Thread: machine for wood only
hey guys/girls looking some help trying to find plans for a smallish cnc for cutting wood only say about 2'x1' something about that size any help at all would be great
Start by looking at other build threads to get an idea of the machine you would like to build. Then start a build thread. Put pen to paper and offer your design idea for others to check over.
Ask any questions your unsure about, no matter how stupid they may feel someone will have asked before so don't worry about asking. Or do a search and find the answer given to others.!
Don't be in a rush or buy anything until your sure it's correct for the machine.
Be honest with your self regards your own skills and abilty's. No point starting if you haven't got the tools or know how to use them.
Don't waste time building with inferior materials like MDF etc as it's fasle economy and mostly leads to poor machine that will frustrate the hell out of you.
Also don't try building with cheap linear components like Skate bearings and threaded rod etc.! Again just frustrates and often leads to failure and premature hair loss.!
For a proper Machine there is really no substitue for correct materials or components. Unfortunatly these do initially cost more but you'll save money in the long run because you won't have to rebuild the machine after you realise you dropped a bollock buying crap.!!. . . Plus it will be built and working correctly much sooner.
Jazz said it all really.
I would however suggest that buying a cheap Chinese 6040 with the watercooled spindle would be preferable to building from scratch. Will get you up and running and you can always improve it as you go along.www.emvioeng.com
Stocking more goodies than just Smoothsteppers
so decided im going to go with extruded aluminium frame. This is a mates machine he built but he works all the time and lives a good bit away. He is willing to help me make parts and stuff so just need to read a bit more on motors and stuff the goint to built a machine 1meter by half meter wide.
PM me your email address and i'll show you a much updated version that will make Ian drool.!!.. . . Lol
Last edited by JAZZCNC; 27-04-2015 at 02:19 PM.
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ian isn't welsh jazzcnc hes from bangor northern Ireland but he did go to England to have it machined to level it or make it flat or sopmthing like that lol email address is sent in pm
Last edited by feetsy; 27-04-2015 at 04:15 PM.
I would take your email address down as you are open to the spammers or put some spaces and (dot) or (and) Clive
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ian bell you call him
I even have the offcut from the Gantry extrusion still kicking around.!
The X & Y are belt driven with long axis belts being under the bed with 2 belts running down each side with pulleys on bars at each end. There's a single motor connecting to one of the rods thru a reduction system with I think 6:1 ratio.
I orginally built it with a 3:1 reduction but it was too fast so decided to increase resolution, as you'll see if you look at the aluminium pulley on the Y axis and compare with pics on cnczone which is steel.! . . The little Bugger still goes like the clappers.
This was the last belt drive machine I built. Now all machines use ballscrews from china as there's very little price difference.
With just one belt so going slow.!!
Last edited by JAZZCNC; 27-04-2015 at 05:40 PM.
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