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Small hobby CNC routers
« on: December 29, 2006, 06:00:33 PM »
Hi
I have recently finished the building stage of what I hope will be my home workshop CNC router table. The table has a cutting area of 37 x 25 inches and is built to the plans in David Steele's book "CNC Router Plans (plans for inexpensive cnc router tables)".
I have purchased a package from Xylotex which includes 269 oz in steppers, driver and power supply and have downloaded Mach 2 as an operating system.
I now find myself at somewhat of a loss as to what to do next.
Is there anyone that has built a table from these plans and is running similar motors etc. that can assist with the setting up and wiring required to get this thing actually cutting stuff???
I am a newcommer to the world of cnc, I know little about cnc machinery and even less about the Mach 2 software.

Many thanks

Lawrie
« Last Edit: December 29, 2006, 06:04:36 PM by vistabeads »

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Re: Small hobby CNC routers
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2006, 08:00:52 PM »
Why didn't you go with Mach 3, latest version? We will help what we can.


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Re: Small hobby CNC routers
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2006, 11:16:52 PM »
There are many people here that have done the same thing and will be a great help :) I will try to help as well  8)
Fixing problems one post at a time ;)

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Re: Small hobby CNC routers
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2006, 03:09:28 PM »
Thanks guys
Having downloaded and licenced Mach2 can I now download Mach3 and use it under the same licence? If so which version would you recommend?

Lawrie
« Last Edit: December 30, 2006, 03:21:02 PM by vistabeads »
Re: Small hobby CNC routers
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2006, 05:48:33 PM »
Use Mach3 :)

I can't setup mach2 anymore :(
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Re: Small hobby CNC routers
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2006, 08:09:59 PM »
Hey Lawrie,
     I would go with Mach 3 version 2.0.030. It is the latest. The licenses for Mach 2 will work with Mach 3.


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Re: Small hobby CNC routers
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2006, 09:09:07 PM »
Thanks for that Brett, I have now changed to Mach 3

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Re: Small hobby CNC routers
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2006, 09:13:30 PM »
Your welcome, we will help get you going. You will be fine. You may want to check out the tutors and documents. They will help clear up a lot of questions. Check out the tutorials tab at the top of this page.

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Re: Small hobby CNC routers
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2006, 09:40:36 PM »
gr8 then help me also

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Re: Small hobby CNC routers
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2006, 09:48:22 PM »
We will if we can. Put up a post of your problem.

Brett
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