Woodworking blog entries tagged with '4-axis'

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Birth of a 4-axis CNC machine #4: Linear Rails - WOO HOO! - eBay doesn't totally suck after all.

03-21-2013 09:39 PM by DS | 14 comments »

Just won these on eBay! I’ll bet most of you gave up on this build!This will be for the main x-axis which will carry the gantry. There’s enough resources (read money) left to buy the A xis motor, gear head, chuck and tailstock.After that it’s back to the waiting-for-money game. :-( If only the clerk at the 7-eleven would stop selling me the LOSING lottery tickets this would go faster. Expected delivery March 27th(I feel like a proud Papa) ——...

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Birth of a 4-axis CNC machine #1: T-slot comes home

10-25-2012 04:25 PM by DS | 20 comments »

I’ve been planning a 4-axis machine in my head for more than a decade now. Every time I go to put it on paper, I get another idea and end up trashing all my notes. I have a pretty good idea what I want and the materials I can acquire on the cheap will dictate most of what ends up becoming my completed machine. I want to be able to do 3 axis machining on a small basis, but also a 4th rotary axis for doing and carving on turnings and 3-D objects. I’ve found a lot of good c...

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