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Kammo1
11-08-2007, 08:04 PM
Hi just curious as to what some of the experienced and also newbees like myself are looking into making with our CNC machines. I would like to make decorative plaques,dinosaur skeletons and animals, guitar stuff and engraved pics. I am hoping that the machine I will build will be up to the task and produce some excellent results, so fire away!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lee Roberts
11-08-2007, 09:31 PM
i'm going to use my machine to make door plaques, picture frames, clocks and so much more. I currently make everything by hand and cant fill orders quick enuff right now, so its some what of an importance for me to get this machine built.

Yohudi
31-08-2007, 12:27 PM
Anything I can cut...

see examples below

Yohudi
02-09-2007, 06:04 PM
Is there anyone else actually using CNC here.... ??

Lee Roberts
04-09-2007, 03:11 PM
I'm still building mine, i think ill send out a little newletter email to all the mebers see if we can get some more posts going. Yohudi feel free to post some suggestions in the right forums for the site, would you be intrested in a staff postion ?

Yohudi
05-09-2007, 10:19 PM
Hi I know you have a build active.. was just wondering if there's anyone else on the forum making anything...

re staff position... not sure really.. depends what you were thinking of and the kind of demands on time more than anything... wouldn't like to take something on and then not be able to keep to it..

JAF Graphics
10-09-2007, 10:31 PM
Hi,
Take a look at these to websites
http://www.jafgraphics.co.uk" target="_blank and
http://www.jafengravings.co.uk" target="_blank
All the engraved plaques and routed acrylic letters are made on our own machines.
Will try and dig out some pics of more interesting stuff this week...if I can remmeber where i saved it :roll:

Yohudi
14-09-2007, 08:00 PM
Some more examples of modelling.. can go straight from bitmap to model now... with all detail kept etc.. thinking of releasing an ebook describing the method in detail.

Yohudi
19-09-2007, 07:42 PM
Latest job..

Testcut of a model made using my bitmap to model conversion method.... took 10 mins to generate this from the bitmap... with NOOOOO modeling... the software I used is FREE... the method will be the subject of a NEW tutorial I'm writing...

check out the pics....

John S
06-10-2007, 11:58 AM
Just finished doing this wheel as a test exercise on a CNC converted X3 mill.

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/stevenson.engineers/lsteve/files/locowheel1.jpg

Cut in steel with 6mm and 3mm cutters, total time was 35 minutes. It's about 3" diameter.

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/stevenson.engineers/lsteve/files/locowheel2.jpg

John S.

Yohudi
08-10-2007, 12:02 PM
Seems my last post here was obliterated... I wonder why...

LETS try again...

Do you want to learn how to make models of the kind i've repeatedly shown here, in 10 MIN.. with FREE and LEGAL software,
NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.. ?

If so visit the group in my sig... take a couple of the free example models.. or don't it's up to you....try them out.. inspect them.. whatever..
then if you want to know more.... you know where to go

Why anyone would delete this and deprive you of a free opportunity to improve your CNC skills and knowledge is beyond me. I thought that's what it was all about.. but then again.. maybe not...

Yohudi
08-10-2007, 12:11 PM
Just finished doing this wheel as a test exercise on a CNC converted X3 mill.

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/stevenson.engineers/lsteve/files/locowheel1.jpg

Cut in steel with 6mm and 3mm cutters, total time was 35 minutes. It's about 3" diameter.

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/stevenson.engineers/lsteve/files/locowheel2.jpg

John S.


VERY nice work.....

would you be interested in machining some custom adaptors ?... I need to marry 2 small rotary tables together into a 2 axis head..
can show some images of an existing version if this might help.. there's a need to incorporate mounting for a nema23 frame stepper motor
for each drive.. it would be an interesting job... and might be right up your street judging by your parts and apparant area of interest...

please let me know.. If not interested I would naturally understand... but just thought might be worth your while in terms of funds it would generate...
and nothing ventured nothing gained.. so had to ask..

Lee Roberts
08-10-2007, 02:09 PM
Hey Yohudi,

I moved your post to the "Design Software" / "General Discussion" forums so it would get noticed and i thout it would be a good post on its own to have there hope you dont mind.

Link: General Discussion (http://www.mycncuk.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=44)

The title of that forum isnt quite right for the post content, however i'm slow changing the forums and cleaning everything up and so on so it will fit once i'v updated some more :).

Would you be intrested in a Staff postion on the forums? Nothing major for yu to do but your one of our most active members and i was thinking it would be nice to offer you somthing like this?

John S
09-10-2007, 01:55 PM
would you be interested in machining some custom adaptors ?... I need to marry 2 small rotary tables together into a 2 axis head..
can show some images of an existing version if this might help.. there's a need to incorporate mounting for a nema23 frame stepper motor
for each drive.. it would be an interesting job... and might be right up your street judging by your parts and apparant area of interest...

please let me know.. If not interested I would naturally understand... but just thought might be worth your while in terms of funds it would generate...
and nothing ventured nothing gained.. so had to ask..

It's a job I already do.
See the 4" table on this site, near the bottom.

http://www.arceurotrade.co.uk/en-gb/dept_176.html

Also this one for the vertex type.

http://home.lsces.co.uk/ModelEngineers/DigitalWorkshop/storage/users/3/3/images/488/4-6MotorMount.jpg

Drop me an email or I will be at the Midlands show at Leamington this coming weekend.

John S

Yohudi
11-10-2007, 01:29 PM
Hi there,

Thanks for your encouraging response.

