1. #1
    So finally I've got round to starting this build log (to help motivate me to finish the build!)

    The specs -
    Cutting area of 3050mm x 1525mm x 150mm
    Aluminium/Steel Construction
    Hiwin Linear Guides (25mm & 15mm)
    Rack & Pinion all 3 axis
    Closed loop steppers (through belt reduction 3:1)
    1.2kw HF Spindle
    Option for tangential cutting knife
    USBCNC software CPU5B
    Full Vacuum Bed made from aluminium box section.

    So now you know where I'm going, this is what you all want, PICTURES! Click image for larger version. 

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  2. #2
    WOW!! This is a monster! Looking really good mate, doesn't look like you are too far off. I have seen your other machine before on here I think? I'm getting there slowly with my router build, but this is inspiring me to take it up a gear and get it finished!

  3. #3
    That looks really professional - well done. G.

  4. #4
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    Lives in Ashford, United Kingdom. Last Activity: 19-02-2015 Has been a member for 2-3 years. Has a total post count of 13.
    hi, this is my first post, and your build looks absolutely amazing. is this for timber panels? only judging by the size, this looks to be the case. I am looking to build a machine for a 2400 x 1220 sheet capacity, and have looked through a lot of the builds and cant find one like this that caters for that. You built another previously, is that a smaller one? i like this style that runs on alu extrusions rather than rails, if i am correct in saying. Is this what is called a gantry?

    I am not asking for a one on one tuition here, but how do i learn to build a machine like this for the 8x4 size, and where can i get the info? I am a complete beginner, but there is no beginner threads on here that show step by step, that i can find anyway. I have read loads of build threads, but i have no knowledge of the terminoligy used etc.

    Any help welcome. will you be documenting this build further?

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