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I finally got my Joe 2006 package. This is the first attempt at building a CNC router and looking forward to the challenge.

The kit as received today!

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John, if I can ask what did you pay for the kit? I would love to see it when it's put together.
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HI John

You have your work cut out for you, looking forward to the test...and the setup..please keep the forum upto date as you go, many have asked how to make one and if they work and at what cost...
By the way did you get it all, motors,rods,wiring,software,etc.



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Rolf,
I got the kit from San Antonio, Texas and the cost $600.00, there is another model for $400.00.

I am looking forward to the build.

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Hi Bj

Yes, I will keep the forum up to date on my build. We will be starting this week. We bought a million bolts washers and the likes today. Well maybe not a million, but it seemed like it. I will post as I complete each step, until the finish, and watch that puppy sing. I hope!

I am buying the steppers, and drivers from CNC Hobby, (I think,,,, now I look) I would like to use 305 motort and a 3 axile drivers. Thoughts?

I am still looking for acme 1/2-10 rod, need abit of that and the nuts. The price they want here is crazy. I bought some local for my thickness sander I built, and cost $52.00 + tax for 3 ft. I am looking on either e-bay or use-econo.com, thoughts on that Bob?

As for the software, my son is digging into this now. This is a two man project, my son (26) and I. We both bring different qualities to the party. He will ultimately set the program up. We have not decided, suggestions?

A lot of this will now be a learning experience, for myself, and my son.

Now a question I do have "the type of router that is best suited for this type of work". I am looking more for specs that will match the complete package, not so much the brand.

Just as a matter of interest, I also have a complete build (tutorial) with photos for two thickness sanders I built. One no longer exists, (my first worked but was too large for the shop 25"x60") so the second generation was born, the 18x36". This is still working in my shop. The file is 1.9 MB.

Thanks for looking and chat soon.
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Hi John

http://www.mcmaster.com/ for the acme rod 1/2-10 x 36", 23.oo bucks,they also have the nuts at....1.76 ea.

Software that's a hard one,,, it's not cheap ....
The one I used is called Designer, easy to use and setup...


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Yes, I will keep the forum up to date on my build. We will be starting this week. We bought a million bolts washers and the likes today. Well maybe not a million, but it seemed like it. I will post as I complete each step, until the finish, and watch that puppy sing. I hope!

I am buying the steppers, and drivers from CNC Hobby, (I think,,,, now I look) I would like to use 305 motort and a 3 axile drivers. Thoughts?

I am still looking for acme 1/2-10 rod, need abit of that and the nuts. The price they want here is crazy. I bought some local for my thickness sander I built, and cost $52.00 + tax for 3 ft. I am looking on either e-bay or use-econo.com, thoughts on that Bob?

As for the software, my son is digging into this now. This is a two man project, my son (26) and I. We both bring different qualities to the party. He will ultimately set the program up. We have not decided, suggestions?

A lot of this will now be a learning experience, for myself, and my son.

Now a question I do have "the type of router that is best suited for this type of work". I am looking more for specs that will match the complete package, not so much the brand.

Just as a matter of interest, I also have a complete build (tutorial) with photos for two thickness sanders I built. One no longer exists, (my first worked but was too large for the shop 25"x60") so the second generation was born, the 18x36". This is still working in my shop. The file is 1.9 MB.

Thanks for looking and chat soon.
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I would love to buy from them but for some funny reason they do not ship to Canada.

We will have no problem getting the software, but he is still researching what we really want. When I read around there seems to be about three programs favoured by most DYI hobby CNC's

11:20 pm heading to bed, Canada Day tomorrow, so it will give me some shop time.

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http://www.cnczone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9849


" the 18x36". This is still working in my shop." how about a snapshot or two of the sander.... ?



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Yes, Fastenal is local but they do not stock very much rod, I am going to use 2 start rod for the CNC and their price is crazy. This is where I bought my last piece for the thickness sander.

I may have to bit the bullet and pay the price. I am still searching. Living in the "rear end" of Canada, has advantages, (a beautiful place) but I have searched for a certain type of foam for our electronic drums we built, and ended up going south of the boarder. Our whole provience has only one million people. (small market).

I will start a new thread, for the thickness sander rather than mix it with CNC. I sometimes have a hard job chewing bubble gum and walking. I will put it in "show and tell".

Thanks for the link.
Have a great day, "Canada Day" for us.
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This really is going to be an interesting thread John, the only experience that I've had is watching in awe at a three head CNC router doing it's stuff, it really was awesome.

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