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Blog entry by alexis221woodworks posted 01-29-2011 02:19 AM 1305 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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#1 posted 01-29-2011 05:06 AM

I am not as far along on mine but maybe soon I will get started building. Will be following along as you build. What will be your finished size?

Eventually, I want to get one that will handle a full 4×8 sheet but I think I will go for a smaller size for prototyping.

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#2 posted 01-29-2011 11:43 AM

Very cool. Where did you get your ball screws and motors?

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#3 posted 01-29-2011 08:04 PM

I like your main objective. Make it solid and perfect. A tool is only as good as its foundation. I probably would bolt the mount for the rails to avoid the heat distortion?

Where did you get the plan? I visit the CNC Zone where a bunch of hobbyists provide info and experience making and finding parts. Some have made them out of plywood!

I want to build one too. Making violins by hand wreaks havoc on the joints – old age? It would be nice to have a cnc rout out the basics leaving the fine tuning for me.

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#4 posted 01-29-2011 08:45 PM

Hey guys thanks for the great comments…...the ballscrew I purchaced online from some companies that were replacing…after a certain amount of hours they will replace them weather they need them or not…these were in great condition….a bit of money but worth it….Yes I should of mounted the sub rails with bolts, but it’s done so I’ll have to work around it and maybe use some self leveling epoxy…...I designed this unit myself and stole from others…LOL there pretty much all the same….(home built ones anyway) The reason I went with all metal and alum. is because I live in an area where the humidy and temp. change about 5 times a day and am afraid if i build it out of wood the machine will be affected in a way where it would produce shooty results…..Thanks again and keep watching….I’ll have plenty more.

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