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    Having built my new CNC machine and thought I had better make something fun with it. I had been asking around for anyone with a Kettler type pedal car and I was offered one for free from a friend !

    So I've drawn up the CAD, and we are off again on another video series. I need to get this one done quickly though, ideally before the summer, so my young daughter can get the most out of it.

    There are some electrics involved later in the project so there may be questions . . . .

    Episode 1: Getting started
    Building a CNC machine to make a better one since 2010 . . .
    MK1 (1st photo), MK2, MK3, MK4

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    Nice project, Have you thought about a remote Osh#~e button
    ..Clive
    The more you know, The better you know, How little you know

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clive S View Post
    Nice project, Have you thought about a remote Osh#~e button
    Funnily enough I was talking to a friend about maybe doing that and he showed my the cheap blipper modules on eBay where you can remotely control a set of relays. These could cut power if required and have a 200 m ? range

    Iím gearing this to go at a fast jog so hopefully I can keep up, plus there will be an ignition key and isolator on the kart.
    Building a CNC machine to make a better one since 2010 . . .
    MK1 (1st photo), MK2, MK3, MK4

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    For anyone interested here is episode 2 of the electric kart conversion, making the foot rest and throttle pedal . . . enjoy !


    Building a CNC machine to make a better one since 2010 . . .
    MK1 (1st photo), MK2, MK3, MK4

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    Episode 3 has been out a while for those interested . . .




    And here is the new episode 4:
    Building a CNC machine to make a better one since 2010 . . .
    MK1 (1st photo), MK2, MK3, MK4

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    Very nice as always. If I may make a comment have you thought about the ware against the housing of the back of the spur idler gears.

    I always enjoy the Vid's
    ..Clive
    The more you know, The better you know, How little you know

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clive S View Post
    Very nice as always. If I may make a comment have you thought about the ware against the housing of the back of the spur idler gears.

    I always enjoy the Vid's
    Yes I thought about that quite a lot and discussed with colleagues. In the end I decided not to add anything further since they only turn very slowly ( just when cornering perhaps 1 revolution every second or so) and she might grow out of it before serious wear occurs. It will get a dab of grease on final assembly.
    Building a CNC machine to make a better one since 2010 . . .
    MK1 (1st photo), MK2, MK3, MK4

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    Hi routercnc, I am totally new to this site so still getting to grips with it. I tried to send you a message via another thread so I am not sure that will work so apologies if you are reading this for the second time. I was reading your story about how you bought your warco machine as I would like to buy one for the exact same reason you stated in your 2015 post. I just wondered how you feel about it after having it for 4 years and the company in general. I am thinking about the wm250. I am an abslute beginner but do not want to buy a chinese lathe. I would be grateful for your insights and feedback after all this time. Many thanks in advance.

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    You don't send messages via threads, just click on the intended recipient's name in one of their posts and from the menu which pops up you click Private Message.
    Or start your own thread with a sensible title ;-)
    You think that's too expensive? You're not a Model Engineer are you? :D

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    Hi Steven

    Apologies I have a lot on at the moment so only drop in here occasionally and donít always log (therefore pms notifications donít appear).

    Iíll reply here for the benefit of others instead of a pm. Iím guessing you replied to my old lathe thread so when Iím near a pc Iíll copy this over.

    I would buy this lathe again without hesitation and donít regret it one bit. The VFD means easy speed control with loads of torque, it comes with a good 3 jaw & 4 jaw which I use a lot and a face plate which Iíve never used plus fixed and travelling steady rests. Itís quiet and I can make accurate parts on it. Has 3 speed settings for the lead-screw.

    I added quick change tool post and DROs from day one and strongly recommend these also.

    Be aware this lathe like many similar models are all made in China. Search out Weiss machines (?). But as I say no issues at all and Warco have been fantastic to deal with. Iíve bought lots of stuff from them and been very pleased with their products.

    Other similar products are sold by Amadeal, Chester, ArcEuro if you want to have a look around but at the time the Warco was the better spec for the money (on the lathe)
    Building a CNC machine to make a better one since 2010 . . .
    MK1 (1st photo), MK2, MK3, MK4

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