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Offline kolias

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Minimum Z Axis Length?
« on: November 18, 2010, 06:15:49 PM »
For my new CNC router machine I plan to purchase a Nook 6 feet long Acme 1/2"-10 5 start rod and then I will cut it to make my 3 axes.

Since I would like to maximize the length of the X and Y axes, is there a minimum or recommended length for the Z axis according to your experience?
Nicolas

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Re: Minimum Z Axis Length?
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2010, 06:24:56 PM »
Hi Nicolas,

I think it really comes down to what you want to make and how large it will be.

Keep in mind, you may want to add a 4th axis which will require some height, depending on the diameter of stock you'll want to use.

Food for thought to make you scratch your head a little more  ;)
Dave
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Re: Minimum Z Axis Length?
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2010, 07:04:11 PM »
The bigger the better as the actress said to the Bishop.
Hood

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Re: Minimum Z Axis Length?
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2010, 07:52:54 PM »
Both good answers and thank you,

I guess its time for me to start scratching my head once more...........
Nicolas

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Re: Minimum Z Axis Length?
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2010, 08:08:47 PM »
The bigger the better as the actress said to the Bishop.
Hood

lol! You're all class, my friend-  ;)

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