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Old 10-09-2013, 09:07 AM
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I am getting started on making a CNC Machine. Here are some pics of the rollers for the gantry.
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Old 10-09-2013, 11:31 AM
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here are some pics of the base
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Old 10-09-2013, 11:42 AM
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here are the rails for the gantry
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Old 10-09-2013, 11:51 AM
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And the start of the gantry. There will be a truss on top and some bracing to the rollers
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Old 10-09-2013, 12:31 PM
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Looks good! - Keep 'em coming. I'll be keeping a close eye on this thread as I've been thinking about doing the same thing myself.

One more thing, Im not sure how good of a ground you are going to have in the picture 100_1369.jpg (3 of 5)
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Old 10-11-2013, 03:23 AM
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That was fast. Looks like you are doing a good job, just don't set the yard on fire.
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Old 10-15-2013, 12:09 AM
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I am especially interested in the aspect of putting the "brains" into the machine, connecting them to the motors and mechanical stuff, and calibration of it all. My electromechanical skills are limited...
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Old 10-15-2013, 12:32 PM
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1. Getting the gantry ready for a few braces to stiffen it up.

2. Braces added to the gantry.

3. Y axis rail carrier on top of the gantry

4. Center pivot to align the rails to the carrier and a few struts added

5. starting to make the y axis rails
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Old 10-15-2013, 12:55 PM
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1. Plates for the rails to be welded onto. They are bolted on in case I have to shim the rails into alignment.

2. Rail being welded to the plates

3. Both rails intalled on the frame

4. Y axis frame and rails on the carrier.

5. The whole assembly so far with a little paint.

Thats as far as I was able to get last weekend. Some of that stuff is slow going and I just can't seem to make any time with it.
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Old 12-23-2015, 10:33 AM
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Ii finally have room for another iron on the fire. I am back on this project working on the heatsink for the drivers. I used an endmill for the first time to cut a piece off of the heatsink so I can mount it. I used my drill press so it is a little sloppy but it will work. I am going to mount all three drivers on the same sink. Without a brake I had to use my seamers to make the shroud. It is a little wavy but it will work.
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