View Full Version : NEW MEMBER: Hello from Devon

23-05-2009, 07:36 PM
Hi All
Finally got around to posting after looking at all the exellent info on this site.

I'm fairly new to cnc and havent built anything yet. stuck at the " it takes one to make one" stage. Been collecting parts for about 2 years and plan to start building in 3-4 weeks, when Ive finnished college work!


23-05-2009, 09:50 PM
Hi Ross

Welcome to the forum!

So what do you plan on building?


Lee Roberts
24-05-2009, 02:01 AM
Yeah...what he said :beer:
I Think...

24-05-2009, 12:05 PM
Hi all
My original plan was to build a small router using a rotozip as the spindle to make guitars! I soon reaslised that it wouldnt be strong enough to also mill metal.

Since then I have been collecting parts to build a stronger machine with removable spindles so that it can be used for wood and metal.

If I can work out how to post pictures then I can show my stock pile of bits. I have Thk rails 20, 25, and 35 HSR, Servo motors and ground ballscrews, so the design will be based on what i have.


24-05-2009, 11:27 PM
just testing photos


25-05-2009, 12:21 AM
Cheers, just need the get the drill/mill working to make all these pieces fit together. What a VMC?

Forgot to say thanks for the warm welcome and all the help I have received already, Cheers guys

Should just get a guitar body in it, if I switch the grease nipples around and let the dust covers run off the rail :biggrin:

25-05-2009, 08:18 PM
Ah, thought it meant that :heehee:

Some of them were bought in error and arnt suitable(LM not HSR). Its not all for one machine, I plan to eventially build a few for different tasks.

25-05-2009, 10:20 PM
Strangly Ive always planned to used servos, but the latest find with steppers seemed like a good place to start.

Ive also got a nice rotary talble, about 200mm dia. so If all goes to plan it will be a 5 axis :yahoo: