnc gcodes.
First I need to start cutting something, where is a good place to find some examples ?