Thread: my first build
thanks for all the info guys, i think i now know enough about them to order some. going to go with merchant dice as you guys seem to reccomend them. cheersAll work and no play makes Wires a dull boy:twisted:
Something else you can look at is aluminum casting, a furnace is cheap to build and you can get some custom components to suite at the same time? look up charcoal furnaces for cheapness and you will be surprised what can be achieved in your own back garden for less than twenty quid and as much scrap ali you can get your hands on?If the nagging gets really bad......Get a bigger shed:naughty:
i knew this would happen. i wanted to keep this cheap but i have been looking marchant dice online store and i see lots of stuff i like at reasonable prices
they do hardened high carbon round rail
from reading other threads i think i need 16mm for the bed. they have this...w16 (h6) at £1.90 per 100mm. now i assume that product is 16mm diameter, not sure what the h6 means though.
also have these http://www.worldofcnc.com/products.asp?recnumber=17
at £5.40 for the LME16UU i assume that is to suit a 16mm rail.
they do rail supports as well not too dear.
now, i am only guessing when i browse all this stuff. all the stuff looks really nice but i am not really certain what to get. i have guessed the above two products and eyeballed a few others, left to my own devices i would probably go with these. am i right in thinking that i can get away with thinner rails in the gantry?
i am now considering putting off the purchase of the controller/steppers untill maybe february so i can spend some money on these. does anyone know if these guys accept paypal.
this is all your fault by the way:heehee:
this is turning out the same as my main hobby, nitro rc racing. i keep getting tempted by nice shiny new stuff and spending a fortune on it, the rc car i currently drive is worth over €1000
for anyone interested
2 x hitec 7955tg
go tech gx7r
any comments on the stuff i am looking at?All work and no play makes Wires a dull boy:twisted:
fully supported rail. If you want to use unsupported rail you need to be considering 20mm or bigger...
hmm, there is always something. guess they would be fine for the gantry but not the bed. i will still definatly go for the tr12x3 but i will have to have a good think about the linear stuff. this is why i havent cut anything yet. thanks for the infoAll work and no play makes Wires a dull boy:twisted:
i was also looking a the drylin stuff but honestly i am lost in the specs. i have no idea what i need to handle the loads i will have. every time i try to bluff my way through it i get a pretty high price. the bed length will be 1500mm. im sure you guys are sick of answering noobie questions at this stage but does anyone have any ideas on what might suit from drylin?
i just dont know what to go for, round rail or angular, single or double carriage. or maybe i will just go back to plan AAll work and no play makes Wires a dull boy:twisted:
BUILD LOG: New Build - For Your Amusement - MK-2 buildBy Karl in forum DIY Router Build LogsReplies: 11Last Post: 11-06-2012, 07:34 PM