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    Timo's Avatar
    Lives in Vicksburg, United States. Last Activity: 02-07-2014 Has been a member for 2-3 years. Has a total post count of 5.
    Building new machine. Aluminum square tubing and plate.
    28"x39". Nema 23 stepper motors from china. 16 mm linear rails and bearings. 1605 ball screws. good pointers on gantry needed. So far thinking of using 1/2 plate for Z.
    going to fill all tubing with expandable foam, to dampen vibrations. I hope.
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    must be a right pain having to unstick that cordless,

    everytime you want to use it. :)

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    Lives in Vicksburg, United States. Last Activity: 02-07-2014 Has been a member for 2-3 years. Has a total post count of 5.
    Quote Originally Posted by T0rnado69 View Post
    must be a right pain having to unstick that cordless,

    everytime you want to use it. :)
    Ha, using Ridgid trim router. It will stay plugged in, lol
    why, the picture is upside, unknown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timo View Post
    Building new machine. Aluminum square tubing and plate.
    28"x39". Nema 23 stepper motors from china. 16 mm linear rails and bearings. 1605 ball screws. good pointers on gantry needed. So far thinking of using 1/2 plate for Z.
    going to fill all tubing with expandable foam, to dampen vibrations. I hope.
    It would be nice if you could rotate the picture. Foam is no use for dampening it is not dense enough dried silica sand would be better. Make sure you get low inductance motors and 1/2" plate will bend like hell.
    What do you want to use the router for because as it is, it just might be able to cut foam. ..Clive
    Last edited by Clive S; 09-06-2014 at 08:25 AM.

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    rotated it around for you . . .

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    Building a CNC machine to make a better one since 2010 . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by routercnc View Post
    rotated it around for you . . .

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    thanks.
    its now painted and i'am working on side rails and gantry.
    will post picture as it builds. hope to have it done In a week or two.

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    Lives in Vicksburg, United States. Last Activity: 02-07-2014 Has been a member for 2-3 years. Has a total post count of 5.
    I have cut cherry, hickory, maple, oak, plastic, and aluminum with my bigger cnc router. Should able to do same. Large cnc uses porter cable 1 1/2 horse router. One day both will get spindles. For now I use carbide end mills and router bits. They seem to do well. Unless I cut to deep on each pass.

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