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#1 posted 02-06-2017 09:29 PM

I have one (Fineline Automation), although it s currently off-line. Ger is a pretty experienced guy and he is here. Have seen others say they have built one.

I looked at the Maslow. It seems pretty cool. but highly doubt it works well enough for fine furniture. I d stick to the tried and true gantry mechanisms until there are a few dozen or maybe a hundred satisfied Maslow customers.

Getting a CNC machine to run is one thing. Getting parts all the way through is another. Lots of steps, lots of software, and lots of new skills to learn. It can be done!

- brtech

I have some cnc software and plans to build one that I got from people that like to share things but I’m looking for people to chime in with their experiences on self built. I have quite a few servos and I can get all other materials needed to manufacture my own. If it’s mechanical in nature I have no problem building it and fine tuning it cause I have done it most of my life.

As far as X,Y,Z axis skills, I have experience in that as well. I don’t necessarily need it to be capable of .001 accuracy for fine furniture quite yet, Guess I’m just being lazy and want to automate quick pieces that don’t have to be all that accurate. I will most likely build the half accurate one and fine-tune/refit it over time due to necessity.

Basically what I’m asking is for Ger or anyone else to chime in and speak on their experiences, knowledge and advice.

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