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Project by Packman posted 03-16-2009 12:42 AM 4209 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just took delivery on my new RoMaxx CNC router ( http://www.romaxxcnc.com/index.html ). Drove up to Redford, MI on Thursday to pick up the machine from the manufacturer. Ron Rogers is the owner and a great guy …. as he preformed final testing on my machine he gave me a few quick lessons so I get the machine up & running quickly.
By Friday I was making dust …. my first project was a little gift for my neighbors. They have located in the area from Ontario and just recently had their basement finished with a bar. Thought I would make them a little sign to hang in their bar area.
This is going to be a great tool with a lot of capability …. I’ve got a lot of ideas on how to enhance the sporting clay shooting boxes that I enjoy making.

-- Handcrafted by RJ Paquin - Ohio





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Moron

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#1 posted 03-16-2009 01:23 AM

what did that set you back?

how big is the workable bed?

I might consider making a “dust proof room” for the hard drive and keyboard?

Nice toy!!!!!!!!

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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roundabout22

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#2 posted 03-16-2009 01:25 AM

Wow, I want one! Some day I guess.

-- remember always measure once and cut twice

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Packman

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#3 posted 03-16-2009 01:39 AM

Work table is 24” X 36” and the spindle is an 892 Porter Cable router. It was pretty reasonable for the quality of the machine. Ron builds a nice machine and he has quite a few of them out in the field now so it is a pretty refined design.

-- Handcrafted by RJ Paquin - Ohio

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Brad_Nailor

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#4 posted 03-16-2009 01:45 AM

COOL! I love that little thing! I used to run a big 8×12 version with an 8 tool spindle. That thing looks really cool..the sign you made came out really nice. I checked out the website…pretty reasonable for a CNC machine.

-- http://www.facebook.com/pages/DSO-Designs/297237806954248

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CharlieM1958

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#5 posted 03-16-2009 02:25 AM

That’s really one cool toy you’ve got there!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Woodchuck1957

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#6 posted 03-16-2009 02:37 AM

I guess that didn’t really answer the question of how much they cost. I looked at the website briefly, but don’t have the time to figure out what a complete setup costs, everything is broke down in pieces.

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Moron

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#7 posted 03-16-2009 02:49 AM

I asked a stupid question which really is none of my business.

I also checked out the web site and you simply add …...........and you get a total.

Nice toy and like most toys they are as good as the operator, and can be a whole lot quicker.

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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Woodchuck1957

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#8 posted 03-16-2009 02:51 AM

Whatever.

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SteveKorz

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#9 posted 03-16-2009 03:09 AM

That is just cool as heck. I can see a lot of really good use out of that… and a lot of very creative projects. Thanks for the post, have fun with your tool.

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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jm82435

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#10 posted 03-16-2009 09:53 PM

Very cool.
It looks like you got the MPG installed. I have alway wondered if one could use the volume knob on that Dell keyboard as a MPG (Manual Pulse Generator to step the motors .001, .01, or .1 at a time)... Particularly if you were using Linux MC2 – it is very configurable. I don’t suppose you would need to answer that question since you already have one…

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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hunnypot

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#11 posted 03-17-2009 01:41 AM

i operate a selexx mate at work with a 4×8 bed on it. great machine ,has a lot of potential

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Matt

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#12 posted 07-21-2009 10:38 PM

Oh, you got the WD-1! I got the HS-1 and wish for the extra size some times! Aren’t they great machines?

-- Matt - My Websites - http://www.bestinwood.com - Hand Tools :: http://www.workshopgarage.com - Small Shops

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