Nice tables and accessories at your site...however.. what I have in mind
is more like the images below..

based on this kind of design anyway.. I already have the rotary drives.
I know a chap locally who could probably make something like I require.. and
has worked for me before.. but I thought I would ask as I said.. nothing ventured nothing gained...

In terms of yourself.. some kind of idea of your charges for custom machining
might be helpful.. I won't need a design developing as I should be able to handle
that end of it myself..

obviously a ballpark estimate is what I mean by the above.. It would
be all the work to go from 2 drive units to the final 2axis head..
including mountings for 2x nema 23 hi torque stepper motors..

regards

Yohudi

Lee Roberts
16-10-2007, 03:57 PM
Dose that not take your fancy then Yohudi ?

smudger
24-10-2007, 05:52 AM
I make a fair bit of motor sport stuff...

but as an engineering company we make whatever we can !

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v327/Revda/DSCF9450.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v327/Revda/DSCF9467.jpg

Drakkn Guitars
24-10-2007, 04:50 PM
Well when my machine is finished I will be making guitars and speaker cabinets plus anything else that come to mind.

Yohudi
26-10-2007, 01:50 PM
Dose that not take your fancy then Yohudi ?

Hi there,

I'm not sure what you are referring to ?? but it's of no importance anyway.. was just checking in here for a link to John S website..

Yohudi

Lee Roberts
28-10-2007, 09:41 PM
but it's of no importance anyway.. was just checking in here for a link to John S website..
Yohudi

Thats a bit rude isnt it? Lee was suggesting a postion of staff for you on these forums ?

While the aim of this site is to creat a "resource" and a place of help to people and alot more, there is still no need for comments like that, if it wasnt for lee and this site there would be no "Link Resource" for johns site for you to use.

Correct me if i'm wrong or have my "wires crossed" but the way it reads to me at least, is that you are saying what lee has to say is of no "importance", the other thing to bring me to believe this is what you are suggesting is that lee quite clearly asked you in his post if you would like to take a staff postion with us.

We was going to offer you a postion on the site to advertise your "yahoo group, cnc 4 free" but i think that shouldnt happen now if your going to insult the heart of this site and then reep the rewards it could bring you and your projects.

I'll apologize now if i'm way off base and please do correct me if i am.

Yohudi
28-10-2007, 10:48 PM
Hi there,

It seems we are at crossed wires regarding this... my remarks regarding.. it's of no importance were in respect to the fact
that I had no Idea what

Dose that not take your fancy then Yohudi ?

referred to..

having now read the thread a little more carefully after your email I saw the question regarding a staff position. to which I'd have to say thanks very much.. but no thanks
I have my hands full elsewhere...

hope this straightens things out..

Yohudi

Yohudi
13-12-2007, 11:58 AM
It's a job I already do.
See the 4" table on this site, near the bottom.

http://www.arceurotrade.co.uk/en-gb/dept_176.html" target="_blank

Also this one for the vertex type.

http://home.lsces.co.uk/ModelEngineersDigitalWorkshop//storage/users/3/3/images/488/4-6MotorMount.jpg

Drop me an email or I will be at the Midlands show at Leamington this coming weekend.

John S

Hi John...

Just to let you know that the mount arrived without problem and looks to be just the job..

Thanks very much for your help on this, it helped me out a lot, also for your cooperative approach and helpful advice.. anyone want this kind of motor mounts.. see John S..

ttfn

Danny (aka Yohudi)

Lee Roberts
15-12-2007, 11:29 PM
How much can we pick one of these up for ?

james mcgrew
17-01-2009, 01:54 AM
cabinetmaker here!, cnc has open up new streams of income like signage prototyping parts and selling outsource table time to other cabinetshops

there are quite a few vids when you search camastercnc on you tube

jim

some work

John S
17-01-2009, 10:36 AM
I did this a few weeks ago for my brother who dog has died.

http://www.stevenson-engineers.co.uk/files/sophie1.jpg

All programming was done in V Carve, text just drawn a on the screen, the angel was from a free Dover clipart selection, brought into V Carve and converted from raster to vector.

Probably took 10 minutes to program and 30 minutes to cut on a small benchtop Techno- Isel router

John S.

Lee Roberts
17-01-2009, 12:25 PM
That looks really nice John !

james mcgrew
17-01-2009, 03:28 PM
exccelent, what kind of wood is that?

jim

John S
17-01-2009, 03:39 PM
It's just a piece of oak I was given for the job.

I didn't supply it as I'm more into metalworking than woodworking.
My router spends more time engraving things, usually metal and cutting Tufnol [ Phenol ] brush rings that go in large DC motors.

My nephew has a kitchen and bathroom business with associated machines, CNC panel saw and Biesse full sheet router but i never get involved with that.


John s.

m.marino
17-01-2009, 05:03 PM
Right now finishing build out and it will be cutting reed pans, mechanism boards, and fretwork for concertinas. Also cutting custom combs, covers, mouth pieces for harmonicas. Quite possibly cutting special pieces for repair work on older free reeded instruments of varying types and needs. Maybe in the future once I have the gcode built or borrowed will do concertina reeds.

Michael

John S
17-01-2009, 05:16 PM
If I can help doing code from a drawing give me a shout.
I do a lot of this often at night on my laptop so it's not even like work :D

james mcgrew
17-01-2009, 05:20 PM
i would be willing to help with files as well

jim

Lee Roberts
18-01-2009, 05:20 PM
exccelent, what kind of wood is that?

jim

Just what i wanted to know !

John S
18-01-2009, 06:16 PM
Lee,
It's oak, I did reply in post # 28

John S.