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.