1. #1
    Hello everyone! This is the first forum I've signed up for, and this is my first post.

    I'll be hoping for advice & info (I know what I'm doing, but I'm willing to take a second opinion on it !-) for a proposed new build of a moving gantry machine...

    ...4 feet square working area (to take 1/2 sheet size), and Z of 4 - 6"....and I'll be running it with EMC(2)

    Still at the contemplation/consideration stage at the moment - a wee bit away from listing and ordering parts and materials, just yet!
    "Just because Innovation is not universally accepted is not, in itself, proof of Superiority of Convention"
    Robert van der Plas

  2. #2
    a wee bit away from listing and ordering parts and materials, just yet!
    i found committing to the final design and ordering the parts bloody difficult, waving goodbye to a large wedge of cash and getting it wrong would hurt

    taking your time is better than re-working a poor design and its sooooooo easy to miss something obvious when your juggling so many options

    its worth posting your ideas so we can pull them to bits :lol:

    good luck :)

  3. #3
    Quote Originally Posted by blackburn mark View Post
    its worth posting your ideas so we can pull them to bits :lol:
    Indeed - the disadvantage of this is we will cost you a lot of money.

  4. #4
    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan View Post
    Indeed - the disadvantage of this is we will cost you a lot of money.
    I second that.(parts bought before I joined this forum)

    but welcome any way

    James

  5. #5
    Hi Mark! Thanks for the (encouraging :-) response... and congratulations on being the first reply to my first post on the first forum I've joined. That's why I'm here - to post my ideas for destructive criticism - pull them to bits, by all means; I expect it'll save me the bother of doing it myself, a few times over!

    FMI: If I understand the forum concept, this is where I should start a new thread on the 'New Build' string thingy - is that right?

    Cheers,

    Eric.
    "Just because Innovation is not universally accepted is not, in itself, proof of Superiority of Convention"
    Robert van der Plas

  6. #6
    Thanks James, (above) and Jonathan, (above above); I expect this project will cost a lot - I have budgeted for, and saved up, a four-figure sum for starters, so the 'wedge' is on hand (just pass the hammer :-).

    Cheers, chaps!
    "Just because Innovation is not universally accepted is not, in itself, proof of Superiority of Convention"
    Robert van der Plas

  7. #7
    FMI: If I understand the forum concept, this is where I should start a new thread on the 'New Build' string thingy - is that right?
    yep, just start a new thread in "router build logs" youll suss it all out as you go along

    we want full documentation photos and video on the blood snot and heart ache of the whole event

    its a lot of work and it can be a nightmare at times but watching your machine spring into life and carve a super accurate component for the first time is mind bogglingly satisfying :)

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