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Here is the jig I built to do our pipe. It is simple but seems to be working so far. I do need some washers 1 1/4" hole, the wooden ones I made are wearing away already. I inserted a piece of dowel into the pipe and drilled a hole through and put a nut and bolt. I then cut the head off a lag bolt and screwed it into the center of the dowel. The drill then tightens down on the lag bolt. Clamp it down and away we go.

I did use a file for a bit but I need a finer file or better sand paper, made for metal. We do have alot of work to do. Moving forward anyways.

Bob, I did try the sand belt reversed and it would work fine if I could have got the thing to track proper. The build is too rough for the fine tuning needed for tracking.

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make sure that table saw motor is protected from those metal filings dropping down on it!

Good looking jig, hope it gives great results with little wasted effort!

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You may think this is foolish of me, I did not think of that. It is a little protected, so that must mean it is a little unprotected.

I will Cover it with a plastic garbage bag.

I really thank you, it shows posting photos does pay.

Once again thanks for picking up on that.

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The obvious is always what bites us in the rear! (A lesson I still learn regularly!)

Can't wait to see this project finished,

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We have finally finished all the pipes, we still need a little bit of 3/4" rod but that we will clean by hand.

Our Acme and nuts are on back order and should be in the beginning of next week. Why do they let you go all the way there to pick up your material to find it has been delayed, wasted trip, time and patience. Grrrr

A couple of photos showing the jig for the 36" pipe, and the finished pipe. Now to cut it to length. The next move is the slide bearings.

Doug, the garbage bag is over the motor.

Have a great weekend
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John;
Have you decided what electronics you will be using? What type of interface to the computer?

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Have you decided what electronics you will be using? What type of interface to the computer?
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We are buying our driver boards and motors from CNChobby, (Scott will be ordering them this week) this is a kit package about $300.00 for the kit. We are using 305 oz bi polar motors (last time Scott and I talked about this) and a 3 axis driver board.

Suggestions ???

We will be using Mach3 for the drivers and Vcarve for the cam/cad end. This we will get near the end of the build, as the cost is quite expensive.

Suggestions ???

Thanks Mike and you and yours have a great day.
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John when you take on a project wow thanks for the pics to show how many steps you had to take to do a cnc machine. Keep them coming. The hutch looks great glad to see one of us keeping busy. Can't wait to see the end results.

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John, I used to buy my drive components from IDC in Warren, MI. They are just around the corner from me and I will inquire if they ship to Canada. (Better late than never)

I have a great deal of experience working on 6 axis back gauges on Cincinnati machines. If you run into any set up problems I may be able to assist you. From the little I have learned about home built CNC machines I think you made the best choice on using the Mach III software. Looking good so far.

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I always like to reach for the stars, I really enjoy the challange of the build, and most of all the learning. Thanks for the kind words.

Mike

I do thank you and I am new to this buisness of CNC but learning quickly, from people like yourself. I have no doubts I will be looking for assistance at some point, and the diversified talents of the members is amasing. I thank you for the offer and I am sure I will be knocking.

Off to work, have a great day and chat soon.

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