I put off assembling the x axis rack and pinion until I was able to purchase the rest of the parts. The y and z axis has to build on the x axis. I bought the linear rails a long time ago, so the y and z were built on top of this. Well, now that...
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Location: Phoenix, Arizona
I've been into woodworking for over 33 years now. I've built more kitchen cabinets and furniture than I can count.
Made my first violin in 2002. They a truly a labor of love and patience.
I got involved with cnc routers and shapers in 1998 and never looked back.
Currently I work for an upscale cabinet shop designing and engineering high end residential cabinetry and furniture. Cabinetvision is my program of choice and I've found very little that I couldn't do with it.
The screen to machine feature allows me to take my designs and directly generate g-code for nested parts.
I'm currently building a 4-axis cnc router in my garage which I hope to someday produce specialty accoutrements (read carvings and turnings) for cabinets and furniture to supplement my retirement. We'll see how that goes.
James Matthew Barrie once said that "nothing is truly hard work unless you'd rather be doing something else. " Thanks to eddie for helping me recover who to attribute that to.
(I knew who it was, then forgot, now I remember again. -- I must be getting old.)
-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251
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Z-Axis ball screw assembly Z-Axis Plate preparation Z-Axis linear rails Z-Axis motor mount Coming together Still have to finish the ball screw to z plate attachment bracket but that should be quick work.
Well, me, myself and I had a come to Jesus meeting and decided that if I wanted to get this machine built in my lifetime I was going to need to take drastic measures. When I add up all the parts and software I still need to complete the machine...
You can’t tell, but, I’ve been puttering around with the control panel for a couple of weekends. I still need a few standoffs to mount the open circuit cards to the backplane, but everything else is bolted down. The motor con...
Now that I have all my power supplies drivers and controllers, all those electronics need a nice safe playground to hang out in away from the dusty environs that the machine will no doubt foster. At first I didn’t think I could get a box ...