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02-28-2010 05:08 PM

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Is there anyone else who owns a CNC router (big or small) for hobby or business? Just trying to learn what types of machines people have, software, tooling, suggestions, or things of that nature?

-- Steve, Wisconsin A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist.

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#1 posted 02-28-2010 05:57 PM

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#2 posted 02-28-2010 09:50 PM

I’m working on a Mechmate, but had to stop because of moneygeddon and every single appliance in my house(including a cat) deciding to need major repairs.

In a weird turn of events, building a CNC router is what got me into woodworking and pushing towards learning more about the craft.

-- Sometimes... At night... My router tells me to do things to wood. Bad Things.

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#3 posted 02-28-2010 09:51 PM

I have a 30”x48” homebuilt router, and at work I program and run a Morbidelli 5×12 router. Been doing CNC woodworking for about 12 years now. What do you want to know?

-- Gerry,

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#4 posted 02-28-2010 09:58 PM

talk to stevemi he has one

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#5 posted 03-01-2010 02:33 AM


I have a RoMaxx WD-1 which has a 24” X 36” work envelope …. I’ve had it just about one year now and I love it. I use Mach 3 control software and Vectric Aspire for the CAD/CAM design and tool path G code.

Here are a couple of links for you to explore:


-- Handcrafted by RJ Paquin - Yooper

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#6 posted 03-01-2010 10:49 PM

Hi steve

I just bought a romaxx hs1 (boy if I could go back in time and buy the bigger one I would) and I love it too. I use mach 3, vectric v carve pro 5.5 and the guys at romaxx are AWESOME at helping you get started.

-- The CNC machine can either produce the work of art you imagined, or very decorative firewood.

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#7 posted 11-03-2010 05:06 AM

I built a 4’x4’ cnc router, chain drive that’s super accurate. I can cut a double line snowflake perfectly on a dime.
I run 425oz steppers, Mach3 control software and use BobCad/Cam drawing software. I’m running a Toshiba driver board I got from eBay. Couldn’t be happier. What did you want to know?

-- Lovin' sawdust in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado

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#8 posted 11-03-2010 05:57 AM

dude you should check out “Shopbot” CNC machine. The link i’lll have posted below. This site has a ton of different types of CNC machines, as well as uses for each, and all kinds of info. check it out. I really want the ShopBot some day!!!!!!!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#9 posted 11-03-2010 05:28 PM

I’m finishing a 4’ x 4’ Rack and Pinion router kit from Fineline Automation. I’m using Sketchup for design, currently deciding between Sheetcam and Cut2D for CAM, and Mach3 to run the router.

THE place for CNC is cnczone. The forum you want is:

My build log is:

Happy to help

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#10 posted 11-04-2010 12:24 AM

I have a small machine I made. Software is Mach3, Turbocad and sheetcam. I love watching it move around and cut things I have designed.

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