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    Re: cnc info

    Quote Originally Posted by Todd
    I found the methods for truing the ways interesting.
    On what page can that be found? Would be interesting to have a look see.

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    http://www.oneoceankayaks.com/madvac/machine_frame.htm

    I recomend to read through this section entirely. It covers the basics & I learned a few tricks to solve problems Ive experianced in the past.
    this is the closest Home build Ive found that aproches the production routers We use at the shop. (several CMS machines)

    Just an upgrade to hi-speed servos & encoders(oh & a variable speed hi-freq spindle with tool changing) & you have true speed & power.

    Question for the forum:
    How may of us have a cnc project in the works?
    I just tore down a cnc foam cutter I built to finish the large machine I been working on. No current photo's
    (this is semi on topic as I cast all the parts for my machine)
    This thing will melt Iron with kitchen matches.......http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d10/tmoto/fish003.jpg

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    Hi Todd
    I am looking to buy a kit or something I can put together without too much problems

    As I said I dont want to have a weak machine.
    I wrote to this fellow and he didnt reply
    http://www.oneoceankayaks.com/madvac/machine_frame.htm

    As a matter of fact I wrote to all of them and not one replied

    This fellow has a kit for about 650 dollars I e-mailed him and he didnt reply
    http://www.joescnc.com/kitsplans.php
    How is a person suppose to buy something when they dont even write back and it takes a few second to answer

    What do you suggest

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    Quote Originally Posted by Refiner232121
    How is a person suppose to buy something when they dont even write back and it takes a few second to answer

    What do you suggest
    How long ago have you e-mailed them give them a few days to respond I know it does not take long to send a reply but some people still have trouble with computers and such (I know from experience I have to contently fix my dad's laptop and I have thought my mom like 4 times how to send a e-mail then I grew tired and wrote it down) my point is to some people things like this comes naturally but other people has to be constantly thought how to do stuff like check their e-mail
    The voices in my head may not be real, but they do have some good ideas...

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    here is my latest misadventure in cnc.


    i made a box around a hunk of mds ( every thing in florida rusts like that)
    {this doesn't impress me, how about you?}


    i poured in my special Publex brand machineable wax
    { wow this stuff is still kind of like warm}
    [ i am a little impressed]


    surfacing the wax spoil sheet
    { wax snow in florida in the summer}
    [cool. well sort of]


    [good job twisty looking guy]
    {yah good job guy}


    [wow looks like the real work is coming up]
    {you ready twisty little guy?}

    i have been having trouble holding down thin pieces of wax and doing things like cutting through them with a .03125 end mill. So i am trying a wax spoil sheet, and just welding down the work piece.
    seems to be working so far.
    wish me luck
    cx
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    Truth comes in two formats: enlightenment and collisions with reality.

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    Refiner,

    Bummer to hear that no one is responding.
    what do I recomend?
    When consulting anyone looking to purchase a cnc machine, I allways tell them to buy as much capacity as they can afford. That means the biggest size & as many axis's & accesories you can afford.

    Not knowing your budget, cnc experiance or expectations makes this quite subjective.
    I have gone thru many design varients for my home projects from simple drawer slides & mdf to my current home build, which is becoming more a disapointment as it nears completion.(not nearly rigid enough to cut metal as accuratly as a cnc should) & completeing it is a matter of insperation as I use the real deal every day at work.

    cxevalo: I love the osha marshals who keep watch over you.
    This thing will melt Iron with kitchen matches.......http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d10/tmoto/fish003.jpg

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    Hi Todd

    I have narrowed by choices and this machine is the one I might consider buying

    I installed this eDrawings viewer and now i can view the files from
    If you can do the same it is worth looking at


    http://www.joescnc.com/themachines-hybrid.php


    So at $ 650 or so dollars it looks like the best deal fo now

    I wrote to him once and maybe Ill try again later to see what happens

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    I am familure with Joe's builds (very well designed) I have been out of touch though as that is the 1st hybred ive seen. I like it.
    here is a pic of my current build

    the work area is 15"x30" ( 1 have 5'x12'at the shop) I use auto cad & soldworks cad systems & program with Visualcam from mecsoft.
    http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d1...s/P1010073.jpg
    another pic without the table in place
    This thing will melt Iron with kitchen matches.......http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d10/tmoto/fish003.jpg

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    Hi Todd
    That looks good
    I use Rhino for making my designs
    As for a program for gcodes I dont have any yet
    So did you buy anything from joe
    Aparently he does this to help people
    Not like the other guy tha charges 2500 dollars
    I dont see the machine for the cutting mechanism
    I guess you are going to do that
    Maybe I can follow your steps to build my machine

    What do you think of this machine
    http://www.3dcutting.com/casestudy-evoke-concrete.php

    I asked them for a price on their milling machine
    Also on Alibaba.com there are many Chinesse companies making these but they are not cheap
    So far the best route would be Joes

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    [yuck]
    {double yuck}
    i use a lot of oil for machining wax.
    1. it keeps the swarf form flying around.
    2. it keeps te swarf from packing back onto the work piece
    i use olive oil because that's what i have


    [he still has a lot to do on this one]
    {yup}

    i have to trim a thin slice of wax from around all of the raised figures. I haven't figured how to program it to take that out. so for now extra hand work.

    now i have to figure out how to cast it in brass. It is going to be a belt buckle. It is 3.5" wide and about 2.5" high, the thickness is .2" and the relief is .075". i have to make at least 4 like this. Not sure about the best way to do that, i am going to make a silicon mould of it and then bust ass on getting my wax injector working.
    this is for a special friend of mine. Pine Meadow Farm is the name she shows as at the horse shows. She had a mare that she really loved that had to be put down when she foundered. She throw out all of the tack, but i dug it out and cut out all of the brass fittings. I am going to cast one of these with that brass with a hand engraved inscription on the reverse side.

    at the moment i am thinking ot an investment cast with a two piece mould.
    your thoughts would be welcome.
    If you are not having fun, you are not doing it right.

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