Wanting to make new freinds and learn new things
HI folks, here to hang out with you guys, and maybe learn a thing or two, maybe more. Hope too help you too if I can.
I'm out in BC Canada 54 years old and still alive. Big plus there. still got 10 fingers and toes but yah they get a little stiff at times along with the back, knees, well you know how goes I'm sure.
So I'm into the CNC router scene and looking to build one, I had built a soylivia many ears ago and just loved it, anyone who wants to build their first cnc router I highly recommend that one, very easy to build and you learn tons off it. I used the xolytex drivers and 425 oz motors with regular acme rod, got a whole 40" a min rapids lol. Then I changed the acme to a 5 start screw and got me to 100" a minute, phew that was fast lol. I still have my drivers and motors, well not they xolytex but a cheap Chinese driver, actually they did a bit better.
I love wood working and just building things. Had a business in intarsia, I did whole selling to gift and art shops, did well then I got a bit sick, built my machine to help me work on it but by the time I figure out every thing it was a bit late and just couldn't do it, But now I'm better and want to start over again.
I'm a big believer of if you want to do something you can do it, no matter what it is, Hey some one made a million or more bucks selling pet rocks. So everything is posable right, and if you say I can't do it I ignore you, so don't bother telling me I can't. This is not me being a dork just I believe I can.
I enjoy 3d modeling and building 3d signs, I live very close to Dan Sawatzky from imagination corporation, if you guys like 3d signs check him out, The best in the business if you ask me.
I also like playing around with my little 3d printer, kind of cool but no were near as cool as a cnc router, damn their so slow, I can carve out something in 2 hr's compared to the 3 days it would take on a printer. I was planning on doing a large spider for Halloween but just to do the body would have taken 3 days so I said screw it I'll do it in polymer clay. Has taken me about 10 hrs total and just need to bake it, paint it and add hair.
So I have a few questions about drivers and motors, not sure if I should start another thread of ask here, I'll ask here anyway and start a new thread if need be, I'm looking for a half decent 4 axis kit to power a 4X4 machine, I don't have a ton of money, I need it to be some what fast and accurate for cutting out inlays an inch thick. I know about geckos 540 but they seemed expensive for a 3 amp driver. Don't know much about the cheap drivers they sell on ebay. I've seen kits for around 400 Canadian which is about what geckos cost for just the drivers.
I was looking at the openbuild workbee but living in Canada the cost just to ship it here would be killer. So I decided to build my own.
What do you guys think of the belt driven like they have in openbuilds machines?
Some of my cnc art.