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Sorry absolutely don't agree that thing will be harder to setup than pair of SU carbs that's been sat in scrapyard for 20 yrs (Know you'll relate to that Moray.) and it will quiver like a jelly if pushed hard.!! . . . . No contest.!
Originally Posted by m_c
For less than £100 steel and £75 welder could have far superior machine. For £200 I'd cut and weld the bugger up no problem.!!
I've never dealt with carbs on cars of any kind ;)
Originally Posted by JAZZCNC
Jonathan, yes, my current machine does have a lot of backlash. Unfortunately there is quite a lot of play in the whole machine so I haven't even bothered trying to dial any of it out with software.
Originally Posted by Jonathan
Maybe R&D was a bad term to use. The guy that sells the kits (which are cut using the machine he sells kits of btw) has revised the design and build instructions several times. He has a dedicated forum for people building the machine and has refined the design from his customers input to make it better and more fool-proof to build. 'Support' would have been a better reason for justifying the price. With several build logs to refer to from other people building identical machines (Startseite - CNC-Holzfraese), I felt that it would be worth the cost of the kit. It's the path I followed for my existing machine and it's the support and building tips/mods from the Phlatprinter community that made the build so much more enjoyable.
Jazz, My main concern was building the machine 'square'. I know how difficult it can be to build an RC aeroplane without warps etc. I'd much rather have an accurately machined metal frame that could be bolted together rather than glued and screwed!
Originally Posted by JAZZCNC
Anyway, thanks to all the input from you guys i'm pleased to say the Plyw**d machine is looking much less likely.
Hi Guys, i'm back again with another newbie question...
I've spent most of the weekend reading the threads on this forum. I think my brain is overloaded with info now! At least I know a lot more today than I did on Friday when I first posted.
Anyway, my question.
My current machine is located at the bottom of the garden in a 8'x10' wooden shed. The shed is built on a slabbed base and has a wooden floor. I have a 10' worksurface down one length of the shed, the current machine is bolted to this.
With a more conventional steel or ali machine, I intend to remove the worksurface to make room for it. Depending on whether the machine is suitable for bench mounting or has it's own frame, is it sufficient mount it directly onto the wooden floor that is currently there (supported underneath), or would I be better off putting holes in the floor so that it stands on the slabs underneath the shed and is isolated?
Well depends really on machine size and weight. Most decent sized steel machines are quite heavy so it's a good idea to mount to something sturdy.
Originally Posted by firetrappe
The bigger problem with mounting on Shed floor comes from inertia shacking machine and the shed so needs bolting down to floor directly.
Same goes with a Bench mounted machine, the Bench needs to be substantial and fastened to shed walls along with machine bolted to it.
It's good fun watching a machine on full tilt walk around workshop. .
I thought i'd just give a quick update since my first post on here...
Thanks to a couple of the forum members, namely Kingcreaky and JazzCNC, I think i've learnt more in the past week about CNC than I had in the last 4 years. Both these guys contacted me offering advice, help and guidance without trying to sell me anything or push me in any particular direction.
I've been members of several different forums over the years and this isn't really the norm. Usually I receive PM's asking for help or trying to sell the latest and greatest product. It's a breath of fresh air to have genuine people pro-actively contacting me just trying to help.
I just wanted to publicly thank these guys and say what a nice forum i'm finding this to be. Hopefully when i've got a bit more experience i'll be able to offer similar help to others like these guys regularly seem to do.
For any newbies and lurkers out there like me, don't be afraid to ask questions here. It could save you a hell of a lot of time and money from making bad decisions!
Last edited by firetrappe; 03-10-2013 at 10:54 AM.