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  1. #1
    This started 5 years ago !! I'm determined to finish it this year.. no matter what lol

    @JAZZCNC look away, the next picks may offend you lol :)

    As I achieve some minor victory during this war of attrition, I'll post details of - what it is, specs etc and my thoughts on it.

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    its footprint is 750mm x 750mm

    working area 600mm x 590mm

    Build cost .. not sure about 1000 by the time I've finished

    It will be capable of Laser and wood milling/routing

    Like I said I'll break it down in to achievements by post and add the details.. but so far not any major problems.

    Fiction is far more plausible when wrapped around a thread of truth

    Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson


  2. #2
    Hello Fivetide

    Love the avatar by the way!!

    What's wrong with that - it looks great to me - looks like a classic OpenBuilds style machine

    They have posh names for them like Cartesian and Sphinx and Piranha style builds

    Some here would call them other names

    That's a good build cost!

    I also based mine on this kind of style - but you are 5 years in front of me!! (damn, i hope it does not take me that long?)

    I personally would be interested to see how it mills and lasers - as i wanted both options as well!

    WoodKnot
    Carpe Diem

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  4. #3
    Its only 5 years because its been boxed up half way through for 3years because of moving house, grand kids etc.,
    I bought almost everything form Ali Express direct.
    I wont be milling wood soon with it as I intend to make a box for it and have it in my computer room permanently. I don't want to be working in the shed with it in winter and I can do other stuff while it cuts.
    And Ill probs upgrade to the 40x twin lens because I have a specific use for the cnc.

    Fiction is far more plausible when wrapped around a thread of truth

    Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson


  5. #4
    Quote Originally Posted by Fivetide View Post
    Its only 5 years because its been boxed up half way through for 3years because of moving house, grand kids etc.,
    I bought almost everything form Ali Express direct.
    I wont be milling wood soon with it as I intend to make a box for it and have it in my computer room permanently. I don't want to be working in the shed with it in winter and I can do other stuff while it cuts.
    And Ill probs upgrade to the 40x twin lens because I have a specific use for the cnc.
    Let me know how you get on with the canopy Fivetide, as i was also thinking of going down that route as well.

    I know the laser is quiet, but the fumes can (so i have read) be harmful.

    Wood and manmade boards milling can be noisy and dusty -

    So good extraction will be required in either instance.

    Is there any risk of a fire if swapping from milling to laser?

    You say you have a specific use for it - just being nosy and interested in what you are going to make with it?

    Thanks

    WoodKnot
    Carpe Diem

  6. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by Fivetide View Post
    @JAZZCNC look away, the next picks may offend you lol :)
    Argh, my eye's they burn!...

    Nice to see you are back in the game, I thought we had lost you it's been so long. Nearly on the home straight..
    -use common sense, if you lack it, there is no software to help that.

    Email: dean@jazzcnc.co.uk

    Web site: www.jazzcnc.co.uk

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  8. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by JAZZCNC View Post
    Argh, my eye's they burn!...

    Nice to see you are back in the game, I thought we had lost you it's been so long. Nearly on the home straight..
    Thanks mate :) , my wood turning lathe spindle attachment worked fine, sold that to a guy who's still using it to make table legs.

    The BlackCat sold for a profit.

    And I still have the lapidary stone ball grinder in mothballs, it works but what a fricking pain in the arse lol

    Yeah I'm determined to have it working in the next 6 weeks, its my main focus now.. I have plans for stuff I want to make lol

    Fiction is far more plausible when wrapped around a thread of truth

    Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson


  9. #7
    Ok.. thanks to m_c the power problem is solved. Thanks to Doddy for the help as well.

    here's my first power/speed scaling test. Seems good so far. Need to do a lot more tests before I have accurate rates , but that's the fun part :)


    Fiction is far more plausible when wrapped around a thread of truth

    Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson


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    some updated pics

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    Fiction is far more plausible when wrapped around a thread of truth

    Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson


  11. #9
    Looking good. Just a passing, friendly thought - if you've not got/planned it already - it's generally recommended for a little air-assist, particularly with composite materials, so when you ablate the binder/glue it doesn't deposit a sooty film on the lens of the laser. Nothing urgent, but think of it as a potential near-term upgrade.

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  13. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by Doddy View Post
    Looking good. Just a passing, friendly thought - if you've not got/planned it already - it's generally recommended for a little air-assist, particularly with composite materials, so when you ablate the binder/glue it doesn't deposit a sooty film on the lens of the laser. Nothing urgent, but think of it as a potential near-term upgrade.
    Its on the list mate :) I'll be encasing the cnc and making a nice heavy stand for it. I have my eye on a compressor from a you-tube video. Some triple 12v fans off Aliexpress and a home made air filter.
    Fireproofing/cooling for the electrics.
    Some heat and smoke sensors
    the list goes on lol.

    Fiction is far more plausible when wrapped around a thread of truth

    Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson


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