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19-12-2010, 01:54 PM
Hi everyone,

I've just been bitten by the CNC bug....
I'm looking to build a router/milling rig
as for the use? well the sky really is the limit.
I've always fancied an SG175b guitar rare as rocking horse poo
here (http://www.fretbase.com/guitars/970-yamaha-sg-175b/images/2520)are a few images of the pearl inlay
http://www.fretbase.com/images/uploaded/images/000/002/520/large/sg175b.jpg?1225217647 (http://www.fretbase.com/guitars/970-yamaha-sg-175b/images/2520)

Talking of rocking horses thats another project i'd love to undertake.
So back to the rig... I guess 2m long and about 1.5m wide should suffice.
I have an engineering background and i'm no stranger to computers.
I would appreciate some direction as where to find suitable doners
for the consruction like particular printers or copiers etc for motors and such. or other bits like power supplies, lead screws.
I have to point out that i'm a noob when it comes to CNC.

19-12-2010, 02:05 PM
Hi there and welcome to the site. Well you have a steep but do-able learning curve, and plenty here to help you. One thing I would say, though, is that you are going to struggle on donor parts for a machine of that size from printers etc. eBay will be your friend here...

19-12-2010, 02:33 PM
Hi Irving2008,
Thank you for your prompt reply.
When you say I'll struggle on finding doner parts from printers and copiers, did that include motors and power supplies?
I can understand how specialist the transport section this size would be.
As for Ebay what can i say...us mad tinkers would be lost without it.

19-12-2010, 03:05 PM
Power supplies, maybe, but you're going to need something around 30 - 50v at 10A+ and i doubt you'll find that in a printer or photocopier. Motors are harder, most printers/copiers use steppers but they are usually manufactured for the job and tend to be low torque motors. After all, moving a bit of paper or a scan head isnt a very arduous task compared to smashing a cutting head through a lump of hardwood...