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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-17-2011, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
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I am interested in any hobby projects that work well with my home built cnc router.
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I will be in the same situation when I get my homebuilt done. Did you make it from plans? I took different ideas and put mine together. Hope to be done by Christmas time.
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Made my own plans by looking at what's out there. It was a real challenge, will cut 18 X 30. One of the best things I've ever done. The last 3 years has been signs, 3D carvings and now on my 3rd wooden clock. Looking for next project. it takes the boredom out of retirement. Hope you enjoy yours as much.
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It would be interesting to see pics of your CNC router.
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This is my router so far. I do have the x and y drives done but disassembled so I can move the router around so I can see where to shim the table in low spots. I started with the rockcliff design but made it with aluminum because the plywood gantry twisted when I bolted it together.
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This is my router so far. I do have the x and y drives done but disassembled so I can move the router around so I can see where to shim the table in low spots. I started with the rockcliff design but made it with aluminum because the plywood gantry twisted when I bolted it together.
Your design looks good. I used all aluminum with double feed screws on the bottom coupled with timing belts & pulleys to motor on the end. Should I want to change to a metal plasma cutter later, the center is clear.
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Good looking machine! I did cheat and bought the z axis from k2. I used a piece of old window channel for the x axis. It was 3/16" and plenty heavy duty. Can't wait to learn this thing.

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Hi Bob and Wil

Great looking machine(s) I must ask how much do you have it $$$$ and what are you going to use it for ????
If it's for signs how long will it take to break even..??? or to say make a clean buck..

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I haven't totaled the price up yet but I figure about $2200 so far. Strictly a hobby for me and no money making involved. I have no definate projects in mind at the moment. I still need a few more items to complete.(breakout board, wiring, bed, software)
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