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  1. #41
    Quote Originally Posted by eurikain View Post
    What an awesome build ! I'd be interested to make the same one along the way ! Not sure if I did this right but I send you a PM ;) I'd be interested to make drawings from your model :)
    Hi Eurikain,
    Thanks for kind words! But actually all credit should go to users in this forum. Since all i have done is been reading and copying other build logs. I might as well could use Boyan Silyavski
    1st build model ;) But I find it helps me better to truly understand my machine if I have at least drawn it from ground up.

    Details from Fred arrived yesterday.
    Excellent packing, fast shipping and all according to requested dimensions.






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  2. #42
    Ohhhhh boy that looks sweeeeeeeeet !!! Really nice packaging !

  3. #43
    Quote Originally Posted by toomast View Post
    Hi Eurikain,
    Thanks for kind words! But actually all credit should go to users in this forum. Since all i have done is been reading and copying other build logs. I might as well could use Boyan Silyavski
    1st build model ;) But I find it helps me better to truly understand my machine if I have at least drawn it from ground up.

    Details from Fred arrived yesterday.
    Excellent packing, fast shipping and all according to requested dimensions.






    Hi toomast,

    I look forward to seeing more about your build and some more photos. I was just thinking about a build I hope to start but the talk of a whipping blonde has distracted me!

    Best of luck with it

    Suesi

  4. #44
    Small update which marks the real start of my build :D

    Laser-cut parts will be ready tomorrow. Sadly I have one "after work hobby funding project steel staircase" to finish next week so I doubt I can get any progress soon...
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  5. #45
    Managed to weld up the gantry today :D

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  6. #46
    Quote Originally Posted by toomast View Post
    Managed to weld up the gantry today :D
    It seemed quite funny while photographing...tough crowd :D

    So I'm all welded up and cleaned for painting. First plan was to weld it all together but ditched that wonderful idea. So now the frame consist of 5 pieces. Connections M10 bolts. Plenty of adjustments.
    Next step is paint and then epoxy and assembly.

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    So now I should think about buying electronics...I have not done any research on this so please recommend! I will go with MACH3, DIY PSU, gantry squaring, home and limit switches. What BOB? Or even motion card? Drivers?

    Thanks for listening!

  7. #47
    What a beautiful work ! Seems like you've done this your whole life :)

    I am not an expert but everyone seems to fit these kind of machines (steel based, roughly the weights you mentioned) with AM882 drivers (60-80V) (check out AliExpress for those, they are about 68 Euros free shipping with DHL, make sure to buy max 2 at a time or you will have to pay for shipping) with 3.1Nm Nema 23 motors from CNC4YOU (I tried finding them on AliExpress but 8 lead 3.1Nm 4.2A low inductance motors are hard to find elsewhere than on sites like CNC4YOU, Zapp Automation...). PSU I can't tell you yet as I am in the process of making one (helped by JAZZCNC). Ask the gurus and they will help you :D. For the BOB, I use a cheap chinese $10 one. Works good for what I need (5 axis, spindle on/off, spindle speed, limit switches, e-stop). That's even more than I need. Other people here will most likely tell you not to go with that and use a fancy BOB. I don't know much about BOBs so I stick with the basic cheap I've got :)

    Looking forward to read other members' recommendations :)
    Last edited by eurikain; 01-11-2015 at 07:07 PM.

  8. #48
    Agreed, your work on this looks super sweet, should be a nice solid machine frame, nice one Toomast!

    .Me
    Last edited by Lee Roberts; 01-11-2015 at 07:52 PM.
    .Me

  9. #49
    As I have invested a lot of time and money into this project I don't want to create unnecessary problems with cheap components. I know that lot of people use them and are happy but I don't want to waste any hour or even days for troubleshooting - just to find out the fault was the dirt cheap BOB ;)
    Any other recommendations for BOB?

  10. #50
    CSMIO all the way if you want a good one...
    Neil...

    Build log...here

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