What software you gonna use?
Fusion 360 for CAD/CAM along with CorelDRAW X8 and leaning heavily toward Mach 4 for the controller. I may also use FreeCAD and SketchUp to some extent.What software you gonna use?
I have a whole lot to learn but I have a long history with 'old arn' and I like some heft to my equipment. My preference is to have equipment I can lean on without it moving.I don't know a lot yet regarding CNC's , but that gantry looks rock solid heavy duty to me
Yep, I was showing Sandy just a few minutes ago how that would work and why I'll leave a portion open for doing vertical pieces. Good call, 4D!!When you build the table for it, you might want to leave an opening in the top that lines up with one of the gaps in the frame. Sooner or later you'll want to do some vertical/angled end cutting and that hole will let you clamp parts standing up for tenons/dovetails/box joints on their ends.
Now that would be a truly serious machine if I need to 'up' the foundation first, right!! LOL!Looks like a great system but when I first glanced at the first photo with what appears to be a paver in the background I was beginning to wonder just what you were in for. :grin:
Thanks, Rick! More studs for bracing or double up like I did on the top?Wow heavy duty looking stand David . I'm thinking maybe some more studs on the bottom and some plywood covering to act as a place to store stuff underneath
No I was thinking of more bracing /studs on the bottom level by the floor for shelving . But forgot about 4D's idea of an open bed design on one end to clamp verticals pieces for tenons etc.Thanks, Rick! More studs for bracing or double up like I did on the top?
I left it open so I could go back and put shelves or drawers in but figured I would wait to see just how I use the CNC before committing to a storage type.