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Offline budman68

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New Project for the shop.
« on: August 15, 2009, 03:02:00 PM »
Just thought I'd share a new project that I'm coming up with that will be a great additon (read: TOY) to the shop as I do not have one ...yet. I use VCarve for all my small machining on my Taig mill but I've always been a bit of a woodworker so I figured I'd try my hand at building a CNC Router Table.

I'm still very much in the early stages but it "should" work out to the travel specs as:

X = 36"
Y = 24"
z = 4-5"

These aren't cast in stone but it looks feasable with the parts I already have. It's not finished yet but I have it drawn up to give you an idea of what it will look like. It's pretty much the same as every other 3 axis CNC Router but I do plan on using the 4th rotary axis as well...I know, nothing very exciting but you guys share everything and I figured what the heck.

It'll definitely come in handy for cutting sheet material but I really have to stop building this crap...I've already run out of room but it's just such a pissa playing with this stuff.  :D

Dave
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Re: New Project for the shop.
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2009, 04:04:48 PM »
Looks good Dave. Keep us up to date as you get on.

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Re: New Project for the shop.
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2009, 02:07:47 AM »
I know, nothing very exciting but you guys share everything and I figured what the heck.



I am excited with every new machine I see some one is building... makes me want to build one myself.

Thanks for showing and don't forget to update as you're making progress.

Daniel

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Re: New Project for the shop.
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2009, 02:01:10 PM »
You know I will, Brett-  ;)

Dan, I'm with you as I blame everyone here for putting me into this addictive business  ;D

I'll be sure to update and ask questions to the experts.
Dave
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Re: New Project for the shop.
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2009, 03:14:03 PM »
The race is on, will you get this built before I get the Beaver Mill finished, I think I am backing you as the winner ;D
Keep the build pics flowing :)

Hood

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Re: New Project for the shop.
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2009, 09:29:02 PM »
I see your now in the race Dave,  as he who dies last and has the most machines wins!
Just in planning or on paper dosn't count.
or was it.....Tools, machines, guns,  and wifes...just can't get enough of them!
or is it .....CNC is just an incurable disease once you get it!
Get on with it and post,

RICH  ;D   ;D   ;)
Re: New Project for the shop.
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2009, 10:30:10 PM »
Dave ,
Looks really good.
CNC is like a CaNCer. It just keeps growing on you.   ;D

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Re: New Project for the shop.
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2009, 01:26:51 AM »
Looks good Dave. One can never have enough CNC machines. Here's an idea, since your still in the design phase. How about some sort of spacers to raise the gantry up. That way, if you should desire to slap a vice, 4th axis, jigs, or whatever else on the table, there would be no worries about using up Z space, or clearance issues. Food for thought, anyhow. Oh, build me one and ship it to me while your at it. All complimentary, of course.  ;D
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Re: New Project for the shop.
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2009, 08:50:07 AM »
Welcome to the Router club Dave.  :D

Tweakie.
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Re: New Project for the shop.
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2009, 10:26:07 AM »
Thanks, fellas, and Sam, that's a pretty slick idea and will have to seriously consider it but I'm thinking I may incorporate spacers at the headstock/router mount instead if need be. The router mount will have some flexability/adjustability as I'd like to be able to do guitar bodies as well as other things so they'll definitely be some "figuring" in the Z travel height area for sure.

I'll be working from the ground up so I need to come up with a sturdy bench to mount it on. Was thinking about one these roll away toolchests but they can get pretty costly for the larger/sturdier models.

We'll see....  :D
Dave

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